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  1. KWalkerInc

    Game: Same Title, Different Tune

    Just Another Day - Jon Secada Just Another Day - Queen Latifah
  2. KWalkerInc

    Favorite 1990s Songs

    After hearing it on a large workout playlist last night, I would like to add "C'mon N Ride It (The Train)" by Quad City DJ's. I love it, even though when I first saw the video with people chanting "I think I can! I think I can!" and the instruction to "pull your arm up and down, and make that choo-choo sound" followed by everyone shouting "Choo-Choo!", it took a few minutes to convince myself it wasn't actually an SNL spoof.
  3. KWalkerInc

    Star

    I think they always say that when some show gets cancelled, but it only happens probably less than one percent of the time. I don't think I'd really want to have to pay to watch this show, or most shows, because I wouldn't use it too much overall. I'd probably only sign up for a service for the alleged Living Single reboot that Queen Latifah always talked about a few years ago without ever contacting any of the actors about it. It seemed like a lot of the time, they would just write whatever they felt like without even acknowledging things that had happened in the SAME season. Even the original Melrose Place followed continuity better even though it was a mess and had like twice as many episodes in a season. I did go through this show's writers on IMDb last week, and most of them were new this season or had done just an episode or two in season two. There was one writer, a co-executive producer, who wrote as far back as episode 4 of the first season, but I guess they didn't bother asking her about past plot lines. This is about the quote below, which kept ending up in the wrong place for some reason and won't let me write below it: Angel still moving is why I said that he looked more alive than Cassie but I wasn't sure if it was intentional. He probably wasn't supposed to be moving but they didn't feel like doing another take!
  4. KWalkerInc

    Star

    I'm still kind of bummed, but it's nice that "#SaveStar" was still trending on Twitter at this hour. Given that the cancellation wasn't announced until like 9 PM Eastern, I suspect FOX purposely waited to try to slip it under the radar because they were afraid of negative reaction on Twitter (even though it's not like they can't just ignore it, which they will). I doubt they hadn't already made up their minds and needed those extra hours to think it over when they announced the end of Cool Kids early in the day (and other networks announced everything at once today). In other words, they're kind of chicken. I have decided that I am going to pretend that everything I didn't like in the finale was just a very long dream sequence (it's not like they didn't do that in season 2's "Mrs. Rivera" when like half the episode turned out to be Jahil's dream of reuniting with Carlotta). So let's say...Alex was having a nightmare because of anxiety over the wedding. At first I was going to limit this to the last 20 minutes, but then that crap about Xander possibly being alive would still exist. Also, even though it was in another episode, Cotton did still kill Leon, but she only shot him once to save Dior. I think the season 1 finale was their best because they had filmed so far in advance they had no idea what the reception would be or whether they would be renewed, so no big cliffhangers. So even though people were murdered in a case of mistaken identity, it was two horrible characters, and there was hope with the girls winning the recording contract. I always loved their shocked reaction to winning that, as I was sure they wouldn't get it or that THAT was a dream because Simone had mentioned a dream about the contest earlier in the episode. But I do understand why they may have expected to be renewed, because the ratings in 18-49 weren't that bad for these days or for this network. I still think all the new dramas sound weird and of limited general appeal, like similar to several shows they've already cancelled the past few years.
  5. KWalkerInc

    Star

    I can't believe they still haven't cancelled Proven Innocent, a show that draws a 0.4 every week that features a star who already seems to have moved on to another Frasier incarnation. I figured this would happen though when they picked up four (all awful-sounding) dramas to series yesterday. But at least they'll have wrestling! Barf.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    I think it's Wells Fargo.
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    Star

