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  1. AMC Tribute Thread

    I'm currently making my way through the big compilation of episodes/scenes from 1985 centering on Zach Grayson's murder and Erica/Adam working at Tempo, and as much as I'm loving my nightly visits to PV, how awful that they had to tell this story with the terrible Nina recast and, though I know he's done better work elsewhere, poor Hugo Napier as Mike Roy. They just don't fit. Meanwhile, does it really get any better than Palmer and Daisy scenes highlighted with that slow, dopey version of Bicycle Built for Two?
  2. Soap Hoppers

    I don't know how or when it started, but Flamingo Road's Constance was never married to Titus Semple. Her full name should be just Constance Weldon Carlyle.
  3. AMC Tribute Thread

    Ellen and Mark married and left Pine Valley in 1989.
  4. Stars who didn't conquer TV

    I vaguely remember watching The Jimmy Stewart Show in reruns on a channel that I'm sure no longer exists. It wasn't bad if extremely gentle early 70s family fare is your thing.
  5. Stars that managed to have 2 (or more) hit series

    For real! I glanced at her filmography, and I didn't even include the shorter-lived programs. All of the ones listed lasted at least two seasons, and she wasn't just a recurring character on any of them. Telma works!
  6. Stars that managed to have 2 (or more) hit series

    Robert Conrad - Hawaiian Eye, The Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep Lori Loughlin - Full House, 90210, When Calls the Heart Bob Denver - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island William Conrad - Cannon, Jake and the Fatman Gene Barry - Bat Masterson, Burke's Law, The Name of the Game Susan Saint James - McMillan and Wife, Kate and Allie Telma Hopkins - Tony Orlando and Dawn, Bosom Buddies, Gimme a Break!, Family Matters, Half & Half, Are We There Yet?
  7. Stars that managed to have 2 (or more) hit series

    Buddy Ebsen - The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones Ben McKenzie - The OC, Southland, Gotham Ted Knight - Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort Don Knotts - The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company William Frawley - I Love Lucy, My Three Sons Bea Benederet - Burns and Allen, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction Bill Daily - I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show Denise Nicholas - Room 222, In the Heat of the Night Kim Fields - The Facts of Life, Living Single Dick Van Dyke - The Dick Van Dyke Show, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder Pernell Roberts - Bonanza, Trapper John MD Steve Howey - Reba, Shameless Suzanne Somers - Three's Company, Step by Step Susan Dey - The Partridge Family, LA Law Lorenzo Lamas - Falcon Crest, Renegade Harry Morgan - December Bride, Pete and Gladys, Dragnet 1968-1970, M*A*S*H
  8. Stars unable to have lightening strike twice

    Michael Landon did nearly 30 years, non-stop, of primetime TV via Bonanza, LHOTP, and Highway to Heaven (taking a season off between each). Even when he wasn't a regular on Little House: A New Beginning, it was still firmly his show by then.
  9. Stars unable to have lightening strike twice

    I feel as though most TV stars can fall into this category. There are more than a few who found success on multiple series, but so many people are associated with just one role, or maybe one long-running, high profile role and one role not as well-known but still mildly successful.
  10. MeTV

    ELL OH ELL I used to prefer Me to Antenna, but not anymore, and it all comes down to MeTV's refusal to make real changes. I appreciate consistency, but this is just ridiculous.
  11. "Roseanne" revival

    That was my first thought. They're flitting around just like young DJ, Darlene, and Becky in the very first opening sequence. These people have always felt like a real family, and they still do.
  12. Y&R: Old Articles

    I LOVE the 90s Y&R soundtrack album. My older cousin had it on CD way back when and would play it while she cleaned around the house whenever she was babysitting elementary school-aged AMS. I ripped a good bit of them from YouTube and play them when I want to give my students some quiet time to work in class. In watching 90s episodes online, I was disappointed to see that some of the tunes I've gotten so close to ("Aloneness," "Peaceful," "Look at Me," "Sueno," etc) were never really in heavy rotation. It's very soapy music, fit for daytime.
  13. Netflix: One Day at a Time

