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  1. In the early 90s, GL had money, and Sherry was willing (plus they weren't paying Liz K per old info she talked about how she was in NY for weeks without starting and not getting a salary yet.) Actually I wonder if part of the reason they asked Sherry to stay longer was how well the story was going, and due to how Kim Simms left the show, they didn't want someone new to take up that much airtime. I don't think GL understood who Blake was after they made her kid obsessed, and well that was McTavish, compounded by Zaz's illness/departure (putting it nicely) were things that made it harder. Blake due to being legacy made it harder for the writers or at least seemingly so, as there was history to draw upon. McTavish did the paranoia with Amanda (totally miscast due to age, when played in that story) and Rick as well. The whole plot was something that McTavish and her writing partner heard about before getting GL, and they thought it was a good plot, so it was stunt not character based from the start. (Especially due to Rick and Blake being "siblings" as small kids…) The only other time I saw Marland be a little mean was what he said about Liz Hubbard at "The Doctors", but that got patched up obviously as he did write for her at "As the World Turns".
  2. The show knew that Sherry Stringfield planned to leave the show before Blake decided to go after Ross to get revenge on Holly. She stayed for weeks beyond the end of her contract leaving Keifer to wait in the wings literally to start. Soap Opera Digest wrote about this years ago. I wonder if the looks issue was just an excuse with Mart Hulswit. I recall reading something about him being involved with the union, (I wish I could find the article...was it posted here?) and if that was a factor.
  3. Ed and Lillian happens in 1992, their first kiss was during the blackout. Maureen hates Holly because Holly and Ed did have an affair and their marriage nearly ended.
  4. I hope the show isn't too frustrating in 74 and isn't just about Alan and Margo or Nick and Ann. I wonder why they put Ann in Nick's orbit, but perhaps they needed someone for him, and she was the "lucky" one as they decided not to revisit Nick and Althea. (Why they didn't is anyone's guess.)
  5. Until they hired him, there was no hunk factor on this show. I'm not joking or being mean, but it felt like they cast more for personality than the factor of taking off ones' shirt on screen.
  6. Channel 9 out of Secaucus, New Jersey used to show reruns of "The Saint" in the 90s. So that was my first real exposure to Roger Moore, as we didn't go see the James Bond movies. (Yes since then I've seen some of them, but not growing up.) I agree with all of you in regards to his sense of fun.
  7. Part of the reason (supposedly) that Justin and Adrienne were so rushed was because Mary Beth Evans got pregnant in real life, and stories had to be changed for Kayla. The show already planned the big Greece remote and the rest is history. Hopefully this won't be a a schtick situation with Anjelica returning. The character is not that.
  8. Ali will never be the Bev McKinsey of Days, as Sami will never be a broken spoiled rich woman with class. Sami is a lot more downmarket than Alex Spaulding or Iris Wheeler.
  9. Even though the audience knows that Liesl lied about Nathan's paternity, Kristina and everyone in Port Charles thinks he is a relative. Did people not think of that before deciding to ship them or they want a story about Nathan's paternity?
  10. Because soaps now cast for looks and not talent and with the insane shooting schedule the younger actors can't hack it. There is no way they can improve since they don't have the time to learn on the job. If the shows even got some younger actors for 2-3 years it usually doesn't work as the people don't have the time to mesh as a unit.
  11. I hope they let him leave with little Bella and that's the end of his story if only because I don't want to see devastation from his family members.
  12. I find it hard to watch anyone from The Doctors from time frames later than what we're seeing except for Liz Hubbard (since my mental picture of her is much more current.) The video of Jim Pritchett a year after The Doctors ended makes me think about how old he looks, but then I realize that I see him as 10 years younger than that advertisement. The change to no longer having silent regular cast or "people" is an adjustment, but it seems more contemporary to have the action and then the title screen.
  13. Yes EB talks about MM without giving his name savagely in his book. (Basically MM would take his parking space and other things.) He doesn't say crap about Bergman, beyond that the particular incident has a NDA so he can't go into details and other things were going on to make it happen. Otherwise he basically says that he and Bergman work differently, but can be professional with one another even if won't be friends.
  14. Chad Duell (Michael) and Chloe Lanier (Nelle) he is wearing a dark blue with dots suit coat, with black pants, she is wearing a brown gown that is low cut, and sandals that are bronze.
  15. This is the longer version to the TVGuide article with Jane. https://www.tvinsider.com/173624/general-hospital-jane-elliot-tracy-quartermaine-abc/