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  1. I enjoyed the episode for the scenery, but it always surprises me when a bit of pop culture (fashion or music) reminds me that this is the 1960s. The way the regular people live, the clothes, the attitudes - seems more like Little House on the Prairie, or maybe The Waltons. Meaning that they are living 30 years behind the times. Add me to list of people who are tired of Monica Joan's shenanigans. Maybe because I'm manipulated by elderly people in real life, I don't find her ongoing "needs" to be endearing. So she can't rest until she sees a white stag? Great, now she has, she should be forever content. But no, next season she'll need to eat a persimmon, or meet Christopher Plummer, or visit Jamaica before her soul will settle. It's always something. Glad to visit with these ladies again, though. It's tv comfort food.
  2. Just got around to watching the final shows. Agree that running all 6 episodes so tightly was a mistake. There's a real dearth of crafting shows on tv and I just love this one, the hosts too. I do agree that more time spent on the actual creating and less on backstories and silly antics would be ideal. The shed should have been the finale. The party concept (and the wedding finale last year) takes too much time away, what with the explaining and the extra people who now need screen time too. I thought Lilly's party room was the best-crafted of the three. Everything was very precise. However, the theme was weird; if your five-year-old still won't sleep in her own ed, a party won't get her there. Pronouncing macaron as macaroon bugged me too. Two different cookies. Justine's records were kind of messy up close, and her record box invitation bugged me because the writing was too sloppy and the two big knobs were not aligned (which is how a retro radio/record player would have looked). Jessie might have been too artsy for the show, and not crafty enough. Ask any serious maker; there's a huge difference between arts and crafts. Don't all periscopes have mirrors, isn't that the concept of how they work? A periscope and telescope are two very different things.
  3. Double posting to say that more people might post about the show if it wasn't hidden in this cellar of topics. If Big Little Lies - a limited series - gets put in the drama category, why isn't the Moody's show in with the comedies?
  4. I enjoyed it, this quirky irreverent family stuff is in my wheelhouse. I liked the dynamics of a family of adults where there's still a parent-child thing happening because there are no actual children around. Jay Baruchel looks like the youngest of the sibs, not the oldest. I think his fireworks cremation is a fab idea, but he seemed too flaky to pull off anything entrepreneurial. Felt so bad for the mom when the bathroom reno is finally done and then it leaks. Happy that the second son got a happy ending with his cousin's girlfriend (which sounds way more icky then it was), even if it was kind of Hallmarky. I couldn't understand what Cora saw in that cousin, he was such an empty vessel.
  5. Sorry, but the famous "Springfield house" belongs to The Simpsons. Father Knows Best is not nearly as iconic to the masses, plus anything done in B&W (which I assume it was?) really doesn't work as a reno redo. Now the Simpsons house would be a cool reno. The archways, the couch, the sailboat picture, the bright colours, the kitchen curtains with corncobs. I think someone did recreate the house privately about ten years ago.
  6. This. Not many tv houses are that recognizable. Before this series, I bet most BB fans could describe the colour and layout of most of the rooms, whereas not so much with most other family sitcoms. What colour was the Seavers'' or Partridge's couch? What iconic item hung on the wall in the Petrie's or Keaton's home? And so on. Some shows have distinctive rooms; most Friends fans know the colour of Monica's apartment and can describe the painting above the tv. The Golden Girls house was very '90s Miami with the rattan furniture and the dusty rose and the palm trees. But that's only one room. The BB house was distinctive in its entirety. As for the future, I've said it before. They should sell tickets and offer tours to the public. I would love to go there when I get to California some day (waiting for the Orange Menace to be gone before I set foot in America again). I'm sure many people would, and having tour guides would help with the problem of the public touching/taking/breaking stuff. Museums are filled with breakable and valuable stuff and they manage. I'm sure there are lots of BB fans who would make great tour guides. The zoning/parking issues are easily solved. In the first episode, they showed the mayor saying how they would do everything possible to make the project work.
