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    Viva Laughlin?

    So I'm watching the premiere of Viva Laughlin. Anyone else out there watching and a little creeped out?

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    I actually liked it. Could do without the singing. I liked the first one, but only cause it's Elvis. The rest could have been left out. But I like the overall show.

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    Now that I've seen more, the story line is kinda fun. That singing though. I wouldn't mind so much if the actors weren't singing over the original track. It makes it seem like a long, expensive youtube video! I mean, if you're going to make a musical, then make a musical.

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    I read a review on this, it's a remake of a english show that does the same thing with the singing, over the origional tracks, but the review I read suggested they kind of lost a lot of the energy with this version. I watched part of it, couldn't get into it. Hugh Jackman is apparently one of the show's producers.

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    It made me sad for Melanie Griffith and Hugh Jackman. And even Madchen Amick.

    I'm all for genre-busting TV shows, but this seems to be done so half-heartedly, that I didn't care for it. I changed the channel. A lot.

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    Horrible acting, lackluster singing acts, and a fragmented storyline.

    I'm sold. This is just the over-the-top series on a Sunday night that I've wanted to watch.
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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    I tried to watch it and it didn't hold my attention
    Why were they singing over the tracks... either have them lip-sync or have them sing by themselves. It just sounds sloppy. Lame


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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuzcochik View Post
    Why were they singing over the tracks... either have them lip-sync or have them sing by themselves. It just sounds sloppy. Lame
    Exactly....doesn't exactly make me want to watch again.

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    Quote Originally Posted by grewupdown View Post
    I actually liked it. Could do without the singing. I liked the first one, but only cause it's Elvis. The rest could have been left out. But I like the overall show.
    Yeah i liked it too, I thought overall it was really fun, i definitely like the casino setting. I think the singing will take some getting used to because its definitely not something you normally see in TV shows but i think the storyline seems strong

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    Well if you like it watch it fast.

    Word is that it won't last long.

    Some speculate it may go down as one of the worst shows ever.

    I haven't seen it myself, just passing on the word
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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    I was confused and kind of creeped out by how Melanie Griffith looked - how much work has she had done??? The musical numbers well, I thought Melanies was the worst and she really can't act, or is that how she is - Hugh, well I like Hugh but I'm not sure if I really liked him in this, jury is still out - the guy I have no clue who he is (Viva's owner) well I'm not sure about him either - And they killed Wings! why??? Now I like him! Oh well, I'll probably watch again just to see if what I actually saw the first time was real - as if did they really make this show?????

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    Melanie Griffith cannot in fact act. So it made it even sadder...

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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    I just now figured out that this was based on Blackpool.

    Now I'm disappointed it flopped, but not surprised. Americans don't get that type of stuff.

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    I just saw a clip - wow. Definitely not as good a quality as Blackpool. I can't believe someone at CBS let that go out there like that. The singing wasn't even synced up well. Someone lost their job over this. Or should have. Wow.
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    Re: Viva Laughlin?

    I watched about five minutes of the show and laughed my head off. Sorry but I have been to Laughlin many times and I am usually one of the youngest people there and I am just starting my 40's. I just could not get past all the pretty people in Laughlin.

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