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  1. Cissy Houston and The Sweet Inspirations providing excellent background vocals. 😍
  2. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's so great to watch these old Facts of Life episodes where soap Divas like Claire Malis and Marj Dusay play the mothers of main characters. Since the days of Friends (at least), they surely would have stunt cast, never giving these talented ladies a chance to shine.

    1. DRW50


      I agree. And the stunt casting dates so so badly. 

  3. Some audio of that has survived, there used to be a clip on the AWHP. Something to this effect... Iris: (deliberately, voice quivering) I am not your child? Mac: (tenderly) Your mother and I-- Iris: (sharply) Don't call her my mother. Mac: ... we cared for you as though you were our own. Iris: No. NO. NOOOO!
  4. I've had a pretty casual viewership, and it seems like the Friday nights when I was actually home to watch, the show wasn't airing. I've been a little confused by the schedule. At any rate, what bugs me the most is the way they fudge around with character relationships. Suddenly, Dominique is the Colby matriarch? And maybe I'm better equipped as a soap fan, but I don't think it's necessary to use outlandish story tactics when an actor is to be replaced. I still haven't watched all of the faux Cristal stuff, but they could've just replaced the actress. And now borrowing the O.G. Steven plastic surgery route for Alexis? The writers are probably grateful that they get to pull such stunts on an otherwise mediocre show.
  5. Ciara and Ben make me gag. Surprised they didn't make him take off his shirt when Rex gave him the shot. I thought they'd at least give it a week with the evil eye thing before Will started getting symptoms of a coincidental illness.
  6. Michael Graziadei (Daniel, Y&R) is in this evening's episode of 9-1-1 playing a not-so-nice dad.
  7. Quelle surprise. What the [!@#$%^&*] doesn't this hack rip off of Viki's legacy created by writers long before him? His recycling of the original DID storyline on the same, then TWO 👏 OTHER 👏 SOAPS 👏 had me convinced that these showrunners just don't give a [!@#$%^&*] about the integrity of storytelling anymore (as if I needed the convincing). Could you imagine JER taking over HW duties at OLTL and AMC and having Viki and Erica possessed by the devil? Inconceivable.
  8. SFK


    I really want to see The Jets, but TVOne is a premium channel on Verizon. 😤 "You Got It All" is my jam (and the best thing about Jaws 3). I Googled Jennifer Holliday's and found it posted (officially) on a theatre website. Was so glad to see it.
  9. I'm all for a taut, extremely well-written limited run series. I use "series" in the British sense, I say start small, assess, make 'em wait, return with another round of excellent episodes. As much as I wish they'd harken back to the old days of After-School Specials and air some episodes on the network, I think now is certainly the right time to give streaming another go. My 89 and 90 year-old grandparents watched AMC from 1970 to it's ABC finale, EVERY day at lunch save for doctor appointments and vacations. They said they probably wouldn't watch it online, having to sit at a computer. And they didn't. They've never seen any of TOLN's episodes. I go to their house now and they're laid back in their recliners flippin' and skippin' all over Netflix and Hulu. What a difference a couple of years makes.
  10. I was thinking the same thing, but to be fair, I can imagine my 39 year-old scattered self doing the same thing in a panic. I hate that this happened, yet I was pleased to see the couple looking rather healthy, active, and about. I agree. I just assumed that journalists these days Google everyone and everything. If not being associated with his AMC role saved him some face, then I guess I'm okay with it.
  11. I love Valerie Harper, but I think The Hogan Family got better and better. Whenever I watch reruns, I actually miss those characters, and though it's unpopular to champion such things these days, I would love to see them reunited.
  12. Yeah, I've noticed that the ends of certain scenes are cut short in the Italian edits. With two episodes edited into one, the show is really whizzing by. CJ loved playing Myrna, I wish we could've enjoyed her for much longer. I can't imagine that the show wouldn't have aired a title card when she passed, though I wouldn't expect to see that on an Italian edit.
  13. Thanks for the reminder! She looks smashing.
  14. Marj Dusay's first scene as Myrna. It's interesting how in the Italian dubbed episodes, they always announced Marla Adams as the actress playing Myrna in the episodes where she covered for Carolyn Jones. But when Marj took over, they made no announcement, she was suddenly listed in the opening credits and that was it.
  15. MC's wife, Christine Baranski also acted opposite him on AMC. Robin Strasser teased that she dated a younger OLTL castmate who she was *not* involved with on the show. TP was asked about this in an interview and the interviewer noted that TP took a very long pause before answering. The overall impression was that he'd been indiscreet with SG while still with GT. And Wesley Addy and Celeste Holm.
  16. Sure was nice to see Linda Dano and Victoria Wyndham back-to-back in my IG feed this evening.

    1. DRW50
    2. DaytimeFan


      Linda is looking well. Doing that Allison Sweeney show seems to have done her good - she even did the TCA press tour in Pasadena for it.

  17. Yes, you're probably right. Geesh, reminds me of how PBS airs two episodes of Eastenders on the weekend, it'll take FOREVER to get through a serial at that pace.
  18. This is a topic my dad and I discuss from time to time. We share the opinion that when you're being paid millions of dollars, ride that horse until she won't ride no more. It's not just about personal fulfillment or artistic integrity (in some cases, "artistic integrity" certainly belongs in air quotes), but when I think of all of the good that a person with excess millions can do in this world. My philanthropy would be off the charts. In any case, I think all of the examples we've mentioned here lend themselves to the very American notion that shows should go on for years and years and years. We could take a hint from British programmes and Latin American novellas, content to shine brightly for short runs and be done with it. But network television in particular is so hungry for quality hits, that they will bleed a dollar maker for every last drop.
  19. I just caught the tail end of a Sunday episode. Judging by the fashions, the presence of Carolee Campbell, the appearance of Althea, and the closing theme music, I'd think these episodes are from the late '60s. I could be very wrong but hearing that different closing credits music really made me think it was earlier than the '70s
  20. I think it would be more about the music than the actors. I thought about this when RetroTV aired episodes of The Doctors which prominently featured Roberta Flack's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. While ABC soaps (GH to this day) would replace top 40 songs heard in classic episodes with new/copyright clear music. I doubt those old AFTRA soap contracts covered much in terms of residuals which at the time must have been an unheard of notion for daytime dramas, particularly when tapes were being wiped. At any rate, residual tracking would be more tedious than costly. Those checks would be for pennies, if that. I got a residual check for nine cents the other day. The worst I ever got was a check for $0.00. Seriously. The stamp cost more. And these are for SAG-AFTRA projects in this decade.
  21. Watching Capitol from the beginning, it's really heartbreaking once I've reached the Marla Adams episodes. It's so refreshing once Carolyn Jones comes back, and yet, still heartbreaking knowing how things will ultimately turn out.

  22. Joan/Jackie biopic info: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/joan-and-jackie-collins-tv-series-coming-from-stan-ollie-producer.amp
  23. We got a huge kick out of that in the daily thread. Those were the days.
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