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  1. Who would you Cast???

    The best idea so far.
  2. LATEST RATINGS: June 4-8, 2018

    Just bring back Ed Scott and Kay Alden, and let them close up the show and lay it to rest.
  3. B&B on Amazon Prime

    If you have any questions, let me know. If you have any questions, let me know.
  4. B&B on Amazon Prime

    That entire first year of Y&R was SHOCKINGLY good. Most soaps take a while to mesh and get off the ground, but Y&R was excellent right from the start.
  5. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Other posters have made similar comments and I see the point, but to me, Chris really was the principle love of Nancy's life. They had been together over 50 years and had had four children together. Like many older widows after losing a long-time spouse, Nancy probably started "talking" to Chris in her head/heart long before she even met Dan. He certainly meant a lot to Nancy, but I saw Dan and Nancy's love story as more companion-based, while Chris remained her eternal love.
  6. B&B on Amazon Prime

    Yawn. This is neither a show nor a time-period of episodes that are going to lure in the masses. Now put up GH, ATWT, TGL, OLTL, DAYS, or Y&R from their earliest-available episodes, and I'm there!
  7. Classic GH Thread

    Diana was originally a "good girl," the traditional, long-suffering heroine archetype. Her characterization remained fairly consistent through several writing regimes, but she suddenly and inexplicably changed into a nasty person towards the end of her run on the show. In my mind, I tried to justify it by remembering that she had lost her husband Peter to a heart attack, her first two children to death, and her third child in a custody battle, but the change was jarring and poorly executed. Brooke Bundy was all wrong for the character anyway, so when the character died, it was more of a relief than anything.
  8. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Goutman said in the press that the idea of pretaping a scene for Wagner to be used in the finale had come up, but he had nixed it. EVERY longtime viewer, knowing that Nancy had opened the show with "Good morning, dear" would have loved to see her close out the show with a "Good night"...but Goutman was not wont to give viewers what they wanted. I was enraged.
  9. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Episode Count 1997-2010: 3444 episodes January 1, 1997-September 17, 2010 1. Michael Park (Jack Snyder) – 2023 2. Maura West (Carly Tenney) – 1955 3. Jon Hensley (Holden Snyder) – 1580 4. Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes) – 1354 5. Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily Stewart) – 1413 6. Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti Snyder) – 1383 7. Martha Byrne (Lily Walsh) – 1368 8. Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan) – 1293 9. Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh) – 1109 10. Lesli Kay (Molly Conlan) – 1060 11. Benjamin Hendrickson (Hal Munson) – 1049 12. Roger Howarth (Paul Ryan) – 994 13. Scott Holmes (Tom Hughes) – 934 14. Dusty Donovan (Grayson McCouch) – 917 15. Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman) – 821 16. Hunt Block (Craig Montgomery) – 803 17. Peter Parros (Ben Harris) – 729 18. Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes) – 693 19. Don Hastings (Bob Hughes) – 682 20. Marie Wilson (Meg Snyder) – 636 21. Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff) – 610 22. Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot) – 590 23. Jesse Soffer (Will Munson) – 571 24. Larry Bryggman (John Dixon) – 561 25. Marie Masters (Susan Stewart) – 556 26. Eileen Fulton (Lisa) – 530 27. Agim Kaba (Aaron Snyder) – 523 28. Paul Leyden (Simon Frasier) – 520 29. Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson) – 502 30. Jennifer Ferrin (Jennifer Munson) – 491 31. Martha Byrne (Rose D’Angelo) – 482 * Jessica Dunphy (Alison Stewart) – 482 33. Van Hansis (Luke Snyder)– 431 34. Tamara Tunie (Jessica Griffin) – 418 35. Peyton List (Lucy Montgomery) – 408 36. Annie Parisse (Julia Lindsey) – 405 37. Kathleen Widdoes (Emma Snyder) – 400 38. Anthony Herrera (James Stenbeck) – 375 39. Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder) – 335 40. Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) – 326 41. Kristina Sisco (Abigail Williams) – 315 42. Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart) – 307 * Paul Taylor (Isaac Jenkins) – 307 44. Alexandra Chando (Maddie Coleman) – 306 45. Lauren B. Martin (Camille Bennett) – 304 46. Tom Eplin (Jake McKinnon) – 294 47. Zach Roerig (Casey Hughes) – 292 48. Ewa da Cruz (Vienna Hyatt) – 268 49. Noelle Beck (Lily Walsh) – 266 50. Scott DeFreitas (Andy Dixon) – 261 51. Scott Holroyd (Paul Ryan) – 260 52. Julie Pinson (Janet Ciccone) – 258 53. Napiera Danielle (Bonnie McKechnie) – 246 54. Bailey Chase (Chris Hughes) – 245 55. Nathaniel Marston (Eddie Silva) – 236 56. Kim Onasch (Jennifer Munson) – 231 57. Cassandra Creech (Denise Maynard) – 227 * Daniel Markel (David Stenbeck) – 227 59. Helen Wagner (Nancy Hughes) – 222 60. Jake Silbermann (Noah Mayer) – 220 61. Jon Lindstrom (Craig Montgomery) – 219 62. Paolo Seganti (Damian Grimaldi) – 202 63. Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes) – 197 64. Elena Goode (Jade Taylor) – 194 65. Craig Lawlor (Adam Munson) – 194 66. Lamman Rucker (Marshall Travers) – 173 67. Todd Rotondi (Bryant Montgomery) – 164 68. Paul Korver (Chris Hughes) – 163 69. Mary Beth Evans (Sierra Esteban) – 162 70. Meredith Hagner (Liberty Ciccone) – 157 71. Jamie Dudney (Georgia Tucker) – 156 72. Keith Coulouris (Reid Hamilton) – 145 73. Sherri Alexander (Samantha Markham) – 140 74. Allie Gorenc (Sage Snyder) – 138 75. Brett Groneman (Will Munson) – 138 76. Anne Sayre (Mitzi Matters) – 136 77. Tom Wiggin (Kirk Anderson) – 133 78. Ashley Marie Greiner (Faith Snyder) – 131 79. Kin Shriner (Keith Morrissey) – 130 80. Jordana Brewster (Nikki Munson) – 118 * Terri Garber (Iris Dumbrowski) – 118 82. Chris Beetem (Jordan Sinclair) – 116 83. Daniel Menake (Johnny Donovan) – 114 84. Nick Kokotakis (Brad Snyder) – 109 85. Scott Bryce (Craig Montgomery) – 108 86. Sarah Brown (Julia Larrabee) – 107 87. Justine Cotsonas (Sofie Duran) – 105 88. Christopher Tavani (Luke Snyder) – 102 89. Cole Kachelhoffer (Parker Munson) – 101 90. Real Andrews (Walker Daniels) – 100 * Dylan Bruce (Chris Hughes) – 100 92. Spencer Grammer (Lucy Montgomery) – 96 93. Michael Woods (Alec Wallace) – 94 94. Jeffrey Meek (Craig Montgomery) – 92 95. Dylan Denton (J.J. Larrabee) – 90 * Stephen Schnetzer (Cass Winthrop) – 90 97. Daniel Manche (J.J. Snyder) – 89 98. Giovani Cimmino (Parker Snyder) – 87 99. Chaunteé Schuler (Bonnie McKechnie) – 82 100. John James (Ric Decker) – 81 101. Jake Weary (Luke Snyder) – 78 102. Cassidy Hinkle (Faith Snyder) – 74 * Joanna Rhineheart (Jessica Griffin) – 74 104. Hunter Garner (Billy Ross) – 72 * Jordan Woolley (Nick Kasnoff) – 72 106. Alyssa Diaz (Celia Ortega) – 71 107. Jeremy Ian Zelig (Luke Snyder) – 69 108. Joanna HartsHorne (Sarah Travers) – 68 109. Bailey Harkins (Johnny Donovan) – 64 * Alexander Walters (Mark Kasnoff) – 64 111. Rebecca Anderson (Hope Dixon) – 60 * Keara Dolan & Eliza Ryan (Faith Snyder) – 60 113. Randolph Mantooth (Hal Munson) – 59 114. Jon Prescott (Mike Kasnoff) – 58 115. Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid Oliver) – 57 116. Susan Batten (Connor Walsh) – 56 * Carl T. Evans (Nick Scudder) – 56 * Patrick Tovatt (Cal Stricklyn) – 56 119. McKenzie Satterthwaite (Nikki Munson) – 53 120. Ellery Capshaw (Natalie Snyder) – 51 * Monti Sharp (Lew McCloud) – 51 122. Daniel Cosgrove (Chris Hughes) – 50 * Vanessa Ray (Teri Ciccone) – 50 124. A.J. Lamas (Rafe Ortega) – 49 125. Guenia Lemos (Ruby Frank) – 48 * DJ Lockhart (Doc Reese) – 48 * Saundra McClain (Sarah Ruth Bennett) – 48 * Duane McLaughlin (Dallas Griffin) – 48 129. Ernest Waddell (Curtis Harris) – 47 * Virginia Williams (Brandy Taylor) – 47 131. Barbara Garrick (Rita Renfield) – 46 132. Tony Musnate (Joe D’Angelo) – 45 133. Danielle Alonso (Pilar Domingo) – 43 * John Loprieno (Brad Snyder) – 43 * Camryn Rose (Sage Snyder) – 43 136. Joseph Cross (Casey Hughes) – 42 137. Karl Girolamo (Kevin Davis) – 41 * Traci Godfrey (Elaine Schiller) – 41 139. Valentina de Angelis (Faith Snyder) – 40 * Brian Gaskill (B.J. Green) – 40 * Ben Levin (Gabriel Caras) – 40 * Wolé Parks (Dallas Griffin) – 40 * Chris Tardio (Dominic Ramsey) – 40 144. Matt Cavenaugh (Adam Munson) – 39 * Sarah Glendening (Lucy Montgomery) – 39 * Chris Heuisler (Cole Norbeck) – 39 * Jennifer Landon (Cleo Babbitt) – 39 * Aidan Wagner (Cabot Sinclair) – 39 * Sarah Wilson (Liberty Ciccone) – 39 150. Dylan Bluestone (Daniel Hughes) – 38 * Alex Charak (Elwood Hoffman) – 