Okay? I'm glad they're giving kudos to ATWT and GL, who were a big part of the network's success for at least 15 of the last 30 years as No. 1 (they were bleeding viewers and money moreso than the Bell soaps during their last 10 years). They could've given ZERO mentions to them and focused on their current lineup. In this day & age of talking head television recapping pop culture entertainment ad nauseum, at least CBS has two of their soaps left, as well as two game shows (a nice alternative to talk, talk, talk)
Syndicated cheap court room shows are an easy buck to make, not taking on aging soap operas well past their expiration date with an extremely older demographic.
Let's be real. By 2009 and 2010, GL and ATWT needed to go. Yes, they were run into the ground for years, but neither (ESPECIALLY GL) had a chance at a healthy survival.
I don't think she's influential anymore. I happened to catch it randomly cuz I saw The Countess would be on it. Wendy often has various Housewives though from all the cities, yes? I guess they figure they target the same audience. The only other talk show host who always had Housewives was... Bethenny
I saw the LuAnn interview yesterday and agree that Wendy was salty to her but LuAnn held her head high. The Dorinda remark was goofy, and clearly the audience and LuAnn did not agree. What you're saying makes sense, that Bethenny and co. put a bug in Wendy's ear, as she would surely nominate Carole as the first housewife to be booted due to being boring.
Glad to hear he's back and doing well. I'm still interested in knowing the whole behind-the-scenes story. Perhaps Soap Opera Digest will provide the exclusive story, in the magazine that covers *ALL* of the soaps!
Last night's NJ was like watching a Dance Moms episode, where the scenes, conversations, and talking heads are very choppy and heavily edited. Were both women of the lesbian couple going to be Housewives or just Robyn? The other one barely spoke, or at least nothing noteworthy to for them to keep in the scenes.
Melissa is less horrible than she used to be, but "less horrible" isn't really a compliment. I really don't believe the relationships of ANY of these family members, and years from now once the cameras have stopped rolling, let's see who's spending Christmas with each other...
Jacqueline was a sloppy loudmouthed mess last night. Same ol'. God bless her husband, he's a trooper.
That's all for this week. Vermont is pretty; hope to visit one day.
Yeah really... a sleepy reaction from characters sleepwalking through a sleepy show. I would hope to see RAGE and PASSION when the idea of Ben is brought up around someone like Lucas, y'know, the FATHER of one of his victims. Instead, his reaction is that of a concerned fellow citizen who isn't personally affected.
I agree in feeling ready for the season to be over. Overall it's been a decent season, but it's gotten tiring the past few episodes. Dump Mehgan, give Shannon a new personality without the old baggage, and move on from the Vicki "cancer scheme" fallout. I actually dread the Shannon scenes. Everything about her family life is uncomfortable to watch. The endless "affair" discussion, her kids being brought into the middle of it all, and her overall nagging whiny Debbie Downer attitude.