DramatistDreamer

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  1. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Soap Stars - Where are they now?   

    I just don't know but I wonder what lasting damage this entire process will eventually do to those kids.  I hope none but being a child of divorce myself, I cannot imagine that they'll be left completely unscathed from this.
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  2. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic News Anchor & Her Camera Man Shot, Killed.   

    After each senseless tragedy, I grow more weary because the media discusses gun violence as a result of mental illness or just plain venomous hatred in a way that stratifies everyone while providing absolutely no serious or sensible solutions. 
    All we ever do is tread water until the next abominable tragedy.  Looking for the dead gunman's motives serves little value as it will not prevent the next tragedy from occurring.  Making it more difficult for just anybody to own a gun may have but having a serious thorough discussion is practically verboten in this country.  Would less guns prevent all shooting deaths from occurring?  Of course not, but it may put the U.S. more in line with other industrialized countries instead of resembling something out of the Wild West chronicles.
    This Flanagan guy who had more alternate names than the cast of most TV shows, obviously was a troubled person who probably had a lot of mental disorders that perhaps got worse over time and environment.  I doubt his problems just happened over office politics and racism.  Lots of us (myself included) have experienced discrimination, prejudice and sexism and racism (I've experienced all of the above) but Flanagan's response was not that of a rational human being, it was the response of a truly sick mind.
     
    This is a cynical thing to say but I'm waiting for the NRA to make some excuse or blame the reporters for not being fully armed during location reporting.  I'm also waiting for the inevitable canned response from the Republican Presidential candidates. 
     
    After the piss poor Congressional response in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, I don't expect much of anything in the way of sensible action to prevent the next spate of gun deaths.
    I truly feel for the families of those journalists and hope they can somehow find peace at some point.  They were only in their 20s.
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  3. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic B&B: August 2015 Discussion Thread   

    The dialogue on today's show was quite poor, nobody had any real chance to act.  What can you say when the strongest scenes were between Quinn and Wyatt?!  Liam and Ivy's scenes seem to be going in circles as are Ridge and Steffy's scenes-- going nowhere, the same ole same ole. 
     
    As for Caroline and Thomas, I am trying to be patient with the new guy but I'm not getting much from him.  I think part of the problem is that some of these new guys, in addition to being green as well as less than full talents- are not surrounded by enough truly strong actors.  LG is a decent actress who can be pretty serviceable with good story but I hardly consider her a powerhouse.  The P& G soaps were expert at taking green actors or good looking but less than fully talented actors (particularly male) and surrounding them with very strong actresses and over time, the actors usually rose to the occasion. 
     
    B&B is fresh out of Susan Flannerys and Darlene Conleys and Thomas would have no reason to have a lot of scenes with Rena Sofer, so honestly I don't know how this actor is supposed to improve.  And with dialogue like this and awkward scenes, an actor that's not up to standard probably has an even harder time improving.  A good director and more rehearsal time could also help but we know with today's soaps both are in very short supply.
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  4. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Soap Stars - Where are they now?   

    Julianne Moore trying to get the name of her old high school changed after Thurgood Marshall instead of the Confederate general it is currently named for.
    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/julianne-moore-wants-to-rename-her-high-school-194849672.html
     
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  5. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Y&R September Spoilers   

    With the soaps meager budget, I hope you'll accept bitcoin because I have a feeling that's how you'd get paid.
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  6. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Soap Stars - Where are they now?   

    Courtesy of WLS, some actors who also happened to be former soap characters gathered for the 14th Biennial National Black Theater Festival co-hosted by Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams (Angie & Jessie AMC). 
    http://www.welovesoaps.net/2015/08/photos-14th-biennial-national-black.html#more
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  7. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic B&B Promo - May the Best Woman Win   

    Uh-oh.  B&B is regressing into reductive storytelling.
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  8. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Y&R September Spoilers   

    LOL.  I'm there with you Cruising Soaps.
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  9. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic The Politics Thread   

    Documentarian Ken Burns setting Confederate flag lovers straight with some #Real Talk:
     
    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/08/ken-burns-sets-confederate-flag-lovers-straight-its-about-slavery-slavery-slavery/
     
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  10. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Y&R Wedding Spoiler   

    I'm guessing so, Cheap.  That Trouble!  caption tells me that it's probably not Dr. Emily Petersen and Pratt can't get enough of the crazy, especially women.
     
    Maybe Adam's identity finally being exposed will lead to that post wedding drama for Nick and Sage (although there is nothing remotely dramatic about these two).  Maybe there'll be a quickie annulment and the acceptance that these two just don't work as a couple.  The Sage barely works at all-- she was best left on the margins and being Adam's sometimes ally, sometimes antagonist, at least then she was tolerable in small doses.
     
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  11. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, outed as being a white man   

    Did anyone ever see that PBS documentary Little White Lie?  It was about a girl who begins to have doubts about her racial background and suspects that her Mother has been lying to her, and eventually finds out at 16 that the father who she was raised with wasn't her actual biological father, and that her biological father is African American. Although she never really connects with her bio-dad she decided to self identify as an African American woman.  It is an excellent documentary but it makes me wonder whether she has heard about this and what she thinks of it all.
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  12. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Y&R Wedding Spoiler   

    and hot dogs, don't forget hot dogs.
    Is Nick trying to extinguish the memory of the last time he tried to get married in Chancellor Park?
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  13. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic B&B: August 2015 Discussion Thread   

    Steffy's weave game is on FLEEK today!
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  14. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic LATEST RATINGS: GH Continues to Sink; New Low in W18-49 Demo   

    As someone who only sporadically watched GH in the past, I have to admit, I'm intrigued as to whether Jean & Shelly have the actual ability to dig this show out of the hole it's currently in?  I guess it's a literal wait and see at this point.
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  15. DramatistDreamer added a post in a topic Y&R: August 2015 Discussion thread   

    I haven't been watching but I read spoilers for tomorrow and was wondering something:  Am I to understand that Dylan is now a cop?  Since when?  Did he have time to go through the Police Academy?  PTSD and all?!  If so, that is ridiculous.
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