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  1. Election and politics on Soaps

    Wasn't there a storyline on LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING that drew on politics (candidates running for Senate), paternity secrets and (I think) secret tapes? Also:
  2. The Politics Thread

    Van Jones: "You have like the dopest job in this world! How d'ya get that job?" Niggro, PLEASE.
  3. The Politics Thread

    From said article: “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” Oh, NOW they want to bring science into it? It's funny to me how science plays an important role in most conservatives' thinking on issues such as abortion or gender identity; yet, when it comes to climate change, something which every credible expert on the subject agrees is a serious threat to our country's safety and future, conservatives would rather stick their fingers in their ears and say, "LalalacreationismlalalaI'mnotlistening."
  4. "No, Mariah, YOU get the f**k out."

  5. AMC Tribute Thread

    My guess? Sarah WANTS to die.
  6. The Doctors

    But I think it goes deeper than "he didn't fit the show" or "TD was his worst HW'ing stint." Aside from Rita Lakin, no writer or writing team for TD has been able to hold my interest. I guess I shouldn't say the problem lies with the show itself. However, for me, the recurring issue is that none of these characters are well developed. They appear to be nothing more than vessels to bring forth the plots.
  7. The Doctors

    When Douglas Marland, the writer who couldn't turn me away even during the worst of storylines (*cough*CarolynCrawford*cough*), can't hold my interest in TD, then I have to accept this show was never for me.
  8. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Yeah, but latter-day Jackie made (or makes) peak-period Crystal look like that recovering heroin addict on those Addiction Network commercials.
  9. The Politics Thread

    I just hate this misconception that they (and others) are bringing over their worst criminals when we have more than enough criminals of our own to keep us all up at night.
  10. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for her? Because, I don't. Forget that her tweet was racist. Slamming Valerie Jarrett's physical appearance at all is something you'd expect a man to do. Not someone who's supposed to be a feminist. As an African-American, I accept her apology, but I'm not letting her off the hook, ever. She's a big girl. She should've known better than to jeopardize two hundred people's livelihoods with that stupid tweet. And the fact that she can disappear from public life now and never worry about money again...? I'm sorry, I'm just all out of [!@#$%^&*] to give her. What, Jackie can't have TWO love interests? Fine, but if and when I suggest that adding Brett Butler to the cast will save this show, I don't want to hear a word from you. Not. One. Word. (Relax, I'm never going to suggest such a thing.)
  11. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    He could be a new love interest for Bev, and it would make more sense than being one for Jackie.
  12. NYPD Blue sequel in development at ABC

    People still don't want to see Dennis Franz's rear-end. Trust me. But I can't believe they're killing off Sipowicz. He was almost iconic.
  13. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Same. (See above.) Another casting suggestion: Topher Grace ("That '70's Show") as a recurring love interest for Becky.
  14. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    That would make more sense. However, Broderick is over twenty years their senior. I just wish they could coax George Clooney into coming back.
  15. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Meanwhile: Matthew Broderick to Recur on "The Conners" As a love interest...FOR JACKIE?? I can't see it, but...okay.
  16. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    "Who Jackie"? I don't know if I WANT to know what that's about.
  17. "Murphy Brown" revival 2018

    It was WONDERFUL to see Jim Dial/Charles Kimbrough again! Yes, it was just for one scene, but they made it count. And he was right: you just don't give airtime to someone who thinks "Tom Hanks is running a shadow government."
  18. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    But, there's a difference between participating in and running a writers' room, and merely farting on scripts you think are garbage and demanding rewrites on the set. And she didn't do the latter (or reduce writers to mere numbers, because she didn't want to bother learning their names), because she cared about the quality of the writing either. Read Laurie Gelman's thoughts here, if you haven't already. (I had heard about the farting on scripts before I did; I'm glad she confirmed it.) And I refuse to believe she hired any writers who weren't Caucasian or Jewish. (I'm a credits watcher. I know better.) Unless those other writers were working w/o any credit (which is wrong), the ethnic, racial and even gender composition of her writing staffs were never "more than was the norm." If anything, they were about "inclusive" or "diverse" as every other show out there, then and now.
  19. The Politics Thread