    During the first commercial break, I flipped over to another channel to check a final score, and the cable box first froze up and then went totally bonkers and started flashing and turned off, so I had to go to another TV for the next segment. Then it came back on, but I thought it was funny that it was trying to protect me from the episode! What was with the scene where Take 3 is sitting in the theater alone and then they cut to "72 hours earlier"? Was that supposed to be them dealing with the aftermath of the shooting and Davis's kidnapping? Did they forget that they were supposed to go back to that at some point? Maybe it was just so no one would worry that those three wouldn't survive or something. I thought it was obvious that Lil Dini was lying when he said Take 3 had won the ASA, so the whole thing made me roll my eyes. I'm glad they actually won, even though the explanation was kind of lame. As disgusting as Ruby's murder and everything that followed was, I think I was most nauseated about the possibility of Xander being alive. I think Karin Gist is still the showrunner, and she was a producer on One Tree Hill, so I guess that's why we got stuck with Chad Michael Murray. Maybe she thinks he's so great she would make him a regular. I just wonder why they would mention Xander being alive (great job not checking to make sure he was dead, CASSIE) if he isn't. It wouldn't make much sense to kill Cassie and bring him back (not that it makes sense to bring him back anyway), but it also seemed like Cassie getting the "I love you" from Carlotta was going to be the kiss of death. I hope that Xander doesn't somehow become Mateo's replacement as "boss of the season" if the show is renewed. That would be hideous. And where was Maurice? If Cassie dies, was there even a point to that romance when Carlotta didn't even care? I don't think they would let anything happen to Derek because a lot of people would get really upset. They'll probably have the gang decide that they've done enough to get revenge and just stop, because that's plausible. If Alex does leave Derek over Olivia, it would probably just be temporary to make the fans worry some more. Bringing her back is almost as unnecessary as Xander, and very indicative of the OTH influence, as they always had crazy people showing up again when no one asked for it. I thought she was in some kind of hospital and just sneaked out in the elevator. Angel looked more alive than Cassie at the end of the episode, but I don't know if that was intentional. But Evan Ross wasn't even in the opening credits, so Simone would probably be a very young widow. (It's hard to figure out how to phrase things when the show might be cancelled.) I don't know if they intend to remember the broken condom or not, unless they would have a baby to make fans of the couple less sad. I don't like that they gave Bobby cancer. He could have just missed the hearing because he was stuck in traffic, or they could have said nothing like they do so often on this show. He shouldn't have to be dying to want to have a relationship with his son, and why can't they let Miss Bruce be happy? I loved it when Olivia acted out at the reception and you could hear Bruce saying something about how she knew the event would be ratchet. That and the dancing scenes were fun, but it's hard to enjoy when you know everybody's gonna get shot at soon. Jackson is just knocked out, isn't he? If that's the case, they should show how Noah's mom managed to do that, though she is pretty scary! It's kind of funny that Cotton can kill a guy and not only is it not a plot point in the season finale, but isn't even mentioned except for the oblique reference Cotton could take from Star talking about doing what's necessary to protect a child. But hey, even though Cotton was probably only in the episode for 60 seconds, I don't think she got shot or is in danger of being dead in a finale for a change, so that's a bonus! (I just thought of when I used to time all the air time that the character Matt got on one season of Melrose Place, but I think he got more plots than Cotton does.) I also thought it was funny that at the end of Empire, they were all, "Don't worry! This show is coming back next season!" and after Star it's like...."Anyhow...Beat Shazam starts again soon!" I guess we will know by Monday.
  8. KWalkerInc

    Game: Same Title, Different Tune

    When I Think of You - Journey Missing You - John Waite Missing You - Diana Ross Missing You - Steve Perry Missing You - Brandy, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan & Tamia (from Set It Off Soundtrack)
  9. KWalkerInc

    Star

    She was holding baby Davis while Carlotta talked to Star just after they had returned to the house. I was trying to remember if Star and Cotton had interacted at any other time this season (not that this last scene really counts as interaction). I think that Cotton advised Star in the season premiere on including the baby's father in the child's life because Cotton didn't know about Jayden for so long. And Star listened, for the time being.
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    Star

