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  1. Oh, ok, got it. Black shows have definitely not been a part of the reboot wave. House of Payne only got a reboot because Tyler Perry can shoot at his own studio and reduce the costs to BET. There are fewer black sitcoms on the air now than there were in the past four decades so a degree of bias does still exist.
  2. Sanford is probably the first example of a successful black sitcom getting a reboot, but that didn't last long at all and failed to get the attention that Sanford and Son did. Then there was What's Happening Now!! and one could say that What's Happening!! was moderately successful. With that said both of those revivals where in the 80s so there really has been no successful black sitcom that has received a reboot in recent times.
  3. I covered Mighty Real by Sylvester for a virtual talent show for Pride and I won first prize. It was such a surprise seeing that in my email this morning. I am still floored.

    1. DRW50



  4. The 9/11 commission was basically about making sure no surprises came up to harm Bush's re-election and allowed for a controlled narrative. A commission about the insurrection would be far different because there is much to be learned about just what elected officials knew about the attack and who financed it. But for the most part I think Democrats want to make sure that the electorate doesn't forget about January 6th and be able to use it as in issue in the midterm.
  5. It is Mother's Day, so I thought this would be a good topic. One of the best for me is when Dru confronts her mother on Y&R, but I cannot find a clip of that. In primetime, Abby and Olivia's scenes when Olivia was a drugs were top notch.
  6. The Verzuz between Xscape and SWV was good. SWV was low energy in the first half but they came in strong in the second half. 

    1. ChitHappens


      I didn't watch because I don't know where to find it and neither group is a fave (SWV has some crazy vocals tho and one of the Scotts from Escape is really good) but it was so nice to see Twitter so lit and having fun with it.  It's been a while.  

  7. Seems like most soaps have LGBTQ stories just for the sake of being historic or just to be grab attention as opposed to really thinking the stories out.
  8. A character masturbating and flicking the sperm on somebody is not a scene that I ever thought I'd see on a TV show, but Tyler Perry went there. How he comes up with these ideas I'll never understand.

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    2. ReddFoxx


      I've never seen Silence of the Lambs, but I'd expect that in a movie like that. I do know that he quoted the "Hello, Clarice" line in one of his plays.

    3. SFK


      Wait, so this happened on a Tyler Perry show?

    4. ReddFoxx


      Yes, it happened on this week's episode of The Oval. It was just nasty.

  9. With changes in writers and producers, OLTL probably just forgot about manufacturing and it would have been easy for the writers to do so considering that manufacturing was becoming forgettable in the real world. But overall most of the companies on soap operas were written to emulate the business intrigue of Dallas and the other primetime soaps. With most daytime soaps not being set in big cities it didn't make sense to introduce corporate elements so over time the small town locales have morphed into metro areas to give a reason for powerful characters to be there.
  10. Cynthia Erivo looks ridiculous playing Aretha Franklin. That was incredibly poor casting and it shows even in the promo.

    1. ChitHappens


      I'll wait for Jennifer Hudson's version.  

  11. My mother attended university with a white woman who told her that she had "a white education" because my mother was quite good in the class they were in together. Even a lot of black people take this view. If anything racism is worse for black people who live in white, middle to upper income areas than it is for those in low income, heavily black areas.
  12. None of was at all surprising, but it is good that they put it out there. This sort of thing happens on a daily basis outside of a monarchy and it does not get discussed. Plenty of white families will have a conniption if any relative marries a person of color. I know a woman who has biracial sons and she said that her conservative Mormon mother initially told her to have an abortion instead of having a baby by a black man.
  13. This video has English subtitles. The dialogue in crazy, lol
  14. I thought the same thing, but didn't want to say it, lol.
  15. B&B does tend to have dramatic direction. When Brooke saw that Taylor was alive the camera zoom ins were extra dramatic.
  16. Somehow that scene did work for Erica and it does have a dose of realism to it. There are people who do become consumed enough by grief to react that way.
  17. Soaps are obviously supposed to be dramatic, but if the characters and scenes are done too melodramatic it can get funny. I was re-watching some old B&B clips of when Eric woke up from the coma after his heart attack and Donna was super dramatic. Stephanie had Thorne put her out the house and she yelling "I'M NEVER GIVING UP US! NEVER! NEVER!". That made me laugh so hard and now I'm interested in other overly dramatic scenes and characters, so please share.
  18. I have no words for that hairstyle.
  19. Mary was definitely the core of the group seeing as she was the only member to stay on for the entire duration of the group. Gordy was all about crossover to the pop charts and Mary's voice was too soulful for the initial effort Motown made in music. By the time Mary did go solo she didn't get the right material. She was a good singer, but never got the material she should have received.
  20. There are a couple of reasons why soaps probably don't do suicide stories much. Soaps like to revive characters from the dead and it's hard to bring a character back from suicide even by soap standards. That aside it is also difficult to write the aftermath and long running complications for other characters. The other reason is that soaps have viewers who are shut-ins or somehow isolated and the last thing producers/networks want to do is potentially encourage people to harm themselves.
  21. The case for libel is strong and even Newsmax seems to have resigned itself to accepting the election result to avoid lawsuits.
  22. I saw a TikTok where a lady said her hair has been stuck in the same style for a month because she used Gorilla Glue spray to set her hair.

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