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Everything posted by FrenchBug82

  1. That line about now that he has a memory back they can be together without lies that comes off as SO pathetic with Watros would probably have been manic and jokey with Stafford. Even giving her benefit of the doubt she might have pleasantly surprised us (she has had moments in her career after all) I am glad Cynthia is in the role for this storyline.
  2. I'd agree that's when things become irreversible but I am watching some 1995 episodes on YouTube and it was already pretty damn rough. I think she wanted to go back to Australia.
  3. It would have been a shame to cancel AW in 1993. It had just come out of a great run of several years and the potential was there. It was still salvageable. Unfortunately things went irreversibly wrong very fast in the following couple of years and by 1995 it was countdown to death.
  4. Am I wrong in thinking that Matt Crane came back because they had seen the writing on the wall and he simply wanted to wrap up the character for sentimental reasons rather than expecting good story? I have to say I never bought Lila with any the Matts. It is weird because she was actually just three years older than MC and yet she came off older to me. Gorgeous, mind you, but still a bit older than him (or BG). This is John's last episode He gets a scene that feels like closure with Felicia but no sense it is his last scene. For a character that had been so pivotal for a decade, it was so insulting. I mean, it would have cost them nothing to have him visit Josie and mention he wanted to visit Sharlene and just leave us to hope they might have reconnected. They didn't even have to write it. Just give us a throwaway line Thinking about all they trashed for Felicia/John only to end it this lackadaisical way pisses me off.
  5. Reading the comments he has definitely some fans who in theory might be willing to. But I am more skeptical whether they will be able to. It is a lot of people for a lot of young people! There is no shame in getting a real job. Just saying that out loud in case someone who this might be relevant to reads this.
  6. I try not to bring up Annie too often because I don't think it is fair to a talented actor*ress to be constantly brought back to one role but it is interesting that for all the predictions Nina would start being more Annie-like after the Nelle reveal, it turns out it is "deluding yourself into an alternate reality that you then have to watch crumble" Annie over psycho vengeful Annie that we got. A good choice too as the former is so much more interesting and CW does it so well. She brought it all on herself and yet looking at what she emotes on her face I really feel sorry for her.
  7. It is perfectly possible that Freddie is both OK broadly speaking and may have, consciously or not, pangs of jealousy. That video certainly didn't come off as him being totally at peace with it: there is nothing that says "I am not fine" like a "I am fine, I swear" video that is full of subtle jabs at the show. Let me compare it with a situation one may have experienced: you break up with someone because it is not working anymore. Does this mean that when you later see that person dating a really hot guy/girl and being very happy, you don't have some moments of jealousy even if you have no interest in dating your ex again? It is pretty human.
  8. Yeah, that list isn't accurate. Traci vs Lauren was actually a major storyline in the 80s! They had a triangle around Danny (I think) and Lauren was bullying Traci regarding her weight. This was revisited several times later on. Pretty sure their overlap regarding Brad also meant later interactions.
  9. I think one of the mistakes these women make is trying to look 20 again. So they pull and pull and it just looks freaky. Success stories like Donna Mills or Joan Collins is work that is more subtle. They look appropriately older but just not as old as they are. Raquel Welch (I guess Central Park West qualifies her for this thread, right? lol) also looks pretty great. On the other hand, while Victoria Principal looks good on the video shared above thanks to good lighting and makeup, her appearance on Titans was distractingly "altered" looking. I don't believe she has had nothing done. And then there is Botox that has certainly been distracting for certain actress although some of them (like Maura West) came back from it and their face settled well enough.
  10. I understand what you are saying but I think history has proven that once soaps die, they don't come back. It is not like they will launch another better one in replacement. So I don't want to root for them to be cancelled rather than hope they get better. In any case it would all be a moot point if Y&R was doing better creatively. It is very sad it isn't.
  11. And I would hope that more generally we would have learned not to root for the end of ANY soap. All soaps we have lost have been a tragedy, even when they were not in a good place creatively. We have four left; when things are going array, we should be rooting for them to get better and use their potential to the full, not cheer on the potential death of a genre that, I would assume since we are on this forum, we care about and love.
  12. Bill Bell managing to stretch by I think what supposed to be something like a mere hour on-screen (before a press conference where Jill might reveal her affair with Jack unless John gives her a slice of Jabot) into an entire week of actually tense and suspenseful episodes will stay with me as a masterpiece of the genre.
  13. If you mean her, it is "Laurie" (actress: Dawn Cody), Michael's pregnant wife
  14. I know. I am just being cheeky at B&B's expense I didn't mind the slow pace of this particular story until now because I like a slow burn when the payoff ought to be there at the end which seemed like it... but the last few weeks have been unsatisfying and I am now pessimistic it is going to be as worth it as I had assumed, sadly.
  15. Not really the best comparison. I mean the B&B would have wrapped this up in a week and if this was B&B Jason would have have time to marry Carly, Britt and Sam again in those nine months
  16. That's why I brought it up. We had speculated about pregnancy but now it feels too late so ... what was the point? Notice too this is the SECOND time they write a one-night stand for Britt (Julian previously) that leads to exactly zero story consequence.
  17. One of the many things that have gone haywire is exactly this. It is hard to know what the writers are trying to tell us. They had a great thing going with Jason/Britt and now it feels they are almost trying to sell us Jarly as viable on its own right. I suppose, if I am being generous, it is supposed to make in turn Sonny/Nina slightly more plausible if CarSon are not as much the obvious endgame (I mean, they are but in terms of how things are presented) but the loss of momentum from Britt/Jason is puzzling. In any case, I agree with you that it is very ambiguous and weird. Also as a side note, I have yet to understand what the point of that Britt/Jax interlude story-wise was.
  18. My apologies. It was Taoboi who brought it up recently in the GH Spoilers thread, not you, as seen below. Anyhow, I agree with him that regardless of the sense of how the show is going overall, this late summer has felt like a bad inflection point. I hope it picks right back up again.
  19. Well, obviously higher-ups meddle all the time. But there was speculation that between Peter/Cyrus return and a couple of weirdly abrupt story changes, we are currently (since August-ish) seeing a specific point at which orders came from above that changed the planned course the writers had been on. And I think it rings true because the dropoff in quality and coherence is noticeable.
  20. As a completely unimportant side note, how many facelifts did Linda Dano get? Someone mentioned earlier that the skylight-fall was intended to "excuse" her being in bandages in 1997 but watching the late 1995 episodes that are being posted on YouTube and those massive unflattering bangs she was wearing then look like they are intended to cover something.
  21. The dropoff in quality from three months ago is pretty striking. I really think Vee is onto something with his higher-up interference theory.
  22. Agree. Very unimpressed with how they are handling this Jax-finds-out.
  23. Well as I said I am wary of misremembering the gossip but basically it was pretty abrupt and arbitrary in the sense of her working for several months before someone upstairs telling her it is not working and firing her despite the fact, as Vee said, she was doing a fine job in the role Show-business is tough obviously but a lesser person might have been a little resentful and not wanting to revisit a bad memory. https://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/11/nyregion/an-actress-learns-from-a-setback.html
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