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I Am A Swede

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  1. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    It's such a waste of Mark Jordon. I liked him as Phil Bellamy on "Heartbeat", and I don't want to begrudge him employment, but his character here is so useless.
  2. The Tennis Thread

    What about Martina Navratilova?
  3. Is Song of the South racist??

    That's not really an answer though. Who would you market a movie like "Song of the South" to if not to children?
  4. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    I can hardly contain my excitement....
  5. Is Song of the South racist??

    Who would you market it to then?
  6. A new royal baby is on the way in the UK. 

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41148027

  7. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    I can't believe I didn't think of Alan! I am happy that Eric has a story again. I didn't think that would happen after Val's death, but did it really have to involve a Dingle? (Silly question I know. Practically everything on this show has to involve a Dingle..... ) I wonder how long Sandy and Pearl will be kept on. Pearl especially has been increasingly isolated after Betty's and Edna's departures. I'm sure there are some distant Dingle relatives standing in the wings, ready to join the rest of the pack.
  8. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    For me the show feels hollow and empty. There are no real friendships and there's no sense of community anymore. It's just a bunch of, mostly immoral and selfish, people interacting. I do miss Ashley, but there are other characters who left in recent years that also left a void which seems hard to fill: Betty, Val and Edna. I miss Val more than I thought I would.
  9. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    This show is so horrible right now that I'm going to take a break from it, for my own sanity's sake. I love Charlotte (Bellamy) but she's not enough to make my put myself through watching.
  10. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    Oh, dear God no to the above conversation. I don't even want to think that they would go there. That would be too awful. It's clear that the show is going through a rough patch right now. But then again, when I really think about it it hasn't been good for a very long time. The Ashley story was the exception, and because it was so good and especially John and Charlotte gave such phenomenal performances I at least tended to overlook the multiple flaws that the show had. But with that story over, and with Gillian Kearney leaving, the sad state of the rest of the show has become glaringly obvious.
  11. I can hardly believe that it's 20(!) years ago today since Princess Diana died.

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    2. SFK

      SFK

      I was tuning into SNL and was met with the news reports, unreal. 

    3. DaytimeFan

      DaytimeFan

      20 years...good God time flies. RIP Princess. 

    4. MissLlanviewPA

      MissLlanviewPA

      Looking back, I think hers was one of the first celebrity deaths I actually remember (I was 8 back then). 

  12. Is Song of the South racist??

    http://deadline.com/2017/08/gone-with-the-wind-racism-memphis-tennessee-orpheum-theatre-hattie-mcdaniel-vivien-leigh-charlottesville-1202156922/ Is this the right way to go? I can sort of understand the reasoning right now with everything that's happened recently, but at the same time I feel that this is the first step down a very dangerous path. Most movies, tv and literature from the past contain ideas, values and images that go against what we believe now, but we can't pretend that they don't exist.
  13. What Are You Listening To?

    P.S. This music was written by Ernest Gold, not Henry Mancini
  14. The Tennis Thread

    Not a big surprise perhaps, Andy Murray is pulling out of the US Open. http://www.bbc.com/sport/tennis/41063581
  15. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    Frankly I don't think anyone can live up to Tates, but the problem is they will keep trying. It has become almost like an obsession on this show, just like the plane crash has become this iconic incident which they try to replicate on a regular basis. For that reason I wouldn't be completely heartbroken if they, at the very least, rested Home Farm for a while. I don't think I would want them to get rid of it completely, since it is, together with the Woolpack, the only place left from the beginning.
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