EricMontreal22

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  1. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: July 2015 Discussion Thread   

    I wonder that too. And it seems random to me that apparently he works with GH, as well as Once Upon a Time and The Middle? Does ABC just make these people pick what shows they're involved with through a blind draw??
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  2. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: Carlivati OUT! Passanante/Altman IN!!   

    I have no personal issue with Jean--I've actually briefly talked to her on Facebook and she was very pleasant and answered some questions I had (not about this--about her 1990s time at OLTL.) However, she has done some iffy behaviour in the bizz--of course I didn't mention this to her... Yes, she was really well regarded as a breakdown writer during arguably OLTL's best era in the 90s. When she became co-HW after Malone left though the show was a muddled bore--not insultingly bad like Higley's era, but not memorable or much good IMHO.

    But, I agree with others here that her time at AMC was perhaps the worse soap era I still sat through (OK Higley's stint at OLTL ultimately was probably worse.) She was more or less fine when co-HW with Agnes Nixon, but as Nixon clearly seemed to be focusing exclusively on Bianca's coming out and was getting ready to leave, the rest of the show started getting more and more bizarre and... not good. Then when she was a solo writer it was *dire.* Nothing went on and the stories there were were all crazy examples of awful soap cliches, (I'm talking things like doubles, ghosts, etc. It was especially shocking because so much of what Agnes Nixon did with her return (building back the feel of small town Pine Valley including the society snobs, etc) was instantly gone.

    However--with ratings tumbling, there was talk that she was about to be fired. So, because she was offered the associate writer job at ATWT she jumped ship. Which I wouldn't call remotely professional--AMC was stuck without a HW for a chunk of 2001 due to it while they had to play out her ridiculous stories like the infestation of Piune Valley by ghosts (Jesse's staying way longer than he should have--this started when she killed of Gillian a move fans hated,) etc.
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  3. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic Soap Opera Digest Days of our lives 50th Anniversary special issue   

    Yeah, that was true for the AMC SOD special issues compared to People's (though it had nice pics.)
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  4. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic Soap Opera Digest Days of our lives 50th Anniversary special issue   

    One Life only got a SOD/SOW farewell inssue, no People one like AMC got as well. I have the GH anniversary People magazine but I thought SOD didn't do one...
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  5. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: AMC actress joining show   

    Right. It also helped a lot I thought when she had her parents (pre Jack reveal,) and especially her mother on the show. That gave her a natural sympathy but still didn't soften the character. Why they never properly used her mom is one of those really furstrating things.

    Marcline--how was her last return tied into Jesse and Angie? I'm blanking...
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  6. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: AMC actress joining show   

    I thought she actually showed chemistry with Josh--which they tested for about 2 episodes (I think they were trapped in an elevator at the hospital,) before just putting her back with Ryan. Yawn.

    I actually admit I am a fan--but I agree that she completely zones out whenever the material is not there or is too silly and.... well umm that's all GH is right now. Even at his best, she's not really suited to RC's writing.
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  7. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic DAYS: Tomlin/Whitesell OUT! Higley/Griffith IN!   

    No, he's freelance now. For what it's worth I've chatted with Tom a lot on FB and he's always come off as nice and sincere on there *shrug*
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  8. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: February 2015 Discussion Thread   

    OK, I haven't watched in several weeks....

    Sonny is being pardoned because he rescued some random woman? Wha? In what universe does this happen?
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  9. EricMontreal22 added a topic in PrimetimeOxides   

    RT Davies (Queer as Folk, Dr Who)'s new gay dramas Cucumber and Banana
    Is anyone else watching? The shows have not been without controversy in the UK--what I find amusing is much of the negative reaction is what greeted QAF back in 1999 ("Why aren't there more positive depictions of gay characters on tv?")

    I am finding both shows remarkable. Davies is in his soapy realm, but each episode of Cucumber has a spectacular sequence that always brings me back in. And it's really clever have younger, secondary characters from that world have their own "short stories" in each episode of Banana.










    And these clips show the MVP of the series (direct from Coronation Street...)

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  10. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: January 2015 Discussion Thread   

    Probably because they see Grayson as a soap favourite (I have no idea if he was or not.) This is not the first time a perfectly competent actor has been quickly replaced when a soap vet became available.
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  11. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic AMC Tribute Thread   

    I've been so busy--I'll have to hunt them down!! For OLTL that would have been shortly after Russell died, right?
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  12. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic AMC Tribute Thread   

    Apparently none of them bothered to youtube her name since September like I just did, I guess

    I agree with your post completely. It took me a couple of days to watch it all the way thorugh, though honestly I'm glad I did.
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  13. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic AMC Tribute Thread   

    Brick Manrock also has had some major theatre success, though it's too bad his Sweet Bird of Youth with Diane Lane didn't move to Broadway (then again, I think she didn't want to do it that long.)

    I completely agree--the character was not exacly conceiv ed well but he was one of the last younger actors on the network version who could really act.

    I just stumbled upon this from the past September--apologies if it's been posted. And man, it was a bit hard for me to watch just because I have NEVER seen Agnes seem so frail
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  14. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: December 2014 Thread   

    You have a strange idea of fat
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  15. EricMontreal22 added a post in a topic GH: December 2014 Thread   

    True, but that doesn't seem to jive with Carley and how she is with men.

    And now that I finished the episode--I laughed so loudly that I scared my cat when the Mounties showed up with Todd (they didn't even get the uniform right...)
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