Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by SFK

  1. @Chris B I echo @All My Shadows my search was fruitless so I'm guessing it's an unlisted channel. Please and thank you.  😉

    I have to say, my mother and I gobbled up those eight episodes of CPW that summer. We were hungry for something soapy in primetime and were fine with the blatant Dynasty rip-offedness as the show was advertised as a limited summer series, we were along for what we knew would be a short ride. Raquel Welch was an early contender for Alexis like Jessica Walter, and they both got a shot at the archetype (Jessica as Ava Marshall in Bare Essence). If anything, I could appreciate seeing through Raquel's Dianna Brock what her Alexis most likely would have been like. 


    No Rafe, you do not owe Ben an apology, no one owes that psycho killer anything. Same Todd Manning [!@#$%^&*] recycled over and over again. 


    Speaking of time jump, I flipped to CBS for a couple minutes, flipped back and Kayla and company went from gassed and passed out in a locked storage room to the hospital with Kayla in her lab coat and everyone with the medical thumbs up. (!?!?) Left me scratching my head that they didn't stretch that out longer. I guess there are other burning storyline priorities.


    If I walked in on a man standing over my sleeping sister with a pillow in his hands I certainly would have jacked him up by the lapels and not had a calm measured conversation with him.


    I laughed and shook my head at every commercial break. I tried to give the show the benefit of the doubt of it having its own identity, style. But I really think it's just garbage. It doesn't feel like they're writing for adults. Feels like a 70s live-action comic book like The Secrets of Isis or Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, except bad.

  3. Linda Dano was on last night's airing of MGHS Hour. I was wondering about which network aired the show because they had stars from all of the big three. Am I incorrect when I assume the original MG primarily featured CBS stars?


    I have to agree @All My Shadows it just doesn't have the charm of either original show. I tune in just to see which random '80s personalities are going to be panelists. The other day it was painful to watch CNR sit there stone-faced and reactionless while he wrote out his answer card as that comedian whose name escapes me (looks like a mix between Jerry Garcia and Wilford Brimley) tryied his hardest to steal the show with lame ass jokes.

  4. On 1/23/2020 at 5:07 PM, amybrickwallace said:

    I've been reading Robyn's book...and didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I have. (Of course, I'm only halfway through - when Whitney was still on her first world tour.) Have any of you out there read it?


    I haven't yet but I came across this YouTuber's hilarious synopses/reviews of the various chapters.



  5. On 2/29/2020 at 10:54 PM, kalbir said:


    Wasn't B&B's original setting supposed to be a newspaper in Chicago, hence the title Rags? 


    Rags as in the rags (clothing) industry. This was never meant to be the actual title, it was just the name the Bells used while developing the show. Brad said in an interview that they knew pretty early on that they'd be going the, "The (blank) and the (blank)" route.

  6. On 2/11/2020 at 2:58 AM, DRW50 said:

    Oof, one of the callers mentioned how old AMC Charlie looked to be Tara's son...


    That cracked me up and Linda's reaction was priceless. 


    This brought back so many memories, I was in high school following all of the shows at the time. I had a few promos for The City on our long gone desktop and can still hear Darnell Williams announcing, "Morgan Fairchild is coming to The City, premiering November 13th."


    I thought for sure this would be a three minute segment, imagine 20 whole minutes devoted to the soaps.

  7. 5 hours ago, slick jones said:












    CLIFFHANGERS: STOP SUSAN WILLIAMS    Jennifer Selden      1979

    CAPITOL                 Myrna Clegg            1983-87

    DALLAS                    Bernice Billings         1985

    SANTA BARBARA      Pamela Pepperidge Capwell Conrad   1987-88; 1991

    SONS AND DAUGHTERS  Daisy Mercer    1991

    DAYS OF OUR LIVES      Vivian Alamaine....   (temporary)    1992-93

    GUIDING LIGHT          Alexandra Spaulding Von Halkein Thorpe Foley 1993-97; 1998-99; 2002-09

    ALL MY CHILDREN       Vanessa Bennett Hayward DuPres Cortlandt  (aka Proteus)


    GUIDING LIGHT         Radio show Organist     2007  (GL's 70th Anniversary)




    STAR TREK   Kara that stole Spock's brain   1967

    THE FACTS OF LIFE      Monica Warner    1981-87

    BRET MAVERICK     Kate Hanrahan    1982

    Countless Prime-time guest appearances.



