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  1. Anyone having trouble posting tweets on threads?

  2. Interesting Marvel sneak peek: 

     

     

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      Errol

      @Vee Exactly. Most of the characters you listed I had no clue about, even Black Panther since I wasn't a comic book guy. I only watched the FOX cartoons and that was the extent of my Marvel knowledge back in the 90s. Only as time went on did I start to see who the other characters were either in their own cartoons (Iron Man on UPN), among others. Guardians of the Galaxy wasn't my cup of tea before it came out but I still watched it and loved it. The sequel was emotional for all of us for a reason. Now I'm looking forward to Shang-Chi, who I know next to nothing about, and the Eternals. I'm pretty set in that I'm going to watch every Marvel movie and TV series even though I never had a connection to the characters and there are other characters I'm more interested in (Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow). That's what branding can do. Marvel did a great job with that. Wish today's soap fans could watch the entire show and not just the couples they like, which is odd when you consider they only like those couples because they had to watch the show to see them. It is what it is in that case.

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  3. Interesting Marvel sneak peek: 

     

     

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      Errol

      @Vee I agree. Comics are soaps. Any serialized product, regardless of "genre," is a soap, IMO. When I watched the first Iron Man in theaters way back in 2008 I and most MCU fans had no clue we'd be living to see what it has become. We called that movie the crumbs of Marvel because all the other big properties (X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, etc) were at other studios at the time. To see it go from leftovers Paramount was stuck with to being part of the Disney conglomerate and a billion dollar franchise with huge long-term potential with each passing interconnected film, wow. A fully realized soap opera where each movie could be considered a story arc for the characters.

       

      I'll be honest, when i first saw the trailer yesterday I thought it was fake. But then I saw how good it was edited I knew it was real. To see the evolution and to see what lies ahead. Man, the soaps of the past could be on today if they just had a chance to change and grow. Instead they stuck to the status quo and disappeared.

       

      Also, Stan Lee is to Marvel what Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon and William J. Bell are to soaps. 

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  4. We don't usually discuss things like, these mega billionaire couples splitting up every couple years now, do we?

    Didn't they all used to silently live separate lives or something?

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      Errol

      @DramatistDreamer Right. It's mind boggling, especially Bill and Melinda considering the massive fortune their foundation brings in.

       

      Let's be glad the soaps aren't covering the tech world. They'd be using the term "App" incorrectly and the audience wouldn't have a clue. I recall one of the German soaps I used to watch had a storyline about something like that and it was cringe. I respect today's soap writers but I think they are stale and need to bring in something different to the table. Whether it is the networks or studios blocking change in the direction soaps take or not, I have no clue. But they are doing themselves no favors by telling storylines from the 1950s or playing the poor man's The Sopranos.

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  5. Interesting Marvel sneak peek: 

     

     

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      Errol

      What I love about this trailer and the MCU in general is it shows how dedicated soap fans are. If you think about it, these characters have been around in comics for years but in movies for nearly 15 years across nearly 25 movies and TV shows with a multitude of more films and TV shows soon to come. If the writers mess with their favorite characters, their romances, change actors, or anything at all that the fans don't like the fans will let them know. This is soap fans 101. Only in this case MCU fans get respect because they speak with their dollars while soap fans don't have a voice due to the limitations of the overall audiences, demographics the shows cater to and the lack of diversity and expansion of storytelling. 

       

      Soap writers could learn a lot from the MCU. I'm not saying they are master pieces in writing, but they are at least fun to watch and bring you on a journey with several characters regardless of who the lead is for that particular show/film. AND villains can be bad with understandable justification but in the end they still have to pay the price. Good always wins over evil. Soaps don't understand this. Especially not GH.

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  6. We don't usually discuss things like, these mega billionaire couples splitting up every couple years now, do we?

    Didn't they all used to silently live separate lives or something?

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      Errol

      @DramatistDreamer The real world and the reel world are interconnecting more than ever considering these mega billionaire divorces are usually what you hear about on the soaps. I find it odd that Jeff Bezos and now Bill Gates are divorcing their wives after years of marriage knowing their spouses will be entitled to half of their entire fortune. It's odd to me. I'd expect they'd live a sexless marriage (from the spouse at least) for the rest of their lives literally just because of money. Guess not. 

       

      At least in soaps they eventually get back together again.

