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Nomada   

 

 

In this interview from 2007, Robin Wright talks about Santa Barbara. in minute 4:44. 

 

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Wendy   

Wow, I didn't recognize Harley Kozak! I know she is an author now though, so good for her for doing something else she loves.

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No matter what she looks like, there is no mistaking that voice!! Has anyone ever seen that short-lived Western/adventure/comedy series from the early 90s where she played Beau Bridges' wife? It was called Harts of the West.

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Michael Donnelly was one of those characters no one seemed to know what to do with. He was a priest, then a cop, and didn't he become a priest again before leaving the show?

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3 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

Michael Donnelly was one of those characters no one seemed to know what to do with. He was a priest, then a cop, and didn't he become a priest again before leaving the show?

I always found Michael so boring. By SB standards he had a long run. Poor Nikki she had an edge to her in the beginning. Nikki was soon watered down, paired with the most boring guy on SB, then she was killed off.

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2 hours ago, victoria foxton said:

I always found Michael so boring. By SB standards he had a long run. Poor Nikki she had an edge to her in the beginning. Nikki was soon watered down, paired with the most boring guy on SB, then she was killed off.

 

I had forgotten all about Nikki, to be honest.

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Nomada   

I enjoyed two stories with Michael. The one with Julia in the convent and the Laura Asher/Leo Mitchell one.

But I never like Michael in particular and found him so boring.

 

Sometimes Santa Barbara look obsessed with some people and didn’t care for others more interesting.

For me people like Michael or Cain Garver should have leave the show before they did. They lasted so much.

 

For example, Cain was an important character with the Eden/Elena storyline. I didn’t like him but he was totally necessary for the plot.

But, why he continued after that? Cain should have never been important post Eden story.

 

He lasted so much. Also, I like Ally Walker so I wish she was paired with other and not Cain.

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 10:37 PM, Nothin'ButAttitude said:

Does anyone know why they got rid of Ava Lazar? From what the first episode of SB, I found her to be eye catching and gorgeous. I find it odd how the Dobsons never expounded Santana's background along with her parents being the Capwell's maid & groundskeeper. It just feels like they didn't give a damn about the Andrade clan, who could've been so much more had the Dobson given more thought to them. 

 

Getting rid of Ava Lazar was a huge mistake on the part of the Dobsons. She was beautiful, charismatic, fiery and could actually ACT!! I don't know why she was let go. I think she could have been an asset to SB for years to come had they kept her.

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DRW50   
10 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

Michael Donnelly was one of those characters no one seemed to know what to do with. He was a priest, then a cop, and didn't he become a priest again before leaving the show?

 

Frank Runyeon agreed with you there. He said as much when he left or was fired or whatever. 

 

I hated him on ATWT, but I have to admit I don't mind him in the clips I've seen on SB, even if it often feels like he later just becomes a Cain replacement in Cruz's life. 

 

So many promising actors came and went on SB. I was just watching a clip with Pearl and Kyle Secor earlier today and was reminded again of how he got snapped up by NBC primetime after the show seemingly had little use for him. 

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It does seem like after the first two years...the show just focused on a small number if characters...with other characters only lasting 1 to 2 years.

 

In some cases, like with the character of Amy...the actress chose to leave and the show wisely didn't recast...but I didn't get why the show spent a good year building up a new family for Lional (wife and two step daughters) only to write them all off after a year or so.

 

The show banked too much on the Capwells...but once they were recast or left...the family was basically non existent by 1992...so I don't blame Pam Long for what she did..cause the structure was gone...and I did think the Walker family was a good idea.

 

With that said, you had the perfect Santana in Ava...yet she only lasts a few months.  Color me confused..because she had chemistry with Cruz..and good antagonistic vibes with Eden...so the whole cruz/Santana marriage to regain Brandon..would have been even better with Ava in the role.  Plus her opposite robin mattson...would have been awesome.  Oh well

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Gina Gallego seems like such a sweetheart from all of her interviews, but I couldn't stand how her Santana was written. She was a whiny, spineless mess. It would have been a good move if they had tried to get Ava Lazar back in 1991 when Santana was brought back onto the canvas, rather than casting Wanda De Jesus. Jed Allan did not get along with her AT ALL, and it just seems that WDJ's Santana was too old.

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