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  1. "Roseanne" revival in the works

    Aw, the Roseanne set is back! Warms my heart I think (hope!) we'll get a softer, better side of Roseanne, similar to seasons 1-5 Roseanne. Hopefully, Darlene won't be too negatively sarcastic either, and Jackie won't be too oafish as she was during the final 3 seasons. Still no word on Johnny Galecki...?
  2. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Agreed. For the sake of the show and the sake of her own marriage/family, she needs to be DONE after this season.
  3. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    That brings me to a question regarding all Housewives series over the years... Which long-time Housewives do you think got too big for their britches and believed their own hype the most? And which ones stayed the most grounded and remained true to themselves? As always, clever gifs as replies are always welcome
  4. DAYS: THe search begins

    For me, it was one of those couplings that you grew to root for in spite of yourself. I hated the pairing initially as it was a product of rape and EJ was a one-note psycho villain, stealing kidneys and torturing people (Oh, and he started out as a race car driver, as was Stephanie Johnson and Max Brady... talk about a random story beat), plus it marginalized Lucas, as Lucas & Sami were the money couple from 2003-2007. I get it. EJ is much taller than Lucas. There's that whole penis length philosophy. And he has an accent. That all means jack diddly squat to me. Plus, most of their relationship was just toxic. They really did not bring out the best in each other. They were passionate fighters though.
  5. There. Way more fascinating than Marcy Walker or Judas Priest. Start with your favorite soap hunk and we'll work our way through Alice Horton and Nancy Hughes.
  6. Soap Stars who did porn/posed nude

    I saw some of that. Indeed, they do grow 'em bigger in Texas...
  7. Soap Vets That You Never Got Their Appeal

    I liked what he brought to the role as Ed, but behind the scenes, his constant whining about not being frontburner was obnoxious.
  8. External Scenes in American Soaps

    Agreed. It makes the "mansions" of the Forresters, Newmans, Kiriakis, and DiMera families look pathetic. Especially since we get to see such fabulous exteriors of the Bell mansions on B&B. Its also sad how sets mysteriously shrink over the years (no doubt to keep more sets standing in the studio spaces at the same time). Forrester home is smaller, DiMera home is smaller, plus Horton Town Square's entire right side disappeared (they used to have that brick staircase with the tunnel underneath, along with a random patio couch right before it). That's the type of crap GL used to do when they were rearranging their Titanic deck chairs, so to speak.
  9. Days of our Lives promo-She's Back!

    It was in a blue room at some point this past year. I can't remember the specifics. Sorry
  10. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Anyone know WHY Heather is loathed by other Bravolebrities? I'd welcome her back. If she came back and the sad mess known as Shannon were still there, it'd be another one to rile her up, with her icy cool demeanor while Shannaloon goes apesh.t again. Plus, I'd like to see the finished product of her house. I don't know who's touting Kelly as the new Queen Bee of the OC, because she is way too unstable and messy to be anything of the sort. I love her mom, though. She cracks me up with that hairdo. It always looks like she just woke up. I'm wondering why Bravo bothered to bring back Meghan. Surely, she must do SOMETHING worthwhile later this season? I'm liking Peggy and I like her family. I hope she continues to gel with the girls and gets another season. It's definitely obvious that David was coaxed by Shannaloon to "casually investigate" Diko for more info on Peggy's mastectomy. That's why she's getting all flustered with Diko approaching her about it.
  11. DAYS: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    I'm a stan for Dee, but I think what's been off is that there's an inflection in Hattie's voice that is sometimes missing. It helps distinguish Marlena vs. FauxMarlena. Meanwhile, I think Judi Evans has been excellent at slipping back into Bonnie's shoes, even though I absolutely detested the character the first time around. I'm enjoying the Bonnie/Adrienne doppelganger story, even though it's a total rewrite that Bonnie is an exact replica of Adrienne.
  12. Days of our Lives promo-She's Back!

    Chachkies on the wall of a guitar and Elvis. Boom. We're in Tennessee!
  13. DAYS: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    To be honest, the last time I was interested in Eric & Nicole was when Jensen Ackles played the part. Even then, their initial relationship was snoozeville; it was when they became a torrid affair while he was with Greta that it finally got interesting.
  14. The future of US soaps

    Friendly note: The quote is from BRADLEY Bell, not Bill Bell. I feel that in the past 5 years, with only four soaps left, there's a feeling of solidarity among DAYS, Y&R, and B&B, while GH is in its own world. GH and Y&R are still playing poaching games, but the DAYS/Bell Soap connections are friendly.
  15. Days: Y&R vet joins the show

    Calm down queens it's just a story arc. For some reason, I can see him finally playing gay on daytime for this. Someone for Paul to swing his baseball bat with during spring training.
  16. Days of our Lives promo-She's Back!

