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  1. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    You could show it could happen to anybody by doing this same story with Michael or Kevin, who both have a history abusing women. They could’ve built a story over months showing an event triggering them into their past behaviors. It would’ve made sense because it would be steeped in history. This story doesn’t go with the JT we’ve known, which is since he was a teen. This is typical of what they do in UK soaps where they can bring on new characters easier. Since you can’t do that here, Mal plugged JT into the story even though it makes no sense for his character.
  2. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    My girl finally got a talking head! Is a peach next?!
  3. Y&R Character Recast

    The last thing the show needs is a new Kyle. That character has never worked not because of actors but because he was poorly conceived and Jack doesn’t need a young child. Jack is in his 60’s. Bring Keemo back and give him an adult son who can actually run a company and give Jack someone who can compete with Victor’s adult children.
  4. Characters that didn't survive a recast...

    With Mac and Colleen on Y&R I think that was a little more nuanced. Colleen was successfully recast with Adrienne Leon who looked the part and had great chemistry with the cast. Had she not been fired due to her imaginary weight gain she could’ve been their next leading lady. Mac did have trouble with recasts though and I wish they hadn’t let Ashley Bashioum go for Rachel Kimsey. Had they hired Melissa Claire Egan as Mac I think she would’ve done well in the role. One very popular role that didn’t survive a recast is Mary Ryan on Ryan’s Hope. Kate Mulgrew was so popular in the role and the writers were very against the thought of recasting so I feel they sank any recast they got. The first recast was very good but she had no chance since she had no support.
  5. Dark Shadows

    I’ve been wanting to rewatch this show but am too lazy to pull out my DVDs and Amazon only had certain seasons for free. I noticed recently they made the entire series, including pre-Barnabas free with Prime so I’ve started re-watching and it is just as good as I remember. I’m currently to the point where Julia has been introduced and everybody realizes Maggie is alive. They build the suspense so well and the show rarely feels slow to me. I just reached the first color episode and it’s remindjng me how sad I was when it went to color. The show had such presence in black and white and I felt like it hid the budget restraints better. I do recall they eventually adjusted to the color style so I do look forward to that and 1795!
  6. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    I’m sorry, this latest episode of Atlanta made up for the entire season. Nene, Kandi and Marlo were my MVPs! Nene’s petty attitude about rooms killed me. Both she and Cynthia picked their rooms before Kandi so don’t try to play her! I loooove Kandi and how laid back she is this season. She always delivers for me! Marlo was also a hoot throughout ribbing Kandi. She killed me when Nene was screaming and she said “They have a community pool in my complex.” Nene’s meltdown was also epic! She didn’t say anything that wasn’t true. If Kim is so rich and so blessed and has been through so much then why has she come back SO negative? Literally nobody has tried to start a fight with her and she has derailed every chance given to develop relationships that could build her profile and get her a peach. Nene can be a hater and a bully, but she isn’t in this case. I’m so sick of Kim! In terms of the young ones, I do find myself enjoying Pinto this season. She ain’t perfect and she’s dumb but I do enjoy her. Shamea has always been a flop to me but she was harmless until this week. That shyt with Eva was so disgusting. She should’ve just shut up and ate her steak if she had nothing better to offer. Side Note: I didn’t miss Kenya and I actually like Kenya. Im also starting to wonder if Marlo might get her peach. Andy asked Cynthia on WWHL if she should get a peach and a few weeks ago he said she’s overdue for a WWHL appearance. They even posted the clip asking if she should get a peach on their social media. I hope it’s time for my queen so we can get a more nuanced portrayal of her. I think she’d benefit from showing her family and friends and what she actually does. From her social media it could elevate the show. She travels a lot and that could enable them to do more of the small trips RHOBH does with just two or three wives. Speaking of RHOBH, I just watched the past two episodes. I’ve just been bored and can’t get into them. Unless it’s organic I don’t want dark drama, but the cast as is has no chemistry. I don’t need Brandi back before anyone starts, but it needed a jolt. Eileen and Rinna gave them that because they came from a different world. Teddi is fine but doesn’t really offer anything as the sole new voice. It’s crazy that Eileen’s exit has caused such a shift. I loved last season but I just can’t with how slow and stale this season is. They need to start looking for new housewives now so they can get someone strong for next year. I’d get rid of Teddi, make Camille full-time and they need to find someone with a new perspective. It’s time for some diversity in Beverly Hills. The RHONY reports have me very interested. Initially I wasn’t excited because the cast is staying exactly the same and isn’t it their 10th season? I had hoped for something, but based on reports it looks good. I need this to hurry and air because I’m beyond bored with Beverly Hills. I’m ready for them to announce Potomac and NYC.
