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  1. NBC had a 90th anniversary special tonight and nobody cared. I did hear the special omitted Cosby and A Different World. 

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    2. MissLlanviewPA

      MissLlanviewPA

      I saw it trending on Twitter last night, but that's it. 

    3. Nothin'ButAttitude

      Nothin'ButAttitude

      So NBC didn't bring up any of the soaps seeing as it was the soaps on all three networks built and funded the networks for the longest?

    4. All My Shadows

      All My Shadows

      Embarrassing. Whenever they did their 75th anniversary, it was the same thing. Shameful.

  2. Lol you know that is the only pairing of AH's Victoria that I actually liked so you know it's bad that her pairing is unbelievable. Billy and Victoria have never been viable as a couple. Thompson is the first Billy I've liked since David Tom minus some of Miller's early work before he got the ego. (I did feel bad for Burgess Jenkins but that is another story.)
  3. They only updated that one twice to have Diamont replace Shemar, have Bashioum deleted, and then discard the entire Christine opening. I was surprised they didn't try to even attempt to keep it fresh and it already had glaring omissions from the get go. The 2003-2012 initially started out fresh from the first few years but by 2007/2008 or so they quit updating it. Traditionally the opening was updated every two years but at least from 1995-1999 the opening was updated every year or in the case of 1997 several times. @YRfan23 I do agree with you about Davidson. My favorite Y&R opening from the '90s is one below with MTS head spin closing it out:
  4. I like it and was almost expecting to see Sandy Dvore type drawings of the characters when I first watched it. So much better than the poor JFP era update to the 2003 opening back in 2012. However I do agree the font looks cheap and maybe they should have been better off trying to copy the 88-99 style than before showing Da Stafford © at the end of the opening unless they'll still paying her off.
  5. IMDB is shutting down their message boards next week, wonder where all the trolls will go?

