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  2. TV commercials we hate

    ^ I'd forgotten that one!! ??
  3. Edge of Night (EON) (No spoilers please)

    Now THAT sounds like a true soap opera story...Henry Slesar could have made it into a true EDGE classic.
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  5. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Did he leave ATWT on his own or was he fired? I've read that it was this murder mystery story that introduced Lucinda to the canvas in spring 1984.
  6. The Doctors

    NBC bought the show in 1980, when CP closed its entertainment division, Channelex (which distributed TD). However, CP remained the show's primary sponsor to the very end.
  7. Days: April 2018 Discussion Thread

    Why is anyone surprised Sonny and Will reunited? Why act betrayed? Of course the show was going to do that. Ron always pays off those couples. Whether or not he then later reverses and begins to deconstruct it after which he often does - as it seems he's already begun doing with Chad and Abby by enmeshing them in DID crap and 'romance' with Tyler Christopher and Abby's alter - remains to be seen. Paul might still be in the running. Either way, RC's impulses are usually telegraphed.
  8. Y&R April 2018 Discussion Thread

    Thank you. And the FACT is, EB did good work from that hospital bed. THAT’S why he was praised for it. Snoozeworthy and boring? I thought this was another good week, actually. People calling Mal Young another Chuck Pratt are wrong, in my opinion. Does he like plot elements more than Sally? Yeah. But let me remind you that Bill Bell the Saint wrote A LOT of wild and crazy storylines with characters behaving in out-of-character ways.
  9. Days: April 2018 Discussion Thread

    That interview is so over the top ridiculous I have no words. Those three act like they’re acting out the greatest script ever written, and it’s not even decent stuff. Freddie in particular talks about how profound it all is. Too bad he grins and bloats thru every scene.
  10. B&B actress returns!!

    JER is HELLA better then THUDley on any given day!!!!
  11. Allison Mack arrested (Smallville)

    That's a fact. I miss the days when I didn't realize how f*cked things are though.
  12. Allison Mack arrested (Smallville)

    Gadzooks, Caped Crusader! (Sorry)
  13. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Yeah, that was another entire level of complication...Ariel was James' sister. They were both Greta's children. Ariel did figure out that Dusty was Gunnar's son, but I believe she did love Burke. Dusty didn't like her though. Burke collapsed at their ceremony, and there was some debate about if the marriage was legal. Since Dusty didn't want her as his stepmother, Burke didn't go through with a second ceremony, and made Karen Dusty's guardian. At some point it was decided the first ceremony was legal and Ariel tried, I think, to gain control of the fortune. But either way, Burke died soon there after. James grew up with a brother named Lars (who would've been Gunnar's brother) but he had died previously. I'm not sure he was ever on screen. But his widow blamed James for his death and hatched a revenge plot.
  14. The Politics Thread

    I do think they offer decent coverage and analysis on some stuff. I also think about 95% of their major staff is blinkered and cloistered in a bubble of groupthink and knee-jerk resistance to any criticism of longstanding attitudes and bias. You have to take the solid material they do produce and then account for their weaknesses critically. And no, I don't give them money either.
  15. The Doctors

    Was NBC or Colgate-Palmolive responsible for the creative merry-go-round? Six executive producers ... eleven writing teams in seven years!
  16. The traditional soap press has no balls. Not a single question about Genie Francis or whatever happened with Kin? Not even the old classic any chance of Vanessa Marcil coming back? Tony Geary? I do think he cares about the show. I just think he lacks the taste to produce the kind of drama I want to watch on a daily basis. I thought his OLTL was shallow, and that’s my issue with his GH. You can absolutely tell that his formative training was under Rauch at OLTL. But Rauch had better dramatic sensibilities.
  17. Temporary Replacements

    Does anyone know why Leslie Charleson will be temporarily replaced?
  18. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    He seems to have developed into more of a quirky character actor after starting out as a teen idol...much like Christian Slater.
  19. The Doctors

    I've heard good things about the writing under Linda Grover and Elizabeth Levin/David Cherrill, but I don't think any one writing regime lasted long enough to make any difference. Same goes for the parade of executive producers.
  20. Y&R April 2018 Discussion Thread

    He’s out of the bed. How many times are you going to rant about it? Don’t let me stop you from quoting yourself again.
  21. Allison Mack arrested (Smallville)

    Now you sound like our local (Cleveland) radio guy, Mike Trivisonno - "I'm living in a world I don't understand."
  22. The Tennis Thread

    I saw things with Novak that looked promising, so I’m hopeful. Obviously his fitness isn’t all the way back, but I think getting back with Vajda will be helpful. Fingers crossed he stays the course. The one thing that’s been good about the time away is that fans are more appreciative of Novak and maybe even Andy. I’ll admit to wanting to have Andy back on tour. That’ll probably change pretty quickly once he starts scowling, cursing, and chirping at his box again lol, but he’s so effective at dismissing servebots.
  23. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    It was odd to see Robert Horton as Whit McCall. He was mainly known for western roles. In the late 50's/early 60's he was on that show Wagon Train. As Whit: Wagon Train
  24. Y&R April 2018 Discussion Thread

    What’s funny is that people think Eric’s grunts and groans are Emmy worhy. Rest assured he will win - they’ll make sure of it - but my whole family laughed our butts off. So horrifically bad. God Awful. People actually say his work from a bed are good. Lollll.
  25. B&B: Actor taken off contract

    They ruined the transgender storyline by making her into "Saint Maya" where no one was allowed to say anything bad about her(in general, her as a person).
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