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  • David Buchanan
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    For anybody on Gold Derby who still watches Hot In Cleveland, please use this thread to discuss the “Farewell Season.”  The midseason / final season premiere begins tonight!

    Episode: Scandalous

    Synopsis: A damage control team attempts to cover up the mayor’s death and Victoria’s new HBO series receives a negative review.

    Discuss!

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    Gucci
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    Honey, I just started watching this show about six months ago.  Love it!  Looking forward to the new season.

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    David Buchanan
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    I thought “Scandalous” was a solid season premiere! Hot In Cleveland has never been very good at wrapping up their cliffhangers in plausible terms, but this was a very funny episode and a great spoof on Scandal. I think one of the smartest move they ever made was brining Dave Foley as a recurring character and finding ways to make him stick around; he works so well with this ensemble!  

    Honey, I just started watching this show about six months ago.  Love it!  Looking forward to the new season.

    I’m so glad you’ve picked up the show, Gucci! There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s a tremendous quartet of female sitcom actresses (and tons of fun guest stars and cameos) who work so well together it’s hard not to love the show. I’m honestly devastated it’s ending… 

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    Someonelikeme
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    I didn’t know they were still on the air.

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Family Affair

    Synopsis: The women take DNA tests to learn about their ancestries; Melanie interest in a man (guest star Timothy Omundson, Psych and Galavant) without realizing that he happens to be a blood relative.     

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    David Buchanan
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    “Family Affair” was great! Funny and well-executed concept, especially finding out that Joy and Elka are distantly related. Sure, it’s ridiculously far-fetched, but Hot In Cleveland has never aimed for realism.

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: All Dolled Up

    Synopsis: Elka believes that Bob has given Joy a voodoo doll; Melanie doses her new boyfriend with estrogen.

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Bad Girlfriends

    Synopsis: Melanie is jealous when her boyfriend is cast as a love interest in Victoria’s new play.

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    Handprintsandgoodgrips
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    I have a deep affection for this show. I still like it, largely due to all of the talented actresses attached to it.

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Duct Soup

    Synopsis: The girls help Joy’s son plan a rehearsal dinner for his upcoming wedding.

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    David Buchanan
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    These last few episodes have been really good. Billy Baldwin is another great addition to the series’ guest-star roster, and Dave Foley continues to be hilarious! I particularly liked tonight’s episode “Duct Soup” because they totally embraced and nailed all of the great elements of farce. This show really excels when it acknowledges and plays up its absurdity, because they’ve never really been grounded in much reality (except for perhaps the series premiere). I’m really quite sad we’re down to its final weeks…

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Cleveland Calendar Girls

    Synopsis: Joy and Bob take engagement photos, and Melanie attempts to date herself.

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    Episode: Kitchen Nightmare

    Synopsis: Victoria tries to impress a restaurant critic, while Melanie deals with a temperamental chef.

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    Tom_Scavo
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    «Kitchen Nightmare» was another stellar episode. I can’t believe this show is in its 6th season and pulling off such hillariously funny stories – 24 times a year! The cast was on fire again and I’d wish more people would acknowledge the perfect comedic timing of all the four leads – Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White – not to forget the always funny guest stunts. This week for example by Parks and Rec’s Jim O’Heir and Marla Sokoloff. Tune in for the last five episodes of the show people!

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    David Buchanan
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    I agree, “KItchen Nightmare” was another hysterical episode. Absolutely zany, over-the-top, and unbelievable, but laugh out loud funny! The plot of the Victoria, Joy, and Melanie buying Stormi’s was really nice and even sentimental, and the opening night antics that ensued were very reminiscent of an early Frasier episode “The Innkeepers”. I also particularly like that the writers seem to have an end-game in mind for Joy, with her recently getting engaged to Bob and now them wanting to adopt a baby. I hope we see more attempts at closure for the other three characters prior to the series finale.

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