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  1. What the hell?! I'm pretty sure we were all talking about a trailer for a TV show.
  2. They're (we're) not acting like - or expecting that - it's supposed to be a shot-by-shot remake. What I think we're all saying, is that it looks terrible - devoid of things like intelligence, charm, witty humor, multi-faceted characterizations, or memorable performances. It's a re-imagining that comes off as emotionally-vacant, unless self-serving and horny are considered emotions. Those alone are the driving forces of every character in every scene of this promo. Sure there are people who might enjoy this. But those who hear "Dynasty" and think of something culturally iconic might be bummed that THIS is what will be served. And yes, it is "just" a trailer... But a trailer is supposed to tease the audience with samples of the BEST of what's to come. If this reflection is wrong, it's a horrible trailer. But if it's right, it's going to be a horrible show.
  3. Philece was a very different Donna. To use a vintage OLTL comparison, it's like having Krista Tesreau's miscast Tina take the place of Kassie DePaiva's Blair: Bold but manipulation-prone woman who finds herself caught in lies & emotional binds yet eventually claws her way out of them .... gets replaced by dumb deer-in-the-headlights schemer who always gets totally blown away in every confrontation scene with any other female character.
  4. Everyone is cold, dark, and unlikable. What helped make the original Dynasty so compelling is that spark of humanity you could see in every core character... For all their transgressions, you could understand what brought them there, and root for them to find their piece of happiness. And that cast, for the most part, gave portrayals that made the ride FUN... Whether we're comparing this Fallon to Martin or Emma Samms (who I really enjoyed & think The Colbys writers just served her some bad fish), in these clips she totally lacks a soul. So does everyone else. And whoa is Krystle... Ooops, "CRISTAL" - Oh! Get it? The spelling of her name is flashing a neon sign at you that she's Latina... You know, because on shows like Riverdale, we dumb viewers can't figure out Veronica is of Latin descent because they didn't spell her name in some distinctively Spanish way (sorry, that annoys me) - Anyway, we're supposed to be shocked that she appears to be a gold-digger. I'm actually just disappointed in her obnoxiously vapid, layer-free performance. I don't love to hate anyone here in this clip. I just hate them. So I'm definitely not interested to see where it goes.
  5. Anne Delahanty is Broderick's daughter, who played Laura as a baby. But this photo had to be from 1982, since Gil Rogers as Ray Gardner is there - and Brooke wasn't pregnant with Laura until I think 1984. It may be, like Leo mentioned, Palmer-John... since the Chateau fire that "wrote him off" was in 1983.
  6. Yes, but on the other photo... (They added a couple of pics to their post).
  7. Right, that is Lorraine Broderick, longtime AMC headwriter & Nixon's protege. Also like you mentioned, Darnell Williams and Kim Delaney from the left. The next two women, I don't recognize (EDIT: On second look, the one on the left might be Jean Passanante.). Then Broderick, former AMC producer Ginger Smith, Lucci, I *think* that's former Associate Headwriter Fred Johnson, then former EP / actress / director Francesca James.
  8. Princi was so good as Dorian, that some diehard Strasser fans tar & feather her with phony criticism over it. She became better and better in the role each day she played it. Some of her best performances happened after she knew she was being let go (anyone else remember her Dorian throwing a drink in Viki's face?). This made it especially jarring when Strasser came back with a country-signer hairdo and a complete shift to scenery-chewing, "comedic" scenes of Dorian making trouble for Viki and Sloan. The Cramer abuse storyline (which would later be revisited quite well with Strasser under Claire Labine as headwriter) originated with Princi - who was mesmerizing in her scenes with Mia Korf's Blair. It was Princi who essentially defined the character's childhood pain that translated to her sometimes-ruthless strength in adulthood. The story occurred in her final year as Dorian, and I thought to myself that, with that storyline, her mark on the role was permanent. So I, like I think many other fans, was blown away by her sudden dismissal in favor of Strasser. At the time, Strasser was thisclose to joining GL as Alexandra Spaulding (which ultimately went to Marj Dusay). But before she did, she went to OLTL to see if they would give be interested enough to give her a better deal. Then-EP Linda Gottlieb was game. It did show that Strasser was indeed a smart business woman, her realizing that OLTL would want her more with the idea someone else could have her. I always wonder how Dorian would have evolved had Princi continued in the role. She certainly deserved a bigger slice of the storyline pie than she had - something that Strasser was effective at obtaining. I think Princi was just more of a straight-forward, no-nonsense actress - not a great self-promoter, nor a business woman. To me, that's where Strasser excelled. There's nothing wrong with that. I like her. But it is disappointing to see Dorian become some poor attempt at a daily comedy skit - something that would never happen with Princi in the role.
