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"Lucy" 5/4

Old 05-05-03, 12:44 AM
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"Lucy" 5/4

What did people think of this 3 hour TV movie? I thought it was okay. I'd get it a C+/B-. Could've been a lot better, but then I think they had so much terrain to cover in a tv movie WITH commercials. The movie seemed rushed to me, and why they didn't make the actor playing Desi gain a good 15 pounds I just don't know.

I thought York (Lucy) did a solid job. Sometimes she seemed to try to hard and would over act, other times she would make an expression and look/sound just like Lucy Ricardo.

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I shut it off after 30-40 minutes. But to be fair I've never been a Lucy fan. From the commercials, and what I saw of it, it appeared to be similar to the Jackie Gleason one that they did where it was a lot of "tabloid" style of story telling.

Anyways was the guy playing Dezi the same guy who played Armadillo on The Shield?
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It was OK. It just seemed to whiz along without getting into any specific topic too in-depth. I guess I would of liked a mini-series with an extra hour or so. Two nights of two hours would of gone better than a straight 3 hours.
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Originally posted by Pac-Rat


Anyways was the guy playing Dezi the same guy who played Armadillo on The Shield?
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did they talk about Jamestown?
(mine and her hometown)
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^ I don't remember it being mentioned once, actually.
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CBS aired a biopic of Lucy and Desi a few years ago. They aired this one too soon after. I didn't watch this one.
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I wanted to watch it, but didn't get a chance, due to tornado coverage in my area. When will CBS re air it?
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Originally posted by big whoppa
CBS aired a biopic of Lucy and Desi a few years ago. They aired this one too soon after. I didn't watch this one.
Really? I don't remember it.
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I found it. Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter aired in 1991 starring Maurice Bernard (of General Hospital) as Desi Arnaz and Frances Fisher as Lucille Ball. It portrayed the problems with their marriage.

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