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As much as people lament that the mid to late 80s veered away from the original concept...I do admit that I liked the near death experience arc, the wild west arc, and even the underground city arc.

 

In a way, the show was about diversity and presenting ideas not always popular....a lot of people believe in near death experiences...and the time travel theor has always been around...and haven't we all wondered what it would be like to live undergeound.  Shame they didn't feature anyone living in the city...a character isolated from modern day society...would have truly been a harken to the shows roots..imho

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On ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 0:36 PM, Soaplovers said:

As much as people lament that the mid to late 80s veered away from the original concept...I do admit that I liked the near death experience arc, the wild west arc, and even the underground city arc.

 

At least those stories featured beloved veteran characters, and helped establish new characters.

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On 4/16/2017 at 0:36 PM, Soaplovers said:

As much as people lament that the mid to late 80s veered away from the original concept...I do admit that I liked the near death experience arc, the wild west arc, and even the underground city arc.

 

In a way, the show was about diversity and presenting ideas not always popular....a lot of people believe in near death experiences...and the time travel theor has always been around...and haven't we all wondered what it would be like to live undergeound.  Shame they didn't feature anyone living in the city...a character isolated from modern day society...would have truly been a harken to the shows roots..imho

 

I have no problem with sci-fi/fantasy storytelling; in fact, I often love it, when it is presented in the appropriate place. For me, however, daytime dramas are not that forum. Soaps have always worked best (and became and remained successful for decades) by telling multi-generational stories based upon interpersonal relationships, and remaining grounded in a semblance of reality. They do not have the time, the space, or the budget to do sci-fi effectively, and often the writing is so terrible that it ends up comprising all the characters involved. How am I supposed to empathize with Marlena Evans, or take her seriously again, knowing she's been possessed by the devil, LOL?

 

On the other hand, if a show is created TO BE based on supernatural or fantasy themes, go wild. :)

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32 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

On the other hand, if a show is created TO BE based on supernatural or fantasy themes, go wild. :)

 

Yes...that's what made DS so popular, and it remains popular to this day!! :D

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5 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Yes...that's what made DS so popular, and it remains popular to this day!! :D

 

Right. DS, THE X-FILES, SUPERNATURAL, STAR TREK. 

 

Just not DOWNTON ABBEY, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, or ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

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4 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

Just not DOWNTON ABBEY, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, or ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

 

Though some of the bizarre stories Michael Landon came up with could put LHOP in question here...:wacko: :lol:

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6 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

Though some of the bizarre stories Michael Landon came up with could put LHOP in question here...:wacko: :lol:

 

LHOTH certainly had its grisly and horrific moments, but it never went full-out sci-fi. There were "faith-based" moments, like when Laura ran away to the mountains after her baby brother died, and it was suggested that God helped reunite her with Charles, but nothing overtly impossible. Mary did not take a space ship to the future to cure her blindness, LOL.

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1 minute ago, vetsoapfan said:

Mary did not take a space ship to the future to cure her blindness, LOL.

 

There might have been a fan mutiny if they had tried that. :lol:

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8 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

There might have been a fan mutiny if they had tried that. :lol:

 

Right, because science-fiction material was simply not appropriate for LH, just like it does not work on soaps (IMHO).

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