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  1. In the early years of the relationship between Ross and Blake on GL, the age difference and the past was part of the story. On one of the episodes before their 1994 wedding, Ross acknowledged to Ed about the crazy age difference between him and Blake - to the point of mentioning that he knew her as a child, and how he never thought this would happen. The age difference stopped being mentioned with regularity sometime when Rauch was in charge (though at least in a subtext way it was part of the Ben part), but through Laibson and the Dinah/Roger/Hart triangle situation, it was not just a line or subtext. That said Blake and Alan were involved prior to Ross coming to Springfield, and Alan historically was older than Ross. Before Holly and Ross became involved, they shared scenes where Holly was skeptical about Ross due to the past, and was not thrilled about the idea of working with him platonically. Ross convinced her that he changed, and he had to have or else how could he and Ed be best friends. There was one line about how he gets along with everyone in town now except Alan, doesn't like him, which was hilariously true.
  2. Guiding Light discussion thread

    I was thinking of the house that Vanessa lived in prior to remarrying Billy while Henry had a room at the Club, he spent some time there. Do you have any idea what home that was?
  3. Guiding Light discussion thread

    My GL knowledge doesn't go back as far as some others here, but this is what I believe, if anyone can update or provide additional information that would be great. I don't know when they started calling the part of town where the Spaulding Mansion was the Hill. Basically everyone outside the Coopers on 5th Street, and the Reardons/Boarding House on 7th (I think it was 7th) across the street from Cedars. I'm basing this on later 80s designations solely as I have seen more of that material than earlier. So if anyone can correct me that would be great, or at least show how things morphed. It was a big deal for Reva, when she and Josh moved as a married couple to the Hill --Revabend was somewhat out of town compared to the other houses. Ross's home was on the former Wexler property, though obviously not the main building - as Amanda gifted the Carriage House to Ross and Carrie as a wedding present. I don't know whose mansion Henry and Vanessa lived in over the years, (as by the 90s they never called it the name of Quint and Nola's place...so I didn't think it was the same house just based on location.)
  4. The Doctors

    As someone who even with the garbage material, still would put Steve and Carolee as one of my top 10 favorite couples in soaps ever, I have a lot of opinions on the acting issue. With David O'Brien's acting, I wonder how much of it has to do with the material in the last few years of the reruns. Carolee Campbell admitted in an interview that she wasn't fond of the last three years worth of story. Being professional is saying your lines, and not causing problems - playing a scene neutral (or even a bit wry) if one believes it is slightly out of character is more preferable to me than playing it for all its worth, when you and the audience know that it isn't right. An actor's job it to interpret the material, and considering how little time actors would have spent in daytime with the directors, if someone had longevity, they probably could do whatever they wanted within reason. It probably wasn't easy long-term for the actors, so it would influence how Carolee and Steve as characters would interact. With the comment about Pam Toll, I loved her on TD, and can completely see her as Mary Ryan. In some ways, I think the Ryan's Hope character of Jack was inspired by Nick Bellini, and Mary reminded me of Liz except with the large Irish family.
  5. Harley on GL only had three kids, (Susan/Daisy in 87 and the other two later, part of that tied into her real life pregnancies especially the second one...that only happened with Rick to write it into the story.) In real life there was a baby boom among much of the female cast at GL, and many of those pregnancies weren't hidden. At least there were jokes made about it or at least it was acknowledged, when Clarissa was a baby, Harley said to Blake, oh your daughter can date RJ (this was before cousins who shared one grandparent became a thing) and Cassie said oh she could date Zach (who was her first cousin's child by blood). The majority of the babies came when Rauch was the producer as GL couldn't really afford to pay or use babies in the middle of a field in NJ.
  6. Guiding Light discussion thread

    Allen Potter was the producer at GL when Katie Parker was introduced, but long gone from "The Doctors" when MJ was created. That said I do believe that some GL characters were inspired by creations on other shows he produced previously....
  7. Days: May 2018 Discussion Thread

    Brady was born on screen in 1992 and Theresa were born on screen in 1990. Eve was a teenager when introduced in 1987, so she is much older than the other two in theory. If I don't think about the age difference between Eve and Brady as characters and just focus on the actors it isn't noticeable, but when I think of the age the characters should be, I get frustrated.
  8. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    Best Actress was the award they presented as both Martha and Liz won that honor. The use of "darling" made me laugh. It was about ATWT with Martha there, but Martha was making it all about Liz.
  9. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    Liz Hubbard was there because she won for "The Doctors", it wasn't about ATWT. That said she can wear what she wants.
  10. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    The Y&R clip package was weaker than the GH one, I don't even think they showed all their past Emmy winners in clips (old credits don't count).
  11. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    The Lauren/Joanna moment, made me happy. They didn't forget that.
  12. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    Greg has grown as an actor since his time on Y&R with Heather Tom.
  13. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    It isn't...other than it being popular when the Daytime Emmys first aired. I was happily surprised by the opening clip montage. They didn't only show current stars - I squealed over the Helen Gallagher clip (never saw that) and Michael Zaslow.
  14. 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Thread

    They chose episodes that Scott McKinsey did seriously that's wild considering he directs at more than one soap these days.
  15. Overrated Vets

    Maybe Corday doesn't want to do kissing/married half-cousins, which is what would happen if John Black was Roman Brady as that would mean Belle and Shawn Douglas would be first half-cousins. For me, what a vet is depends, but I tend not to consider people who only started in the late 90s as vets, simply because most of them aren't in the top half when it comes to longevity on their shows.
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