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Thread: All in the Family and The Jeffersons live TV remake

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    Sit Down, and Shut Up! Lavern08's Avatar
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    I really wanted to love it, but...

    Woody Harrelson is no Archie Bunker - I know the idea was for the "new" Peeps to put their own spin on the characters, but NO, Woody, just NO!

    Don't get me wrong now, Woody was born to play those Psycho/Con Man/Military/Detective-type Dudes, (and he does it so well), but I've never found his comedic chops to be all that great. - Well, with the exception of Cheers, which he was brilliant in.

    Ditto, for the rest of the Bunker household - I was cringing the whole time - It just felt forced and "unnatural."

    The Jeffersons was only a little better - Jamie Fox nailed George's characteristics, and if I tilted my head just right, I could see bits of "Weezie" in Wanda Sykes - Lionel and the rest of the gang did OK, but just OK.

    The highlight of the entire presentation was Marla Gibbs - When she walked into the Jefferson's apartment, I was shocked - First, because I thought, DANG, this lady has Florence's speech, posture, etc. down to the "T" - But then I realized that it actually was Marla, and I just started smiling from ear-to-ear...

    Because, to be honest, I thought she was dead!

    Anyway, it was a nice trip down Memory Lane, but even Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "Moving On Up" didn't cut it for me. - However, the sets and the costumes were very well done, I must say, so there's that too.
    Last edited by Lavern08; 05-25-2019 at 11:56 PM. Reason: More Thoughts...
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