  7. Texas!

    I've loved the chance to watch a soap from the beginning and see how a sprawling saga is started off. Unlike Ryan's Hope, I don't have years of story to look forward to, but Texas had a super strong, albeit short run. Many people say that the show began poorly, but I thought the opening storylines were mostly good. The Corrington's created a strong enough set of characters that future writers kept many of them on as the series progressed. It was a tad bit slow, but within a month or two things were firing on all cylinders. Allowing Iris to show her bitchy side was another helpful development. Her interference with Dennis and Paige after using Paige to get Dawn away from him was fun. A good case of "be careful what you wish for." My favorite character is probably Reena Decker who should've been shipped back to Another World when the series was canceled. I absolutely cannot stand Elena Decker, Ryan Connor or Jenny Marshall. They all annoy me and bore me to tears. Any other fans of this series?
  8. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Cameras were with the ladies (well with Bethenny) outside the funeral as they arrived and were there when Bethenny and Jill reunited. How do y’all feel about this potentially being included? On one hand I do find it a bit tasteless, but I can support it if that’s what the family wants. Bobby is one of the only universally loved husbands to appear on Real Housewives so I do what a tribute of some sort. Now theres a chance this wont and the cameras were from elsewhere, but how will y’all feel if it DOES end up being featured on the show?
  9. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    I know she’s coming, I just think they’ve done a poor job of handling the season since they announced her at the beginning and she likely won’t appear until the 10-12th episode. Then you have Kim who actually was included in the photoshoot and she hardly appears. For the big 10th season they needed a new intro, cast photo and Marlo, Eva and Kim should’ve all had cast photos. It just annoys me how cheap and disorganized the production is for this show.
  10. Y&R: New Young Female Role

    I wouldn’t mind if she was a SORASed version of his sister.
  11. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Kim has been a disgrace this season. It doesn’t feel authentic or like her at all. I wonder if the rumors of the new EP being her friend are true. Even then, he isn’t doing her any favors. She’s literally ruining any chance of being asked back because she is so unbearable to work with. She’s not even hitting with facts which is what kills me. She’s throwing out whatever she can and just attacking everybody which is a bad look. Kenya continues to come off very well this season in her more supporting role. I like when the ladies take turns being at the center of drama so it’s refreshing not to see her as the focal point to everything. Sheree completely lost me by not telling Nene what Brielle did. She asks brand new when Nene is cautious around her and stuff like that is why. I hate we will have a repeat of last season where Nene will likely wait weeks to find out about that. Last thing, still no sign of Eva? So bizarre to me. Also, Andy tweeted in response to a fan that it does make sense that Marlo appear on WWHL to give her side of things based on her tenure with the show. I hope that happens for my girl.
  12. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Lol I don’t see it. Half those women have tired style and those wives are bland. Leanne shouldn’t have to carry the show. I think Cary, Brandi and Stephanie need to go and infuse the show with new blood and diversity.
  13. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Dallas was better in season two but I find it so overrated. It’s very bland which is why I feel the audience hasn’t caught onto it. I think they need a retool with the cast to truly make it an excellent show.
