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The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #204

Stressed out!I've been taking classes, so I haven't had much time to write in the blog, so let me apologize again! School is almost over for me this semester, so I'll hopefully have a little more time to catch up on things this summer. I had two classes this semester that involved writing weekly, more or less, in blogs, and one was all about videos, so I think you can see why my time was taken up, and why I didn't really feel like writing in more blogs! I already do try to keep up my real-life blog, too, but it was tough. Not to mention all of the other things I do for the site!

Gisele, who used to help me run the site, stopped doing that almot a year ago, and it's still been very difficult for me to juggle everything. I keep posting for more help, but I don't get much. I really need someone who's willing to spend a little time, helpingSteve Burton of GH me keep the site more updated. I have to really prioritize.

Every weekday, I run the site's daytime transcripts and put them up. Fridays I make the temp pages for the following week's daytime pages. Saturdays I start making the new daytime pages four transcripts, Best Lines, updates and recaps.  Most of our great daytime volunteers use a form to upload these things, Monday-Friday, so the pages have to be ready for them.

Then I gather the new DVD info for our primetime news pages; and put a few things up, like Law and Order News, etc. The TV SVU castNetworks send me loads of stuff to put up, but I rarely have time to put up much.

Sundays I use information from our latest primetime time news page that Danielle gathers and Angie puts up, to update appearances, news and spoilers on the shows we cover specifically, as well as add some videos and anything I see that needs correcting or is missing. I finish the new pages, if I can, and start doing the appearances from the talk shows. It may not sound like much, but it's a lot of work. 

Michele & Cheryl make our newsletter for "Days of Our Lives" news (among many other things they do), but for some reason, when they post it, it doesn't come through on Yahoo, so I have toDays of Our Lives SOD cover post it for them. I usually add more info from Soap Opera Digest's tweets first.  Mandy summarizes the SOD articles from their magazine, so I post that for her late Sunday or early Monday onto our daytime news pages.  On Mondays, I'm usually finishing up the new pages and appearances.  Then Tuesdays through Fridays, I do whatever else I have time for, such as doing interviews, posting them (sometimes transcribing them), watching new shows and DVD's, and writing reviews for them, and putting up articles or late things that our other volunteers send in.  The reviews take up a lot of time. Eva helps me by writing some, which is great. Oh, yeah, and sometimes one of my volunteers goes on vacation, like this week, and I try to do their work. Danielle is gone right now so I'm making a pitiful attempt to try to keep up on the posts to our Primetime Chat & Forum.

I get a lot of emails from companies that want to put ads on our Nikky with soap starssite, but I rarely have time to even read the emails.  I hope to fix that this summer.

I have many things that volunteers have sent me that I still need to put up, including photos from fan events and wallpapers. I had to discontinue updating our monthly DVD contest because I've just had no time to even figure out which prizes I owe from the past year and send them out, let alone choose winners. I had to stop sending out the newsletters for the other 3 soaps, too. Maybe I can start those up again... I feel very guilty for not being able to update the whole site, all the time!  I can only do so much.  I don't have enough time to watch all of the shows I like to watch, either. My DVR is 94% full, and I have shows on Netflix and Amazon that I'd really like to binge-watch!

Well, enough guilt.  What have you watched lately?  Most of what I watch is fiction, but I have watched two great HBO documentaries recently. One was "I Am The Evidence," about all of the untestedJudd Apatow and Bob Saget at premiere of doc rape kits in the country. It's shocking and sad, but at least someone is now working on improving things.  I hope watching it doesn't make more women not report rapes. I believe I would be thinking, "Why should I bother to report it if they're not even going to do anything about it?" 

Another good one I watched recently was all about Garry Shandling. Filmed by Judd Apatow, who was a good friend of his (Garry was his mentor, it sounds like), it uses old clips and recordings of Garry, as well as interviews with his friends, to show Legionyou his life and career. It's very interesting. I loved his shows and movies. He was very funny. 

