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  1. Don't tease like that. It makes too much sense! I'd be doing cartwheels up and down a flight of stairs if that happened.
  2. Sweet Moses. I was not expecting that news drop on a Monday afternoon.
  3. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    It's tough for me to let go of Y&R. I lost ATWT and had actually given up on it in mid-2008 before it was eventually cancelled. I don't want the same thing to happen to Y&R. It's why I'm hanging on, but barely. I record Y&R each day, but basically power through it on FFWD in about 5 to 10 minutes. The only things sort of keeping my interest are Dina and family, Faith and Sharon (but not Sharon's Cagney and Lacey story) and a little bit of Phyllis. I think it has more to do with actors involved more so than the writing. To be honest, I should just probably take it off the recorder and read the recaps like you guys do. Getting tired sums it up nicely.
  4. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    I'll be the first to admit I've felt negative about the show lately, but I found Friday's episode pretty good. It was mostly because of Dina. Her verbal sparring with both Nikki and Phyllis, just minutes apart, was golden. The deadpan in her voice, not giving Nikki and Phyllis a chance to speak, and raised eyebrows from the Abbott men was spot on. I had a good chuckle at Victoria catching Nikki and Jack in the elevator, but more so when Jack handed Nikki a tissue to fix her lipstick. It was also a Cane-free day. For me, that's a win.
  5. Even the thought of that fills my heart with joy. If only!
  6. Soap Opera Pet Peeves

    Me, too. Lucinda Walsh was very good at that. I also remember a few instances of Nikki doing that at the ranch during the early 1990s on Y&R. I was watching some 1980s ATWT clips the other day and it made me chuckle watching someone dial with a rotary phone. But they dialed the full number!
  7. Soap Opera Pet Peeves

    A couple of phone related pet peeves and probably just nitpicky on my part: - People rarely say goodbye. They just seem to hang up, usually abruptly. It was more dramatic in the days of flip phones. - I've noticed this a lot on Y&R, when talking on their (presumably) iPhones, you see them on the home screen without an active call. - Showing the text message on the screen in a speech bubble rather than just doing a close-up of the phone. Remember when Victor sent Hillary a thumbs up after she aired the parkade footage? I really liked that.
  8. Most Ridiculous Soap Moments

    DOOL: I forget the year, but Greta and Austin in the Garden of Eden. I liked Greta and think Julianne Morris is lovely, but that whole thing was bizzaro.
  9. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    Indeed. It's tough for the audience to care about someone they know nothing about or is constantly shoved down our throats. There's something to be said for a slow build or at least easing a newbie in. While I don't necessarily think the premise of the storyline is bad, perhaps having a legacy-type character (or a child of a legacy character) directly involved would hit home and you'd feel more invested in it as a viewer. You've got Sharon running around like Serpico while the chief of police, Paul, is nowhere to be seen. It makes no sense. Talk about a major swing and a miss, air ball, or whatever other sports analogy will fit.
  10. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    Very true. Just thinking back to Nikki's benefit concert and I thought it was very well done. It had excellent cast integration, lovely wardrobe, and family drama. Even the post-concert scenes at the afterparty were solid. The concert may have been the umbrella, but there were plenty of storylines bubbling underneath. Now everything seems...well, for the lack of a better term, dumpster fire-esque.
  11. Days cast GH vet?

    http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-tyler-christopher-interview/ Perhaps some folks picked up the physical copy of the magazine, but here's a digital version of Tyler Christopher's latest interview nonetheless. Digest: Since you’re officially not available to play him at this juncture, would you care if GH recast Nikolas at some point?Christopher: Yes, I would. I mean, they have to do what they have to do, but yes. I mean, when Billy Miller came in to play Jason, for instance, I don’t think anyone saw that coming. That was a big move! If they feel like they need Nikolas Cassadine on the canvas, of course I would be upset, but I wish whoever it is, if it’s Nick [Stabile, who played out the end of Nikolas’s storyline after Christopher’s exit] or somebody else, I wish them well and I hope they give the character as much of themselves as I gave to him. But it would sting a little bit
  12. It's a shame seeing Gina Tognoni used as a secondary character. Fingers crossed when the new material starts up Phyllis will be given a spark again or at least a purpose.
  13. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the heads up! Still trying to learn the lay of the land and that's most helpful.
  14. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Mr. Goutman is synonymous with the word destruction, isn't he? There were so many simple, but poignant scenes in the Hughes kitchen over the years. Nancy knew how to make a mean sandwich A number of sets were dismantled late 2006/early 2007.
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