  14. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    New Jersey I feel would’ve been longer had Teresa’s Mom not been dying when they started filming. From the flashbacks in episode one you can tell they’d been filming, probably several episodes worth of stuff, but I can understand not wanting to have the show over such a dark cloud. In the end it benefited them because the 13 episodes we did have were still able to tell the stories they needed to tell and it didn’t get too hellish. For the first time in years I actually look forward to whatever comes next season. And the reunion preview with Ramona calling?! Gold! Who would’ve thought Jersey would get to a point where they have a fun and light reunion? Moving onto Beverly Hills, I know many complain about the post-Brandi landscape but I feel the show has been so strong without her. I will always prefer a petty fight over some panties to the darkness Kim and Brandi brought to the show. This season has been so much fun. Dramatic? No, but you can see it getting there. I do feel like the complete absence of Eileen makes me sad, but Teddy is a decent addition. I like that she is representing something different at least. Dorit’s downfall is going to be delicious since I never liked her to begin with. What a pretentious moron. I know Lisa Rinna is a mess but get over it or be direct with her and tell her you don’t wanna deal with her. She acting like a punk! I cannot wait to see Camille destroy her. Now I see why Camille became an official friend. That talking head after Dorit called her a c*nt gave me season one teas! Now onto the disappointment: RHOA I think this season is okay, but much like RHOC’s 10th season is boggled down in mediocrity, which makes no sense considering this is such an important year for the show. I’ve already said the first 3 episodes could’ve been condensed into one because as usual, they start filming this series without a full cast or plan so you end up with filler in early episodes. Right now we have some good moments but it’s inconsistent. At this point Marlo is giving more than some full time cast members, it’s shameful she’s not even an official friend. Kim has been such a disappointment. By the time they did the cast photo they knew how little she filmed and truly contributed so how is she the only friend with a cast photo? Also how are you going to announce Eva as a friend and she hasn’t even appeared almost 10 episodes in?! Yet they got her on the cast trip and throwing the finale party. Tf? This show is so poorly produced considering how important it is to Bravo.
  15. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Honestly RHOA should’ve done a 90 minutes premiere and edit the first two episodes together. It would’ve helped the flow a little bit, but I do think starting with episode four the show will be good until the end. So much that we know is coming they just had a slow start.
  16. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    Steven has two love interests, Sammy Jo (the breakout character imo) and Ted Dinard (the lover Blake killed in The original). I think Rick is probably playing a new character.
  17. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    I do think they’ve done a good job building up to Alexis. The stories are a little different but they’ve definitely honored the spirit of original stories while updating them and Fallon’s arc has largely been about the affect Alexis’ exit has had on her life. On the original when Alexis arrived Fallon drifted into the background and became a weak heroine which is why Pamela Sue Martin quit and refused to come back. They barely scratched the surface on Alexis’ relationship with her kids. I think that aspect will be better than the old series.
  18. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    It’s official: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nicollette-sheridan-steps-joan-collins-shoes-cws-dynasty-reboot-1062132
  19. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    Lol I like this show! I think it’s gotten better.
  20. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    She’s been hinting exciting news and now it seems pretty obvious Nicolette Sheridan is the new Alexis. Thoughts? Personally im excited. Via SOAPnet I started watching Knots Landing right before her character joined and she was a fast favorite of mine and a big reason I became a soap fan. Then with Desperate Housewives she took a filler role and did so well it got expanded and I think when she left it definitely hurt the show. I’m glad she’s getting another shot after the drama with her lawsuit.
  21. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    @Cat Yes it’s just bizarre with Kim and short sighted. She didn’t even have a peach yet and is already threatening lawsuits?? It makes no sense. I also feel like although they usually keep the cast the same it’s not always going to stay like that. Marlo is back in the fold and we know she appears the rest of the season, Eva is coming and hosts the finale party and Porsha could truly be on her way out. This was the time for Kim to link up with Nene and try to secure a peach. She’s crazy!
