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  1. Second CC and first Santana were just creep city
  2. I mean, his trying to help Christie out of her troubles and his platonic friendship with her when most would say she didn't deserve could be called an early highlight of his SB days The current Santana is the most neurotic of the 4 portrayals of her over the years. Gina Gallegos's version might have also made her the most vulnerable as a result
  3. I think you will enjoy this one! I kept thinking how much fun you would have watching Judith's interview because I know how much you like her performances on SB.
  4. I don't get how people even have time for this? There are so many jobs available that apparently no one wants? Employers are desperate for workers. Go spend some time with real people and maybe even on your feet than sitting in front of a computer annoying legit participants. I am talking about trolls with no life
  5. Mine is " How do you rate me on a scale of angel to monster?" (Mason to Mary), but, honestly, as we all know, Mason's musings are some of the best parts of SB I just recently read stats on who was in more episodes, and I believe that A Martinez was in more episodes than anyone else on the show and Lane Davies is in the Top 3 even though he left in 1989. But, yes, I believe lengthwise Judith was the longest running portrayer. Few remember that she was the second Dominic actress. Honestly, with those disguises, it is not difficult at all since we didn't know at the time it was supposed to have been Sophia.
  6. Shorty after Kirk Cranston first came to town (as a last ditch effort to explain Jack Lee's sudden DC trip and the real actor's death? By the way, I always wondered why they didn't just recast Jack Lee). Anyway, there were quite a few scenes between Kirk and Julia, especially before Cruz let it slip that Kirk was Jack Lee's son. The scene where Julia poured a drink into Kirk's lap was the same thing she did to the faux-Jack Lee months prior. I enjoyed their conversations but Kirk was clearly after Eden already at that point Timothy Dalton had a huge TV hit in the mid/late 80s playing Mr. Rochester on Jane Eyre miniseries
  7. Right. I meant that by 1997 NBC was trying to add another soap to its lineup. The death of soaps wasn't evident just yet in that era. I think the other 2 networks still had 4 soaps each and NBC just 2? Upon further research just now, it seems like NBC gave Passions a go-ahead before it even canceled Sunset Beach. , I always thought that the former replaced the latter. Passions premiered in July of 1999, and Sunset Beach wasn't canceled until September. Oh, yeah, I completely forgot that Another World was still on at that moment
  8. So I just read that basically NBC was trying to rebuild its daytime, because after Santa Barbara was cancelled that slot was left empty? And basically Sunset Beach was a failure and it got replaced with.. Passions. Wow, can't believe Passions stayed on the air as long as it did. But, I guess, some of it was just so bad, that it was good?
  9. Wow, I just watched a bunch of clips of Sunset Beach and Generations on YouTube. Both short-lived. Did they both at least have logical wrap-ups and better send-offs than SB? It was good to see Linda Jimmy Gibboney on Generations
  10. I only vaguely remember Sunset Beach, but was that show trying to be what SB couldn't by the '90s, also unsuccessfully?
  11. I was just thinking the same. And Melissa Reeves (Jade) went straight to Days?
  12. I suppose Christy was an extension to the teen set with ties to Ted, Laken and Jade. But as soon as Christy was gone, that was it.
  13. Funny you should say that, because I just started watching season 2 of The Morning Show on Apple. It just seems so loud and overproduced compared to SB. Anytime now when I switch back from current TV to SB, it is like I'm in a different world, or in a different country even. I think it might have something to do with Covid as well.
  14. It's interesting that the teen set on SB fell apart basically right after they got back from Hollywood - so by 1985. I don't think there were any other attempts to have a group of teenagers on this show, were there?
  15. Also, I was just thinking... Imagine drowning in options - I have absolutely everything - from Netflix to Hulu, from Amazon to Disney, from HBO Max to Peacock. Yet, I choose to rewatch an old soap from 35 years ago on YouTube. Is it just nostalgia or something else? I have to say I find all the current soaps on the air unwatchable. And I have watched pretty much all of them at various times in the last 10-15 years. Once the current generation that watches them is gone, I can't see them staying on the air for much longer. I honestly don't know anybody under 30 who watches any of the current shows no matter how much they try to push the teen or young adult sets. The viewership is just not there, at least on the scale that it would take to keep them on the air.
  16. Did you guys know the viewers (supposedly) got a choice in naming the baby? https://youtu.be/kbIubOORqrU Also, how in the world did Marcy and A not hook up IRL??
  17. Right? Recasts are pretty much unique to daytime. However, I remember a few recasts on primetime shows. Seinfeld's father was a different actor in season 1 in the very beginning. Also with children, I guess, it's easier. On Mad Men they recast Don Draper's son.
  18. Does anybody know if either Marcy Walker or A Martinez were approached by other soaps or prime time to jump ship at the peak of their popularity and were there real threats to them jumping ship or were they pretty much untouchable as far as SB goes? I mean, yes, by 1991 the writing was on the wall that this couple is no longer secure but what about 3-4 years prior to that? I have to tell you that my transition from Gina 1 to Gina 2 has gone pretty smoothly. By the end of Linda's tenure I started imagining her as Robin, even trying to picture what Robin's gesticulation and general acting would be and many of Linda's scenes. This is sort of a unique experience for me because usually I get caught off guard with an actor or actress changes, but in this case, after so many years of knowing, and rewatching this time around I was prepared much better!
  19. Everyone in the SB fandom is always so focused on Mary that sometimes Julia plays second fiddle even though she interacted with Mason a lot more timewise than Mary. I mean, yes, the Mary character is a very important one to the SB canvas even though she spent just barely over a year on the show. Julia seems like she's independent from the get-go, even though she does interact with men a lot more than with women from the beginning with the exception of Augusta for obvious reasons. I remember just recently having watched when Dylan first appeared on the show, Julia corrected him on her title "It's Miss - with a "z," she points out to him. Having followed NLG for all these years, I know she's a very independent career-focused woman - and she plays one on TV. She most likely wanted the writers of the shows she's been on to have that in mind whenever anything was written for her. Does anyone remember any specific interviews where she points that out, perhaps?
  20. That's kind of you! I figured, with your new job, you would have slowed down anyway! I'm about where Robin Mattson takes over, so still quite a ways away Also, GH fans over here - how many times did Robin Mattson return as Heather Webber?
  21. Is this article fairly fair? https://dnyuz.com/2021/09/06/for-american-men-u-s-open-hints-at-better-days-ahead/
  22. I was quite impressed with how they wrote Sophia's being in front of the judge when he suspended her sentence. She seemed genuinely sincere and ready to accept whatever punishment the judge was going to deliver. I don't know how much current law would allow something like this, but I believe she would have probably gone in front of a jury.
  23. I love that we saw none of that 10 hours a week that Sophia was supposed to be doing community service! I suppose that would not have been great soap material
  24. So I was bored the last few days, and I did some soap hopping, meaning, I watched quite a few episodes on YouTube from Edge of Night, General Hospital, As the World Turns, Another World, Y&R - the works - from various periods In the 80s and 90s. I finished off with the last five episodes of the current Sheila arc on B&B. I'm telling you - nothing comes close to the quality of dialogue on SB from its golden age (late 1985 - late 1988). The amount of gems from this period could fill 10 prime time shows.
  25. I know Robert Newman took over from Joseph Bottoms at the very end of Kirk Cranston's intitial stay, but Joseph Bottoms must have really enjoyed the role if he agreed to return in subsequent years three more times! I did find him intriguing at the beginning, and I think it was a good way to appease those who would have missed the character of Jack Lee rather than finding a recast for Jack Lee.
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