Whatever one can say about LW as Carly - I like her but I know her take on the role grates others - THIS is the kind of storyline she excels at.
Ironically, I was thinking that original Britt - the bitchy antagonist of the Patrick story - was perfectly believable as a potential CoS. But writers fail to see if you shave off a character's personality for the sake of one storyline, what in turn can be done in other storylines changes.
When Ava needled Carly on Jason and then Nina had that line about timing and Sonny walking in on Jason/Carly right before they could consummate, I thought OK They are still trying to build something up here: they keep playing Sonny/Nina so clearly they want to go there and they are finally hinting that the Jason/Carly stuff might bug Sonny enough to justify...
Oh look Sonny and Jason just had a "mature" conversation where 75% of the drama has been squeezed out of already.
The fire story was very well done. I don't think anything happened on the boat, she wanted out of there right after one kiss.
Jed and Judith- she often said they were like a married couple without the physical part. It makes me want to hug her and tell her she's missing the fun parts.
I got to see the 88 train scenes during Christmas vacation from college. I bought 2 Michael Feinstein tapes and wore them out! Loved those scenes. I would love to see the other years you mention.
I made a point of watching Mason and Julia's wedding.
I really liked Victoria's wedding gown. It was very sleek and the low cut back was perfect for her skinny body. Phyllis, on the other hand, looked like a mess to me. Her hair was a disaster and I really didn't like the caped crusader look.
When characters like Scotty, Bobbie, Monical Mac, etc., are available to them, TPTB's insistence on focusing on Sonny, Jason, Carly, and Howarth's 800 characters boogles my mind. GH needs a total overhaul. I'd write out 2/3 of the current characters if I could.
I think the China Beach DVDs are out of print and hard-to-find/very expensive now, but trying to hunt down an affordable set is well worth the effort. Dana Delaney cannot be praised enough for her work on this series.