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Reply #60 posted 01/24/17 8:24pm

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So far so good
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Reply #61 posted 01/24/17 9:16pm

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It's good so far, I like the casting choices.

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Reply #62 posted 01/25/17 4:47am

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JabarR74 said:

http://www.irishnews.com/picturesarchive/irishnews/irishnews/2017/01/23/232008576-97a71766-cf10-43cc-8371-3ad638e2f81f.jpg

Great pic of them! Glad they finally got a star, very much deserved. clapping

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Reply #63 posted 01/25/17 4:48am

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I watched Part 1 last night, its pretty good. Wood Harris had me cracking up though! It's great to see Lisa Nicole Carson acting again.

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Reply #64 posted 01/25/17 8:37am

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I watched Part 1 last night, its pretty good. Wood Harris had me cracking up though! It's great to see Lisa Nicole Carson acting again.

Cosign!

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Reply #65 posted 01/25/17 9:32am

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It was ok, all the things they have spoken about in interviews over the past 25 years, the who's, whats, and whens...seems consistent.

shake Too many effing commercial breaks. Thanks BET

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Reply #66 posted 01/25/17 12:39pm

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WTF does OK mean? i've yet to hear an AMAZING!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!! FANTABULOUS!!!

OK basically means - FINE confused

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Reply #67 posted 01/25/17 12:43pm

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I think its official.. I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT JOHNNY GILL!

come out the closet son.. you'll still sell the (3) cds you're currently selling... confused

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Reply #68 posted 01/25/17 2:35pm

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MD431Madcat said:

WTF does OK mean? i've yet to hear an AMAZING!!!!! GREAT!!!!! FANTABULOUS!!!


OK basically means - FINE confused


It's really good. Comoared to the recent made for TV bio pics (Aaliyah, Whitney, TLC) this is a masterpiece.
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Reply #69 posted 01/25/17 4:01pm

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They seemed to have taken the high road with the whole narrative involving Maurice Starr lol, but it's a very good start. What's amazing is that, so far from what I can see, each member's story is developed equally (no "Ice Cube" & "Dr. Dre" superhero flexing here lol). You can tell that a lot of care has been put into this 10-year project, and it's a real plus to have each member, not only alive & well, but fully invested in the process.

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Reply #70 posted 01/25/17 6:04pm

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I finally saw the first episode..

I agree. cool

LittleBLUECorvette said:

MD431Madcat said:

WTF does OK mean? i've yet to hear an AMAZING!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!! FANTABULOUS!!!

OK basically means - FINE confused

It's really good. Comoared to the recent made for TV bio pics (Aaliyah, Whitney, TLC) this is a masterpiece.

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Reply #71 posted 01/25/17 8:21pm

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O.K, thoughts on Night 2!!!!!!

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Reply #72 posted 01/25/17 9:01pm

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Man, this is a good ass movie. A lot of stuff I had NO idea. I hate how they skipped over the 1986 period when it waqs just four members and Bobby released his first solo album.

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Reply #73 posted 01/26/17 4:12am

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scorp84 said:

They seemed to have taken the high road with the whole narrative involving Maurice Starr lol, but it's a very good start. What's amazing is that, so far from what I can see, each member's story is developed equally (no "Ice Cube" & "Dr. Dre" superhero flexing here lol). You can tell that a lot of care has been put into this 10-year project, and it's a real plus to have each member, not only alive & well, but fully invested in the process.

clapping Very well said. nod The biopic certainly gives you a much deeper appreciation for them.

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Reply #74 posted 01/26/17 4:26am

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O.K, thoughts on Night 2!!!!!!

This is a very well made and well acted biopic. nod One of the best made for TV ones that I've seen...probably since VH1's "The Temptations". Definitely have to give props to BET for this one. Hopefully its a step in a better direction for the network. So for Part 2:

-Damn...Bobby B. was definitely out of control. Nothing new, but yeesh.