  6. Still way to early to call for Sussman's firing in my opinion. The first two months of her work, while having some wayward errors and yes Gloria might be on too much but considering to where this show was in the almost deepest pits of hell just six months ago does indeed feel like a refreshing improvement. Pratt's Y&R just six months ago wasted Justin Hartley and Alicia Coppola for no reason at all. At least Sussman's Y&R feels more like natural Y&R as opposed to whatever attempted to be Y&R during the Pratt regime. Although I can feel annoyed at certain times so far under Sussman, I have yet to feel nauseated and trepid about watching a new Y&R ep like I did for most of 2016 with Y&R. It does indeed remind me in way of how Josh Griffin's 2012-2013 run went before Griffin self destructed and caused even further destruction to the show. However I am hopeful that Sussman doesn't go that route. Like Pratt's craziness that did bring in viewers, Sussman also replace JER at Days for better or for worse. However, Sussman, for all her flaws is the last remaining connection to what Y&R use to be. Problem is, I don't know what fellow current Y&R viewers expect Y&R to be like. Y&R was not an ABC/NBC soap and Y&R is not a P&G soap. Y&R is a Bell soap that alone we made Y&R become number one. Realistically Sussman from a historical standpoint isn't going to produce miracles on a daily basis but at least provide viable storytelling. Throughout Y&R's history there has always been a general complaint over very slow story telling and plot advancement, yet everyone remembers the stunning hook of the each story and shocking climaxes that had viewers talking for years. The true problem with Y&R is even though we want our Y&R back to the screen is that brand has been so damaged it does need complete overhaul. Bell overhauled the show himself in 1982 but the ultimate problem is can Y&R survive a similar upheaval and overhaul in 2017?
  7. Thank you so much for sharing! The show that summer was definitely on fire! I hadn't realized Danny left so early in the summer and I don't believe he had proper on-screen exit, it was just mentioned he left town a few weeks later on he was on tour with Daniel in tow. I'd also forgotten about Katherine's old maid being played by Gloria LeRoy.
  8. Fantastic now I have reason/excuse to watch since the Quinn show is a hot mess. Bring back Macy and Ally from the dead and you might have something. We'll see what plays out for the six months before their unceremoniously dumped.
  9. If she's Asian perhaps she can be Keemo's daughter, niece or something? No wait who am I kidding?
  10. As promised like a month ago, here is the yearly summary for 1973. Just FYI a few details may be incorrect on it, but enough to showcase what went on that first year: Fantasies of starting over with a completely new life are rarely fulfilled, but Dr. Brad Eliot was swept into his without forethought. Distraught because the son of his fiancee, Barbara Anderson, died while he was operating on him, Brad Eliot walked away from his medical practice as a psychiatrist and neurosurgeon. Brad was actually the boy's father. As he left Chicago, circumstances went from bad to worse when his car and wallet were stolen. In a haze, he wandered into Genoa City with nothing more than the dirty clothes on his back. Then, after enjoying a meal at Pierre's restaurant, he had to admit he couldn't pay the tab. That's when Brad's luck actually changed for the better. Stuart Brooks, the owner/publisher of The Genoa City Chronicle, overheard Brad's conversation with waitress Sally McGuire. Trusting his instincts that this was no ordinary panhandler, Stuart gave him a job. Fate continued to nudge Brad into a new life when he saw a news wire story declaring that Dr. Brad Eliot had been killed in a car accident. Clearly, the thief who stole his car and wallet had been killed and mistakenly identified, giving the real Dr. Eliot an opportunity to start his life over. Stuart Brooks and his wife Jennifer had four daughters: Leslie, a rather shy pianist; Lauralee, called Lorie, an adventurous author; Chris, a journalist; and Peggy, a college student. Although Brad clearly chose to keep his past a mystery, he proved himself likable, helpful and basically honest. It was easy for Stuart to encourage a budding relationship between Leslie and Brad. Before Brad came into her life, Leslie was totally absorbed in her music. She never dated and was far more comfortable at her piano than with men. But she was drawn to Brad and fell in love with him as he supported and encouraged her career, which took off beautifully. For the first time in her life, Leslie found the promise of happiness professionally and personally. While Stuart approved of Brad's interest in Leslie, he was not thrilled when local medical student Snapper Foster (William Foster Jr.) caught the eye of his trusting daughter, Chris. Stuart was less offended by Snapper's blue-collar roots than by his indifference to Chris. (Snapper was so-named due to his tendency toward irritability and to "snap" at people.) Handsome Snapper was not only putting himself through medical school, but being "man of the family" after his dad deserted them seven years earlier. The eldest son, Snapper was helping his mom Liz, a factory worker, put his brother Greg through law school and keeping a big-brother eye on his sister Jill who dreamed of being a fashion model while working as a beautician. Liz wished the best for all her children and encouraged Snapper to pursue a nice, well-bred girl like Chris. However, with enough obligations already, Snapper preferred to keep his freedom. Snapper was also seeing Sally McGuire, a waitress at Pierre's. One evening, Chris invited Snapper to the Brooks home for dinner but he didn't show. After a day at school and work he had visited Sally, fell asleep and she conveniently forgot to wake him as he had asked. His half-truth--that he fell asleep after a full day--satisfied Chris enough to get her through the hurt of disappointment. Her dad, however, grew more displeased with Snapper. When Stuart learned that Snapper was seeing Sally, he was quick to tell Chris that Snapper was cheating on her. Chris moved out and went to work as a secretary for Greg Foster, unaware that her dad had financially helped his new law practice in return for her employment. When she found out, she angrily quit. Greg was especially saddened because he had fallen in love with Chris. One evening after an unsuccessful day of job hunting, Chris stopped by a local bar and met George Curtis who bought her a drink, seemed pleasant enough, and offered to escort her safely home. Once there, however, he raped her. Jill was unhappy working at the salon, but wouldn't take Snapper's advice about going to college to broaden her chances for a career that would bring her the lifestyle she dreamed about. Instead, she won the trust of a rich, powerful and temperamental customer, Kay Chancellor. When Kay, an alcoholic, fired her personal secretary, Jill took the opportunity to enter the world she dreamed about. She convinced Kay to hire her.
  11. Ah thanks I knew it someone involved Jack and Jennifer's golden days came into write the send off and I thought it was a great episode. I knew the Reeves family had uprooted to move to Nashville or something but it was still mind-boggling that for three straight years the only story the couple had is "Jack is dying/dead!" I knew JER wasn't a fan but still it was boorishly, unimaginative to repeat and rinse a story three, four times in row.
  12. Didn't Anderson come back in 2006 to write Jack and Jennifer's exit episode?
  13. I've really enjoyed the Devon/Hillary scenes and overall the breakup has been good thanks to Bryton and Mishael really giving stellar performances. The Devon/Jill scenes were very good and was the best part of the episode. The Cane/Lily scenes on the other hand........the dialogue and make-out session made them sound like are still in teenage angst. Just dreadful! Chelsea should have left with Adam but I won't bring that back up.
  14. I even forgot that Home & Family was revived (wasn't the original on the old Family Channel or USA?).
  15. Back then there was a lot criticism over of "Oh Sami's losing her edge" or "Sami and Lucas forever!" yet I found myself enjoying Rafe and Sami as a new Roman/John and Marlena because by that point even Sweeney could take a piece of wood like Gering and make it work. Then again Sweeney and Scott had a lot of chemistry as the well and with one single stupid Sheffer style twist of "no means yes" and "have sex with me or else..." the show outright sabotaged itself back then as well. The sad thing is I can watch Y&R til the day it ends just like ATWT and GL. Yet Days and B&B, despite being driven by heirs Ken Corday and Bradley Bell have driven their own shows into deep into the ground enough just like I gave up watching AW.