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Really enjoying it.
PLEASE read the opening credits so that you will know this is NOT an actual biography of Celia Cruz? Even with this being said I am really enjoying the series, and it is getting more interesting as it moves along. Jeimy Osorio is doing a good job and I think Celia would be proud of her, the other cast members performances are extremely moving as well (Modesto Lacen as Pedro Knight, Carolina Gaitan as Lola Calvo,Brenda Hanst as Ana, Indhira Serrano as Mirelys, Luciano D'Alessandro as Alberto Blanco just to name a few). Even though it's NOT Celia's biography, the performances are good (some outstanding), but it would have been a little bit better to get Celia's still living husband's take on some of what's being presented (if he didn't have any that is). Feel sorry about her Mom and didn't know she (Celia) died without ever being able to go back to Cuba (according to Wikipedia). She really was one talented lady. Can't wait to see how this ends.
Davey and Goliath (1960)
Truly deserving of an Emmy or People's Choice Award.
If ever there was a show that deserved to win the above mentioned awards (if it were up to me I'd start a petition drive to have their names added to the list for an Emmy or People's Choice Award), 'Davey and Goliath' was most certainly the one. I looked 'every' Sunday morning to seeing this show on a regular TV station (WABC TV) at time before I left my home for church, it always gave you "food for thought" even if you didn't realize it at that particular time, and made the beginning of the day seem a little bit brighter somehow.
As for presenting 'Davey and Goliath' in this day and time, truth be told, I think it's exactly what these children need, especially with what's "continually going on in our society". When God and Jesus and what 'they' mean to ALL of mankind is being done away with, because of our political correctness and loss of morality, I'd love for 'Davey and Goliath' to return and 'maybe' be updated, in order to address these issues. With the death of Clokey, I don't think it's going to happen, and perhaps it shouldn't when in the end all the 'real meaning' might be tossed aside. It was good while it lasted and with the DVD's and The Trinity Broadcasting Network, I can now be satisfied with seeing 'Davey and the Gang' all over again.
Just what I'd hoped it would be.
A special word of "Thanks" to Jada, Michael Vartan, and the rest of this wonderful cast. It's been a pleasure to see a truly uplifting show, which gets "better" week after week, with some surprise endings I couldn't even imagine.
Don't worry if others put you down, say you're not worth watching, or any other comments like this, as the exact same thing has been said about other shows that have turned out to be 'rare jewels'. I wait in anticipation every time Tuesday roles around, just so I (and quite a few others) can see what's coming next.
Keep your heads up, your prayers towards God and heaven, and let the 'true' fans of your show, show you just how much they enjoy what you're doing. "Nursing at it's very best, fun also included!" Thanks to one and all.
The Accused (1949)
Would the 'plot' work by today's standards? May contain spoilers.
Guess I was the only one here who really enjoyed the characters of Warren Ford (Robert Cummings) and Wilma Tuttle (Loretta Young), as I looked beyond the fact that their 'circumstances' were what brought them together in the first place, to why I still consider this to be a true film noir despite it. Loretta's character was dead on in the way she 'handled' what happened to her with Bill Perry (Douglas Dick), because I've seen the same 'incidents' in other movies during the 1930's and 40's done almost in the exact same manner, and I won't have really expected anything different here to keep the storyline moving along. Wendell Corey (Lt. Ted Dorgan) was like a thirty bloodhound with a 'clue' that he didn't want to let go of, until he'd gotten exactly what he'd come for, and his 'quips' made it that much better to keep you watching just to see if he finally 'got his man'. Sam Jaffe (Dr. Romley) at times reminded me of a 'detective version' of 'Doctor Kildare', or even a lab coated version of 'Columbo', with the way he went about doing his 'job'. As for Douglas Dick (Bill Perry), what can you say about character who thinks he's the 'cats meow', is slicker than a bottle of 'Brylcreem', feels that all women are fascinated by him, but refuses to take 'NO' for an answer? "Don't you just love how some of these pretty boys end up"? So, all in all, I guess it just goes to show you that there are some of us out there who really "did" thoroughly enjoy viewing this movie (enough that I wouldn't mind seeing it available VHS or DVD for my own viewing pleasure.), and wouldn't mind seeing it again very soon. And my answer is 'yes', I do believe the plot of this film 'could' work by today' standards, 'if' it isn't changed too much in the long run.
What the world Needs Today.
