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  1. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon

    To me, it depends on the song. A bad song (= bad composition) stays a bad song, no matter what language it is sung in. I appreciate hearing different languages, but I certainly don't mind a good (for my standards) pop song in English. What I don't like is when a song wins a country's national final in their native language and then gets translated to English for the Contest. Here are all 43 songs that are competing in this year's Eurovision Song Contest:
  2. German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    According to recent reports, Sat.1 will launch a new daily soap this fall. Grundy UFA, which also produces the RTL soaps GZSZ, AWZ and UU, has pitched three ideas to the network. Since the 90s, Sat.1 has tried to establish a successful rival to the RTL soaps, but failed miserably every time. All soaps were cancelled after less than one year on the air. Their last effort was "Mila" which debuted on September 7th, 2015 and was taken off the network's schedule only three weeks later. The remaining 60 episodes, which already had been filmed, were shown on Sat.1's sister channel sixx. UU: Behind the scenes: Easy and Ringo's happy ending The videos shows that while filming on-location in front of Cologne Cathedral, some people expressed anti gay slurs. GZSZ has just started a #MeToo storyline involving Lilly Seefeld (Iris Mareike Steen) who is sexually harrassed at work by her boss Dr. Brückner.
  3. B&B March 2018 Discussion

    Megan was recurring from 1995 to the end of 2001. She was placed on contract in late 2001 and added to the opening credits, but never had a story other than being Brooke's confidante. For example, she had to change the bedsheets after Brooke did it with Deacon. There were rumours that she was going to be paired up with Thorne, but that never materialized (like so much stuff on this show). Megan was quietly dropped to recurring in early 2004 (around the same Jennifer Finnigan vacated the role of Bridget). In the spring of 2006, Megan was suddenly revealed to have an affair with Massimo Marone. Massimo and Megan plotted to break up Brooke and Nick because Massimo wanted Brooke to reunite with Ridge. Massimo also used Megan to destroy Jackie's business (I think he made her install a virus on Jackie's computer or something like that). Megan had a guilty conscience, confessed everything to Brooke, and then departed for good.
  4. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon

    Don't we say that about every year? I think 2/3 of the songs are very decent. My favorites so far are France, Denmark, Azerbaijan, Croatia and Finland. Israel 2018: Netta / "TOY" Internal choice. Language: English. Ireland 2018: Ryan O'Shaughnessy / "Together" Internal choice. Language: English. Lithuania 2018: Ieva Zasimauskaitė / "When We're Old" Winner of the Lithuanian national final. Language: English. FYR Macedonia 2018: Eye Cue / "Lost and Found" Internal choice. Language: English. Norway 2018: Alexander Rybak / "That's How You Write a Song" Winner of the Norwegian national final. Rybak's a former ESC winner – he won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Fairytale". Language: English. Russia 2018: Julia Samoylova / "I Won't Break" Internal choice. Samoylova was supposed to represent Russia in the 2017 Contest but was banned from entering host country Ukraine. In response, Russia withdrew from the 2017 Contest. Language: English. Sweden 2018: Benjamin Ingrosso / "Dance You Off" Winner of the Swedish national final. Language: English.
  5. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon

