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  1. Days of Our Lives General Discussion

  2. Proposed Soaps Over The Years

    I’m wondering the same thing. Ones like Union Place you could slightly tweak to reflect current day, everything else stays true to the concept. Put them out on the Internet/streaming services, we don’t need NBC, CBS, ABC anymore to get great soap ideas to the masses. My only question is: would there be any pushback from using some of them? I’m sure a Union Place revamp could possibly see issues with the Labine family unless you break bread with them, since Claire came up with the concept/bible and all of that. I could be wrong, but it’s something that a young writer who would be interested in getting this out would possibly have to deal with
  3. Proposed Soaps Over The Years

    I’ve always wanted to know more about Union Place. Here’s a section of an interview where Claire Labine talks about it John asks: I've read that you had developed and pitched a new soap to CBS during the years when you were away from RH. Was this an earlier version of what almost became your GH spinoff in the mid-90s, or was it something else? Can you tell us about it? Claire Labine: Yes. There were two, actually. The first was one of the ones that could be a novel. It was set on a horse farm in Kentucky. It was called CELEBRATION. And it’s still around and it’s still alive. The other was HEART & SOUL (aka Union Place). HEART & SOUL was about two families, one black, one white, both show business families. The black family was three generations of jazz musicians. Next door was a theatrical family. The Brooklyn community was a big part of it, as well as a local radio station, some very colorful characters. Matt (Labine) and I really loved it. We had the first go around with it with ABC, then NBC, then ABC again.
  4. DAYS: January 2018 Discussion Thread

    With the Winter Olympics coming soon, I have to ask: how will NBC handle the DAYS during the Winter Olympics? Basically are they gonna just preempt it till the Olympics are over, or are they gonna upload it to NBC.com every day to keep the story going? This the first Olympics since I came back to DAYS, so I’m clueless to how they handle DAYS during Olympic periods
  5. Which soaps do you watch?

    Days Y&R
  6. Y&R: Fire Mal Young!!

    IN I have so many Y&R recordings on my DVR I have YET to watch cause of watching some of these disaster episodes live at work
  7. DAYS: December 2017 Discussion Thread

    I’ve got hella eps to catch up on. Once the semester is finally over, I’ll get caught up and be in here more often
  8. Days of Our Lives General Discussion

    if I may ask, what youtube channel are y'all watching these on? I'm presuming they're unlisted so are there any links or anything y'all could provide? JER era is something I'd love to rewatch especially since its the era I grew up on.
  9. DAYS behind the scenes, articles/photos

    OMG thank you so much for these!!!!! Classic Days is always a treat
  10. Days of Our Lives General Discussion

    Question: why did Higley keep getting hired back instead of someone young and/or better? I understand why she got pushed out before Ron C came in, but looking at her stints, it’s like geez
  11. The future of US soaps

    Reading this thread really makes me realize two things 1. I really miss the P&G soaps 2. Having the classics easily available online is a godsend My main soap is DOOL but I love being able to go and rewatch stuff from when I was younger (babysitter was an NBC house, grandmas house was CBS house). So I get to see quite a bit of stuff from those eras and appreciate it more now. Being older now I LOVE the P&G stuff from long ago. There’s something about them that were something epic when they were firing on all cylinders (ex: Marland’s ATWT, Lemay’s AW, etc) I really wish that some of the old soaps had made it to the streaming era. They could’ve lived on past cancellation and maybe would’ve not suffered the fates they did. Soaps really could’ve benefitted from streaming and still can UK Soaps: I’m trying to get into them and decided to try the free trial of Britbox to see if they were as good as many here talk about. I’ve been watching Coronation Street and EastEnders and while good, I have no clue what is going on. If someone like @Edward Skyloveror anyone else familiar with them could give a brief who’s who I’d appreciate it so I could know what is going on
  12. Days of Our Lives General Discussion

    I'm torn on JER/90's DAYS JER's DAYS I remember watching as a youngin thanks to the babysitter, a lot of his stories REALLY pushed the line of what was acceptable for Daytime (Possession being the biggest offender). As @Khan said above, as a television serial, those in charge REALLY need to be mindful about what they bring into people's homes. Some lines are better left not crossed and Possession was one of them. A lot of that was particularly strong imagery (the church burning). Devil Marlena provided many nightmares for a young Failsafe, but I couldn't stop watching. A lot of JER's stuff you could see spilled over into Vince Russo's writing during WWE's Attitude Era. The constant story swerves, the asinine storylines (the non Austin vs McMahon/DX/The Rock stuff), the actual part of the program people came to see being thrown out the window (wrestling/an actual soap opera), stories changing at a backbreaking pace, etc. Russo had his Possession story with late 1998-post WrestleMania 15 Undertaker who became ultra satanic. Taker at this point was speaking in tongues, sacrificing wrestlers, attempting to embalm Stone Cold alive, etc. I could go on, but you get the point. Back on point: JER's stuff got me introduced to DAYS and I still watch to this day so that's saying something. However, I'm not going to pretend he didn't have flaws and almost always went TOO far with content.
  13. DAYS: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    How was today guys? Worth watching on NBC.com? My schedule is hell this week between work and Grad School so gotta catch up when I can
  14. DAYS: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Aww damn. At least I didn’t anything of note. Hopefully Monday gets things back on track
  15. DAYS: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Missed today cause of work. Is it worth going to NBC.com to watch?