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  1. Verbotene Liebe coming back? That's unexpected and great news. I do hope they bring Ollie back.
  2. I only picked that one because it's longer, so you get to hear a couple of extra verses of the opening theme song (which I really like). Most of the other openings are shorter, so you don't hear as much of the theme song.
  3. 30 mins. It this age with all the entertainment options to choose from, it's much easier for someone to keep up with a 30 min soap. If you decide to binge a week's worth at once, and fast forward through the commercials, it adds up to the average length of a movie, which isn't bad. It's also better from a production standpoint in my opinion as well. I feel like 30 min soaps are more focused, the stories keep moving forward and you don't have characters having the same conversations day in and day out, just to fill time. I feel like Brad Bell does a really poor job taking advantage of B&B being 30 mins. I've watched several European soaps on and off, they are all mostly 30 mins and do a great job overall.
  4. So this is from the Dutch Soap Goede tijden, slechte tijden (Good Times, Bad Times), someone used to subtitle some of the storylines in english and upload them, but not anymore. I thought the opening theme was catchy. This is from the German Soap Verbotene Liebe (which sadly was cancelled a few years ago). I always thought it was interesting that the lyrics in the opening was sung in English and not German. Also Bold and Beautiful in Italy used to have their own unique theme song, though I think they started using our theme song a few years ago. I honestly like the Italian theme more than ours. LOL
  5. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-reports-recovered-coronavirus-patients-testing-positive-again-idUSKCN21S15X?fbclid=IwAR3pbZUoVocw2_pPs-YQDV3tZsz3EtYrSZVC-rrQ5LPKqjspcdflj3dIGgU Interesting article. 91 patients in Korea that had cleared have now tested positive for the virus again. There still isn't much data, but the article covers 3 theories they are working off of. 1) The virus has the ability to lay dormant in healthy cells before reactivating and making people sick again. It could mean the virus may act like hepatitis or HIV in that once your infected, you always carry the virus. 2) Testing failure. Meaning the patients were actually still positive but the test came back with a false negative. 3)Survivors do not acquire prolonged immunity. This would mean, that herd immunity would be impossible to ever achieve as too many people would be prone to reinfection.
  6. Last night's episode was infuriating. As much as I hated the plot driven mess that was the "fake Keanu Death" story which lead to the boat crash, it still happened. I feel like there is ZERO repercussions or long term impact from any of it. We just go from bad plot to bad plot. Ben running around the square trying to save his dad. Why? He emotionally blackmailed you into ordering the hit on Keanu, then not even a month ago, Phil lied to you about sending the money to save Callum to which you then put a gun to Phil's head on the boat. At this point, Ben and Phil's relationship should be dead. Wasn't the original reason they brought Ben back was to take down Phil? I'd much rather have Ben hate Phil then constantly trying to gain his acceptance. Then the Sharon and Phil stuff, so I've never been of them as a couple, but I do know many viewers love them as a couple and no doubt, I knew they'd find themselves back together, but to me, it shouldn't be this fast. As a reaction to your cheating Phil tried to KILL your lover, Keanu and because the job wasn't done, we got the boat crash. Sharon shouldn't forgive Phil this fast. And just because Phil feels guilty for two episodes and spends one night in the slammer doesn't mean, me as a viewer I instantly forgive him for everything he's done. Cause I don't. Sure, unless they are writing off Phil, he wasn't ever going to do time, but there are alternatives on soaps. At Christmas while the Mitchells planned this whole thing, Phil bragged about having all the Mitchells together, well now as a consequence he should be alone. He shouldn't have Sharon back, or Ben, or anyone else. He should have nobody and then slowly over the course of the year, maybe start winning some of them back.
  7. I'm not super worried at the moment. While yes, it being EE and soap opera, the show will throw lots of drama their way and won't get lots of "down time". However, they are one of the show's popular couples and EE's first gay couple since Christian and Syed to take off. They are very popular on social media and with the British Soap Press, I think the show is smart enough to recognize that. I think the biggest concern might be if Tony or Max decide to leave, but as of now, neither has has any plans of going anywhere.
  8. Agreed. This week's two episodes were really good. Leitiita Dean did do an amazing job this week. I really felt for her, a parent shouldn't have to bury a child. The Ben and Callum stuff was really good too, Ben finally saying I Love You, for the first time since Paul. I pretty big milestone. Plus it was nice to just see them doing relationship stuff. I hope we continue to see more of that and less gangster stuff.
  9. I live in SE Michigan. Not a hospital, but I know some people that do. I've been hearing stories like that. I do fear it'll get worse before it gets better.
  10. https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/after-trump-attacks-whitmer-she-says-fed-supplies-delayed Truly evil. I have no doubt this is true.
  11. Eastenders isn't very good at the moment. I loved the Anniversary/boat crash week and thought the show did do a good job setting up new stories, but the aftermath has been mostly lackluster. Most of the stories are either dull or bad. The only story I'm enjoying is Ben's being deaf and even that, I feel that Ben didn't actually need another big story, I would have rather they gave Callum the big story instead. Hopefully with production on hiatus due to the Coronavirus, they use the opportunity to see what's working and what's not. I would just dump nearly every story and start fresh.
  12. I haven't watch either show in quite a while, but I didn't think I'd ever see the day that B&B passes Y&R. This has got to prompt some major rethinking and a regime change at Y&R right?
  13. As testing is becoming wider available, the total number of cases here Michigan has risen from 80 cases yesterday to 336 today. Most in the Metro Detroit area.
  14. My state, Michigan. Their official website has some interesting numbers. We are now up to 80 cases. 1 death. 43% of cases required hospitalization. They also break it down by age. 41% of cases are people over 60, while 59% of cases are people UNDER 60. Now 80 cases isn't much to go off, but those numbers are alarming. So I went to the State of Washington's website, since they are getting hit hard, they have 1012 confirmed cases. 52 Deaths. They don't say how many required hospitalization, but they do also break it down by age. Only 39% are people over 60.
  15. I think we are just starting to find out how dangerous or not this virus is. Most information about it was based off data from China, which I'm not sure can be 100% trusted. A lot of our medical experts have been saying only 2% of people who get this will die, because that's what happened in China. South Korea's is way lower than that, but Iran's death rate is 4.8% and Italy's death rate is at 6.8%. They have been saying it mostly affects older people because that's what the data from China showed, but both Italy and France have announced people under 60 are also in the ICU. Today France said 50% of their people in the ICU due to this virus is UNDER 60. I think the more data we get from other countries the more we'll know if this is overblown or not.
  16. So I loved Friday's episode and the entire week. I thought they did a good job of merging all the stories together, wrapping up a lot of existing stories and starting a bunch of new ones. I'm admittedly a newer viewer (I did watch EE for a time several years ago, then quit), so I'm not as familiar with every legacy character, I do understand why people are upset with Dennis dying, especially since it sounds like EE has killed off young legacy characters several years in a row. I don't think legacy character should always be exempt from being killed off, but you do have to be strategic about it. You can't be killing them all off either. Make sure you have a long term plan if you're going to do it. Hopefully EE does. I personally would have killed off Phil, since I find him to be the Sonny Corinthos of EE, but I knew that's not ever going to happen.
  17. It's not perfect, but I've been enjoying this week so far as well. I keep changing my mind on who is going to die. I hope it's not Bex or Dennis either.
  18. His only real successful pairing was with Roman. I wish someone on the show would remember that Deniz is bisexual and give him a MALE love interest.
  19. It seems strange to me we never got a Phil and Keanu scene or a Sharon and Keanu scene post reveal. You have this big reveal that Sharon is carrying Keanu's child and most of the key players are sidelined in the immediate aftermath. Instead it's been mostly about Ben, Martin and Linda. An odd choice. I suppose it's possible the show is waiting the 35th Anniversary in February and Keanu will come back to blow things up.
  20. For one, I found it boring. I don't read spoilers and I still saw most of the twists a mile away (Except Linda firing the gun, that was a good twist) and we didn't even get that many twists either. I didn't feel it was worth a gimmicky "flashback" episode, especially since I don't think Keanu is all that interesting of a character, nor that great of an actor. I'm glad you liked it though. Just shows that not everyone likes the same things.
  21. Today's flashback episode was pure garbage IMO.
  22. I've been getting into Eastenders and have been watching daily since end of August. Last time I watched EE, was several years ago. Overall I've been really enjoying the show, but it's not perfect. The Christmas episode I thought was meh. Some moments I liked, but for most part it seemed it was all about shock value than actual plot. Especially since they announced the New Years Day episode will be a flashback episode of Christmas Day and will show what really happened. I don't believe Keanu is dead. Martin was freaking out over a hit and run accident just the day before. Being turned into a murder in just one episode would be quite a leap. Victoria Foxton, I'm with you on your concerns over Ballum and Ben. Even if Keanu is alive, Ben still ordered the murder. Are we really supposed to want Callum back with a guy that ordered a murder? I wonder if Ben with Martin, helped fake Keanu's death?
  23. Last night was Big Bang Theory's series finale. I know the show wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but it was my rock every week for 12 years. On one hand, it was time for it to end, but on the other, I will miss it greatly and will feel weird not having any more new episodes. 

