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Season 1 | Episode 7 | “Making Your Days” | Aired Oct 18, 2014

This episode opens with Camp Anna trying to capture cinematic romance for a montage sequence. Nothing is more romantic then being shouted at to make out.

Long days, Pittsburgh landmarks, and a hardcore Shane hater bring both crews tension and drama during the third week of production.

Camp Shane:

During the third week of production the crew has some victories followed by tension. After a successful shoot at The Duquesne Incline, the crew has some “dead time.” Dead time is usually the kiss of death to a film set but the crew is able to squeeze in a scene during the wait for the sun to go down.

While filming an emotional Joel-and-Janie scene, Lauren and Shane get in a wee bit of a tiff. The tension between the two continues throughout the episode but they eventually get over the drama and cry it out.

We get our first glimpse of a frustrated and stressed-out Shane Dawson while filming at the train station location. He was just not getting the shots he wanted and was working with several new characters and actors, one of which was his girlfriend Lisa Schwartz.

7CHS1_107_0240_900x506The Shane Dawson Youtube persona has been working in Shane’s favor until he meets the owner of the tattoo shop the production is using for a filming location. This lady really dislikes Shane after watching his videos the night before; she even gets up in Chris Moore’s face about Shane.

Shane’s production gets probably the best location in all of Pittsburgh—Heinz Field. The crew has three hours and only 25 percent of the field’s lights to capture its own version of Tori and Scott’s romance. The whole sequence is pretty epic and grand for indie film-making.

Camp Anna:

Camp Anna’s executive producers and producers sit down to watch some edited footage. Everyone seems happy with what they have captured so far but know that Anna will pick through everything several times…being a perfectionist is not easy! Josh and Julie continue to be Super Producers, protecting and guiding the Camp Anna ship.

Phil pulls Anna off camera but not off mic to discuss the Pumpkin Pie Drama that took place on the October 11 episode. Phil wants both Anna and everyone else to know that Victor is not “backseat directing” this film. Phil wants to make it clear that there is no conflict with working with his family.

Screenwriter Dan Schoffer really does not like being on Anna’s set. I get it, dude, you are in an awkward situation, but you need to move on! Dan lets Josh Shader know that once Shane’s film wraps he is leaving Pittsburgh and is not staying for the remaining filming for Anna’s production. As of right now Dan thinks there is a chance for Anna to edit a good movie but he isn’t a fan of what he has seen thus far.

Tension runs high on set when the production simply cannot find more hours, minutes, and seconds in the day. People really should learn how to stay quiet on set or Josh Hetzler is going to have use his dad voice and yell at you trouble makers! During a personal video diary thing, Anna does realize that she does need to work on her timing.

It is time for Anna to put on both director and actor hats for the first time during this production. Anna is able to balance acting and directing very well for a first-time director.

9CHS1_107_0248_900x506Anna and crew head to an abandoned mill, Carrie Furnace, which is a Pittsburgh landmark and the backdrop to a big moment shared between the film’s two lead characters, Tori and Scott. It is noted that both Camp Anna and Camp Shane used two very different Pittsburgh landmarks for pivotal scenes.

The episode ends with personal video diary entries from both Shane and Anna. They both briefly chat about their separate development of Scott, and though both seem completely exhausted yet confident and comfortable with the discussions they have created so far in their productions.

Both productions are in the home stretch but there is still plenty of time to stress over the perfect shots, performances, and timing when The Chair continues with episode eight.

The Chair airs Saturdays at 10/9C on Starz.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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