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  1. This is cute - Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard promotes Carol Burnett's Netflix show, debuting tomorrow: 

     

     

  2. It had to happen: 

     

     

    1. KMan101

      KMan101

      Amazing! LOL. Love it.

  3. The six seasons of The Americans is the longest, quietest, most patient and methodical build of dread I've ever seen on TV. 

     

     

    1. Vee

      Vee

      It ceases to be a thrill ride very fast, lol. It becomes a very, very slow and measured show quickly, and a very good one. Any other network would've cancelled it with its soft numbers as a sleeper critical hit, but FX was classy to stick by it and make it clear two years ago that they would be renewing it until it chose to conclude.

    2. YRBB

      YRBB

      That's fine, too. That's the impression I had of it, which is why I was surprised to see how fast things move so far. Nice to hear FX really committed to it. You don't often hear stories like that.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      According to them, their other, bigger shows (including their tacky sitcom deals like that Charlie Sheen syndicated thing) paid for it and other smaller ones.

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  4. Bill Cosby found guilty on all charges, faces prison time: https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/989563576569516032

  5. Ready to finally send Kanye West out into space for good https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/989179757651574784

    1. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I'm continuing to ignore him as he's trying to provoke everyone to put the spotlight on himself. Also, he's 'not too right up in the ole noggin'  as someone I know would say.

    2. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      Dragon blood?  Reminds me of Charlie Sheen and his rants about tiger blood.  I'm pretty sure that Kanye has bipolar (like Roseanne).  I'm not sure how I feel about these stars who have public meltdowns.  It seems like they are being exploited on the one hand, but the fact that they have megaphones is disturbing. 

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I guess it's the new "any show with more than 9-13 episodes is automatically bad and bloated." I hate the word "manspreading." 

  6. Prince's estate releases his original recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U": 

     

     

    1. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Yes, I saw this earlier today.  I've heard him sing this song on other occasions but I enjoyed the sweet simplicity of this version. For a moment, he was alive again. Just for a few brief minutes, I forgot that he was gone.

    2. Vee

      Vee

      It's a fantastic version, but my favorite is probably the wildly baroque take done by short-lived Prince-created outfit The Family. Though Sinead O'Connor's is of course the classic. 

       

       

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      The Rosie Gaines version was always really deeply soulful.

  7. The viral sensation and crossover we all knew we'd need someday: The Golden Girls and Stranger Things. https://twitter.com/BenjaminJS/status/986037365838823424

  8. In the wake of Weinstein and the Cosby retrial, I can't recommend UK miniseries National Treasure on Hulu enough - a bone-chilling mystery and drama with Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Andrea Riseborough. It's back with a second series and unrelated story that is apparently good, but S1 is what stuck in my bones for weeks.

  9. Lindsay Buckingham is not dead! But he has quit and/or been fired from Fleetwood Mac, in keeping with the group's proud history of messy drama: https://pitchfork.com/news/lindsey-buckingham-quits-fleetwood-mac/?mbid=social_twitter

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I love Fleetwood Mac as much as they love their drama. Some people just never change. Good for Neil Finn and Mike Campbell though, getting to join the roster of 500 Mac members. I wonder if this means I'll get to hear Stevie singing Don't Dream It's Over.

    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      I also just found out about this.  I guess Twitter does have some positive uses.

       

      https://genius.com/a/fleetwood-mac-s-dreams-is-back-on-the-charts-thanks-to-a-meme

    3. Vee

      Vee

      I'm sure he'll be back again if they're not all dead first. But I would like to see the full line-up on tour with my mom someday.

      https://twitter.com/mrhayes1029/status/983477702790230024

  10. Wild Wild Country on Netflix is incredibly fascinating.

  11. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine still holds up and was ahead of its time.

  12. More on the restored black soap "Personal Problems": https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/interview-ishmael-reed/

  13. I wrote about this all-black avant-garde soap opera from the creator of Ganja & Hess years ago, and I am amazed it has just gotten a restoration in preparation for re-release:

     

     

    1. Vee

      Vee

      Back when all that existed were very poorly preserved Betamax tapes, I wrote about a screening of it here.

