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  1. Oof. She’s not had a good time of it this year, has she.
  2. Hell, I’d be into a doc that starts with Dickens/newspaper serials and the Greeks and sh!t like that. I totally want to an opportunity to geek out and watch something over and over again. And learn.
  3. Peter Parros was on ATWT around that time and was pretty hot himself. But man, they definitely sh!t on him over the years.
  4. Speaking of astrology (which I just find fun), Kenya and Marlo are both Aquarius (like myself). Just funny to see their Aqua-on-Aqua violence.
  5. All the men in my mother’s side of my Southern black family watch Y&R and DAYS.
  6. Yes, definitely seemed like it was dancing on daytime’s grave. As if they were a thing of the past and there’s no need for them to exist anymore. Yeah, there’s no way this would fly on a network, especially after those ratings. But who needs the networks anymore. That’s actually part of the story they *didn’t* want to tell: that the big broadcast networks and their precious primetime programming have become just as irrelevant as the daytime soaps they’ve relegated to the ancient past. But yeah we’ve been begging for a Ken Burns-style documentary series. Maybe even PBS woul
  7. Are they fücking serious? They owe us Sheila, Lauren, and Molly at the farmhouse AND the lab catfight.
  8. Basically this needed to be five times longer and on streaming, on a relatively neutral platform with fewer self-promotional demands like Netflix. It really whet my appetite for a more thorough exploration, without ad breaks or unreasonable ratings expectations.
  9. LOL I love how agitated EB gets. He’s always SHOUTING in his tweets like Frank Costanza.
  10. The Tonys were cancelled and everything else is on hold, so I guess why not?
  11. The 2021 Oscars could be postponed according to sources. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/oscars-2021-postponed-possibly-1234610694/
  12. I hope this means they are planning a full Sheila week. Josh Morrow had a rough patch with hairstyle/facial hair combos in the 2000s.
  13. I was curious if Jon Hamm had any daytime credits (as a jobbing actor who had been kicking around the industry before his Don Draper break, it wouldn’t have surprised me). But I can’t find any. I thought he might have been there to bolster the idea that even a “prestige” drama series like Mad Men was basically a soap, but they didn’t make anything of it. Maybe he was friends with one of the producers? He seems up for anything. Who knows. I chalked a lot of the Agnes Nixon focus and Bill Bell erasure to the fact that she was ABC. Plus, thematically, she followed the “shows for women
  14. I was comparing this to the CNN decade documentaries, but those were so much more professionally done, with appropriate budgets. They labeled most of their longer clips. Yet they didn’t have these elaborate sets and graphics mimicking slides from a carousel projector, which, again, were eye-catching (and maybe more accessible to a network primetime audience not used to a stark documentary style), but I’d gladly have sacrificed those for better clips. And you are SO right about the hypocrisy of these networks going after unauthorized uploaders of clips yet using said clips to cut costs
  15. Sad that soaps forgot this too. The “heroes” on soaps are mobsters, rapists, and serial killers.
  16. Maura Mandt, the late producer who got the remembrance at the end, was better known for her sports documentaries, I see.
  17. Susan Sullivan? I mean, they aren’t wrong in the ultimate fate of soaps and how they’ve mutated into new forms (any astute observer of pop culture knows that), but it’s telling that they are writing this epitaph when a daytime soap is still airing on their network. GH runs out of original episodes in two days. I want a proper documentary now. One that delves into the roots. Gotta do it soon before we start losing even more of our early veterans.
  18. Touché. And she basically said that young writers would take her job from her cold dead hands when she spoke on a soap writer’s panel years ago. She was like “F**k you, noobs. There aren’t enough jobs to go around!”
  19. LOL at them using the very deceased Jeanne Cooper to represent Y&R in 2020.
  20. Absolutely. And she was a little pipsqueak just a few years earlier. I just can’t believe they were even allowed to tell that story. And bravo to Michael Sutton, who I‘d never thought much of before.
  21. LOL they are sort of writing GH’s death certificate here. “How can you keep up with General Hospital when you’re binge-watching Orange Is the New Black?” I mean.... true?
  22. Still boggles my mind how brave it was to give that HIV story to Robin.
  23. Was about to post the same fücking thing lol. I admit I was almost as obsessed with The Real World growing as I was with the soaps. Same DNA with Mary Ellis-Bunim.
  24. She looks amazing, Mary Crosby! This special is trending No. 3 on Twitter, so maybe *some* notice will be taken?
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