Oh my goodness...what memories "Insight" and "This is the Life" bring back to me even now. In a world that is rapidly changing and moving further and further away from the God of the Bible, these two series had some true life lessons, and gave you something to really think about no matter what was going on around you.
Sad to say I'm not surprised they're no longer on the air, ABC one of the very 'few' channels at that day and time to even air shows of this nature (as well as the 'famous' Davey and Goliath claymation series), what an awful shame we don't get to see those shows right now when we need them the most.
If there was 'any' way that I could get them back on television, I'd do it in a flash, without a moments hesitation, as I also remember actors like Martin Sheen and a few notable others who made wonderful guest appearances on the show.
Galaxy High School (1986)
I Miss This Wonderful Cartoon.
Ditto to all that was written here, and sad to say it breaks my heart, when these stations want to end these memorable shows 'before' they can actually take root. Can only speak for myself, but sorry to say I don't think the 'cartoons' today hold a candle to the 'earlier' ones, because they had a different premise to them and made them that much more worth watching.
I really enjoyed watching Doyle and his not-so-human side-kicks, they brought humor to all that they did, and made you want to come back for more each Saturday. As one of the other posters stated "a laugh a minute" and some of the best humor around.
Big Shots (2007)
The Show That Never Really Had A Chance.
For: HowTVshouldbe and others who felt the same way. Just so you should know, as far as I'm concerned ABC NEVER really believed in this show from the start, so it doesn't surprise me that things turned out the way they did. Oh yes, they did show a 'few' promos in the beginning, but right after it got on the air the promos 'abruptly' stopped three weeks in. I don't care what anyone else says, ABC did not make even one attempt to save it (and that means bringing in better writers, or moving the show to a new day and time slot, like they did with the rest or their shows.),so what exactly was so 'different' about this one show? I'm beginning to wonder just what kind of a message they're sending to Mr. Vartan's fans, as this is the second time we've had to start a campaign (although, they didn't even wait for it to go through this time) to keep one of his shows going. 'Big Shots' was a very good show in my estimation, and proof of that was the fact that Vartan and actress Nia Long have had mini-videos posted on YouTube (under the 'Big Shots', James and Katie name) because the fans really enjoyed seeing them together. If by chance they're not coming back, why in the name of all that's Holy won't ABC try a "spin-off" with the shows two most popular characters? We just don't get it.
My Man Godfrey (1957)
Even Better The Second Time Around.
I agree with a few of the posters here (Native Texan, Conreb, Gary Renfield), for I also enjoyed the second version much better than the first, because the first one did seem to be a 'darker' much more politically correct version.
While William Powell and Carole Lombard are considered to be excellent actors, David Niven, June Allyson, and Jay Robinson are equally as talented in their 'updated' roles. I find it very sad that movies like these are no longer presented these days, when we seem to need all the laughter we can get these days, a movie such as this would help to lift many a dark spirit.
I can't wait to see it presented on DVD (instead of VHS) like the 1936 version is right now.
Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Better Than I Expected.
This 'novela' is turning out to be a lot more than what I expected it to be. The actors seem to be getting better at their crafts, and I find myself wanting to tune in, in order to find out what surprises are coming up for me in the next round. While Tatum O'Neil (Blythe) does bring a lot of her acting 'prowess' to this show, I king of wish they'd cut out so much slapping and get on with the good stuff. I also enjoy Femi Emiola (Lani) and Nicolas Irons (Taylor) and have decided to make them my favorite couple of the show, so far. It is also good to see actor Clive Robertson (Theodore Crawford) back in action again, since it's been a while that I've seen him on television or in a movie. Giselle Jones and Azie Tesfai are pretty good in their roles as well. I can't wait for the next episode, just to see where we'll be 'heading to' next.
Negra consentida (2004)
Very Enjoyable Novela, Sorry I Didn't Get To See The Whole Thing.
One of the few Venezuelan novelas that I've seen, which I quite enjoyed, even though some chapters were cut (From 160 down to 145) from the novela. Ligia Petit who was considered to be somewhat 'new' to the acting genre, when she starred in this novela, I felt she did a good job just starting out and Pedro Rendon as her love interest wasn't too bad himself.
I also enjoyed Jean Carlos Simancas (Caetano Nascimento), who seems to be good in just about anything that he does, as well as Trina Medina (Felicidad Martinez) in her first acting role. Brenda Hanst (Tibisay Maria Blanco Guaramato) and Juan Carlos Tarazona (Rolando) turned out to be my second favorite couple in the show.