Post by tobiagorrio on Feb 12, 2006 10:41:30 GMT -5
You know, I've decided that ABC executives must have had the patience of saints. If I'm running a network, and there's a successful show where the showrunner
a) Can't deliver episodes on time, b) Can't keep from going over budget, c) Can't keep the stars under control,
...Then I'd probably fire him, no matter how talented he was. That ABC stuck with Glenn Caron for three years is quite amazing under the circumstances. Though I guess they understood that without him, there wasn't really a show (as the fifth season sort of proved).
That's no offence to Glenn Caron, who was brilliant, but I'm just saying that that ABC executive who complained to him (and who he imitates in the "Memories of Moonlighting" featurette) was absolutely right to be upset.
Yeah...and I love the "don't change a thing" asides too.
I do believe that Moonlighting is the series that started the trend toward not having a new episode every week which is how all shows are now. They seem to only have new shows sweeps months and then scattered a few other times. Back when ML was on, a weekly TV schedule was considered sacrosanct and you had better deliver.
Also ML is the series that started the fast paced overlapping dialogue on TV.... this is the show that blazed the way for Gilmore Girls, West Wing, etc etc.
Ground breaking Television is always outside the box... whether it be in subject matter, format or regularity of episodes. I think Lew Erlicht knew the show was something special, but it probably gave him an ulcer trying to deal with it.
Well I finally got my season 3 DVDs and my !@#**#@ machine won't play them! (Must buy an all region player!)
Fortunately I was able to play them on my computer! Phew!
It has been great to watch them and to have the episodes with commentary. When season 1 & 2 were released here in Oz they didn't have any episodes with commentary so this is kind of new for me.
Cindy and Diane, I just want to say how much I really, really enjoyed listening to you 2 and the other 2 ladies on the commentary for The Straight Poop. Your comments made me laugh out loud and on more than one occasion I found myself saying "That is so true!" (Must check - first sign of madness - talking to self?)
I have to admit (not sure who said this on the DVD) but one of the deciding factors about buying my first VCR was to tape ML episodes!
Anyway I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed re-viewing this episode. Well done, girls! ;D
I know season 4 is out by now, but not here, so finally I bought season 3, and I think it is awesome. Haven't seen all the episodes yet, but I cheated and I watched Memories... first ;D I wanted to see them together again! This weekend I've enjoyed these episodes like the first time I watched them. My favorite season, no doubt.
- About the booklet, yes, you should've received one. - About the episodes on discs number 2 and 3, they are showed on two parts, because of the commentaries. Just go down on your tv screen and next to menu there has to be a little arrow click on it and it takes you to the next screen where you can find the episodes you're missing. To go back to the first episodes, just click on the arrow again. - Atomic Shakespeare or Taming of the Shrew is the third episode on disc 2. Just click on the arrow ;D
Just finished watching the Memories show...wasn't that thrilled with it. I mean it was great to see everyone. But we didn't get a reunion shot with Bruce and Cybill. They just sit there for almost 5 minutes before they really say anything. It should have been longer than 1/2 hr. We could of had more of C&B actually talking about their experiences instead of sitting there listening to Glenn babble about everything. Not that all of the show info. wasn't very interesting - I love that stuff, but wanted more C&B. And yeah, Mark Harmon was interviewed. Woohoo!! Onto the commentaries....
Yeah, I was also surprised at those first 5 minutes of silence. First of all, unbelievable to see Bruce and Cybill not speaking, and then it was odd. Cybill's face every time Glenn opened his mouth was like "I wish you would shut up!" LOL!
I'd also have loved an episode commented only by Bruce and Cybill. Can you imagine? *dirty thoughts*
"To Cybill: my first, funniest and most beautiful leading lady." - Bruce Willis. Taken from a picture hanging over Cybill's kitchen sink in 1985.