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  1. Pauly D from Jersey Shore is showing off his corona beard and inspiring mass thirst:
  2. OMG filthy. Thorsten didn’t bother to dry his hair for his intro/outro, I see.
  3. I loved that story. Can you imagine a character getting that kind of love today?
  4. I know it’s a somewhat common trope, but almost every show with a black family did the goody-two-shoes striver with the “hood” sibling they were responsible for keeping in line. Almost always a pair, as if writers could only see us in that binary. Some were better written than others and evolved past that initial conceit. Incredibly rare to have a black family of 3-4 or more siblings. Y&R: Olivia/Dru, Neil/Malcolm OLTL: Hank/RJ GL: Gilly/David ATWT: Ben/Isaac I feel like I’m forgetting someone.
  5. Decent Part 2 of the reunion. I didn’t watch Nene’s video, but she seemed so dejected and resigned before she walked off that second time. Like she wasn’t agitated, just kinda over it. Certainly Kandi dog-walked her in that little skirmish, so she may have also been worn out. Porsha’s text from Kenya was a big nothingburger, as expected. Waste of a good cliffhanger. Yovanna’s on next week. I take sadistic pleasure seeing her as the communal punching bag, because she’s so fücking pathetic and thirsty. Funny that, of all people, Corny Canadian Tanya was the only person to draw even the slightest blood with Kenya. Love her or hate her, Kenya came prepared for this reunion. Nene certainly was not. Loved Kandi’s comment to Tanya: “You’re coming into this situation with us. We can’t rescue you!” Sink or swim, bitch. Take a drink every time these ladies say “Cookie Lady.”
  6. In the early 2000s, there were several weeks when Y&R was behind the entire ABC lineup and DAYS in the demos, so I’m sure they had the fear of God put into them. They were playing catch-up.
  7. Her OLTL was awful. I fell out of love with the show and lost all hope for its recovery. LML’s Y&R might have been tolerable had she not been given the keys to the entire kingdom. When Alden and Smith were still around, the show still felt recognizably Y&R but with a shot of adrenaline. When she became EP/HW and started hiring her friends as cast and crew, it was a wrap. Again, the show never recovered.
  8. Cameron is so sweet and mellow (and gorgeous) and seems absolutely head over heels for Lauren. Jessica is just a disaster in a way that makes for great car-crash viewing. I won’t say anymore because...
  9. When I worked in cable, C3 were what mattered. The delayed numbers didn’t matter as much (especially considering a lot of ads, like getting people to see movies on opening weekend or getting foot traffic into a department store to take advantage of a weekend sale, have a short shelf life).
  10. I got sucked into watching Love Is Blind on Netflix, which is a whole hot ass mess (looking at you, Jessica), and Lauren and Cameron are the cutest couple I’ve ever seen on a reality series.
  11. I saw that too (very weird clip for Darrow, but then again, SB could be weeeeeird). It feels like the Emmys had a run in the early ‘90s of rewarding true supporting actors and not category frauds (Darrow, Barrow, Thom Christopher, Gerald Anthony, up until Deas’s first win for GL - we all know he wasn’t supporting given how Buzz ate the show).
  12. Got it. Thanks! I know as we’ve moved away from a broadcast-centered world to a streaming ecosystem, it makes sense to highlight the different services.
  13. I think that was the first Daytime Emmys I watched live. ATWT won Best Drama without winning anything else? What a darker (in color) ceremony than the previous year’s. The clip selections were terrible (especially if they were going to show so little of them). OT: What was the emergency that took Finola back to London? And man, Peter Bergman can cry at the drop of a hat, especially when mentioning his wife. I suppose that’s a... nice quality?
  14. Notes on that: Loved Kim kissing each of the GL writers as they walked to the stage (although it freaks me out in this post-COVID world). Her acceptance speech was wonderful (“I love to chew the scenery”), and her clip was the best of that bunch. She did indeed come back one day. Forgot that A Martinez won that year. What an eccentric show Santa Barbara was. I sort of agree with JFP that it would be a great show to bring back in some form, if only because offbeat works these days. Holy sh!t. Fiona Hutchison’s outfit. They showed Michelle Forbes as the background when Julia Barr won. KSJ, Kin Shriner, and Stephen Schnetzer were GORGEOUS. Cady McClain knows how to bring the melodrama in her Emmy speeches. Her speech when she won for ATWT years later made me uncomfortable. Edit: I watched her ATWT win, and she was actually very composed. She’s just a bit off-putting for me. That little Andy Kavovit had swag. Sad for little Bryan Buffinton. Must be sad to lose when you’re one of two in your category. Not a good year for Y&R. Terry Lester seemed so happy with the SB crew.
  15. I think the timing of soaps‘ decline was unfortunate (That excerpt from Elana Levine’s book dates it to 1984, but let’s say 1999 was when daytime really divested, as that was the last year a new soap was launched). They couldn’t hold out until a new platform could support a lasting transformation (AMC/OLTL were tantalizingly close). As of now, we’re stuck with the remaining soaps operating at a much lower frequency, with no real purpose, basically on to fill time, while all these other TV genres have spent the last few decades plundering all of daytime’s conventions, reaping the benefits, and executing them with style and production values. When my younger colleagues talk about the shows they watch, I can barely keep up. And a few of my co-workers are former soap viewers (one 30-something is a RHOBH watcher who grew up loving Lisa Rinna as Billie on DAYS). That daytime still exists is barely on their radars. But they sure love Little Fires Everywhere.
  16. Interesting reorganization of the Primetime forum with the streaming services integrated. I do wonder why Fox and FX/Hulu are bunched together when the latter two have been shuttled off to Disney.
  17. When you watch the older episodes and how sumptuous and timelessly produced they were (and in a lot of ways far more modern actually), you can only think, how boneheaded! But these people were looking at all the wrong things to blame for a stagnant and gutted show. As deluded as she is, her BTS perspective on soaps is invaluable (from its pop culture peak to its lowest of lows, which she helped precipitate). I’ll make time to listen, and thanks for the recap, @BetterForgotten.
  18. I do wonder if CBS would consider another daytime game show, considering the success of LMAD. Maybe female-hosted...
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