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    All Episodes Talk: Orange is the New Yuck!

    Perhaps because it's 1940s terminology? Seventy years later, the millennials talk about periods and menopause. And if your mother was an educator, and both your grandmothers actively supported Planned Parenthood, no one was whispering euphemisms and faux niceties. She's not my cup of tea, but Jenna has never claimed to be barely more than a C Student. She also seems to know that she benefited greatly from a Bush Curve. She knows her way around keggers and mama-hood. Didn't her father once crack that "we don't need no book learning"? (OK, I may be confusing GWB with Will Ferrell).
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    S10.E20: Can't Elope

    Agree. It's sorta nice to not have the dads being helicopter-crazed.
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    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    Yup, since about 2002. Regis was down to working only 3 days a week in his last few years. Just star in a daytime drama for a decade or so, or host a wildly popular LA radio show for the better part of decade to land the current gig.
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    Will & Grace

    Yea, like all those romantic scenes between Karen and Stan... oh wait OK, all those romantic scenes between Will and McCoy..... oh wait... Hmm, then those romantic scenes between Will and Vince.... oops, strike three.
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    All Episodes Talk: Orange is the New Yuck!

    Hmm, not sure why I just thought of this.... but could NBC be planning a "Today with Jenna and Carson" to compete against "Kelly and Ryan" and the trainwreck "Strahan and Sara". I can already read the press release that Hoda wants to re-focus on Hard News (Today 1+2) and also to spend more time with Haley Joy.
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    All Episodes Talk: Orange is the New Yuck!

    Yup, I'm out. "JBH" (as Hoda awkwardly called her) may be a nice person from a legendary American Family, but I can see this devolving into Toddlers' R' Us. KLG, for all her faults and foibles, had an amazing 26-year run -- with two very different hosting partners -- and had skills beyond reading a teleprompter,
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    Will & Grace

    Reid Scott is 41. Debra Messing is 50. The show seems to want us to put Grace in her "mid to late 40s" rather than scooting into her 50s. Reid Scott no longer has "Veep", so we could see him next season, although the show seems better when the partners of the four leads are off-screen.
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    Will & Grace

    And probably Estefan will appear in a handful of episodes next season. With a career as an international flight attendant, he has a built-in, logical rationale for not being seen. Although I can imagine an episode where he moves in with Jack and pandemonium ensues. I can also imagine that the show could quickly erase the marriage as invalid and make Jack quickly single again.
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    Will & Grace

    During last year's initial re-boot, NBC renewed the show for two seasons of 18 episodes each.. The producers, actors, and network have always known that there would be a '19-'20 season. And based on the abysmal ratings that NBC is getting for every other sitcom these days, I suspect we could see even more years of the re-boot.
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    Dynasty (2017)

    Best moment of the week: Not seeing Nicolette Sheridan as the second lead in the glitzy opening credits. Worst moment of the week: SammyJoe going all "after school special" while counseling CristalTwo's closeted brother.
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    Dynasty (2017)

    His name ("Also Starring: Adam Huber") listed in the guest star opening credits sorta gave it away.
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    Will & Grace

    Grace blathered on that Ross Gellar was a controlling twerp, and of course, he was standing right behind her. <to be continued> Part Two is Thursday 4-4-19.
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    Dynasty (2017)

    Missing Season #1 ?? Found these on the internets. Clip set #2 is better. I forgot how fun CristalOne was....
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    Dynasty (2017)

    Let's hope a Wardrobe Intervention is her first priority upon returning to Atlanta.
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    Dynasty (2017)

    59 minutes of dreck and 1 minute of *wow*. Not really liking Eddie Haskell on Steroids. The actor is pretty weak in his non-demented moments. He comes across way too young to have graduated medical school, completed an internship, become a doctor, been fired, and made a Big Name for himself as Billings Hero Veterinarian. Velma and Shaggy's daytrip to Montana? What a poorly executed joke. Blake over-explaining the Family Tree in 45-seconds? Why? Didn't think the 6-month flashbacks were done all that well, nor were they well-integrated into the flow of the show. Maybe I am just spoiled by how well it's done on other shows. I don't believe this is the Real Adam, though I am forever grateful he was part of the plot to send NS packing. At least now we know they plan to recast the role. Jeff Colby sure is one savvy business mind....getting snookered by a limo driver and an (apparent) mob princess. Hopefully, the land deal orchestrated by KristalTwo will be the first step leading to next season's Kristal #3
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    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    The biggest problem lately with Host Chat is Ryan's breakup. It's the huge elephant in the room and makes no sense that he didn't find some way to acknowledge it. No need for a 15 minute weep session, but everything seems off, especially since they had made such an effort to feature his now-ex in the show. This week is all pre-tapes and next week is all-female guest co-hosts, so I suppose Ryan is back in the studio while Mrs Consuelos enjoys her regular two-week spring break with the other Consuelii.
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    The View in the Media

