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  1. I would say 1976is not even comparable to the 80's. 1976 was at its prime for AW
  2. I agree. I dont know how anyone could think of the early 80's better than the late 80's
  3. I thought it was weird that they never really showed the siblings interact with each other. Courtney was on the show for month I think before she even showed up at the Marshall farm. Dawn and Paiges fued over Dennis was almost like two long lost enemies. I come from a big family and see weird things but they were all young people and just so disconnected.
  4. I always see writers on soaps (back then) No idea how the 3 on air operate today have nothing really do the actual writing. All soaps were set up with a certian theme and I believe the EP is the one who does all the driving. I have watched certain writers on shows and thought it was amazing only to yawn at their next gig show. I believe they dont have control of how they really want to write. Wasn't Susan Sussman ( i think her name) bringing the Y&R to star ratings and then she writes and creates her own show Generations which was just awful and so boring.. They write based on the direction who controls it all. Harding Lemay worked very closely with Paul Rauch on AW in the 70's and the EP knew he was doing a great job and let him have it but that is not typically the case
  5. Yeah the Steve Frame thing was a complete reinvent but maybe Harding Lemay used this as he lied about his past. He came from some big family and as we saw over the years the Frames were a bit nuts. Not sure If that discussion occurred in the early 70's that Steve never talked about his large family. Harding Lemay used the character Steve Frame off his own farm family. I thought it was even odder in 1987 when the Frame farm suddenly on the canvas. They were all from Chadwell and never was their a farm in the 70's when all the Frame siblings were introduced..
  6. I remember reading LeMay in the credits during this time as a consultant and thinking this is still not AW. I guess not as a head writer he is not advising the writing team to focus on the familes and history that made the show. Frames were gone and Corys not the same. It would have been awesome if he just came back as the writer Cali Timmins makes a way better Paulina. No offense but I don't care for Judi Evans acting in any soap and of course TImmins was fired to replace her Evans which is not cool. Timmins looked and acted more like her sisters Iris and Amanda
  7. I think what most people seem to forget is recasting roles and dislike of actors who play them is not usually up the writer. That is the producers job. they either hire or fire people. With regard to JC, Harding Lemay made it clear he did not like her and I believe since he was such a success with AW that Rauch fired her just do to his distaste for her. Also, Lemay had nothing to do with George Reinholt firing. Rauch made it clear he wanted him gone and Lemay just wrote him off
  8. There were too many recasts of Sally Frame. I thought Julie Phillips did a remarkable job as coming back as rebellious teen Sally after Cathy Greene. Jennifer Runyon run as Sally was just not real and she was naive and too girly. Just not Sally Frame at all. However, I loved Mary Page Keller playing the role. The blonde who always played Sally now had dark hair and eyes and a completely different person. You gotta love soaps changing an entire person but she worked well with the audience. Taylor Miller was terrible as Sally and she should not have been killed off and I bet had she not been killed, MPK would have probably come back later in the years. I always said that and I think I even wrote it out here that they never had a scene with Steve and Alice. So Stupid that they did a scene with Jamie and Steve . Not stupid storyline but that fact the actor playing the role at the time was not the one when Reinholt was on playing Steve. No chemistry. I think the show did not want to focus on guests during the 25th anniversary and all about the current characters. The anniversary show really was all about Rachel and I think making Alice a focus was not on their agenda nor did they probably want to ruffle feathers with VW. I think I recall hearing the JC and GR had frequent run ins on the set during the 70's and VW was possibly one of them. What goes on behind the scenes no one ever knows. VW was their prime star at the time and they would never jeopardize that..
  9. Well, they are her grandchildren. I think we all know people who change after having children or grandchildren. Yes she was a socialite. However, her grandchildren mean the world to her so that is so such a believable theory. I know many don't like Shelly;s work on AW but I thought she was more convincing as a replacement than Carmen Duncan and as noted she seemed like Macs sister than daughter but the irony was she is younger than Bev Mckinsey . I remember when Shelly was temping for Mckinsey and thought she looks so old. Of course I was also in 4th grade. She tapped into Bev's behavior time to time while playing the role that i give her credit for. She even used a pencil to on the push phone to make calls like Bev did. The only clips of Shelly as Iris do not share that video. I wish they had mentioned Shellys work on AW in her obit
  10. You are indeed correct. I was thinking Mac was around when James Frame was born but he was not. I never liked the idea of introducing Paulina as another sibling it was just overkill after a long lost child (Sandy) and the whole Iris situation. I also found it funny all the actresses to play Iris were also the same age to Mac in real life.. haha
  11. That would also mean that Paulina had to be older than Jamie too if Mack did not have an affair on Rachel but yet the actresses playing the role seemed and looked much younger than Jamie. just stupid writing. Which means Mack actually found out about 3 children as being his. Sandy, Iris and Paulina Ha, I don't ever recall episodes from 1979 where Iris was cordial to Rachel. If anything, I think the Bev portray of Iris is way more evil towards Rachel than Carmens. In the 70's, Rachel and Iris could not even be in the same room together. Unless, you are looking at footage of Iris pretending to like Rachel to manipulate. However, Rachel never jumped on that bandwagon..
  12. I am surprised to hear this about Epsy considering he spent a considerable amount of years on AW. He started in 79 and lasted till the early 80's and returned again in 86 and lasted up until I think 1991. That is kind of long for daytime actors. The typical gig is only two years for most actors and characters. He obviously kept re-newing his contract with AW.
  13. Yes. I meant to mention he started in the first year of the show. He came in later months as Pat's lawyer for murdering Tom Baxter. If you look at the ending credits of 1979, he was still listed as like # 6 or so. Rachel, Mack, Ada, Pat all still credited before him. So much for seniority..
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