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  1. On OLTL, when Max was being played by Nicholas Walker (and calling himself Matt), he and Gabrielle had a pretty hot scene in Asa's barn. At one point, Asa and Cord even walked into the barn but never knew the couple was there. I always did think NW and FH had better chemistry than her and JDP. James' Max always felt more like a player to me, like he never really loved anyone more than himself.
  2. GL - Michelle Bauer Rachel Miner Bethany Joy Lenz Not sure what Rebecca Budig has done outside of daytime
  3. I think he was playing a new character but, yeah, they offed him with a heart attack, then Reva and one of her young, blond boy-toys, Noah Chase, dragged him to a bar. I checked IMDB and this character was on in 2000.
  4. Didn't his character on GL end up as the corpse in some silly Weekend At Bernie's story with Reva?
  5. GH- Of course, Scott was part of the infamous Luke/Laura/Scotty triangle. But he later became the focal point of a different kind of triangle, with Lucy & Dominique, which was particularly touching. Lucy had come back to town and found her old love married. Dominique was very sweet as well as wise and her being in their lives, as Scotty's wife and Lucy's friend (despite being her rival), made both characters more loving and less selfish people. The pinnacle came when Dominique was diagnosed with a terminal disease and Lucy agreed to carry her and Scotty's baby, out of love for both of them and not as a ploy to end up with Scott--even though she was hoping for it to happen eventually. The story played out with such depth of feeling, not only for Scott losing a true love but for Lucy as well, losing the closest (and only female) friend she had at the time who had accepted her.
  6. WIth Claire Labine, as well-written and topical as her stories were on GH, she basically dished out a triple series of heavy-hitting, tragic medical storylines: BJ's death, Stone's AIDS and Monica's breast cancer. She definitely wanted to go for the realistic, heavy-hitting topics, that would get people thinking and talking.
  7. Scorpius was actually one of the things that had me ff-ing so he's not a selling point for me, lol. I got as far as the first 1 or 2 episodes of season 2 but still wasn't feeling it. At some future point, who knows...took me more than one attempt to like The Orville, for instance, which I had turned off in about 30 minutes of the premiere. I also had no familiarity with Seth M's work. But, somewhere between the potty humor, actual episodes about pottying and Seth's somewhat heavy-handed attempts at stating his stance on things, things started to morph for me...or the show morphed enough to make up for the clunky stuff.
  8. I wish I had seen that. I was still way behind, circa 1972, when it got yanked from YT. Here's some Ray.
  9. I was a teen when I first saw AMC and Ray Gardner and he was scary. Not because he was some powerful, uber-clever, Machiavellian, over the top villain, but because he was so ordinary. Like, he was the guy you'd be afraid to run into on the street or the one you figured would break into your house and attack you. It threw me a bit at first when Gil Rogers joined GL as Hawk because, while the Southern mannerisms were somewhat the same, Ray had been so vile, whereas Hawk was basically just a flawed good old boy...devious at times, yes, but not evil.
  10. Yeah, I was noticing Stargate SG1 fans seemed to love the addition of Browder and Black in the last 2 seasons. But I watched neither show while it was still in production so I didn't know who they were when they came along on SG1. Didn't really care for either of their characters on SG1 or those couple of seasons, for that matter. As for Farscape, I did like their characters better there but the show itself, at least the first season, just didn't have a strong enough appeal for me to continue with it. And I wasn't that keen on the Henson Creature Shop muppets as regular characters. Not giving up on Bones just yet. I think I generally get somewhat turned off when characters are written with an attitude of "let me show you how smart, snarky and narcissistic I can be", which seems to be so prevalent the last decade or so. And this show seems to have several of them. And...every time I hear her being called "Bones", I think of Capt. Kirk and Dr. McCoy.
  11. Watched the first season of Farscape, with some fast forwarding. Not really loving it. Decided to read ahead to see if anything might entice me to stick with it but, nope, I'm over it. 2 episodes into Bones. On the fence about it so far. The supporting characters in the lab are a bit annoying.
  12. Found a charming little BBC series on amazon called "The Indian Doctor". It's a dramedy about a doctor and his wife who come from India to a mining town in Wales in the 1960s...culture shock, class shock, etc. It's only 15 episodes and I'm about halfway through. I've had Bones on my watchlist for a while but haven't gotten round to it. Never really been a fan of David Boreanaz so it's more a genre thing for me if I start it and stick with it.
