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Can I just say how believable Marcy Walker is in playing the angry Eden when confronting the whole CC in the coma situation? She has chemistry with everybody right now. I might not be the fan of her character but I have to give it to the actress - well played and well deserved of all those Emmys later

Also, just a quick question and a thought - I don't like paranormal, supernatural in my soaps. Am I correct that SB never did that, even later on? I believe the only soaps that did do that at a certain point in the late '80s and '90s were Guiding Light, One Life to live and Days, particularly the last one.

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3 hours ago, Lex S said:

 

Also, just a quick question and a thought - I don't like paranormal, supernatural in my soaps. Am I correct that SB never did that, even later on? I believe the only soaps that did do that at a certain point in the late '80s and '90s were Guiding Light, One Life to live and Days, particularly the last one.

SB did one called Ballymoor. It's embarrassingly bad. http://santabarbara-online.com/Lieux-Ballymoor2.htm

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19 hours ago, Lex S said:

Can I just say how believable Marcy Walker is in playing the angry Eden when confronting the whole CC in the coma situation? She has chemistry with everybody right now. I might not be the fan of her character but I have to give it to the actress - well played and well deserved of all those Emmys later

Yes, she is doing a great job at being a completely out of control wackadoodle

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41 minutes ago, Marissa Gallant said:

Yes, she is doing a great job at being a completely out of control wackadoodle

You're probably about 20 episodes ahead of me. I just got to where Dylan Hartley's starting to hog all the airtime

Minx is appearing less and less now, probably like once every 30 episodes. I wonder if the actress couldn't be on screen more because of her age, or if they just didn't want to write for her anymore at this point?

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3 minutes ago, Lex S said:

Minx disappearing less and less now, probably like once every 30 episodes. I wonder if the actress couldn't be on screen more because of her age, or if they just didn't want to write for her anymore at this point?

That's part of it, plus, she supposedly was having trouble remembering the dialogue and in some of her final scenes, you can tell she is reading from cue cards. Watching her struggle, yet be determined to succeed was a bug of emotion.

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2 hours ago, Lex S said:

You're probably about 20 episodes ahead of me. I just got to where Dylan Hartley's starting to hog all the airtime

Minx is appearing less and less now, probably like once every 30 episodes. I wonder if the actress couldn't be on screen more because of her age, or if they just didn't want to write for her anymore at this point?

What Liberty said. The cast members tried to hide it and cover it at the time, but most of them admitted it later. But they still loved her.

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On 7/25/2021 at 2:18 PM, Lex S said:

I don't like paranormal, supernatural in my soaps. Am I correct that SB never did that, even later on?

I don't know if this counts as the type paranormal that you dislike, but there were repeated references to a psychic connection between Eden and Cruz that was supposed to confirm that they were each other's destiny.  Before their wedding there was that weird story where Cruz was kidnapped by a mad scientist on an island.  It involved ESP, wild animals, and Eden had a vision of the site of their wedding which Sophia was able to interpret as Pebble Beach (I bet if Sophia had a shared vision of the awful hoop skirts that Eden's bridal party wore she would have warned against it).  Also, during Eden's baby's kidnapping there was a psychic character who helped solve the mystery.

9 hours ago, Liberty City said:

Watching episodes 851 to 855 this morning (a.k.a. Christmas 1987), and you can tell a there is a nice shifting balance between what made Santa Barbara what it was and its merge into a more classic-feeling soap opera.

Is that the Xmas when Lionel was arrested and the Lockridges move their celebration to the jail?  I remember that episode as really solidifying the charm of the Lockridge family, along with Minx's humorous take on the police of SB (although I can't remember if Laken was present).

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4 minutes ago, j swift said:

Is that the Xmas when Lionel was arrested and the Lockridges move their celebration to the jail?  I remember that episode as really solidifying the charm of the Lockridge family, along with Minx's humorous take on the police of SB (although I can't remember if Laken was present).

No. It's the Christmas Julia believes in Kris Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus) and goes all-out to set him free.

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2 hours ago, Liberty City said:

No. It's the Christmas Julia believes in Kris Kringle (a.k.a. Santa Claus) and goes all-out to set him free.

Weren't those Christmases kind of goofy? I guess, they were sincerely done back then without any fear of political correctness that exists today. Not being a current soap watcher, do they still make holidays an event on soaps these days?

2 hours ago, j swift said:

I don't know if this counts as the type paranormal that you dislike, but there were repeated references to a psychic connection between Eden and Cruz that was supposed to confirm that they were each other's destiny.  Before their wedding there was that weird story where Cruz was kidnapped by a mad scientist on an island.  It involved ESP, wild animals, and Eden had a vision of the site of their wedding which Sophia was able to interpret as Pebble Beach (I bet if Sophia had a shared vision of the awful hoop skirts that Eden's bridal party wore she would have warned against it).  Also, during Eden's baby's kidnapping there was a psychic character who helped solve the mystery.

Is that the Xmas when Lionel was arrested and the Lockridges move their celebration to the jail?  I remember that episode as really solidifying the charm of the Lockridge family, along with Minx's humorous take on the police of SB (although I can't remember if Laken was present).

Wow, I forgot about that! SB struck gold with finding A Martinez and Marcy Walker. They put them through the wringer over the years and I guess fairly exhausted them by 1991. I wish the end was different, but it is what it is, I'm dreading having to watch A Martinez and Eileen Davidson together later on. At the rate I'm going in my watching, though, it's still quite a ways away thankfully, so, hopefully, I will be desensitized by then!

 

As far as the Lockridges' Christmas - it was the very first one - 1984. It was very sweet, Lionel was in jail. The show was still searching for its direction but these episodes were well done

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56 minutes ago, Lex S said:

Weren't those Christmases kind of goofy? I guess, they were sincerely done back then without any fear of political correctness that exists today. Not being a current soap watcher, do they still make holidays an event on soaps these days?

Wow, I forgot about that! SB struck gold with finding A Martinez and Marcy Walker. They put them through the wringer over the years and I guess fairly exhausted them by 1991. I wish the end was different, but it is what it is, I'm dreading having to watch A Martinez and Eileen Davidson together later on. At the rate I'm going in my watching, though, it's still quite a ways away thankfully, so, hopefully, I will be desensitized by then!

 

As far as the Lockridges' Christmas - it was the very first one - 1984. It was very sweet, Lionel was in jail. The show was still searching for its direction but these episodes were well done

The Christmases were always sort of their own episodes, often based on a classic Christmas movie. I loved them.

Honestly, I was gone by Eileen Davidson. And I probably will be again. I gave up Days with the 5 Kristen's and haven't looked back. Too much ED

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