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    The Politics Thread

    Can we not claim that we know what is going on in the U.K. when Labour does seem to have anti-semites among their ranks, and the US Democrats now seem to have the same?
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    B&B was always fully dependent on LaFlannery and I thought they knew if. Turns out they didn’t. Bradley Bell was just the figurative monkey on the typewriter in the same way his contemporary ken Corday was. Which soap trust fund baby revealed himself sooner?
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    Susan Flannery legitimized the trash that B&B always was. In the best of times, B&B was addictive trash and a guilty pleasure, but Susan gave it a hint of legitimacy. In the worst of times, B&B was mindless Hollywood stars without a third grade education, and Susan Flannery was Alex Trebek’s mustache, sneering and towering above them. I do think B&B with Susan Flannery was sometimes a great guilty pleasure, sometimes awful, but always watchable. Without her, it’s just another soap, and coincidentally, a bad one. IDK if there’s ever been another soap so dependent on one actress.
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    The Politics Thread

    At least you take a strong stand against hate, though!
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    Shows You Are Sick Of In Reruns

    The younger generations don’t watch TV at all though. It’s all about YouTube/streaming. Even if they were on TV, young people would not see them.
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    Empire: Discussion Thread

    While he did the wrong thing for sure, I don’t think this is quite the case. people have short attention spans these days. People will forget about this in roughly 15 minutes and be outraged at something else.
  7. ITA with all of these. SMG hated doing it after season 3, and it shows. And ugh, please don't get me started with Fred. Abby had all these incredibly sexy, handsome men throwing themselves at her and it just never made sense. I think Luka even told her once she wasn't pretty enough to be that nasty, and he was right.
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    As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I was not sick of romcoms with Meg Ryan. Funny, I just watched When Harry Met Sally for the umpteenth time last night. And I was wondering why they didn’t release one Nora Ephron/Meg Ryan movie per year in the 90s. They should have.
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    As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I believe it was mentioned when Kim onasch was Jennifer that she knew Hal was not her bio dad but I don’t think we ever saw her being told that on camera.
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    As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I didn’t really remember the LB era all that well, so now I’m reading SOC recaps from that era... and what a plot-driven mess. I can’t even really make sense out of the recaps without watching some clips for context, and yet I strangely have no desire to do that. Way too many new characters, and way too many characters doing things just because. And David switching a black baby with a white one and nobody noticing still has to be one of the dumbest storylines of all time.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    I have to say thank you for posting this, because it sent me on a deep dive of Bloss 1992 scenes on Youtube and I just finished watching the entire playlist.... and, wow. I have loved watching this storyline over the past few weeks. And I did not realize that what you posted was Sherry Stringfield's last episode. It just sucks to see someone leave when a storyline is really peaking. GL did a slow buildup on this one, and while I'm grateful Sherry Stringfield stayed for the climax (pun not intended), it was lacking on the denouement due to her absence. But I thought the entire buildup was impeccably done and again I will say I miss stakes on soaps. This storyline was loaded with them. Watching just this storyline gives me the distinct impression that GL definitely had its [!@#$%^&*] together in 1992 and I would love to watch more from this era.
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    Y&R: RIP Kristoff St John

    These handsome pictures of Kristoff bring a tear to my eye Especially the one with his son.
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    KNOTS LANDING

    Yuck! I can't, with any of that scene. Can't and won't ever. I adore Michele Lee as Karen. But that scene doubled down on her worst impulses and the writers' worst impulses with her character. I really love early seasons Karen. After she had her drug addiction, it seemed like Karen's [!@#$%^&*] could never stink ever again, and it hurt the character/the show IMO. No, you're not a Pollyanna, later seasons Karen, you're a Mary Sue.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    I don’t mean she was always over the top, just certain moments I can’t watch. Those Princess scenes are unwatchable for me.
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    As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    MS played Jerry’s girlfriend who he made out with during Schindler’s list. But she is most well known for walking on on George naked, to which he famously responded, “I was in the pool.” One of Jerry’s only girlfriends to last multiple episodes.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    1. Making Victor Lord a child molester is an unforgivable retcon. 2. Erika Slezak could be too over the top campy and cringey. I don’t mind camp as long as it’s billed as such, but camp that thinks it’s serious just makes me cringe.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    1995.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    The initial Viki’s Alters storyline is a deeply flawed storyline with some terrific individual scenes. Some things are said to be greater than the sum of their parts, and the Viki’s Alters storyline is really the opposite of that.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    That is honestly such a shame. Can we as a SON community all commit to making this meme happen?
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    I loved that storyline, but god do I hate the “witness/suspect snaps under interrogation and volunteers the truth for no reason” trope. It’s common on L&O and it’s just a deus ex machina IMO. But Cynthia Watros is fabulous in those scenes and makes up for the lazy writing. One thing that struck me: I don’t remember the 90s lighting being so bright and the wardrobe so white/pastel.
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    Best US Soap Scenes

    Loving the clips in this thread. Linda Dano is a fantastic alcoholic. I think my problem with TV shows is that they usually make alcoholism look more “fun” than it really is. Felicia is just miserable to deal with in those scenes, and so different from how Felicia was pre-alcoholism. That Kristen/Marlena clip is another gem. I think I had actually scene this one before, but damn it is so good and D Hall/Eileen Davidson are gold together. Plus the fact that these two have been at it so long adds a certain je ne sais quoi. But my favorite has to be that Ross/Blake/Holly scene. It reminds me of what is missing in modern soaps: Stakes. And it reminds me of how miscast Liz Keifer was. What makes this work is Sherry Stringfield’s youth and energy, and the realization that Ross is a bit more freaky than he or anybody else knew.
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    The Politics Thread

    Pelosi uninviting Trump to the SOTU was a brilliant move on her part. She has played the shutdown damn near perfectly.
  23. *blinks* *shakes head* Umm... sorry.... what was the question again?
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    DAYS Renewed

    I do think it’s the best soap still on the air, but it’s still not good.
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    Carpenters discussion thread

    I love this movie. It’s bloody brilliant. How in the world do Barbie dolls make me emotional? But they do in this film.
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