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  1. Memories of Phaedra’s “rental car” shade towards Kenya at one of the reunions. (Not that Phaedra could talk from her glass house...)
  2. Oh sh!t! Now Les Moonves is in Ronan Farrow’s crosshairs. What will Julie Chen do? https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/leslie-moonves-accused-sexual-misconduct-ronan-farrow-expose-1130268
  3. I forgot Finn. The show has a TON of dead weight, so if they wanted to drop some of it, there are plenty of places to make cuts. I’m sure they have some data that Maurice and Steve are draws, so they are unlikely to give them up. But they don’t even have to touch them to dramatically change GH.
  4. I’m assuming you’d get rid of Carly, Sonny, Jason, Anna, Ava, Julian, Maxie, Alexis, Franco, Drew, Nina, Valentin, and their kids, which they’d have to do make room/budget for the influx. I dunno. In an ideal world, that’d sound good to me because most of the above characters are either horrid or played out. But I think ABC would cancel the show instead of doing a drastic reset.
  5. A year ago I complained that there were no go-getting ambitious men in their 30s/40s on the show. Every dude was a mopey slacker. Fast-forward to now, Scott is gone, Billy is running Jabot, Nick is starting a rival conglomerate to Newman, and Cane is running Chancellor. The problem is that none of it feels organic. All of these guys are mopey slackers. They just are. It was a tough place for the show with all these passive men in Genoa City who couldn’t really drive story.
  6. Ah ok! It’s a funny pic. Was curious. I was like, “Is that Charlize Theron in a wig with James van der Beek?”
  7. Maeve Kinkead’s bob as Vanessa was also great. The grey was a bit much, but I suppose it was freeing for her, especially if the show wasn’t using her much.
  8. I can take or leave JM. Sometimes he surprises me with his acting, like in those argument scenes with MCE/Chelsea when Graham kidnapped their son and framed Dina. But most of the time he phones it in because he’s not really given much to emote in the first place. It’s just hangdog aging frat boy “Duh” face all the time. But that’s Nick. Well, until they dusted off old Adam scripts and tried to pass them off as Nick, which doesn’t jive. He doesn’t typically frustrate me the same way Amelia Heinle does, where there’s a gap between who Victoria is supposed to be and the xanned-out performance.
  9. Yep. It’s sad. Bethenny is very funny and immediately brought energy to a flagging show with her return, but it’s not enjoyable to watch a bully constantly get away with it IMO, whether it’s Victor on Y&R or Frank Underwood on HoC or Queen B. We see it all the time in corporate America. It’s not something I like to see in my entertainment. She needs an equal, but it appears that she won’t allow that. If next season is Bethenny streamrolling over the other ladies, I’m out. Lol, yeah, I compared Bethenny to Frank Underwood, but her body count is getting up there.
  10. Come on, Bryton. Get that second Emmy. I suppose we’re lucky to get this sendoff. We were robbed of the chance to say goodbye to VR/Dru (or for Phyllis to suffer any consequences...the entire Winters family should resent the hell out of her for her part in that mess). I don’t even remember how Nathan Hastings died.
  11. There was Nurse Barbara, Sonia Satra’s crazy character on OLTL. And Erica’s nemesis Barbara on AMC. I think Holly’s mother on GL was named Barbara (edit: yes, she was). A handful. I didn’t think Linda was such a popular name, but Melissa Leo played Linda Warner on AMC and Linda Patterson was a popular DAYS character in the ‘70s and ‘80s (played by the late Margaret Mason and Elaine Princi, who had previously played Kate Winograd on the show).
  12. That’s true. Nene is jealous of Kandi’s success. But they seem to have stayed out of each other’s ways for the most part and made a shaky peace.
  13. Yeah, it’s not so much wanting Carole to stay, but there needs to be a check on Bethenny. I felt that same way when Nene’s ego grew to the size of an asteroid on ATL. There were always people who could get under Nene’s skin (Kim, Sheree, sometimes Phaedra), but they weren’t rootable figures at all. Kenya couldn’t really hang with Nene. Claudia could go toe to toe with Nene verbally, but that was *all* she brought to the show, and she came off as a one-note thirsty pest. I think Nene, since her return and some career ups and downs, is a less condescending, more likable presence now, so there isn’t as much need for a counterbalance. (That could change.) Bethenny, on the other hand, is more out of control than ever.
  14. The only times I’ve ever been Team Bethenny have been in her fights with Jill and Kelly (because they were both so awful and not just with B). Maaaaybe Ramona at moments. But Ms. Frankel is just so obnoxious and definitely uses tears strategically more than almost any HW, which Carole called out. I’ve always given Dorinda a lot of slack, but she needs an intervention badly. I missed the part where Dorinda did something and someone screamed. Did she throw a drink at Luann, and did she just knock something over?
  15. I imagine a lot of longtime viewers may feel like they wasted time investing in these shows, especially after how callously they were treated in the last 20-30 years. They felt cheated so they are trying to reconcile that in some way. Maybe they are hoping for some long delayed justice that will never come.
  16. If Y&R didn’t go to the addiction well so often, it might have made sense for Nick to follow in Nikki’s footsteps and develop a substance abuse problem. But I imagine TPTB may not have had faith JM could handle it.
  17. Gregg Marx had lovely thick hair. I know not everyone loves dreads, but Keith Hamilton Cobb was so striking as Noah as was Timothy Stickney as RJ.
  18. Babies just work with a lot of the soap audience. Instant stakes. Victoria on Y&R popped out a whole litter that we never see because they were short-term plot devices who are now inconveniences.
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