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  1. It's been almost thirty years but Psylocke of the X-Men is British again. What next, Twin Peaks Season 4?

  2. Since we seem to be invoicing a ton of classic singers this week post-Aretha, I'd just like to add for no particular reason that I think Tina Turner has been performing "Better Be Good To Me" live way too fast for the last 30+ years. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk 

     

     

  3. Just spotted Ian Buchanan in a truly bizarre Aretha Franklin video, alongside many other 80s celebs (including Whitney). I know Ms. Franklin watched the soaps and so will assume GH was one of her stories. 

     

     

    1. Khan

      Khan

      No, the Arista years were not kind to the Queen.  Mostly because the material was so inferior compared to what she had at Atlantic and even Columbia.

    2. BetterForgotten

      BetterForgotten

      It was increasingly difficult by the 80's for older women to remain relevant in the MTV age. Tina Turner had success with the format during her Private Dancer comeback (and Cher would also later, but she had reinvented herself as a leading Hollywood actress by that point, which helped), but other than that, MTV wasn't exactly going to put Aretha in heavy rotation.

       

      There were others, like Streisand, who didn't need the MTV format to remain successful (even with a few clunkers here and there), but Diana Ross, like Aretha, also suffered a career lull during this time. 

    3. Khan

      Khan

      ICAM, BF.

       

      IMO, Diana Ross suffered the same problem that Aretha did.  She was no longer with the label that nurtured her talent the best, and the material that RCA gave her was subpar.  It was no surprise, then, that Diana would return to Motown eventually -- but even by then, Motown was a far different place than what it had been during its heyday.

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  4. Tevin Campbell is trending. That takes me back. (No, he's not dead)

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I missed so much music in the early '90s but a few years ago first heard Can We Talk, I'm Ready, etc. Really really good songs and a terrific voice. It's too bad the industry silences so many talented singers and performers. I hope he knows he has support. I even saw Ava DuVernay 

    2. Vee

      Vee

      Even Tika Sumpter got in on it (she's got a movie with Tiffany Haddish coming, BTW)

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

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  5. Ben Schwartz IS (the voice of) Sonic the Hedgehog alongside Tika Sumpter and James Marsden and I guess that's the late 2010s for you alright

  6. Nice to see Octavia Spencer finally getting a good TV project. Pilot directed by the legendary Kasi Lemmons! Candyman! https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/octavia-spencer-lebron-james-madam-cj-walker-netflix-limited-series-1202889368/

    1. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I first knew Kasi Lemmons as Nella Franklin #3 from As The World Turns!

    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      I mostly know her for being Reuben's girlfriend on AW...

    3. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      I'm in because I love Miss Spencer!

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  7. The legendary, banned BBC Halloween telefilm Ghostwatch - among the first examples of found footage horror - is still so good.

  8. Love, Gilda: 

     

     

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      They really should have ditched that music, but otherwise it's a powerful trailer. It's nice to know that so many more later SNL players still adore her as I think most people no longer know who she is.

  9. I thought people were trolling when they said Mary Kate Olsen married Olivier Sarkozy. WTF???

    1. Khan

      Khan

      I know I shouldn't judge, but...oh, Lord, that is just so wrong.

       

  10. Leave it to Candie to reignite the mystery of Twin Peaks at Comicon.

  11. Vulture plays a dangerous game trying to go into the @DRW50 business: http://www.vulture.com/2018/07/guide-fleetwood-mac-before-fleetwood-mac.html

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      Thanks for finding that. It was a good read, aside from the extended Bob Welch bashing at the end. The Christine McVie praise is always welcome.

  12. Nice: 

     

    1. YRBB

      YRBB

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  13. Eden Riegel popping up in the One Day at a Time Season 1 finale just makes me bitter all over again that AMC and OLTL 2.0 weren't on Netflix where they belonged with better management.

    1. Graham

      Graham

      Both shows would be thriving today. Tragic they were just a hair too early for mainstream streaming.

  14. The great Joe Bob Briggs' 24 hour horror marathon temporarily crashed streaming service Shudder and got Hellraiser trending on Twitter. Joe Bob has not missed a beat since TNT's Monstervision. Hopefully this ensures a permanent slot for him on Shudder soon.