    This year's field is almost complete. Only 9 countries haven't chosen their entry yet. Australia 2018: Jessica Mauboy / "#We Got Love" Internal choice. Language: English. Austria 2018: Cesár Sampson / "Nobody But You" Internal choice. Language: English. Azerbaijan 2018: Aisel / "X My Heart" Internal choice. Language: English. Belarus 2018: Alekseev / "Forever" Winner of the Belarusian national final. Language: English. Belgium 2018: Sennek / "A Matter of Time" Internal choice. Language: English. Croatia 2018: Franka / "Crazy" Internal choice. Language: English. Portugal 2018: Cláudia Pascal / "O Jardim" Winner of the Portuguese national final. Language: Portuguese.
  6. German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    Preview Pictures for March 2018 Unter uns 01. Benedikt (Jens Hajek) lures Saskia (Antonia Michalsky) into an abandoned building... 02. Jakob (Alexander Milo) suspects that his brother Benedikt knows something about Saskia's disappearance 03. Benedikt and Jakob get into a physical fight 04. It is all too much for her: Irene (Petra Blossey) has a heart attack 05. Andrea (Astrid Leberti) and Eva (Claudelle Deckert) fight over a dress 06. After finally leaving his wheelchair behind, Paco (Milos Vukovic) undertakes his first walk in ages 07. Easy (Lars Steinhöfel) reads Ringo's farewell letter 08. Kay-C (Pauline Angert) departs for Los Angeles. She hopes that Tobias (Patrick Müller) stops her from leaving, but he doesn't [and Angert obviously departs the show]. 09. Eva, Ute (Isabell Hertel) and Andrea make peace 10. Bambi (Benjamin Heinrich [who had a full frontal nude scene in a recent Netflix show]) is upset that Sina's (Valea Scalabrino) obnoxious colleagues treat him like crap Alles was zählt 01. Christoph (Lars Korten) wants Simone (Tatjana Clasing) to admit that she evaded paying taxes 02. Marian (Sam Eisenstein) and Lena (Juliette Greco) argue about Maximilian's presence in their lives 03. At Alexander's birthday party, the tensions between Marian and Maxmilian heat up 04. Pauline (Maike Johanna Reuter) is surprised to receive a visit from her brother Kai (Philipp Stier) 05. Isabelle (Ania Niedieck) appeals to Damian's conscience regarding his aversion to Kai 06. Ingo (André Dietz) tells Lena that the Steinkamp Zentrum will probably close down and that everyone will lose their jobs 07. Deniz's cousin Aylin (Stefania Kavas) tells Jenny (Kaja Schmidt-Tychsen) that she has a crush on her 08. Deniz is surprised when Jenny and Aylin flirt in his presence 09. Aylin visits Jenny at the Steinkamp mansion and is greeted by Frau Scholz (Ingeborg Brings) 10. Damian burns his childhood photos Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten 01. Alexander (Clemens Löhr) suspects that Maren (Eva Mona Rodekirchen) is hiding something from him – well, how could he know that she slept with Leon! 02. Paul (Niklas Osterloh) is glad to have his sister Miriam aka Annike (Luisa Wietzorek), who was kidnapped as a young child, back in his life 03. Lea (Susanna Okonowski) feels neglected by Jonas (Felix van Deventer) 04. Nina (Maria Wedig, right) tries to find reasons why Katrin (Ulrike Frank) can't move in with her and Luis (Maximilian Braun) 05. John (Felix von Jascheroff) and Shirin (Gamze Senol [who is now on contract]) have trouble with their latest business venture 06. Paul proposes to Emily (Anne Menden) and she says "yes" 07. Rosa (Joanna Schümer) is happy that her sons Chris (Eric Stehfest) and Felix are finally getting along... 08. ...but Sunny (Valentina Pahde) still has problems with Felix's presence in Chris's life 09. John gets to know Shirin's husband Erik (Patrick Heinrich) 10. Felix (Thaddäus Meilinger) is surprised that Laura (Chryssanthi Kavazi) has obviously changed her revenge plans
  7. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon

    Estonia 2018: Elina Nechayeva / "La Forza" Winner of the Estonian national final. Language: Italian. (For me, the only real contender for 1st place so far.) Finland 2018: Saara Aalto / "Monsters" Winner of the Finnish national final. The singer was internally chosen by Finnish broadcaster YLE. The public could chose between three songs. Language: English. Iceland 2018: Ari Ólafsson / "Our Choice" Winner of the Icelandic national final. Language: English. Poland 2018: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer / "Light Me Up" Winner of the Polish national final. Language: English. San Marino 2018: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brenig / "Who We Are" Winner of the (very fishy) San Marinese national final. Language: English.
  8. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon

    I think their entry last year was quite good – it's just that the singer's ailing looks might've cost them a few points. This year's song isn't bad either, it just needs a revamp. Armenia 2018: Sevak Khanagyan / "Qami" Winner of the Armenian national final. Language: Armenian. Cyprus 2018: Eleni Foureira / "Fuego" Internal choice. Language: English. Germany 2018: Michael Schulte / "You Let Me Walk Alone" Winner of the German national final. Language: English. Greece 2018: Yianna Terzi / "Óneiró mou" Internal choice. Language: Greek. Hungary 2018: AWS / "Viszlát Nyár" Winner of the Hungarian national final. Language: Hungarian. Latvia 2018: Laura Rizzotto / "Funny Girl" Winner of the Latvian national final. Language: English. Moldova 2018: DoReDos / "My Lucky Day" Winner of the Moldovan national final. Language: English. Montenegro 2018: Vanja Radovanovic / "Inje" Winner of the Montenegrin national final. Language: Montenegrin. The Netherlands 2018: Waylon / "Outlaw In 'Em" Internal choice. Language: English. Romania 2018: The Humans / "Goodbye" Winner of the Romanian national final. Language: English. Serbia 2018: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika / "Nova Deca" Winner of the Serbian national final. Language: Serbian. Slovenia 2018: Lea Sirk / "Hvala, Ne" Winner of the Slovenian national final. Language: Slovene. Ukraine 2018: MELOVIN / "Under the Ladder" Winner of the Ukrainian national final. Language: English.
  9. German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    Oh, definitely. I can't stand Maximilian, and it sucks that everytime the actor decides to come back (this is his fourth stint), storylines get rewritten so Maximilian can emerge as the knight in shining armor even though he's a criminal himself. Vincent was a welcome change, and the actor was capable and nice to look at. I don't know if Jenny and Deniz are that popular as a couple, but they've clearly become one of the show's main couples and have had shared frontburner storylines for almost two years, mostly involving their business. The relationships and family ties on AWZ are a bit obscure and incestuous, I admit. It's very similar to B&B, actually. Only taking into consideration the current cast, there are... Richard Steinkamp and Simone Steinkamp, née von Altenburg, have two daughters together: Jenny Steinkamp and Dr. Vanessa Steinkamp Lukowski. Richard and Simone are currently divorced. They have broken up several times since the show began, and remarried several times as well. Jenny is in a relationship with Deniz Öztürk, and Vanessa is married to Christoph Lukowski. They have a little son named Henry who was born last year. Jenny has a little daughter named Annabelle from a previous relationship. Annabelle is roughly 4 years old. Richard Steinkamp has another son, Ben Steinkamp. He's currently single (and on the backburner, it seems). Carmen Bauer is Simone's half-sister. She is Ben's ex-girlfriend and is currently dating his father Richard. Michelle Bauer is the daughter of Carmen and Vincent Thalbach. She's Jenny and Vanessa's cousin. Michelle is Ronny Bergmann's ex-girlfriend. Maximilian von Altenburg is Simone's son. He's Jenny and Vanessa's half-brother. He was once married to Lena Bergmann von Altenburg Öztürk and they have a son named Alexander together. Alexander lives with Lena. He was also once married to Isabelle Reichenbach Steinkamp von Altenburg Pachlhuber and they have a daughter named Sophia together. Lena Bergmann von Altenburg Öztürk is married to Marian Öztürk. She is also Ingo Zadek's ex-girlfriend and Ronny Bergmann's cousin. She's best friends with Diana and Carmen. Marian Öztürk is Deniz's father. Ingo Zadek is currently involved with Diana Sommer. He is Marie Schmidt's half-brother. Diana is Marie's figure skating coach. Ingo, Ben and Marian are best buddies. Marie is in a relationship with Ronny Bergmann. She hates Michelle and vice versa. Isabelle Reichenbach Steinkamp von Altenburg Pachlhuber was married to Richard Steinkamp, Maximilian von Altenburg and Ben Steinkamp (among others). She had an affair with Vincent. She's enemies with everyone. Currently she's dating Damian Steinkamp. Damian Steinkamp is a distant cousin of Richard Steinkamp. He's dating both Isabelle and Pauline Reusch. The latter is Vanessa's best friend.
  10. German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    Some casting news: Daniel Buder departs AWZ on February 26th, 2018, when his character Vincent Thalbach is sent to prison. The 40-year old actor joined the show in September 2016. Vincent is Michelle Bauer's (Franziska Benz) estranged father, and after years of no contact, he reached out to her one day. Even though her mother Carmen told her to be careful, Michelle bonded with her father, but he was up to no good: He wanted Michelle to become the next figure skating star and did a lot of awful things to advance her career. Vincent also worked against the Steinkamps, mainly Jenny and Deniz, and used the "Pumpwerk" gym as a place to sell drugs. (Now that writers' pet Francisco Medina is back on contract, it was only a matter of time before Buder had to go. In a press release, the show even stated that "there is only place for one bad guy in town".) On UU, Tabea Heynig (Britta Schönfeld) has gone on maternity leave. The 47-year old actress, who has been on contract with the show since January 2010, is expecting her first child. In the show's storyline, Britta went to Singapore for a new job. She's supposed to return later this year (but only time will tell if she really does). Also on UU, Aaron Koszuta briefly returns as Valentin Huber in late April 2018 – just in time to introduce his on-screen sister Larissa Huber. The new contract role will be played by 20-year old actress Linda König. Koszuta departed the show last fall when his character moved to Hamburg to become a police officer. How AWZ films its vast figure skating scenes: In addition, AWZ updated its opening two weeks ago. Version A: Order: Tatjana Clasing as Simone Steinkamp (original cast member) & Silvan-Pierre Leirich as Richard Steinkamp (original cast member) / Cheyenne Pahde as Marie Schmidt #2 (2016-present), André Dietz as Ingo Zadek (original cast member) & Tanja Szewczenko as Diana Sommer (2006-2009; 2016-present) / Kaja Schmidt-Tychsen as Jenny Steinkamp #4 (2011-present) & Igor Dolgatschew as Deniz Öztürk (2007-present) / Julia Augustin as Vanessa Steinkamp Lukowski (2006-2009; 2010-2012; 2013; 2014-present) & Maike Johanna Reuter as Pauline Reusch (2017-present) / Franziska Benz as Michelle Bauer (2016-present) & Bela Klentze as Ronny Bergmann (2016-present) / Sam Eisenstein as Marian Öztürk (original cast member) & Juliette Greco as Lena Bergmann von Altenburg Öztürk #1/#3 (2007-2013; 2013-present) / Igor Dolgatschew as Deniz Öztürk (2007-present) / Alles was zählt Version B Order: Julia Augustin as Vanessa Steinkamp Lukowski (2006-2009; 2010-2012; 2013; 2014-present) & Lars Korten as Christoph Lukowski (2015-present) / Sam Eisenstein as Marian Öztürk (original cast member) & André Dietz as Ingo Zadek (original cast member) / Heike Warmuth as Carmen Bauer (2016-present) & Tatjana Clasing as Simone Steinkamp (original cast member) / Ania Niedieck as Isabelle Reichenbach Steinkamp (2010-present) & Francisco Medina as Maximilian von Altenburg (2007-2013; 2014-2015; 2017; 2018-present) / Franziska Benz as Michelle Bauer (2016-present), Bela Klentze as Ronny Bergmann (2016-present) & Cheyenne Pahde as Marie Schmidt #2 (2016-present) / Silvan-Pierre Leirich as Richard Steinkamp (original cast member) & Christian Feist as Damian Steinkamp (2017-present) / Jörg Rohde as Ben Steinkamp #2 (2009-present) / Alles was zählt
  11. Bradley Bell "The Horrible HW of B&B"