-OMG, Bryshere Gray (Hakeem from Empire) is definitely doing his thing in this movie. He even sounds exactly like Mike Bivens in some scenes. I have to say, I love him in this role much better than his acting work on Empire. Perhaps the poor writing on Empire is the culprit.

-Luke James, Luke James, LUKE JAMES!!!! This guy!!!! Now I knew before that Luke James is really good singer, but when he sung Johnny G.'s parts in "Boys to Men" and "Can You Stand the Rain".....HE WAS ON POINT!!!!!! Now I have to go check out Luke's latest album because I've definitely been sleeping on him.

-If I had to make one complaint about the movie, it would be that they focused a little too much on the '83-'85 years. I get that this was the basis of their start and what was to come, but I was itching for them to get on to the NE Heartbreak era.

-When Brook (Wood Harris) returned and they played his theme music, I was dying laughing. spit Glad to see him back, but that scene was hilarious! lol

-They really are making it seem like Ralph Tresvant let the ladies walk all over him.

-Lastly, I can appreciate the accuracy in how they are portraying the music industry, how it works and how it is cut throat and sleezy. You have to have some real brains and a legit lawyer to be successful for real. Though reading the fine print in your contract helps too.

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Reply #75 posted 01/26/17 7:57am

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #76 posted 01/26/17 8:05am

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #77 posted 01/26/17 8:10am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

Man, this is a good ass movie. A lot of stuff I had NO idea. I hate how they skipped over the 1986 period when it waqs just four members and Bobby released his first solo album.


Pretty quiet on both accounts until '88.

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Reply #78 posted 01/26/17 4:09pm

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Why is this piece of shit holding a telecaster? confused

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Reply #79 posted 01/26/17 4:56pm

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MD431Madcat said:

Why is this piece of shit holding a telecaster? confused



getxxxx said:





Gill is a pretty good guitar player
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Reply #80 posted 01/26/17 5:59pm

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Other than the ridiculous amount of commercials, I'm totally loving this show. Perfect casting. I swear the dude that played Jimmy Jam sounds just fucking like him. The memories it conjurs up and the music are just awesome. However, tonight I won't be watching until the replay at 11:00. Scandal's back tonight and I've been waiting since last year for it. cool

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Reply #81 posted 01/26/17 8:01pm

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O.K. Thoughts on Night 3/Finale?

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Reply #82 posted 01/26/17 8:35pm

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In conclusion, as a fan growing up with both The Jacksons and New Edition/Bobby Brown since the late 80's, I must say that this miniseries went where "The Jacksons: An American Dream" should've gone, and edged it off of the top of my list of favorite biopics. I have to applaud all 6 guys for their enormous contributions to this project. It really could've gone many different ways without just one of them. They allowed themselves to be vulnerable and tossed their egos to the side to make the best film they could possibly make. The dilemma I usually find with alot of period pieces is the inability to consistently capture the look and feel of the times they're portraying. You can usually find a few pieces of clothing ("Air Jordans" from 1989 worn during a scene set in 1982) or floating around in the background, or some popular slang terms of today being thrown around 30-40 years before its time. Not as much of that here, thank the Lord! lmao. They weren't wearing "skinny jeans". They were wearing JEANS, with belts, around their waist, sometimes with a shirt tucked in lol. There wasn't a lot of money back in their early days, but the wardrobe dept was so on-point with their threads. Any follower of this group and its spin-off groups and individual superstars knows that there is MUCH MUCH more the writers could've delved into. Hell, Bobby deserves his own 2-part series lol, but they managed to balance the performances with many of their most dramatic and traumatic experiences without boring with a long-form music video or a long-running Tyler Perry movie (no offense, bruh. i love some of those movies though lol). Kudos to the extremely talented cast as well. These guys, as well as the group of well-known actors surrounding them, did an amazing job. N.E. is already a brotherhood, but i'm hoping this movie helped heal more old wounds than re-open them, making them stronger than before. As a fan, i'm really overwhelmed with emotion at the sight of all the roses these men are receiving while they're all still here among us. They deserve all the success they have earned over the last 35+ years.