    Trust me, if he had been running in OK, he'd have been a shoo-in, dead or not.
  20. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Me neither. Maybe that'll change one day, but I hope not before someone gives Rosey that true come-to-Jesus talk she's needed since 1989. We've said this already, so it probably doesn't bear repeating. Nevertheless, given Rosey's penchant for outrageous, self-destructive behavior, I believe she was bound to go off the proverbial rails, sooner or later. She's always been pathologically afraid of her own success; so, if anyone was shocked by her tweet, then I suggest they haven't been paying attention. The thing is, though, had this happened BEFORE the advent of social media and BEFORE an African-American woman was running her network, then I think Rosey would have been allowed to remain on the show. Yes, she would have caught hell for saying what she said (if not on something like Twitter, then maybe to a writer for some magazine, or during an on-air interview with some bobblehead from "Entertainment Tonight"). However, the suits at ABC, who still would have been all-white and all-male at that point, would have jumped on her let-me-go-on-an-apology-tour plan in a heartbeat. But, like I said, that was in an era when the likes of Channing Dungey weren't running major TV networks; and even though the revival series was bringing big(ish) ratings and ad dollars to ABC, at the end of the day, Dungey is still a black woman, and black women are just not here for anyone's bullshit. Period. One more note: I've said this before as well, but I've never bought this image of Rosey as an enlightened feminist who is always bucking the white, male establishment. I mean, you offer this narrative of being the star and namesake of your network's biggest hit series; someone who can hire and fire others at will, while simultaneously making "the big swinging dicks" at the network cringe and quake with fear because YOU hold all the power and they don't. Yet, you never employ a female show runner, even though your series has a strong, female-centric POV; you treat your female AND male writers and other staff so horribly that many end up in therapy and/or swear off ever working in the business again; and when different people bring up the fact that your show, which is set ostensibly in the midwest and around working-class people, hardly ever includes minorities or those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised by so-called white Christian men, either on-screen or off, your response is always, "Well, I want(ed) to, but those jerks at the network won't/wouldn't let me." Contrast her track record with Sara Gilbert's, who, as EP/co-star of the new series, has had at least one female (Whitney Cummings) running the writers' room; an African-American lesbian (Wanda Sykes) contributing to the scripts; two other, AA actresses as part of the regular cast (and a part of the Conner family to boot!); and a set of recurring characters (the new Muslim neighbors) who are most decidedly NOT white OR Christian (even though they often ended up being the butt of Roseanne's Archie Bunker-like jokes). Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen (and Rosey), is feminism.
  21. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Emma Kenney's good, but the kid who plays Mark is just a little too "camera-ready," for lack of a better word. Lecy and Sara (and even Michael) were more believable when THEY were younger, because they didn't come across as showbiz kids. That was one of the best attributes about the original series, IMO. You know, I still think this actually might be a good -- no, make that great -- idea? As of right now, Jackie remains unattached; and Andy...well, who the hell knows what he's up to. Clooney could pop in for an arc that explores a Booker/Jackie reunion without keeping him from other commitments.
  22. The Politics Thread

    I'm DEAD just from reading that tweet, lol. It's sort of like what someone said about Trump and (Kan)Ye together in the WH (and I'm paraphrasing): it's rare when a photo can offend black Americans and white supremacists at the same time.
  23. The Politics Thread

    "Black Americans for the President's Agenda," eh? So, who does THAT organization consist of? LOL!!
  24. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    I get what you mean, lol. Nevertheless, it felt so weird not to see Roseanne, even if the Roseanne Conner of the reboot/revival had little in common with the Roseanne Conner of the original series.
  25. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    I never watched "Friends," so....