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  1. S01.E01: Keep on Truckin'

    I didn't see Dan having an epiphany and accepting a gay grandson, I saw a grief-stricken grandfather giving scant attention to his grandkid, realizing it and then giving him his full attention, Conner style with the Enrique comment. (ETA: and yes, a bit of discomfort that Mark was being open about stuff he'd rather not talk about.) I thought the varied reactions of the kids were well done. Kids can be brutal about their elders dying. OTOH, Mary having the fruits/vegetables reaction was good, too - it was sweet she wanted to keep everyone else well but also evident she was processing things differently than Mark or Harris.
  2. S01.E01: Keep on Truckin'

    I missed the first 5 minutes too and had just watched it on the dvr. You should definitely try to catch it online, there were some good lines.
  3. S01.E01: Keep on Truckin'

    They crammed a lot in the first couple of minutes. It opens with dishwashing and a discussion of death and casseroles, DJ and Gina come in, Jackie gets a phone call, Dan's back is bothering him because he's sleeping on the couch (evidently Roseanne died in bed), Gina and Darlene have a quippy conversation about the Bible, hell and reincarnation - they're smiling like it's a familiar thing and then Jackie comes in from the porch and brings Dan out there to tell him that the coroner's report says Roseanne died of an overdose. All in the first 3 minutes.
  4. S01.E01: Keep on Truckin'

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion of the show. Direct comments to what happens on-screen and not your fellow posters.
  5. The Conners: Speculation

    No matter how anyone feels about Roseanne and the way The Conners came to be, the show deserves to be evaluated on its own merits. Please focus the snark on the actual content and performances.
  6. A brief intro to the The Mandalorian universe. Plenty of time to study up, as the show won't debut until Fall 2019, assuming Disney gets their new streaming service up and running by then. https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/15/17979318/the-mandalorian-live-action-star-wars-series-lore
  7. Soap Operas

    I never watched CBS soaps until all my favorite NBC and ABC soaps had gone under or become unrecognizable **cough**GH**cough** so I'm not sure I agree with the rankings but it's an interesting list. I'd never heard of some of the shows. The 30 Best Daytime Soaps of All Time
  8. Soap Operas

    SB had a pretty great cast too.
  9. Soap Operas

    An interesting question. I think back in the early days, there were so many more of them and they didn't last forever - though a lot of that was due to the transition from radio to television. I'm not sure what the average was. I have the following website in my RSS feed reader and am always kind of amazed at the soaps I never heard of. https://www.welovesoaps.net/search/label/History It's funny but when I first skimmed the question I was thinking that you meant half hour vs. one hour vs. ninety minute format until I saw years. It's too bad that the half hour soaps mostly died out first. The genre might not be down to 4 daytime soaps if there were some half hour dramas other than B&B.
  10. Original Air Date: October 16, 2018
  11. Media: Lanford, IL Patch

    Reviews are starting to trickle in. Some of them aren't terribly positive. I think this was the best one I saw. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-conners-is-almost-sweet-enough-to-make-up-for-the-roseanne-fiasco The reviewer liked Darlene and Becky's rapport, which is great because this is one of the things I liked most about the revival.
  12. S01.E01: Keep on Truckin'

    Original Air Date: October 16, 2018
  13. All Seasons Talk: The Complete Job

    We just started a rewatch and are almost to the end of S1. Tomorrow night is the The First David Job. I think of the first season my favorite is The Juror #6 Job.
  14. I'm hoping they do an episode a week, mainly because it's easier to keep up that way. I never have enough time to binge a whole season but I can squeeze an hour show in here and there.
  15. I really liked One Hour. As for repeat guests, my second favorite (after LDP/Ian) was probably Henry Winkler as Roger Bloom.