Most of the shows I watch for fun are the superhero shows: Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, Daredevil, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Jessica Jones, The Tick, Iron Fist, The Gifted, Luke Cage, The Defenders, Black Lightening, Runaways, and Legion.

I am way behind watching "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but I hope one day to catch up. I did watch "Inhumans," and I enjoyed it. I seem toMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC be in the minority on that one. I didn't like "Powerless," and it's canceled now (it was a sitcom and not funny). I don't watch most of the animated shows because they're usually too silly, too geared for kids. I did enjoy the Justice League Unlimited, and most of the DC straight-to-DVD movies, and a few of the Marvel animated series (they don't seem to last very long, for some reason). I don't know if "Cloak and Dagger" has aired yet, but I haven't seen it yet. I tried watching "Future Man," but it was dumb, to me. I haven't yet seen "Krypton." I don't consider "The Punisher" to be a hero. I watched part of the first episode. It's just too violent for me. I didn't grow up reading that comic, either, so it's not something I care that much about.

There are many other series that are based on comic books, but I'm only talking about superhero shows here.  Much like the work on the site, I have to prioritize the shows I watch for fun. You can see all of the shows I watch here. I've always loved superheroes, but McMafiauntil fairly recently, there were only a few superhero TV shows and movies.  Besides the comic book shows, I watch some soaps, some dramas, a few sitcoms and some comedy news shows.

The series "McMafia" just finished its first season on AMC. I really enjoyed it, even though I'm not too fond of gangster movies or shows. I just love James Norton. I'll watch him in anything, apparently. I'm glad he doesn't do bad shows, at least. I would prefer he do "Grantchester" for the rest of his career, but I know...that's not realistic. (I'm ecstatic that they renewed "Grantchester!")  They did a good job with "McMafia," and it had a pretty good ending for the season.

"Ransom" is not as good as it was last year, so I don't know if I'll keep watching it. "Instinct" is a pretty good new show. I love Alan Cumming. I've adored him ever since I saw him in the cute movie "Bernard & The Genie" in 1991! Check it out here. The show is even better now than when it started.  "Black Lightning" is another very good new show and it has an excellent season ender.  I also really enjoyed "Legends of Tomorrow" this year, and I lookRoseanne cast forward to seeing more of Constantine next year! That guy is great.

Another new show I'm watching, "The Resident," is pretty good. It started out shaky but got better. I love the actors, and the way the story is twisting and turning. I'm loving having "Will & Grace" back. I don't have time to watch "Roseanne." I watched the first two episodes. It was OK, but it's not as funny as it used to be. I guess I don't really like how their kids turned out, either. I always felt like Roseanne and Dan had potential to be more successful people, but they put it aside so they could concentrate on their family, but then their kids would turn out better. They all seem to have turned out worse, though. It seemed to me that, while Roseanne and Dan were proud of being working class and hated people looking down on them for it, they also regretted the fact that they never had much money or education. Now they just seem dumb and content with it, and not too upset that their kids have gone the same route. Maybe I'm just reading too much into a sitcom, I don't know...but anyway, it's just not that funny. They need better writers.

Suits castI'm glad to see "Brockmire" is back because that show is so funny! I can't wait for the return of "Elementary," too.

I just watched the last two episodes of "Suits" for the season. I hate that Mike is leaving. To me, he's the star of the show. The relationship between Mike and Harvey is the heart of the show. Without Mike, why bother? Ah, well. It just seemed like they rushed the last few episodes, too. I enjoyed the Chicago story, but it seemed really dumb that they had all these conversations with people threatening them and saying illegal stuff, and they never thought to record any of the conversations! I mean, sure, it's illegal, but then so are a lot ofKevin (Probably) Saves the World cast other things they do.

Many shows I like seem to be on the bubble. I hope that "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" is renewed. That's the one I really have my fingers crossed for. May is usually the month where we find out which shows are canceled or renewed! Vote here as to which 7 bubble shows you would like to save.

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