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  1. Christopher Cazenove was too young to play John Forsythe's brother. Other actors closer to Forsythe's age such as Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Robert Stack, Gene Barry, Cliff Robertson, David Hedison and Stuart Whitman would have been more believable as Dynasty's Ben Carrington. Any objections?
  2. It's hard to imagine anyone other than Ted Shackelford or even David Ackroyd (who was the original Gary Ewing) playing Gary Ewing on Knots Landing. I couldn't buy Ted Shackelford as Charlene Tilton's father because he was too young. Does anyone agree that Roy Thinnes would have made an interesting Gary Ewing and be more believable as Lucy Ewing's father?
  3. Passions

    Some of the actors were miscast on Passions. James Hyde looked too young to be the middle-aged Sam Bennett. Richard Steinmetz would have been an appropriate choice. Hyde was more suited to be Hank. Michael Swan would have made an interesting Martin Fitzgerald. The actress who played Rosa Andrade, the Capwells' housekeeper on Santa Barbara, would have been a more age appropriate Pilar Lopez Fitzgerald.
  4. Shortest Wait Between Roles?

    When bone tuberculosis briefly ended Bill Horton's medical career as a surgeon in 1966, Bill left Salem and moved to nearby Pine Grove. In addition to reuniting with his brother, Tommy, who was living there under the Mark Brooks alias, he befriended Mary McCall and her son, Tim McCall. When Mary died, Bill became Tim's guardian. In 1975, instead of aging David Banning and Mike Horton, DAYS could have brought Tim McCall back on the canvas with Wesley Eure playing him. Tim would have been age appropriate to play out Mike's 1970s stories. Leave Mike's adult stories to Michael T. Weiss and Roark Critchlow later on in the eighties and nineties. With the late Richard Guthrie playing Steve instead of David, Steve would have also been age appropriate to play out David's 1970s stories as well as Steve's late 1970s's stories to give Guthrie plenty to do. David would have never aged prematurely, and Doug and Julie would have never been pushed into grandparents' roles so soon. DAYS could have waited until 1989 to cast Rick Hearst as David instead of Scotty. Around the same time, Todd McKee, who was playing Ted Capwell on Santa Barbara, left SB. DAYS could have made an offer to him to jump ship to play David Banning instead of Bold and the Beautiful snatching him up to play Jake McClain. Just a possibility.
  5. Proposed Soaps Over The Years

    During the early nineties, there was supposed to be a Hawaii-based Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spinoff featuring Dr. Tom Horton, Jr. and his branch of the Horton family.
  6. They Almost Became

    I concur. Jeanne Cooper would have been miscast as Julie. The Laura choices are interesting. With the exception of Erika Slezak, the other actresses would have their talents better suited for Sandy. Julia Barr is definitely included in the list of Sandy choices. Kathleen Noone is a definite possibility. Oh, you know what, she would make a great Marie Horton recast if Maree Cheatham ever chooses to stop reprising her role.
  7. They Almost Became

    It would make sense since Bo has always lived in his big brother Roman's shadow, and his stepfather, Shawn Brady, favoring Roman over him. It seemed Shawn always had a bone to pick with Bo in the very early days.
  8. They Almost Became

    Peter Reckell was rumored to be up for the Pete Jannings role before being cast as Bo Brady. Hank Cheyne and Don Diamont were rumored to be in contention for Bo Brady.
  9. They Almost Became

    An interview on You Tube had the late Dack Rambo discussing being considered to be a Bobby Ewing recast after Patrick Duffy left. Starts at 0:45 and ends around 1:00 Considering Laura's history on DOOL, Jamie Lyn Bauer is not age appropriate for Laura. In hindsight, the show should have had her playing Dr. Sandy Horton during the nineties and give her a story with Roman. Marla Adams or Judith McConnell are two names I can think of who would be a more age appropriate Laura.
  10. They Almost Became

    That's interesting how Chris Robinson was too young to play Bill considering the fact that John H. Martin and the late Christopher Stone were younger than him. The late David O'Brien, who was fresh out of his Dr. Steve Aldrich role on The Doctors and later became AW's Sin Stalker could have been Bill around the early-mid 1980s. Or even Peter White who ended up filling in for Stone on DOOL. If Bill is ever brought back, Jeff Pomerantz should be given a chance to play the character.
  11. Guiding Light discussion thread

    Pairing Mike Bauer with Alexandra Spaulding during the early eighties and having years worth of story is a typical post on this forum. It makes sense given Mike's history with the Spauldings. Mike's daughter, Hope, was married to Alan Spaulding and gave birth to Alan Michael Spaulding. In hindsight, what would it be like when Mike never left Springfield and finally marries Alexandra, and during the nineties, they have a conflict due to Mike siding with his grandson, Alan Michael Spaulding, over Alexandra making NIck (Alexandra's son) Spaulding Enterprises President instead of Alan Michael. Roger Thorpe could be a thorn in Mike and Alexandra's side. Hope could come back as an obstacle, disapproving Alexandra as a stepmother. If Elvera Roussel were unavailable, then Robin Mattson or even Julia Barr would have been suitable recasts. One of the posts I came across was Ross and Blake breaking up, and Ross marrying Hope, becoming a tentpole couple alongside Alexandra and Mike. Mike and Ross would have their law firm in town. I could also see Fletcher and Hope or Buzz and Hope. As for Blake, I would say pair her up with Frank Cooper.
  12. They Almost Became

    Jeanne Cooper would have been too young for Alice. Addie? Definitely!
  13. They Almost Became

    In hindsight, the way DOOL SORAS-ed Julie's son (twenties during the seventies) and grandson (twenties during the eighties), it would have made sense to have Jeanne Cooper play Julie. Then again, the writers would have to retcon her history by making Julie, Tom and Alice's daughter, rather than their eldest grandchild. Since Julie's parents, Addie and Ben Olson, were written off the show decades ago. The show could have written Addie and Julie being rival sisters over Doug Williams, and Julie's younger brother, Steve Olson, could have been her nephew.
  14. Since GH has let William DeVry let go, DOOL should pick him up as David Banning. Even though David is dead from a motorcycle accident, TPTB can come up with ways to resurrect the dead. After all, it's soaps.