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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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. 

     

    @dc11786

     

     

     

    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?


  4. On 12/25/2019 at 2:22 AM, victoria foxton said:

    All My Children- November 17, 1992 (most)

     

    Re: the OLTL commercial at 18:35, I didn't know that MKA was ever on the show. I totally missed this s/l.

     

    Would love to see more of the housing discrimination story with Tom and Livia (who is absolutely gorgeous here).


  5. 9 hours ago, Franko said:

    And now that I've looked it up, Lexi Randall ("Randa Oliver") is 40. She was born on the first day of the next to last decade of the twentieth century. Which means Mrs. Oliver got a visit from Barbara Mandrell, I guess.

     

    😆 She's my age. My parents said that I was absolutely obsessed with Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters when I was little. I would sit right in front of the TV and be dead silent for the entire show, just staring. I especially loved the flashbacks to the younger versions of themselves.


  6. Robin said she left Louise a message once she arrived in Burbank. I think Robin was going to accept the offer with or without Louise's blessing and figured it was best not to reach out at all at the risk of looking disingenuous had Louise not given her said blessing. I just find it extremely suspicious that Louise was given such short notice to return. There are so many people involved on a television show, so many working parts, planning, and organizing going on behind the scenes. I can absolutely see someone being offered a last minute recast position but giving they're vet less than a week notice seems unusual. 

    Also, you know damn well Robin would see red had she been unemployed and they approached another actress to play Dorian. It was different when they hired Elaine because Robin was happily out of Rauch's orbit and doing quite well in primetime out on the coast. This whole scenario never sat right with me only because I distinctly remember the interview where Robin talks about how she and Louise promised (even if jokingly) not to accept one another's parts. I dunno, I'd be interested to hear Louise's take, maybe she couldn't give a damn. 


  7. On 10/28/2019 at 10:08 PM, BetterForgotten said:

    To be fair, it doesn't take much to be "soapier" than Generations...

     

    😂

    On 10/29/2019 at 7:13 AM, amybrickwallace said:

    I still wish Unsung Hollywood would dedicate an episode to this show.

     

    Totally. Lots of familiar faces in the cast to hold the interest of viewers who never watched the show.


  8. 23 hours ago, jam6242 said:

    The rep from Retro TV posted this elsewhere today.

     

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    That's wonderful news. I really admire Retro's dedication to TD, a classic soap and an "obscure" one at that. I wish other outlets would follow suit.


  9. Although they weren't in the same class, Ms. Payton-Wright and Erika Slezak were at RADA for some shared years.

     

    I'd love to watch the beginning of the Addie storyline, I was in middle school and we weren't taping much as my mother could watch at her desk. My mother maintained that the Addie/Blair/Dorian dynamic was particularly gripping in the beginning with Mia Korf and Elaine Princi.


  10. Was George gone before Robin joined the show? I know Robin had scenes with Jacquie, just wondering if there was any point where they tried to strike Another World gold. The Dorian and Tony relationship seemed to be a rich one but I think it was Pinkerton who had the most involvement with that storyline.


  11. 21 hours ago, DRW50 said:

    I'm behind so I can't give much of an opinion, but wasn't Roseanne sort of always a continuing story? 

     

    Yes. I particularly appreciate the way the writers crafted Roseanne's job journey, introducing various locales and vivid new characters. Somehow, it never felt hokey to me, nor desperate ("shaking things up"/"keeping things fresh" for the new season), it all felt pretty organic.

     

    Add me to the chorus re: Jackie and Darlene's blow-up. I love how the writers are exploring family dynamics after the loss of a loved one, particularly how Jackie and Darlene who have always been so close (I don't recall them arguing even once in the original series) are now at odds.


  12. On 11/22/2019 at 12:21 PM, j swift said:

    Santa Barbara premiered around the same time as Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty, and I would have hoped that every soap would have their own version of a wealthy minority who became a threat to the established families on the show (although to be fair that does seem to have been the plan for Santana, but she was no Gabi Hernandez).

     

    I assume the stunt casting of glamorous Lola Falana as Charity Blake was Capitol's answer to DC/DD, at least in terms of appearances. Did SB have any black characters in front burner storylines?


  13. I foolishly flipped to DOOL and missed the end of the episode, did they do a title card celebrating his anniversary?

     

    I agree, PB did lovely work in the scene about the baby's heart being donated, I wonder if that was an Emmy year for him.

     

    That scene where Jack hurls the chair out of the window always gets me, could have spawned a whole storyline about second degree murder. *SPLAT!*


  14. On 11/22/2019 at 3:52 PM, xtr said:

    Today's Canadian show was Peter Bergman's 30th anniversary episode (that includes flashbacks of his time on the show). Hopefully, this will be the episode that the US gets on Monday.

     

    Indeed it is, I picked a good day to tune in. I'm enjoying the many flashbacks.

     

    I was surprised to see Marla Adams in the opening titles. Has she been there for long?


  15. 6 hours ago, Khan said:

    I don't see why FS should have to struggle with his weight.  If he tends to be heavier, then let himself be heavier.  This industry is too damn obsessed with everyone being a size-0 or having a 12-pack, it's no wonder so many actors end up with drug problems and/or eating disorders.

     

    I see no reason why anyone should have an issue with his weight, this is a serial, not pornography, and even if it were pornography, "There's a porn for that." I think being an awful actor delivering awful scripts is what's truly egregious in this industry, I don't care about anyone's body type. Look at the UK soaps, I'd rather be taken by good storytelling and good acting than being preoccupied by an actor's looks.


  16. 19 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

    Did you really post that? You don't know me and for you to post this is ignorant. I had a family member die from substance abuse. So it's real for me. I'm sure Ron won't do it justice.

     

    If this show actually wrote something worth commenting about instead of the same sh!t writing...I might have more to comment then just how hot Casey Moss or Chandler Massey are.....

    Its the same awful characters and stories. Nothing has changed. We missed all the beats with Will supposedly killing Adrienne and everybody's reaction. It's awful lazy writing. 

     

    I really did post that, and no, I don't know you beyond your posts here on SON, we all know you're hornier than the Boston Pops, but what's ignorant and irresponsible is professing the "hotness" of an addict. I am truly sorry for your loss, I lost my maternal and paternal grandfathers to alcoholism, and full disclosure, my brother and I have struggled with our bloodline. It's real for me too, your reaction just hit a nerve.

     

    No hate Soapsuds, I enjoy you and our mutual love for classic T.V. 💖

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