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  1. I liked season 1. Didn’t love the ending, as the entire season had built up to one moment, and when that moment came it felt so incredibly clunky and just terribly staged. But imperfect ending aside, I was pleased with what felt like a finished product, and I wasn’t especially looking forward to season 2. I was predicting handmaids tale season 2... book material run out and just spinning in circles. The season 2 premiere was so much better than I thought it was going to be, and I’m looking forward to season 2 now. I did really miss the Greek chorus from season 1. But I think all five leading ladies are off to really interesting starts, and the addition of the sixth leading lady in Meryl Streep is intriguing.
  2. This type of storyline really can't work on modern soaps because they move too fast.
  3. The Dem debate lineups are out. The first debate on Wednesday, June 26, in Miami will include: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan The second debate on Thursday, June 27 will include: Former Vice President Joe Biden Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg California Sen. Kamala Harris New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet Author Marianne Williamson California Rep. Eric Swalwell Businessman Andrew Yang Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper The draw was random, but the second night is definitely more stacked. Is Warren blessed or cursed by being the biggest name on night one? On one hand, she will be the most recognizable face on the stage. On the other, they'll all probably be coming for her.
  4. Meh, I find the constant fanservice that is so en vogue now to be completely exhausting. Orange Is The New Black was an intriguing show in its first season that was completely overwhelmed in subsequent seasons by constant and grotesque fanservice.
  5. Something like Marley’s trial for shooting Jake (AW) or Reva’s trial for pushing Annie down the stairs (GL) are templates for how these things were done for decades on soaps.... everything else on the show screeched to a stop for big events like that. Btw— neither person was guilty. That is another American soap trope. If you see the trial, that means the person didn’t do it.
  6. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about this post 😓
  7. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NoBisexuals
  8. In my version Leo just has both Paul and JJ run train on him at first, but then JJ gets the courage to experiment with bottoming.
  9. I swear, Days is the most inbred soap, bar none.
  10. No, wait. Can we just have JJ discover his bi side instead of casting someone new?
  11. Dating myself here.... back in the day before the switch to digital (I think that was 10 years ago), you could hear channel 6 on FM radio station 87.7... for me, that was the local CBS affiliate. So I would sometimes listen to my soaps at the office on the radio.
  12. And I mean, let’s just face it. Phyllis/Nick was a farce because it was just not believable. He was too hot for her/she looked 10 years older than him. Phyllis/Adam with MS and this sexy new Adam would/will be deja vu in that department. I can’t complain about Y&R reusing the same set for a restaurant/night club. Have you seen Days of Our Lives, people? Y&R’s production values are nothing to complain about. Yes, the Genoa City Country Club is skimping a little on the Grey Poupon these days, but the budget motel over on NBC Blvd. is just putting yellow food dye in mayo and calling that mustard, so we really can’t complain.
  13. They’re really not even going through the motions. I grant them that the material is beyond horrible, but still. They’re not even just boring to watch but painful to watch.
  14. My proposal for a WilSon storyline would be spousal abuse. It's the only way they'd be watchable.
  15. Will: I'm dying 😃, and Kayla says it could be a matter of days 😄
  16. What is with the network wide mandate to ABC-ify the CBS soaps that has clearly been in place since the mid-90s? Are the demos the ABC shows get really so much more attractive to advertisers even though CBS' overall numbers have been higher the whole time?
  17. Amelia is just boring. Joshua Morrow can be decent with the right material. Not great, but decent.
  18. My goodness. I have always disliked her, since she worked at the AVclub. With this piece of writing, I dislike her even more. Season 1 of The Handmaid's Tale was quite good. Season 2 was quite bad. What will season 3 be? I have no idea based on this review, because Emily spends the entire time talking about herself, just like she has always done.
  19. Yeah, kudos to Suzanne Rogers. She's fabulous and I kind of want her to stay off the wagon as long as possible. She's a really fun drunk.
  20. Passions did better in the demos, though, didn't it? ^Not trying to be an [!@#$%^&*] with this comment. Just saying, the decision to cancel AW was right from an economic standpoint by the time you got to 1999. We can still hate NBC and P&G for letting it get so horrible in the first place.
  21. LOL I'm glad it was not just me. I got seriously turned on by him, especially during that scene with Victor where he talked about how much Nicholas/Victoria wanted him gone. It was hot.
  22. It kind of reminds me of Bradley Bell in his prime (sic.) Pervy, degrading, and no attention span, but are you not entertained (russellcrowe.gif)?
  23. It is kind of sad. A lot of women on the show seem kind of low rent. It's not surprising that it was all written by a thirsty gay man.
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