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  1. Although I wish all of the rejudication of GL recasting was discussed on that thread, to quote myself from 3 years ago
  2. It felt to me that after The Vixen and Nina Bonina, Drag Race wanted to show a redemptive story of an angry queen who softened due to the power of drag, and the process of Drag Race. While the story editors may have underestimated the audience's sympathy for Tameesha Iman because many fans were put off by Kandi and Tameesha's fight and never wanted to support Kandi. Clearly, there was an attempt to demonstrate that queens who want to be mean girls, are really just looking for camaraderie and replaying the rejection that they experienced. I still think of Drag Race as a more of a
  3. I always admired Jill's work wardrobe. I think everyone would feel more confident at work in high heels and a suit with a matching hat and veil. It might be slightly inconvenient while working in front of a computer. But, maybe the veil blocked the screen's bluelight? The classic telephone moves of dialing with one long claw-like nail, while peeling off the clip-on earring to talk, and sipping tea from a china cup, made work seem so much more fun.
  4. Jill's husband Frank (Daniel Hugh Kelly) is in the background and the character who was as poorly conceived as he was named, Dakota Smith (Christopher Durham), is in the foreground. I am amused by artist's choice to have Frank and Jill be barefoot, while Dakota is wearing shoes but is depicted as bare chested. I don't think most accomplished sailors like Dakota would be wearing Reebok's on deck.
  5. I beg to differ. Although I tried hard to find the source and failed, my memory from reading Soap World was that the Carrington family owned the newspaper. Arguably, by the time Eliot moved to Bay City he may have acquired his own source of wealth through the publication of his book. However, I also have a vague recollection that Eliot's family owned the newspaper and that is why he was considered to be a viable match for Iris. However, my initial point was that around the introduction of Blaine there was a lot of chatter about Mac's will. Brian wants Iris disinherited before t
  6. In reading this thread I was thinking about how Wentworth Tool & Die was truly the structural missed story opportunity. The idea of giving Pam her own power base was very smart. However, Wentworth going from a tool and die company to an oil company was not as smart. It negated various stories for Wenworth to mess with Ewing oil based on controlling the means of production. Upthread someone mentioned that Pam was always supposed to be more ambitious and business savvy than Bobby (which seems clearer in the pilot and the seasons before Jock's death). Imagin
  7. There's not a lot of discussion about Dennis's inheritance from Mac (especially given the focus on Mac's will between Jamie and Sandy), do you think that was due to the fact that he it was assumed he would inherit the Carrington's family fortune?
  8. I guess we are supposed to assume that Elliott was held prisoner in Vietnam after he left Bay City in 1974, and before the fall of Saigon in 1975? Also, I assume that Dennis had no contact with Elliott between 1974 in Bay City and 1980 in Houston. I was reading AWHP about Iris's "nervous breakdown" In 1974 when she regressed to Dennis's birth and pleaded with Elliott to help give her baby a last name, then mistook Iris mistook her maid Louise for her mother and lamented that she left her. Iris: (about Dennis) "He'll grow up to hate me, just as everyone else does...All
  9. Was Iris's marriage to Brian her longest on screen marriage during her first run on AW?
  10. One wonders if Savannah suffered from the same logistical problem as Twin Peaks, after the mystery of the first season was resolved there was less interest in the second season. Unlike Dallas or Knots, the show was initially so focused on a single plot that it did not allow for viewers to engage in long term stories. As I recall, the first season finale was great, but the second season was unable to sustain the hype (much like Dynasty after the Moldavian Massacre).
  11. I was just sitting here wondering if Joe Gallison (Dr. Neil Curtis) suffered from "Sarah Brown Syndrome"? An actor who was hired due to their popularity on another soap but didn't get the writing they deserved on their new show. Proof that an actor's likability is never enough if their character's story is not well told. Bill Matthews was charismatic and popular on AW, but while Neil should have been interesting (a gambling addicted doctor who may have been a doppelgänger) , he just wasn't that intriguing on screen. Neil was always a "b" story kind of guy. Although Joe's good l
  12. You're correct - I mixed up when Therese asked Mac to stand by Iris (I guess she didn't mention standing by Rachel as well) NOVEMBER 15 -19, 1976 Therese begged Mac and Keith to always stand by Iris. NOVEMBER 22 - 26, 1976 Therese died peacefully in Iris' garden. Mac left Rachel and was seduced by an eager Gwen and then a few years later... AUGUST 14 - 18, 1978 Mac returned to Bay City in time for the birth of his daughter. In honor of Mac's mother, Rachel named the baby Amanda. Mac confessed to a horrified Iris that she's not his biological daugh
  13. It recalls when Marlena's possession story was interrupted for the OJ trial. Even though research suggests that the average viewer only tunes into a soap twice a week, it destroys the momentum. That being said, I saw that NBC promoted the fact that yesterday's episode was available online last night on twitter. Given the fact that all episodes are posted online it seems to negate the need to reschedule the airings.
