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

    I think LuAnn/Carole/Adam is gold and the show prefers to overexpose whatever conflict Bethenny is involved in. "Not the sharpest tool in the shed" Kristen called it in the beginning that Carole better explain her and Adam to Lu before things get messy. Heather was blindly (and, to a point, wrongly) defending Carole because that situation was legit complicated. Carole was spending weekends with LuAnn in the Hamptons and had gone out with Nicole, who was totally heartbroken over breaking up with Adam. Then after the first week of filming, Carole meets Adam and starts dating him and mentions nothing to LuAnn. LuAnn had a lot of reasons to at least need clarification on what Carole was doing and why, and she had a right to be protective of her niece (who she's extremely close with) who was understandably shocked and hurt that Adam moved on with a hw and filmed it (so many implications there). But LuAnn was dead wrong . . . she attacked Carole's character, called her a pedophile and demeaned Adam by constantly referring to him as "the help" and boy toy. And Adam seemed to basically be part of her family and was very important to Noel. And up to this season, LuAnn still dismisses their relationship as a "fling." Like Adam or not (and I think there's enough reason to at least be suspicious of him), he and Carole were together for years and had a much more serious relationship than LuAnn's sham with Tom. And LuAnn wouldn't take kindly to one of the other hws referring to her Jacques as some light May/December fling. They were together for as long as Carole and Adam were. And LuAnn really went after Adam echoing B's concern that he was an "operator" and accused him of using her and Nicole, all the while sponging off her sleeping on the couch in Sag Harbor. I get why Carole wanted to defend him and set the record straight . . . but in the process, she aired family secrets that involved a teenage Noel. Not a good look. Two wrongs don't make a right. I still don't get why or how Carole and Bethenny became besties . . . but I hope Bethenny started turning on her because she was hurt/jealous that Carole was spending so much time with Tinsley and she was afraid their friendship would fizzle. But if B started passive-aggressively slandering C for a STORYLINE, she's even more morally depraved than I already thought. But C attacked every aspect of B's life in her blogs, which is wrong and hopefully it won't be a "get out of jail free" card for B. Admittedly, by the time season 3 started filming, "fame" had completely ruined Jill Zarin and turned her into a pretty ugly person . . . but I get why she felt abandoned and betrayed by B. B used her not only in real life, but in reality life to bolster her popularity which led to all her opportunities. B left J in the dust and it's kinda horrifying. It was lovely to see them reunite this year, but B might've done that for cameras and she still doesn't want to resume an actual relationship with her. That was brutally painful to watch all those years ago. That was the defining breakup of all these shows, not Vicky & Tamara, NeNe & Kim, or Teresa & Jacqueline (though this one might be a close second). So sad to hear about LuAnn . . . hopefully she just relapsed after this lawsuit and she hasn't been lying about being sober. Sad to think she might have an out of control substance problem.
  2. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    This LuAnn news is really disheartening . . . she's been enjoying an epic comeback/redemption tour and this is about as serious an accusation as it gets. I know many hate on season 4 LuAnn, and without getting into the Alex stuff (which I thought was justified), I think the most significant wrong a NY housewife has dealt another was Ramona calling LuAnn out on her parenting and then going after a teenage Victoria at the reunion. Just WOW. In her blog a few weeks ago, Carole came after LuAnn similarly, saying Adam was an unpaid babysitter for Noel while his mother was gallivanting around with men . . . I get why Carole felt compelled to defend Adam when LuAnn was carrying on about how he took advantage of her/Nicole/the family . . . but I also felt she just didn't need to go there. Would Adam want her to do that? Would Noel? But if LuAnn's own children are coming after her now, it looks like there was a fire behind all the smoke. On a related note, I think Carole/LuAnn is one of the more interesting, under-featured relationships on this show . . . from a silly feud in season 5 to becoming actually really good friends in seasons 6 and 7 and for it to all fall apart . . . there's a lot to mine here. And Carole is stupidly not learning from LuAnn's mistakes . . . Carole got off the hook for Adam/Nicole because LuAnn ridiculously started slandering Carole and Adam every way she could think of instead of concisely expressing her grievances (shades of NJ's Jacqueline) . . . now Carole is coming down so hard on B on social media that everyone might forget that B was actually the original culprit in this war. Even though I never understood their friendship, it's always sad to see a real relationship destroyed on these shows.
  3. DAYS: February 2018 Discussion Thread

    Just read today's recap and unless I misunderstood, Carrie is in the same episode as J&M and Will and no scenes... AND she's at Salem PD at the same exact time as Will. Burn! Lol. Anyway, I've enjoyed this week quite a bit... but the Andre story requires a lot voluntary amnesia. I could barely stomach Abby being aligned with him, but now with all this nonsense... omg. It looks like they're dropping anvils that Abby did it. Good potential shock value, but it's not a good long-term investment to make the show's lead young female lead a murderer with a likely stupid, random motivation. I love that Abby is "crazy," but you wind up walking a fine line in these situations. I'm afraid Abby is RC's answer to Jessica.
  4. Days Feburary Sweeps

    These actually sound promising! Thank you (But I am really, really hesitant about the John/Steve story. And I'm glad it sounds like Carrie and Billie will have a variety of things to do... really hoping for scenes with Will, ESP. with CARRIE!!! Lol.)
  5. DAYS: January 2018 Discussion Thread

