Surprised no mention of Justin Deas and Margaret Colin but then again, maybe they weren't married while they were both on the show? I wonder if they were a couple back then. Speaking of ATWT: Susan Marie Snyder & Peter Boyton (Julie Wendell Snyder/Tonio Reyes). Steven Weber and Finn Carter (Kevin Gibson/Sierra Esteban Montgomery).-- don't even remember them sharing scenes together. Colleen Zenk and Mark Pinter (Barbara Ryan/Brian McColl)
Instead of showing a current GH episode, couldn't ABC show a classic AMC episode featuring Canary's work? Too bad SoapNet is not around these days to air some type of tribute. I didn't grow up watching AMC, but even I knew who David Canary was. It just seems like ABC Daytime should do something for an actor who netted them so many Emmys and accolades.
R.I.P. to a great actor and portrayer of a lasting daytime character, two, really.
Of the CBS soaps that I watched, even as a kid in the 80s, it didn't seem as though Sweeps became a 'thing' until toward the late 80s, when it was left up to the shows to promote the network. Primetime had been doing sweeps but with Daytime's popularity being recognized, some of that responsibility to promote the network also fell on Daytime shows by the late 80s. That's my take on it anyway, from watching lots of YT classic episodes and having the opportunity to see ads, show bumpers and promos, etc. But yeah, the greats were smart enough to know that audiences wanted to be kept entertained and intrigued throughout the year, not just for a few weeks per year. The spring and summer produced lots of great storylines back then.
Did anyone watch today's episode? I'm trying to now and ugh! I'm already tired of Ivy and slimy Thomas, who is making my skin crawl. Why do Zende and Nicole both look like they just rolled out of bed? Until that kiss, I was wondering whether they both had the flu. Rena Sofer is painfully being wasted on this show. Normally, I don't really much mind the fact that Steffy wears a lot of makeup but today, I thought it was awful. Every time she crinkled her eyes and nose to smile, I swear I could see every single line. Why did I even bother?
JMO, but I don't think that JFP has much interest in writing a strong female character. period. no matter who it may be. Look who's not on the canvas. Jill is supposed to be the most boss character in GC by now. She's been there clawing her way to the executive suite since Day 1. Where is she? Even Phyllis. Why does Phyllis need to team up with Billy for anything? Phyllis usually did the job herself with maybe an assist from a minion or two. Ashley is constantly being left out of the loop in a company she is supposedly running. The one time she makes a supposedly shrewd executive decision (buying up Newman subsidiaries) it gets shot straight to hell because it's pretty much based on a glitch in the system caused by a virus. No Lauren. Hilary is in a generic storyline that now seems so generic, anyone could've been in it and so far, I see none of the Hilary that first intrigued me. The Hilary I remember probably would've wanted to be left alone to figure things out and what her next move would be, leaving both Neil and Devon to wonder what her next move was.
I just can't get into this show, everybody is so damn generic. I've been reading spoilers and I tried to watch a couple of episodes and couldn't stay awake and it wasn't even 8pm!
I read an article and the security at that hotel was abominable, considering that the northern part of the country has often been under siege from either government/anti-government forces or terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, with ordinary citizens caught in the middle.
I was afraid that there would be some ghastly competition between terrorist organizations for who could execute the most horrendously vile act. Seems to be happening more and more these days.
From what she described, the originally written scene was supposed to be a lot more intimate, with her half-dressed in her room (in a slip) when the kiss takes place, but it appears that it was the network got flustered by it and wanted to eliminate the whole thing but when word got out that the scene was being censored out, there was a lot of press, which I think pressured the network to find some 'middle ground', hence the chaste kiss as some sort of compromise. I guess then, the network just wanted to get rid of the character after that. Very sad.
I'd like to see if I can find any clips of the teleplay You In Your Small Corner. I'd actually love to see the entire play.
Wow, someone must've posted this last night!
Wow, thanks for posting this. I'm actually listening to Joan Hooley (that was the name of the actress) in an interview she did with the BBC that was linked to that article. As someone of Caribbean heritage myself, this makes me feel pretty proud for some reason.