Does anyone have any idea when CW renewals are dropping???? I am DYING for some updates. I watch Legacies, All American, Roswell New Mexico & Riverdale. This network OWNS me LOL. I need some premiere dates (looking @ you Roswell) and possibly some updates about final seasons (looking @ you Riverdale)
First, let me say: I love true crime. LOVE it. I will eat up any documentary that exists. But I'm starting to tire of all the true crime adaptations that feel wholly unnecessary, given the real stories (and documentaries) that we watched were already so interesting.
For example, do we really need Joe vs. Carole? Tiger King was already such a spectacle, and pretty much left no stone unturned — why do we need a dramatization of something that was already SO dramatic?
And then there's Inventing Anna, and The Dropout... sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and so putting these in fiction form almost feels underwhelming. Am I alone here? Anyone dying to watch these?
Fat suits are, unfortunately, nothing new to television (see: Fat Monica on Friends) but with all the awareness that these portrayals are so harmful to people in the fat community why, oh, why does it keep happening? Why does the entertainment industry keep insisting on not hiring fat actors to play fat roles?
Just last year Sarah Paulson received criticism for wearing a fat suit to play Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story and responded to the backlash saying that she not only regretted the decision, but she'd never do something like it again.(You can see the quotes here, in which she also points out that fat phobia is, duh, very much a real thing: https://www.indiewire.com/2021/08/sarah-paulson-regrets-fat-suit-linda-tripp-1234660765/).
So someone please explain to me how we're here YET AGAIN, this time with Renee Zellweger in a fat suit for the new true crime drama The Thing About Pam? Never mind that the actress played "fat" (lol ok) in the Bridget Jones movies, but now she's doing this? Make it make sense! Why haven't actors picked up on the fact that this is deeply insensitive and they just shouldn't do it? I'm tired!
What happened to the flop of a pilot that was the CW’s gritty Powerpuff Girls reboot? Are we ever getting that? I saw production photos, and it looked like a cheap, Lifetime budget mess… BUT, I was excited and would have watched every second of it until it was ultimately cancelled.
I love a dark reimagining of a classic children’s hit - Sabrina, Riverdale, Nancy Drew, Bel Air, and I think Scooby Doo needs to be next.
4 teens that travel in an RV solving mysteries - at LEAST one exploring her sexuality, one with a drug issue, and I’m sure Daphne and Fred could find something to do. The show writes itself. A mystery of the week with a new Big Bad every season? I mean, COME ON.
What storylines am I missing? Because The Hex Girls, Scrappy Doo, and Red Herring NEED to be involved.
Most importantly, who should be cast?
Ok… rumor has it that Disney has a few TV spots during the Super Bowl. I’m literally on the edge of my seat wondering if we’ll get some new footage of upcoming projects tonight. Now, since it is Disney, it could be Marvel AND Star Wars (Kenobi now has a premiere date in May of this year… now that Book of Boba Fett has finaled). I’m also wondering (since The Pattman… sorry… The Batman comes out next month) if we’ll get new footage from DC! Maybe Black Adam, The Flash, etc. I’m anxious and eager for it all. What are you hoping to get a peek at during the Super Bowl tonight? Besides Mary J Blige’s legendary two step.
...But you cannot control which character you become. So, for example, you can choose to enter Friends, but you might be Ugly Naked Guy.
Which show do you take your chances with?
Just as the title says. Maybe it's a show you like, maybe it's a show you don't, what's the series / character (even a background actor) you know you could have knocked out of the park? Sure, you're not an actor, but that's not important.
For me, it would have been a member of the Night's Watch on Game of Thrones. I could def do the accent, plus I can grow a beard and even ride a horse. I could see myself dying valiantly saving Jon Snow while we fight the White Walkers together.
To say that I was excited about this is an understatement. The minute the opening credits started, I was overjoyed….but, I have to say that the first show was a bit underwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, it was great seeing Anthony Anderson and Sam Waterson again, but I thought the supporting cast was trying a bit too hard to entertain. Maybe it was the script, or the direction, but Jeffrey Donovan seemed to be heading toward Jerry Orbach territory, without the character-defining humor and worldliness, and Camryn Manheim and Hugh Dancy were overeager. I did enjoy Odelya Halevi though, and bringing back Carey Lowell for a guest shot was interesting. Also was a surprise to see Norm Lewis as the victim/villain (saw him in a Broadway revival of Les Mis and he was terrific). What did you all think???
I'm warning you now, that this is gonna have some spoilers in it!
I see a lot of TikToks where girlfriends film their BFs watching George's death on Grey's Anatomy, and they're usually SHOCKED. (I was robbed of this experience, as I watched Grey's years after that season premiered and knew it was coming.) I can only imagine what it was like seeing it with fresh eyes and a child-like naiveté.
I was THEN thinking about how I tuned into Big Sky, on ABC, to see Ryan Phillippe in it... just for them to kill him off in THE FIRST EPISODE. That was also shocking because they had billed the whole show on his role.
So there are certainly different types of character deaths, the emotional shocks and the "that was an interesting move" shocks. What are the top ones for you?
When I was a teenager to early 20s I feel like E! had all the shows I was obsessed with. Girls Next Door, The Soup, Chelsea Lately, and of course…Pretty Wild. I used to also get all my news from E News.
I know I’ll probably get crucified for this but I was never a big Kardashian fan and haven’t watched the show since Rob was dating a Cheetah Girl. Now that the Kardashians are heading over to Hulu, do people still watch E? And if yes, what shows do they even have anymore?