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  1. AMC Tribute Thread

    The dialogue and breakdown staff was largely great in McTavish's first stint. Even when the plots were absurd as hell, much of the day to day writing was excellent in the early/mid 90's.
  2. EastEnders: Discussion Thread

    I don't think they had any idea what to do with her, and what they did give her was offensive and terrible. It might as well have been a completely new character as it didn't bare any resemblance to what the character once was. I also didn't think Jenna was anything special in the role. The dynamics with the characters that meant the most to Michelle (Sharon, Ian, Martin, Kathy, etc) felt very off to me.
  3. "Roseanne" revival

  4. Classic GH Thread

    And that's another example of a story that Monty would have never done. She was good at big plots and creating larger than life characters, but the depth just wasn't there otherwise. While I see the "fun" element in a lot of her GH work, it's just lacking soul and integrity to me overall.
  5. EastEnders: Discussion Thread

    John Yorke always said he'd never bring Michelle back unless it was Sue Tully in the role, so I guess this makes sense...
  6. Guiding Light discussion thread

    Has Nia Long ever really talked about her time on the show in any interviews after she left? I just stumbled upon her Uncensored episode on TV One, and she basically said GL was her first acting gig, and then jumped right into talking about her role in Boys n the Hood. It was so disappointing that she didn't even really talk about it.
  7. What Are You Listening To?

    Even though she's technically a 1 hit wonder (in the US at least) and this is also a cover, it's a great signature pop song to have if you can only have just one.
  8. Classic GH Thread

    Riche also did a good job of checking Tony Geary's ego, and he hated her for that.
  9. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    Remember when Devon slept with the woman who he had thought was his aunt (Tyra) 5 minutes after finding out she wasn't? They really did this character WRONG over the years.
  10. Classic GH Thread

    To be fair, Riche's last couple of years set a dangerous precedent for the show that it's never really been able to shake ever since (the mob emphasis and the Sonny/Jason/Carly trio as God mentality). All of that started under her leadership. Her last year or two were not very good, IMO.
  11. Days: March 2018 Discussion Thread

    It sure fit Blair's Amerasian background.
  12. Days: March 2018 Discussion Thread

    Not that she ever hid it very well in the first place....
  13. Classic GH Thread

    I think Wendy Riche said that the only real story going on when she joined was a medical malpractice suit against Monica - everything else she said wasn't even a real story.
  14. Fuller House

    'Fuller House' Taps New Showrunners to Replace Jeff Franklin
  15. "Roseanne" revival

    Sorry haters, but the Roseanne revival is a real treat: EW review
  16. Stars that managed to have 2 (or more) hit series

    I mentioned it in the other thread, but: Carrol O'Connor with All In The Family/Archie Bunker's Place and In The Heat Of The Night
  17. Stars unable to have lightening strike twice

    I guess you could say Carrol O'Connor with All In The Family/Archie Bunker's Place and In The Heat Of The Night as well.
  18. Classic GH Thread

    I know Wendy Riche's early interviews were not very kind to Monty - I remember Riche going on and on about how there weren't actually any stories going on when she joined the show, at least nothing with any substance..
  19. Classic GH Thread

    Did Monty ever give an interview after that disastrous second stint ended? Curious to know what her take was on why it didn't work. It must have been humiliating for Monty to not even make it a full year after her success only a decade prior.
  20. Will & Grace Revival

    I feel like it was inevitable once the luster of the revival diminished. I'm willing to bet the same thing happens to ABC's revival of Roseanne. Even the original run of W&G was not the sustainable ratings hit it's now somehow now perceived to be (and the show didn't fare that well in local syndication, and floated around for years on cable). Tt has a passionate/loyal audience, and that's enough to keep shows on the air in this present broadcast climate.
  21. "Roseanne" revival

    It was weird seeing Darlene and Becky hug in that trailer - that would've never happened with they were teens, lol. I think they're going to have to soften Darlene's character a bit in this reboot, as she's now an established mother of two. Darlene arguably had the most charter development/progression in the original series, so it would make sense to me.
  22. "Roseanne" revival

    The original show was a big hit from the first episode too. Someone on Twitter posted this article - the show premiered the same week as the World Series, and the only scripted show to beat it that week was The Cosby Show (the #1 show on TV at that point, which Roseanne would displace).
  23. "Roseanne" revival

    This trailer has more scenes from the new season:
  24. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    And of course, Hilary will be the one seen as the bad influence.
  25. Y&R March 2018 Discussion

    We're lucky if Lily acknowledges anyone outside of Cane half the time...