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  1. Best Soap Opera Opening

    Let's get this straight - 'Hold On To Love' was Robert Calhoun's contribution to GL, not JFP's.
  2. What Are You Listening To?

  3. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    I don't know if I or much of the audience will ever be able to buy Dan with another woman (if they go that route). To me, he doesn't seem like the type that would entertain another woman in his life (even if his wife is dead). They really need to lean heavily on Laurie Metcalf/Jackie as well and tone down the bizarre element of the character. Laurie doesn't have 2 Tony's, 3 Emmy's, and an Oscar nomination for nothing...
  4. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    It was probably cut down because production is beginning a bit later than it would've had the original still gone on.
  5. The soap opera writers' discussion

    I also believe people have said Nixon struggled with writing corporate intrigue and gothic-type stories.
  6. EastEnders: Discussion Thread

    I don't think you can ever underestimate the impact Leslie and Den had on this show (and British soaps overall). His second stint may not have worked and Den may have went out as a nasty old man, but Leslie was always 100% committed as an actor. RIP
  7. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Well, congrats to Laurie Metcalf on her second Tony win tonight. Further cementing herself as one of the great American stage actresses.
  8. Emmerdale: Discussion Thread

    Some of the awards are fan-voted, which the two categories they won are. It was Greatest Moment of the last 20 years (as the BSAs celebrated 20 years this year). That award should have gone to the Kat/Zoe reveal on EastEnders - by far the most iconic of the nominees, but because it was fan-voted, no wonder it went to something more recent.
  9. Coronation Street: Discussion Thread

    Like any soap there are up and down periods, but I think Corrie was generally pretty strong and stuck to a lot of it’s roots through the mid 90’s.
  10. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Not sure there's enough Ambien in the world for that...
  11. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    I still don't care for Tom Arnold, he's an opportunist and wouldn't resist the opportunity to add his voice to any debacle involving his ex-wife, regardless if he's right or not.
  12. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Roseanne is a strange one. Even as a self-professed Jew, she's also made remarks that were highly antisemitic. It's as if she wants to check all the boxes for communities she can offend.
  13. Coronation Street: Discussion Thread

    A series of interesting interviews with Brian Park from 2016. He produced Corrie from 1997-1998, and was known as "axe man" in the press at the time. He did severely alter the show's DNA in a lot of ways, and you can probably say modern Corrie began with him. He also got rid of a lot of the show's writers who had been there for decades, said he felt like they were dead weight like a lot of the characters they wrote for. http://www.granadaland.org/category/people/brian-park/ Though, as I'm watching episodes from 1995-1996, it's clear the show suffered immensely after Julie Goodyear left as Bet and was in desperate need of some type of revamp. I don't know who thought it was a good idea to bring the Duckworth's into the Rovers - they were a massive failure there and really stunk up the overall show, it just didn't work. Everything else felt like threading water - though probably a lot more watchable than what passes for Corrie these days.
  14. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    Sara, most of all, is probably the angriest. This reboot was her baby, and she worked hard to get Roseanne to tone it down to not deter from the show.
  15. "The Conners" Discussion Thread

    I also have a feeling much of he cast would probably never do it without her (regardless if they agree with her comments or not).