    The characters acting the most realistically in this episode were probably Rashad and Angel. I know that Carlotta wanted Rashad to know the truth, but he seemed like he had a pretty good life and this will understandably tear him to pieces. I hope that he and Carlotta can come together and find peace, but on this show, good luck. And Angel seemed to be the only one freaked out that he almost got killed by a car bomb. I guess with the things that happen on this show, it's just another day for them. I thought they could have had him be upset with Simone for repeatedly making things worse and putting them both in danger without this crap about how it's all about her wanting to be more famous. It might have made more sense if they tied it in to her not getting to do the movie because Nina left, but they haven't, and the throwaway line about that awhile ago made it sound like she chose to drop the movie because she wanted to help Angel. I think I vaguely remember Alex returning her credit cards, but I wasn't paying much attention yet back when I watched that episode. I think this show has changed showrunners three times or so, so it's very likely that the writers have forgotten or are deliberately ignoring things that happened in season one. I don't know if they list writers on episode pages for IMDb, but I might have to look. (There are other episode guide sites, but the main one I will not even mention by name because they banned me and took all my guides sometime last decade without even letting me respond to accusations of "point cheating" or whatever, then called me a liar and a cheat when I pleaded through a third party.) But wasn't Alex supposed to try to meet with her father to deal with their issues at one point? They instead had her get in a plane crash because it was sweeps. I wonder if Cotton watching Davis and holding him for her ten seconds on screen was supposed to be a nod to her friendship with Star, which has evaporated this season. They never had a lot of scenes together, but I always thought it was good for both characters (and Star needs all the help she can get in terms of looking sympathetic). Both the actresses liked their scenes too. I didn't see any signs of post-partum in Star until Dianne's comments to Noah, mainly because Star is just acting the exact same way she always does. I know Dianne was supposed to seem sinister when she confronted Star, but I was happy to see someone stand up to her and not back down, which doesn't happen very often. Ryan Destiny suggested that Star could have at least shown off her temporarily recovered voice by singing on the hooks, not stealing from Alex as usual. The whole thing with the nurse was stupid and implausible, especially with no mention of Miss Bruce getting busted for giving out illegal shots last season. I sort of low-key shipped Carlotta and Jahil, but I didn't have a problem with her scenes with Maurice or the pastor who was horrible to Cotton. But when she hooked up with Randall without even knowing his name or anything about him, all I could think was that she shouldn't be doing that when she knows her son is alive and doesn't know who he is. I told myself that there was NO WAY such a horrible thing would get the green light from enough people to make it to air, but just the thought of it left me disgusted long after that episode, and I was relieved when it became clear Rashad was her son. (But I guess she was just being pushy last week since she didn't know the truth yet.) I'm wondering if the job offer to Carlotta is just another plot point or a way to write Queen Latifah off the show if she wants to leave. If she does, I probably wouldn't care if the show got cancelled because I started watching (and hung in the first few shows) for her, and so many things are becoming a mess. The thing about FOX promos is that, from Melrose Place to That '70s Show to Pitch, they have a knack for giving away major plot twists. Like I would think "Oh, they wouldn't give that away in a commercial. There must be a twist." And it turns out that they DID give everything away in the commercial. They're the worst.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    This commercial always reminds me of the short-lived Paula Abdul reality show Hey Paula. Among the many annoying things she did on the show, there were at least two incidents (one at a coffee shop and one when she wanted something out of a vending machine at the airport) where she didn't have her wallet and talked strangers into paying for things for her.
  12. KWalkerInc

    Seasons 4-7: The College Years

    I would doubt that Tiffani was invited because in the press release from FOX, Jennie and Tori are listed as among those having "conceived" the idea for the show (whereas all the actors are listed as exec. producers), and they don't seem to like Tiffani.
  13. KWalkerInc

