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1 minute ago, Khan said:

It must've broken JER's heart (no pun intended) to realize that about his own show.

His notorious contracts with NBC and DAYS must have helped soften the blow. His estate must still be getting paid rather handsomely, lol

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3 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

His notorious contracts with NBC and DAYS must have helped soften the blow. His estate must still be getting paid rather handsomely, lol

How much were they paying him?

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Just now, AbcNbc247 said:

How much were they paying him?

 

Enough to make Scrooge McDuck look broke as hell, apparently.

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Hopefully some of this will be explained in the documentary the cast is releasing this fall. I hope they don’t take the PC route and not want to talk about the things that weren’t so great behind the scenes. Chrystee Pharris and Jade Harlow were both very open and pretty candid for the most part in that podcast they did about the casting changes and why they left as Simone and Jessica. Honestly, what Chrystee was saying about the younger cast feeling more at ease brought questions to my mind about how Lena Cardwell was on set.

 

All that said, the PSNS cast seems like for the most part, the type that will only say the good things to not offend anyone and I doubt we will get the full story. But who knows, I’m still definitely watching this documentary.

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Well, apparently it wasn’t unusual for JER to tell his breakdown writers to “make things up as long as you stretch one day worth of material out for weeks.” That would often be the only direction he gave those breakdown writers from what I’ve heard.

 

Still that writing team was very loyal to him, so I guess he treated them well overall.

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23 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

Well, apparently it wasn’t unusual for JER to tell his breakdown writers to “make things up as long as you stretch one day worth of material out for weeks.” That would often be the only direction he gave those breakdown writers from what I’ve heard.

 

Still that writing team was very loyal to him, so I guess he treated them well overall.

 

Wasn’t Darrell Ray Thomas an associate head writer with Marlene McPhereson on Passions before they head wrote DAYS? I see he is listed as an executive producer for the documentary and will be interviewed in it, he’s probably the closest we’ll get to what really was going on with Jim and what he intended for PSNS.

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I’ve been keeping up to date with their twitter page @passions20th, you know the soap blogs don’t cover anything Passions related lol

 

Its honestly sad, despite a great turn out at the Passions fan event 2 years ago many people mentioned on social media they didn’t know it was even happening or else they would’ve went but PSNS has always been treated as the red-headed stepchild of soaps 🤷‍♂️

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No shade but it was a very bad show that made a mockery of daytime. I can't blame SOD or what have you for ignoring it.

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Yikes, I feel bad for the Passions fans on this message board, shade or no shade y’all go in lmao, but hey, everyone’s free to post whatever they want so I’ll get off my high horse lol

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One thing worth mentioning is that Passions isn't exactly alone in obscurity. It's not like Port Charles, Sunset Beach, The City and Generations get a whole lot of love from soap fans. It's great that the show has a loyal fan base, but I'll be honest, I understand the detractors' POV more and more.

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When Passions officially celebrates 20 years...it will also be 20 years since a new soap has debuted thus truly starting the decline of soaps.

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