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  1. I happened to find, via the Wayback Machine, an interesting PC fansite that ran up through 2007, and even included fan-fic scripts for a continuation past The Gift: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.portcharlesexplosion.com/ Does anyone remember this site? And if so, does anyone know what happened to the webmaster of this site after he closed things down?
  2. The arc era of PC gets a lot of hate on this board, which I personally feel is unfair. However, the question I pose is this: which was more ridiculous in adding supernatural elements to the show: PC or Baywatch Nights?
  3. Well, the question is, which show became more ridiculous when they began putting in supernatural elements. The choice is between PC and Baywatch Nights.
  4. Now, honestly, let's do a little comparison here. Which was more patently ridiculous when supernatural elements were introduced? PC or Baywatch Nights?
  5. I can imagine that for the crossover idea, there would be definite red herrings and misdirection, and the hints about Caleb would be more subtle in AMC and OLTL, but more blatant when entering GH proper. This way, there's just enough deniability for the "non-supernatural" people. The crossover main appeal would be in seeing the characters of the different shows interacting and being on each other's turf. Surely that would've been a ratings bonanza. I'm also under no illusions that PC wouldn't have lasted anywhere near as long as the big 3 soaps. But getting it to a solid decade sou
  6. During some of the pre-Tainted Love arcs, yes, Serena was there. Appearances did become a bit more sporadic afterwards. I can understand what you thought regarding The Gift, but I think it was in the last two or three weeks that it began heating up once more, especially in ending with Caleb and Livvie's wedding (part deux), Rafe and Alison's wedding, and Jamal discovering Imani and her being a werewolf. These were all interesting threads, and, if I'm being honest, I was pissed at how GH tried to revisit this in 2013. It pleased the pre-arc PC fans in saying "yay, no supernatural cr
  7. I'd also like people to give the response I especially hoped for when I made this thread: what people think of the arc ideas I posted, and any ideas they themselves had. Still hoping to hear from you all.
  8. Then why did the critics rave over the show, especially during the arcs? Tainted Love was reviewed as such by Star-News in Wilmington: "Its well-placed edginess always underscores the danger. It was riveting. So was this story. We did not want it to end." The Youngstown, Ohio Vindicator said: "The series clipped along at an amazing pace and viewers became intrigued as more fantasy elements such as vampires and time travel were added to the mix. The show became the Dark Shadows of our time, and although the ratings remained low, it continued to grow." How do you explain
  9. Why did the critics respond much better to the show when they switched to the arcs? Arguably, the show became much more talked over and the critics gushed over it, including a great deal of Emmy buzz. In addition, the show switched from being GH's kid sibling to having an identity of its own. I see only two real reasons the ratings didn't improve: the show was still stuck in an awful time slot (who in their right mind thought a young show should go head to head against Y&R and be able to win that?), and a lack of crossover material with GH. If events in both shows impacted each other, that
  10. As the title suggests, create your own ideas of what kind of arcs could have been created for PC after The Gift. The following are my ideas: -The Crisis: Livvie is conflicted over carrying Caleb's child, Rafe and Alison are now expecting, Jamal wants into Imani's world, and Lucy, continuing her quest to eliminate vampires, discovers a witch's coven. -Parallel: Serena discovers a gateway to an alternate dimension where her mother is alive, but every other character is acting differently -Exposure: PC/GH crossover arc (events influence each other in both shows) in which Cal
  11. Here are ideas of my own in terms of creating several arcs past "The Gift." -The Crisis: Livvie is conflicted over carrying Caleb's child, Rafe and Alison are now expecting, Jamal wants into Imani's world, and Lucy, continuing her quest to eliminate vampires, discovers a witch's coven. -Parallel: Serena discovers a gateway to an alternate dimension where her mother is alive, but every other character is acting differently -Exposure: PC/GH crossover arc (events influence each other in both shows) in which Caleb and Sonny become allies of convenience, and Lucy receives unex
  12. Now, I really would like to know this: does anyone have any idea of what would have been done in future arcs? I want to hear ideas of what might have happened.
  13. Well, they may be gone, but the people that have been running their positions since aren't doing much better, and are effectively still carrying out their policies. Therefore, Frons and Sweeney are basically still in charge by proxy. Simply put, ABC and Disney Channel need fresh energy and new blood. There are signs of life, to be sure, with the The Good Doctor, The Conners and the pending revival/sequel series of NYPD Blue. I think that can easily be extended to ABC Daytime as well. CBS is doing very well, as Y&R is still getting lots of views, and CBS Daytime is throwing a lot of money a
  14. Why has ABC suddenly been airing older GH episodes, complete with an announcement to air the New Year's Eve '97 episode this upcoming New Year's?
  15. Supernatural elements have been shown to work in soaps, as Dark Shadows has demonstrated. In many ways, PC was stuck being GH's kid sibling until the arcs. Arguably, the arcs kept the show around longer, and some might feel that they'd work even better today in the post-Twilight world. Why did the critics enjoy the arcs more and soon have Emmy buzz building? I'm also saying, that when you have a series known for elaborate kidnapping plots, faked deaths, bouts of amnesia, plastic surgery to "hide identities", lengthy comas, and a premiere episode involving POWER DRILL SURGERY, it re
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