  13. I have 2. I have about 230 channels downloaded but I tend to watch the same handful. I do have Amazon Prime on them (one of my faves). The classic tv and movie channels tend to get repetitive if you download enough of them (which I have, lol)....and some developers essentially make half a dozen versions of the same channel, just putting different themes on the top row (ie, scifi, comedy, film noir, etc.). It also makes a great 2nd cable device without having to have another cable box. As for those other channels...well, I have them in case I get around to doing yoga, want to play Deal or No Deal, look at a recipe I'll never make...basically, "when the mood strikes me" type of channels. 😛
  14. Going back a long time but, on EON, I wondered at what point they decided that Sky Whitney #1 wasn't the real deal? I know when the character debuted he was, for all we knew, Sky. At some point the Jeff Brown storyline started. Was that the plan all along or did somebody along the way go "I know, let's make Sky an imposter"? Also, on OLTL, why was it so hard to figure out which Gordon sister, the older Megan or the younger Sarah, was Viki's daughter if Roger Gordon didn't have any other children at the time she was conceived?
  15. So...with the plethora of remakes, sequels, prequels, tributes, etc. in recent (and even not so recent) years...how do you feel when old shows, of any genre, get redone? Are you against the idea in general? Are you generally open to new interpretations? Does it depend on how well done you feel they are or how near/far in style they seem from the original? A case by case basis type of thing?
  16. GH - What if Ryan Chamberlain had not been turned into a psycho? JL and Kristina Wagner had some nice, romantic chemistry going on prior to that and I always wanted to see that play out rather than have him be a psycho killer and her ending up with Mac. GH - What if Genie Francis hadn't left GH in the early 80s at the height of L & L's popularity? Aside from how would their story have continued to play out, there would have been no need for the introductions of Emma Samms, Janine Turner and who would eventually become the bigger star, Demi Moore. Come to think of it, Genie may also have not ended up meeting and marrying Jonathan Frakes had she stayed throughout rather than leaving twice in a few years' span. EON- What if the show hadn't been cancelled? What would the next mystery have been?
  17. Her brother, Jimmy, was on GH. Some of my picks (and I'm not sure if any of them did actually appear on daytime): John Astin (I could see him as a quirky character on DOOL circa mid 1980s) Lee Majors could have been a Buchanan relative on OLTL (thinking of his Big Valley experience) Bill Bixby had he lived...a doctor character anywhere. Barbara Bain could have a played a cool, dispassionate shrink, maybe a Gail Baldwin/GH type.
  18. AW did it slightly ahead of both, with the character of Dawn Rollo being cited as the first US daytime character with AIDS. She, too, was a heterosexual female, played by an actress with the rather interesting name of Barbara Bush. She was the sister of Richard Burgi's character. GH, of course, took the route of giving Robin HIV, which packed a strong punch because it wasn't just some peripheral, disposable character but someone the viewers had watched grow up and loved. On OLTL, I believe Bo had photos hanging in the precinct that included actual fallen officers. I feel like there was at least one, if not more, from September 11. Also, they created the character of Officer Talia Sahid, who was Syrian, and who had worked in NYC during Sept. 11. She, along with other characters, were also involved in a white supremacy storyline. AMC actually seemed to be one of the soaps, if probably not the top soap, to have done a lot of culturally-relevant storylines throughout its history. Erica's abortion, Mark's (and later Erica's) drug addiction, several gay characters, a transgender character, wife-beating. Also, it had some pretty seedy-type characters in the late 70s, early 80s that you might think would be a little risque' for the middle America female audience. Billy Clyde, the pimp. Hookers Donna and Estelle. Drug addict Kelly Cole being supplied by Eddie Dorrance. Opal calling Jesse that "black boy" and forcing her teen-aged daughter to work in a seedy club wearing what amounted to a Playboy bunny outfit. I don't think even Ryan's Hope, which was set in Manhattan, showed as much of the seedy element as AMC did at the time.
