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  1. On 5/27/2021 at 2:30 AM, ranger1rg said:

    I honestly can’t be happy for any of the nominees.

     

    With so many egregious snubs and so many noms going to undeserving actors, the entire thing is a farce. The Daytime Emmys are just a complete joke.


    I concur.

    On 5/27/2021 at 1:21 PM, AbcNbc247 said:

    Part of me is hoping that Kristen is gone for good. All of this was too much for her and there shouldn't be any redemption arc or a happy ending with Brady. 


    I am so tired of her and seeing her be rewarded for her schemes. I am also fed up with the way this show plays fast and loose with the obligatory presence of security cameras in today’s world.

  2. Did you all catch the line about Carter dating the model Shay from Detroit? Not sure if this was one of the episodes that Lawrence wrote, but Shay Flake from Detroit is LSV’s wife and mother of their baby. I went to college with them, lovely people, and I beamed when I heard that reference.

  3. Daphnee was a wonderful Rachel. I absolutely hated what they did to the character under the first two recasts. In hindsight, I wonder if that s/l would have been more palatable had Ellen remained in the role. I think I may have had an easier time going on Rachel’s journey with Ellen ushering it. In any event, watching a young, strong, intelligent woman of color’s demeaning descent into addiction was not a story I cared to be told.

  4. On 5/6/2021 at 9:11 PM, DRW50 said:

     

    That story was, I believe, a huge flop with fans. The character was sent packing. I can't remember if he was later killed off. 


    I don’t remember seeing his exit, but I believe he betrayed Erica (yet again) by doing some business dealing with Natalie and he slinked out of town.

     

    Albert Stratton was charming and handsome and bore some resemblance to Mark LaMura, but even as a child I didn’t feel that he was right for the role. Maybe someone more like James Farentino. Robin Strasser has talked about how when they finally introduced Gerald Davis on AW, the visual of Walther Matthews in the role struck a chord as we finally saw where Rachel got her dark coloring and features. I think I expected something similar for Erica and Mark’s dad.

     

    I wonder if Eric and Erica ever had scenes where they mentioned Goldie and Silver.

    Just now, SFK said:


    I don’t remember seeing his exit, but I believe he betrayed Erica (yet again) by doing some business dealing with Natalie and he slinked out of town.

     

    Albert Stratton was charming and handsome and bore some resemblance to Mark LaMura, but even as a child I didn’t feel that he was right for the role. Maybe someone more like James Farentino. Robin Strasser has talked about how when they finally introduced Gerald Davis on AW, the visual of Walther Matthews in the role struck a chord as we finally saw where Rachel got her dark coloring and features. I think I expected something similar for Erica and Mark’s dad.

     

    I wonder if Eric and Erica ever had scenes where they mentioned Goldie and Silver.


    And yes, they killed Eric off off-screen. I believe he died in Vegas and that was somehow related to Erica relapsing and masquerading as a showgirl. It was revealed that Erica was not merely raped by Richard Fields, but Eric had a hand in it, he “sold” his daughter to Richard to get Richard to appear in one of Eric’s movies. This stuff is getting foggy in my brain, someone feel free to correct me.

  5. 15 hours ago, DRW50 said:

    Are these the same clips Eddie Drueding made available some years ago, or are any of these new?

     

     


    That glimpse of a Sylvie/Iris scene only for the tape to cut out was like a dagger to my heart.

  6. On 4/6/2021 at 6:31 PM, NothinButAttitude said:

    I'd kill to get my hands on any of these documents. I am still kicking myself years later for not downloading the Capitol story bible. 


    Me too. The first bible was SO different from what made it to air. Not nearly as trite as the Capulets vs. the Montagues second bible. Most fascinating was the female lead, Merle, who lived with other young women in a rooming house. She was described as white passing with unique features among the other girls that tipped her black heritage. I’m assuming she would have eventually been tied to one of the political families, maybe a child of Sam Clegg or Mark Denning.

  7. On 4/1/2021 at 5:08 PM, DanMan869 said:

    Just finished watching the first episode of the Doctors—which really seemed to be entitled “House Of Hope” and NOT “TD.” The set was entirely different (and I dare say bigger and more expensive-looking, but was probably a drab gray- and green-painted set being that it was taped/filmed in B&W). The “leading man” was Dr. William Scott and was (IMO) a basis for the later character of Dr. Nick Bellini (although we know Gerry Gordon played his role much bigger than Jock Gaynor played his). Dr. Jerry Chandler almost reminded me of a Dr. Matt Powers-type: friendly and supportive. The hospital chaplain, Reverend Sam Shafer, seemed to also show shades of Matt Powers: wise, helpful, the “elder statesman” (even though he wasn’t that old). Psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Hayes was wallpaper in this first episode. They could have had a floor director read her lines and it wouldn’t have mattered. It doesn’t seem she lasted on the show much past the summer of 1963. It appears she stopped acting on TV for the most part after TD, so maybe it was her decision to leave?

