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  1. DisneyBoy

    Small Talk: The Hourglass Sandbox

    Regardless why would she come back she has a sweet gig with Hallmark why return to Days? I mean there's not even a short term arc she could be a part of beyond Caroline's funeral(if she's not a part of that how are they going to explain how her, Shane, and Kim are MIA since Caroline was living with them in LA) Ding ding ding! She should absolutely be back for the funeral, along with Shane and Kim (who is "still dying" according to Brady). But apparently she won't be, which is BS. And if she did return for a stint, Theresa could still have story with JJ (romance or friendship) or Kate and Gabi (former co-workers) or Brady (coparent) or Chloe (Mateo fallout) or Xander (enemy). Heck, she's also related to Kayla and Roman. I just want to see her and Anne again.
  2. Me too. She and Ben follow in the footsteps of Abigail and Dr. Tan. When is the show going to learn not to prop characters up so horribly?
  3. DisneyBoy

    Frasier

    So I just finished Season 3. I don't know if I'm going to have the stamina to make it to the end of season 11, especially since I'm borrowing these from a library and I'm not sure the library has all of the seasons, LOL. I did notice a dip in quality at the start of season 3, but by the end of it the episodes were back up to snuff. I really enjoyed the twist of Bebe trying to marry that old tycoon while quitting smoking at the same time. She's pretty much gold in whatever form she appears. I found myself very disappointed with the third season finale however. Usually the series finales were pretty good (S1 & 2), but they made some big mistakes with this one. If you're doing a flashback and the actors all look significantly differently than they did in the pilot, you have to go through the trouble of getting them wigs and re-styling their clothing. I absolutely preferred Frasier's shorter hair in season 3, but couldn't they have put some extensions in just for those flashbacks so we could actually suspend our disbelief that this was how things were during his first broadcast? I also felt a lot of those flashback scenes fell flat. We got to see Niles dust off a chair again - whoopie. That was his original entrance gag. Why repeat it? And then there was Frasier pointing out to his brother, who he hadn't been spending much time with, that he is a "weird little man". What the hell? That's a really shitty thing to say to a relative much less a sibling you haven't spent any time with...but then to top it off, he says this to Niles after thanking him for having him over for dinner. ?!? The scenes at Martin's apartment were no better. The vibe between them was so hostile it's hard to imagine they agreed to live together. In the pilot episode it was clear they did it reluctantly and there was certainly some tension, but in the flashback it's like these were two men who really would have preferred never to see each other again because the pain was too great. At least that's how it felt to me. I just think in general they did a really crappy job of trying to show us who Frasier was mere months before the pilot episode. Did any of you particularly enjoy this episode? I ended up finding the Golden Girls episode online that flashed back to events before the pilot, showing how Rose and Dorothy moved in with Blanche. I'd never seen the episode during the show's original broadcast and was kind of worried to watch it in case it was weak tea. It turned out to be pretty darn good. It's a shame the Frasier equivalent isn't. I definitely didn't remember that Daphne had had a boyfriend this early in the series. I thought she was pretty much single until she met that guy she got engaged to. I wish they would show a bit more of her boyfriend though. I forgot about the handyman altogether because in other episodes where we see Martin dating some random woman she's been completely wiped from existence by the time the next episode starts. Do we see more of the police woman Martin was considering dating in season 4? I know she later played the mom in Malcolm in the Middle, but I don't remember seeing much of her on this show so I'm guessing she was forgotten as quickly as she was introduced as well. I'm jumping ahead of myself a little bit here but I do consider myself among those who disliked Wendy Malik as Martin's love interest. She just seemed far too young for him and I remembered not buying them as a legitimate couple. Maybe if they'd stuck with the lady cop for a while, she could have been a believable option because at least she and Martin had a lot in common. It really bugs me when realistically-shaped male characters end up with Hollywood-skinny love interests half their age. Martin is a great guy....but why couldn't he have ended up with a pear-shaped, middle-aged/senior woman? I definitely think he would have valued a partner in his age range, even if it meant she wasn't as conventionally "pretty". I think the producers made a big mistake there. At least Dorothy ended up with Leslie Nielsen.
  4. DisneyBoy

    Bitterness Thread

    It's a small thing to be bitter about in the grand scheme of things, but if they had the money to do an all-white set for Marlena's trip into the Afterlife, couldn't they have thrown some paint on Eric's apartment so that it didn't look exactly like Nicole's old apartment in Nashville? For Pete's sake, Eric was in both those storylines!
  5. Good memory. I liked that storyline and still managed to forget about him.
  6. DisneyBoy

