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2 hours ago, Soaplovers said:

It was a shame that the last few years the show dropped any attempt at being a soap.  The introduction of Pretty would have been handled differently had she been introduced in the earlier years vs the later years.  Im still amazed Paloma was a pretty interesting character..the complete opposite of her sister Theresa...considering she was introduced in the later years as well.

 

Paloma from what I heard was eventually recast and the life got drained from her. I don't think Paloma #2 ever appeared on the NBC version. 

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I'm surprised the soap blogs aren't covering the reunion. Here are some write ups I found...

 

Soap Opera Digest: http://www.soapoperadigest.com/photos/passions-fan-festival/

 

LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/fans-celebrate-passions-the-weirdest-soap-opera-in-the-history-of-daytime-tv-8459016

Lena Cardwell (original Simone) has finally come out of hiding! She looks good. 

 

Brook Kerr literally never ages. Donn Swaby on the other hand lol

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I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I still wish the original NBC broadcasts of the shows firsts 2-3 years was around...that has all the original music that was heard and not tampered with like CTV/Global/Superchannel.

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Has anyone heard about a new Passions spinoff in the works called Castleton? That's the same town Charity and Faith lived in before the fire.

 

i was told it was brought up during the Passions Reunion and social media. Anyone know anything about this?

 

 

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Reading this early preview of Passions makes Theresa sound like a vixen.

 

Also, interesting to note Jason Olive’s role of Frank seems like it was meant to be bigger. It lists his character name as Frank Petito which ends up being Frank Lomax.

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Which character was the most wasted (i.e. had the most potential that was never realized).  On a show that never really wrote a character to their fullest potential, that's a tough one to answer.

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23 hours ago, Riverdalefan1 said:

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Reading this early preview of Passions makes Theresa sound like a vixen.

 

She wasn't? She certainly manipulated enough and caused so much trouble that they should have made her a full-on villainess. 

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On 5/28/2018 at 9:24 PM, Soaplovers said:

Which character was the most wasted (i.e. had the most potential that was never realized).  On a show that never really wrote a character to their fullest potential, that's a tough one to answer.

 

I would love to see Jim Reilly’s bible for this show and see how much things changed. Rewatching the early episodes it seems as though they’re setting up a Frank and Whitney romance but then he disappears and Chad hits the scene.

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21 minutes ago, Riverdalefan1 said:

Which character was the most wasted (i.e. had the most potential that was never realized).  On a show that never really wrote a character to their fullest potential, that's a tough one to answer.

I would have to say Grace and Charity.  I have always given any new soap a watch for at least the first year.  However, I remember that when I checked back in for the introduction of Paloma and the return of Martin that neither Grace nor Charity was on the show.  This was odd given that first year centered on those two characters. 

 

I have a hypothesis that as a writer it would be difficult to have both good and bad witches on the same show.  Once either Charity or Grace knew about their powers, which was inevitable, there wouldn't be soap plot that they couldn't immediately solve.  If murder mysteries, long lost children, and unrequited lovers could all be magically resolved there would be no dramatic tension.  So, that's my theory why all of the good witched were written out in the first few years and no other magical forces of good were ever introduced.

 

It does not explain the build up for the return of Martin that wound up not having any impact on the story.  Or the continuing references to Allister sexually abusing Theresa that turned me off Passions for good.

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