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3 minutes ago, PepSinger said:

The O.C.

I've never seen it. I had to look it up. 

He'll always be "surfer guy paralyzed because Corday was in a hurry to get to her weekend away with Greene" to me. Complete with the very deep fake tan he had in that role. 

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On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 11:40 AM, RedbirdNelly said:

I just saw an ad last night for a new Netflix show starring the actress who played Sam

That's Linda Cardellini and she stars with Christina Applegate in a series called 'Dead to Me.'  It seems to be getting positive reviews.

I think most already know that Cardellini has a nice role in 'Green Book' which won the Oscar for best picture.  She was really quite good in it.

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13 hours ago, doodlebug said:

That's Linda Cardellini and she stars with Christina Applegate in a series called 'Dead to Me.'  It seems to be getting positive reviews.

I think most already know that Carellini has a nice role in 'Green Book' which won the Oscar for best picture.  She was really quite good in it.

I haven't watched Green Book yet but will. It took me a second watching the Netflix add to figure out "why do I know that person."

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23 hours ago, doodlebug said:

That's Linda Cardellini and she stars with Christina Applegate in a series called 'Dead to Me.'  It seems to be getting positive reviews.

I think most already know that Carellini has a nice role in 'Green Book' which won the Oscar for best picture.  She was really quite good in it.

I watched Green Book and I swear I didn't realize who that was until I saw the credits.  She'll always be Lindsay Weir to me.

Off to put Dead to Me on my Netflix watch list.

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On 5/3/2019 at 7:25 PM, SoMuchTV said:

I watched Green Book and I swear I didn't realize who that was until I saw the credits.  She'll always be Lindsay Weir to me.

Off to put Dead to Me on my Netflix watch list.

I'm watching Dead to Me now. I like both of them but the plot is a bit different. I can't tell how I'll like it after 3 episodes but it's definitely 3 stars now and hopefully climbing.

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How come no one is talking about Anthony Edwards on Designated Survivor?  He slayed the part.  He plays cocky in charge very well.  I loved seeing him in it.  

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I unwittingly saw Noah Wyle in films years before I knew his face. He's the science teacher in Donnie Darko, Amil from Swing Kids (the swinger-turned-Nazi), and Cpl. Barnes in A Few Good Men (the guy on the witness stand who got a "Code Red" for dropping his rifle). Never would have connected that all those were the same person. He plays small parts, but he plays them well. 
He's also in the super-corny, super-goofy Librarian trilogy, a low-budget made-for-tv series. Special effects are mad awful, campiness is off the charts, but they're a lot of fun. Good for watching when you're home sick. There's a TV show based on the trilogy that's more refined, with plenty of good-natured, fun fantasy stuff. Kind of like Doctor Who I guess? But not as science-fictiony. Idk

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when we watched Swing Kids we were shocked, shocked to see Dr. Carter as a Nazi. He played the role well but we were a bit taken out of the movie for a second. . . because it's Dr. Carter!!

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Just popping in to say, Uncle Jesse on the Full House reboot mentioned that he was an ER doctor in another life.

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I've been catching a lot of the ER re-runs on Pop and will also sometimes catch an episode or two of House that comes on right after. I swear the guy who played Gallant (can't remember his name) played one of the military brothers in an episode.  Trying to remember exactly what happened since I don't pay attention to House as much but the brother had gotten in trouble for doing something illegal while on tour and Gallant was either trying to get him out of it but also hiding some kind of past information about their dad.....I should have paid more attention 😕

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Here’s a weird one. Remember Tatiana, the little girl Carol tried to adopt? She grew up to become Lily on the AT&T commercials. 

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2 minutes ago, Pj3422 said:

Here’s a weird one. Remember Tatiana, the little girl Carol tried to adopt? She grew up to become Lily on the AT&T commercials. 

OMG, that's her? Cool!  🙂

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I'm watching episodes of Law & Order from 1991. That's the original flavor. I just looked up to see a young Maura Tierney, AKA Abby Lockhart. 

For L & O fans, Jerry Orbach played a divorce/defense attorney in the last episode. He had the same hairstyle he always had as Det. Briscoe (and as Dr. Houseman, for that matter). It was odd to see him as a lawyer. 

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Dick Wolf liked to try potential actor out with having them guest star first, lots of Law & Order people first guest starred at attorneys.    

The actress who played Mark's daughter Rachel as a teen, and older was on L & O too, and her character was evil.      

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12 hours ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

Dick Wolf liked to try potential actor out with having them guest star first, lots of Law & Order people first guest starred at attorneys.    

The actress who played Mark's daughter Rachel as a teen, and older was on L & O too, and her character was evil.      

Season 3, L&O: William H. Macy, aka Dr. Morgenstern. No mustache. 

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3 minutes ago, Broderbits said:

Also Season 3 L&O: Julianna Margulies in "Conduct Unbecoming"

I saw that episode a few days ago. 🙂 I found out I can order seasons of L&O on DVD through my library. I'm up to season five now. I'm not looking forward to the next seasons, though -- Benjamin Bratt is deeply annoying (but at least I have Briscoe and Van Buren). 

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Michael Michele was so much better in the Law & Order (Sideshow) / Homicide crossover show I'm watching.     

