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It’s time to shed a bitter tear for the WWE commentary situation, because today Jim Ross, the best commentator WWE has or ever will have, is officially done with the company.
Jim Ross had a tumultuous relationship with WWE for years. The company thought he was too old and unphotogenic for TV, but they couldn’t find a replacement even a 10th as good as him, so he was brought back then sent home again more times than a person could count over the past five years.
The final blow came at the WWE 2K14 panel at last year’s Summerslam Axxess — Ric Flair was clearly drunk at the event, and Ross was blamed for not reining him in. Ironically Flair is once again a regular fixture on television, while Ross is still paying for the crime of not babysitting a 64-year-old man vigilantly enough. WWE everybody! By…
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I loved the idea of them bringing back this for our nostalgia. But the moment I found out it was a Disney show, it was going to be exactly what I expected.
The audience this show caters to are pre-teens. I know. I used to watch Disney Channel in college and I just used the noise to tone out my brain. It’s not for people my age who grew up with the original show. This show was going to cater to the audience. And it did.
This is basically the first season of BMW except with girl main characters. You’ll see Cory and Topanga occasionally but that’s it. The whole show is going to be around these new characters and it’s not going to be anything we can relate to anymore.
And since it’s a Disney show, it will last maybe four seasons and that’s it. Nostalgia is great and I might give the second episode a chance. But I know I can’t expect it to be what I want it to be. The show is what it has to be and I have to live with it. The show is not for me. It’s for them.
I will give them this prop: Chinese people watching Chinese TV. Although I can’t understand why they would hire someone who doesn’t know Chinese to speak Chinese. That sounds like the Cantonese of someone who doesn’t know the language and tried to say something they read off a script. Horrible.
The mom got it. The husband, I don’t know. His English is bad, which is good I guess. But the wife’s English is too perfect. Like that’s the only language she really knows.
What a shame.
I haven’t been paying attention to the news so I only found out today that “Crisis” has been canceled. Too bad. I thought they had a great pilot.
But of course, as I continued to watch the show I was feeling that it wasn’t going anywhere. Plus, it almost became a chore to watch and continue on. It just kept dragging and ultimately, they took too long to get anything going and it died.
It was a good storyline with real potential. But if you aren’t wowing people in every episode, they won’t tune in. They didn’t and this died. It was bound to happen.
But I can at least put to rest my frustration with privileged white people. So many spoiled teens in the movie, I kind of wanted them to stay kidnapped forever.
The show covers lots of truths of a typical Asian family living in America. It looks funny. It appears like something fun.
It won’t last.
Sadly in America, Asian people don’t make it in the entertainment world. We are a novelty, something that we laugh about and then forget. No matter how great this show could be, it’s stereotypes left and right and before you know it, it’s gone.
I want to see this show succeed, but I don’t see it lasting more than a season. It’s just the way White America views us. Oh well, nice try.
I don’t know why it’s racist. It’s a satire and it was used to prove a point.
People need to relax.
I was supposed to watch the pilot last week at a screening but another screening came up. However, I finally got to the pilot last night. Good enough to convince me to give the episode next week a try.
It’s like a mix of Battle Royale and hostages and stuff. I’m confused a little so I have to follow along and see what it is all about.
But the decision to end the first episode with a cover of “Nothing Else Matters” by Scala & Kolacny Brothers was hauntingly beautiful. You got me.
Toying with my emotions. Just tell us who A is. Also, they were in LA?
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If there’s one thing the stars of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” have mastered, it’s the art of keeping a secret.
Joined by exec producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Joseph Dougherty at Sunday afternoon’s PaleyFest sesh, the “Liars” gave the audience only a few hints and kept the details of the upcoming season finale mostly under wraps.
The packed house at the Dolby Theatre caught a glimpse of a scene from Tuesday’s finale, but King only revealed that the episode will be “emotionally exhausting to watch.” She didn’t, however, rule out the possibility of a “PLL” movie.
“That comes up all the time and I would love to create (a movie),” she said.
TV Guide senior writer Damian Holbrook incited shrieks from the enthusiastic fans as he introduced the panelists, who dished on their co-stars, their most awkward scenes and being a part of the most tweeted-about show…
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So I finally saw the first episode. It’s so hard to really take this show at first because I want to compare it to the movie. But they are playing out the beginning of the film, and there are some little differences here and there.
But so far, my curiosity of how this is going to be different than the movie has me hooked. It’s not exactly the same so I want to see where it goes from here.
I will give the second episode a go.
This guy is balling out of control right now. “Dallas Buyers Club” is great and “True Detective” is gripping.
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It may not be to most actors’ tastes, but Matthew McConaughey is sounding oddly happy about his smaller paydays.
“For the first time in my career, I lost money! No joke!” the actor says.
Then again, McConaughey has reason to smile; his choice to reject big mainstream movies, ultimately in favor of gritty roles in independent films, represents a dramatic career shift –— and has garnered widespread recognition — for the 44-year-old Texas-born father of three.
His performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” as the real-life Ron Woodroof, a homophobic good ol’ boy who became a health crusader after being diagnosed with AIDS, smuggling life-saving drugs into the U.S. for himself and fellow patients, has earned him top honors at the Golden Globes and SAG awards, and brought him his first Oscar nomination.
It is one of several complicated characters that McConaughey has boldly portrayed recently — from the hard-edged drifter…
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