June 3, 2000
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Am I the only one who's frightened by this development?
posted by highindustrial (8 comments total)

 
Am I the only one who is tired of oblique hyperlinks?
posted by rcade at 10:07 AM on June 3, 2000


so many buzzwords, it's a big sales pitch
posted by starduck at 12:52 PM on June 3, 2000


frightened? why, praytell?
posted by chaz at 3:11 PM on June 3, 2000


Yes, I think you are.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:44 PM on June 3, 2000


I have never been so glad I don't have a TV in my life.
posted by Ezrael at 6:19 PM on June 3, 2000


Oh gee I don't know. I've watched less than ten hours of regular television since I got my DSL last fall. I used to watch television almost religiously. This show might actually give me reason to tune in again.

I like Bette Midler, and it appears this is an attempt to do something like the color Lucille Ball tv series. It might be funny. Who better to take Lucille Ball's mantle than Bette Midler? She's the only comedic talent in half a century talented enough to rise to such a challenge.

Unfortunately I think most of the people who used to write Lucille Ball's material for her television shows are dead, so Bette Midler will be forced to succumb to the terribly poor staff writers which CBS has proven time and time again suck raw eggs.

If she has any control over the content, we might get lucky. I might at least tune in to the series premiere, with my finger on the remote's off button.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:11 PM on June 3, 2000


After a summer of "Survivor" and "Big Brother", a second-rate sitcom starring a declining movie star (Remember "Dudley"? Didn't think you did.) may be a breath of fresh air...
posted by wendell at 9:40 PM on June 3, 2000


I was wrong. Bette couldn't save network television. Neither can Geena Davis or Joan Cusack. And this is just downright disturbing.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:32 AM on April 21, 2001


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