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Reply #83 posted 01/26/17 8:57pm

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In conclusion, as a fan growing up with both The Jacksons and New Edition/Bobby Brown since the late 80's, I must say that this miniseries went where "The Jacksons: An American Dream" should've gone, and edged it off of the top of my list of favorite biopics. I have to applaud all 6 guys for their enormous contributions to this project. It really could've gone many different ways without just one of them. They allowed themselves to be vulnerable and tossed their egos to the side to make the best film they could possibly make. The dilemma I usually find with alot of period pieces is the inability to consistently capture the look and feel of the times they're portraying. You can usually find a few pieces of clothing ("Air Jordans" from 1989 worn during a scene set in 1982) or slang yet to be created floating around in the background, or some popular slang terms of today being thrown around 30-40 years before its time. Not as much of that here, thank the Lord! lmao.They weren't wearing "skinny jeans". They were wearing JEANS, with belts, around their waist, sometimes with a shirt tucked in lol. There wasn't a lot of money back in their early days, but the wardrobe dept was so on-point with their threads. Any follower of this group and its spin-off groups and individual superstars knows that there is MUCH MUCH more the writers could've delved into. Hell, Bobby deserves his own 2-part series lol, but they managed to balance the performances with many of their most dramatic and traumatic experiences without boring with a long-form music video or a long-running Tyler Perry movie (no offense, bruh. i love some of those movies though lol). Kudos to the extremely talented cast as well. These guys, as well as the group of well-known actors surrounding them, did an amazing job. N.E. is already a brotherhood, but i'm hoping this movie helped heal more old wounds than re-open them, making them stronger than before. As a fan, i'm really overwhelmed with emotion at the sight of all the roses these men are receiving while they're all still here among us. They deserve all the success they have earned over the last 35+ years.


I'll have to see the replay value here compared to the Jacksons and the Temptations films. Those 2 have amazing replay value, IMO. Even the Little Richard Story has amazing replay value.

It already passes other made for TV bio pics like MC Hammer, Natalie Cole, TLC, Aaliyah and Whitney Houston. The Miki Howard and Michel'le stories were actually good IMO. But it's probably better than those.

This actually seemes more like a theater release like the James Brown, Ray Charles or Frankie Lymon films.

I need to see if I can watch it mkre times before it loses my interest.
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Reply #84 posted 01/27/17 4:46am

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O.K. Thoughts on Night 3/Finale?

clapping This movie deserves a huge standing ovation! Well produced, well acted, well scripted, the music was on point and I love that they didn't just hire 6 guys to lip-synch and half dance to NE's music and performances, they actually hired real SINGERS with the capability to dance and act as well. Not an easy feat for sure but they really pulled it off and you can definitely tell the huge amount of time and effort that each actor put into this project. They weren't fooling around, they were serious. As I stated previously, I'm highly impressed with Bryshere Gray after watching this movie. He's really shown how much talent he has. And that LUKE JAMES!!!!! hammer Talk about sexual chocolate for real!!!! He even made JG's shoulder shimmy in the "You're Not My Kind of Girl" performance sexy and masculine. lick The guy who played Ricky Bell....absolutely love him! This movie as well as the staff, cast and crew deserve a wealth of accolades and awards for this project. Job well done!!! worship

This will definitely be added to my re-watch list. nod

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Reply #85 posted 01/27/17 5:15am

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Proof?!!! confused


LittleBLUECorvette said:

MD431Madcat said:

Why is this piece of shit holding a telecaster? confused

Gill is a pretty good guitar player

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Reply #86 posted 01/27/17 5:24am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

scorp84 said:

