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

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

     

     

  3. 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. 

  4. 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!

  5. 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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  6. Nice to see Anita Baker honored tonight.

  7. 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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  8. Johnny Depp is making late stage Brando look dignified: https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/johnny-depp-lawsuit-marriage-w521671

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      I read that earlier today. I'm torn between feeling bad for him and realizing that he spends a lot more money on wine every year than most Americans make. He needs to sell some of his property ASAP and realize that he is not a billionaire.

  9. I wonder if Melody Thomas Scott ever gets questions about her early and storied career in genre film (The Fury, Piranha, The Beguiled, etc).

  10. Today in news I never thought I'd hear: Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner(!!) co-stars in video game legend Hideo Kojima's new game along with Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Lea Seydoux. Sure, why not? https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/death-stranding-hideo-kojima-casting-lea-seydoux-lindsay-wagner-1119548

    1. All My Shadows

      All My Shadows

      Lindsay Wagner and Lynda Carter both seem like ladies who will sign on to do any project and have tons of fun doing it.

  11. Just stumbled upon the late, great Karen Black's last interview on YouTube. Do yourself a favor: Don't.

  12. As kind as it is of them to include the very ill Val Kilmer in the unnecessary Top Gun sequel, I'll only be impressed if someone calls Kelly McGillis.

    1. Khan

      Khan

      I'll be impressed if they can actually FIND Kelly McGillis.  (Seriously, where has she been keeping herself these days?)

  13. Goodbye to The Americans, one of the best, most understated and underrated long-form dramas I've seen on television, and kudos to Laurie Holden for being its last mystery.

  14. Throb!!

    1. Vee

      Vee

      "Throb" is on the janet. album from 1993. It was released 25 years ago. Janet performed it at the Billboards in the video above.

    2. Taoboi

      Taoboi

      As in an official video and the whole thing that comes with that a la a single. Other than this...the only performance of it to this day that I've seen was the one she did on SNL when Heather Locklear hosted. In high school. 

    3. Vee

      Vee

      It's been performed live quite a bit on multiple tours. And it was released on a major album. That's what makes it a released track. Unreleased means literally unreleased to the public at all, not never promoted as a single with a music video. If that were the case half of every musician's catalog would be unreleased.

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  15. It's time for another Americans status update for folks who don't watch it: If Keri Russell doesn't win an Emmy for this season there is no god.

    1. Cat

      Cat

      Oh wow. :o Poor Whitney.

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I just saw this online a half-hour ago and Good Lord, the tragedy never ends!

  16. Now Batman's butler Alfred is getting a prequel TV show. That's fine. I hate it but that's fine, 2018

    1. Vee

      Vee

      She seems nuts. The alleged story about Harmon does not rise to the level of harassment for me.

    2. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      If you are talking about bringing the dog onset after he bit someone, I agree. If Harmon did that, I think that's selfish, jackass behavior, but it's not harassment. The problem for me is that she's eluding to bad behavior on social media, casting a net of suspicion over so many people by not just spitting it out. That's not ok.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      She apparently has a bizarre history, to say the least. But maybe I'm just biased by seeing her play a goth girl at least 15 years out of date.

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    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      It's a good thing I wasn't there as I wouldn't have been able to deal with some idiot calling Stevie Nicks a bitch and claiming all of their success over the last 40 years has been from Lindsey. I'm not surprised to hear Christine wasn't involved with the firing, as they seem to be somewhat close. I hope she won't be leaving again as well.

    2. Khan

      Khan

      Those people are too damn old to pull that kind of nonsense.  Now I understand Grace Slick when she says there's a time when rock stars should get their asses off the stage.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      This is Fleetwood Mac so I feel confident they'll patch it up again eventually. Hopefully before they're all dead.

  17. Whoo! This year's cancellation pool is a bloodbath.

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I know you were a big fan of The Exorcist. I heard a lot of good things about Lucifer too (although I heard it wasn't as good this season). And I really enjoyed B99 when I watched the first few seasons. So much gone so that we can get Tim Allen grunting and playing the martyr as Fox tries to chase a Roseanne demographic. I will not be watching.

    2. Vee

      Vee

      Roseanne is at least, as many critics have said even this week, a complicated and messy show with dueling viewpoints. It's a flashpoint but its heart is in the right place so far IMO. But Last Man Standing is the worst. And they do indicate a troubling trend.

       

      All my friends watch B99 - I think there is a good chance Netflix or Hulu may pick it up at which point I may finally watch it all. Same with The Expanse's chances - it shocks me SyFy cancelled it. They've been making such a push to be taken seriously as a prestige network lately, but cancelled that and passed on the big Tremors pilot with Kevin Bacon - probably because they've decided they still want to play it cheap.

       

      The Exorcist got one more season than I expected and was very faithful to the source materials. It has a slim chance of pick-up on say, Hulu, but I just hope people discover the two seasons there.

    3. DRW50

      DRW50

      I just saw that the Supernatural female-led spinoff with Kim Rhodes also wasn't picked up. Last year's attempts to push a conservative viewpoint mostly failed for the networks yet we seem to be going there again. Oh well. 

  18. Can anyone remember the last time we had a TV star debacle as big as the Lethal Weapon one with Clayne Crawford? I don't think he'll be working again any time soon.

    1. Franko

      Franko

      The most recent one I can think of is Charlie Sheen vs. Chuck Lorre.

    2. Ryan Chamberlain

      Ryan Chamberlain

      I've been out of the loop. Exactly wtf did he do? 

    3. Vee

      Vee

      Google it.

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  19. Luke Cage (and Misty Knight) return: 

     

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