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  1. I think a combination of Jensen Buchanan and someone making the decision to turn Vicky into a Mary Sue (complete with at least three male protectors at all times, including ghost Ryan) completely destroyed the character Anne Heche and, to a lesser degree Ellen Wheeler, had created. Why Ryan wanted anything to do with her after the whole Kirkland mess is completely beyond me. He should have left that ring on the ground where it belonged and bounced for good that time.
  2. I'll have to agree on Mac Cory. I think John Abbott was a pretty good father overall.
  3. Can I sit with you two? I adored those two so much I even adored their break-up scene. It was more mature than I would have expected at that point.
  4. Didn't that story get him canned and led to DM's departure from AMC? I can see him being gunshy when it comes to the bigots in the audience, but I've never seen anything regarding his feelings on the stories (Cliff and Angie and Jack and Luan) other than veiled comments with no credible sources to back it up. Then again, I always got the impression he does give off a bit of a douchey vibe, so what do I know?
  5. I don't think you should. When he dialed it back, I thought some of his performances in the roles I've seen (Bucky and Buzz) were masterful. Unfortunately, he got more and more over the top in the last decade of GL. But I felt his Emmy wins were more legitimately earned than, say, Natalia Livingston or Tom Pelphrey or half of Anthony Geary's.
  6. David Andrew MacDonald's Edmund was the closest this show ever came to another Roger Thorpe and I'll go as far to say that I found Edmund's reasons for his more horrific behavior far more compelling than I ever found Roger's. He was the only character from those dark San Cristobel/Santos days that ever should have lasted more than nine months, in my opinion.
  7. Oh, I agree with you. But this generation of soap writers will need the benefit of Kay Alden's experience as long as she's willing to give it. No one, not even Kay Alden, will be Bill Bell, or Agnes Nixon, or Irna Phillips. But she's the closest we have and she's the closest to old-school soap we'll ever come to again. Hopefully, Sussman and Alden are not only righting the ship, they're doing what they can to ensure the ship keeps on the right way. And this is coming from someone who grew up on the P&G soaps and has only read about the Bell soaps, with occasional sojourns when the stories interested me.
  8. I'm in the middle of watching the last three episodes onDemand and I'm in. Keep on keeping on, Sussman and Alden. Can we keep them forever and ever?
  9. I'm going off what's available on YT from that time, which certainly doesn't seem to be everything, but it seemed like they were trying to have it at least three different ways with Carl leading up to his death-via-not-wanting-to-pay-CK-anymore. At times it seemed like Carl was returning to his evil ways. And then they throw in medical stuff that didn't make sense that he could have been faking, such as the headaches while he was alone and not needing to put on a show for anyone. And then there was the return of his fear of never being able to measure up to Mac (who could blame him for that one, though?) and losing Rachel (and now his children) because he couldn't measure up. And then there was a mention or two of possible PTSD brought on by the Nikos debacle and Matt and Amanda's betrayal of Rachel. And then they throw in that Embers in the Snow crap where, out of nowhere, Cass is now one of Carl's moving targets? Was that ever explained, or just dropped in the wake of Carl's death? I mean, have I put more thought into this now than the writers did at the time?
  10. It would have been pretty difficult to bring Frankie back, but at the same time I can't help thinking that any excuse would have worked for a good portion of the audience. Wow. That really is horrifying. I can't imagine what VW and CK were thinking playing those scenes out. After all Carl and Rachel had been through, to end like that? What the hell were they thinking?
  11. Since the latter years have been brought up, can someone explain Bobby Reno/Shane Roberts, Alexander Nikos, and Anne O'Donnell to me? I don't know how popular Sam was, but on the subject of the other two, if Show had two popular actors who were willing to come back in John Aprea and Alice Barrett, why not resurrect the popular characters they played? Also, once the Nikos story actually ended, what was going on with Carl leading up to his last "death?" Had Matt and Amanda actually driven him insane, or did they blame everything on the plot device tumor they pulled out at Key West the last week of the show? Did he really try to have Rachel killed, or was he doing things and not realizing he was doing them?
  12. What did everyone think of the original Carl/Rachel romance? I realize it kind of turned into everything and the kitchen sink thrown at them later, but I've been watching old clips and I've been really touched at how carefully that initial coming together seemed to be handled. I'm really curious to hear what fans who watched it in real time thought.
  13. If I didn't hate everything Santos before then (and I did), I hated everything Santos after then. The worst part was that Nancy St Alban had chemistry with both Daniel Cosgrove and Frank Dicopoulous, more than with whoever played Danny, so the Santos plague COULD HAVE faded just like San Cristobull but didn't. GRRRRRRR.....
  14. I don't know about Katie, but Hillary never got married. She was involved with dull Jim Reardon at the time of her death.
  15. They didn't last long and their ending was pretty awful, but I adored the short-lived romance between Hal and Emily on As The World Turns. They made each other's lives a lot better for a little while. Hal was exactly what Emily needed and Emily was exactly what Hal needed at that specific time in each of their lives. Thanks to YT, I've also been impressed by the decades-long saga of AMC's Brooke and Adam. It was almost never pretty, but the show sold the connection they maintained whether they were together or apart at any given time. Sami/Lucas will always be close to my heart, as will both versions of Eric/Nicole and Hope/Aiden 1.0.
  16. I can't believe Michael Zaslow wasn't the first one mentioned.
  17. Good for her and the fans who want to see her back. For me? Ugh. I haven't been able to take the Master seriously since Peter Davison. And those were reruns. I literally haven't been able to take the Master seriously since I was born.
  18. If Beemer's got a good sense of humor, I can see him being very much entertained as he closes out this cycle, lol.
  19. I hope Peter decides to stay one more year, but I think the best we can hope for is Chibnall's first half-season. At least he's considering the possibility.
  20. Damn, I was hoping for Greg Vaughan as Lucky.
  21. I'm not unhappy with this (IMO it was a mistake to get rid of him in the first place, at least the way they did it), but what happened to the dead are now staying dead? Do we know for sure he's playing Aiden? Maybe a Dimera clone or lookalike tried to kill Hope in his place? This is still a stupid as hell backtrack, though.
  22. Love Jack and love Matt Ashford. That's at least five episodes I'll be watching.
  23. Can we have her without Spinelli?
  24. Lafayette, we are still here. This is so horrible. France. It's FRANCE, for crying out loud.