This should have been the reveal of the year but due to poorly written episode in my opinion. It's just not working for me There was a few good moments but even some of the actors seemed to bored at times, the worst being Braeden.
At least Sage is finally being knocked off her pedestal. Why was Victor the first person in what, four or five years to bring up the purple dress gas-lightning?
The Adam reveal should be a lot more compelling, but it's really falling flat so far. Hartley is still pretty solid in his performances in my opinion, but this writing is absolutely dreadful. Of course most of the characters affected by this reveal are pretty unsympathetic themselves which also impacts the way this story plays out.
I'd also mention Kim Zimmer and Crystal Chappell who consistently gave good performances even in the most dire final days of GL.
Others I'd include who made the best of horrific storylines:
Sharon Case Maura West Camryn Grimes Tracey Bregman Bryton James Jess Walton Melody Thomas Scott Tristan Rogers Justin Hartley Gina Tognoni Tricia Cast Darlene Conley Lindsay Hartley(yes she has somehow sold a LOT OF CRAP but she has done it well!) Adrienne Zucker Lauren Koslow Alison Sweeney Josepeh Mascolo Anthony Herrera
I've always been interested by all the fictional soap operas as shown in other TV shows, movies, and even on the Soaps themselves. It has probably been discussed before, but here's a few fictional soaps to start off with:
-The John Candy comedy Delirious featured a soap called "Beyond our Dreams" complete with Emma Samms playing an Alexis-type character. - In an episode of Murder She Wrote Jessica visited her cousin in NYC whose daughter was an actress on the show "Our Secret Lives" which was in the midst of a serial killer storyline offing vets off left and right for a ratings stunt. -Twins Peaks had a soap called "Invitation to Love" -During Harley being on the run on GL in 2005, her and Gus ended up on the set on a fictional CBS soap called "Light of Love" which was mentioned to come on the air after ATWT.
From almost twenty-one years ago here are recaps from the first two weeks of October 1994 from Soap Opera News: October 3rd-7th: Ryan takes the bait Victoria visits Ryan at his office complaining about her flagging sex life with Cole. She hasn’t made love to Cole since he found out about the centerfold. Remembering his marriage to Vicki, Ryan can’t help but wonder whether they’d still be married if Victoria had been as sexually uninhibited as she is now. He offers to talk to Cole on Victoria’s behalf but she doesn’t want to arouse suspicion in Cole that they may be more than just friends. Nina spills the beans Meanwhile, after dreaming that Ryan finds out about the baby and angrily lashes out at her, Nina decides to tell him the truth. Shaken up by the dream she expects that Ryan won’t forgive her for keeping the news from him. But much to Nina’s surprise and relief, Ryan is sympathetic and only regrets that he hadn’t been there to support his wife in her grief.
Chris goes Vietnamese Chris introduces Keemo to a typical American dinner. When Keemo notices Paul entering the apartment, he invites Chris to a typically Vietnamese dinner, hoping that Paul will recognise that he too, is in the race for Chris’ heart. Meanwhile Chris is being pursued by Danny. When he spots Chris and Paul dancing at Gina’s and notices that Chris is wearing an engagement ring, he vows to win her back.
Brad chases Ashley Beset by marital problems of her own, Ashley tells Brad that Blade has been untruthful. He let her befriend Mari Jo without mentioning she was once Blade’s lover. Saddened by Ashley’s news, Brad threatens Blade, saying he regrets not marrying Ashley himself.
Jack’s flashback Jack is served tea in his army mess kit cup when he visits Luan for a romantic dinner. He explains that he tried desperately to trace her after his letters came back to him “return to sender” and tells Luan that he never wants to lose her again.
Victoria says au revoir Fed up by her husband’s disinterest, Victoria packs her bags and threatens to leave him. Cole insists that running away won’t change anything, but Victoria says she can’t stay with a man who continues to berate her like a child. Cole retaliates by making love to his wife, having forgotten, for the time being anyway, that their marriage is in trouble.
War of the Abbotts Jill and John prepare to slug it out in court. Jill claims divorce on the grounds of mental cruelty while John serves papers accusing Jill of adultery with a “John Doe”. She is advised by Silva to live the life of a hermit as John will no doubt have her under surveillance in the hope of finding evidence of her philandering. Kay offers to be friend Jill but she does this only to pass on useful information to John.