    Let's just be grateful the blue room set wasn't repurposed as a graveyard.
  17. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Ugh Nene Nene Nene... She's on a dangerous slope towards obscurity. Wishing rape on someone? C'mon girl... this is reminiscent of Kramer using the N word. Agreed on the media play to get viewers hyped up on RHOA. But they are all making it so ugly now. All parties involved. Kudos to Bethenny. That's how you use your wealth and celebrity status. Major props to Miss Frankel
  18. The future of US soaps

    I recall that quote so I pulled out my trusty ol' Digests from 1997, and it was an interview for B&B's 10th anniversary. He (Bradley) said: "We started out in 8th place with ratings in the low 5's, which at the time were very poor. We slowly passed GL and ATWT. When we first beat General Hospital, I couldn't believe it!" At the time, they were usually 3rd place. In regards to expanding to an hour: "If we're going to make a play for first or second place, it can't be done as a half-hour. There are definite benefits to the way we are now, but we're not going to reach our fullest potential until the show becomes an hour." It doesn't read as a disrespectful plan to beat his sister CBS shows, but rather a goal to be seen by the greatest amount of eyeballs.
  19. B&B - October Discussion Thread

    Exactly. That is their story and there's nothing to the story. What, so Eric saw them? How does that affect him? Eric has been with 3 Logan women already, is he jealous cuz he's missing out on the 4th? And what's the high stakes with mama Quinn learning her son is boinking his ex-wife's aunt? That's par for the course in Forrester land. Snoooooze.
  20. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Yep. White women love NeNe because she's the stereotypical over-the-top loud-mouth "drag queen" that us white folk are so easily entertained by. NeNe is funny. But she was much more funny the first 3 years when her remarks were genuine, thoughts popping out of her head at the moment, as opposed to well-thought one-liners and premeditated GIF moments. Agreed on the friendships of the NYC and BH ladies. Even yesterday, LuAnn and Jill posted an instagram photo together, just hanging out as "besties". Meanwhile, from the quarreling of Beverly Hills' first season bore a genuine friendship between Kyle and Camille.
  21. External Scenes in American Soaps

    I agree on DAYS' sets and how it detracts from the overall experience of the show. @Edward Skylover DAYS' production values began to tank around early 2009 when their budget was slashed (which coincided with the ouster of Deidre Hall & Drake Hogestyn, plus the dismissals of Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols... plus rumors of Kristian Alfonso & Peter Reckell taking drastic pay cuts). Before there was Horton Town Square, a lot of scenes in 2009-2010 took place on the Salem pier. I equate Horton Town Square with Guiding Light's Main Street, used from 2005-2008. HTS at least looks clean and makes sense, aesthetically speaking. GL's Main Street was a hodge-podge of ugly. With the decrease of set usage and an increase of redressing sets and calling them different locations, it blurs the sense of watching a real town; a real community. It also blurs my memory of when certain scenes took place and certain places with certain people. It all becomes a big blur of BLUE ROOM. That g0ddamn blue room, redressed to be a hospital waiting room, various hospital offices, Horton Center's office, Club TBD's back office, a judge's office to decide custody cases, a freakin' motel room, a supply closet... everything, you name it. Next year, it'll be a revamped Brady Pub. Another part of what decreases the overall soap experience is that everything is way too coincidental now. We thought soaps were full of coincidences before, but nowadays when there's only 2 or 3 public meeting spots, it's SO conveniently easy to run into someone, to spy on someone, to overhear someone, to find someone who's hiding, etc. etc. Can't find a convict on the run? Just check Horton Town Square or that park bench with the giant bush walls. And something that really detracted (that they've improved upon in the past couple years) for me is when they stopped bothering to include ambient outdoor noise. Whenever a character was "outside," it was/is dead silent. No chirping birds, no low howls of the wind, no crickets at night, no natural ambiance. Dead silence just augments the fact that they're standing inside a cold studio. Okay, end of production values rant... for now.
  22. External Scenes in American Soaps

    Ironically, DAYS put the other soaps to shame from '92 to 2004 when they had Salem Place, an outdoor set on the NBC lot. It was a large shopping complex set with a few store fronts and the Java Cafe (and they looked way more realistic than the cheap, wobbly cardboard Horton Town Square). It also had the front to a movie theater (in reality, the doors to NBC's gift shop). They would shoot during daytime and nighttime. DAYS would frequently shoot outdoors around 1999-2004, whether it was a real-life park, or the parking lot outside Salem Place (like when Stefano's car burst into flames or the Last Blast teen crew playing football). They've shot on the beach a few times, most recently in early 2016 when Brady was having random flashbacks of a chick named Summer attempting to drown herself (long story, not even worth mentioning). Bo and Hope had an outdoor carriage ride around 2006. The most recent big location shoot I can remember was in 1999 when John & Marlena had a summer honeymoon in Hawaii.
  23. B&B: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    So, will Bill and Steffy hold off having sex together before Halloween? Or will they already be married and divorced by Christmas.
  24. Bravo's The Real Housewives of....

    Agree 100%. I, too, have not liked Melissa since Day One. The fact that she was singing a song on her first season called "On Display" about fame and everyone's eyes are on her... gurrrl, you just began filming and it hasn't even begun airing yet! Someone sure had high expectations... She really wormed her way out of her comeuppance. I was hoping we'd get an onscreen airing of her dirty laundry re: Melissa vs. Danielle ("Have you acknowledged your nephew...?") but I guess they're sticking to the Tre/Mel/Danielle vs. the others. ATL: I'm sure Kim vs. Nene will be cute, but it's not the same. The first 3-4 seasons with them was true anger, resentment, and jealousy. Now, it's just a performance for the show. I don't really buy it, but you know I'll be watching
  25. DAYS: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    Finally, there's some PASSION in viewers' reaction again