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  1. titan1978

    Gay Characters in US Soaps

    Never underestimate how much straight women enjoy gay characters and storylines, especially if they have a romantic element. I got to read a m/m gay romance novel (and pretty erotic at that) as an advance reader/galley copy recently and checked out the author’s Facebook page. Not only was she a woman, but most of the commenting is by women. While I have read plenty of books with LGBTQ characters and content I had never read a classic romance type story. As a sub genre within Romance, these books sell really well, especially as digital copies.
  2. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    I do not think I have hated a character on this show as much as Nina ever. Not even Kate Howard round two. Just insufferable in every way.
  3. titan1978

    Gay Characters in US Soaps

    This is the problem with limited representation. When you only have one or two gay characters they have to be everything to everybody. So they go bland with them to try to avoid more controversy and to not offend. If these shows had 3 or 4 LGBTQ contract players and then one or two more recurring ones, then we could see some nuance in how we get portrayed. Add to the above problems the limitations of quality writing on soaps and it just makes it even worse. I still applaud shows for trying though, I just wish it was better.
  4. I have read many times, including in a great We Love Soaps interview with Denise Alexander that the Rick/Lesley/Monica/Alan story is when the show went to number one, and then Luke and Laura just kept it going. I could watch that scene of Lesley and Monica confronting each other and slapping Monica a hundred times and never get tired of how it was acted, written and produced. I think that first period of her tenure on the show was exceptional, even with the ups and downs and science fiction elements of the Ice Princess. It kind of hits rough waters for a bit after Laura disappears and they also lost the characters of Jeff and Diana after her murder. Those were three major characters that had been in the thick of popular story and the people they replaced them with in terms of screen time were not as well defined (Jackie Templeton and her sister, Grant Putnam, etc).
  5. The Riche era resonates more deeply with me, but I grew up watching Monty’s GH and I think it was more great than not great. The years that she was working with Pat Falken-Smith as HW are the strongest. Both late 1970’s era and again when she introduced Anna, Robin and eventually Duke. Felicia and Frisco are the characters that made me watch the show because I wanted to, not just because my family watched it. There are several periods between PFS’s tenures as HW where the show is only watchable due to the charms of the characters, the stories were convoluted and messy (Grant Putnam, DVX stories). Something people do not give her enough credit for is her casting. The show was filled with actors with personality, and even the worst or most annoying people like Edward, Sean Donnelly, Alan, Monica, Lucy and many others were charming and entertaining and you wanted to watch.
  6. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    I think the cemetery scenes were shot well. Moody. The fog/steam was a nice touch. I’m also here for Carly being shoved to the ground. Ava calling her Ferncliff was pretty great. This show is filled with bland nobodies eating up screentime.
  7. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    That funeral. It was just awful. This is still a professionally made television show? Rough. Roger Howarth was absolutely terrible today. Terrible. Even at his most preposterous and outlandish as Todd he was better than this. It is glaring. I would be be embarrassed to be seen watching today’s show, it was that bad .
  8. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    Griffin and Kiki and the teacher and Michael have the same issues for me- the dialogue is so bad and so stilted for people their ages, that it all just seems hokey. Same with the teens, although I like Cameron so far and he seems to at least get that just saying the words is not enough. I get that it is more noticeable with them because the better actors on the show make the crappy dialogue more palatable. I’m so frustrated with this show. This HW team is producing stories that I like, featuring a decent amount of the cast in interesting ways. But the pacing and the dialogue is awful, and a few key casting issues are keeping the show from really being the best it has been since early Carlivati. I am kind of shocked that they showed Jordan and Curtis in bed together post wedding. Maybe they are really gong to invest in them.
  9. Correct me if I’m wrong but he did kill several people. Brutally. Including strangling Will. Brutally. i get it, he has charisma and he is very attractive. But this is ridiculous. Although, Stefano killed a few people in his day...
  10. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    Thanks. That was during one of the periods when I only checked in on the show here. I just want to se Chase and Michael make out. Nina has no business in the story about Charlotte. None. She also had a scene with Liz at her home. I think it was at Liz’s House.
  11. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    Are Griffin and Sonny friends? I had no idea.
  12. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    That headstone looked really fake. Time finally caught up with Steve Burton. He looked so young for so long. I thought Matt did a better job playing scared of Ava’s gun than any of his guilt. I wish I could care about Sam having a story but she’s always been blah to me.
  13. titan1978

    GH: December 2018 Discussion Thread

    Wasn’t Michael in love with her at one point? What a missed beat.
  14. titan1978

    Classic GH Thread

    The person that posted this video has tons of great GH stuff. I especially love the scene where Robin tells Luke Stone has died, and he reminds her of her father.
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