  22. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    I’m glad it’s over, but I maintain I enjoyed RHOC. The divid made it difficult at time, but each week we got a bit of drama and what helps this series is that each housewife has a personal storyline so the solo scenes carry it through for me. Compare it to say Cynthia or Sheree this year on RHOA with clearly made up stories for their solo scenes. That bores me but OC, good or bad, feels authentic. The reunion had some drama but was geared more towards resetting the show which they did. Just have to hope next season is better with the changes. Right now I’m hoping for Shannon, Vicki, Kelly, Tamra and Lydia with one or two new housewives. I could see that working. This isn’t a franchise that needs a drastic retool. Since I saw that episode four had the returns of Marlo and Kim, plus with Xscape ending I decided to start this season. I marathoned all four episodes and I must say this is one of the worst openings I can remember in recent history. The first three episodes were painful to watch. You had SOME nice moments with Nene, Kenya and Kandi but the others aren’t delivering. Cynthia has no story and neither does Sheree. Everything they do seems made up for the show which is why it bothers me that people say this about Kenya when I feel she is way more vulnerable than many of the others. They always have production issues and it seems like that happened again. By episode four you could tell contracts had been worked out and the show will start. The best part was Marlo’s return. Why she isn’t a housewife is beyond me. Her reunion with Nene was hilarious and she’s the type of person Nene needs. I like when Marlo is light-hearted and fun. We know the drama will come later but she’s interesting and extra in a fun way. I loved when she told Nene she hear Porsha had a bigger house. I damn near died. Speaking of Porsha....it’s time to go. I’ve gone back and forth on her but usually find some use for her but now that nobody will film with her except her family there is no organic way to keep her. She’s still around for most group scenes but she isn’t useful anymore. If Eva is successful I see her being Porsha’s replacement not Kenya’s as many think. The other major development was Kim’s return which baffled me. It makes no sense why Sheree would again line herself up with Kim when she was doing fine with the ladies. I’ve heard Kim is friends with the EP who also runs her spin-off and that’s the only thing that explains her behavior. That and a lack of funds. She has never been so aggressive and nasty and lost what made her fun. I expected her and Nene to be close and fall out due to Nene being jealous but Kim came out of the gate nasty. Kenya is one thing, but why come after Nene so hard when Nene was tweeting welcoming her back when this happened? She played her cards all wrong. Even with Kenya it would be EASY to get the audience on her side but Kenya did nothing to her and she kept going. I also noticed in the preview clip for next week that when Sheree tells Kandi what happened she lies and says Kenya made a negative comment about Kim’s son that got injured. Kandi and Todd immediately called bullshit which I was happy to see. The MVP who never gets Credit is Kandi. She is the one housewife who is real and delivers every year. I love everything she’s done on this show and am amazed she also had a spin off and is delivering there. Bravo needs to keep her happy because she’s truly the glue that keeps this show going. If I had one wish for next season it would be Tiny and LaTasha joining from Xscape.
  23. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    RHOA will come through in the end, it always does, but I prefer how OC always cycles in new blood which changes the dynamics somewhat. RHOA is often resistant to change. Also, with Xscape many have mixed feelings about Kandi but I get it. THEY need her, she doesn't need them and had no interest In performing with them at all, yet they're still deflecting and throwing shade at her and making her look like the bad guy. I understand her frustration. The Scott sisters are stealth shade throwers and I live it!
  24. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    I'm still catching up but am very impressed. I watched the second to last episode of OC and I'm sorry but this season was amazing! I have been glued to my screen the entire season. This was a fresh reboot and while you had big issues getting Shannon, Tamra and Vicki together, I think this season did a lot towards making them work as a unit for next season. You can already tell from the reunion preview that Shannon is softening up. With Dallas I wasn't as impressed as others. It's good, but I can't help but feel OC and NYC do what they do better. That RHOD insider Cynthia Smoot posted on twitter that she's been in contact with production and they're already casting for season 3 and finally looking for diversity. That's smart. They need to try and broaden their audience. They have a good base but they need to expand it or the show won't work long term. I haven't started RHOA yet because I keep hearing it started slow so I'm trying to wait to stack episodes, but this damn Xscape show?! Amazing! RHOA struggles from not adding fresh cast members but this show is so entertaining it makes me wonder why Tamika of Tiny haven't been added yet. I know I'm going to be upset after 4 episodes. The dynamics between these ladies is sooooo good. I can't imagine kandi doing anything as interesting as this on the main show. I also love how she gets so many spinoffs and is so valuable to the show.
  25. Dear Mal Young

    Bring Drucilla back. Her return could revitalize the Winters clan in the same way Dina's return revitalized the Abbott's. In addition, Olivia and Nate must return. We need a doctor on staff and we need leading men and Nate fills the bill. A Mamie return wouldn't break my heart either. These are minor things but would do SO much to revitalize not only the Winters family, but the entire show. The energy Rowell brings is necessary especially when it comes to Neil. He needs Dru.