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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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.

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

  7. 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 

     

     

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

       

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

  16. 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.

  17. Nice: 

     

    1. YRBB

      YRBB

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  18. 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.

  19. 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!!

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

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

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

     

     

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