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Paul Raven

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  1. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    They already gave Brent a son with the Rafael Delgado character.
  2. The SON Daytime Drama Video Archive Collection

    May i suggest another 120 min collection tracing the story of Kay and Jill on Y&R from their first encounter until Brenda Dickson's last scene with Jeanne Cooper before her departure in 79.
  3. Highest Rated Episodes Ever

    Anyone interested in ratings should check the Cancelled soap thread for ratings from the 50's thru 80s. Days hit #1 for Steve and Kayla's wedding with an 8.1/26 rating. What that meant in terms of viewers I'm not sure as Nielson measurements changed over the years, Days had higher ratings in the 70s but not sure if that translated into higher viewership. It would be intersting to see the numbers for Doug and Julie's wedding for example.
  4. Soap Opera Pet Peeves

    Nobody ever watches TV, unless it's for a plot point and then some big ass TV will be oddly positioned on the set for that purpose. It would be much more natural to have a character watching TV (some generic background voice/music) and then hit mute/off when the phone call/visitor arrives.
  5. They Almost Became

    Just read that Larry Bryggman won the role of Mike Bauer on GL in 1963 but was drafted into the Army and had to forgo the role.
  6. Mark LaMura passes away

    He was 68 years old.
  7. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I think Larry's issues would have been more about the changes at the show in that John was no longer being written as a central dynamic character. I'm sure the money was an issue as he would have been commanding quite a hefty salary at one time and as we know ,everyone was being handed less lucrative deals throughout the 90's and beyond. If anything,Larry would have had more time for outside projects in the later years. Did he do much theater at that time?
  8. Y&R: Old Articles

    For whatever reason, Bill Bell pulled the plug on Kay/Felipe. Felipe could have easily returned to GC and the'from two different worlds' story could have played out. I may be messing up timelines, but after Kay and Felipe parted ways wasn't this when JC was offscreen for a few months without explanation and then Kay returned and hooked up with Cash. Was Jeanne in rehab at that time, so Bell had to write out Felipe? Or am I way off base?
  9. Cancelled Soaps Cast Lists

    Joyce played Janet in 1956 and 57
  10. Soap Opera Pet Peeves

    Multi national corporations being run with a staff of 3 from one office in a small town. Millionaires/billionaires who never travel.No summer vacations spent at the villa in the South of France.A tiny cabin out of town is the closest they get. Criminals walking free and being forgiven or serving a short jail term. Anyone who is admitted to hospital always has a private room.
  11. Most Ridiculous Soap Moments

    Y&R Kevin being tormented by a chipmunk. DOOL (mainly) Latex face masks that are completely lifelike and miraculously also change the wearers body shape.
  12. Another World

    I recall Afternoon TV had a story about it Search was the least changed in that the font and visuals were similar. AW just needed to modernize the concentric circle visual.The silhouettes and new title font weren't necessary.
  13. Y&R: September 2017 Discussion Thread

    Would like to stay positive, but really can't see Mal doing anything to improve the show. The main characters are played out and the storylines are not giving them anything fresh to re-energise them.
  14. Guiding Light discussion thread

    OK Wasn't sure who that was. How long was she on and why was she dropped?