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Hot in Cleveland

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

  1. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    A Galaxy...
    They are having a marathon today. I just caught the pilot ep. I have never watched the show before so I started recording and have it set for the rest of the day. What a great pilot! I see now why it is a hit.
     
  2. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Yeah, it's a fun little show.
     
  3. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo New Member

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    It's four experienced professionals working together. It works because they don't care who gets the laughs as long as someone does.
     
  4. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    They originally weren't going to use Betty White as much but kept her as a regular, thank goodness. I think the show is better for it.
     
  5. DougF

    DougF Active Member

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    The first season is available on Netflix WI. We watched the first two episodes a couple of months ago. My wife liked it but I was indifferent. We haven't tried anymore since. Got hooked on "Mad Men" shortly after.
     
  6. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Oh totally. It really makes the quartet.
     
  7. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    It's the Golden Girls. Only 3 of them are not so Golden.
     
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Betty's doing the "Top 10" on Letterman tonite (6/13)...
     
  9. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

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    The best part of the new episode?

    YODER!!!!!!
     
  10. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Yes! "As he walked in and it was a nod to "NORM!!"

    I liked Victoria churning butter. I was waiting for some comment about that being like sex with her third husband or something. Then thought that was too risque. Even for them.
     
  11. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

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    They even used the same camera angle and he sat at the same spot at the bar as in Cheers. It was a great moment and well done!
     
  12. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Last night's episode, and Season Finale, was "Love Is All Around", S4E23. It was basically a Mary Tyler Moore reunion (with a HiC story wrapped around it). HiC regulars Betty White and Georgia Engel, along with Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman.

    I thought Valerie Harper looked great. So good my wife wondered whether her brain cancer situation (and remission) was a hoax. I am above such suspicious thoughts. Cloris Leachman also looked great.

    But MTM... Yikes! WTF happened? I assume some terrible plastic surgery; I don't know what else can cause such facial disfigurement, unless she has some strange illness. I thought it was ironic that a minor plot on this episode was Melanie dating a plastic surgeon.;)

    I'll never understand why people can't be happy getting old gracefully. Maybe some very modest tucks if you have a specific issue (turkey jowls, bad crow's eyes maybe). But she looked like the typical image you see of someone who has had some terrible work done on her.

    Nonetheless, it was *great* seeing them again. And the cutaway with the cat... :up:

    My wife & I love this show. Yes, we are of a certain age, but trying to be unbiased here, these women know how to act. They can run rings around so many of today's "stars". Their timing, their delivery... just watch Betty White to see how a line should be delivered.

    TVLand news: HiC renewed for another season, The Exes renewed also. The Exes actually built their audience this year, and had the highest ratings of its run. Happily Divorced was not renewed.
     
  13. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I think the way MTM looks now is a product of two things:

    1) She had cosmetic surgery many years ago. That's why her mouth seemed so wide she has looked like a Pez dispenser for years.

    2) Diabetes. She has it and has been a champion for Diabetes research for decades.

    I think these two things, along with just plain aging, makes her look the way she does now.
     
  14. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TCF Club

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    This show is amazingly consistently funny and is one of my faves.
     
  15. Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    Minor nit -- that wasn't the season finale. There was a second episode aired with Victorias wedding that was the season finale. The Mary Tyler Moore reunion was the next-to-last episode. We got two Hot In Clevelands last night.
     
  16. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Are you still watching?
     
  17. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I enjoy this show. It's like going back in time to simple 80's sitcoms. It's funny stuff and I don't have to think.
     
  18. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Still watching this show. Loved the Mary Tyler Moore reunion. They even included the little kitten who was the icon for the MTM Enterprises logo, although it was clearly animatronic and quite a bit older looking. :)

    "People glued to their TV sets on Saturday nights." Heh.
     
  19. sharkster

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    Happily Divorced got the ax? :( I know it's not great TV, but I really like Fran D, so I would have kept watching.

    Anyway - as to HIC, I continue to enjoy this show. I think it's mostly because of all the tv sitcom royalty. The MTM episode was ok, albeit kind of strange. Seems that MTM must be having some additional health issues, as you never saw her out of the chair. Cloris and Valerie looked awesome.

    I like that they brought Georgia Engel in, presumably, as a regular cast member to play off Betty White. Those two are great together.

    I will watch this show as long as it airs. It's just sitcom silliness, but then that is enough for me as far as a sitcom goes. I tend to watch some of them for the people starring and this show is full of sitcom greats.
     

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