Poor Shannon in 1990, Marland had a pre-JER moment with that one.
A few more for that era:
ATWT: “Why Tom & Margo will never have a kid...blame Eileen Fulton!”
AW: “Where’s Sandy & Cecile at?”
B&B: “This Karen story is so stupid!”
Days: “Marlena, Hope, Patch they keep killing off my favorites!”
GL: “Josh & Harley...yuck!!”
Y&R: “Whatever happened to the Brooks and Williams family members?”
I have yet to see the new season, so I am scrolling and skipping past all discussions but I saw this AP article, which made me halfway roll my eyes and halfway chuckle at the complaints regarding the portrayal of the royals. I would think that the very fact that the show is using actors and not relying on newsreel footage would tell people that this is not a documentary. And the Churchill biographer had a point in that, nobody was complaining when the portrayals were more sympathetic or flattering, though there were clearly fictionalized scenes and characters.
In 1987 when (recast) Bill returned to Salem, it was revealed that Laura had been institutionalized. Not sure what they said during this time (whether they said it was a relapse or whether they said she'd been there all along), but until that point Jennifer had believed her mother was in Europe.
But I think basically in '93 they could've just made it clear that everything that happened with Kate Roberts happened *after* this point in the Days "timeline" causing Laura to have a relapse, but they instead chose to muddy the waters a bit...i'm not sure.
GL: I still don't understand the Sonni/Solita storyline...
OLTL: When will Paul Rauch go????
Are Robin Strasser and Susan Lucci really sisters?
Is Phyllis Diller Really Susan Lucci's mother?
Is that Eileen Davidson rumor true???
AW: Anne Heche on the way out?
AW: Jake - ruined!!!
AW: Bring back Alice and Steve!
OLTL: Eterna - What the hell are they thinking?????
B&B: I don't care, I like Brooke!
GH: New Duke's not so bad!
ATWT: Doug Marland - time to leave?
ATWT: I can't take the new Lily!
ATWT: They did WHAT to Shannon?!?
Loving: Why all the recasts?
GH: Give Lucas to Tiffany, not "Saint Bobbie!!"
AMC: Is the Bobby Martin story true?
Y&R: Didn't Nina have another baby???
Y&R: Why didn't they kill Nikki or Cricket instead of Cassandra???