  9. Wendy Riche was not on board with Anna being in Pine Valley. Let's just say there was some internal conflict in ABCD at the time. She and Jean Dadario Burke were definitely not on the same page.
  10. Camille's mother was named Joy - an old flame of Adam's. She somehow died back in Pigeon Hollow, and for some reason, Lee Hawkins - her widower - balmed Adam. Camille, Joy & Lee's daughter - and apparently a dead ringer for her late mom - initially bought into her dad's version of events. So she helped gaslight Adam by floating around the Chandler mansion pretending to be her mom's ghost. Tad investigated, meets Camille, boredom follows... Meanwhile, Lee broadened his revenge plot and attempted to kill Adam's daughter, Haley, by blowing up her apartment (note: Megan McTavish loves to write bombs - which is ironic since most of her storylines, well, you know...) And please don't ask how Lee Hawkins implemented his plan, because that part is glossed right over... just assume he's an expert at this... and with poison tattoos. Anyway, in the weirdest depiction of an explosion I'd ever seen, Haley & Mateo's apartment, while they slept, had its walls mildly shake while several fog machines filled their living room with steam. Cue chaos and Mateo has a head injury, putting him in a coma. After he awakens from the coma, he soon discovers he has psychic dreams (earning him the soap message board name of "Comateo"). While he was able to foresee several pending calamities in Pine Valley, ironically he was unable to predict the disastrous remainder of McTavish's 1998 writing stint.
  11. Savage played Gwyn for two years. She was let go in favor of Tudor coming back to the role. I think Savage was quite a good recast, but while she was definitely adept at playing up the campy / catty / ruthless traits of Gwyneth, she ultimately lacked Tudor's levels of depth and sophistication. I recall Leslie Deniston also being toward the end of Tudor's first stint, maybe a few months before Tatum. You'd never mistake her for the character visually or through mannerisms. Save for her shorter hair (at the time), Tatum looked & spoke much like Tudor. Denniston was good for a temp, but seemed a little more like an older version of Ava than she did Gwyneth. Her stay was very, very brief, though - maybe just a couple of days.
  12. John, I watched Loving daily for pretty much its entire run. I know for sure Tatum didn't come back in 1991, that she only subbed the one stint in '89. Chip Albers evidently isn't (at least not correctly, even if he thinks he is) posting his scenes as Curtis in chronological order. The medical reason DC just re-posted totally rings a bell. Tudor left the show at the end of her contract not long at all after she came back from that temporary leave, and that's when Savage took over as Gwen. I recall that rotation of Gwens caught me off guard!
  13. Her IMDb is currently just reading a general "1989" for Loving - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851367/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 It was probably mistaken before, and got corrected. It happens.
  14. You're right, Tudor did return in 1991. Marianne Tatum's temp stint as Gwen was in 1989. Whoever made the comment about December of 1990 is just incorrect about the date of the clip (especially since Savage was playing the role at that time). I guess the clips might not be uploaded as chronologically as they think they are. ;-)
  15. Actually, Tatum stepped in sometime around Tudor's first exit. I can't remember if she was a stop-gap temp between Tudor and Elizabeth Savage (or if Tudor was sidelined and came back to wrap up). But I do recall for sure that she was definitely before Savage took over as Gwen.