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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.

  1. 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. 

  2. 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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  3. Luke Cage (and Misty Knight) return: 

     

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

     

     

  5. It had to happen: 

     

     

    1. KMan101

      KMan101

      Amazing! LOL. Love it.

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

  8. 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." 

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Wild Wild Country on Netflix is incredibly fascinating.

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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. You're Soaking in it

      You're Soaking in it

      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.

  18. 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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  19. 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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