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  1. Same here. I only started liking Meredith in season 9, but ironically, that was also the season I quit watching. Some male examples: Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under Bill Compton on True Blood Jon Snow on Game of Thrones
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    German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    I have mixed feelings about this. AON's premise was excellent, as was the first batch of episodes. They had the chance to create something really great – but they forgot one thing: Every show needs characters the audience can identify with. On AON, however, everyone turned out to be either devious, dumb or bratty. The only standout character was Melissa, but the sudden recast obviously scared away half of the already small audience. Compared to the other soaps, the pacing is also too slow. If you're the new soap among a bunch of established ones, you need to bring in the big guns. AON just couldn't deliver. --- GZSZ's Felix van Deventer (Jonas Seefeld) takes part in the upcoming 13th season of "Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus!" (I'm a Celebrity – Get Me out of Here!). --- RTL released a "Best of 2018" video for GZSZ: https://www.rtl.de/cms/so-war-das-gzsz-jahr-2018-4273645.html "After a one-night-stand with Leon (Daniel Fehlow), Maren (Eva Mona Rodekirchen) found out that she was pregnant. She and Alex (Clemens Löhr) broke up, but after the birth of little Emma, the couple reconciled. Because of Leon's infidelity, (Lea Marlen Woitack), Leon and Sophie (Lea Marlen Woitack) ended up getting a divorce. Sophie found a new love in Maren's son Jonas (Felix van Deventer). Jo Gerner (Wolfgang Bahro) had the worst year of his life [I beg to differ]: He got buried alive by the criminal Sascha Keller and lost his home and his company to his nemesis Felix (Thaddäus Meilinger). Gerner's granddaughter Sunny (Valentina Pahde) also experienced a personal trauma as she was involved in Keller's accidental death. However, 2018 also offered many beautiful moments: Emily (Anne Menden) and Paul (Niklas Osterloh) got married, just like Felix and Laura (Chryssanthi Kavazi). Nina's (Maria Wedig) daughter Toni (Olivia Marei) returned home after five years of not speaking to her family, and John found a new love in Shirin (Gamze Senol)."
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    German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    Unfortunately, I don't think that's possible for any of the soaps. 😶 Sat.1 has just announced that "Alles oder Nichts" has been canceled. The daily soap has been taken off the network's schedule immediately. Episode #50 last Friday was the last episode to be aired on Sat.1. However, production will continue for a few more weeks as the series will receive a proper ending and the remaining episodes will be shown online and on the smaller channel Sat. 1 Emotions. As of today, 101 episodes have been completed.
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    B&B December 2018 Discussion Thread

    Honestly, I don't think Bell had planned that in advance because he never seems to plan any story beyond the next month. Mackenzie Mauzy played Phoebe on contract from July 2006 to July 2008. She didn't renew her contract and stopped appearing the same month. In June 2008, JMW was brought in as Steffy so she and Mauzy didn't really share much time together on-screen. Mauzy only returned for 5 episodes in December 2008 before Phoebe was killed off. Hope was brought back as a contract role in January 2010. There's a whole year in between Phoebe's death and Hope's return, and Steffy didn't have a rival during that period. So assuming that Bell killed off Phoebe to replace her with Hope is a bit far-fetched.
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    German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    While GZSZ's 6666th episode was another ratings success for RTL, Sat.1's daily "Alles oder Nichts" is almost dead. Yesterday, the show reached a new low: Only a meager 0.38 million people tuned in, which means a market share of 1.8 % in its timeslot. Doesn't help that lead actress Sarah Maria Besgen had to leave the soap for health reasons in episode #45. Her character Melissa Brock is now being played by Tanja Wenzel, who had her first acting gig on GZSZ in the mid 90s (back then as a brunette). She later had a contract role for 5 years on "Verbotene Liebe" (with blonde hair) and also played a major part in the telenovela "Anna und die Liebe" (again with blonde hair). Now she's back to being a brunette. But seriously, couldn't they have found an actress who at least looks a bit like Sarah Maria? 😶 Sarah Maria's last scene as Melissa: Tanja's first scene as Melissa:
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    B&B December 2018 Discussion Thread

    Amber's mother Tawny switched Amber's dead baby with Amber's cousin Becky's baby in 1999. Deacon was the baby's father. The child, then known as Little Eric, was raised by Amber and Rick. The story lasted until 2003 (?).
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    Developing: 90210 Reboot with Original Cast!

    Both Emma Caulfield (Susan) and Jason Wiles (Colin) were promoted to "Also Starring" status in the middle of season 6 (Wiles two episodes before Emma, if I remember correctly) so I think both were supposed to become regulars at a later point. In season 5, both Jamie Walters and Kathleen Robertson were credited as "Also Starring" before becoming regulars in season 6. They completely destroyed Susan's and Colin's characters only two or three episodes before the season 6 finale so them being written out probably was a rather quick decision.
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    What Are You Listening To?

