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  1. Soap Families Who Actually Look Related

    The Abbott siblings when played by Peter Bergman, Brenda Epperson, and Beth Maitland.
  2. The Doctors

    Nola Dancy officially debuted in today's episodes of The Doctor. She's very rough around the edges, tough, and instantly you know she wants to be better than the humble background with which she is raised. Instant tension between Jerry and Nola.. with Jerry resentful that he's been left to hold the bag in regards to watching over their comatose sister and worrying over their mother. I will be intrigued to see the journey Nola travels to go from the rough around the edges character we saw in her first episode to her later episodes.
  3. Dynasty: Discussion Thread

    It works, I've seen the actress in other things
  4. "Designing Women" reboot in the works

    Maybe it could involve one of Julia Sugarbakers grand kids perhaps? The show has been off the air for 25 years so it could be possible that she had a grand-daughter that inherited her late grandmother's design firm and trying to update it for the 21st century.. and there could be cameos by the surviving three women including Auntie Suzanne?
  5. Y&R: Old Articles

    In regards to the change of acting of the females/males.. we can blame Auntie Jack for that since Peter Bergman was a New York actor coming to an LA based soap where acting wasn't top notch (except for Lauren/Traci.. no one else really won emmys). Original Alex I despised Maura West being cast in such an iconic part.
  6. The last time I can recall a soap rating jumping due to a must see event was in the summer 1997 at the climax of the Annie Dutton Trial where she was exposed on the witness stand while the whole town was witnessing this, as well as, the time that Kristen/Susan story was exposed. Both of these were the summer of 1997.
  7. Best Soap Opera Opening

    I watched it when it reran on SoapNet... Too many characters... it was also focused on the modeling agency and the Harper Cosmetic family, plus the family lives of the two teen models. Too many items on the stove, not enough time to cook them to their full potential. If it were me, I would have focused on the modeling agency aspect with the two teen models, Morgan Fairchild, the aging model (Mimi Rogers), and perhaps another two models to provide a good contrast.
  8. Another World

    I don't know.. I could have bought it if she had hired a gunman to do the job for her... but we have to remember that Iris was her own worst enemy. Many a marriage of hers was ruined because of her inability to move on from Mac so I could see Rachel marrying Carl as a betrayal against Mac's memory and she snapped.
  9. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I always figured Holden/Meg were the youngest since the two were closest.. and that Holden was Emma's favorite because he was her youngest son... and that Caleb/Ellie were the middle children and the ones least accustomed to farm living. I know that Iva took off when either Meg was very young, or before Meg was born.. because when Meg came on in January 1986.. Iva was happy to see Meg while Meg remarked that she didn't know her but had heard a lot about her.
  10. The Doctors

    I do agree the show is missing something, perhaps an emotional depth that we havent seen on the show since the 1967 to 1969 episodes. With that said, I find that the script qriters have been good..some better than others (one of the script writers lee zlotoff created Macgyver in the 80s).. when I watch an episode and like how the episode is written/structured..I find that the script writer for the day is always Lainie Bertram (who was a script writer for oltl in the 80s). Script writers can make a show better...but Cenedella used script qriters during his 6 month stint and I found his 6 month stint almost a chore to watch.
  11. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Jill as a friend of would be perfect. Jill in small doses is good PR for her. Her brief visit gave the show some attention especially shedding light on on and off again friendship with Ramona.
  12. The Doctors

    I read she came on in early july followed by her siblings a month or so later. And I agree Ann isnt crazy, she was sick and tired of being a doormat and decided to fight for something because being noble wasnt working for her.
  13. Why are soap fans so averse to online streaming?

    I know Ken Corday was starting an online web presence.. and I think the Ladies of the Lake was the first content from that... so I'm wondering if he's getting all the kinks worked out so that if NBC does decide to drop Days.. it can go on airing online on his platform? I also think Walmart is smart to appeal to Middle America since Netflix has totally shifted from a more diverse content that populated their channel in the early years (though I'm tempted to add Netflix again if the Dolly Parton deal does happen). I have antenna only, but I don't get CBS.. but that is just as well since I don't like anything that airs on that channel anyway (their daytime schedule is the pits and all of their comedies/dramas are skewed for old people.. and are procedurals.. boring lol)
  14. I will agree with this... I recall in the late 80s, Jennifer had ambition and career aspirations. She wanted to be a journalist/writer.. and Jack told her that she had potential, but had a lot to learn before she'd be taken seriously as a journalist.. even dismissing her as being a rich girl with a hobby. The Jennifer of than became bound and determined to prove Jack and others wrong.. and that was one of the elements that made the character popular.. her career aspirations, her ambition, and not being the typical good girl that weeps at every turn. Eve vs Jennifer was so memorable back than because Eve also had ambition, but of a different variety. I don't see the youthful females of today on DAYS having that ambition.. I often wonder if that is due to not feeling they have anything to prove?
  15. Not in My Town - Soapy Ethics

    The fact that a character can quit their job and start a brand new career (with no training or schooling) right away.. and than six months later, repeat the process.. or go back to the job they originally quit. On Y & R, I lost track of how many times Victoria went between Jabot/B &S/Newman Ent... Phyllis, I can buy since she's a webpage designer... that profession is more fluid and is more apt to move every year or so. In the normal world, moving between companies several times within a 2 year period would raise questions from perspective jobs over your inability to stay in one place for more than six months, etc. In soap land, no problem... move around as much as you'd like.