  19. I've been binging Stargate:Universe on amazon. I can see why it's like the relative nobody wants to talk about. I'm about halfway through the 2nd (and final) season so far. It bears very little resemblance to the rest of the franchise. They were obviously trying to appeal to the younger demo because most of the cast looks to be in their mid 20s-early 30s and it's a darker, grittier scenario. More sex, more personal drama, a lot of documentary-style camera techniques and flashbacks into the personal lives of a bunch of uninteresting characters. It's completely serialized and comes across more like a CW angst-filled drama with the stargate being almost incidental. And there's a music montage in every episode. The actors seem totally bland and uninteresting to me, with the exception of Robert Carlyle, who has been great at making me forget Rumple/Mr. Gold. And Lou Diamond Phillips, who is a recurring guest. I don't totally hate it but I can see why it only lasted 2 seasons.
  20. Although I hadn't really known who she was I recognized Toni Bua's name from her having adopted a dog several years ago rescued by "Hope For Paws". They put a lot of their rescues on youtube. Toni adopted Miley, who was found in bad shape living in a garbage dump. There's a video of the party she had to welcome Miley home. I think they may have only had a year or two together before Toni passed away of cancer.
  21. Stargate SG1: I wouldn't say it saddened me since I only saw it the first time years after it was over so I didn't have years invested in watching it. I would say disappointed moreso after season 8. By then, Hammond & O'Neill were gone. Never cared for Beau Bridges as an actor before, found Vala annoying, the Ori boring. When I rewatch episodes, I don't go past season 8 except for the episode with the alternate realities where Martouf and Janet are back. Fringe: I hated pretty much the whole final season. I haven't gone back to rewatch the show at all but, if I did, I wouldn't go past season 4.
  22. If I were still watching, I would say Al Pacino comes to GH and takes over the role of Michael "Sonny" Corinthos, considering the character is pretty much based on Michael Corleone, right down to the similarity of name and the wife going kaboom in the car.
  23. Catherine Hickland (OLTL) & Michael E. Knight (AMC) - divorced Robert S. Woods' wife, Loyita Chapel, played several characters on OLTL. Lisa Trusel & David Wallace from DAYS - still married Anne Heche & Richard Burgi dated while on AW. .
  24. That Jon Lindstrom/Cady McClain marriage surprised me just now. I've been away from modern-day soaps and soap news (except for here) for a long time! Or, if I knew it, I forgot it! Genie Francis dated the original Stavros Cassadine, John Martinuzzi, for several years. Breakup was apparently an especially bad one as he did an interview years later talking about being an alcoholic and he said if GH would have approached him to reprise the role, Genie would have opposed it. Ryan's Hope co-stars Richard Muenz (Joe Novak #1) and Nana Visitor (then Tucker and then Nancy Feldman) lived together. Randall Edwards & Roscoe Born married and divorced. Cali Timmins & Geoff Pierson still married. On AMC back in the day, the actors playing Billy Clyde Tuggle and Estelle (Matthew Cowles and Kathleen Dezina) were married, later divorced. Also, Kim Delaney (Jenny) was married, now divorced, from Charles Flohe/Grant (who started out as Preacher on EON). OLTL seemed to spawn a number of relationships. Judith Light met her husband Robert Desiderio when he played Steve Piermont. Fiona Hutchison (Gabrielle) and John Viscardi (Father Tony) met and have been married over 20 years. Andrea Evans (Tina) was once married to Wayne Massey (Johnny Drummond). Gerald Anthony (Marco) & Brynn Thayer (Jenny) were married and divorced. Stephen Schnetzer (Marcello) and Nancy Snyder (Katrina) have been married for 35+ years. Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio) and Sherri Saum (Keri) married. Lynn Herring & Wayne Northrup still married. Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms dated while on GH.
  25. I'll add Space:1999. With the idea of making the show more appealing to the American audience the 2nd season, they essentially dumbed it down and monstered it up. Three regular characters disappeared without explanation, one suddenly appeared as if he'd been there all along. The command center was revamped. But, worst of all, the stories got worse and Maya became the deus ex machina whose metamorphic ability helped save the day...resulting in people running around in gorilla suits. Koenig seemed even more brooding and hot-headed, sometimes unlikeable. I grew up watching reruns of this show and Star Trek one after the other and saw how the popularity of one climbed (even with some of its clunker stories) while the other just became something to mention in documentaries about sci-fi, not even meriting a revisit or remake. It also lacked the character chemistry that helped popularize Trek, despite being headed by the married Landau and Bain. I've always thought, with better writing and not having altered the style so much, this show might have had a chance to last longer.
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