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  2. Agreed. Although I'm not sure LVP's kitchen renovation is scintillating TV, I did notice how her Vegas opening was in the mid-season trailer! Production clearly needs her. As you point out, the other women are going to have to bring it in order to convince the audience that the show can go on as it is without her. And while I unexpectedly enjoyed the episode, I wasn't crazy about the trailer. Not that I want to see even more petty drama, but where are the organic relationships between most of the HWs? This is a big problem. Even the discussion about Kavanaugh -- and I do not agree with Camille at all -- was prematurely terminated by Kyle who wanted everything to be happy-happy-joy-joy, which is fake and ridiculous. She should have let it play out to an organic conclusion. Instead, Camille was left on the outs with everybody, and it felt like an excuse to go after someone else because LVP wasn't around. At least we saw Kim. Rinna was so shook! I like Lois too, even though Rinna is trying overtime to make her happen. There is no need -- Lois works on her own! The discussion about the serial killer was fascinating and real. I did not realise until the end of the scene that the attacker hit Lois in the frontal lobe with a hammer! Horrifying. I also can't believe those insipid Hamlin daughters didn't want to spend time with their grandma, but I've never warmed to them and still am in shock at their 'Instagram model' status. The Erika scene was telling. That was clearly an accident but the silent drama queen attitude of hers made me think this unlucky dancer is not long for a job. Also in her VT she was building up to a good point about embracing your dreams, but she spoiled it with yet another champagne gulp (are we going to get one every episode) plus her 'and a big chequebook ' line. Really? That's the best you can do? I like Erika despite everything, but she ruins it with contrived, superficial bs like this. NYC is such a relief by contrast. The relationships between the women, their lives, are watchable and enjoyable. I really liked Tinsley, especially her convo with Luann. I was also on her side when the women were pressuring her to call Scott. They just wanted to see her humiliated. And Bethenny is bothering me yet again. She is so demanding of validation. You can't just tell her she's fabulous -- she has to be the most fabulous in the room, the smartest, the thinnest, the richest, the most fuckable. She is hyper competitive with everybody, including the audience. It's exhausting. Even her 'advice' was all about Bethenny's happy-go-lucky ways (snort) and designed to put down Tinsley.
  3. Not great for any of the shows, but the primetime ratings for everything not Game of Thrones are as bad if not far worse.
  4. Ratings for the week April 1-5, 2019
  5. Does anybody know why Julie Parrish got fired? I heard supposedly she was sick. I know she had a stroke during the filming of Good morning world and she continued to have health problems throughout her life.
  6. Today
  7. Kevin Conroy (Chase) on Twitter today, wishing everyone Happy Holidays. He's 63.
  8. It's kind of cool to see episodes that aired on the same day decades ago. I'm not sure whether this has been posted in the past but I saw this courtesy of the WLS blog and thought that it is certainly worthy of a viewing.
  9. I got caught up on this week's RHoBH. This show is a hot mess of insincerity and you can see how the producers had to work overtime to make this season have a cohesive narrative. Firstly, Erika must be an absolute assh*le to work for. The way she reacted to the dancer accidentally kneeing her in the face - she was boiling with anger. The dinner fight between Camille and Rinna was awful for both parties. Camille, of course, looked insane comparing herself to Brent Kavanaugh and Rinna looked like massive hypocrite dealing with Kim Richards (who clearly is right under her skin). The only upside was seeing Rinna's mom, Lois, who is a star. Her story was harrowing. Rinna and Dorit look so weird as friends, same with Dorit and Erika, same with Dorit and Teddi, same with Teddi and Erika, and same with Kyle and Camille - the stuff that's gone on with those women should have been sufficient for their "friendships" to never progress. Yet here we are. And it all feels incredibly fake. LVP's kitchen scene highlighted to me that she could be filmed solo and never interact with any of the women again and I'd still totally enjoy her scenes and consider her an integral part of the show. We often forget that the first couple of seasons of OC didn't have the women interacting outside of organic interaction and their own real lives were interesting enough to follow. LVP's life is the glamorous kind that this franchise used to be about. That they have worked in footage of the Vanderpump Cocktail garden launching (which happened weeks ago!) shows that the producers realize they need to keep a consistent thread of LVP in the show for the balance of the season.
  10. That's beyond tacky -- but what else can you expect from a creditor?
  11. It's like everyone "gets" what DYNASTY is, EXCEPT whoever's working on it at the moment, lol.
  12. Oh, I remember all the wild speculation on this board about Veronica's true identity, lol.
  13. I know credit card companies have to collect, but this just seems heartless. It's even sadder that there is division between the family over a fairly small amount of money. The minimum that a soap actor can make per union rules is $2500 an episode so if Kristoff wasn't on much he wouldn't have had too much money in the bank when you consider he lived in expensive California.
