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  1. There is another reason why he may not like Keemo, it makes Jack a set age as any child Jack would have had during the war would be well over 40. Edited to add: so in this case he may be more vain than racist, though we'll never know.
  2. I enjoy the little bits we get online from various people. That being said the vintage stuff can be fun, but due to not being around for most of it sometimes it makes me want to bang my head in frustration reading about things that sound so interesting that there is no possibility of ever seeing.
  3. When Chris got hurt and was eventually better, I wept. I was surprised how much I cared about that character at least he got a happyish ending even if we don't know if he got a new love as the people he was closest to are all off the show.
  4. I think you'd like the stuck in the display story, that was awhile a go, but about the stripper.
  5. I wish they made the old DVDs available in a format that would be viewable in all regions. I would spend the money out of curiosity. The problem is these episodes get pulled when posted, as you can buy them. At least Neighbours has a yearly hiatus, unlike US shows so it is a bit less to view. Wish a service would pick up the older episodes anything, actually.
  6. If they don't mention it I'll be so annoyed also. If it is all about someone who never worked with Peter Hansen, I'll be more upset then if they just had a card at the end of an episode.
  7. I think having Phyllis with Scotty is less objectionable than it could have been if he was written or seemed younger. He isn't barely out of his teens and Phyllis wan't his godmother, now that would be scandalous.
  8. Yes Duncan was Scottish or at least he was supposed to be as the actor was acting it, and it was a fake accent. The actress who played Beatrice was the adoptive mother of Claire on "Heroes".
  9. I'd love to see the CBS Daytime Wheel of Fortune, as I never saw it with soap stars. I just ordered the "Writing for Soaps" book from the 80s, there is a later version from the 90s called "Writing for Daytime Drama" that I read years back, but never saw the older edition.
  10. I would have liked it if Zende was Coco's mentor, because Zende's adoptive father Tony worked at Spectra. Of course at times like this I miss Thorne, he wouldn't instantly hate Coco due to her family, as that would make zero sense.
  11. Black and Decker, ha ha I feel like ATWT had more building blocks and had burned less things to the ground than GL. So it would have been easier to see it continue, as while ATWT's focus was slightly off its axis for me, what TPTB saw at GL as important were even more cockeyed. That though is for another thread.
  12. Marcy Walker did too, during her first run on All My Children. I would hope TD protected Meg Mundy from the worst of the hate mail. The you are a good actress, though I hate your character for being a lying manipulator are fine, but the burn in a fire ones are not. Glad to hear off screen, she wasn't like her character except that she looked the same (natch).
  13. The ratings were you talking in Australia or in the UK?
  14. argh last night, I didn't splice that correctly. I liked them both.
  15. That was back in the days when it took time to find out who was nominated in support/younger categories, and the New York City local news actually mentioned the nominees on screen in the evening. Also we had actual nominees, and a competition. Thanks for finding this and posting it.
  16. His nickname is Fletch. Why is that so appropriate? How silly that video is, but nice of people being there for him. I agree I've appreciated Karl and Susan in the Toadie/Sonya story, even if I didn't see the story they are referencing. When it comes to the Tanaka boys paternity I'm baffled as why would they think having
  17. Happy Birthday to "The Doctors", it premiered today in 1963. I liked Marta Heflin even if Nancy wasn't the best character. She brought humanity to the role.
  18. This was Ira Avery alone, after he and his wife were no longer writing together. (I don't know exactly when they divorced, but perhaps that was part of the issue especially due to how Avery handled the end of Nick and Althea's marriage.)
  19. My biggest problem with Arrow, and why I stopped watching (other than the CW having way too many DC shows), was that I didn't care about the new people. By having Diggle, Thea, and Lance all not be on much, I was bored out of my mind. Bringing back Katie Cassidy isn't going to entice me to come back as a regular viewer, as the character's death isn't why I lost interest.
  20. Anna was one of my favorites and I still miss this character. Another weird thing that I enjoyed that I shouldn't have was the problems with the closing credits. When they were updated after Liz Hubbard returned and Campbell and O'Brien were promoted to make it a group of six, the text didn't line up and it wasn't just at the end of one episode but many. Eventually they got it right, but it made me laugh though feel bad because obviously in those days it was done by hand, which was more difficult. And then you have the behind the scenes people, and the tie-in between Dark Shadows' sets being inherited by Ryan's Hope, which is a whole other game. I adore geeky stuff like that. What gets bad eventually with TD in 1970 is that things start to drag with many many flashbacks, which will save time, but are annoying. (They didn't plan it well when Liz went on maternity leave, as we had Althea flashbacks, and it was frustrating, like they didn't know she was going to have a baby and not be available. They could have done something with the other characters in that story during the interim like have them practice medicine, and have Althea out of town visiting Penny.)
  21. LOL TimWil about Geri being critical of writers and not producers. I can comment a bit on the GL material with Marland, but have not seen any of his TD stuff. Sometimes I wonder why people can't do more comedy, but that's the nature of the genre typically. I think I have to watch The Adams Chronicles before the rest gets pulled, but knowing myself I'll spend too much time laughing instead of paying attention. Getting back to Martha, more recently I've been happier with the character, but when she was all OMG Nick and Althea are going to get married, when Althea wasn't divorced I was rather annoyed. She is smarter than that. I wonder if it isn't because at work sometimes Carolee is called Simpson by Matt. Althea never changed her last name even if at times, she was married to people that weren't Dave Davis.
  22. B&B is very popular in Australia, and who knows if they got some money for going there.
  23. These days winning based on scenes instead of story is normal. I'd rather the person with the best reel win instead of the person who was a lead, picks the wrong thing and gets it based on nothing beyond recognition.
  24. I just wish that Martha wasn't so doting on Nick. He isn't perfect and she shouldn't always be on his side. I wonder how this happened with casting that he didn't have chemistry with whom they paired him with, did they test them with other actors instead, which is why it didn't work? I understood why they got rid of Rico at that time, even if I liked Richard Niles. There wasn't anyone on canvas for him to interact that was near his age and having him work at the hospital didn't exactly fit. If Penny had been slightly older and on screen, I would have thought they would have put Penny with Rico.
  25. They could say it was 30 years since Belief LOL actually no that doesn't work either. If it was John and KKL that would be fine, but not Eric and Brooke.