    Probably the most unexpected #1 song in recent months: It came out of nowhere and was/is #1 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland (plus #2 in UK and many other European countries).
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    German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    GZSZ ends the year 2018 with its 6666th episode. The year closes with a big bang: The battle for the Gerner empire is at full blast. Will Katrin and Jo lose everything and take it without a whimper? No, never! They contrive a bold scheme and declare war on Felix and Laura! Meanwhile, Sunny makes a big mistake: She takes drugs to numb her exam anxiety. Of course this doesn't end well and she ends up in the ice-cold Spree river while the New Year's celebrations are going on around her. Will Sunny die? What will happen in 2019? Will Sunny be rescued and by whom? Will one character really die? What will happen to Maren, Alex, Leon and the baby that nobody had planned? Will Gerner regain control over his empire? Who will fall in love, who will break up? In addition, RTL has now begun to upload the very first episodes from 1992 to its streaming portal TVNOW. All episodes from 2006 to today are already available for premium users. The ladies at the photo shoot: The stars of AWZ, UU and GZSZ are thankful for 100.000 subscribers to the RTL youtube channel:
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    German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    Official Promo: 6000 Episodes of UU (naked butt alert!) "We have laughed... we have suffered... we have lived... 6000 episodes full of emotions... we are celebrating 6000 episodes of Unter uns... Tuesday 5.30!" Backstage: Taking Selfies Interview: "How many autograms have you given?"
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    Eurovision Song Contest

    Poland won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Contrary to the regular Eurovision Song Contest, all songs have to be sung in the country's native language. They are allowed to include a few lines in English, though. Full ranking: Poland (215) France (203) Australia (201) Ukraine (182) Malta (181) Kazakhstan (171) Italy (151) Georgia (144) Armenia (125) Russia (122) Belarus (114) Macedonia (99) Netherlands (91) Israel (81) Ireland (48) Azerbaijan (47) Albania (44) Portugal (42) Serbia (30) Wales (29) Official Recap: Winning performance:
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    German soaps: GZSZ, UU & AWZ

    I haven't watched it often (my grandmother used to watch it religiously though from the very beginning until the early 2000s), so I can't comment on the show's stories. The special thing is that "Lindenstraße" has never changed its producers: Hans W. Geißendörfer created the show in 1985 and is still Executive Producer as of today. In 2015, his daughter Hana Geißendörfer joined the production team. In all objectivity, the show can definitely be called a "cultural artifact" because it was the first tv show to tackle topics like HIV (in straight and gay characters), homo, bi- and transsexuality, environmentalism, vegetarism, Islamism and terrorism, criticism of the armed forces, pressure to achieve in society, unemployment, stalking, assisted suicide, integration problems, current politics and so much more. "Lindenstraße" has always had a multicultural cast, most notably families of Turkish, Greek and Italian origin. Despite being a weekly half-hour show, the show has a cast of roughly 40 main characters. --- Since the soap year 2018 is almost over, it's time for a little retrospective. Current soap schedule: 2.10 pm Rote Rosen (ARD) 3.10 pm Sturm der Liebe (ARD) 5.00 pm Freundinnen (RTL) 5.30 pm Unter uns (RTL) 8.30 pm Alles oder nichts (Sat.1) 7.05 pm Alles was zählt (RTL) 7.40 pm Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (RTL) Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (1992-present, RTL) Total episodes in 2018: 251 (#6415 to #6666 [#6515, #6516 and #6517 were shown as a 90 minute episode on the same day]) Current cast: http://www.soapsworld.de/gute-zeiten-schlechte-zeiten-gzsz/besetzung Contract arrivals: Olivia Marei as Toni Ahrens (July 2018-present) Gamze Senol as Shirin Akinci (February 2018-present; recurring previously) Timur Ülker as Nihat Güney (September 2018-present) Contract departures: Oliver Franck as Martin Ahrens (August 2017-February 2018) Linda Marlen Runge as Anni Brehme (August 2013-August 2018) Confirmed for 2019: Departing: Lea Marlen Woitack as Sophie Lindh (March 2014-2019) Arriving: Gisa Zach as Yvonne Bode (January 2019-present) Unter uns (1994-present, RTL) Total episodes in 2018: 249 (#5766 to #6015) Current cast: http://www.soapsworld.de/unter-uns-uu/besetzung Contract arrivals: Sharon Berlinghoff as Vivien Köhler (July 2018-present) Linda König as Larissa Huber (April 2018-present) Yannik Meyer as Conor Weigel (September 2018-present) Contract departures: Pauline Angert as Kay-C Schneider (September 2016-April 2018) Nora Koppen as Elli Schneider Weigel † (September 2015-October 2018) Milos Vukovic as Paco Weigel (May 2000-December 2018) Alles was zählt (2006-present, RTL) Total episodes in 2018: 249 (#2844 to #3093) Current cast: http://www.soapsworld.de/alles-was-zaehlt-awz/besetzung Contract arrivals: Christopher Kohn as Dr. Finn Albrecht (October 2018-present; recurring previously)* Madeleine Krakor as Steffi König (October 2018-present) Tijan Njie as Moritz Brunner (October 2018-present; recurring previously)* * Still listed as recurring in the closing credits, but listed as contract on the show's website Contract departures: Daniel Buder as Vincent Thalbach (September 2016-February 2018) Christian Feist as Damian Steinkamp (November 2017-November 2018) Juliette Greco as Lena Öztürk #1/#3 (May 2007-January 2013; September 2013-August 2018) Francisco Medina as Maximilian von Altenburg (October 2007-October 2013; November 2014-April 2015; January 2017-April 2017; January 2018-April 2018) Tanja Szewczenko as Diana Sommer (September 2006-January 2009; April 2016-November 2018) Heike Warmuth as Carmen Bauer (February 2016-December 2018) Confirmed for 2019: Arriving: Birte Glang as Lena Öztürk #4 (2019-present) Freundinnen (2018-present, RTL) Total episodes in 2018: 86 (#1 to #86) Alles oder nichts (2018-present, Sat.1) Total episodes in 2018: 47 (#1 to #47) Current cast: https://www.sat1.de/tv/alles-oder-nichts/darsteller Rote Rosen (2006-present, ARD) Total episodes in 2018: 227 (#2573 to #2800) Current cast: http://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/soaps-telenovelas/rote-rosen/darsteller/index.html Sturm der Liebe (2005-present, ARD) Total episodes in 2018: 225 (#2839 to #3064) Current cast: http://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/soaps-telenovelas/sturm-der-liebe/darsteller/index.html Lindenstraße (1985-present, ARD) Total episodes in 2018: 45 (#1610 to #1655) Current cast: https://www1.wdr.de/daserste/lindenstrasse/personen/aktive/index.html
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    TV Show Whose Decline Saddens You the Most

