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1 minute ago, John said:

Jamey even tweeted or Facebooked about Pose not being an issue for his show. Look I liked Ambitions but Pose is written and acted better and If I had to chose (No DVR, Etc) Id chose Pose

The ratings are Good but will they sustain for AMBITIONS, Its all about keepin them eyeballs

 

Not that I'm defending Jamey, HELLO NO, but that was just me stating that [about Pose] because folks here thought Pose would bury Ambitions.  

 

Cartoon villains and poor writing don't seem to be a problem for OWN shows.  For some odd [REALLY ODD 🙄] reason, HAHN still has a following.  

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Ambitions beat Pose. Credit where it's due, I didn't think it had a chance at that. Quality is not the relevant conversation, eyes are so bringing up that Pose is 'better' is pointless. But I hate Ryan Murphy so it's all gucci

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I enjoyed tonight's show. I think it was a bit more toned down from the premiere. Rondell continues to be one of my favorite characters so far on this show. She was cracking me up tonight, with a lot of her comments. :lol: I like Kent the councilman/rival of Evan's who is trying to help her and it looks like he will be a love interest for her. I think him and her will get together. Though, maybe she still might get with Greg Peters later on. I think that her and Greg have good chemistry as well.

 

I was a little surprised to see that Mrs. Carlisle was involved with the attack on Rondell. She seemed like a nice enough lady, but she is showing she can get dirty too.

 

Also, Bella annoys me. I think some of her actions are gross. I didn't like how she taped Evan and her in bed together without his permission. I do believe she will leak that footage at some point, (maybe even as early as next week). She also appears to be stringing along her athlete boyfriend Roderick, who at this point seems like a decent guy. 

 

And I continue to find Titus appealing. I do think he is being truthful by saying that he really only wants Amara. But I also think that her insecurities about his past with Stefanie could end up causing some big problems in her marriage to Titus. 

 

And it was nice to see Jamie give a shoutout to the Edge of Night, by having Mrs. Carlisle watch it and reference it as a classic. 

 

 

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The actor who plays Titus is so good and sexy! I love him and Amara. They're definitely not the cookie cutter "good" couple you normally see. So far most of the main cast is fleshed out in a more nuanced way than your typical good and bad tropes. 

 

I found this episode better than the first. The first was a pilot so naturally it has a lot to set up, but the weekly shows seem like they'll be good. The only problem for me is Robin Givens. I tried to force myself to like and understand her but week two I'm not feeling it. She has moments, particularly with Brian White who plays her husband, but her acting is just BAD. This accent and bizarre line reading she does takes me out of the scenes. The dialogue is soapy and over the top yes, but good actors sell it. You can't be a Dynasty, Y&R or Dallas fan and not know that. Jamey said that so many people wanted that role but they saw Robin and knew she was Stephanie. I think that is a damn lie. They needed a name to anchor the show and she's probably the biggest name they could get. 

 

As time goes on I wonder if I'll grow to like her or if she'll truly settle in. Her role is too important to be played by such a and actor. 

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Givens is terrible. I keep thinking whenever I see promos for HATHN, that Tika Sumpter would be better as Stephanie.

 

I know she's a bit younger, but I could totally buy her in that role as she's about the only decent thing about HATHN. 

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1 minute ago, BetterForgotten said:

Givens is terrible. 

 

Yes.  This is scientific fact and should be printed inside every student's textbook.

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With the exception of a few bad acting moments, I actually like this show. It feels like the old-fashioned, slow-build soaps of the past. Plenty of sex but not a whole lot of camp/craziness a la THATHN or ILYIW. It definitely makes you feel like some shockers are coming though. Rondell is great as the comedy relief character alongside the more serious, uppity characters on the show.

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30 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

Givens is terrible. I keep thinking whenever I see promos for HATHN, that Tika Sumpter would be better as Stephanie.

 

I know she's a bit younger, but I could totally buy her in that role as she's about the only decent thing about HATHN. 

 

Tika is not so great either.  There are tons of black woman who would slay this role so but Givens is a "name" and they can afford her.  

 

Let's have fun.  Who would you cast?

 

Nia Long!!!!!!!!!!!

Sanai Lathan

Anjanue Ellie...

 

 

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5 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

 

Tika is not so great either.  There are tons of black woman who would slay this role so but Givens is a "name" and they can afford her.  

 

Let's have fun.  Who would you cast?

 

Nia Long!!!!!!!!!!!

Sanai Lathan

Anjanue Ellie...

 

 

 Taraji P. Henson. Of course, she would have to shed her "Cookie Lyon" persona which I think she could do effortlessly. The bottomline is that Miss Henson has the bad girl aspect down pat, and would slay in the role of Stephanie.

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1 minute ago, Vanguardian said:

 Taraji P. Henson. Of course, she would have to shed her "Cookie Lyon" persona which I think she could do effortlessly. The bottomline is that Miss Henson has the bad girl aspect down pat, and would slay in the role of Stephanie.

 

Taraji lost that edge and simply turned Cookie into a hood rat.  S1, she was everything I'd be looking for in Stefanie.  Not now!  I purposely left her off the list.  

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I've never been a Givens fan. I'm glad most share my thoughts. She's not great and is over the top bad. 

Edited by KMan101

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I forgot about this. I'll have to watch. Please tell me the dialogue has finally ramped beyond "My husband, the mayor of this fair city, and I, his wife of the prominent family etc etc...."

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1 hour ago, Vee said:

I forgot about this. I'll have to watch. Please tell me the dialogue has finally ramped beyond "My husband, the mayor of this fair city, and I, his wife of the prominent family etc etc...."

 

Yes that was gone. Less exposition and more of the stories moving. This episode I feel focused more on the supporting cast and the preview for next week looks to develop some of the other supporting characters as well. It had a good balance. 

 

As much as I love Rondell and just looking at buzz I wouldn't be surprised if she takes on a bigger role in season two or the second half of season one if they haven't already filmed it. I can't see Givens remaining as the star. 

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By the way, I can't believe that neither myself, nor anyone else has mentioned last night's shout out. Stephanie's gangsta mama watches classic episodes of The Edge of Night.🤩

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