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  1. Riverdalefan1

    Days: January 2019 Discussion Thread

    You talking about this with Vincent as the blackmailer and naked roped up Ethan?
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    Passions

    Had the show got a 10th year I can’t imagine anyone headwriting the show except perhaps Ron Carlivati. However, I would imagine Marlene Clark Poulter and Darrell Ray Thomas would have been promoted instead of moving to DAYS.
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    Passions

    For a show so bad, what do you think kept it around for 8 years on NBC and then a pickup for its 9th season on DirecTV? Why didn’t they can this bad show sooner, especially for the way people dragged PSNS, people had it made up in their minds after day 1 and the first few weeks it was “trash,” how’d it survive? Surely being owned by NBC can only get you so far. PSNS had a loyal fan base and cult following, but the overall audience wasn’t big so I’m just curious how a show deemed so bad by the soap audience could last nearly a decade?
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    Passions

    Those first 4 weeks were slow and still establishing stories and characters. I had never seen the beginning until the reruns on Sci-Fi channel. To me, Passions was at its best between 2000-2003 hands down.
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    Passions

    The PSNS nerd in me had to let you guys know surprisingly the second day came fast in episode 5 (that Friday during premiere week) half way through the episode. It's sad how many times I've rewatched this show to know that lol, but it stands out to me because it was the first time I had seen the day change midway through an episode on a soap and the words "the next morning in Harmony" appear. Granted we all know how slow the days will go in the future lol
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    Proposed Soaps Over The Years

    Yes, this was recent at the Passions Fan Event they had 2017 in LA. No but I recall that spinoff as well which was Harmony High (I suspect same concept as Salem High.) Reilly was on a roll back then because NBC also approached him about adapting the book “Hidden Passions,” prequel based on the soap set 20 years earlier, for primetime. So unfortunate none of these came to pass.
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    Passions

    As a heads up guys, this YouTube channel: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1CFAFE0931459B4D , has the same episodes in ‘full’ without you having to watch the episodes in ‘parts’ and having to click to another video to finish the episodes (with the exception of the 1st episode!) There’s a lot of fan discussion in the comments as well but beware of spoilers if it’s your first time viewing.
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    Passions

    Here’s an old TV Guide clipping I found from early in the shows run. I was also reading how Passions was consistently the #1 soap with girls 12-17, unfortunately that demo means nothing to advertisers or its chances of not being canceled, but I fell into that category at the time and my friends and I were hooked.
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    Proposed Soaps Over The Years

    Is it safe to include Castleton here now? The cast of Passions mentioned during their fan festival two summers ago that a spin off was in the works to have Colton Shires return and focus on the younger set in Castleton where Charity and Faith lived but no more info has been revealed since and I imagine they dropped the idea?
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    Passions

    Passions may not have been a huge ratings success but it had its cult following and apparently New Yorkers loved it...
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    Passions

    I would love to see that and any other early promotional materials. In the first in-depth article that Soap Opera Weekly did ahead of Passions premiere, Jason Olive was featured as if his role of Frank was going to be a much more prominent character than he ended up becoming. The show teased a possible Frank and Whitney pairing. I wonder if that was scrapped or ever meant to go anywhere.
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    Gay Characters in US Soaps

    It always bothered me how they treated gay characters on Passions, granted they did win GLAAD awards for LGBT representation. The fact they made Simone gay almost felt like it was because they had nothing else for her character to do. Are we supposed to forget the first few years of the show she was madly in love with Chad. It wouldn't bother me so much if they said something along the lines of her being bisexual, liking guys and girls, but her being with Rae seemed out of left field. With that storyline Passions became the first soap to show a lesbian love scene on daytime TV ironically. Same goes for Mrs. Wallace. Wasn't she man crazy and the show did a montage of the various men shes been with over the years when she was trying to recall Beth's father, and then of all people she ended up with Norma! I'm not gonna lie, Mrs. Wallace and Norma were a hoot together but its the inconsistency that bothers me. Lastly Chad... I feel the show only had him with Vincent as a way to hint at Vincent/Valerie being the same person. Everytime Chad would insist he wasn't gay he would follow it up with there being something different about Vincent (the fact he's also Valerie, the half man/half woman blackmailer.) At the end, is that a good enough excuse or to most fans he was gay?
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    Passions

    I often times think about that but from a different perspective. Jim died only 2 months after Passions had its series finale. Had Passions been renewed for a 10th season on DirecTV, I wonder if Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas who were both serving as associate head writers during the entire shows run would have been promoted to head writers. Of course a few years later they would both head write DAYS.
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    Passions

    So sad the blood ended up on Passions hands. Before the show launched Jim Reilly did an interview saying NBC told him early on that the network wanted 4 soaps. NBC’s foolish decision to cancel AW could have been a potential audience that may have otherwise tuned in.
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    Passions

    I recently came across this video from Access Hollywood on Passions before it premiered in 1999. I’m sure it must’ve been exciting back then to be able to catch a soap from the very beginning... if you weren’t a disgruntled Another World fan of course. From those that remember, was there a lot of buzz surrounding Passions back then leading to the launch? From this video the supernatural elements seem to be hidden as well as in other early promos I’ve seen.
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