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  1. Phil Collins trending this AM for all the right reasons. We can use a break.

  2. Rewatched George Clooney's cameo on ER when Julianna Margulies left. I remember being shocked. He insisted on no publicity and doing it for scale. The show even hid it from NBC, which never forgave the show for it and forced them to scale down Mark Greene's exit a few years later. I still am impressed with Clooney's class.

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    2. Vee


      I haven't watched that season since it aired, but I felt they built it up fairly well or at least capped it off well in that final episode when Carol gives Luka that very good speech on her way out the door.


      They apparently hid Susan Lewis' first exit too, so this was the last straw for NBC.

    3. DRW50


      It's so short-sighted and petty to punish the show - anyone with a brain would have known they were punishing themselves. 

    4. Jonathan


      Can you imagine hiding a story point from Brian Frons?  Oh it would have been epic!

  3. Remember the Gabrielle Union case? 


    1. DRW50


      Between this and the Ellen news I'm amazed at how many shitty and toxic people are in high positions, even though I shouldn't be.

    2. DramatistDreamer


      Unfortunately @DRW50 I am not surprised as I've encountered some of these toxic types of people--they block your path/progress and gaslight you into believing that it is something you have done/failed to do. While doing freelance work, I once had a producer at a television show (which has long been canceled, thank goodness) insist that since I was clearly unwilling to back-stab that I was not cut out for the job, so they didn't feel comfortable with me continuing in the position (which was supposed to lead to a permanent gig).  I kid you not!

      There is a reckoning finally happening in the arts & entertainment industry and I am sooo here for it!  It's long overdue!

    3. DaytimeFan


      Sharon Osbourne was talking about the NBC executives many years ago and how they'd apparently treated her son, Jack, when he disclosed his diagnosis with MS, and the disparity on the set of AGT: among other things, she was given an American Airlines ticket while Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell got flown on private jets. The behaviour appeared to continue. 

  4. If you're not going to ban people at least let us curse. It's been over a decade, I'm pretty sure the SoapNet sponsorship deal is not coming.

  5. Mike Tyson could be 90 in a hoveround and I would not get in a ring with him.

  6. Tsunami too, 2020? For real?

  7. Pleasantly surprised to see Mo Collins return for the Parks & Rec COVID special.

  8. When can we expect known sockpuppet accounts to be permanently banned and not let out to roam the yard every few months, @Toups? Asking for a friend.

  9. I know I'm not the only one worried about Khan.

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    2. KMan101


      Yes, LOVE Khan. I hope he's ok!!

    3. Taoboi


      You're not.  I too have been wondering. Especially after the rally and the increase in numbers there.

    4. All My Shadows

      All My Shadows

      Khan does not like me, and I don't know why, but I have noticed his absence, and I hope he is okay! He's gone away from time to time before, so I'm sure he'll be back soon.

  10. This Thandie Newton Vulture profile is the best soap of the year. https://www.vulture.com/article/thandie-newton-in-conversation.html

    1. DaytimeFan


      "And Oprah took to her bed and just ate mac and cheese."  - Thandie Newton. I love articles like this. Like the celebrity memoirs of the 1980s.

  11. The new Unsolved Mysteries may be lacking Robert Stack but it's kept the mood and music that terrified me in elementary school. Won't be forgetting these cases.

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    2. Soapsuds


      @KMan101 I had to subscribe again too. I got the first month free.

    3. KMan101


      @Soapsuds lol that's good. Darn Netflix for sucking me back in lol

    4. Soapsuds


      @KMan101 it's worth it. I haven't seen all of the first few episodes posted but the ones I've seen are great!

  12. Rewatching the first weeks of The City for the first time in 25 years. Flaws notwithstanding, so much of it from style to cameras are a precursor to today - maybe they should've tried it at night.

    1. SFK


      A late-night block of The City and 13 Bourbon Street would have had me blissfully late to Montgomery Blair High School every morning, instead of just begrudgingly late.

    2. Vee


      Well, Blair was like that in general. (I didn't go there, much)

  13. @DRW50 


    1. DRW50


      That's great news. I don't have Criterion but I will look for it.

  14. Am I insane or is this Corbin Bernsen as the pilot taking Bob and Steven Weber to Dream's End on ATWT in '86? It's not in his IMDB and the picture quality is bad but still.

    1. DramatistDreamer


      That is indeed Corbin Bernsen.

  15. Re-immersing myself in the Loving Murders, ATWT '86 and the Y&R classic schedule, with a side of OLTL '92-'93, just reinforces the need for P&G and other outlets to release these archives to streaming ASAP. SoapNet with AW and Dan Curtis with Dark Shadows were ahead of their time.

    1. DramatistDreamer


      A good time for well-written stories.  I wonder who has any pull with P&G. One of the reasons why I think someone should get in touch with Laurence Caso, perhaps he'd be able to shed light on the process. Does Alan Locher have a rapport with Caso, you think?

  16. I'm glad you're all taking this uncertain time in our lives to finally watch The Wire.

    1. sheilaforever


      This show was an amazing piece of art. Does TREME come any close? I have this one waiting for me in ITUNES...

    1. DRW50


      It's nice they're doing this for charity. I didn't care for the last 3-4 years of the show and a number of people in the cast have sort of spoilt their image, but I will be glad to see Adam and Rashida again, at least.

  17. Sharing the Loving Murders is a much needed communal experience during these tough times.

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    2. DRW50


      If you ever have the time to kill there's a 1979 playlist here. I don't know if the very beginning of Mansion of the Damned is around but the July 1979 episodes start fairly early into the story. June 1979 has the very good end of the Winter Austen story. 


    3. Vee


      I certainly do. Thanks.

    4. victoria foxton

      victoria foxton

      I agree the Loving Murders has been a great escape. Most of  EON from 79-84 is online. 

  18. I don't know why I have gravitated to bingeing Cheers, a show I only intermittently saw when I was little, so much in crises over the last six months. My comfort food show when I was younger were Golden Girls, Roseanne, Seinfeld and Cosby (and that one week during my college nervous breakdown where Nick ran Facts of Life for over 48 hours - yikes). Maybe it's the novelty since I know the others so well. Cheers holds up!

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    2. DRW50


      Kirstie Alley. She is also a lunatic.

    3. soapfan770


      @DRW50 100% agreed LOL! 


    4. ghfan89


      It got kinda silly later on, but those early seasons with the Coach, along with the first couple seasons of Taxi, were some of the finest television ever.

  19. We all laughed at DAYS for filming ten years ahead. Who's Booboo the Fool now?

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    2. victoria foxton
    3. Cat


      Going by Days' schedule, we could be within sight of a vaccine by the time episodes run out.


      Of course, that will be when new episodes kick in featuring a deadly biological infection sweeping Salem concocted by Vivian.

    4. Khan


      I will never be here for "alamainvirus."


    1. DRW50


      The first episode is wonderful, with a very well written fakeout about a married couple and which of them will live or die. I have never finished the show due to the episode about the mentally handicapped man accused of rape and murder, and then their getting rid of Abby for being too strong a woman, but I guess I should try someday.

    2. Vee


      I believe part of the issue was also Carolyn Seymour's alcoholism, but yes, losing her didn't inspire me to finish. I am going back to it now. Contagion and Andromeda Strain too.

  21. Harvey Weinstein: 23 years in prison.



    1. DramatistDreamer


      I just saw this. He brought this on himself.

  22. More relevant than ever. Best performance (they're all good): Jennifer Ehle. 


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