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  1. NYC was different back then. People simply didn’t go to Brooklyn. It just wasn’t done in polite society.
  2. Even so, I don’t get going through the motions of pretending a Dimera is dead at this point. It’s been done to death.
  3. A B&B yearly thread would be a fascinating case study of Attention Deficit Disorder.
  4. Yes, that was him, and ITA with this (Lol and agreed about the getting rid of Rose part.) This may have been the last time the show was consistently good to me. Another rule he broke was that Rose died believing Paul had done it. That’s dark.
  5. I think he also needs to be given props for trying to develop the black characters more. Granted, nobody was really satisfied with the Jessica/Marshall storyline, but it was a daring thing to do for the time. Actually, I couldn’t see a soap doing that today. I think he was trying to stretch the limits of the genre as much as he could. I think if I rewatched 2001-2005 I might have a newfound appreciation for some of it that I didn’t have at the time. I did see some scenes from around Rose’s death recently, and it was head and shoulders above what would come later...
  6. The Rose retcon worked for me, and I’m not usually a fan of either retcons or making everyone related. But it was a rare instance where I thought it worked. It gave Iva and Lucinda good material too. Of course, Rose quickly wore out her welcome IMO.
  7. I’ll remember him for his sense of humor. He would say the things in the soap press that you’re not really allowed to say, but he was always funny and hit on a kernel of truth when doing it.
  8. Love the Jarlena commercial but we’re a Gain household. It just smells the best.
  9. This is my least favorite soap trope. It's trotted out constantly, but I can count the number of times I've seen it work on one hand. So lazy.
  10. Tale as old as time, the frauen just didn’t have Facebook back in the day!
  11. Gays in daytime have never been anything but lip service. That’s why these shows have failed to attract a younger audience. They failed to keep up with the times and just became lamer, lower budget versions of themselves.
  12. Will/EJ totally should have happened. Sami Brady’s son should have been scandalous instead of bland. He should have given his mother hell.
  13. Anybody who is talking about Barron needs to get a life. Barron is a child who never chose to run for the presidency. This shouldn’t need to be said.
  14. If I were writing it... Ben killed people and got away with it. Ciara is still nuts about him. All of Ciara's family and friends are worried about her, but she's hypnotized by the hot guy. Soaps started sucking when everyone had to start worshiping whichever characters the writers loved that day. For me, it started with Mike Horton on DAYS. Sorry, Nurse Ali is not psycho. OK, maybe she is, but Dr. Horton totally did sexually harass her. I'm not gonna like him just because you said so, DAYS.
  15. Totally disagree. I watch a few DAYS per year. Maybe 20. I certainly find them stupid, but I also find them comforting. It's not hurting anybody by being on. Though if we could get a choice between reruns and new episodes, I'd choose reruns in a second. I think you need to make your pronouns clearer here. QFE.
  16. What on earth does that have to do with tennis? It doesn't matter which one of them won, neither one was going to replace the man in the White House. I thought it was really great of Osaka. She tried to give Gauff the closure that Gauff maybe didn't know she needed in the tournament. And Gauff will be back.
  17. Having a "head canon" is an absolute must these days, otherwise they're not watchable. There are things people on this board tell me about the last years of ATWT, and even though I was watching, I don't remember them at all, because I never let them enter the head canon. So to answer your question, for me it was probably around 2006/2007 that I allowed myself to just selectively forget things.
  18. DJT has permanently killed the idea of the media as objective arbiters, that is for sure. We have nothing but opinion media now. It is just the new reality, and it probably already was, but now it's official. Yuck.
  19. I just don’t like the way this regime writes for women.
  20. That ad is grade A trolling! Susan has always been the Jan to Olympia Snowe's Marcia, and she knows it. Olympia saw the writing on the wall and chose not to run for re-election in 2012. She wanted to get the heck out of the toxic environment that the Senate had become by then.
  21. Lil Nas X probably did him a huge favor. I could definitely see something like that being a "Howard Dean Scream" moment.
  22. Datalounge mentions this at least 2-3 times per month from what I can tell.
  23. Omg this is trying sooo hard to be SATC. Very of its time, but still pretty hot.
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