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  1. DAYS shares its first episode in honor of today's 53rd anniversary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CkmIDZuteA
  2. "My mom was my biggest cheerleader. In NYC, she picked me up during rainstorms from my art classes; and in Los Angeles she was in attendance for every little league baseball game I ever played." Seeing Iris Carrington at a little league game would split the universe in two.
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    Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Park was in episode of Lifetime's creepy "You" series in the last week or two,. playing the father of the leading lady.
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    Greatest Soap of All Time?

    Harding Lemay's AW will always be the pinnacle of soap production for me. I only wish it had proved more influential -- but no soap ever followed his lead into sophisticated drawing-room drama.
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    Days: RIP Peggy McCay

    I was happy that she was honored with Lead Actress Emmy nominations in 2013 and 2015, even though the genre had long turned its back on meaningful intergenerational storytelling. I hope we can get an on-air tribute to her before the show goes off the air for good.
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    Days:October 2018 Discussion Thread 🍂 🎃

    I'd prefer most everything about the last 10 years or so to be played differently, TBH. I certainly liked Maggie as den mother more than what came afterward. But I take my soap pleasures where I can get them nowadays, and that pretty much comes down to the occasional appearances of the Salemites I've "known" for decades. Kudos to Deidre Hall for whatever magic she's employed to keep Marlena relevant and (relatively) front burner for 42 years.
  7. Thanks for doing this, Jason. I've been shocked that there's been nothing from the show or NBC as yet acknowledging this landmark.
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    Days:October 2018 Discussion Thread 🍂 🎃

    I've never understood this: the writers introduce a son and surrogate daughter for Maggie, and she is loving and supporting and nurturing of them, which is exactly the way she's been portrayed for 40 years -- and viewers hate her for it because they don't like the the Daniel and Melanie characters? (I'm not saying this is your motivation exactly, just that the attitude seems rampant in certain quarters.) I get why people would object to the Victor-Maggie marriage, it's completely out of character for her. But I'm convinced it's kept her on screen more often so I've made peace with it. (See also: Rachel & Carl, AW).
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    Days: August 2018 Discussion Thread

    I think SSH decided to play Julie at a fever pitch ever since James Reilly's reign. When she played nuance and subtext, he fired her. When he brought her back for the silly Bonnie rivalry, she went big and he kept writing for her. I agree that her dislike of Gabi is realistic -- and I echo the desire that it would have some complication in her life with Doug ... and Hope, now that Hope is officially back with Gabi's brother.
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    RIP: Susan Brown

    I was immediately drawn to her when I started tuning in to GH during the Luke-Laura hubbub. It was only years later that I realized I had seen her in Bright Promise when I was very young – and had connected with her on-screen warmth and grace. She classed up any episode of any show she appeared in. RIP.
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    Non-romantic Supercouples

    AW: Felicia and Wally
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    Soap Families Who Actually Look Related

    I remember a soap mag at the time of Ferguson's debut praising the show for the actress' resemblance to Wyndham -- something about the two of them possessing "chipmunk cheeks."
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    Another World

    "Hiya, Iris!"
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    Days: August 2018 Discussion Thread

    Thanks goodness you weren't watching in the '90s and '00s.