    1. AlexElizabeth


      I've seen every episode as well. Except the last one. I'm holding off for a bit. I'm not quite ready for it to be over yet.

    2. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      Totally agree. It's been a while since the show was at it's peak, but it was still better than most other shows.

  24. Agreed. If you're watching Lester Holt or David Muir, you're likely not going to stop watching and switch to CBS. Finding new viewers to watch that don't already watch the evening news programs is even more difficult. It's quite ironic that CBS News does excellent with 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. Both not only great in ratings, but excellent reputations, yet they can't seem to translate that magic to their weekday morning program or their evening news program.
  25. The ratings during the Rather era wasn't that great either. His Evening News was third place as well. Walter Cronkite was the last time CBS Evening News was number one. Where CBS messed up was not keeping Bob Schieffer after Rather left. He was interim anchor for about a year and half. By the time Katie replaced him, the CBS Evening News had risen to #2 passing ABC World News. Once he left it quickly tumbled to #3 again and has been there ever since. I like Norah, I hope she does well, but if I was her, I'd maybe think twice before accepting. It's a cursed job. I didn't realize CBS The Morning was having problems though. Gayle, Norah and Charlie Rose was a combination that worked really well. I like John Dickerson, but it wasn't the same with him. He'll probably do well at 60 Minutes, but honestly he should probably move back to Face the Nation. His Face the Nation was usually beating Meet the Press. I don't think it's been doing as well since he left.
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