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  1. Thanks for sharing! It's interesting aside from Days and AW that NBC Daytime always seemed destined to fail to sustain itself. Although not listed, even Edge's nine year run on ABC beats out both NBC's #4 and #5 while CBS's TSS 20 year run just barely eclipses The Doctors even.
  2. LOL like it’s 1996 all over again! TK Ridge and Tylo have some warm chemistry though I wonder what took so long for them to finally share scenes together. The Caroline thing is a big joke though. Thudley pulled this same [!@#$%^&*] with Bobbie Eakes 16 years ago it’s right up his trashy alley.
  3. BTW, did any actor every appear on all four of ATWT, B&B, GL, and Y&R? I've never gotten an answer to that question, and could never verify Christian LeBlanc's claim to either.
  4. Wow, finally watched the Nikki flashback episode and it was the best Y&R ep I've seen in a couple years. Actually, I'm happily surprised to hear all of the classic scores FINALLY being utilized after being neglected for so long. They still stand up to the test of time and have just been music to my ears. As for the rest of the show, just meh.
  5. Yes Daniel Bedingfield did appear as himself singing the song on GL but I thought it was for Tony/Marah, but reading I do agree it must have been for the Manny wedding at the Bauer BBQ that year. It was an interesting ad campaign CBS had ran in the summer of 2003 with Bedingfield's song for all four of its soaps, I do remember liking the ATWT one a lot. However as just about all the CBS summertime campaings fell apart from 2002-2005ish, we got that lovely B&B promo of Amber holding Little Eric over a cliff with the announcer yelling "IS THIS HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?" Which lead way to CBS Daytime's disastrous "Leave the Lights On" campaign that fall. Not only did the annoying light rock song play for every Crimson Lights scene on Y&R, but it also served as the background for music for the strange Friday cliffhanger which had Jeffrey and Beth having sex on the floor of a Japanese restaurant juxtaposed with Shayne crashing his car on GL.
  6. I'm not even still sure why Days even bothered to bring Ben back at all, especially to come back and date Ciara. It was Ben's murder of Aiden's doppleganger that led to Chase's downward spiral. RSW is overrated anyhow.
  7. So I'm catching up on Days and well Rex Brady also slept with Noelle Curtis? Love the history being dug up there but what a stretch for KL to still be a ladies man lol.
  8. I never understood why AW had such a penchant for killing off viable characters in the '80s. Sally Frame was one of them, but there was also the gruesome inexplicable murder of Julia Matthews Shearer as well.
  9. They already tried some lousy soft reboot of the show once before with the late Dennia Farina as well that failed to catch on.
  10. Always glad to hear Jeff Zuckerberg is still proven wrong 12 years later lol.
  11. Hey @YRfan23 want to know the most ironic thing about SOD choosing Y&R as Most Disappointing Show for 1990? By 2005/2006ish when SoapNet was running AW reruns from 1990, SOD at the time in praised the quality of the show and even stated "AW was only second in quality behind Y&R in 1990 as far as soaps go at the time." I remember us at the ancient WOST discussing that SOD bit quite thoroughly at the time @SFK . I do agree ATWT was obviously the best soap of 1990, with Y&R and GL being right up with it. That being said, it's always fascinates me when contemporary reviews in soaps just absolutely fail to hold up to the test of time. SOD for some reasoned loved Courtney on ATWT in the early '90s I have noticed, yet proved to be very insignificant in the long run as she left in 1994 was never mentioned again after her exit.
  12. I see Thudley has attempted to pull off another Emmy grab over another dead baby for Amber and Rick I mean well given the spoilers of: GMFAB
  13. Some of the most prominent ones off the top of my head are: Y&R: Sharon's kleptomania, three way "Who's the Daddy?", and subsequent marriage to Adam pretty much permanently destroyed and ruined Sharon for good on Y&R. There were some good moments early on, I guess the early popularity let MAB/Hamner/Sheffer feel to let Sharon on the loose. Never understood the popularity of Shadam though. Ho boy, I could add a big list of "popular" stories that destroyed favorite characters on Y&R in the last 20 years, with Spermgate being a definite big one as well; however even Bell himself let Scotty Grainger and Nathan Hastings go out as villains. ATWT: Barbara's descent, fascinating in the beginning turned out to be appalling in the long run as by late 2004 she had become a complete loon and the show stopped writing for her outside of a supporting role for a few years there until 2009 because she had bottomed out. I know there were some great iconic scenes but it was hard to swallow her becoming a complete nutcase by the time she was gaslighting people in 2005. Not a favorite character, but Julia Lindsay was destroyed so much by her descent that I never wanted to see here again after her constant coming and going in 2002. AW: Paulina getting married to Joe derailed the character for the rest of the series. GL: As much as I loved Reva she definitely owns this lol I though I wouldn't necessarily call all her early 2000's stories coming to my mind popular. Someone mentioned above Alex in the Nick and Mindy story and I completely agree! Also ruining Alex later on was it turning out that she was in fact Reva's stalker, with no logical or rational explanation provided at all as to why.
  14. Christian LeBlanc aside, I know Biredz mentioned him, Terry Lester, and Michael Corbett was Y&R's trio of gay actors in the late '80s. I know Lester died of AIDS, but other what Biredz mentioned hadn't ever heard anything official on Corbett, although Walton did post this picture of her and him on TPIR set two years ago:
  15. Thudley didn't dwell on holiday episodes for a few years in the early '00's. However after he had acclaimed success and was successful in writing some fantastic Christmas eps in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, he's been trying to recapture that same success. It's just that his talent has gone missing and the last few years he's missed the boat on what those eps magical in the first place.
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