38 152. Justin Weiss (Parker Munson) – 37 153. Kristen Connolly (Josie Anderson) – 36 * Bronson Picket (Diego Santana) – 36 * Chad Tucker (Curtis Harris) – 36 * Lauretta Vaughn (Kit Fowler) – 36 * Davida Williams (Jade Taylor) – 36 158. Roselyn Sanchez (Pilar Domingo) – 35 159. David Allen (Chris Browning) – 34 160. Shawn Christian (Mike Kasnoff) – 33 * Mariah D’Aprile (Hope Dixon) – 33 * Colleen Dion (Dahlia Ventura) – 33 * Ben Jorgenson (Chris Hughes) – 33 164. Benton Greene (Derek Coburn) – 32 * Lea Salonga (Lien Hughes) – 32 166. Daniel Hugh Kelley (Winston Mayer) – 31 * Michael Lowry (Les Sweeney) – 31 * Eric William Morris (Matt O’Connor) – 31 169. Ritchie Coster (Gabriel Frank) – 30 170. Tom Pelphrey (Mick Dante) – 29 171. Lisa Brown (Iva Snyder) – 28 * Evan Alex Cole (Hunter McDermott) – 28 173. Tala Ashe (Ameera Ali Aziz) – 27 * Tom Degnan (Adam Munson) – 27 * Lucas Kelly (Cabot Montgomery) – 27 * Laurence Lau (Brian Wheatley) – 27 177. Jensen Buchanan (Vicky McKinnon) – 26 * Lynn Herring (Audrey Coleman) – 26 179. Wally Kurth (Sam Hutchins) – 25 * Makayla Leigh (Natalie Snyder) – 25 * Valerie Perrine (Dolores Pierce) – 25 182. Lonette McKee (Sarah Ruth Bennett) – 24 * Cruise Russo (Casey Hughes) – 24 * Peter Vack (Casey Hughes) – 24 185. Deirdre Skiles (Dani Andropoulous) – 23 186. Kerr Smith (Ryder Hughes) – 22 187. Brayden Schenck & Declan Schenck (Ethan Snyder) – 21 188. Jared & Lindsey Baskin (Daniel Hughes) – 20 189. Christina Chambers (Molly Conlan) – 19 * Roy Eudon (Brad Snyder) – 19 191. Bryan Abadrabo (Will Munson) – 18 * Colleen Feehan (Sage Snyder) – 18 * Alexandra Herzog (Jennifer Munson) – 18 * Ryan Serhant (Evan Walsh) – 18 * Alan White (Chris Hughes) – 18 196. Kenneth Franklin (Dallas Griffin) – 17 197. Matthew Morrison (Adam Munson) – 16 * Yvonne Perry (Rosanna Cabot) – 16 * Harry Zittel (Adam Munson) – 16 200. Michael Cardelle (Rafe Ortega) – 15 * Christian Siefert (Chris Hughes) – 15 * Sam Stone (Daniel Hughes) – 15 203. Nell Mooney (Spencer McKay)- 14 * Isabella Palmieri (Natalie Snyder) – 14 205. Graham Winton (Caleb Snyder) – 13 206. Alexa Gerasimovich (Natalie Snyder) – 12 207. Amy Princine (Alison Stewart) – 11 208. Ed Fry (Larry McDermott) – 10 * Allyson Rice-Taylor (Connor Walsh) – 10 210. Ian Boyd (Casey Hughes) – 9 211. Kelly Barrett (Maddie Coleman) – 5 * Rosemary Prinz (Penny Hughes) – 5 * Michael Swan (Duncan McKechnie) – 5 214. Patricia Bruder (Ellen Stewart) – 4 * Tyler Hudson (Kevin Davis) – 4 * Emmy Rossum (Abigail Williams) – 4 217. Carmen Duncan (Lisa) – 3 * Gillian Spencer (Jennifer Sullivan) – 3 * Anne Sward (Lyla Peretti) – 3 220. Kevin Csolak (Daniel Hughes) – 2 * John Howard (Paul Ryan) – 2 * Amanda Seyfried (Lucy Montgomery) – 2 223. Steve Bassett (Seth Snyder) – 1 * Sarah Hyland (Alison Stewart) – 1 * Chloe Morris (Bonnie McKechnie) – 1 * Julianne Moore (Frannie Hughes) – 1 According to this compiled list, in the last 12 years of the show, Eileen Fulton ranked 26th in the number of appearances, Kathryn Hays was 18th, Don Hastings was 19th, and poor Helen Wagner was way down at 59th. Among the top 30, there were 10 characters whom I did not want on the show at all, and and almost as many actors whom I felt were badly recast and difficult to watch. NOTE: I am not taking credit for compiling this list. I found it in the SON archive.
  10. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I found Katie irritating to begin with, but I really grew to resent her more and more as so much attention was paid to her while many of the beloved vets languished in the background or disappeared. I would say the misuse and poor execution of the character were thanks to the incompetent PTB; Katie, herself was not the entire problem. And I have nothing at all against TC. As you say, there were MANY crimes against nature we had to endure over the last ten years. Hammy Howarth shoved down our throats was gag-inducing. The endless and unnecessary recasting of Craig was baffling and destructive. Unwanted newbies like Janet were a waste of space and air-time. The influx of actors from ABC was obvious and a stupid route to take. The list of death blows to ATWT is endless, and extends past Katie alone. OMG, that is so interesting! After so many years on this board, I had never even known about tfhe archived appearances forum. Thank you for pointing it out.
  11. DAYS behind the scenes, articles/photos

