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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. 4 hours ago, Khan said:

     

    Same.  It's just like what's happening right now over at DAYS, with Will's brain tumor.  Why should we care about Victor's health, when we KNOW EB ain't going anywhere anytime soon?  He's clearly not gonna die.  Ergo, the suspense is nonexistent.

     

    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. 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. 


  5. 27 minutes ago, Vee said:

    Don't worry, y'all. When Frank Valentini takes over as EP in 2022 you'll get the Colonnade Room back. One room the size of a walk-in closet with some eggshell white walls and two paper-mache columns.

     

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry about this post 😓


  6. 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. 


  7. 10 minutes ago, ranger1rg said:

    And there really doesn’t seem to be any true fear or worry coming from Sonny regarding Will’s imminent death.

     

    Both actors are just soooo bad in a soooo bad storyline.

     

    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. 


  8. 13 hours ago, Faulkner said:

    Vox’s TV critic Emily VanDerWerff has come out as trans:

     

     

    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.


  9. On 5/28/2019 at 8:42 PM, NothinButAttitude said:

     

    So true. Sad part about all of this is that Passions NEVER scored those numbers and had NBC and P&G kept the show on air (along with reverting the show back to what made it success), the rating would've possibly rose.  

     

    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.


  10. 3 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

     

    I don't think he hates women, necessarily. I think he's just bored by boring characters. So he spices them up. Unfortunately it's degrading writing.

     

    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)?


  11. 58 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

    I don't mind the Kristen/Nicole thing anymore. It just more makes me sad Kristen has resorted to wearing a Nicole mask to win, of all things, Brady back. It's just sad Kristen is at that point.

     

    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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