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cassadine1991

Ideas for a soap/telenovela

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All this talk about telenovelas in the B&B thread has me thinking.

 

Who would you cast in a telenovela or a soap (primetime/daytime) and which writers/producers who you hire? What would the story be as well?

 

I'm certain this has been done before.

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No I'm actually working on 3. One set at a resort, another set in a college town, and another in a metropolis. They're sister shows set in the same universe.

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I would want to go either the mystery/crime-based route a la "Edge of Night" or...they did a very short-lived revival of "Dark Shadows" in the early 90s (starring Ben Cross). To this day I have yet to see the original (one of these days I'll start) but I did see the revival for the one season it was on and thought it should have been given more of a chance. I'll take anybody who can write well for these genres. Casting...well, bear in mind I've been away from soaps for a long time so my choices would be of the older actors I watched from before...so, maybe...David Andrew Macdonald, John Brotherton, Finola Hughes, Stephen Schnetzer...Victoria Wyndham could be the gothic matriarch...:P

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Actually, IIRC, the Dark Shadows revival had actually begun with good ratings (especially for Friday nights, but then Friday/Saturday night TV in the early '90s [and decades before that] was a lot more active than now), but the constant, constant Gulf War coverage and interruptions did it in. I recall that vividly as I had just begun my freshman year of college that January of '91. (Yes, I'm old!)

 

My grandmother loved the original DS (before my time), but I had only seen pieces on YT. I did enjoy the revival and wish, after the war issues concluded, that NBC could have given it another shot since it started out strongly enough.

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