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  1. *There's* a name I haven't heard in a long time.
  2. Just found out about this today. Color me surprised that a show that can barely handle more than 3 actors in a single scene together is re-doing a story steeped in special effects and makeup that will look hokey if done cheaply. Perhaps they should take a cue from GL, bring out the Peapack look and package it like Blair Witch. (I'm kidding.)
  3. I don't know about Sheryll Hoffman, but Susan Strickler was a producer at AW during the 80s. She would become a director at GL during the late 90s.
  4. Appreciate the shout out. I still try to lurk on here when I can. I got about 30 minutes in and had to stop for time but what I did see was really quite great even with Alan's numerous interruptions. It's amazing to me just how much she "got" that show and knew what it was supposed to be about when soo many people over the last 20 years of its life didn't. And the soaps still on today have a wonderful opportunity with pared down sets and casts to bring daytime back to the domestic dramas they used to be. Simple but still with rich subtext. But they want it both ways and want to still pretend it's the 80s. Oh well. We'll have to agree to disagree on the Roger/Maureen stuff. As much as I appreciated their friendship, that kind of exit would not have worked out. I'm torn about Maureen's death because longterm it was a bust. But the immediate material made for wonderful and the dialogue, my God. This is making me mourn the loss of Bandstand Mike's channel even more. Damn you YouTube.
  5. He'd probably tell you that he was played by Robert Newman.
  6. Dear God, is that an unpleasant blast from the past, lol. I remember Della, but dont think she ever roamed over here. There were, however, a couple of those trolls that made there way over here. The the-current-show-is-so-great-you-should-only-say-positive-things kind of fan. Those people can get bent.
  7. From the SON Ratings archive: Week of March 3rd, 2008, first week of Peapack HH 1. Y&R 4.0/13 (-.2/-.2) 2. B&B 2.9/10 (-.1/-.1) 3. GH 2.3/7 (same/-.5) 4. DAYS 2.2/7 (+.1/+.1) 4. ATWT 2.2/7 (-.2/-.1) 6. AMC 2.0/7 (same/-.5) 6. GL 2.0/6 (same/-.1) 6. OLTL 2.0/6 (same/-.4) <------ ties low rating
  8. I miss when soap dialogue used more than 3 syllable words. Those scripts on the Curlee GL and even the Sheffer ATWT/Days and Guza GH were really quite great. Now you just have everyone going on trying to sound like an ass. And especially in the Curlee GL, every character had a voice. You could tell a line written for Billy to one written for Holly or Ross or Nadine or the younger set.
  9. I wonder if Marcy was an edict from JFP or higher up. Tangie lacked the vibrancy and the well-put-together feel the rest of the Curlee years had. "Hey, we got Marcy coming in for a splash, now find a character please?" or it could be Curlee already knew she was heading out and didn't want to lay out the character completely for the new writers. Either way, it kind of doomed the character.
  10. Would have to agree. Kreizman had some decent ideas. It's just a shame his writing had about as much emotional depth as a frat house. Not to mention Wheeler blowing through so much story with her special Wednesday episodes.
  11. Believe he was Ed Bauer's godson or something similar.
  12. "Taggert was still writing this right? Marj could have been good as Alex is they kept writing her as they did JoanAlex..and I like the use of the entire cast here and the clever use of the studio (Edge used to do that..they should have put more action at WSPR and used the studio that way." If I remember correctly, the episode before this was Taggart's official last show. Fitting since the final scene was of the bomb dropping down the stairs of the studio.
  13. Honestly, as great as the country club scenes are, the scenes from the next episode between Roger and Alex are probably even better. She goes from scared to furious and then she levels the boom at Roger as she reveals her cards. Brilliant.
  14. 1. The Towers was built in 1990 and was the subject of a dispute between Roger and Billy. Billy won that fight by tricking Roger into burning a signed document. 2) I don't think anyone lived in Ross' house before but Ross moved into that house with his then-wife Carrie Todd in 1981 and then was used continuously until 2003. 3) I believe so, yes. But someone can confirm that one.
  15. Agreed. All three have GL's metaphorical blood on their hands. Along with a host of others.
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