    Yes, so many arrogant "writers" cannot write their way out of wet paper bags, although Harding Lamay was both arrogant and gifted, so there are exceptions. Lee and Renee were introduced in 1979 and 1981, I believed, so Laemmle would not have created them, since she worked on the show in 1980. Leslie James was Laemmle's creation who briefly got involved with Chris Kositchek. Cass ie dated Todd Chandler for a minute or two, as I recall, before the pointless character was dumped. Fee was a dreadful recast in the role of Mary, as wrong for that role as Elaine Princi was as Linda Anderson. Yuck.
  12. Peyton Place

    Dorothy Malone's hair was...mesmerizing.
  13. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    In the same interview, he said that Hays, Hastings, and Fulton were the cornerstones of the show. How bizarre that he included Fulton, since his team had ignored and debased the actress and her character for years. Watching Henry feign heterosexuality was as painful as watching Liberace pretending to have the hots for poor Dorothy Malone in Sincerely Yours. Eeeek!
  14. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Personally, I was annoyed at the Babs/Henry pairing BECAUSE she had had so many awful stories in the previous years, that I wanted to show to send her off with a bang, not a snicker. Another thing that vexed me was Nancy's death being so much about Katie. Vomit. Goutman claimed she was "America's sweetheart," an idea that made my head spin. LOL, I have been rewriting and fixing soap stories and blunders in my head for decades!
  15. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Right. I have told him this many times, but he's in denial. I think it's because he has such a vast amount of material, he does not know what to start transferring first, and therefore he's become paralyzed with indecision. My advice has been: choose the material that you love best, and copy that first. If you love everything equally, then start with the oldest and rarest episodes you've got; material unlikely to have been saved anywhere else. He says that if he just keeps his tapes in storage and does not abuse them by frequent play, they should be okay. Nooooooooooo. But alas, I cannot force him to do anything. I imagine Goutman and Pissy thought a Babs/Henrey pairing would be "cute," but in the end, it was just stupid.
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