The Dobsons totally screwed the pooch in Round 2 of their tenure. They would not have needed a faux Kelly replacement if they hadn't fired Carrington Garland, who was popular and had chemistry with the cast. Eileen Davidson is a good actress, but she was woefully miscast as Kelly. (And a small petty part of me was glad to see her version fail since she made a bunch of derogatory comments in SOW about Kelly being stupid before she took on the role or whatever.)
I get Eden was gone, but I think - had Carrington not been fired - she could have filled the void on her own. JMO here.
Im a Rinna fan but she's completely turned me off in terms of this nonexistant feud. She's made me side with Kim, which I dont like to do. Rinna's problem is that she's written a script in her head which Kim isnt acting out but instead of readjusting and rewriting the plot, she continues with failed storyline just like all hack writers from cancelled soap operas in recent history. Kyle said it best in that she's done nothing but only make herself look stupid.
Fire Brad bell...ban him from the show. What he's done to his parents creation is almost as bad as what Corday did to his parents creation of Days (after his mother fought tooth and nail to keep it going after her husband died suddenly).
If we must keep it in the Bell family...try Laura lee Bell...she actually has the gene for creating..imho
As much as I couldn't stand most of Hogan's tenure, I must admit that his first year-and-a-half was just what the show needed. Characters were revitalized, people were talking about ATWT, Emmys started coming, and most importantly umbrella-type stories started appearing, all resulting from the simple idea of splitting up Hl and Barbara. Unfortunately, once the whole original story finally wound down, Hogan had no second act.
Personally...if they truly strike...they're idiots. Episode counts for most shows outside of soaps are lower..plus reality shows took over during hiatus.
If anything..soaps benefit because they still churn out content..and keeps them a float.
The best solution is to not pay actors so much and give that money to the writers and people behind the scenes.
It's hard to believe, but it's true! The legend, the greatest of them all, the one and only Barbra Streisand turns 75 today!
Happy birthday to a true phenomenon, the like of which we will never see again.