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#1 Luthersfaith

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:35 PM

http://www.nbc.com/t...n-to-tv/n40485/

 

 


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#2 Island Woman

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

Thanks Luther for posting the date of the show...hope it flys to the top of the rating scale.  Watch interesting movie....Love & Other Drugs....he's a drug rep. and she has PD.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Luther for posting the date of the show...hope it flys to the top of the rating scale. Watch interesting movie....Love & Other Drugs....he's a drug rep. and she has PD.


Love that movie. Anne Hathaway is an all around good actor

#4 metfan31

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:28 PM



Love that movie. Anne Hathaway is an all around good actor[/quote]
That's not the only good thing about Anne Hathaway as seen in the movie... ;-)

Just kidding. It is an all around good movie.

#5 Donald Ennis

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

Everyone remember tonite is the big premier of The Michael J Fox Show.

 

Although I am looking forward to it, I have a thought, people keep telling me how great it is that he, MJF, is still able to act, He's playing a guy with PD, I could do that. I would be more impressed if he played a guy that didn't have PD. :P


Edited by Donald Ennis, 26 September 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

I see the tv networks are playing games...they have MJF up against Robin Williams different channels but same time frame...give us a break.



#7 Donald Ennis

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

I guess they, the networks haven't figured out people will just record if they want to see both.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:48 PM

I guess they, the networks haven't figured out people will just record if they want to see both.


I record anyways.... hate commercials

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

Watching MJF... my hubby says is he really like that or playing it up for the show.... how r u guys liking the show???

#10 Luthersfaith

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:19 PM

I found it disappointing.

Edited by Luthersfaith, 26 September 2013 - 09:20 PM.

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#11 Island Woman

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:37 PM

I thought it was to confusing...the meal, dishwasher,911, today show, park,upstair neighbor, girl friend but just my thoughts.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

They were playing for too many laughs, I hate that about new shows.  It might get better over time.  I didn't understand why his real life wife is his upstairs neighbor, that was confusing.

 

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Edited by Daven, 26 September 2013 - 10:41 PM.


#13 Marcia

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:48 PM

Not sure what I expected but it wasn't what I saw. I hope it gets better. I couldn't get through the first show.



#14 Island Woman

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

2 MJF shows on tonight at 8pm....not sure if reruns or new shows



#15 chelle

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

I just thought when he threw the roll and said Parkinson's was funny... ima use that... haha

#16 Beau's Mom

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:27 AM

IMO, it did not represent the average Parkie at all, and was basically about nothing.


I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.

 

First symptoms: right-hand tremor, constipation and restless arms 1978 (age 25). Depression and anxiety (non-motor symptoms) began in 1989 and worsened through the years. Last inpatient episode June 2013.

Diagnosed December, 2010 by a regular neurologist (age 57). After negative reactions to Requip, Mirapex and selegiline began Sinemet 25/100 3x/day. First MDS visit in Houston in February of 2011 was inconclusive. Second MDS visit at Baylor Fort Worth in May/June 2011 diagnosis changed to Parkinsonism, Sinemet stopped. Third MDS visit in August 2011 in WA State: received a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic PD which had started on the right side and had now crossed to the left side as well. Restarted on Sinemet 25/100 4x/day. A short trial of Amantadine caused audio hallucinations in September 2011.

 

Current medications at age 62: Sinemet 25/100 ODT every 2.5 hours while awake (7/day). One Sinemet 25/100 CR between midnight and 4 AM. Trazodone 200 mg at bedtime, Fluvoxamine 300 mg at bedtime. Clonazepam 0.5 mg morning and afternoon, 1 mg at bedtime. Vit D3 2x/day, Calcium Carbonate Susp. 5 cc daily, Baclofen 10 mg 3x/day, Flonase two sprays 2x/day, Calcitonin-Salmon nasal spray once daily (for osteoporosis). Gel eye drops as needed throughout the day, Restasis Eye drops 2x/day, Nighttime eye ointment at bedtime. 02 2L per nasal cannula while asleep. Walker, electric wheelchair, moist and soft or pureed foods and 115 caregiver hours/month keep me sane.

 

All of the above subject to change based on progression, stress level, and dyskinesia. Whew! I'm glad I finally wrote that all out.


#17 Brad24

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

I liked it. A neurologist told me he is over medicated but overall I watched it and it made me laugh which is what I was looking for. I may try the roll throw at Thanksgiving with the brother inlaw it don't like!

Edited by Brad24, 28 September 2013 - 09:35 PM.

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#18 Gardener

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

I found it really disjointed.  I never laughed, not even a smile - just watched, trying to find something of value but it wasn't there for me.  I do admire MJF as a person and an actor but I think the writers and creators haven't utilized his talents well.  Not sure that I can continue to watch in hopes that it improves.


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#19 Sister411

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:08 PM

I'm sure we were watching it with Parkie eyes and it was a little too flippant for me. But it is a comedy that has to appeal to more than our demographic. I think the world of MJF and he is very brave for doing this new show. I told my husband that we didn't see between the shots when the exhaustion set in.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could edit life. Fast forward thru the down times. Slow the on periods down. Anyway, I also hope the show gets better. Maybe a drama with some comedy would make more sense than a light airy comedy.
"She is clothed in strength and dignity and she Laughs without fear of the future". Proverbs 31:25

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:40 PM

Oh dear... oh dear.  Oh well.  Hmm...


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