juniorz1

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  1. I LOVED the Travis character and wish they'd bring him back. He came the closest to filling the "Brad Carlton" void of any character introduced since.
  2. Actually, Maura West had potential as Diane- her first week was delicious! Her encounters with Victor, Nikki, and Ashley- all on point! Then they did literally NOTHING with her for weeks on end. When they brought in that creepy kid to play her son- GENIUS! They could have gotten miles out of that! Instead they threw her at Nick and kept her in all of the wrong characters' orbits. By the end, they had gotten so desperate that they threw her in story with Adam. Adam Newman was beneath the character of Diane Jenkins. HOWEVER, the best, most complex, interesting version of Diane will always belong to Alex Donnelly. Talk about an actress that had chemistry with everyone! She was such a different beast of a Y&R character too- hardened features, husky voice, masculine mannerisms- there was just something about her that drew you in and made you want to watch, even if you hated her character.
  3. Ok, THIS I take issue with. Y&R was NEVER an umbrella story kind of show. Never, never, never. And yes, they DID have stories. But they moved VERY slowly, which helped them to be able to balance 5 or 6 stories. There were days where not much happened in a story. And they certainly were never a show where Monday wrapped up the prior week's story while kicking off that week's story, Tuesday-Thursday build to Friday tag- Y&R NEVER ran that way. ONE story would climax, while story B was building, story C was in the middle, story D hadn't hit its first arch, story E was starting, and seeds were being planted for story F. That was the classic Y&R structure. BUT rarely was there an umbrella story, in the truest sense of the word. The one that I would say came closest was Victor's "Death" in 1993, only because his return impacted so many characters and stories (the climax in the Collonade Room is one of my fave sequences EVER on a soap). Even that wasn't a true umbrella story- those were always more of an ABC and P&G style, never the Bell soaps or even Corday.
  4. That storyline was the Dobsons. People complain about their second tenure and I really don't get it. They managed to keep me invested in the show for the first 8 months after Marcy left, which was no easy feat. They also created a new heroine that I fell in love with- Angela!
  5. Pam Long didn't see her as a heroine- she saw her as a sexed up vamp. Ironically, the only interesting thing about Long's tenure was the Angela/Ted relationship she created. But, only seeing her as a vamp and not a heroine, there was no follow-through, Ted ended up with Lily, Angela ended up alone, and Nina Arvesen was one of 2 or 3 cast members who didn't appear on the last episode. I believe her last appearance was on the 3rd or 4th to last ep. It was a total missed opportunity. The Dobsons liked writing for her and saw the potential. That changing of the guard in the writers' room never should have happened.
  6. B&B and SB are also both wildly popular in France.
  7. Um so about that Wally Kurth......yikes!! Memorize your lines dude. His scenes have been a hot mess lately!
  8. I LOVED Angela and that was the storyline where I fell in love with her. They really should have continued trying her as the new female lead because it was working. Unfortunately, Pam Long severely backburnered her in favor of BJ Walker. It didn't work, like all of Long's tenure.
  9. Yes, AW tried to get her back......sort of. She was asked the first time Jensen left, but her Hollywood career was picking up steam and she declined. She was asked again to sub in for Jensen as a temp recast in September 1998, at the height of her stardom. That time, she actually wanted to do it- it was only going to be a 2 week gig and she was all for it. Things were looking good but either her agents/management wouldn't let her or there ended up being a scheduling conflict. Pretty sure it was the former and instead we got Cynthia Watros.
  10. Luis & Sheridan were/are a total Cruz & Eden ripoff. I actually was super excited when A Martinez was brought on to DAYS to play Galen Gering's dad, as I always thought he should have been cast as such on Passions.
  11. I think that would be a dream combination. Throw in Linda Gottlieb as EP and we've got a soap to watch.
  12. My FAVE character name EVER on a soap!
  13. She was a co-head at both soaps. At GL, under Ellen Weston and then with David Kreitzman at AMC. When she was on AW, she started by working under Lemay and then had a very close working relationship with associate writer Peggy Sloane. But she was the sole head writer there and TBH, not only did she get free reign, but she got to cherry pick AW's history and bring on both old and new characters of her own creation. As I said, she was given leeway to re-invent the entire canvas and the results were solid and often well above average. It makes me wonder how she'd have been had she created her own soap.
  14. I liked the Ladykiller video. I do feel like the "not so good" stuff was mostly minor and even dropped stories. Even the Red Swan basically got dropped, didn't it? I did feel bad that Rachel sort of languished in the background for a while after the Red Swan storyline, but it was a confusing time and who knew where they were going to take Rachel without Mac? I liked that she went there with Evan/Vicky, I LOVED that she started an Amanda/Vicky rivalry (that rivalry was brilliant and had SUCH potential), Cali Timmins' Paulina was such a different, interesting character for AW, she brought back and completely revitalized Jake- she did so much GOOD, solid work with the characters. AW in the 80s was a constant revolving door. What people fail to give Swajeski credit for is stabilizing the canvas and providing AW with the cast of characters that would carry the show through all the way to its finale. The Swajeski era did that.
  15. I meant the rape. I don't know what writer/producer thought it was a good idea to rape that character but they were nuts!