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  1. Thrilled to see Wire star Sonja Sohn in tonight's show as
  2. I give you what we all predicted: The inevitable self-destruction of Sanders Without Clinton, a la Garfield Without Garfield. Let the flaying begin. And over what incredibly important issue, you ask? I'm glad you did!
  3. Good for Queen Sugar (which I need to catch up on): https://twitter.com/QueenSugarOWN/status/1108139132914589696

  4. I think Netflix still does a lot of great work. But like HBO and other emergent giants, they are caught between what they market and what they hope to be. They can't have it all and continue to claim to be for the little guy and the biggest gun while operating like a basic network. They don't have an equilibrium when they expect ODAAT fans to binge it all in a couple days so it can compete with, I dunno, Daredevil in the past, or Stranger Things (which I love). It's apples and oranges. Holding it all to the same standard is hypocrisy. It's the fault of the model.
  5. Jenny McCarthy is admittedly no brain trust, but this excerpt from a new expose on The View is brutal: https://www.vulture.com/article/ladies-who-punch-the-view-jenny-mccarthy-barbara-walters.html

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    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      When you ask a comedienne/actress to direct the flow of conversation and she comes from the world of One Woman Shows, she might just take that job of being the authority on the stage seriously--funny how that works.

      Yeah, part of me feels a bit for how Walters obviously felt as though she had nothing else to cling to but then the other part remembers how she often railroaded and belittled others in interviews, seemingly just to create 'good television' and my sympathy fizzles.

       

      Jenny McCarthy was fortunate, any at all, that she managed to get any opportunities from her stint on MTV because I never even found that show Singled Out (or whatever) remotely entertaining.

    3. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      I think JM did a good job of painting herself as the nice girl victim.  I actually fell for that for half a second, not that I have even a pinch of respect for her due to the vaccine issue.  Look how she paints herself as sympathetic to Walters, while making Walters look pathetic and incompetent, which she most likely was, but still. The repeated use of the word "shuffling" for example. I imaging to someone like BW there is nothing worse than being made to sound incompetent at your job.  She's never been warm and fuzzy that is for sure.  I've always instinctively avoided watching her because I found her off putting. Still, I respect that she broke barriers for women and being soft probably wouldn't have achieved that.

       

      I know next to nothing about WG either, but I'm going to go on a limb and guess that her career path wasn't an easy one.  I wouldn't have befriended JM in her place. I'm willing to give people a lot of slack in life, but using fame to damage public health is not something I have a lot of patience with.  Notice she is still doubling down with her BS on autism. She won't simply admit that what she says has no basis in fact. She's one of those "you don't know my truth" idiots.

       

      Apparently, BW is pretty far gone these days, so hopefully she won't even hear about this.  As for WB, I'm guessing she doesn't give a damn what JM thinks.

    4. Khan

      Khan

      "When you ask a comedienne/actress to direct the flow of conversation and she comes from the world of One Woman Shows, she might just take that job of being the authority on the stage seriously--funny how that works."

       

      IKR? ;)

       

      If you're an African-American and you're in the position that Whoopi is on the show, you have to be a bit of a bitch in the name of self-preservation; because you know that those above (and even below) you on the proverbial food chain will never have your back.  Could Whoopi have gracefully stepped aside and allowed Babs to "run the table" for her last shows?  Perhaps.  However, to use an old expression, if you give 'em an inch, they'll take the whole damn yard (and then some).

       

      Add to that Whoopi's general disgust over how the network values her (or de-values her, as it were) and I can understand why she felt she needed to hold ABC/Disney to her contract.  (I mean, she's an Oscar winner, for Christ's sake, and you won't even ENTERTAIN the notion of her doing a live performance of one of her biggest-ever roles on your network?  If I had been in charge, I would have BEGGED Whoopi not only to do "Sister Act: the Musical," but also "Ghost" and even "The Color Purple"!)

       

      "Notice she is still doubling down with her BS on autism. She won't simply admit that what she says has no basis in fact. She's one of those "you don't know my truth" idiots."

       

      It simply never occurs to people like Jenny McCarthy that one thing (vaccinations) doesn't always lead to another (autism).  If it did, then there would be a whole lot more autistic people in the world, for example.

  6. Not news, really; he was always only signed for one season. Pike has to go back to Enterprise.
  7. Yes. This has become much more prevalent for them in the last couple years, and I deeply resent it. I don't binge shows that quickly because I like to make them last, especially when turnaround for production is much longer than it used to be. I understand the nature of the uncertain new media landscape and their evolving business model requires constant engagement but guess what - that's not my fault. I don't mind bingeing when there is a large backlog and more coming soon. But I will never do more than 5-6 episodes of a show within a few days or a week. I don't think that allows time to process and sit with it.
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