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The guy from TV's MOONLIGHTING will never be a credible action film star.

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I thought the guy from TV's MOONLIGHTING would be huge....and then I thought Blind Date killed his movie career in it's crib.

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Didn't Neve Campbell wind up with a stalker or something like that, and kinda stopped working to avoid that whole issue?

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I vaguely recall when Shannon Elizabeth was "a thing"

 

I'm always stunned that, as far as meaty TV roles go, Daniel Benzali didn't get another long term lead after Murder One

 

James

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I think what happened to Freddie Prinze was that Chris Evans came along. Only he could act and has more charisma, so...

 

I was surprised Franka Potente didn't have more US success.

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I thought 'high school teacher learns to cook meth' sounded like a thin premise and would run out of steam after half a season.

I thought the cast of Wonderfalls was going to take over television.

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Yeah, I watched the pilot of Breaking Bad and thought it was going to be a little too cute. I didn't go back to it until much later when I found out about the Walt heel turn and Odenkirk being a regular.

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How was Lacey Chabert not a huge star?

Opting out of family guy, in hindsight, didn't help. . . 

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I really thought Pushing Daisies was going to last at least 7 seasons, y'know it would be that show that stayed on with mediocre ratings but when the cas threatens to walk the network gives them a huge pay raise for just one more season...

 

Alas...

 

James

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I remember that season a bunch of pilots leaked online so I downloaded them all - I was convinced Pushing Daisies was going to be the next Lost or X-Files in terms of weird quirky fantasy-type series that became a pop culture phenomenon. Outside of a strong cult following, nobody really even remembers it was ever on sadly enough.

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I thought that Dichen Lachman was going to be a huge star.  Fowler tricked me.

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I have no clue how she isn't. So so so good on Dollhouse.

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Now I'm annoyed I can't remember which episode of Dollhouse I thought was really good and should have won the Hugo instead of Waters of Mars. It wasn't Epitaph One which got nominated.

 

EDIT: figured it out. It was Belonging.

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I thought that Dichen Lachman was going to be a huge star.  Fowler tricked me.

I still feel all of you were fairly insane for this. She is right where I figured she would be.

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As far as people not becoming big stars go, I thought Josh Hartnett would be like the next Brad Pitt or something and then he just disappeared off the face of the planet.

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That has a lot to do with him having the emotional range of your average pet rock.

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I don't fully understand what happened to Josh Holloway. He was supposed to be the break out star out of Lost.

 

As opposed to, well, no one.

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Yeah, I thought Lost would propel at least a couple people to bigger things.  Fox and Holloway, at least.

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Maggie Grace has probably done better than anyone. Which is kind of crazy.

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Yeah. I don't remember anything Maggie Grace has done outside being Liam Neeson's epically unlucky daughter in the Taken movies and having a little part in that one Rock movie with Billy Bob. I'd say Evangeline Lilly has just as good a film career. Emerson has a hit (ish?) network show. They're probably all tied for most successful Lost alums.

 

But, yeah, I think everybody expected Holloway to break out in some way - either as leading man in a successful TV series or transition into a decent movie career. They fact he's basically fallen off the map is one of those great mysteries you can only chock up to some combination of bad luck and bad choices.

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I thought that Dichen Lachman was going to be a huge star.  Fowler tricked me.

 

 

I have no clue how she isn't. So so so good on Dollhouse.

 

ITT dudes blinded by yellow fever ;)

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Fox seems like he would have a Kyle Chandler type career:  regularly on TV with some movies mixed in.  But doesn't he have a drinking problem?  I seem to remember a DUI and beating up a party bus driver.

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