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    • I wouldn't mind a GL reboot that brought the show back to its' roots as a faith- and religion-based soap opera.  (Although, if that means the return of Reverend Joshua Lewis, forget it.)
    • Finishing up that full December 1972 episode. As always, I am so hungry for more 70s ATWT!!   The shoe was so male in this era - both Hughes brothers, both Stewart brothers, Tom, John, Chris, Grandpa, Judge Lowell. I’m not 100% on a cast list, but I feel like the men outnumbered the women.   I say it all the time, but they did Ellen WRONG. It’s just ridiculous that Pat Bruder was in her 30s and was playing mom to these two grown ass sons who were clearly written to be in their 30s. Ellen was stifled from so many good story possibilities, and it just sucks. I do wonder if the decision to keep the fact of her being Dan’s mother a secret for so long was meant to kinda make their relationship was believable? Side note - I’ve never seen a Father Lowell scene before! Now just give me some Alma Miller.   Irna had a penchant for killing off main characters, and Paul and Liz are no exception, and I wonder what her point of view was in regards to keeping characters around and viable for the long-term. Did she view soap opera as something that could and should go on and on and on for decades, or did she feel that shows should have a natural end and that even popular characters were disposable?
    • I'd gut most of the cast tbh. Certainly no Otalia. People would make appearances or slowly be phased back in, but centrally you'd have Michelle's family, maybe Ed, Holly, Reva tending some bar or something and beyond that everyone is pretty flexible. I also might say the Spaulding empire has fallen or moved away, or severely downsize its presence and only keep one or two of the younger ones doing business, perhaps with Phillip in an elder role. AMC 2.0 did a fairly wise clean sweep of a ton of stuff, but I'd do something more drastic after it's been so long for GL, and given our current times. You can build or rebuiId more traditional soapy institutions, like corporate intrigue in Springfield, USA, over time. Other shows like OLTL or AMC can have more trappings off the bat because their foundation is either more baroque and edgy or more plotty, or with AMC simply more of a blend. To me GL's oldest and best strength is its sense of family and its heart.   Though yes - I would throw money at Sherry Stringfield to play Blake, scheming local power broker.

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