The difference is huge, and I can only think that it was the way the ER character was written that was the difference.   I think Cleo would have been a much better character if the character was written differently.  

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21 minutes ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

Michael Michele was so much better in the Law & Order (Sideshow) / Homicide crossover show I'm watching.     

The difference is huge, and I can only think that it was the way the ER character was written that was the difference.   I think Cleo would have been a much better character if the character was written differently.  

I dunno, I was  big fan of Homicide: Life on the Streets back in the day and I thought she was terrible on that show, too.   Of course, she was playing a cop which requires a certain stoicism and I don't recall her being expected to play a romance; but I still thought her 'acting' looked more like sleepwalking.

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The crossover episode was really different for MM, her face actually moved, she had real expressions and it was a lot better than Cleo.   It wasn't wonderful, but it was a little better.   

She was playing against Richard Belzer (Munch), so it might depend on chemistry with the person she's playing against too.   I never thought she had any chemistry with Eric LaSalle at any time.    

With the Cleo character, it seemed like she was angry to be on the show, especially after she had been on a few episodes.     Maybe she regretted signing up for more than a year?    Or she found something else she wanted to be on more?      

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16 hours ago, doodlebug said:

I dunno, I was  big fan of Homicide: Life on the Streets back in the day and I thought she was terrible on that show, too.   Of course, she was playing a cop which requires a certain stoicism and I don't recall her being expected to play a romance; but I still thought her 'acting' looked more like sleepwalking.

I liked Homicide, and I thought she was a mediocre actress then, especially compared to actors like Andre Braugher and Richard Belzer. Michael Michele was awful when she played a non-cop guest role on SVU, too, and she was bad in New Jack City. 

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Just now, Heathen said:

I liked Homicide, and I thought she was a mediocre actress then, especially compared to actors like Andre Braugher and Richard Belzer. Michael Michele was awful when she played a non-cop guest role on SVU, too, and she was bad in New Jack City. 

Yeah, I agree. Of course, most actors pale in comparison to guys like Braugher.  I do think that the fact that she got roles on ensemble shows with far superior talent made her deficiencies as an actress all the more glaring.

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On 1/2/2021 at 12:25 PM, doodlebug said:

Yeah, I agree. Of course, most actors pale in comparison to guys like Braugher.  I do think that the fact that she got roles on ensemble shows with far superior talent made her deficiencies as an actress all the more glaring.

I happened to catch a season nine L&O/Homicide crossover today featuring the wooden one. Not only was she not even in the same stratosphere as Orbach or Belzer, the episode made it patently clear that her only task -- only expectation-- was to be a pretty face. I almost felt sorry for her. The episode sucked, too. 

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I was watching a Major Crimes rerun, and Paul McCrane is a bad guy.     It was one of the humorous episodes, with a lot of famous actors from other shows at a retirement complex, and McCrane was playing a character nicknamed "Scarface" by the residents. 

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1 hour ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

I was watching a Major Crimes rerun, and Paul McCrane is a bad guy.     It was one of the humorous episodes, with a lot of famous actors from other shows at a retirement complex, and McCrane was playing a character nicknamed "Scarface" by the residents. 

McCrane did a great job as an actor in that episode, and he'd already directed a couple of episodes - and went on to direct several more - in the series.

He and Laura Innes both carved out impressive TV directing careers that started from directing episodes of ER and branched out considerably and to this day.

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Top Gun was on last night, and kind of fun to see Anthony Edwards, Michael Ironside, and Rick Rossovich all together on another project pre-ER.

 

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8 hours ago, Hiyo said:

Top Gun was on last night, and kind of fun to see Anthony Edwards, Michael Ironside, and Rick Rossovich all together on another project pre-ER.

I find myself dismayed Tom Skerritt never made a guest appearance on ER; we needed Viper in the mix, too.

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I've been doing a series rewatch of Mad Men and I forgot Linda Cardilini recurrs in a later season. She looks good with the dark hair she has here asopposed to her ER shades (even with the 60s style) Of course I remembered Christina Hendrix was Abby's abused neighbor and Vincent Kartheiser huffed paint one episode where Lucy treated him.

 

On 1/14/2021 at 2:56 AM, Bastet said:

 

He and Laura Innes both carved out impressive TV directing careers that started from directing episodes of ER and branched out considerably and to this day.

 

I learned not too long ago Eriq LaSalle Salle has directed a lot of Chicago PDs and produces it. He has a good amount of TV directing credits including one of my favorite episodes of Lucifer (Wingman.)

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It was not until it was mentioned during the recent reunion some of the cast did with Stars in the House that I realized the actor playing nurse Lily was also in a movie I've seen dozens of times, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.  As soon as that was said, I could place her in the film.  But until then, I'd never made the connection.

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ER reunion with Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet), George Clooney (Doug Ross), Noah Wyle (John Carter), Laura Innes (Kerry Weaver), Anthony Edwards (Mark Greene), Julianna Margulies (Carol Hathaway), Goran Visnjic (Luka Kovac), Paul McCrane (Robert Romano), Ming-Na Wen (Jing-Mei Chen), Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Conni Marie Brazelton (Connie Oligario), Ellen Crawford (Lydia Wright) and CCH Pounder (Angela Hicks). Skip ahead to the 15:30 mark for the beginning of the reunion!

 

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