    MURDER IN PEYTON PLACE    Ellen Considine         1977




    I loved Marj, in all her roles I've seen.  She will be missed  😞


    She also starred in A Darkness at Blaisden, a telefilm under the Dark Shadows franchise, which I believe was originally intended to be a series pilot. 


    I loved this commercial which used to air during Guiding Light. Pure Marj.



  8. I saw Lisa's IG post and my heart sank. I DM'd Lisa a few months ago about Marj but she never replied. Same with LSV who I know from college. Marj has been on my mind off and on for a long time, and it's always a treat when I'm up at some ungodly hour and catch her on FOL or Hart to Hart.


    I had the pleasure of meeting her in 1997. I was a freshman at Marymount Manhattan College, only stayed a year, but apparently there was a soap opera course (that I didn't know about!) and I saw a flyer for a panel discussion with Marj, Richard Culliton, and Courtney Simon, who moderated. Marj was so charming and funny (she did her killer Kate Hepburn impression), and I got to ask her about GL and Capitol and being a frequest recast. After the panel, she came up and shook my hand and purred, "Well, you're quite the fan!" We chatted a bit more and I made her toss her head back and release that gorgeous laugh with an off the cuff impression of her Alex.



    As we filed out, she gathered with the other panelists and some of their guests and they made their way up the block. Wrapped in her long trench coat, I watched Marj light up a white 100 with flare and disappear into the night in a puff of smoke. 


    This was not long after she'd  been let go from GL and I'm so glad that she many more years of soap ahead of her. She will always be one of my very favorites, and I'll continue to steal from her whenever I feel a character is "having a Marj moment." 💖

  9. 5 hours ago, dragonflies said:

    Sorry but RS is cukoo for cocoa puffs. The whole point of reply to someone on twitter is to "@" them. I don't get why she doesn't understand that. She blocks for stupid sh*t 



    I'm so confused. She certainly replies to some posts, but then goes off on others as if they've dared to speak to her directly. She follows 0 people and seems like she wants her Twitter to be an echo chamber.

  10. Yes, that jiggles the handle of my memory. I remember watching with my mother as she tried to explain to me how Clay was no longer Clay.


    In that second interview, Susan is saying without saying that they were looking for someone who looked like AW's Rachel. Of course they wouldn't mention this at an audition. I forget which poster said this years ago, and it may have been at WoST, but he said that some of Susan's early performances were so close in terms of mannerisms and delivery to Robin Strasser that he wondered if she'd been encouraged to watch her on AW.

  11. 5 hours ago, Soaplovers said:

    I was reading up on the history of Cathy Craig.. and hearing that was the first role that Robin Strasser had been offered... long before Dorian was a reality for her.  Based on what I've read, she didn't want the actress playing the part to be fired.. which made me wonder why the show was trying to fire the actress playing the role of Cathy at the time.  


    I know @vetsoapfanwas a viewer at the time.. any idea why the show wanted the actress (named Dorrie K.. I think) to be fired?  Was she not well liked in the part, or was she a difficult actress behind the scenes?




    Dorrie Kavanaugh. I didn't know about the firing angle, I've just read interviews where Robin says she didn't want to be a recast. She had a change of heart when offered Dorian.

  12. On 1/12/2020 at 2:52 AM, DRW50 said:

    A news reporter put up various behind the scenes clips of trips to AMC and Loving. The Loving material, which includes short interviews with John Gabriel ( @safe ) and Roya Megnot ( @SFK ) airs starting about 16 or 17 minutes in. 






    Thanks, looking forward to watching this!

    Do we know why Roya left Loving? I assume on good terms as she came back to fill in for Lisa. I don't remember, what was the span of time between Roya and Lisa? Did Ava go away for a while or was it rather immediate?

  • Create New...