    I want Julia Barr as Laura.
  6. DAYS: January 2018 Discussion Thread

    I didn't watch RC's GH after the first few months bc as much as I HATED the Phelps/Guza decade, FV & RC's campy and silly af interpretation of the show wasn't 'my GH' at all... but I actually loved the first couple years of his OLTL and I loved the crop of characters who'd appear a few times a year... and I really appreciated we'd visit where these characters lived, and London, esp., became a secondary setting for the show. And when he opened with guest stints for Hattie, Bonnie, Sheila, Xander, Ben, and Clyde and knowing Sami, Susan, Shawn, Belle, and Vivian were popping up in the future, I was so hoping for/expecting the kind of recurring cast you mentioned above. Seeing Leann Hunley and Christie Clark together for the first time in over 30 years was the biggest treat, but they wrote Anna as such a loon and skipped over any emotional resonance in their scenes... and they missed the opportunity to have one of the show's most significant character moments addressing how Marlena was the mother to Carrie Anna never was with Dee, Leann, and Christie all there. And IA about Austin and Rafe lol. Another treat would be to see Austin, Billie, Lucas, and Philip all together with Kate again (last time would've been around '06). Kate works as a DiMera, but it cheapens the fact that the Roberts/Reeds were THE 'other' family on the show for 20 years, outlasting the Johnsons (since they're not played like that now), Walkers, Lockharts, etc. But I would love to have Austin, Carrie, Mike, and Billie back full time, even more than Shawn, Belle, and Philip (who I'd also love back lol). And, ya, Bill & Laura should absolutely be recurring on a basis similar to Doug & Julie, though I wouldn't use Jamie Lynn Bauer. And Xander not being Alexander was one of the more WTF casting choices in years. Lolol, this show...
  7. DAYS: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    Totally agree about the Black/Evans family... seriously glaring oversight for Christmas, and in general. Belle came back hot this time with tons of natural relevance, then disappeared without even seeing Brady or Eric (weird omission for RC and Anderson). Wtf?!? Another huge oversight is how MIA Steve is with Abby and JJ. Really criminal. At least Adrienne has had a presence in their lives. But block taping is obvs. a huge problem... we'll see people for a solid few days, then it'll be another week. This is particularly evident with the likely expensive Dee Hall, Drake, Missy, Mary Beth, and Stephen (and Wally & Judi are basically MIA again). Kris Alfonso feels like the only vet star to be regularly featured.
  8. DAYS: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    The budget is definitely the common denominator. However, I thought RC really improved on this issue by leaps and bounds, but then Theo waking up fell completely flat. That should have been an episode brimming with relief and rejoice. I haven't seen the party yet, but if this isn't going to be an all-cast event, why bother hyping it so much? I was shocked that the double wedding was basically all-cast... first time we got one of those in several years, and hopefully not the last.
  9. Days cast GH vet?

    This is all very true.
  10. GH: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    I haven't watched GH in a few years but this would kill me. AJ is my fav. character and I can't even with how this played out over 15ish LONG years. The mob three are such contemptible, disgusting characters, and it has been utterly sickening to see decades of them being treated as alternative heroes.
  11. Days cast GH vet?

    I'm hella down for Vivian to have a longlost son w Stefano, but this feels really redundant after Quinn. To me, this is a fun concept, but I don't know how you execute this well??? And even if it detracts from the long-term integrity of the show, I am all for these short-term arcs for characters like Hattie/Bonnie, Sami, and Vivian to spark/enhance new stories.
  12. Days actress returns

    I would normally say this could only be good news, but her last two returns were so mishandled.
  13. DAYS: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    Haven't seen today's episode yet, but I'm really looking forward to it! I actually really like Camila Banus, but I alternate between not "getting it" and downright resenting Gabi. But I really enjoyed her & JJ on Thurs., and I figured halfway through Lani would see them, jump to the wrong conclusion, and hook up w Eli. I found it curious that RC subtly teased this quad when E/G and JJ/L were the clear couples, but this is a nice long-game situation for me... it has revived and improved upon a Dena Higley dud and now I'm really interested in seeing where this goes, when these two couples, along with Rope, were the low points of the show for me.
  14. DAYS: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    The Kiriakis mansion revamp sucks, but it's def. an improvement. When Gary Tomlin was ep, a lot of the sets were redecorated and scaled back... the K mansion got crazy angular (like the Horton home) and was dressed hideously. I'm curious to see how the new foyer looks... I'm afraid the white paint over the wainscoting makes it look less "rich"?
  15. DAYS: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    I think that one thing TomSell really understood was that Jennifer and her kids are the heart of the show... and, honestly, they created this concept. Despite the Daniel propping, they saw potential in this leg of the Horton family and maximized it. Starting this show in 2000, I thought the Horton torch would've been passed to Hope and her kids... but when Higley & Griffith tried HARD to make Hope happen again in late '15/'16, she/Shawn/Ciara never had the emotional and sentimental impact that Jenn/Abby/JJ had... this could be emblematic of writing, but idk. While Abby and JJ feel like the strongest young Horton's, I've always felt like Jenn and Hope are maybe the show's most important characters, as the Horton stars. Seeing Abby slowly evolve to their level has been a pleasure, and I'd like to see JJ and Shawn receive the same committed attention. Shawn's long rest has definitely renewed my interest in the character. It's funny how in the late 90's, we thought Carrie, Eric (Jensen Ackles), and Sami would become the heart of the show... I'm glad the Horton's preserved as the show's #1 family.