    I agree about the final season being more even than seasons 5 and 6. I think GG's worst year was season 6 with the introduction of the April/Anna Nardini mess. I also didn't like that Rory and Lorelai were kept apart for weeks after they had their big fight in the season premiere only to reunite in the blink of an eye. That was some lazy writing. While I know that the show was mostly about Rory and Lorelai (after all, it's called Gilmore Girls), the show had such a large supporting cast which was hardly used – or if they were used, they always had the same stereotypical storylines. I definitely wanted to see more of Paris, Lane, Michel and Sookie in seasons 6 and 7, but they were always given the C plots (or didn't appear for weeks). I haven't seen the Netflix revival, yet.
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    Eurovision Song Contest

    The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel. The two semi-finals will take place on May 14th and 16th, and the Grand Final will be held on May 18th, 2019. In December, the new Eurovision season starts with the first national finals taking place. 42 countries have confirmed their participation: Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine United Kingdom 2018 participants that will not compete in 2019: Bulgaria Former participants that will not return: Andorra (last participation was in 2009) Bosnia & Herzegovina (last participation was in 2016) Luxembourg (last participation was in 1993) Monaco (last participation was in 2006) Slovakia (last participation was in 2012) Turkey (last participation was in 2012) --- This Sunday (November 25th), the 16th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Minsk, Belarus. Two countries will take part for the first time that have not performed in the adult ESC before: Wales and Kazakhstan. In the adult ESC, Wales competes as part of the United Kingdom (as do Scotland, England and Northern Ireland), but since the BBC doesn't want to participate in the JESC, Welsh broadcaster S4C decided to enter the competition on its own. Kazakhstan on the other hand has been eager to participate in the adult ESC for years, but have always been denied to do so "because they don't belong to the European Broadcasting Area" (all the North African countries and some countries in the middle East like Israel and Lebanon are within the Broadcasting Area, though). Full list of participants of the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Albania Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Belarus France Georgia Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Macedonia Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Russia Serbia Ukraine Wales
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    TV Show Whose Decline Saddens You the Most

    No, because they never dared to follow any route with their characters. They wrote people into corners only to redeem them in the blink of an eye with the worst explanations. Annie was blacklisted by the gang in season 2 after she supposedly slept with Liam and had that hit and run accident. They spent the whole season portraying her as the misunderstood outcast, but then at the end of season, she was redeemed within seconds, and come season 3, she was besties with everyone else again. At the end of season 3, everybody hated Adrianna and she thought about committing suicide by jumping from a cliff, but the next season she reappeared as the "reformed" Adrianna, becoming buddy-buddy with Liam, trying to act as a moral center and all. The following season she went back to her old habits, cheating on Dixon, ruining his music label and whatnot. She also fought with Silver over Naomi and Annie's half-brother (who was also sent into storyline nirvana very quickly). In the end, Adrianna and Navid received their happy ending 😥 (God, why do I even remember so much about this show.) I thought these three were the weakest links. Especially Grimes' overacting in all of her scenes. Edit: I just remembered another show that fits into this category: True Blood. Wonderful in its first season, enjoyable from seasons 2 to 4, and then falling apart in season 5. All the new characters they added in season 6 were pointless, and in the final season, most of the remaining original cast members were left with no exciting storyline. Instead they added everybody and their mother (in Tara's case, literally) to the main cast. If you only have 10 episodes per season, you don't need 25 people appearing on the opening credits. The only saving grace were Pam, Jessica, Jason, Sarah Newlin, and to some extent Eric.
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