Nick goes all the way While Sharon slips into sexy lingerie for her date with Nick, Doris fears that he’ll take advantage of her daughter. Sharon assures her mother that Nick isn’t like her last boyfriend who left her pregnant at the age of 16. But Sharon is unable to ignore her mother’s warning and when Nick tries to seduce her at the stables, she gets cold feet and asks to be taken home. The next day at the coffee-house, Sharon is devastated to hear Amy boasting to her about her night of passion with Nick.
Hope's walk gone wrong Hope is reminded of her vulnerability when she is terrorized and mugged by two thugs after wandering into an unknown neighborhood. She is saved by policemen patrolling the area, but returns home defeated. She tells Victor that she will terminate the pregnancy.
Round one to Jill In the courtroom John and Jill hurl accusations at one another. At the end of it, Jill is grant-ed temporary custody of Billy. Meanwhile, Kay approaches Jill as part of a ploy to win her friendship. But Jill isn’t fooled and sends her away. Later Silva advises Jill that Kay may prove an invaluable ally when the judge calls for someone to testify to her parenting skills. Jill is troubled by a subpoena served on Jed which could reveal all about her affair.
Ryan lends an ear Ryan is visited by Victoria who again confides in him about her ongoing marital problems. She also tells Ryan that she regrets ever giving him up. Later when Victoria learns that Nina miscarried, she’s left pondering whether Ryan’s marriage will survive the loss of the baby. Meanwhile, Chris tries to ease Nina’s worry that without the baby her marriage is over.
I was about to ask if you were 90(I'm an activities coordinator at a nursing home after all) but given the current state of Y&R I'd even watch the 2nd rate reruns on INSP before torturing myself with a full hour of Nick and Sage.
As I'm unfamiliar with General Hospital, I knew Stafford was on over there but I didn't realize that Roger Howarth from ATWT, Billy Miller AND Hayley Erin were all on the show at the moment. In fact I didn't even know Hayley Erin still had an acting career at all. Like hearing about Crystal Hunt still acting, that must be painful to watch.
My top 10 worst at the moment? I'd go with: 10. Ashleigh Brewer 9. Burgess Jenkins 8. Amelia Heinle 7. Greg Rikaart 6. Camila Banus 5. Shawn Christian 4. Eric Braeden 3. Daniel Goddard 2. Kelly Sullivan 1. Joshua Morrow
I didn't mean to post that twice lol. I'm still reformatting that 1997 archive file but I do have that both Ashley Jones and Sabryn Genet both made their debut on 2/18/97 and both Megan and Tricia took an instant disliking for Jill. It's interesting there was no break between the transition from Davidson to Epperson yet there were gaps between Epperson and Shattuck and Shattuck and Davidson. Davidson was even still in the opening credits for good month and a half while Epperson was already on.
Shattuck's first story upon Ashley's return from Paris was because Dina had come back to Genoa City. Ashley was still harboring a lot of resentment and anger towards both Dina and Mari Jo and still trying to understand Blade/Rick. She also didn't like Nikki and Brad being together. She started moving first seeing a fellow lab co-worker named Adam Hunter as played by Grant Cramer who previously played the infamous Shawn Garret before it went nowhere. She also had a date with a dayplayer character named Steve that had no further continuance.
I previously noted somewhere, maybe about 100 pages ago lol that Heather Tom had left Y&R in early '97 and her final airdate was 2/21/97 and eventually returned on 10/2/97. The recast, Sarah Aldrich made her debut on 4/2/97 and only lasted until 7/17/97. Her last scenes were of finding out with Nick that Victor and Diane had become coupled, she didn't even an exit before the show put Victoria in a holding pattern until Tom returned. It was only mentioned later on that Victoria had left town again to handle Newman's international business and take another break from Cole, enough for Cole and Ashley to start an affair when Cole approached Ashley to be the subject/model for a novel he was writing.
Shattuck's final airdate was 2/22/99, the same day as Sandra Nelson's.
I'm completely unfamiliar with GH but the only two major Y&R stars with their contracts coming up for renewal that I am aware of are Braeden and Burton. Braeden's already publicly denounced rumors he might be leaving, but then again who's say he didn't lie? Of course I seriously doubt either Braeden or Burton would leave, even though Braeden exiting would be a breath of fresh air for the show at least in the short term if they handled it right.