Close to Home by John McPherson for July 31, 2023

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    ronaldspence  12 months ago

    i bet if they were marshmallows you would want to watch s’more’

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    Leroy  12 months ago

    Artificial Banality??

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    oldpine52  12 months ago

    If you think this is bad, just wait ’til the strike is over.

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    suv2000  12 months ago

    Best program you’ll see all year

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 12 months ago

    Actually, with the writers strike, the story would be worse.

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    TStyle78  12 months ago

    This looks like riveting programming.

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    blunebottle  12 months ago

    Looks like an improvement to me…

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    derdave969  12 months ago

    Judging from the general tone of these comments we’re witnessing “what if we gave a strike and nobody cared”.

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    Dobie  Premium Member 12 months ago

    Yeah, thats just what Hollyweird needs!

    … more puppets… on a steek!

    (Apologies to Jeff Dunham and/or Jose Jalapeño)

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    dalemcginnis  12 months ago

    there’s a strike in hollywood? hadn’t noticed.

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    Prey  12 months ago

    Have you seen the pay for an ordinary actor – Day rate $1082, 3 days $2741 and weekly $3756. This is not for the stars, this is for a non speaking extra!

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    flemmingo  12 months ago

    The longer they stay on strike, the less chance we’ll see some more of the stupid shows they write.

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    David in Webb Premium Member 12 months ago

    I can watch the reruns of the shows I never watched the first time.

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    paulprobujr  12 months ago

    Since the quality of stories has gone downhill over the past 15 years or more, this is actually an improvement. If they start getting away from the “Daddy’s Stupid” and “Men Bad” and “Zero Sum” (i.e. one person has to be the good person, smart person, etc. at the expense of the other instead of also writing stories of people working together to get things done) tropes then perhaps their stories will get better and people will care.

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    buer  12 months ago

    From these comments we can see a lot of people only watch trash network channels and believe that tv and cinema is reality tv and marvel universe films. If they had half a brain they would know that there are a lot of brilliant tv shows out there (more than good films these days, yes, those are dwindling).

    And most importantly, they would know that if the strike fails all they’ll get is kardashians, singing or dating contests and halfwits buying or selling things on tv. But it’s possible that’s what they really like and wish series like Chernobyl never existed.

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    Gina Carson  12 months ago

    A-list actors are being allowed to film during the strike. Some union.

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    DaBump Premium Member 12 months ago

    Watch out, we may end up with CGI actors created and scripted by AI — Yikes! Have you seen the horribly bad “Trump vs the Illuminati”? Ugh, that would be the end of TV.

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    Michael Helwig  12 months ago

    If you want to support the strikers and help end the strike earlier, then turn off the TV and quit watching scab programs.

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    HOTLOTUS1  12 months ago

    I don’t know. this seems better than some movies the past few years

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    dv1093  12 months ago

    I don’t know, it looks about like the junk they’re putting on as usual.

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    DawnQuinn1  12 months ago

    I said it could not get worse…then it did.

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    wongo  12 months ago

    “Strike”? There’s a strike? Oh! What ever should I do? All my shows are reruns! Oh the humanity! I’ll just die! My life is over! Call the undertaker! Geez!

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    Zebrastripes  12 months ago

    Some have hired scabs to write….this aught to be good….er. Bad

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Okay everyone, I have one word for you. Audible. Books read to you and all the images created in the privacy of your own mind. You may never watch TV or go to a movie (based on a BOOK) again.

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    Carl  Premium Member 12 months ago

    People with the wit to enjoy and understand comics on the internet don’t need Hollywood or TV.

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    p1op2cor3n  12 months ago

    Better than some shows on now.

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    The Orange Mailman  12 months ago

    As long as it doesn’t affect the comics!

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    geese28  12 months ago

    Ah the Punch and Judy reboot

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    clayusmcret Premium Member 12 months ago

    Stink?! That’s some of the best writing we’ve seen out of Hollywood in 10-20 years!

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    Aficionado  12 months ago

    Hi, Bleeb. At least you have something to watch.

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    cuzinron47  12 months ago

    Well, you’re still watching.

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    pamela welch Premium Member 12 months ago

    This is really funny — LOLOL

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    NoSleepTil_BKLYN  12 months ago

    Get use to it! If those over-feed PIGS who run the studios have their way…this, with A.I. generated meat-puppets, would be all we get! (& reality shows!)

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    Curiosity Premium Member 12 months ago

    Looks more entertaining than most of what little TV I’ve watched in the past 20 years or so. Admittedly that’s very little…

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    sperry532  12 months ago

    Netflix’s latest offering. They dropped 10 episodes of it to streaming.

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    wildlandwaters  12 months ago

    Kinda like when the NFL went on strike!

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    walstib Premium Member 12 months ago

    I do miss getting my news from the late night talk show monologues.

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    jbduncan  12 months ago

    Too many reruns of the last century already. Other than sports and some news stations, there is very little to watch as it is.

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    dbrucepm  12 months ago

    Anyone else see the humor in the STRIKING of a Match to light it and then putting it on tv during a strike?

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    namelocdet  12 months ago

    That one made me laugh out loud. LOL

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    Mel-T-Pass Premium Member 12 months ago

    Pay the writers. And the actors. And the rest of the crews.

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