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    HBO: Big Little Lies

    Finally caught up on the series and I love it! I've always been a huge David E. Kelley fan (Ally McBeal, The Practice, Boston Legal were my favourites of his shows). I love his dialogue his and his characters, and I'm glad he has another hit show again. Yeah, I know his writing is sometimes unrealistic, but I can forgive those elements as long as the show is really entertaining. I really like all the main actresses (love Nicole and Shailene) and their characters (who are all fucked up in their own way). Madeline, Renata and Mary Louise have the best zingers/comebacks - I just love their dialogue. I've never really seen Meryl Streep in anything other than Mama Mia! and The Devil Wears Prada.....so I never really totally understood "the legend of Meryl Streep"..........and now I kind of understand it because I think she's just phenomenal as Mary Louise. It's her acting and DEK's dialogue that makes Mary Louise so watchable, and entertaining, and manipulative, and evil, and so fun. She's had so many great scenes and lines....like after getting slapped by Celeste, she says, "What should we call that? Foreplay?......Oh dear." LOL Oh, and I'm just discovering Laura Dern too! I mean I've seen some of her movies, but I never really 'noticed' her until now. She's great! Bonnie's resentment letter to her mom was good. That has to be Zoe Kravitz's award shows reel. As far as the Andrea Arnold situation, I don't get the big deal about it. In TV, it's the creator/writer/EP who runs the show - it's their vision. Directors don't have that power in TV. I agree that not telling Andrea about the changes was a mistake, but I don't think it was a mistake for DEK/JMV to make the show look/feel like season 1 (or whatever changes that needed to made). Now I know why there's so many episodes listed, and why the episodes this season are so short. “I was examined, she should be, too. I was fair game. So is she. It’s my fight, your Honor. I ask that you let me wage it." That ending made me so excited for the next episode. Can't wait to see Meryl vs. Nicole.
  2. Two of the greatest players just played one of the best Wimbledon finals match. This is why most people watch to see Federer/Djokovic, or Federer/Nadal, or Nadal/Djokovic – best vs best. Was rooting, and had money on Roger, so I was disappointed to see him lose with having two match points on his serve. Novak is only 32? If he stays healthy, he definitely could get to 20+, especially with no future superstars coming up. There’s no reason for the big 3 to retire as long as they keep going deep in grand slams.
  3. I don't think she does need to play more, especially at her age. She still has the skill and experience to get the finals of a grand slam - same goes for Federer and Nadal. See, I don't think being in the finals should "hit her in the moment" because of the experience. I don't watch enough tennis to know the ins-and-outs of people's gameplay, so maybe your "plan B" theory is right. Going out 6-2, 6-2, without a fight, is just sad to see from a superstar like Serena. If it was a hard fought battle in 3 sets, then maybe I could give her some slack. I don't agree with BJK. Serena's been a star from basically the beginning of her career, so why would "being a star" affect her now? It's not like she was out partying these last two weeks during the tournament.
  4. Why does Serena keep blowing these opportunities in the finals? She’s still the best to ever play the game but I want to see her break the record. Very disappointed.
  5. Only caught the last two games of Fed/Nadal match and wow, those were awesome games. That’s why the majority of people love watching those two play against each other (on non clay courts).
  6. Just found out that Maya Hawke (Robin) is Ethan Hawke/Uma Thurman's daughter. Now that I know that, I do see some Uma in her. She definitely has parents' acting talent. And she's now on the same show as Winona Ryder who was in Reality Bites with her dad! Another connection is both Maya and Winona Ryder played Jo March from Little Women - Winona in 1994, and Maya in 2017.
  7. Season 3 is excellent from start to finish - the last 2 eps are really good! My favourite moment of the season was I also liked the Steve/Robin and Steve/Dustin pairings. Yeah, season 2 wasn't as good as season 1 or 3. The
  8. Ratings for the week June 17-21, 2019
  9. Ratings for the week June 10-14, 2019
  10. Ratings for the week June 3-7, 2019
  11. Another fun, bright and colourful video. Taylor co-directed again. I hope this trend continues. I think she could be a great director one day. Aw, Katy and Taylor again. Hope there's a collaboration coming. I suspect there's going to be quite a few hamburger and fries costumes at her concerts - just hope I won't be beside on one of them because I'm going to need space to move/dance. LOL I admit, I don't know who half those people are in the video. LOL One of the favourite parts of the video were the drag queens dressed up as (from left to right): Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Adele, Cardi B, Taylor, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj). "And we see you over there on the internet / Comparing all the girls who are killing it / But we figured you out / We all know now we all got crowns /You need to calm down." I also liked the part at the end where the two homophobes ditch their signs and walk away from the other protesters - people can realize their mistakes, learn, and change.
