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  1. Wow - Kim Tate!

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I wouldn't be surprised if that still happens down the line.

    2. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      You're probably right. There must be an underlying reason for them to bring Kim back like this for such a short visit. They're paving the way for James to return and fight Joe for Debbie.....

      God, just thinking about it makes me feel sick!  :angry:

    3. DRW50

      DRW50

      I think it's probably more about a stunt than Debbie's love life, but I guess we'll see.

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  2. Watching this tonight for a few people and a few reasons. 

     

     

  3. Today's tombstoning of Maggie Haberman by David Simon on political twitter is my cue to remind everyone that The Wire is the single best piece of long-form television I have ever seen alongside Twin Peaks, and should be consumed by every man, woman and child.

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      Thanks. That was a pretty good article. I see he's still making stupid racist comments. The rest was interesting - more than I'd expected. He's also right about SNL (the part where they talk about how Lorne Michaels is hip to current times made me LOL).

    2. Khan

      Khan

      Do people even still joke about his late-night series?  And plenty of actors from his generation have been able to work and not have to live in Hollywood to do it.  Chevy just can't admit he's effed up his own career.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      He's his own worst enemy.

  4. Betty White is a treasure and she's looking frail in these clips from the Emmys. Oof.

    1. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      Well, she is 96 after all....   :)

  5. Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson look great in the stills for The Conners - weathered and older but tough. I'll watch the show for however long it lasts (if I can find the rest of the eps of Roseanne Season 10 to belatedly watch first) but I wish their return to situation comedy wasn't so wracked with turmoil and havoc.

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I didn't really notice until recently how much Sara does look like Roseanne. No one can take the character's place but it makes sense, if this show does continue, that she comes closest. 

  6. Just in case you needed even more TV drama today (no, I haven't watched this show): https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/american-gods-sidelines-new-showrunner-delays-frustrations-1140946

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      This is too bad. I love Ian McShane.

    2. YRBB

      YRBB

      The first season was phenomenal, and widely acclaimed. It saddens me to see it falter so, and for my interest to dwindle as it looks more and more doubtful (especially with no Anderson and Chenoweth).

    3. Khan

      Khan

      No, I don't watch this show either, but it sounds as if keeping it going is more trouble than it's worth.

       

      What IS it with shows that are connected to Bryan Fuller?  It's like they're cursed even after he's gone (I'm thinking of this show and "Dead Like Me").

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  7. Gonna be real interesting to see how Murphy Brown - which only tapes a few weeks ahead and reportedly intends to incorporate current news events and #MeToo - deals with the fall of Moonves.

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I wonder if they may be told to not comment. 

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I also wonder whether Aretha Franklin's death will somehow figure into the show's narrative.  I know her music was a big touchtone for the character of Murphy Brown.

    3. MontyB

      MontyB

      Yes, it is going to be very interesting. I'm looking forward to it. 

  8. Thus ends the short life of the Best Popular Film Academy Award.

    1. Bright Eyes

      Bright Eyes

      Let's hope it stays that way. The Oscars aren't supposed to be for the masses. I don't want stupid people ruining my show.

  9. Here she is, world: 

     

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      Thanks. I don't really understand what is going on with her face, but the costume pops on the cover.

    2. Vee

      Vee

      She's the savior of the Marvel Universe but feel free to hate Chit

      More pix and plot details: https://ew.com/movies/captain-marvel-first-look-images/

    3. Bright Eyes

      Bright Eyes

      Not into superhero movies, but am #Canadianproud of her for getting this big role.

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  10. Finally spotted Reginald the lamb in a Guiding Light video on YouTube and now my life is complete

  11. Castle Rock is an uneven but interesting show, but Sissy Spacek is its shining star. Between this, Bloodline, her role in Robert Redford's final film and next her show on Amazon she is having a career renaissance.

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      Yes, she was really good in Bloodline, which I thought was ok, but not great.  I haven't had the chance to watch Castle Rock yet, but I look forward to it.

  12. It was in the thread, but this Aretha Franklin memorial time schedule seems uhhhh far fetched? 

     

     

    1. Khan

      Khan

      And that isn't including the altar call OR the invitation to worship.  (And let's not pretend those two things won't be snuck into the proceedings.  I've attended enough funerals in my life to know better.)

    2. Vee

      Vee

      Bill Clinton alone has never spoken for just five minutes in his entire public life. And he's just the tip of the iceberg!

    3. ReddFoxx

      ReddFoxx

      That's almost an entire work day. But this pretty much what one would expect for this funeral and it will most likely run over schedule.

  13. I really should've known that the upcoming film Widows from Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn and starring Viola Davis is actually a remake of Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante's ITV series from the 80s. Produced by none other than Doctor Who co-creator Verity Lambert. Small worlds.

    1. Vee

      Vee

      Oh, that's neat. The film looks very impressive.

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Wow, you didn't know that @Vee??  La Plante has the trailer of the McQueen film embedded on her personal site, lol!  She's stated that the film has driven renewed interest in her series and she has released a book edition of Widows, this year, I believe. 

       

      By the way, I loved the Prime Suspect series and used to watch it on PBS growing up.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      So did I. I'd just never heard of Widows before.

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  14. I knew the killer in Sharp Objects from the very first scene they appeared, but the series is still a towering and supremely satisfying achievement of TV/film with incredible performances - and owes a ton to soap opera.

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      Yes, Amy Adams was so good in this.  I knew the killer because I've read the book, I haven't seen the finale yet.

    2. Cat

      Cat

      I hadn't read the book and while I suspected a couple of characters, I was totally creeped out by the episode -- especially the closing credits!

       

      Totally owes a ton to soap opera (and to Hitchcock's Notorious at one point). It was a dreamlike, nightmarish, horrific fairy-tale. The tension ratcheted up throughout that final episode, wow.

       

      Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson were, of course, incredible, but I thought Eliza Scanlen (Amma) and Taylor John Smith (John Keene) were absolute standouts.

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

  16. 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 

     

     

  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

  20. 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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