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  1. Whoopi’s going to hear about that from her bosses at ABC. They already slapped down Bellamy Young. The Oscar set is pretty cool. Eva Marie Saint looks AMAZING for 93. There are people in their 50s who look older.
  2. For me, I only started watching OLTL during the Gottlieb/Malone years (my mom watched ATWT), but after going back and watching some of Andrea Evans and even Karen Witter, I realize how miscast KT was. I thought the ditzy blonde was just Tina.
  3. Totally. Disney has too much riding on the American Idol reboot at this point, so they’re like, “Nothing to see here...moving right along...” I love a white tux, but not sure how I feel about this:
  4. I’m not watching the E! coverage, but celebs are skipping him this year. It’s becoming a big disaster for E!
  5. I’d said it before, though: Krista Tesreau had scorching hot chemistry with Tuc Watkins unlike I’ve seen with any of his female co-stars since, including Robin Strasser. Like it was gross that she was banging a guy she thought might be her brother, but yet I sort of understood it.
  6. The run of show: I’ll watch, but I’m not that invested this year. I did enjoy Get Out (and thought Catherine Keener deserved a supporting nod for the therapy/hypnosis scene alone), but I wasn’t blown away by it.
  7. Thanks for compiling, @FrenchFan. GT was indeed on every single day in February.
  8. I didn’t think the story was great for many reasons (including the ridiculous stereotyping), but it’s part of the canon and could easily be used to push story forward without dredging up any of the silliness. Soaps do it all the time. Enough time has passed, and he has been mentioned in the interim. And IMO if PB can agree to doing the Marco stuff, which was just jaw-dropping in its stupidity, it’s hard for me to buy that the Keemo stuff was worse. Luan is dead, and Philip Moon (whom I liked) is unlikely to return, so there could be a fresh start. As soap viewers, we’ve become accustomed to late-in-life children discoveries (ahem, Dylan) with weird, convoluted backstories, but we can look past things if the dynamic between characters and actors gels. And let’s be real: PB/Jack needs all the help he can get. His days as romantic lead are waning, and his character only seems partially rejuvenated through exploring his relationship with his mother. We need to see Jack as dad, and he has children off canvas that could help create new interest. And on a soap that has struggled with diversity in the past 10-15 years (see Winters Wednesday), yes, an Asian lead with ties to an active core family (unlike Devon to the defunct Reynolds/Chancellors) would be great for Y&R.
  9. The younger generations are definitely losing touch with older TV shows. I was born in the ‘80s, but of course things like I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, MTM, The Bob Newhart Show, etc. were ubiquitous in reruns on local stations and on Nick at Nite. And really those are what everyone watched. Now they are only really seen on very niche channels or very rarely are on streaming but are subsumed in the sheer variety of more modern series. Granted, I Love Lucy and Dick Van Dyke were only 20-30 years old when I was growing up, same as Golden Girls and Friends for kids now. But I feel like there’s a whole American television heritage getting lost in the deluge of Peak TV. It’s painful when I see a discussion on Goldderby of the greatest TV shows of all time and see so many mentions of 30 Rock and so few of Mary Tyler Moore. Still, the modest success of CBS’s recent Carol Burnett retrospective with young viewers was encouraging.
  10. Thanks, @FrenchFan. Lol at Karla Mosley appearing in more episodes than Don Diamont but having no story to speak of.
  11. He is but they’d need to deSORAS him to make him at all viable. It’s insane but Philip Moon is 56. Time does fly.
  12. I’d never seen Prakash Amritraj reporting on Tennis Channel, and my word, what a body:
  13. You would think, but I can imagine certain TPTB not wanting to commit to an Asian male heartthrob on their soap. We saw what happened with Eric Steinberg, and they humiliated Keemo with that ridiculous Mari Jo Mason fling before they got rid of him. http://soapcentral.com/yr/news/2013/0403-bergman.php https://es.xfinity.com/sdmy/blogs/tv/2010/08/04/deep-soap-yrs-peter-bergman-criticizes-jack-and-victors-war/ Those are the only two interviews I found in which PB addresses Keemo, and neither “journalist” ever followed up to see exactly what PB’s objections were to that storyline given all of the other crazy, ridiculous stuff we’ve seen Jack endure over the years. Who was the writer who penned that storyline? I know the soap media only ever existed to be an extension of the PR arms of the networks and producers, but c’mon. So many questions we’ve had for years go unanswered and all we’re left with is innuendo. Actually his best (but not really all that revealing) answer came at a fan event (at 10:35): I know we’ve been over this a lot over the years, but it’s annoying. And I’m sure Lane Davies, Scott Bryce, or even Hunt Block would be more than happy to take over should Mr. Bergman no longer want to play what it is given to him. But I’m sure TPTB just don’t bother because at the end of the day, they don’t care. Meanwhile we’re on bland, basic Kyle No. 5.
  14. I just wish journalists would’ve done their jobs (back when they held any sway) and pressed PB a bit on his comments.
  15. Lord, Christina Chambers was the queen of this, right? I remember her Marty Saybrooke, which was a flop. Susan Haskell later reprised the role to some success, even though she later became a lunatic.
  16. Natalie Dillon on AMC. Kate Collins left, and they replaced with Melody Anderson. What were they thinking? It was a disaster. She was killed off the next year. Connor Walsh on ATWT. Another WTF recast with Luna Moody from OLTL replacing Allyson Rice-Taylor. Just a baffling decision from Felicia Minei Behr, one she reversed after massive fan derision. The character was unfortunately trashed (although I thought the character had gone through the ringer prior to the recast).
  17. Definitely The Big Bang Theory. When I lived with roommates, it was all Family Guy all the time.
  18. 😂 Get in line, y’all. When TL returned, folks were like, “Meh, I hated JT.” Now folks are doing scavenger hunts for snaps of his pert, sweet, blond, fleshy derrière. http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view2/2101481/thad-luckinbill-o.gif
  19. Dinah Marler on GL. It helped that there was a gap between Turco and Moniz. Jennifer Gatti Paige Turco Wendy Moniz Gina Tognoni
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