So apparently last night’s late-night visitor was one of our actual friendly neighbors. She got super-stupid-drunk close to midnight and went looking for her better half after they had a massive argument and he stormed out (he’s a friend of Hubs and she assumed he was at ours). Why she didn’t call us or at least announce it was her or something, I have no idea. We’d assumed it was one of the sketchy drug-dealing neighbors or an asshole friend of theirs trying to start shit, and were legitimately freaking terrified that we were going to get robbed/murdered/both… we called the cops and everything and I didn’t sleep for half the night.
Look, if i ever looked at CM for story quality or things that make thematic sense anymore i’d probably be irritated, but i don’t care. Paget is now, effectively, the show’s lead. Which tbh, would be somewhat incredible for a CBS show anyway considering their ‘too female’ line, but add that to the fact that six years ago, at this point, the fandom was up in arms because she had been cut from the show (along with AJ) after being deemed unnecessary to the story, this is?? Incredible??
This is the world’s biggest middle finger to their own actions, and really, it’s also great /because/ it was so tactical of a decision. After firing a fan favourite for his actual shitty actions (as in, violence at work is more than grounds for dismissal, it was not a bullshit reason for getting rid of him) I’d put money on them thinking ‘hey, to salvage this we have to get somebody really popular and well known to keep our viewers around’ (note that whenever a long running show loses their lead, they always hire a well known popular replacement hoping to draw their fans to the show, think about how CSI hired Laurence Fishburn and Ted Danson).
And, when CBS looked to this show, when they looked at who they thought would bring in the viewers, look who they picked.
the woman they fired as unnecessary to the story six years ago.
I honestly couldn’t care less about what Amber said about Kanye or how “emasculating” it is. All the shit Kanye flung her way, her getting in one good shot is well over due. I don’t even think it was on some internalized-misogynistic type shit, she just knew it would hurt him and public perception of him. I bet money she doesn’t actually care whether or not Kanye like gettin his ass played with.