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  1. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    With Jersey I read the lack of build up is because they scrapped a lot of footage when Teresa's mom died. You can kinda tell from the first episode with all the flashbacks that they'd already been filming for a while.
  2. Yea I'd bring her on as Sarah if anything.
  3. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    I see Lydia staying. She has money and brought lots of drama. With Vicki he always gives her a hard time so I didn't take WWHL as something bad for her. It's easier to move forward with Vicki than it would be with Shannon. As long as she stays (especially with David) we will still have the same problem of them repeating the same old stories. I also don't see Meghan staying.
  4. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    The only way I can support keeping Shannon is if she leaves David. You can tell Bravo likes her because she IS tv gold, but in addition to her meltdowns she's so controlling she's literally the only reason things are so divided now.
  5. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    This is going on a tangent, but I remember when Nicollette Sheridan sued Marc Cherry for slapping her. Everybody treated it like a joke and she lost her career which she had just gotten back with Desperate Housewives. I remember nobody was denying it, the other women were aware but nobody really supported her or cared. She was physically assaulted and lost her career, can you imagine how these women must've felt going up against someone much more powerful and for a sexual crime?! I mention the Nicollette story because many people keep asking why these women didn't say anything sooner and that is a perfect example why. It doesn't matter if it's a physical assault like the Nicollette thing, or racism in the cast of Victoria Rowell or sexual assault--nobody is going to defend you against a heavy hitter in Hollywood. All of these things exist and are happening, it isn't just Harvey, but it's hard to win in a situation like this. I don't mean winning in terms of the law or money, I mean in terms of your career. Had any of these women spoken out when these things happened they would've been blacklisted and called liars. The only reason this is working now is due to a deep investigation which finally caused it to all be unraveled. I'm glad this is happening but so sad for others who HAVE lost their careers and are being branded as crazy for speaking out when these things happen to them.
  6. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Sussman has done nothing to damage the show. This is the perfect person to take over from because she didn't really retcon anything or leave a bunch of dead bodies in her wake. Whoever takes over, in this case Mal, can literally pick up and take the show whenever they want to. When she came in the show was in such bad we see how difficult it was to even stabilize it, which in the end she couldn't even do. Now focusing on this week week I really enjoyed it. I love Eileen Davidson and I've loved this story from day one. I will say one thing that completely threw me was Billy not being related to Ashley. I don't know why, but that didn't register with me at all. I'm glad they remembered that beat even if I did not. It's sad Jill isn't around for this but I know that isn't their fault. I also wish they hadn't slowed down on Abby's resentment because now not only is she the black sheep of the Newman family but she isn't a real Abbott. This could give her a good story if they follow up on it. We all know everything is about to change in a couple weeks so I won't dwell too much on story details, but I will say Marla Adams is a national treasure and I hope she wins an Emmy for this. After Jeanne Cooper died I felt daytime would never be able to recapture what she brought. She was a lead actress until her death and fans of all ages LOVED her. I feel like Marla has done the same and proved it doesn't matter how old you are if you're talented. She's been so valuable to the show and if that's the only thing you take from Sussman's run then I'm thankful it happened.
  7. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    Yes the showrunners confirmed that was Alexis filming Steven and Fallon. It was a nice touch as were the other callbacks like the scene of Fallon playing pool, the wedding crasher and Fallon's dress for the wedding. I didn't LOVE it, but this left me wanting more. With soaps I always give them time to develop because in the 80s they always needed some time to find their footing. I feel like it's usually the opposite these days with them starting hot and losing steam quickly. Hopefully Dynasty only continues to get better. My biggest problem with this show was Cristel. The actress is such a lightweight compared to the other cast members. I enjoyed the way she was written, but the actress didn't convince me. I don't see any chemistry with Blake either. Steven and Fallon were both well cast and have good chemistry as brother and sister. I LOVED the new Michael. He was so sexy and I actually want him to stick around unlike the other one. Jeff was okay but I need to know more about the Colbys to care about him. I don't like that he's enemies with Blake and I don't like that only he and Monica are around. I need to see something else to care about them. At least so far they did a horrible job setting them up, but there is still time. Sammy Jo is a lot of fun and Alan Dale is a delight as Joseph (I refuse to call him Anders). All in all it was decent enough to keep me tuned in for now. We will see how it goes.
  8. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    I looooved this episode of OC! I know many have issues with this season and I do too! There is certainly room to retool things but week by week I'm very entertained. This episode I appreciated us getting to see Peggy throw an event. I noticed I had such a huge smile on my face. I think as time goes by she fits in really well and I enjoy her. Tamra said she hopes Peggy returns (she also said Shannon needs to go) and I agree. The stuff with Vicki, Tamra and Shannon is becoming tedious. I don't understand why Tamra can't just be decent in group scenes. It feels so awkward and they need to move on somewhat if they're gonna stay on the show. I still enjoy Lydia and Meghan is useless at this point. All in all I'm enjoying it and look forward the coming weeks. I'm sure their reunion will be good.
  9. Hollyoaks: Discussion Thread

    Coronation Street, which is the only of the UK soaps I never have watched. I loved Emmerdale when I watched that but I don't think it's available on any of the streaming services. Maybe Amazon, but u have to buy an extra subscription for their British channel.
  10. Hollyoaks: Discussion Thread

    I just got Hulu and see Hollyoaks is still on there so I'm thinking of picking it up again. I know how up and down the quality is and I'm already mad just hearing they killed off Amy, but I'm wondering is it worth picking up again? Or should I try one of the other UK soaps on Hulu? If I do pick up Hollyoaks should I watch 2016 or just start at the beginning of this year?
  11. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    NENE SLAUGHTERED ME!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for this mess to start airing! I just cannot and to think I assumed it was gonna be a quiet season! The first part of filming had reports that everything was very calm. Obviously they were just good at keeping things hidden behind the scenes.
  12. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Bravo also officially announced Eva joining the cast as a friend which is so weird since she didn't have a friend of picture. They never randomly announce like that. I cant believe she attacked Marlo, who apparently will have talking heads finally but still didn't merit a peach or a cast photo.
  13. External Scenes in American Soaps

    B&B has been doing outdoor shots regularly for probably ten years now. They have regular outdoor sets and everuthing looks seamless. Not only do they have that but they also go on out of town location shoots regularly. I loved when they used to send Steffy to Aspen was it? They should be the model for everyone especially Y&R. I can't understand how they're on the same network but Y&R's location shoots look so cheap and raggedy. B&B is lucky to have Ed Scott. I can't begin to express how foolish it was to let him leave Y&R. ATWT used to do regular location shoots in its final years and they looked good. Guiding Light of course did the experiment where they transformed completely to the British model of having standing outdoor sets and going on location every episode but it was ahead of its time. It also didn't help that the stories were SO bad that it just didn't work. Had the stories been better it would've been easy to put up with the learning curve but eventually I do think the show looked fine.
  14. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    At this point I don't see Marlo truly becoming a housewife even if she's friends with Nene. After Nene got jealous of her around I Dream of Nene that pretty much blocked any hope for her in that regard. I'd love for it to happen though. I don't think Shamea will ever become full time. If an African wedding couldn't do it nothing will. As for Eva we have to wait and see what she delivers.
  15. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Marlo posted pictures and videos on Snapchat doing her talking heads so she finally has that at least. Still didn't get a cast photo though. I wouldn't be surprised if Marlo gets a peach next year. Looks like she filmed most of the season and she goes on all the trips. Eva and Shamea also made the trip. I wonder if Eva has been filming more than we know. I feel like she has to if she's on the trip.