  7. The "science" in this show doesn't add up, and I hate whenshows get lazy. Yes, there are supernatural elements that don't have to adhere to earthly rules, but if you're going to use earthly rules, they have to be consistent. I'm referring to the magnetism. Jo's badge instantly draws to the magic magnetic car, but her belt, buttons, shoelace eyelets, etc are not pulled. Ditto for the gun, which was yanked from the hand, but nothing else. The magnetism is so strong it pulled all the tools onto the car, but ignores little metal items. Or maybe the magic magnetic car chooses the items it wants. 🙄
  8. That was a fun show, well done! Too bad Robert Rred, Florence Henderson and Ann B. Davis weren't around to see it; I think they would have loved it. Such an interesting concept - to recreate an entire house base on a studio set. I can't think of many other TV houses that are so iconic and recognizable that they could do this. Maybe old timey stuff, like the Waltons or Little House on the Prairie. Mike Lookinland looks like Jack Nicholson, what with the dark glasses and joker grin. Once I figured that out, I couldn't unsee it
  9. I think they're doing such a fabulous job in this recreation that a few colour/shade differences are inconsequential. I hope it's not an airbnb; I want it open to the public like a museum. Much easier to keep an eye on everything, and many more people can see it. If someone books it for a night or two as an airbnb, that's two days that no one else can see it. I travel a lot and rarely go somewhere twice, so when I get to California, I want to be able to see this hous and I don't want to have to spend 1000s of $$$ to sleep there and have to book it a year in advance. Open to the public makes way more sense. Older appliances were built way better than the current overpriced shit we have now. My parents had avocado green appliances in the '70s and the stove still works! They have it in their basement in a second kitchen. It's no longer outdated, now it's vintage. I'm sure there would be more working versions in those '70s colours if people weren't so quick to throw perfectly good things in the garbage in the name of style.
  10. I'm loving this, partly for the nostalgia and partly for seeing the challenge of the recreation. I think. Heist Knight is my favourite, but they all seem to be into it. Did they have great careers post-Brady? No, but that applies to many, many stars of popular tv shows. That they've been able to milk this thing for 50 years is better than most. Also, Chris Knight seems like he could be an Osmond. As for open concept, I'd say the living room area is fairly open. Many houses of that era would have had the living room and dining room as separate wallled off rooms; for the Brady's, it was a big open room. The mid century modern look isn't my jam, but I appreciate it when it's well done. I do wonder how those spindly mid century furniture legs hold up to today's, um, larger population. The average 2019 person weighs a lot more than the average 1965 person; I don't think those little couch legs will hold up. That said, the '70s esthetic was mostly unfortunate looking (tm Elle Woods). As for the grapes, were they plastic, though? I assumed they were glass or ceramic.
  11. The Flintstones slept in the same bed eventually. 😁 So did the Munsters. Actually, the first couple to be shown in a double bed on tv was very obscure. According to Snopes... "Would it surprise you to find out that the answer is a show that antedates even I Love Lucy? A program that was, in fact, television’s very first sitcom? On Tuesday, 18 November 1947, a 15-minute program entitled Mary Kay and Johnnymade its debut on the Dumont network. Like the more famous I Love Lucy series that followed it, Mary Kay and Johnny starred a real-life couple, actors Johnny and Mary Kay Stearns. Mary Kay had been modeling junior wear on a weekly TV show when her husband pitched the idea of a television-based domestic comedy to a sponsor. (Many such domestic shows, often featuring real-life couples, were playing on radio, but none had yet made the transition to television). Johnny got the go-ahead to produce a single episode, so he wrote a light comedic script about a newly-married couple who lived in a Greenwich Village apartment, just as he and Mary Kay, also a newly-married couple, did. The show caught on, and Mary Kay and Johnny, performed live, became television’s first sitcom, eventually running for three years on three different networks (Dumont, NBC, and CBS)." But if you want the first tv human couple that was not married in real life? I think the Brady's win. As for the house afterwards? I hope it's open to tours, although the neighbours might not like having a tourist attraction in their residential area. Zoning, parking, and all that. Maybe it will be somewhere you can book to stay overnight.
  12. And they're allowed to vote, and drive cars. Alexander Skarsgaard could play Jim Carrey in a biopic. Did Kirsten gain weight for this role, or is that her look now? Enjoying this and can't wait to see if Krystal takes the company down or ends up running it.
  13. Just watched this and pretty much agree with most of what's been said. The show was much too long, but it was an interesting and thorough delve into an unsavoury case. The McCanns... what more can be said? Yes, they seemed cold and yes, there's no proper way to grieve. Why oh why did they go on a group holiday with several other families (the other couples had kids too, right? and they left them alone too?) and treat it like a fun friends getaway? You go on a family holiday where you spend all day doing stuff with the kids and then have a drink or two together at the end of the day, or a friend's holiday where you can drink and party to your hearts content. You don't try to do both. And if the kids were in a daycamp all day, the parents weren't spending the day with them either. Why bother bringing them? My hope is that Madeline was taken and sold to some rich childless couple and is living a charmed life somewhere. I know, I know.
  14. This question is typical of people who don't understand small town life. You don't actual stay and do everything in your town; people have cars and go out of town regularly. If Stevie is staying overnight at these spas, they could be a couple hours drive away. There are hundreds of spas within. A two hour drive of my small town. I found that plot point realistic (within the confines of this show).
  15. I'm willing to suspend belief, but I'm not willing to suspend my sense of humour while watching a comedy. Gawd, this was awful. I totally thought Haley would go into labour before Alex graduated, because Alex always gets the short shrift from her family.
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