    1. Vee

      Vee

      And for soap fans: One of the marathon's highlights, cult classic Sleepaway Camp, features the original(?) Tad Gardner Martin, John Dunn, fresh off AMC and meeting a gruesome fate. Also, Jane Krakowski just pre-SFT was slated to play the teen villain but backed out over content.

    2. Khan

      Khan

      Good for Joe Bob Briggs!!

  15. Of course 2018's latest plot twist is a massive black sarcophagus that has never been opened

  16. Pretty much lost my mind watching summer 2000 ATWT and seeing a young David Harbour with Hal Munson.

  17. Flashback Tuesday: The 2013 profanity epidemic of Llanview (and Pine Valley) 

     

     

  18. As happy as I am that Netflix is reviving Carmen Sandiego as an educational show for a new generation of children, nothing will beat the PBS game show starring SON's own Lynne Thigpen. I watched her everyday afterschool.

     

     

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      This is where I first saw Lynne Thigpen, along with Square One. I just loved her on those shows.

    2. Vee

      Vee

      I had no idea SNL did this. It's a fairly lame bit but Sasheer Zamata's Chief is pretty on point and the ludicrous attention to detail (along with the trip destination and voice-overs about the kids) is the funniest part.

       

       

    3. DRW50

      DRW50

      I wonder how many SNL viewers even knew what that was. They didn't seem all that enthused (then again it is SNL..). I guess this was after SNL kept trying to write her as a voice of reason and moral conscience. 

  19. A few things on watching The Hand that Rocks the Cradle again after 25 years:

     

    1. Annabella Sciorra's rise in the late '80s/early '90s was major and for years I wondered what happened to it - now we know she chose to remove herself from stardom following her rape by Harvey Weinstein. Tragic.

    2. Even on the big screen, Julianne Moore had the knack very early.

    3. Rebecca De Mornay deserved a bigger career. She was always more versatile than her looks allowed - see her in the cult classic Runaway Train in the mid-80s where she plays a hardbitten railway worker of all things. She's great and I guess I'm glad Jessica Jones at least gave her a showcase, but she still deserves more.

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I saw a few old HBO promos for some movie she did for them in the late '80s where she was one of the pilots who had to nuke the USSR. I haven't ever seen the movie...I do wonder if she feels like she got more interesting roles before Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

    2. Vee

      Vee

      It's not a bad movie! She's good in it as well - same grit as Runaway Train. "By Dawn's Early Light".

    3. Khan

      Khan

      Heck, she made even "Feds" watchable!

  20. It's a little surreal to realize Westworld doesn't resume filming until a year from now - and Twin Peaks could beat it back to the air.

    1. Vee

      Vee

      It sure felt like that. I don't think it's the most amazing show on earth and I think Season 2 in particular was unnecessarily convoluted, but I do enjoy it for what it is which is a pretty solid scifi show - not Kubrick's 2001. The leads are all great.

    2. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      Yes, I think it's the cast that keeps me coming back.  There are so many good actors and solid character moments involved in this project.  The setting is also gorgeous.  I'll definitely come back for season three, even though the plot is unsatisfying. I'm not even sure what I'm hoping to happen. They killed off (sort of) so many of the characters I liked in this last episode.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      I'm pretty sure most of the 'dead' will be back. Anyone who crossed over into the other world, maybe not.

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  21. Nice to see Anita Baker honored tonight.

  22. Not her biggest fan after her last few years but Nancy Lee Grahn publicly leaving William deVry hanging out to dry over their crazy fans really amuses me. She's clearly been over their pairing since that whole dagger thing but this is just the capper.

    1. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      I don't blame Nancy for not addressing those wackos.  Explain once and you are forever explaining.  DeVry did imply that perhaps Nancy didn't want the pairing any longer (or at least that's how I interpreted it).  

    2. Vee

      Vee

      She clearly hasn't since Julian tried to slit Alexis' throat with the dagger that killed her mother(!!). She had been lukewarm at best in recent interviews. Now this seems quite clear.

    3. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      I agree with NLG. They should go with Kim and Julian if they insist on keeping Julian around, but I like Kim so I want better for her too.  GH really loves to demean it's women.

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