    I don't think we can speculate that this was only Whoopi's decision. I think it's very possible that the production staff was scared of Babs, and saw how dramatically Babs was failing day after day. It was quite convenient to have Whoopi's contract to point at. And Whoopi had enough ego to pull it off.
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    Current Plots Discussion: Actually Today's Episode

    Maybe I missed something, but why this type of episode today? Is there a reason they didn't schedule it for April Fools Day ? (I think the show has done half-baked episodes like this on *holidays*, such as VD, Halloween, or April Fools.) But March 18 ?
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    S10.E17: The Wild

    I believe Haley said she spiked it with her high heel.
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    Live With Kelly And Ryan

    I've never tortured myself by watching any "Housewives" or more than 5 minutes of a Kardashian Show. I would say, though, that while all in the same general category, the Bachelor mocks something a bit more important. Marriage. Especially to someone like Kelly, who comes from a strong tradition of long term marriages...her own, her parents, her in-laws. Mocking commitment by having a person choose a mate, in a 8-10-week process, from among 25+ other famewhores is different than the faux reality lives of the faux rich and famous..
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    Dynasty (2017)

    It certainly was odd. It seems like the producers have decided to go gruesome and dark, instead of light-hearted and whimsical. Maybe that sells better overseas, and apparently the French TV network chipped in to bankroll the series. It also could help explain why Nicollette suddenly found family obligations and opted to move on. Quickly. Random musings: No opening credit slideshow again. It had been in place for nearly all season. Maybe it is too cheery, cheesy, and chipper for a Show Turned Dark. KrystalTwo gets marginally hysterical upon learning of her ex's death but barely reacts to the loss of her (only) child. And we thought Linda Evans under-acted. James Mackay was listed as the Male Lead again. Seems odd, maybe contractual? Maybe they couldn't list him as a Guest Star? Or maybe he is back? Hideous haircut, awkward male kissing, palest-male-in-the-world skintone and all? We knew that Blake had a disinherited brother in the Original. This time around, everyone in the family knows of him and he has a French Family. Which we never heard about in the first 35 episodes of the show, but with whom Fallon is still chummy. How exactly did wimpy 5-foot-7 Grant Show overpower, subdue, and tie up his hired "muscle". I guess Anders took a break from playing with his puppy, snarkng with Alexis, and making videos for his son-in-law's webfans? And we do now know for sure that Joseph knows where the bodies are buried. Blake asks Alexis to *comfort* KrystalTwo? Huh? Does George Glass have a missing finger? No Colbys again. Their wardrobe intervention may last half a season. Really like the Fallon-SammyJo dynamic. Sadly, I think he is destined as the Eunuch Gay BFF and not the Sexy Manipulator male version of Heather Locklear. This was the first of the "Back Nine" episodes for this season. So a shift in approach may have been part of the renewall process. If the show had been canceled after 13 episodes, then Krystal's Wild Ride would have ended Dynasty 2.0. I would be OK with a darker, more brutal reboot. The light, slightly tongue-in-cheek format never has caught on with the CW viewers. I still want Crystal #3 for next season.
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    My Three Sons

    Who knows what was in the producers mind. I didnt IMDB any ages. I do recall that Erin was a stronger actress (playing the bully). I think that Dawn Lyn has said on her FB or in interviews that the show purposely dressed her as a younger girl than her regular clothing. After all, this was the show where not a single Douglas male ever wore blue jeans, shorts, or even sneakers.
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    My Three Sons

    Dodie was in First and Second grade during the show. I recall one episode where she was in a panic about going into Second Grade. She was portrayed as the same age as Erin Moran and Jodie Foster, who played two of her schoolmates. It's hard to compare 1970 America with today. Katie and Robbie were married with triplets before turning 21. Chip and Polly were 18, barely a decade older than little Dorothy. Plus, M3S was uber-conservative. I just re-watched the episodes when Katie marries into family. They had twin beds for their first two shows as husband-and-wife. (And why would Robbie even have twin beds in a room he shared with no one?) A king bed appeared by their four-week anniversary. At least, they made a Big Deal about the honeymooners spending two weeks having sex in their hotel room, ignoring all the amenities of the luxurious resort where they honeymooned. Plus, for half an episode, old codger Steve yanked on his stinky pipe and warbled that "women cry...it's just what they do". Charming. /sarcasm.
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    Will & Grace

    I think the W+G producers expected their "second half" episodes to air right after the start of the New Year. So they plotted accordingly. I don't think this show was out of order. In the opening scene, Will is phone-chatting with Matt Bomer's character. And we just saw them re-start their relationship.
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    My Three Sons

    I've never really gotten the Dodie Hate that's out there. And I would never blame the fading of a decade-old show on the addition of a six-year-old. Taken in full, it seems that Dawn Lyn did an acceptable job. I think the bigger issue was that the producers wanted a very young child in the role.
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