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Hot in Cleveland

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by flikhem, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    I think Valerie's character is the "straight man" here, and she is supposed to be the normal, relatable one among the wackier characters surrounding her. So she doesn't get as many funny lines and she's mainly reacting to everyone. But I still like her a lot and I think she's a good straight man.

    I'm not as fond of Jane Leeves. I find her character sort of brittle and she's not as funny as Betty or Wendie imho. But I think the ensemble works well together because they all have their strengths.

    Also, Wendie Malick is 59 and Huey Lewis is 60. :eek: Wendie Malick looks a good 15 years younger. Actually, they all look a lot younger than their true ages, Betty included.
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    + me.

    She's my least favorite of the group, but this show rocks.
     
  3. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I'm completely the opposite. :D
     
  4. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    re: the comment about loving Betty White if she played a serial killer. She wasn't too far from that kind of role on Boston Legal.....was she?
     
  5. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Catherine Piper was just a mean old lady. I wouldn't call her a serial killer.

    I am loving this show a lot! Betty White is the main reason I am watching. She has sort of taken the Sophia role from Golden Girls.
     
  6. ronsch

    ronsch Active Member

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    Wasn't Janes character described as being "snarky" in the date episode? If so, she's playing it perfectly.
     
  7. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I've had all the episodes piling up on my DVR since it premiered. I watched them yesterday. By episode 3 the show hit its stride. I love it. I had to google Valerie to get her age. She looks amazing for 50. I see that next episode
    Valerie's mother comes to visit. I wonder if they got Bonnie Franklin to play her.
     
  8. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

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    I was thinking that too, but the woman who played Sophia wasn't really old, was she? It's incredible that Betty White can do it at her age.
     
  9. tiellv

    tiellv Pluviophile

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    Whenever I see Betty White on a talk show, I'm always amazed that at her age, she hasn't lost a step! Still as witty as ever! :up:
     
  10. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

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    I like the parents episode.
    I love all the old tv stars!

    Looks like TVLand is developing another series.
     
  11. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Estelle was roughly the same age as Betty and Bea.
     
  12. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    Estelle Getty was only 62 when The Golden Girls started. She had a wig and makeup to look about 25 years older. She was a year younger than Bea Arthur, who played her daughter.

    Betty White is 88.
     
  13. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    OMG, I LOVED this episode! The 'parents' episode has been my favorite so far.
     
  14. BeanMeScot

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

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    I'm not big on regular sitcoms but this one has been fun! LOVE Betty White!

    From the season finale:

    I want a Free Elka shirt but darned if I am paying $36.45 for it! :eek:
     
  15. marksman

    marksman ID-10-T

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    LOL. Betty White is awesome on the show. 88 and this renaisance has been amazing.

    I hope we didn't miss the last 20 years of not seeing Betty White do anything by her choice and not because people would not use her.

    I just looked and Golden Girls went off the air in 92, so she would have been 70. Seems like she might have just retired. Fair enough... but she is just too funny. I have seen her in this, The Proposal and some other things and she is great.

    The cast of this show is really experienced with all of them having many years of tv sitcom work under their belts. I don't mind the old timer throw back slightly corny sitcom....
     
  16. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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    I really like the ensemble in this show. I wait for the HD version to float around on torrents so I'm pretty far behind but it's worth it to me, I just hate SD. I'm a snob.

    Anyhoooo.... Betty White first came out of the woodwork (for me) during the Boston Legal stint. She was amazing in that too. I was a huge Frasier and Just Shoot Me fan so this show is a win for me from all of them. Valerie, I didn't really remember all that much as I was pretty young during One Day At A Time.... I really just remember the weird guy with the tool belt. :D

    I haven't seen or heard many people talking about this show. Are the ratings good??
     
  17. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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  18. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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  19. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I really enjoyed this show, but I think somewhere along the line I missed an episode. I hope they do a marathon at some point.

    I still don't enjoy Valerie Bertanelli, though. I love the others enough that it makes up for it.
     
  20. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

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    Betty White is a national treasure. I'll watch anything new she is on. ;)
     

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