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Old July 24 2012, 02:24 AM   #16
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Re: Political Animals

I did like the first episode (and loved SW) but this weekend's was worse than meh. It won't be missed by the time it's done.
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Old July 24 2012, 03:55 PM   #17
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I watched about 30 minutes and thought it was silly. I love Sigourney, but meh...
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Old July 24 2012, 05:26 PM   #18
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I want a 60 minute homoerotic sexcapade with Sebastian Stan and then we swoop back to that reporter from the first episode "And we kept waiting for some to make a big deal about him being a homo but it never came up. No one cares. It's a non issue."
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Old July 24 2012, 06:00 PM   #19
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Although, upgrade her producer credit into an executive producer credit and she has to pay herself.
That's not how television works, generally. An EP is a senior producer -- not the person in charge of the purse strings. In this case, it looks like the main production company is Warner Horizon Television (a subsidiary of Warner Bros.) and the network is USA (a subsidiary of NBC-Universal). They're the companies funding this project.
Forgot to ask: Aren't producer credits relevant to residuals?
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Old July 25 2012, 04:18 AM   #20
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This was pretty bad because the resolution to the Iran thing was totally unbelievable, the writing of the journalist was pretty bad, the storyline with TJ continued to be rather clichéd and I don't believe for a minute Elaine would be so stupid to run against a sitting president belonging to her own party. Also, Bud isn't very credible as a recent President with his sex-crazed and sleazy behaviour. There would have been tons of sexual harrassment suits sinking his campaign.
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Old July 25 2012, 06:40 AM   #21
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Imagine if Clinton had said to the American people said "I fucked her. It was great. And if you vote me in for a third term, I'll show you the sex tape."

Yes, term limits rests at 2. I get it, but some Caligula wannabe is going to repeal that eventually.
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Old July 25 2012, 02:55 PM   #22
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An excellent re-election strategy!
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Old July 25 2012, 05:25 PM   #23
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Forgot to ask: Aren't producer credits relevant to residuals?
Weaver might be drawing an extra salary in her role as EP, but I don't think it means an extra residual payment.
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Old July 25 2012, 07:06 PM   #24
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Grandma and TJ are the best part of the show. Still I'm starting to like it and will watch it till it gets the axe.
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Old July 25 2012, 07:26 PM   #25
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Forgot to ask: Aren't producer credits relevant to residuals?
Weaver might be drawing an extra salary in her role as EP, but I don't think it means an extra residual payment.
Just asked a producer friend, looks like I was wrong here. He tells me that in TV executive producers get residuals; in features producers get residuals.
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Old July 25 2012, 08:07 PM   #26
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TJ and Grandma are the best.

SW tries to sell it but, CH seems miscast in this role. He does not sound like anyone from NC, ever, and the portrayl smacks of ham.
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Old July 26 2012, 12:46 AM   #27
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Forgot to ask: Aren't producer credits relevant to residuals?
Weaver might be drawing an extra salary in her role as EP, but I don't think it means an extra residual payment.
Just asked a producer friend, looks like I was wrong here. He tells me that in TV executive producers get residuals; in features producers get residuals.

Thanks for asking and relaying the answer.
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Old July 30 2012, 02:26 PM   #28
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Carla Gugino really isn't that nice.

The Supreme Court ploy was nicely plotted. The show's feminist cultural "politics" is much more committed than anything I remember from a Sorkin series, which reveled in highlighting how intelligent people will accept the merits of conservatism when it's right, i.e., moderate enough to pass for civilized.

Giving Ciaran Hinds' Bud LBJ's crassness without giving him any real liberalism beyond feminism leaves you wondering how Sigourney Weaver was anything besides a Ladybird.
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Old July 30 2012, 08:39 PM   #29
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They did that "I'm trying not to die" sitting Supreme Court Judge on the West Wing.

Bartlett wound up taking a lesson on how Donna's parents chose their cats. they couldn't decide on one together, so they each got their own. William Fichtner and Glenn Close if i recall.
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Old July 31 2012, 06:29 PM   #30
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I'm starting to like Dougie as the resident Marilyn trying to survive a family of political Munsters.

Grandma gets all the best lines, "queen shit of the United States of Elaineland."

And I've long suspected that William Fichtner and Glenn Close are more feline than human.
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