  14. Also Joe was the janitor at Kelly's high school which is a little sketchy.
  15. Thanks, that's interesting to know. Also, it seems like a missed opportunity to not make Elizabeth and Sarah into Terri's daughters because there would have been less fan concern about her return. Although in writing that I realized that (a) their last name wouldn't have been Webber if Terri got married and had kids, and (b) Elizabeth wouldn't have had a connection to Audrey Hardy, if she wasn't her (step?) grandmother through Jeff. SO, never mind...
  16. Reading the weekly summaries also made me re-think the scene after Amanda was born when Iris finds out from Mac that she illegitimate. Like many, I've criticized that detail because (a) it seemed uncharacteristically cruel of Mac, (b) it affected the continuity of the Cory family history, and (c) it seemed unnecessary. However, I would argue from a new perspective given the context of the story because of the changes it put into place for upcoming stories. First of all, Amanda was born around the time of Iris's marriage to Brian Bancroft. Brian wanted Iris to volun
  17. I read this article about Latoya of RHOA and it got me thinking https://screenrant.com/housewives-atlanta-latoya-ali-abuse-claims-husband-adam/ 1. From watching the show I would never know that she was a Youtuber 2. There was no mention of the extent of the abuse in her relationship (which would have effected the way we viewed the gossip about an affair with the profit) 3. There was hardly any mention of her children, I had no idea she had four kids so young, and when everyone was complaining about Kenya bringing her baby, what was Latoya's take on that situation?
  18. I think the closest we get to an answer comes the reporting of the time that was recently uploaded to The Soaps of Yesterday Tumblr. SB debuted just as ABC was broadcasting the very popular 1984 Summer Olympics and CBS had seen great success that summer in the expansion of The Price is Right to an hour, which in turn boosted the ratings for Y&R. As a result, SB was a ratings bust right out of gate. Coupled with the fact that it premiered as an hour soap, and NBC had gone so far as to build another sound stage for its production, they were hemorrhaging money. So, the network panicked an
  19. After reading the latest post from the 1975 thread, I started to think that Dr. Dave Gilchrist was kind of a jerk. He broke confidentiality by telling Michael Randolph that his twin sister Marianne was pregnant. Then, he told Rachel to acquiesce to Mac and tamper down her art career because she wasn't paying enough attention to her husband (later, he tried date Rachel when they divorced) . What do others remember about good ol' Dr. Dave? Also, Olive Gordon Randolph seemed to go from schemer to psycho in five minutes flat. One minute she's blackmailing half the town and the next
  20. From the 1976 portion of the 1975 thread Jeff and Rick Webber had a sister?!? What happened to her? Also, in hindsight, wasn't silly that Rick was the hotter brother to Monica? I guess the heart wants what it wants, but Jeff was so much cuter.
  21. From Nurse Emily Benson to Dr Royal Dunning, and from Dr Fax Newman to Dr Taylor Benson, Bay City University Hospital had more than its share of crooks and psychopaths.
  22. Please no Connor, and mostly please don't ever let him sing again https://youtu.be/nZKrkpRa4EA?t=70
  23. I was reading the weekly synopses of the introduction to the character of Stuart Chandler and it got me thinking. I don't want to use the term "offensive" because I did not feel that way. However, in retrospect, it was not just politically incorrect, but also poorly written and acted. First, it seems like a choice that Stuart's "mental problems" were always obtuse. Was he psychotic? Well, there were no hallucinations or delusions. Did he have Autism? Well, he maintained romantic relationships with two women, which would suggest that he did not have delays in socialization, a
  24. So, Sami and John think that Belle killed Charlie because they saw someone wearing her coat pull the trigger. While I would bet that someone stole Belle's coat, it begs the question of why John and Sami would find her coat to be so memorable that they instantly recognized it as her's?
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