I thought it was interesting that what lured Gottlieb to daytime was the promise of control over the story. Every fan who reductively blames certain producers and writers for undesirable plots in daytime should listen to this story.
I was just reading about the development of Dirty Dancing from the original material to the screen. The studio's desire to add contemporary music and more dancing came at the expense of stories about class and sexual assault. So, it is interesting to hear that Gottlieb was willing to produce a genre that she had no reverence for in order to tell sto
I will readily admit that Michael Gregory did not photograph well. Still images of him are usually not terribly flattering.
But boy, he was striking and charismatic, and sexy as hell, "in motion." I always found Chris Robinson to be bland, stiff and boring by comparison. He was no match for Gregory! I would have dragged Michael Gregory behind the barn in a heartbeat!
These days on B&B its....event x occurs, then ruminate on said event with excessively repetitive dialogue for 3 weeks, throw in a twist, and rapidly conclude the story for a week thereafter.
Soaps have grown inept at writing years long stories with an overarching plot containing complications that can fill airtime without feeling like a bore.