    Star

    When Alex suddenly stopped just before they were going to get married, it looked like she was about to have another panic attack, and I thought she was going to say she wasn't ready for marriage (even though she proposed and they hadn't had any hints of her wanting to back out). When she said she needed her girls, I thought they might as well have had her say, "We can't do this now because we need a big event to build the finale around and then have turn into a disaster." I actually had some hope for a swift and non-stupid end to Cotton's storyline when she got caught by Cassie, but nope. It's too bad Cassie didn't rat her out to Carlotta. It would have been one thing for her to shoot Leon ONCE because she was protecting Dior in the scramble for Leon's gun. Or if she was going to kill someone for threatening her son, why didn't she take out Xander, the guy who actually kidnapped Jayden when she had the chance? Maybe because she didn't want to do that in front of Jayden. But she was so concerned that Cassie turn away from crime (not that this has completely happened), and that scene last year where she refused to go through with killing Omari was supposed to show that she wouldn't take it there. Now she'll probably keep everything a secret when she could use Cassie's help in getting away with murders the way Cassie typically does. But it's sad either way, and this show has come a long way from season 1 when they went with the cop-out of Otis's wife killing him so that they wouldn't have to have one of the main characters be a murderer (even though he deserved it). I remember when I thought Alex was the one who killed Otis for some reason. Alex certainly would have been in the right if she hadn't bailed out Star like that, but I think she tends to feel a general guilt about things that are not her fault, such as when she had to be so nice to Olivia and look the other way about O's clearly psychotic tendencies because Alex felt bad about surviving the plane crash. It's probably something unfortunately instilled in her by her mother since childhood. I thought she was going to go to therapy with her mom or something, but I don't know if they dropped that or I just misunderstood. This seemed a very lazy way for Take 3's inevitable reunion, rather than letting it happen organically after Alex's career maybe cooled a little and she needed a way for some buzz. Star said something about how she'd "find a family" for Davis, so I wouldn't be surprised if she thinks she can just bypass the legal system and adoption process altogether and just hand him off to someone she has a good feeling about. I know they showed her looking pensive a couple of times, but even if she were doing this legally, I don't think she's really put as much thought into her decision as someone really would. Noah seems to be doing everything he can to get himself together and hopefully provide Davis with something resembling a functional life (at least for this episode), but even suing might not help if Star is just going to hand the baby off in the dead of night, which I can totally see her doing. I hope they won't settle on adoption just because they don't feel like writing storylines with a kid in them. It does make sense that Rashad would turn out to be Carlotta's son, and maybe she knows this? She would have had to lie about the baby dying, but maybe that was just to keep Cassie from finding out the truth and throwing the family into further disarray. I did like the eyeroll Carlotta gave when Cassie and Maurice were being cutesy, but otherwise it is too bad that another potentially interesting scene (Cassie telling Carlotta or her catching them) never exists for some reason. I guess they wanted the Empire crossover to try to help the ratings, but the purchase was never gonna happen because it would have just been too much like the Ayanna storyline last year with a skeptical woman trying to boss Carlotta and the artists around. And for me to care about Mateo cheating on his girlfriend (like this is new, given his treatment of his wife), I'd have to be able to remember her name. They showed it on his phone, but I forgot already. Regardless of what Angel says, I don't think Simone's rant had anything to do with her career; she was just pissed. I hope he isn't dead, but if he is, she seems to be dealing with it rather well, based on the previews. If he is, that's just stupid, because they were already divorcing and the storyline could have ended that way, so he didn't need to come back for this.
  14. KWalkerInc

    Favorite 1990s Songs

    I love pretty much everything by the Spice Girls, but especially "Say You'll Be There," "Spice Up Your Life," "Stop" and "Too Much." (I didn't like "Wannabe" when it first came out, though I came around later.) Other favorites are "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan, "I'm Goin' Down" and "Be Happy" by Mary J. Blige and "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison. I listened to a lot of rock in the earlier part of the decade, but now I mostly hear '90s music via Throwback Jamz on Music Choice.
  15. KWalkerInc

    Star

    I know they need to have conflict, but this show is getting so frustrating because no one (except maybe Carlotta) ever learns anything from their experiences, and they all appear doomed to just repeat their mistakes over and over. It is admirable that Cotton wants to help the women because she has been there, but she needs to prioritize her well-being and that of her son (though Jayden seems to have gone MIA for the convenience of the plot). And I really don't understand how having them still turn tricks, still be tied to Leon but with her now stuck in the middle of it is going to help anyone. She really lost me with that one. She should just have Cassie or other shady family members deal with Leon, though I suppose another pimp would just move in and take his place. Anyway, this will all end badly. The one thing I will give Star credit for (and it's very, very small) is that she managed not to rush the stage when Simone and Alex were performing. I was holding my breath the whole time, and I think the real reason Carlotta came backstage was that she was thinking the same thing and was prepared to tackle Star if she tried! That moment was probably an attempt to try to make it look like Star had grown, so that we'd think she might let Noah see Davis (with her supervision) at the end. I knew she wouldn't. Because it's not like there could ever be even a glimmer of hope from the show, especially at the end of an episode. I hope that instead of using again, he will see this as motivation to get himself together (possibly with rehab), then hire a lawyer like Alex suggested to pursue his legal rights. If there is a battle for custody, I wouldn't be surprised if Alex's casual mention of hiring a lawyer will come up and be used to create another rift in the group. I think Simone might have been a little more sympathetic about Noah's relapse if it hadn't almost had tragic consequences for Davis. She seemed concerned for Noah until the fire, and I think that she was drawing on her own addiction issues and seeing the potential danger for him being around pills, even though it didn't seem that hard for her to get clean only because of the writers just dropping it after awhile. But she just snapped and started flashing back to her childhood after Davis was at risk, and now doesn't believe anything can ever be different than it was with her mother (even though Simone herself has gotten clean!). Star will probably try to change Davis's last name, and not care if it makes him "Davis Davis." If that does happen, maybe Miss Bruce can make some cracks about it and bring some levity back to the show. I think they were attempting to lighten the mood when that singer girl was calling Take 3 old and stuff, but it was just annoying.
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