    Making my way through the latter end of S2, and "Hello, Penelope" is fantastic. Schneider receives some much-needed humanization, and Justina Machado proves that she's a classic Norman Lear star. I'm willing to bet that she would have been wonderful in soaps. Oh, and Max is a lovely romantic interest! He's handsome, sexy, funny, romantic, and just a good man. The only weak spot this season, and I hate to say it, is Alex. The actor seems checked out 90% of the time.
  14. Characters that survived multiple recasts

    Many of AMC's original characters went through several recasts until TPTB found the right matches. Ruth Warrick and Hugh Franklin played opposite a menagerie of people playing their children and grandchildren the first couple of years.
  15. Shows You Are Sick Of In Reruns

    I do appreciate the fact that should-be dinosaurs like Gunsmoke and Bonanza are still pulling in audiences 50 years after their heyday. Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House, etc. all definitely belong.
  16. Coronation Street: Discussion Thread

  17. Favorite TV Themes/Openings

    Since this was a popular thread on DTS, I figured we could discuss and share our favorites (and least favorites) in regards to the rest of television. I'm sure we've had this thread before, but whatever. Here's one of my faves.
  18. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Amy Locane is out here thinking, "And yall bitches thought it was just me!"
  19. TV Character's that got the worst(or no) exit from their series

    Right, but my shock is that CBS was still dry in the late 80s, after The Cosby Show blew up. They actually weren't doing too, too bad in the early part of the decade, though their hits were all on their last legs - The Jeffersons was still a Top 20 hit, and Alice more or less still rated high enough to justify staying on the air. NBC and ABC were more willing to run with family sitcoms in the late 80s, and I think that helped them rebound more quickly than CBS. Not that CBS had anything to complain about, anyway. What they lacked in sitcom popularity, they more than made up with in their drama/mystery/action series.
  20. Series You Loved from Beginning to End

    ...which makes it even more frustrating that the previous seasons aren't available for streaming anywhere (unless something has changed since the last time I checked around?).
  21. TV Character's that got the worst(or no) exit from their series

    I'd say about three seasons too long. It never really sank too unbearably low depths, but it got tired. CBS's hands were really tied, though. After M*A*S*H, One Day at a Time, and Archie Bunker's Place left the air in 1983 and 1984, Alice and The Jeffersons were literally the only hit sitcoms they had. They finally felt safe enough to dump them once Newhart and Kate & Allie picked up steam. Even then, the latter two became their only hit sitcoms for a season before Designing Women made its debut, and then it was just the three of them until Murphy Brown. I never realized just how dire CBS's sitcom game got in the 80s. Of all of the comedies they aired from 1985-1989, only four of them are truly memorable. What a difference a decade made...
  22. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    OK, all this time, I knew in the back of my mind that the Reggie who held Anna hostage was not MBJ. It's nice to see it in living color again to confirm it. This wasn't terrible - it got much worse as the winter/spring of 2003 went on, but arguably, AMC got a shot in the arm that summer.
  23. TV Character's that got the worst(or no) exit from their series

    The very best of Three's Company, what the show was truly meant to be, rests in the Roper years, without a doubt. I love Don Knotts, and I love Ralph Furley, but it just wasn't the same. Chrissy was a ditz, but she wasn't dumb. Janet was intelligent, but she had shades of insecurity. The last few years, I've often had it play out in my head what the show would have been like had it been a drama instead of a sitcom. A cool, calm, sexy nighttime soap about three attractive roommates in southern California in the late 70s, their relationship and career drama, etc. The actual show had that coolness about it in those years, but the later years were mostly cartoon. I like to think about Alice as a drama, too, more akin to the original film.
  24. R.I.P. Nanette Fabray

    I was just singing her praises in regards to ODAAT in another thread not too long ago. She was a wonderful talent and will be missed.
  25. TV Character's you felt were pointless/served no purpose

    On Happy Days, Love Boat, and Dynasty, he was part of such large ensembles. It's really unfair to him that he's known for tanking those shows.