  12. No matter what she does, there's always going to be criticism, even when she's doing really good things. There's always going to be something to pick apart. It's the takedown culture we live in now. She's decided to more political now in support of the LGBTQ community, more than she's ever been before (she's always been, but now it's in a big way). There's the criticism of her being "too late" or "too much" or "extra" about her support, or doing for sales. Is she going to stop her support once this album cycle is over? Hell no. This is just beginning.....and everyone has to start somewhere. Taylor Swift Donates $113,000 to Tennessee Equality Project to Fight Anti-LGBTQ Bills Taylor Swift Urges Senate to Pass Equality Act in Letter to Tennessee Senator Petition to Support the Equality Act This is something that she truly cares about and is now using her voice to try and get things changed for the better. I'm always going to be proud of her, and this just makes me love her even more.
  13. Ratings for the week May 27-31, 2019
  14. The album title is okay, I guess. I would've preferred something different. LOL Maybe it'll grow on me. Excited that there's going to be 18 songs - the most she's ever had on an album. Love the opening beats of YNTCD. The song is another Joel Little production (with Taylor as co-producer). I have a feeling that the lyrics "Cause shade never made anybody less gay" will be one of the loudest lyrics yelled out at her concerts. I also like the progression of "step on my gown" to "step on his gown" to "step on our gown." I do really like the song, but like Me!, it's not going to be one of my favourites.
  15. Ratings for the week May 20-24, 2019
  16. Federal vs Nadal is what gets people (non-hardcores) to watch - like me. Too bad the match will start at 4am my time. Hope the final will the Joker vs one of these guys. Don’t care about who’s left on the women’s side.
  17. GH: Script Writers and Directors for 2019 JANUARY: 22 January 2- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Frank Valentini January 3- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Denise Van Cleave January 4- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Kate Hall; D- Larry Carpenter January 7- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Larry Carpenter January 8- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Frank Valentini January 9- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- William Ludel January 10- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Kate Hall; D- William Ludel January 11- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Scott McKinsey January 14- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Tina Keller January 15- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Denise Van Cleave January 16- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Phideaux Xavier January 17- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Tina Keller January 18- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Larry Carpenter January 21- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Larry Carpenter January 22- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Elizabeth Korte; D- Phideaux Xavier January 23- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Phideaux Xavier January 24- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Kate Hall; D- Denise Van Cleave January 25- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Kate Hall; D- William Ludel January 28- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Tina Keller January 29- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Scott McKinsey January 30- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Denise Van Cleave January 31- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Scott Sickles; D- William Ludel Barbara Bloom: 4 Anna Theresa Cascio: 6 Lucky Gold: 4 Daniel James O’Connor: 4 Chris Van Etten: 4 Suzanne Flynn: 4 Charlotte Gibson: 5 Kate Hall: 4 Elizabeth Korte: 1 Donny Sheldon: 4 Scott Sickles: 4 Larry Carpenter: 4 Tina Keller: 3 William Ludel: 4 Scott McKinsey: 2 Frank Valentini: 2 Denise Van Cleave: 4 Phideaux Xavier: 3 FEBRUARY: 19 February 1- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- William Ludel February 4- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Kate Hall; D- Phideaux Xavier February 5- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Phideaux Xavier February 6- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Tina Keller February 7- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Denise Van Cleave February 8- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- William Ludel February 11- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Larry Carpenter February 12- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Phideaux Xavier February 13- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- William Ludel February 14- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Kate Hall; D- Tina Keller February 15- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Denise Van Cleave February 18- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Larry Carpenter February 19- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Larry Carpenter February 20- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Kate Hall; D- Phideaux Xavier February 21- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Phideaux Xavier February 22- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- William Ludel February 25- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Elizabeth Korte; D- Scott McKinsey February 26- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Kate Hall; D- Denise Van Cleave February 28- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Tina Keller Barbara Bloom: 4 Anna Theresa Cascio: 4 Lucky Gold: 4 Daniel James O’Connor: 5 Chris Van Etten: 2 Suzanne Flynn: 4 Charlotte Gibson: 2 Kate Hall: 4 Elizabeth Korte: 1 Donny Sheldon: 4 Scott Sickles: 4 Larry Carpenter: 3 Tina Keller: 3 William Ludel: 4 Scott McKinsey: 1 Denise Van Cleave: 3 Phideaux Xavier: 5 MARCH: 21 March 1- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Larry Carpenter March 4- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Phideaux Xavier March 5- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Phideaux Xavier March 6- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Larry Carpenter March 7- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Denise Van Cleave March 8- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Kate Hall; D- Phideaux Xavier March 11- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Kate Hall; D- Phideaux Xavier March 12- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Tina Keller March 13- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Scott McKinsey March 14- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Larry Carpenter March 15- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- William Ludel March 18- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Donny Sheldon; D- Denise Van Cleave March 19- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Kate Hall; D- William Ludel March 20- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Larry Carpenter March 21- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Larry Carpenter March 22- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Tina Keller March 25- BDW- Barbara Bloom; SW- Scott Sickles; D- Scott McKinsey March 26- BDW- Daniel James O’Connor; SW- Suzanne Flynn; D- Denise Van Cleave March 27- BDW- Anna Theresa Cascio; SW- Charlotte Gibson; D- Tina Keller March 28- BDW- Lucky Gold; SW- Elizabeth Korte; D- Scott McKinsey March 29- BDW- Chris Van Etten; SW- Kate Hall; D- Phideaux Xavier Barbara Bloom: 4 Anna Theresa Cascio: 4 Lucky Gold: 4 Daniel James O’Connor: 4 Chris Van Etten: 5 Suzanne Flynn: 4 Charlotte Gibson: 5 Kate Hall: 4 Elizabeth Korte: 1 Donny Sheldon: 3 Scott Sickles: 4 Larry Carpenter: 5 Tina Keller: 3 William Ludel: 2 Scott McKinsey: 3 Denise Van Cleave: 3 Phideaux Xavier: 5 YEAR TOTAL: 62 Barbara Bloom: 12 Anna Theresa Cascio: 14 Lucky Gold: 12 Daniel James O’Connor: 13 Chris Van Etten: 11 Suzanne Flynn: 12 Charlotte Gibson: 12 Kate Hall: 12 Elizabeth Korte: 3 Donny Sheldon: 11 Scott Sickles: 12 Larry Carpenter: 12 Tina Keller: 9 William Ludel: 10 Scott McKinsey: 6 Frank Valentini: 2 Denise Van Cleave: 10 Phideaux Xavier: 13
  18. I'm going to give him a chance. Funny thing is he's currently filming a movie that Christopher Nolan is directing. Just looking at his IMDB, it looks like he hasn't done a big movie since the last Twilight movie, choosing to do smaller non-tentpole films.
  19. Ratings for the week May 13-17, 2019
  20. I thought for sure Griffith would go back to the American soap writing staff/titles. Guess not.
  21. Ratings for the week May 6-10, 2019
  22. Fantastic editing in this tribute video:
  23. I was satisfied with the ending. I predicted a Stark would end up with the Throne, I just didn't think it would be Bran. LOL I see a future movie with Arya's adventure out west. If Dany had to die, I hoped it would be Jon who kills her, so I was happy with what happened there. Fantastic scene with Drogon nudging Dany, realizing she's dead, burns down the Iron Throne, and then takes off with her body. I do wish that there were more episodes, in seasons 7 and 8, so things could've been fleshed out more. I loved Cersei so I would've liked to see more of her this season, and wish she got a better death. Despite the criticisms and faults that show has received for these last couple of seasons, it still will go down as one of the best dramas of all time - when we see those lists (Top 10, Top 20, etc), GOT will be on it, and rightfully so.
  24. Ratings for the week April 29 - May 3, 2019
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