Nice seeing a feature on our "original" cast up there. I'm pretty sure all of Liz's dreams came true.
I need to get back into watching this. I've basically missed two whole years, but it looks like conversation here tapered off big time once they got into late 1969. Since they put the show on the lineup, I've been waiting for Nancy Barrett's debut, which should be coming up soon.
That brief clip of Bill playing guitar and singing for Tess is one of my favorite rarities from soap history, and it's such a great example of how very romantic, and intimately so, the soaps could be with their couples at the time. I could only imagine how real they felt to viewers at home, and it's really no wonder so many soap couples became real-life couples in the late 60s and early 70s. In order to really play that stuff to the hilt, you couldn't avoid getting so personally invested.
When they were all doing interviews for the 50th anniversary (which was, wow, 10 years ago already), I remember her kinda alluding to the fact that the early 80s were her favorite years on the show, so it fits with that. It's interesting because we know how most of the veteran cast (those who were already at vet status by then, at least) felt in that era.
Weren't they talking about a same-sex version of the show on NBC last year? A sequel series with RW and SP isn't going to happen with RW in his mid-80s, and besides, I think they more than satisfied the need for that with the dozen or so TV movies they made in the 90s. I think a remake of the series could be a very good thing. The problem isn't that shows get remade, it's that usually the people remaking them don't really have a solid idea of what they want the new series to be. If they could capture the spirit of the original series - that great, intriguing mixture of opulence and action - and update it to fit today's world, then they're golden. I think too many remakes suck all of the life and character out of the original plot in order to make the new show conform to current styles, and that's where they fck up.
RIP to both McBride and Bua. I'm so thankful that we've been able to see at least a little bit of each actress's work, and of course, we're always wanting to see more of it. Both of them were huge leads in their respective eras.
Here's a Patricia Bruder Debrovner interview from last year, mostly on her work in the ethical movement. She talks for a few moments about ATWT beginning at the 9-minute mark. I'm so happy that more and more of her work on the show is being shared online.
I totally agree. This is the first album of his that he really seems to be completely comfortable with and confident about, and thank god it's been a big hit because I shutter to think at the neurotic antics he'd be pulling if it wasn't. It's a nice, laid back sound, mature but still very youthful, and it just clicks.
What an excellent read. As interesting as his AMC comments were, the ODAAT stuff was even better. The episode where David has the affair and he and Ann argue is one of THE best episodes of the entire series, and how awesome to know that RM wrote much of the dialogue in its climax out of frustration.