Murphy Brown - “Fake News” - S01E01 - OAD 09/27/2018

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  1. 59er

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    I’m quite surprised no one is talking about the Clinton cameo, either here or in my Facebook feed. Whether or not you like her and her cameo, it seems like it might have been more notable.

    I really enjoyed Corky’s dialogue when they were interviewing the EPA senior manager. Before her hot flash moment, Corky was demonstrating surprisingly adept knowledge of the topic.
     
  2. PJO1966

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    It was mentioned earlier in the thread. :)
     
  3. 59er

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    Ah, I must have been looking for “Clinton” rather than “secretary cameo.” Thanks for pointing it out!
     
  4. TonyD79

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    Or you don’t understand award politics.
     
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  5. Shakhari

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    I really wanted to like this, but I couldn't make it through the episode.
     
  6. The Spud

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    I didn't watch the original on a regular basis, but I still enjoyed seeing the original cast back together. I seem to recall that the secretary thing was a running gag, right? Not a Hillary fan, but I thought her scene was pretty funny.
     
  7. Tony_T

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    Right.

     
  8. jlb

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    Here's some links to the continual use of "crazy" secretaries....and it's more than these....





     
  9. Steveknj

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    Was going to say the same things. I felt the acting was REALLY bad. Even Candace to me seemed like she was reading the lines. It felt very unnatural. And I had completely forgotten then original had a laugh track/live audience (I don't remember). It really was noticeable for me and I usually don't complain about laugh tracks for some shows, like The Big Bang Theory. For some reason, I think that MB should be done without a laugh track, but I guess they wanted to keep it as close to the original. The best part for me was the scenes with Murphy and her son. Wolf network? That made me laugh (and I kept thinking about WOLF Blitzer being on FOX NEWS). Anyway, I'm in for now, but was less than impressed with E1.
     
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  10. PJO1966

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    the original show had a live audience. I went to a taping once. It was their first hour-long show and they didn't count on needing to feed a bunch of people who had been sitting there for 6 hours. People stopped laughed because they were cranky.
     
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  11. That Don Guy

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    Assuming she is entered, I have her penciled in for an Emmy nomination for Comedy Series Guest Actress, and considering how much of a "name check" the Guest categories tend to be, not only do I think that she has a decent chance to win, but the Television Academy, in yet still even another attempt to bolster ratings, will move that category for one year to the main broadcast.
     
  12. jlb

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    Matt Damon may give her a run for her money. ;)
     
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    It wasn't hilarious, but I liked it a lot. I liked the original show a lot too. I think I made basically this same comment in a different revival, but I liked that this _sort_ of just could have been a continuation (way later in time). In other words, even as the first ep, they didn't try to sort of do the "reunion movie" thing with too many cameos. The FYI characters had all known/interacted with each other along the time we "didn't get to watch", etc..
     
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    The first episode of the Roseanne reboot went heavy into politics to establish the characters in 2018, then the series quickly found its feet and was pleasant to watch. Hopefully Murphy Brown will also settle down quickly.
     
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  15. Steveknj

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    I personally don't mind the politics, but the nature of this show is going to introduce politics, and it always has. Add the dynamic of her son working for the conservative news network, and it's inevitable. But yeah, hopefully that won't be the focus every week.
     
  16. DeDondeEs

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    When I heard they were reviving the show, I assumed the primary reason/driver was because of the current political climate. I bet it will focus on or at least allude to politics in every episode.
     
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  17. Mikeguy

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    I think that's a safe bet. Both Candice Bergen and Diane English, the show's creator, have said that the show would not have been rebooted but for the emergence of President Trump.
     
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  18. That Don Guy

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    Okay, somebody's going to have to explain this one to me...
     
  19. pdhenry

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    SNL...
     
  20. TonyD79

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    Murphy Brown was always about politics so it isn’t going to not be about politics.
     
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