In conclusion, as a fan growing up with both The Jacksons and New Edition/Bobby Brown since the late 80's, I must say that this miniseries went where "The Jacksons: An American Dream" should've gone, and edged it off of the top of my list of favorite biopics. I have to applaud all 6 guys for their enormous contributions to this project. It really could've gone many different ways without just one of them. They allowed themselves to be vulnerable and tossed their egos to the side to make the best film they could possibly make. The dilemma I usually find with alot of period pieces is the inability to consistently capture the look and feel of the times they're portraying. You can usually find a few pieces of clothing ("Air Jordans" from 1989 worn during a scene set in 1982) or slang yet to be created floating around in the background, or some popular slang terms of today being thrown around 30-40 years before its time. Not as much of that here, thank the Lord! lmao.They weren't wearing "skinny jeans". They were wearing JEANS, with belts, around their waist, sometimes with a shirt tucked in lol. There wasn't a lot of money back in their early days, but the wardrobe dept was so on-point with their threads. Any follower of this group and its spin-off groups and individual superstars knows that there is MUCH MUCH more the writers could've delved into. Hell, Bobby deserves his own 2-part series lol, but they managed to balance the performances with many of their most dramatic and traumatic experiences without boring with a long-form music video or a long-running Tyler Perry movie (no offense, bruh. i love some of those movies though lol). Kudos to the extremely talented cast as well. These guys, as well as the group of well-known actors surrounding them, did an amazing job. N.E. is already a brotherhood, but i'm hoping this movie helped heal more old wounds than re-open them, making them stronger than before. As a fan, i'm really overwhelmed with emotion at the sight of all the roses these men are receiving while they're all still here among us. They deserve all the success they have earned over the last 35+ years.

I'll have to see the replay value here compared to the Jacksons and the Temptations films. Those 2 have amazing replay value, IMO. Even the Little Richard Story has amazing replay value. It already passes other made for TV bio pics like MC Hammer, Natalie Cole, TLC, Aaliyah and Whitney Houston. The Miki Howard and Michel'le stories were actually good IMO. But it's probably better than those. This actually seemes more like a theater release like the James Brown, Ray Charles or Frankie Lymon films. I need to see if I can watch it mkre times before it loses my interest.

I'm with you on that. Time will tell. I might take a break from the repeats for a little while. I must admit i'm caught up in this moment, because I haven't been this excited about a primetime miniseries event since the Jacksons movie, and the hype for that one was astronomical lol. I've been put-off by so many of those knock-off Lifetime biopics and half-assed biopics that have yet to surface. I had to take into account the incredible attention to detail the entire crew had. Knowing that N.E.'s M.O. is their stage performance, they made that priority #1, and it shows. Let's face it, nobody can dance like Bobby Brown in his day, but the actor portraying him did a very good job. These guys could not only act, but sing and dance as well. As we all can hear, they basically re-created every song performed in the movie. Small complaint: They could've grabbed Al B. Sure's son to play him. That would've blown some folks away lol.

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Reply #87 posted 01/27/17 6:53am

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MD431Madcat said:

Proof?!!! confused





LittleBLUECorvette said:


MD431Madcat said:

Why is this piece of shit holding a telecaster? confused




Gill is a pretty good guitar player


I enjoyed the cameos from the other artist. Kurtis Blow, Ray Parker Jr, Jam & Lewis, Al B Sure, Boyz II Men.

They only missed Staci Lattisaw, Whitney Houston and LA and Babyface.
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Reply #88 posted 01/27/17 8:50am

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I LOVE this project. I have waited seventeen years for this and the wait was worth it to be this good. They were allowed to be detailed and desriptive about their lives. I had no idea about Ralph's struggles with going solo and his miscarriage or that Bobby had a baby while they were on tour together still. The acting is spot on. Luke is a very good Johnny Gill and sounds amazing, that My My My performance tho! Cant wait to watch the rest of part 3. I have been playing all their albums out this past week. I remember them talking about doing this in 2000 when I was still in high school and now finally its done. There is no way they can do it any better! This is spot on!

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Reply #89 posted 01/27/17 11:45am

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MD431Madcat said:

Proof?!!!

http://prince.org/msg/8/408258

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