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#41 Soaplovers

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

Oddly enough, I'd vote for a reboot of Capitol. I honestly think it has so much potential to be a great, modern topical show IF done right. I really think Conboy & Co. dropped the ball with that show on CBS, and I think it could well if rebooted and modernized, partly because it lacks the fan nostalgia of other popular soaps from the past.

 

Co-sign on that!!!  Imagine if Capitol ran during the Gulf War, especially during the whole Monica L/Bill Clinton scandal, 9/11, etc.  I think Capitol would be one to reboot just for all the juicy stuff going on in the nations capital.  Scandal is certainly getting a lot of mileage out of the concept right now.. so why not do a soap version again.

 

Also, I would suggest Edge of Night... a procedural with a soap twist. 


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#42 EricMontreal22

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

Just don't let James Lipton, soap show killer, write again.  Apparently he is still extremely bitter about the cancelation--according to the recent book about William Bell, even just a few years back he was at some awards show and refused to aknowledge any of the Bells there supporting B&B.


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#43 jfung79

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:32 AM

I could see a revival of The Judge working, SFK.  Sure sounds more riveting than a cooking show.


Edited by jfung79, 08 January 2013 - 03:35 AM.

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#44 Khan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

There used to be this anthology series that would air on Sunday mornings that was taped just like a soap, I really wish I could remember what it was called.

 

Was it this show?

 

http://en.wikipedia....ght_(TV_series)


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#45 SoapDope

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I think the Capitol idea sounds great. I remember when it first came out there was a lot of interest, then a few years in, even my Mother stopped watching it. Several years later she then started watching B&B when it premiered since Y&R was her favorite and it was from creator Bill Bell.

 

On the rebooted Capitol they could have a political figure get into a scandal by sending a nude pic of himself to a woman. They would have to give him a name like Tony Frankfurter.

 

I think it would be interesting if they could do a soap where aspiring writers sent in storylines. They would pick the best ones and do them on the air, but I would say they would get so many it would be crazy to go through all of them.


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#46 John

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

If Santa Barbara was rebooted, I would not revolve it around Cruz and Eden.  I'd steal Nancy Lee Grahn from GENERAL HOSPITAL as Julia Wainwright Capwell lol



Prospect Park reboots are equivalent to a half hour soap on TV...and they will be played in arcs...

No they are not being played in arcs. Each soap is shooting 168 episodes which will air M-TH for 42 weeks with a recap show every Friday.

 

However, PP is shooting AMC & OLTL in rotation. They will film 5 weeks of AMC then 5 weeks of OLTL then repeat until each soap has produced 168 episodes. By doing the rotation, both shows can use the same studio and crew (Cameras, Lights, sound etc) & save money


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

On the rebooted Capitol they could have a political figure get into a scandal by sending a nude pic of himself to a woman. They would have to give him a name like Tony Frankfurter.

 

:lol:


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#48 SFK

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Was it this show?

 

http://en.wikipedia....ght_(TV_series)

 

Khan, I think that's it!  As a matter of fact, I think I found that Wiki before when I was trying to figure out the name of the show.  But yes, Sunday mornings, religious flavor, that must be it.

 

The particular episode I remember was called "Intimate Stranger" and it starred a Rosalid Cash-type actress and this quaint young woman who wanted to form a relationship with her.  Bootleg Rosalind Cash kind of brushes her off and the poor young girl ends up committing suicide.  BRC then realizes the girl was her long-lost daughter that she'd given up.  I remember the title becase someone asks her at the end of the show if she knoew the deceased and BRC melodramatically blubbers that she was "an intimate stranger."


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#49 Khan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Glad I could help, SFK!  :)


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#50 SFK

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Soooooo, this isn't exactly the tone of the episode I was talking about (to say the least!), but here's an episode of Insight with a familiar soap face:


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#51 Dr Neil Curtis

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

A new version of Generations would be nice. AMC-Online can keep Debbie Morgan, The character of Chantal can be recasted (Really James Reynolds and Debbie Morgan as father and Daughter??). They can feel us in after Henry's heart attack or however it ended and introduced the other Marshall Daughter (Victoria Rowell)
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#52 ChitHappens

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

If I can't have GL and ATWT from 87 to 92, don't care about any reboot(s)! 


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#53 teplin

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

I got a chuckle out of this from another board:

 

Texas, starring Carmen Duncan


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#54 SFK

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

I got a chuckle out of this from another board:

 

Texas, starring Carmen Duncan

 

LOL, try selling that accent in Houston.


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#55 SFK

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

They could always do a Santa Barbara summer series. :P   Eccentric grandma Augusta in the Minx role and a bunch of newbie Lockridges, Capwells, Castillos... young, hot, dumb people on the beach in California, so what else is new?


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#56 EricMontreal22

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Absolutely zero offence intended but some suggestions make me giggle (not sure if they're meant to be taken seriously or not).  Reboot a flop soap that only soap opera scholars would recognize like Bright Promise or Morning Star?  WHA?


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#57 Scotty

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

What about rebooting Dark Shadows?  It always had a large cult following, and now with the big Johnny Depp movie, it would be the time to do it. 


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#58 EricMontreal22

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

What about rebooting Dark Shadows?  It always had a large cult following, and now with the big Johnny Depp movie, it would be the time to do it. 

The flop Depp movie you mean ;)

 

But DS obviously could be rebooted.  The 90s reboot wasn't bad, and was partially a victim of circumstances--I never saw the more youth oriented WB pilot, but obviously there was some thought it could work (I'm a little surprised that the CW didn't try bringing that back as a companion to Vampire Diaries, or something--even though, as much as I enjoy some of Vamp Diaries, I don't have much interest in seeing DS done the same). 

 

Maybe not as successful, but people suggesting Edge of Night makes more sense to me as well--the mystery/crime aspect could be played up, and while they could keep character names, they probably could get away with doing something that's not necessarily all that faithful but keeps some of the style.


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#59 DramatistDreamer

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

If I can't have GL and ATWT from 87 to 92, don't care about any reboot(s)! 

 

I hear you.  Move it back a few years for me, though, from 84-92 ish and I'm there with you.


Edited by DramatistDreamer, 08 January 2013 - 08:42 PM.

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#60 DramatistDreamer

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

Co-sign on that!!!  Imagine if Capitol ran during the Gulf War, especially during the whole Monica L/Bill Clinton scandal, 9/11, etc.  I think Capitol would be one to reboot just for all the juicy stuff going on in the nations capital.  Scandal is certainly getting a lot of mileage out of the concept right now.. so why not do a soap version again.

 

...although, Capitol would be very relevant in today's day and age.  And if you could get people who are disgusted with Congress to watch, then

 

 

Sorry guys, for posting 2 separate posts.  Something went wrong here.


Edited by DramatistDreamer, 08 January 2013 - 08:43 PM.

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