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    28 Thoughts I Had While Binging My Way Through Netflix's "The Chair"

    Sandra Oh is the moment!

    Consisting of six short and sweet episodes, The Chair is definitely one of the best binges on Netflix's platform. It's funny, it's romantic, it's smart, and most importantly, it has Sandra Oh as the brilliant new chair of the Pembroke English department!

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    Oh, and Jay Duplass and Holland Taylor are nothing to sniff at, either!

    As a witty, emotional show, it'll draw out all your feelings — here were some of mine as I watched it!

    (Spoilers ahead!)

    1. Wow, Sandra Oh, or Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, sitting down in her huge fancy office just gives off those major bad b*tch vibes with her power suit and flawless hair.

    Ji Yoon in office
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    What a vibe!

    2. A note that reads "Love, Bill"? Who is this BILL?

    Ji-Yoon reads note that says "Congratulations. Love, Bill"
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    But then we immediately forget Bill because the plaque he gifted her amazingly reads "F*cker in Charge." Yeah, that's SANDRA OH, thank you very much. 

    3. Wow, so Bill is looking kinda rough. So rough that even his own daughter is telling him to get his sh*t together!

    Bill's daughter tells him to get it together
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    IS THIS MAN GOOD ENOUGH FOR SANDRA?! (He's kinda charming in a scruffy way, though...)

    4. Bill feels like a bit of a basket case, but we can't blame him, right? Man's a widower...

    Bill at airport bar
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    Though, dunno what to say about seeing him pee bare-ass in an airport parking lot immediately after a couple drinks.

    5. Why are Ji-Yoon and Joan drinking coffee at the gym while staring at buff men?!

    Ji-Yoon and Joan stare at buff gym people
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    6. According to Joan, Bill worships Ji-Yoon, and I mean, same?

    Joan says Bill worships Ji-Yoon
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    7. The flirting between Bill and Ji-Yoon is so real, my goodness. We are that administrator trying to look away (but also secretly shipping them so hard).

    Administrator walks in to Bill and Ji-Yoon fighting over key
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    8. Oh no, the poor man just showed his naked late wife in the overhead projector...

    Bill staring at laptop
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    9. How many times do people have to tell Bill to get his sh*t together?!

    Ji-Yoon tells Bill to get it together
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    10. Did Bill just do the Nazi salute in class? This is going to be so bad...

    Bill looking at board
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    Still pretty messed up even if it's ironic!

    11. Oh, I feel so bad for the babysitter getting asked super-invasive questions about body parts...

    Ju Ju tracks down babysitter in the bathroom
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    12. Ji-Yoon getting called "little" feels...racist.

    Dean says Ji-Yoon is little
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    13. It's Ji-Yoon's father calling Bill a crumpled man for me...

    Ji-Yoon's dad calls Bill a crumpled man
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    Like, it's kinda mean, but also incredibly apt. 

    14. This scene is PAIN.

    Ju Ju tells Ji-Yoon she's not her real mom
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    15. Ji-Yoon, Ju Ju, and Bill hanging out together at a bowling alley just feels RIGHT.

    Ji-Yoon, Ju Ju, and Bill at bowling alley
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    16. Bill is this thirsty even after getting his foot run over by a car?

    Ji-Yoon and Bill on couch
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    17. Yeah Joan, pop off about how nasty Chaucer is!

    Joan confronts student
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    Holland Taylor is the GOAT. 

    18. Ugh, Bill is a MESS, but again, the three of them are so freaking cute together.

    Ji-Yoon, Bill, Ju Ju
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    19. I can't with these two.

    Ju Ju calls her mom a p*ta
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    20. Oh, Ju Ju and Bill are so cute, but you know that cousin's birthday party is going to be messy.

    Ju Ju and Bill
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    And reader, it was messy! But he did eventually get the semi-approval of two Korean aunties.

    21. This whole David Duchovny cameo is a masterpiece, y'all.

    David Duchovny in Speedo
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    Truly one for the books...or The X-Files.

    22. Oof. The administration sets Ji-Yoon up to fail, but Yaz makes a really compelling point.

    Yaz says that's why she's leaving
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    23. BRB, Ju Ju just made an altar for Ji-Yoon's mom, and I'm going to CRY.

    Altar for Ji-Yoon's mom
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    24. BRB, I'm crying again, just like Sandra Oh in the next scene.

    Lila asks Ji-Yoon if she has a lifeboat.
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    Mallory Low's subtle performance as Lila on this show is everything!

    25. The real one true pairing on this show is JI-YOON AND JU JU.

    Ju Ju tells her mom that she's not scared
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    Seriously, this show takes so much care to develop every character, even Ju Ju. 


    Ji-Yoon and Bill kiss
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    27. Honestly, it's a *relief* that Ji-Yoon doesn't have to deal with her job anymore. And look at her vouching for Joan!

    Ji-Yoon tells Joan that it's a bad job
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    28. The show ending with Vampire Weekend's "Oxford Comma," and Ji-Yoon and Bill bantering is kind of perfection.

    Ji-Yoon and Bill sitting on bench at school
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    How did y'all feel about The Chair? Drop your thoughts below!

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