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  1. Man, Higley has been on and off Days so many times I've lost track. You gotta post what storylines went with each tenure. It's all a blur to me.
  2. Good question. Even Megan McTavish was considered good at her first AMC stint, right? I wonder if Lethal Leah has always been considered lethal.
  3. It was never consistently good, but it used to have like a 2 week period every 6 months or so where it was must-see TV. But it could never sustain anything because Bradley writes like he has ADHD. I pretty much gave up after one of the Sheila returns where she had a daughter (Erica) and they kind of just dropped it with no payoff, and I gave up for good for good when Susan Flannery retired. It cannot be exaggerated how awful the recasts are. I can't even tune in every once in a while like I do with DAYS because the B&B recasts immediately repulse me.
  4. I watched season 5. The first half was pretty bad. The second half I actually thought was pretty good. I'm sad to hear that they apparently don't keep that momentum in season 6. I just hate Jake/Alison as a couple so much, though they got more tolerable as the season went on. I'm glad drunk Alison came back. I really love Alison as a character, though I think CTS acted her butt off sometimes to make up for writing that wasn't all there. The Michael/Kimberly/Megan storyline makes no sense and drags on and on forever. Kimberly really leaves with such a whimper that you don't miss her at all when she's gone. They really wrecked Jane's character, to the point where I was relieved that she left. I definitely see what someone said upthread about them forgetting about the relationships that made the show great. Jane leaves, and Michael doesn't even get to say goodbye? WTF? With the way everyone is in their little storyline bubble, this feels like 3 or 4 disjointed shows. They brought on Donna Mills as Jane's mom for four episodes and gave her absolutely nothing to do. What a waste of Donna Mills. Sam is fine. But she and Billy together just seem like one of those couples that the writers put together because they don't know what else to do with the characters. I love Taylor. She's absolutely insane and Lisa Rinna is so fun in the role. Kyle is also a good addition. Laura Leighton was the MVP of the season. She ties everything together and finally bringing Sydney into the D&D world is magic and she's so good that you wish they'd done it 3 seasons earlier. It's so nice that she finally has a man that really loves her and how DARE they kill her instead of giving her a happy ending? It's so cruel. I might eventually watch season 6, but I've got some other shows I want to watch now, so maybe not for a few weeks.
  5. Knots really is one of the best shows of all time. Writing, acting, music, everything. And the longevity of it means they could write things on levels that most shows just can’t. And I may be the exception, but I love the first three seasons. anyway, I’m watching season 5 of MP and... lol. It’s not great. The Sydney/Jane/Richard/Sam stuff could have been fun but it’s just missing something. They maybe needed more camp and they needed to do a better job making Sam the straight man in all this — it is kind of bizarre that she’s putting up with all this considering she literally just met Jane and Sydney five minutes ago. I HATE Jake and Alison together. It doesn’t make sense that Alison wouldn’t forgive Billy. It doesn’t make sense that Alison is still working at Shooters. the Peter trial storyline and Peter now having a backstory or changed identity or whatever is a snooze. I don’t think Jack Wagner should have come back after his initial arc in season 3. He’s just boring and I’m not buying any of this. Matt being on drugs is fun. Doug Savant is a really good actor. He’s definitely playing things that aren’t in the script by seeming strung out even when he’s not supposed to be. This show doesn’t deserve him. Lisa Rinna is weird and obsessed but seems like she might be fun later. We’ll see. I can see what someone said above about the show forgetting the relationships that made it great.
  6. I just rewatched Melrose seasons 1-4. Season 1 is a forgotten gem. I love how fresh and young it feels at the beginning and it's a bit more realistic how they portray the young characters trying to make it in L.A. I actually liked Sandy better before she lost her accent. It's funny how in the beginning Michael and Jane seem the most removed from the group. Billy/Allison are a totally rootable couple. The 90210 crossovers at the beginning are so painful. If they were going to talk about nothing but the Jake/Kelly age difference, they should have found a better way to spinoff. Seasons 2-3 are clearly the golden age of the show. Anything with Michael/Jane/Kimberly/Sydney is just amazing. That has to be one of the legendary soap opera love quadrangles, because it's just so messy and amazing how these four people constantly cause each other such misery. The backstory with Allison being molested didn't feel like a retcon because it explained Allison's behavior. Any time Allison became a drunken mess was always fun. There is an obvious huge drop off in quality between seasons 3 and 4. They just shouldn't have had Kimberly blow up the complex. It was such a Moldavian moment and it wasn't worth it. It sidetracks her in a mental hospital for half the season and puts her in Peter's orbit and out of Michael's. Jane gets in Richard's orbit and out of Michael's. So we lose the core of the show which should have always been Michael/Jane/Kimberly/Sydney and the terrible things they do to each other. And Jane becomes kind of a villain, which I know Josie Bissett wanted, but it just doesn't fit. Brooke lost her bite and just became whiny. Should I go on and watch 5-7? I don't think I've ever seen them. I don't know if I want to continue. 4 was kind of boring.
  7. And this is why you guys sometimes talk about storylines and entire characters/recasts from those last five years and I don't remember them at all despite the fact that I watched until the end. They really totally wrecked the show. Only the fact that the cast was so great kept things together.
  8. She was there for the better part of 37 years. If she really wanted to give the fans a send off, she could. Makes it seem like this was about something else.
  9. I agree. No big losses thus far. I agree. No big losses thus far.
  10. So I heard the most generic song in a hotel lobby a couple of months ago, an absolutely hilariously over the top ode to the sound of sunshine, whatever that is. And it just made me laugh. I've been watching a lot of Passions recently and it reminds me of the television show version of that. There's something so generically late 20th century/early 21st century America about it, and the lack of big name actors definitely plays into that.
  11. I'm more bullish on DAYS than most of you. I think it's basically as good as a soap can be in 2020 considering budget issues and executive meddling. But darn, losing Lauren Koslow would be a huge loss. They could just use her right... She shouldn't be a sidekick for Abe. Give her a younger man to romance her and a scheming woman to feud against, and we're cooking with gas.
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