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      Errol

      @Vee

       

      For me, if it was just about the pay and gender issues, I would have agreed with some pubs and their editorial direction on the story. But when she went in on cheating on one of the cast members with someone else in the room while saying he was the love of her life... That’s when she lost me. Airing such dirty laundry in front of friends and co-workers in such a public gathering knowing press was around? She better have been drunk or high. Her career is done. 

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  7. Nick Jonas played a gay character? Why am I barely hearing about this?

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      Errol

      He played two gay characters. One on “Scream Queens” and another in “Kingdom,” the latter of which aired on DirecTV’s Audience Network which barely registered any viewers. Sadly, something happened to his character.

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      Errol

      THIS was what Erica Kane's speech on "All My Children" a few years back was to a fictional daytime drama series. Now Mock's comments, however, they were real. Wow!

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  8. Shang-Chi! 

     

     

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      Errol

      This looks good! Reminds me of "Black Panther" in that is represents the Asian community very well. Looking forward to it.

       

      Hopefully it'll do some solid business considering its release date in September.

  9. They're literally reviving and rebooting every highly-rated series with a reasonably long run, except cancelled network soap operas, lol.

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      Errol

      @DramatistDreamer THIS! I never understood that (both OP and your response about Daytime Emmys).

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  10. This lands harder today than it did at the begging. Erica Kane drops some truth and it's all about grief.

     

     

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      Errol

      I do miss this soap so much. Drama like this is just not done anymore, specifically on daytime TV.

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      Errol

      LOL. I get it. I find it ironic she got to play a witch in "Bewitched," another classic comedy and now will play Lucy in a dramatic version of a series that literally pioneered the female led comedy concept. Considering this is Aaron Sorkin, I do not expect any laughs in this movie. So I'm okay with the casting. Nicole has quickly become another Meryl Streep in that she's cast in roles no one else seems to be getting offered.

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  11. @Errol that Rachael Ray Nutrish ad needs to go, its literally making it hard to navigate threads 🙄🙄

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      Errol

      We do not have control of which ads appear on the website. All ads are algorithmic and more often appear based on the search habits/preferences of the individual user visiting our website. That's not to say that it's based on your search habits/preferences, but the habits of users of our website. 

  12. Well I like it lol

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      Errol

      Glad you like it :)

  13. I like the update...

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      Errol

      It takes some getting use to, but I'm liking it myself. Not in love with it, but plenty to like.

  14. I hate/loathe the new !ook. Another reason to post less on here.

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      Errol

      It's interchangeable. I was able to make the default view the traditional layout, btw. For those that like the grid view they can always change it to that layout if they like as well. It's a choice.

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  15. Seriously? Honestly after a long day of technology messups?

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      Errol

      What "technology messups" are you referring to?

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  16. Noah Galvin announcing he’s dating Ben Platt. The breakup will probably provide us fodder for years to come.

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      Errol

      @soapfan770 As I said, I thought the show was fine and very entertaining. I just didn't like the choice that pushed most of the storylines. Won't say what it was for spoiler purposes. With that said, the end of the season felt more like a reboot or a continuation you'd see for season two. I was happy when I saw there was one more episode, but disappointed when I watched it. Should have ended one episode earlier before unleashing that nonsense onto us.

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  17. Noah Galvin announcing he’s dating Ben Platt. The breakup will probably provide us fodder for years to come.

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      Errol

      @victoria foxton Loved "The Real O'Neals." Great family. Great storyline. It and "Fresh Off the Boat" made a great pair. Too bad ABC canceled it and has kept shows like "Single Parents" and "Schooled" on the air.

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  18. Noah Galvin announcing he’s dating Ben Platt. The breakup will probably provide us fodder for years to come.

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      Errol

      Loved "The Politician" during its high school drama stage. Once they went to college, and are going up against Bette Midler and Judith Light for season two...I'm out! (for now).

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  19. Are any other MAC users getting a pop up asking if you want SON to use up a portion of your computer's memory?

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      Errol

      Please send me a screenshot of what you are referring to. [email protected]


      Thank you.

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  20. Not quite a reboot but I loved this! 

     

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      Errol

      @Khan It's an HBO show that started a few weeks ago. I think this is maybe its third episode since debuting. HBO has several clips from the episodes on its YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO79iP69FaZPUe5TEM4i99eUANCbFThx3

       

      My favorite clips is the one featuring Angela Bassett

       

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  21. @Errol, good morning ☺  Error message comes up when you click on a topic.  

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      Errol

      Are things functioning as they should now? Let me know so I can further investigate. 

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