Jump to content


KateW

Any Capitol Fans Here?

Recommended Posts


I watched my very first Capitol episode today, and I was surprised to see people in there I was not expecting. I knew Constance Towers was in there, but I was surprised to see Tonja Walker and even more shocked to see a young Catherine Hickland playing a non-bitchy character for a change. And in the episode Soapsuds just posted above, is that Kimberlin Brown playing the girl who walks in with Jordy at the beginning??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CAPITOL had a top notch cast -- they all went onto other shows.  Nicholas Walker, Marj Dusay, Tonja Walker, Catherine Hickland, Jess Walton, Chris Durham, etc.  

 

Todd Curtis as Jordy Clegg was a natural as the rich playboy.  He shoulda done more -- just a natural in the clips above.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the first episode of Capitol online? I know it has been before and I regret never watching it. I’ve never seen an episode of the show, but I’m curious how it was for a pilot since I know it aired in primetime. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Chris B said:

Is the first episode of Capitol online? I know it has been before and I regret never watching it. I’ve never seen an episode of the show, but I’m curious how it was for a pilot since I know it aired in primetime. 

 

Yes, but dubbed in Italian. All of the show's first few years are on YouTube in Italian. I don't think I've seen the pilot movie in English since WoST.

14 hours ago, gimmetoo said:

The Capitol pilot was shot on location in DC.  

 

And in nearby Potomac. I was too little to remember them shooting in my area, but I've read old articles in the Post about how freezing it was and poor Bill Beyers was sick as a dog.

Edited by SFK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was a great profile in LIFE magazine at the time -- lots of BTS pix of the series startup including the location shoots.  Wish someone would post this somewhere...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Julie/Jenny was probably one of the best roles for Catherine Hickland in terms of an acting challenge.. more so than Tess on Loving/The City.. and Lindsay on OLTL... imho.

 

And Henry Slesar wrote an excellent show during his time on the show, it wasn't anything like Edge of Night at all.  It had a lot of political intrigue, and lots of romantic triangles/quad's.  I've heard both him and the writer before him, Peggy O'shea were the best writers on the show.  It did seem like in the show's 5 year history. they had five different head-writers... so I imagine it would be hard to invest in the show since each team probably adjusted the tone of the show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Curious to know why CBS felt they had to replace Capitol with B&B. They would have been the perfect back-to-back juxtaposition in an hour slot: the east coast political intrigue vs the west coast fashion and glamour.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...