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Friday, February 25, 2011

I WILL FOLLOW CONCHATA FERRELL


The headline read: "TWO AND A HALF MEN SHUTS DOWN" and I breathed a sigh of relief. They were finally going to put the injured sitcom out of it's misery. However the article went on to say: "...suspended for the remainder of the season" and I knew at some point they were going to attempt revival once more. Too many people hang their hats on an alcoholic druggie.

While the supporting cast has been carrying this one time favorite show of mine, they each are beginning to injure their own acting ability trying to pick up the slack for Charlie Sheen. Little Jake is little no longer and his cuteness is gone. Poor Alan appears full of more and more desperation on each episode and Evelyn is aging too rapidly from the stress. Rose already has a separate acting career so she doesn't need the show and they just use her for filler anyway. Only one character has remained stable in the original role and that is Berta played by Conchata Ferrell. I am hoping another show will pick her up and get her going again in a limelight she deserves.

No, I don't really care about what is going on in Hollywood but once in a while I get a little carried away with a weekly TV show like I did with CHEERS and it fills me with separation anxiety as I witness the beginning of the end. Yes, I know there is more to life...

16 comments:

Lynn said...

I've never watched that show, but I did read about some of Charlie Sheen's antics in People magazine yesterday. Pretty sad, that.

I do hope that actress is able to move on at some point. I'm with you on getting attached to people on TV shows. My current favorite show is Parenthood - Tuesday night on NBC, and I hear it has a very small viewing audience. I'm going to be so sad if that show is canceled.

Granny Annie said...

Lynn -- I am with you on PARENTHOOD. I am hooked on it. It is up against THE GOOD WIFE which I also watch. I will watch one and DVR the other. Also DETROIT 187 is on opposite both and it's a pretty good show.

kenju said...

I have only watched that show once, but I do like Conchata and I hope she gets on a good show. Raising Hope would be a good fit for her.

Tabor said...

Watched the show twice and decided the only reason it is successful is that many 14-year-old males must watch it and spend money on the commercials...OR Charlies passes out free coke to the crew...humorless and hardly worth watching in my book.

TALON said...

I don't watch the show, but I know how it's upsetting when a show you like leaves the airwaves. It must be even sadder to watch a show go under bit by bit like this one.

Maybe now Charlie Sheen will get the help he so desperately needs...

Granny Annie said...

kenju -- The show was good when Jake was a little boy. Alan played the devoted parent and Charlie played a rogue who actually grew to love and sacrifice for his nephew. Now it's all about Charlie and his real life addictions and it's supposed to be funny. Hum, not quite.

Tabor --It had humor in the early days.

Talon -- Charlie Sheen will never get help because he doesn't believe he needs help. His money is buying him out of everything and will continue to do so as it has with other addicted celebrities. The very sad part is that he has several children (three I think) that are going to have to learn about all of this someday.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't watch the show either - I have heard the news. And all I can say is I hope Charlie gets some 'real' help! sandie

Cliff said...

Charlie says he doesn't need help. All righty then.
I'm sure actors wouldn't care about how insignificant I think they are.

I quit watching tv shows with actors in them.

Nancy said...

Annie,

I have found a new favorite this season.

It is "Modern Family" on Wednesday nights at 9 P.M. EST.It's really very funny and I think you would like it if you tried it.


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Granny Annie said...

Cliff -- Ron is the same way. However this was one show that he would watch with me early on. I still try to watch it occasionally but usually change channel before the episode is over.

Nancy -- I did not miss one episode of Modern Family the first season and it was so funny it made my entire week. But this second season seems a bit below par and I usually pick something else. I did not think that day would come. If you get a chance, watch season one.

Riot Kitty said...

I don't watch TV but he needs some professional help, it looks like.

Nancy said...

You are probably right when you say the quality of the writing has gone down this season but I think they still have some good stuff in them.

I loved the line " Can you imagine? Here we are,two gay guys, raising the only underachieving Asian kid in America."

Snaggle Tooth said...

There's nothing worse than the abrupt end of a show you've been following! I've gone thru it so many times now! Happy Days, MASH, ER, n so many more years long- just poof! like losing old friends, the part of your familiar week goes south n never returns-

So don't hold your breath for that shows return, tho I guess they all do have network contracts to get paid for.

Yep Conchata deserves her own show!

Granny Annie said...

Chatty Crone – Sandie, sorry I didn’t respond to your comment above. Since we were in touch by email I thought I had. I think it is too late for Charlie to get help and he will probably meet a tragic end sooner than his young years should allow.

Riot Kitty – Good Ole Charlie is beyond professional help. Besides he thinks he has all the answers. Once again, that is the most dangerous thing to think.

Nancy – Manny has to be my favorite character. I recently saw him in a movie and he is one talented little boy. He delivers one-liners with perfect timing and is the only character on the show with any sense. LOL

Snaggle Tooth – NYPD BLUE had to be my devastating loss. Even Ron knew better than to call me on Tuesday night after 9:00 when that was on. Does anyone remember when a Soap Opera began and abruptly ended called DARK SHADOWS? They really left us hanging when that one disappeared.

Granny Annie said...

If any of you have ever had a close association with an addict you know that Charlie Sheen is in a self destruct mode. His live interviews are too painful to watch. Can you imagine how his close friends and family members are managing to let go of this once talented and functioning person in place of a raving lunatic. We are all watching a slow suicide take place and I wish the media would quit prancing this pathetic human in front of the world. Plus someone needs to get his twin sons out of his home before they are scared for life if it isn't too late already.

Brown English Muffin said...

The thing that makes me laugh the most is that I don't think I've ever watched an episode of this show!!!