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  1. She (and John Lithgow) got the accolades that drew attention to the show, and he didn’t. It’s possible they had her on a contract she couldn’t renegotiate since they only signed on for a couple seasons before handing things over to Olivia Colman et al.
  2. Erika is getting rightfully roasted on Twitter tonight (even from some of her stans) due to her behavior towards Teddi.
  3. Yeah. I get it. Someone mentioned if the Queen were played by, say, Emilia Clarke, she would have earned more than Matt Smith based on her GoT fame. It’s just the way the machine works. Same with Michelle Williams. She’s Oscar bait. She doesn’t have a track record of leading blockbuster films, even ones as empty as the Transformers movies. However, Claire should have gotten a second season bump after her first season award recognition. Her fame exceeds his by leagues at the point, so she should have renegotiated for more.
  4. Was there ever an explanation about EJ’s British accent? Did he attend a British boarding school as a youth?
  5. She can be wonderful. It’s just funny to hear Eve sound like Loretta Lynn.
  6. I’ve been watching Kassie de Paiva for three decades, and that bourbon-soaked Kentucky accent somehow keeps getting more pronounced.
  7. Venus and Serena are BATTLING.
  8. CSN knocks out Svitolina. Elina plays lights out at exhos and small events but can’t get it up when it matters. Verdasco. SMDH. He played so stupidly against Fritz. How do you beat Grigor and just flop like this against a far lesser talent?
  9. He was on Y&R a few years back as a baddie. He’s a great actor, but I think he looks a bit older than PB even though they are around the same age. If Hunt Block were a more demonstrative actor, I think he’d be perfect. Lane Davies, if he shed his current “man of the woods” look, has the right level of swagger and erudition. I think we’ll be prying Jack Abbott out of Peter Bergman’s cold dead hands in any case...
  10. Yep. I added Dead Like Me (I never watched that show but I remember now he was in it).
  11. Well, I was even quibbling with MSCL being a “hit” since it only managed a season (I know it’s fondly remembered), so I’ll add another: Claire Danes - My So-Called Life, Homeland Then: Mandy Patinkin - Chicago Hope, Homeland, Criminal Minds, Dead Like Me (although a couple of those were short-lived) Alyson Hannigan - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother Kristin Davis - Melrose Place, Sex and the City Marcia Cross - Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher - Lois and Clark, Desperate Housewives Nicollette Sheridan - Knots Landing, Desperate Housewives Susan Sullivan - Falcon Crest, Dharma and Greg Thomas Gibson - Chicago Hope, Dharma and Greg, Criminal Minds Jimmy Smits - L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing Portia de Rossi - Ally McBeal, Arrested Development
  12. Jack Davenport - This Life, Coupling Matt Smith - Doctor Who, The Crown Ronnie Barker - Porridge, Open All Hours, The Two Ronnies Dawn French - The Vicar of Dibley, French and Saunders Jennifer Saunders - Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders Aidan Turner - Being Human, Poldark
  13. A few more: Bob Newhart - The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart Tony Danza - Taxi and Who’s the Boss? Neil Patrick Harris - Doogie Howser, MD and How I Met Your Mother Johnny Galecki - Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik - Blossom and The Big Bang Theory Sela Ward - Sisters and House (loved Once and Again but not sure it could be called a “hit”) Ed O’Neill - Married... with Children and Modern Family Katey Sagal - MWC and Sons of Anarchy Allison Janney - The West Wing and Mom Richard Mulligan - Soap and Empty Nest Kristy McNichol - Family and Empty Nest
  14. I don’t buy Victor having that conversation with JT about what Victoria did to Ashley, but OK.
  15. Eric Braeden can be so incredibly charming. Loving Victor’s scenes with Dina. Although I’m not digging the telegraphing of Victor/Ashley revisited...
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    Doctor Who

    I saw that. There were a lot of rumors at the time that he was “difficult,” which seem to have faded over the years. He and Matt Smith are still my favorite Doctors of the modern era.
  17. Using today’s far more forgiving definitions of “hits”: Julianna Margulies - ER (a huge hit no doubt), The Good Wife Michael C. Hall - Six Feet Under, Dexter Bryan Cranston - Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad And someone I’d prefer not to mention but here goes: Bill Cosby - I Spy, The Cosby Show
  18. Who had lightning strike the MOST? (Not just steady work but major roles in hits.) Lucy? Bill Bixby?
  19. Can’t wait until Kandi snaps at Kim.
  20. Just saw the score for Halep. Wow she really turned her match around.
  21. I mean, if not for Bravo’s censors, we’d have seen everything her ob/gyn has seen.
  22. It’s sad to see Novak struggling, but I remember just three or four years ago people writing Roger off. So you never know. (Yes, I understand Roger has a less physically taxing style of play, but that didn’t change the premature verdicts on his career.) I question coming back so quickly after surgery, but I think he does need some match reps. Way to go for Yuki Bhambri beating Pouille.
  23. Re: Seinfeld. Veep may not be a Seinfeld-scale hit, but it’s a legitimate success in Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s career. It’s not like she’s just coasting on name recognition at the moment. Seinfeld himself doesn’t appear to have tried to recreate his sitcom, but he’s settled into a new legacy visibility with the digital stuff and Netflix specials. Jason Alexander and Michael Richards? Totally.
  24. Oh ok. That wasn’t “heated” at all. I think Rothenberg had only seen the transcript. (EDIT: he says he heard the audio.) While I don’t think that the racialized conclusions people are jumping to are justified (typical Twitter), he was wrong and Andy Roddick was right about his “clickbait” journalism.
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