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  1. She ruins BH for me. Just a toxic, hostile, thoroughly unlikable presence.
  2. Why this obnoxious woman has fans I’ll never know.
  3. Wow. That might be enough to get me to stop watching if true.
  4. This show doesn’t have room or budget for another family without getting rid of a bunch of characters, but they could use a dose of believability if not reality.
  5. Right. I get that she wouldn’t want to go begging to the relatives out of pride, but the thought that her family would be struggling is silly. There’s no sense of scale when it comes to income on these shows anymore. It’s like a generic middle class (everyone lives in modest abodes, understandably because these shows are broke) but a character’s wealth is only invoked when it’s narratively convenient. They are really straining to make Lily/Cane the show’s most relatable couple, and I just can’t suspend my disbelief. Cane is never seen working and his role at CI feels like a contrivance that feels at odds with what we know about the character.
  6. It is weird that Lily would be concerned about being a “one-income family” given Cane is a CEO of a major corporation. Are they living some extravagant lifestyle that we don’t see onscreen? The thought that they’ll suddenly have to shop at Aldi’s is pretty laughable.
  7. I think Thompson is talented (if lazy) but he’s as miscast as Burgess was. This show lost who Billy was over the years. The character is just a blur. Billy Miller was part of the problem, but he has a man-child vulnerability that feels like “Billy Abbott” to me. Thompson doesn’t have that.
  8. Didn’t know whether to post in the KC/SJP thread or here, but here ya go.
  9. Ha. He’s a good host and an appealing personality but... yeah... random. The line about him being the polar opposite of Wendy and thus not a threat is funny. I can’t picture him sipping tea and dishing on celebrities. Someone like Bevy Smith, sure.
  10. Do we trust this show to provide the detail and psychological insight such a story would deserve? I’d trust it in the hands of Labine or Bell or Marland. Mal Young? I’m not so sure.
  11. NBC is bringing back Megyn’s Sunday night show for a spring and summer run but without a premiere date or a sense of how frequently the show will air: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/megyn-kelly-vladimir-putin-sunday-night-newsmagazine-1202719154/
  12. LOL! You really know how to pick a reference to precisely illustrate a point.
  13. I love him. This is my favorite of his solo work:
  14. It’s a huge factor, and I suspect Black Panther will be nominated for BP and possibly other major categories next year for this very reason. However, I do think this audience erosion is largely irreversible and once live events and sports begin to collapse, it’s curtains for broadcast.
  15. I’m assuming the bigger winners (Shape, Tonya, Billboards) will take a theatrical victory lap before hitting streaming but I’ll check them out once they do. Last night’s telecast was watched by 26.5 million, the least-watched by a wide margin. I just wonder how many will tune in 10 years from now.
  16. Right. It’s tough. I’m not sure I trust MY to handle a story that would require Shakespearean skill for us to see JT as anything other than an evil jerk, especially in the #metoo era. But I’m trying to separate what’s just bad writing from what is just me being a JT fanboy.
  17. I think it’s natural to want to protect a character you like, but that’s what I’m wrestling with. Am I simply trying to protect my image of the character and not allowing him to evolve?
  18. I prefer Madonna’s version surprisingly, but this is good.
  19. This kind of behavior always bugs me on soaps. Like when characters are shocked, just shocked I tell you, when people return from the dead when it happens so often. It’s like the past never really happened.
  20. They’ve been playing up JT’s controlling behavior for the past few weeks, setting up for the inevitable I suppose... Sometimes I think we forget that actors want to show off their abilities more than “protect” their characters (an exception being Daniel Goddard, who received his best material ever which was totally in character for Cane). With soaps, viewers feel cheated when don’t witness grand character evolutions over time. It’s why Jack suddenly being attracted to men or something similar wouldn’t fly. But it’s tough to play things out over years when there’s so much behind-the-scenes turnover. Seeds planted by one writer are abandoned by the next. Still with JT, he’s been off the canvas for years, so of course we’re not going to see his evolution. Can a person change that much in a few years? Maybe. I don’t know. But it’s uncomfortable and upsetting to watch given my fondness for the character.
  21. So many recasts have ruined more than just characters, they’ve damaged shows. New producers wanting to put their stamps on their soaps will just say, “F*** your years of history. I’m going to hire my friends and mold these characters to their specific talents or lack thereof.” And it becomes this game of telephone in which the characters we knew and loved become unrecognizable through these new interpretations from different actors and writers/EPs.
  22. Does Willow Stark ever get mentioned on DAYS?
  23. I was wondering where I saw her before. Attractive couple.
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