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#29751 - 09/25/14 01:30 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Barbara]
Lorna Offline
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Barbara, have you ever watched Dance Moms? Do you know anything about the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh? Those women are terrible. I don't see how anything ever gets done in that atmosphere.

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#29753 - 09/25/14 03:31 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Lorna]
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I never heard of Abby Lee Miller or her dance company until Dance Moms showed up on TV. It turns out she's not located right in Pittsburgh but in a suburb called Penn Hills. And yes, those moms are terrible, stage mothers to the nth degree. But they're not half as bad as Abby herself -- what a dragon! The way she talks to everybody, it's unbelievable. When she gets pissed at one of the moms, she punishes the daughter, by kicking her out of an ensemble or even by taking away her solo. And she plays favorites so blatantly. Have you been following the story of how she went to the judges after a competition and tried to get them to take a win away from one of her girls (Chloe) and give it to another, a new favorite? Poor Chloe; she can't win even when she wins.

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#29754 - 09/26/14 10:38 AM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Barbara]
Rita Offline


Registered: 09/22/04
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Loc: St. Paul, MN
What's this? What channel?

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#29755 - 09/26/14 05:29 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
Lorna Offline
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Lifetime, Tuesdays...channel 252 if you have DirecTV.

Yes, Abby can be perfectly awful when she wants to, and she wants to a lot. However, she does turn out winners, or so it seems in this undoubtedly highly edited show. But the kids are just wonderful, graceful and hard-working and able to do all sorts of lovely things with their young bodies. Unfortunately, they don't get as much air time as the squabbling adults, thus the name Dance Moms.

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#29757 - 09/27/14 03:34 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Lorna]
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OK, this I gotta see.

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#29769 - 09/30/14 08:23 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
Rita Offline


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Well, I've seen, and I can't believe my eyes. I think Dance Moms is my new Guilty Pleasure.

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#29773 - 10/02/14 04:57 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
Lorna Offline
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That scene in Outlander where Claire and Frank almost made contact in the rocky place...I know that's in one of the books and not added by the TV people, but it still felt to me like a cheat. It's an artificial way of prolonging the tension, probably building up to Claire's making a choice between the distant past and her own present time. It was just too manipulative. I didn't like it. That's the first thing about the show I didn't like.

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#29774 - 10/03/14 05:55 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Lorna]
Rita Offline


Registered: 09/22/04
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Loc: St. Paul, MN
I've been wondering where Claire gets the great dresses she's been wearing. She showed up with absolutely nothing, but now she's the best-dressed woman in the clan. Everybody else is wearing homespun, but the fabric alone in her clothing couldn't be manufactured in those near-primitive surroundings where she's been living. Hmm.

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#29775 - 10/04/14 03:13 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: Rita]
Austin
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I missed the opening episode of TAR because I didn't know it had been moved from its Sunday night spot. Friday night used to be a TV graveyard, but I wonder if that's still true since recording shows is so easy now. Anyway, I don't think this is good news for TAR.

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#29779 - 10/07/14 06:49 PM Re: Television 2014 [Re: ]
Christopher Offline
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Did anyone catch The Black List last night? Whew. What an ingenious and horrible crime. How could anyone think of such a thing?

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