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  1. Michael was a lovely person and I cherish our early days on set in Baltimore. A certain rapper who I won’t even dignify by name has taken multiple opportunities to disparage Michael in life and even more egregiously in death, sweeping my image into his filth along the way, but what Michael, David Simon, and the writers of The Wire created in terms of LGBTQ characters of color for the audience at large is unequivocally untouchable and there is no degree of homophobia that will ever rob from that pop cultural contribution.
  2. And they were being fed information from the shows themselves. You see this a lot in old soap magazines and even in books like Soap World (Vikki Lord, Dorian Kramer). You can’t blame the lack of closed captioning because there were closing credits.
  3. You are certainly correct in terms of who Felicia became (thanks to Linda Dano), but the character was conceived quite differently. As Linda says, Felicia was supposed to be a bitch and her early material had shades of Alexis down to the white Roller and getting pushed into a pool.
  4. Joan is Alexis, Alexis is Joan. Ttrying to recreate such a character is an impossible predicament. I watch the new Dynasty mostly out of brand loyalty/nostalgia/curiosity about its faithfulness to the original. I’m not passionate about the show, but I do watch. Nicolette worked just fine because she brought her own ‘80s primetime soap pedigree to the show which satisfied a certain nostalgia factor, while she in no way attempted to channel Joan, she was uniquely Nicolette. All of the crazy plastic surgery recasting mess just pushed me further and further away from my acceptance of this not-Alexis-but-Alexis and when I watch now I’m just constantly reminded of how I’m not watching Joan. This Alexis finally got this show’s version of her iconic penthouse the other episode and I couldn’t even get excited about that. I think I would have preferred a prequel series with an actress playing a twentysomething young mother version of Joan’s Alexis. I would have loved to see Siân Phillips as Mrs. Morell.
  5. Wait, what? I need to hear more on this. #miakorf #wandaacuna
  6. I agree. Obviously, ER had the lion's share of Bianca's storylines but I found CBL's portrayal a lot more likeable. My friend and I had tickets to see Susan Lucci's Broadway debut in Annie Get Your Gun. When we got to the box office, we saw the notice that she was out and her standby would be going on. Devastating. We later found out that she had fallen ill and couldn't go on. I don't know if this is truth or rumor, but it's been posted on this board that a sick Susan was almost replaced with Lisa Peluso but Susan cut that noise real quick.
  7. Ridiculous. It’s been at my local library for years and even Susan Lucci’s inscribed copy sold at auction with two other acting books for a hundred bucks. Reminds me of how glad I am that I never bought one of those crazy expensive copies of Eight Years in Another World. It eventually made it to Kindle complete with a 2011 epilogue from Lemay.
  8. In her book, One Life, Ellen Holly misidentifies this actress as Trish Van Devere. As Slick clarified, her name is Sharon Laughlin. Joanne Dorian and Michael Zaslow are Christian Slater’s godparents, by way of their friendship with OLTL casting director Mary Jo Slater.
  9. Dorian: Nancy Pinkerton Dixie Carter (maternity leave temp for Pinkerton) Claire Malis Ellen Barber (temp) Robin Strasser Elaine Princi Robin Strasser Viki: Gillian Spencer Joanne Dorian Erika Slezak Christine Jones (temp) Judith Barcroft (temp)
  10. I caught some of this, cute. Anything with Linda and I’m in, same goes for Erika. Not sure if I missed something, but how did things wrap up with Linda as Vivian? Is she still in prison? I’ve been watching pretty faithfully and I don’t recall a noteworthy exit.
  11. And it’s proven to be irresponsible, unwise, and incriminating. Folx are quick to screenshot a “receipt”, a has become a signed endorsement. I won’t even like a dear friend’s video without watching it in full.
  12. I admit, that confused me as well. I have a bad habit of listening to the show while looking at my iPad, cooking, et cetera, and I kind of kicked myself for not following more closely.
  13. I disagree about Tripp being boring. This reminds me of what Erika Slezak said about Joey, how she loved that he was warm and kind and the writers didn’t feel the need to give him the “pop” and edge of the string of young male characters on the show. It was disappointing to her when they eventually did so. We’ll most likely get some interesting material from all four in the quad, Tripp will have his moments to shine.
  14. Yes! I watched that episode at the Paley Center many years ago. It seems that Linda Dano wasn’t too comfortable playing a character not beloved by audiences, she really wanted to play a version of herself which ultimately worked out fabulously for her. Erica Kane still had her fans in spite of her behavior and Susan Lucci was the major star that she was, so I’m not sure that it was all that necessary to change Felicia’s character but it is what it is.
  15. And the trick had the nerve to laugh about it on top of it. It felt like such a dig to poor neutered Theo. It made me sick. I am all for Cin leaving town living crappily ever after never to be seen or heard from again. But realistically, now that Ben has everything he wants, how long before he loses interest in Ciara and falls for someone else?
  16. Maybe it was in her Lifetime Intimate Portrait, but I remember Linda Dano saying that upon her suggestion to TPTB, Felicia became a more sympathetic character rather than the bitch she was originally intended to be.
  17. Me neither, and I’ve been saying for years, this would be an excellent opportunity for college interns majoring in television production and the like. They could be receiving credit for all of the man hours that go into this process.
  18. I remember seeing Carrington cologne in the glass case at People’s Drug (now CVS) for years after Dynasty ended.
  19. This guy is doing The Lord’s work. Let’s hope to see this transfer process continue for all remaining classic soap material.
  20. Anybody watching the new Fantasy Island on FOX? I enjoy it. Debbi Morgan will be in next week’s episode. I really like Kiara Barnes in this, it’s like night and day from B&B’s Zoe who I could not stand.
  21. Felicia Gallant Doreen Jackson Racine Gwyneth Alden There’s that great photo set of Robin Strasser and Phil Carey very obviously styled as daytime’s answers to Alexis and J.R. Robin points out that Dorian predates Alexis, as did Robin’s ideas for Dorian … to be more lavish with her wealth, providing the audience with all of that eye candy and fantasy of the super rich. I remember my mother saying that when Alexis started on Dynasty, she and her co-workers referred to her as, “another Erica”, not the other way around. It would be interesting to look back and examine the timeline of Erica, Dorian, and Alexis as they made their climbs into that glamorous ‘80s soap vixen archetype. I’m sure AMC and OLTL were looking hard at Dynasty, but it’s unfair to suggest that they weren’t way ahead in terms of their raven-haired vixens. Jo Ann Phlug’s character in Rituals
  22. Part 2 and the full series are (were?) on YouTube. However, the series is dubbed in German.
  23. Years ago on a morning radio show they were interviewing a guy who specialized in men's hair pieces. The female host was very critical saying that they never look natural. They asked the guest to name an example of a public figure who wore a good not obvious piece and the gentleman replied Kevin Dobson. The female host snarked, "See... I *knew* that."
  24. Yeah, they were dropping anvils having Steffy say things like she and Paris will share EVERYTHING, and those lingering closeups at the end of their scenes. All I could think was, "Great, let's have yet a third black person betray their trusting white employer." When Paris sang the baby to sleep I knew straight away they were going to ask her to move in and quasi-nanny. It was giving me Sofia and Miss Millie vibes.
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