  14. Cannot get over Sara Gilbert's emotional access in the Roseanne premiere - I never knew she was that good an actress beyond her classic deadpan. That long pause when talking to her genderfluid son was old school Roseanne and made my heart ache, but it was clearly also the gay actress IRL having a moment.

    1. YurSoakinginit

      YurSoakinginit

      I admit I got a litte teary-eyed at that moment. It was intense, but effortlessly. I feel like the scene just tapped into something very real.

  15. Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things is incredibly talented but by several accounts her management team and possibly family are her worst enemy: 

     

    1. Vee

      Vee

      This isn't about the show. The kids are sweethearts, and mostly seem quite well-adjusted. The issue is that Brown (who I don't think has anything to do with this herself) has a family that bankrupted itself trying to get her into Hollywood, and since the show's success has been very hamhanded with trying to power play agencies and shows to get more money. It's not doing her any favors, and she needs better management.

    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      This is the second younger actor on the show to seem to be in a mess (although the drug guy was older so I should put that on him) and then that story came out a few weeks ago with a former employee making accusations. It's just a strange situation. But yes, Brown likely has a lot of problems elsewhere.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      That story upon further exposure turned out to be very thin, at least so far. But no, Charlie Heaton is an adult who got busted with coke at the airport - that could be any TV show. Just saying, try it before you judge!

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  16. We banned JONNYSBRO. When can we finally curse on this site?

    1. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      It won't happen because it affects which advertisers will allow their ads to be on this site.

    2. marceline

      marceline

      Jonny got banned? I never thought I'd see that day.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      As far as I can tell he hasn't posted since we took Errol to task. He may lurk but he doesn't/can't post. Oddly, neither can Jerry whatever his name was.

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  17. Annabella Sciorra is a villain in S2 of Luke Cage: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/luke-cage-season-2-annabella-sciorra-1202727904/

    1. Taoboi

      Taoboi

      Good to hear there will be a season 2. :)

  18. He's apparently sober and happy and looked well enough on The Tonight Show, but wow does Macaulay Culkin live one weird-ass life. (And that's even before he turned out to be dating Celia from AMC 2.0 for awhile)

    1. Khan
    2. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      The original cast tho?

    3. soapfan770

      soapfan770

      Remember the Sally Struthers version playing at weird hours usually on a UHF station in the late '80's/early '90s? @Khan

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      Thanks. It was interesting to hear her talk about Living Single, and Hillary. I had no idea she was a surrogate.

    1. Vee

      Vee

      Maybe, but those days are back! Also, that's pretty much her current uniform minus the Mar-Vell/Kree green instead of red.

    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      After Hot Topic Wanda I don't have much faith in MCU to make the effort but hopefully it will work out.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      Well, it's her actual superhero uniform so I dunno what to tell ya. I like it.

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  19. I do not care for Grey's Anatomy, but this is one refreshingly raw interview from Ellen Pompeo: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/ellen-pompeo-tvs-20-million-woman-reveals-her-behind-scenes-fight-what-i-deserve-1074978

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      I saw that some people were upset with her comments about Faye Dunaway, but I thought she was just being honest about a life in Hollywood for actresses (although Dunaway burned a lot of bridges).

    2. DaytimeFan

      DaytimeFan

      @DRW50 I don't know why people are upset about the Faye Dunaway comment. Ellen wasn't insulting Dunaway, she was stating the fact that Faye was a major star and has nothing to show for it, financially, when the men she worked for are filthy rich. Pompeo is making her money and good for her. She's one of the few, like Suzanne Somers and Joan Collins before her, whose willing to talk about what money she's making so that other actresses can know what they're actually worth.

    3. Vee

      Vee

      Jamey Giddens, of all people, drew parallels from this interview to the Genie Francis situation - the thing is, he's absolutely right. Not just about how long Pompeo and Francis kept their shows and characters viable and moneymaking for more than a few years, but also in how the networks attempted to use their male leads to leverage them for the salary lowball.

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