  14. Even Y&R has gone downhill a tad (It sometimes feel like we see the same sets over and over and over and over again) but they still have WAY nicer sets. B&B seems to do well with their sets, you'd almost never know they probably don't have a budget either. Not sure why DAYS fails in this so badly. And yeah, it's bits and pieces. Daniel had a similar apartment and before that they were used a lot in the 90s when Sami, Austin and Carrie lived in those apartments. I imagine it's just both of them put together. Also reminds me a bit of Stephanie's apartment. At least it's 'different'. Why is Eve living in a hotel room? I'm sick of the smaller HTS. Just make it a really nice park. That would have been a better tribute to Alice and Tom than a shopping mall. Also could use a break from Claire and Tripp and Ciara's apartment. I think one of my biggest problems (apart from writing and casting) with the soaps in their last breaths, is that the sets suck. Sure there are some good ones. But the town no longer feels familiar anymore. GH is a mixed bag. GL was filming in a field. ATWT gutted a lot of their sets. AMC barely used any old sets ... those things matter. Not saying a set should look how it did in the 70s or 80s, but there should be a familiarity with the town. DAYS used to have Shenanigans, Blondies, Cheatin' Heart, Salem Inn, the Fish Market, Horton House, etc ... in the 80s. Salem Place in the 90s, Java Cafe, Penthouse Grille (later Tuscany/Chez Rouge) ... now it's a redone Cheatin' Heart posing as Doug's Place. Meh.
  15. There's a lot of blue in the sets they have. I don't watch Y&R very often. But they have way better sets than Days. Characters have nice homes which are used often. That's Eric's place. Which is bits & piece of past sets.
  16. Several writers who broke into the soaps didn't use their real names at first. Some have speculated that Millee Taggart used "KC Collier" when she first joined ATWT. Another fake writer name that showed up was on OLTL just before the writers' strike in 2007: Veronica Stanbridge. There's no such person. Some speculated at the time that it was a scab writer who ended up working on the show during the strike.
  17. Right?? lol And why are all the sets different shades of blue (like Sarah and Rex's apartment - or is that Eric's? I'm lost ... at least it's a different set to look at it, and familiar). And literally in the Brady Pub next week, Will, Sonny, Roman and Marlena are all wearing shades of blue.
  18. There were significant changes starting in 1981 with the Writer's Guild that standardized these types of roles in a writing team. So, stuff before 1981 could mean anything.
  19. Poor Days can't get any money from Sony for sets. Yet Y&R is always getting sets. It's nicer than anything Days has.
  20. Exactly. Anjelica comes off as fake (like you said, and it's accurate). She's been a detriment to CBS daytime. I'm not sure what she's done that's actually benefited daytime. The Talk is a mess and losing hosts left and right now (not really her fault, but she's in charge of daytime). Let's Make a Deal has zero buzz and is just existing to give Wayne Brady a job (but hey, they're saving by not paying for 30 actors on a daytime drama). The way they treated Kristoff makes me sick to my stomach. And agreed on AMEX. I agree completely. And yes, Sony or CBS should pay it off. I think Anjelica knows she was wrong and I think she went into hiding for a while because of her mistakes. And now she's tweeting as if she cares. She doesn't. If she cared her behavior would have spoken volumes -- and it did. I never liked Les Moonves. I'm not at all surprised he was a perverted sexual predator who used his power to blacklist women and threaten their careers. I always thought he married Julie because she was submissive to him. I mean, sure, someone can change. But at his core, that's who he is.
  21. American Express don't play. They're known to be hard up. I guess that is how they fund that amazing 6% cash back at the grocery store. I'm sure KSJ had hundreds of thousands if not millions in life insurance thru SAG-AFTRA.
  22. Which is why the tweets from Angelica McDaniel strike me as particularly disingenuous. We all know the character was written poorly and then marginalized and shunted from the screen over the last few years. Not only are TIIC ignoring this but they are going to spin it to try to get a ratings bump. They tried this same tactic when killing off Hilary but sadly, this is a real-life tragedy. I plan to watch online out of respect for KSJ but I really have no respect for Y&R/Sony at this point. I barely have any respect left for CBS, I mean, look how long they let that snake Leslie Moonves stay there. As for AMEX, they are a multi-billion dollar company. $33,000 would be a blip on their radar. I know that they probably don't want to set precedent of just writing off debt but this was a totally unforeseeable event. Cut it down to a minimum balance...something. Or maybe Sony could offer to pay it off, if they cared as much for KSJ as they claim, here's a good opportunity to put their money where their lying mouths are.
  23. Fabio can be a complete ass but he is a complete ass capable of playing some beautiful tennis sometimes.
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