     

    The day’s stories were kind of forced. I can see how this might have worked in primetime on a show where a well-known actor(s) recurred as the doctors, but...TD (or HOH as they called it) on daytime needed a lot more drama besides anonymous patients.

     

    Had I been watching NBC on Monday, April 1, 1963, for this, I can’t say I would’ve been back on Tuesday. I have to admit, it is tough to look at what we saw today (S1, E1) as a soap opera. It tried to be dramatic, but I wouldn’t say it started with a traditional soap base. It was an anthology of stories (the first day? apparently being encapsulated) run daily through the course of each week. It wasn’t until sometime later in 1963 or early ‘64 that someone clearly felt it wasn’t working/sustainable and they decided to plan the shift to a traditional, ongoing soap-style format. So who knows what “cliffhanger” might have been on the first day of the soap-structured TD? It wouldn’t necessarily have been shocking as it WAS still 1964, but it must’ve been enough to keep people interested due to the changes.


    Are you watching on the RetroTV app/website? I’m out of the loop on how to access episodes. I want to see the series of 1963 episodes titled “How Are Things at Home?” which feature one of my former teachers.

  8. I think the next live episode should begin led by Sheryl a la Barbara Walters the day after Star Jones was dismissed, delineating all of the reasons and whys Sharon is no longer around. Except I like Sheryl and Star. BW and Sharon, no longer so much.

  9. Awful drawings, I’m drawing a total loss besides Tyler and Julie in the center. I will agree with you that upper right seems most like Mark and Paula, and Paula’s actual debut was months to come. She was just the mysterious unseen agoraphobe up in her suite playing her harpsichord in the pilot movie.

  10. I am so ready for Paris to beat Zoe's ass. My only regret would be that it's fight choreography and not the real thing. 

     

    Do Thomas and Vinny have an onscreen long-lasting friendship or was this newly created?

     

    I'm surprised that Finn overheard that convo so soon. Figured this would've stretched out for a couple months.

  11. On 3/8/2021 at 8:30 PM, Franko said:

    -- Kelly "Mironi," formerly of RH, coming to OLTL as nu-Tina (which, of course, didn't happen).

     

    Kelli Maroney did indeed play Tina for a short stint. Not sure if any footage is still on YouTube.

     

    When the hell was Kim Fields on AMC singing about Michael Jackson?? Are they confusing something with the FOL episode where Tootie loses her shıt over Jermaine?

  12. When Wyatt kissed that Flo mannequin and it shook.

     

    Please tell me this show airs five nights a week in international markets. Can you imagine following this show only once, even twice, a week? My nickname for B&B is "How to write the same episode five times a week", it would be absolutely maddening drawing this series out any further.

  13. I had such high hopes for The Monroes, like it was going to be The Colbys all over again. I was in the 10th grade I think and my media production teacher did some moonlighting on set when they shot on location. But the show was shuffled around and put on a long hiatus. I remember them airing the first episode again weeks after the premiere hoping to catch an audience.

  14. I binged Emerald Point some years ago and I was disappointed. In short, it was boring. Frankly, I wish it had tried to be more like Dynasty. Boasting that it was from the creators of Dynasty did it no favors and almost felt misleading as it lacked pop, sizzle, and pizazz. I’m not saying that the Shapiros’ creativity should have been limited to churning out Dynasty knockoffs, but Emerald Point did nothing to improve their brand.

     

    The show had some great cast members who couldn’t even save it. I really liked Patrick O’Neal as Harlan and nothing against Robert Vaughan, but I wish O’Neal had done the full season. And by the way, I stand firm that The Golden Girls got Lloyd Bochner’s character, primetime TV star Patrick Vaughan’s name from this show.

     

    I seem to remember that Sela Ward was the highlight of the series. I won’t spoil, but she has IMO the most memorable scene of the entire season which involves the Eurythmics.


    @All My Shadows Where did you watch Paper Dolls? I saw the pilot movie at the Paley Center, and by the time I finally got SoapNet, I wasn’t able to catch it all.

     

    By the way, has anyone seen the original TV movie with Joan Collins as Racine?


    I also need to watch Flamingo Road. I was all set to binge Connie minus one or two episodes that weren’t uploaded. I made myself a private playlist that YouTube promptly deleted. I was so pissed.

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