Pulling this up as I'm reading the thread. YEP! I'm looking at you DAYS.
Anywho ... the budget seems to get worse with the soap and I thought some later episodes looked very cheap and poorly done. Nice to see earlier years looked better.
IDK. I really don't care about the stand alone episodes. I find them funnier and better than the actual show 🤷♂️ I mean, it's a joke like you said and the show itself is basically a parody of itself at this point ... I get the frustration but I just can't think deeply about these shows anymore when they can't bother themselves.
Shatner seems to be a soap fan 🤷♂️
I'm so sad to hear this news. By the time of any of the EON available to me, Mike was very much a supporting character, but Forrest easily balanced tense courtroom drama with lighthearted marital banter. He and Ann Flood were great together and he was the perfect patriarch figure for a show that didn't really need one.
Here's an interview with Forrest from last year.