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  1. 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.
  2. B&B is very popular in Australia, and who knows if they got some money for going there.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. It sounds like she has an outside friendship with one of the actors, how interesting.
  7. I enjoyed Liz on the ledge, actually I really enjoyed Liz Liz (trademark Jody Lee Bronson) even if not all the stories were too my liking. Monika you heard from CC Courtney that's fun, hope he is doing well.
  8. Your avatar of Nick from The Doctors. Thanks for the giggle.

  9. TimWil thanks for posting all of that here. Did your friend Geri ever share how she came to get on Guiding Light? I'm asking as Allen Potter hired her for TD and then years later she ended up as Amanda's mother on GL. I'm hoping they had a good relationship or else that wouldn't have happened. Is the Adams Chronicles available anywhere? I'm wondering because it would be fun to see.
  10. Thanks vetsoapfan, that is a huge error. So the story was mentioned, but the characters names were completely wrong, yikes. I'm guessing this was the most glaring error. If the actors knew the character's name was Diana on GH, why didn't they correct it themselves. In the Monty era, people did ad lib, right?
  11. I have my copy on order from Amazon and they have the release date listed as March 21. It hasn't shipped yet, and since I don't have prime it will take time for me to receive it. When it comes to the OLTL story, I think they were confused as I thought that Carla was passing as white, and people in the audience freaked believing she was hooking up with someone who was not. Is that what was meant, but it was edited badly?
  12. Doesn't she have the potluck show with Snoop on VH1? People actually watch that I thought, but 10s of fans is hilarious.
  13. DRW50, wow you have some avarice towards Tim Gibbs. (No idea what he did, so please explain since off topic can you share at least when it happened.) Individual episodes of Santa Barbara were extremely well written it was just the stories on whole that were offensive. I agree that soaps shouldn't focus on one person or else they can get screwed. With Santa Barbara, they did have other people with story that weren't Marcy, but those actors ended up getting bogged down with recasts, making things not as strong.
  14. I liked how the actor who played Eli after being on Y&R saw his work and went to acting class. I think he's improved, and well the crazy schedule makes it hard to be a "natural" performer.
  15. I wonder if that episode is at Paley from 1976 as Gerald Gordon was listed as cast. Does anyone know? If they skip or edit it at least then there would be a possibility to see it. When it comes to the 1982 episodes that were shared from watching it sounded like LeeAnn was brought to Steve for a medical appointment and the girl's behavior alarmed him. (OFC Steve seeing Billy's child as a doctor is a bit weird, though Matt or Maggie would have been even worse, was there no one else other than Althea? There was a line about Billy, so she may be afraid of men in general.) When we saw her, she wasn't talking or interacting like a child of that age normally would. I hope my guess is correct and if not someone will correct me.
  16. I doubt the Buchanans would care about "General Hospital", but there are members of the soap viewing family who would enjoy seeing Jane Elliot and JvD work together again as it has been 35 years. (Even if they weren't watching "Guiding Light" back then there is YouTube.) Nelle not being related must be because they liked her and Michael. It is silly though.
  17. Does anyone know anything about the B&B cast being on Australian Family Feud? I'm interested in seeing that though probably it won't be available. I agree why should we care about Coco yet.
  18. The simple answer is yes, US soaps used to be better. The quality issues don't exist due to the lowered viewership, but are exacerbated by them. I also miss NY based soaps if only for the acting styles that are now completely missing from the genre.
  19. This isn't a real spoiler, but I was amused by the credits from those episodes in early 1982. Why because only Althea is listed with her medical title? Was this the norm or just a strange fluke? Also what was interesting was that these episodes were done by Harding Lemay.
  20. There never was a special People for GL or ATWT (the ATWT special was an oversized SOD). I thought that CBS had B&B for a few days after it aired, but you had to try to view it online through their website, not on the app. Now it looks like they got rid of that way also like you said Cheap. How ridiculous, as now the only legal way to get the show as a cord cutter is to pay for All Access. Good luck to CBS.
  21. I find it dull when everyone finds their true love at 15 or 16 years old. While I know it is a fictional story, I like the idea of characters being friends for years, and later realizing that they could date. That's what I'd prefer for Ben and Piper, as it would be different than what they did for Piper's twin siblings, who pretty much were both stuck on the idea of one person.
  22. For me the thing with Ben and Piper, is I could see them being together when they are older. I like the idea of a younger character being in a relationship that isn't toxic, and isn't fated forever.
  23. Thanks for the photo and the year, it is a bit sad I watch the old episodes from 1973 and there are so few people I recognize in the picture half of them are kids. I love that Lydia and Jim are in the center as they should be, but am not fan of the mustache. How long did Jim have it?
  24. I like them well enough, do I think they should be together for decades like Karl and Susan, certainly not, but they are a bit of fluff and conflict.
  25. Angus is the guy in Edward Skylover's avatar, yes he is gone. He was on an Aussie talent show as a singer. Yes Nate was Aaron's boyfriend. I would like it if they went there with Dee. I like Terese, but not this story with Piper.