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Girlfriend in a coma?!?!?!


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#1 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

This has to be the worst idea for a show I've ever heard.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

In related news. Manti Te'o. Has been approached by NBC to costar in new TV series
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

A twist on while you were sleeping?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

A twist on while you were sleeping?


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

A twist on while you were sleeping?


A twist with a back flip. :lol:
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

At least she's out of the coma for the series.

Otherwise I thought it might be Girlfriend In A Diaper.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

This sounds like one of Jack Donaghy's show's intended to destroy NBC. Ricci is an unpleasant-looking plague on TV. Fortunately this trainwreck will be cut after three eps.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

I like Ricci, but even her high forehead and ample bosom couldn't make me watch Pan-Am. But I am wearing out my third copy of "Black Snake Moan".

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Not only is the creator Liz Brixius, but Dick Wolf is an executive producer and Wolf Films (you know, the "Law and Order" folks) is one of the production companies. You can almost add this show to you recording schedule for the 2013-14 season as at NBC Wolf has a free pass.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

Any TV reporter that calls Ricci, "Everybody’s favorite Pan Am stewardess..." has no clue. She's an interesting actress, but was completely mis-cast in Pan Am and sounds like an equally bad fit for this.

I'm not sure why she's going for these very mainstream parts, she's much better at quirky/indy sorts of things with a darker edge. Maybe she should find something on a cable channel.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

I kinda thought this sounded quirky with a darker edge for a TV sitcom:

She’ll play Karen, who wakes up from a coma to find out she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of when her life was put on hold.

And if Brixius is given control, "Nurse Jackie" certainly has its darker edge.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

Yeah, in Pan Am there were all these tall, gorgeous stews (there were height minimums) and suddenly this tiny, pinched-face little troll. Huh? Pan Am started great with the amazing French chick in Berlin and JFK on the TeeVee, but the plots devolved into incomprehensible mush right quick.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Unlikely, implausible, if not near-impossible storyline in today's pull-the-plug, move 'em out, HMO-Medicare directed health care environment. Where's a gov't death panel when we need one?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Unlikely, implausible, if not near-impossible storyline in today's pull-the-plug, move 'em out, HMO-Medicare directed health care environment. Where's a gov't death panel when we need one?

Glad you brought that up. I thought to myself 17 years in a coma? I don't know how long one can write storylines without confronting the 800 pound gorilla. And if you're NBC do you really want to risk that confrontation?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

A 17 year coma is possible.

http://en.wikipedia..../Coma#Prognosis

Occasionally people come out of coma after long periods of time. After 19 years in a minimally conscious state, Terry Wallis spontaneously began speaking and regained awareness of his surroundings. Similarly, Polish railroad worker Jan Grzebski woke up from a 19-year coma in 2007.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

We suspend belief for most of the TV shows we watch ... why not this one?
It is not supposed to be a real life documentary.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

A 17 year coma is possible.

http://en.wikipedia..../Coma#Prognosis

Occasionally people come out of coma after long periods of time. After 19 years in a minimally conscious state, Terry Wallis spontaneously began speaking and regained awareness of his surroundings. Similarly, Polish railroad worker Jan Grzebski woke up from a 19-year coma in 2007.

Yes, but in today's medical environment, not likely to happen.

We suspend belief for most of the TV shows we watch ... why not this one?
It is not supposed to be a real life documentary.

Well, I suppose. If we could buy into a beautiful genie popping out of a bottle, why not coming out of a sustained 17 year coma?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

I've given up on that argument, people seem to think every movie and TV show have to reflect the world as we know it. Used to be one of them, fun to bitch and moan about all the little inaccuracies but it is far easier to roll with it and realize it isn't real. You can still comment how it would be nice to live in that world where X or Y happens but the endless nitpicking comparison to our world is tiresome.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

Well, I suppose. If we could buy into a beautiful genie popping out of a bottle, why not coming out of a sustained 17 year coma?

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Indeed, why not.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Well, I suppose. If we could buy into a beautiful genie popping out of a bottle, why not coming out of a sustained 17 year coma?


It's not the 17 year coma I find to be ridiculous. It's the whole waking up to find out you had a kid while in a coma thing.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

It's not the 17 year coma I find to be ridiculous. It's the whole waking up to find out you had a kid while in a coma thing.

More ridiculous than a genie in a bottle???

Actually, giving birth while in a coma has happened.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Girlfriend in a coma? That's an old song by The Smiths:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:06 AM

Girlfriend in a coma? That's an old song by The Smiths:

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:57 AM

A more recent example of a show that requires significant suspension of disbelief would be WILFRED on FX. A man and his talking dog (a guy in a dog costume.)

If it's well written, maybe it'll work, but the premise just encourages so many bad sitcom jokes. And again, I think she's miscast here. Ricci is 33 and looks fairly young. Combined with her small stature, it's going to be difficult to believe that she could have a 17 year old daughter.

Now that Christina Applegate (42) is free, maybe they could do a quick switch before they film this thing. Her, I'd believe in the part.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

I like Ricci, but even her high forehead and ample bosom couldn't make me watch Pan-Am. But I am wearing out my third copy of "Black Snake Moan".

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