    I guess AF felt threatened by Becky's popularity (and to be honest, she was much prettier than Amber). I just remembered that the show wanted to sell AF and Brian Gaskill's Oscar Marone as the new "hot" couple for a second in 2003. And what about the Taylor replacement Tricia Quick who lasted 3 months? She only had one memorable scene (see below). I still wonder why Bell simply didn't recast Taylor back then instead of bringing in that boring clone, considering he recast so many other characters (with actors who don't resemble their predecessors at all).
  12. Bradley Bell "The Horrible HW of B&B"

    In the late 90s to the mid-00s, it was the Amber Half Hour. Too many characters were thrown under the bus to make room for her repetitive storylines. I will never forgive Bell for treating Sarah Buxton like crap and wasting her talent. Two times!
  13. Winter Olympics 2018

    Most emotional moment so far... I just wanted to cry with them. Aljona Savchenko finally won her first Olympic gold after so many years of bad luck.
  14. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon

    Denmark 2018: Rasmussen / "Higher Ground" Winner of the Danish national final. Language: English. Italy 2018: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro / "Non mi avete fatto niente" Winner of the San Remo Festival 2018. Language: Italian. Malta 2018: Christabelle / "Taboo" Winner of the Maltese national final. Language: English. Switzerland 2018: Zibbz / "Stones" Winner of the Swiss national final. Language: English. United Kingdom 2018: SuRie / "Storm" Winner of the British national final. Language: English.
  15. Boston Public: Stopped watching during the 3rd season. Brothers & Sisters: Never watched the final season. ER: Stopped at the beginning of season 11. I think my last episode was Corday's exit. Watched the finale, though. Grey's Anatomy: Stopped watching somewhere around season 9. Masters of Sex: The show became a snoozefest in season 2 so I dropped out. Nip/Tuck Providence Revenge Weeds: Loved the first two seasons, but stopped watching after the 3rd. I have another category "Series You Initially loved, Never Abandoned (Even Though You Should Have) and Finished". Girls: I hated every single character on this show, yet I couldn't stay away from it.