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  1. The actor who plays Lee Shin may be photogenic, but darn, I’ve seen less wood on a log cabin 🤣
  2. A little off-topic, and I know the rules of admiration/objectification vary (and I try to stay away from it all) but I dip in and out of the show, sometimes going a long time without watching, but I’ve noticed the following recently: Not only is Victoria Konefal a vast improvement acting-wise over her predecessor, but also has an almost distractingly pronounced ‘seat’ 😳 Thankfully my queen pointed it out as well 🤣
  3. I knew that Noel Maxam was a director at Days Our Lives. What I was surprised to find out was that former Y&R Executive Producer David Shaughnessy also directs regularly on the show. If they are going to promote from within, I could think of worse than either of those two, particular the latter who was arguably the last really effective EP Y&R had. No idea if the depleted budget would hamstring them. I know the former has previously served as Co-EP, but that coincided with the McPherson/Thomas misfire. Y&R could probably do with them in future but for now, that experience may be helpful to Days.
  4. Going international once again. •Phil and Grant Mitchell- Eastenders •The Braxton Brothers/River Boys- Home and Away. •The Slater Sisters (even though Kat was actually Zoe’s mother)- Eastenders •Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell- Eastenders I’m sure I missed a whole lot but it’s late here in London 🤣😴
  5. I work, and write on the side (or write, with some work on the side, take your pick) so I’ve been operating from home since mid-March, even before lockdown was imposed in the U.K. Is it bad that I’ve been more excited for these older episodes than absolutely anything aired in the last 15 years? And is it bad that I’m actually dreading the return of 2020 episodes? I mean, while other people may have had their relationships with each other tested during this time, my relationship with Y&R is at a crossroads (again).
  6. At this stage, if American soap operas were a Scorpion and had the chance to do any story that fully served it’s black characters, actors as well as it’s audience (much less a BLM type story), I feel it would rather sting itself and sink 😳
  7. South Africa: Generations: The Legacy (2014-present). Originally called Generations, it debuted in 1994, and ran until a dispute led to the entire cast being fired in 2014. The present iteration was born from that. Nigeria: Tinsel (2008- present) Nigeria: Super Story (2001- present, though reportedly may not be around for too much longer). Funny story. And I’ve never disclosed this, but in somewhat of a ‘sliding doors’ moment, I could have worked with the show’s creator.
  8. As a Brit, I can tell you that U.K. soaps have entered the proverbial lift and have gone down a fair few levels 🤣 but your point remains, and the industry still remains financially supported and largely respected.
  9. If I remember correctly, it was this story (and maybe Hope shooting Stefano in cold blood) that led to Griffith being removed from the Head Writing team.
  10. And he didn’t even create the show. I mean he’s been showrunner since 1993 (so that may practically amount to the same given the passage of time) but to be pedantic, Bill and Lee Philip Bell created Bold and the Beautiful.
  11. Nothing new said here, but watching these classic episodes (or should I say vintage as ‘classic’ possibly shouldn’t be applied as a broad stroke with some of the choices), serves as a depressing reminder what we probably have to look forward to when everything is up and running down the line. I saw a suggestion that perhaps the series should be run in order from a point in 1998. Sign me up for that. Hardly any of it has dated badly in terms of language or subject matter, that I can recall, and we’d have the benefit of the older sets, Bell/Alden writing and superior production. It would be a riot if it build up a steady following, given that it would effectively serve as a first run for some of the few younger viewers the show has today.
  12. It says a lot that episodes from 10 years ago have aged worse than those of 30+ years ago.
  13. I’ve said (seemingly ad infinitum) that for me, 2003 was the last really good year the show had before John Smith (who was made Executive Producer after the exit of David Shaughnessy, who in turn had followed Ed Scott) really started to put his stamp on the show, as EP and I think Head Writer) and things started to miss with more frequency rather than land with more consistency. *The above subject to factual verification.
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