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Fringe "The Same Old Story" 09/16/08 **Plot Spoilers may be included**

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Pink Fairy, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. HDTVFreak07

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    My gosh! That woman on the left... wasn't she in the movie with John Belushi in "Continental Divide"? If that's her, what happened? She ballooned!
     
  2. makaiguy

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    Yes, Blair Brown. Also played Jackie Kennedy in some movie or TV movie or something many years ago.

    Hey, lots of us have ballooned too, since then.
     
  3. phrelin

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    Many remember Blair Brown from "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" on NBC in 1987 and 1988 then canceled, then picked up by Lifetime for 1989 through 1991. Here's a clip from YouTube of that show when she was in her 40's. Now she's 62. She was about 35 in "Continental Divide" and 37 in Kennedy. Golly, she is a bit heavier at 62 than she was in her late 30's and 40's. But as an actress she's still got it. Though I'm still going to have to adjust to her being a character other than Molly Dodd.

    It was a quality production and considered groundbreaking. From Wikipedia:
    Each year the show was on, Brown was nominated for an Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

    I'd never seen anything on Lifetime until they picked up the show.
     
  4. cweave02

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    A disease wrought by the writers' strike - a rush to put stuff in production without dealing with quality control.
     
  5. makaiguy

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    Comedy-drama fairly unproven in 1987? Maverick 1957-62 (and now showing on Encore Western).
     
  6. phrelin

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    Good point. But there was 25 years between 1962 and 1987. The network suits cannot remember yesterday. And Maverick, particularly the James Garner early years, was one of the best shows ever. Never been any effort to make something like it.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    ...unlike Fringe, which is part CSI, part X-Files, part Misfits of Science. I'm liking it, but I'm not going to tell you it's original at this point.
     
  8. phrelin

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    Too bad there isn't an Emmy for the best original scripted show of the year, if any.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    Indeed. Congrats to Mad Men and 30 Rock for winning last night, though :)
     

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