    Small Talk: The Hourglass Sandbox

    Awwww...best of luck to her. But damn....she's not coming back to DAYS for a while then....
  7. Sorry but....who is "Miguel"?? Are we just making people up to nominate now? LOL The only person nominated worthy of the award is Martha as Belle. Has she ever won before?
  8. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    The only problem with a twin idea is that I don't think this actor really has the potential to give us a different portrayal. Bonnie/Adrienne, Hattie/Marlena, Susan/Kristen and Tony/Andre only work when the characters are vastly different from each other and the actors involved have the chops to pull that off. My opinion? The only reason RSW is being kept around is because he's a nice guy behind the scenes (to the degree Deidre roots for him) and has a crazy chiseled physique. Ben? What's there to like about Ben? He has no character to speak of. And the portayal is so blah I can't say much about it. If RSW infused something of the character's backstory into him - an accent or tone or cadence that tells us he is from a rural town...a life on the run making him physically uncomfortable with intimacy in a way that is reflected in his body language...an intense shame over being a killer that shows in his eyes - then I could say that this performance could give way to something opposite in the case of a twin. No can do.
  9. DisneyBoy

    Got Questions?: We've Got Answers!

    Thanks Nilyank! I never knew all that...then suddenly I heard his name and put two and two together, LOL. Now...when are Hope and Rafe going to be over, FFS?!?
  10. DisneyBoy

    Got Questions?: We've Got Answers!

    .....did Sami name Johnny after John? Never thought of that.
  11. Andre, Tony and Gina...oh my!
  12. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    Please, please....do not absolve Ben of months of murders and years of storylines.
  13. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    Yeah, I think I heard he already stopped taping. Could be wrong though. TC actually looked kind of like both Viv and Stefano. From that pic, BB looks like neither.
  14. DisneyBoy

    Frasier

    I'm doing a rewatch of the series myself right now. I saw it back in the 90s but never followed it religiously. I'm sure I'm going to find some surprises the deeper I get into the show. I don't remember watching much of the final seasons after Niles and Daphne got together. I'm partway through season 3 and I've noticed a bit of a dip in the quality of the writing compared to season 2. I don't want to know when they changed up writers significantly, though...I'll just wait and see whether the show changes its voice at some point. (I'm assuming here that at some point there was a big switchup in the writers room. I could be wrong.) I had completely forgotten how much I loved Niles. DHP is a gem. So great at physical comedy. The one thing I'm looking more closely at now is Roz, who confused me a bit when I first saw the show years ago. The show wants to portray her as some voracious maneater but she just seems to be too smart and savvy for that. Peri Gilpin just seems wise and mature, so much so I really can't get a handle on what age Roz is supposed to be. Late 20s? Mid-30s? The way the actress plays her it's like she already has two kids and a husband. I remember that she gets pregnant and becomes a single parent somewhere along the way, but I never really understood the need for that storyline. Did the writers think it up or did the actress become pregnant and they had to write it in? I really didn't understand the look of her apartment when they showed it in that episode where Bulldog tries to seduce her. I believe she has a soft side, but to surround herself with stuffed animals even when her bed faces her entrance doorway? Sure, it can be a small apartment, but the whole interior just made her look like an immature little girl, not some sexy single woman luring men home to her boudoir. It's like there was a huge disconect between who the script said Roz was, what that bedroom apartment said about Roz and the performance Peri gave. Somehow, the character is still really enjoyable but I just haven't completely bought into whatever it is the writers are trying to convince me of. It's a little bit like Elaine on Ally McBeal -she was desperate to convince us she was some crazy slut (their word, not mine!) but I didn't completely believe it. I think Jane Krakowski did a really good job making Elaine very sexual and forward. I don't get that from Roz, at least not in the way that would justify Frasier's constant insulting remarks about her dating life. She never had sex on-air or with her boss at the station. She didn't seem interested in barely legal men working in department stores either. In my mind, Roz has got it pretty well together. So shut up Fraiser.
  15. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    I'm perfectly fine with Eric being a supportive partner to Nicole. She is the more dynamic character. He can stay home and bake cookies while she brings home the bacon. I think it would be kind of fun watching him trying to keep her from not get into trouble, in a loving way. The problems came when they would write him as judgmental or angry. I didn't enjoy that. Nor did I enjoy it when Nicole hated his guts. I think if they can keep the characters in a happy, light sphere it could work out. Wouldn't you love to see Sami having to deal with Nicole as a sister-in-law? Or Marlena and John having meals with Nicole and Eric? There's so much great comedy potential there!
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