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Looking back at the RATSc archives, Jan. 18th, 2006, ...

 

fans were reacting to the special Wednesday shows. Came down on both sides of the coin, "unwatchable" or loved them! Someone hated Josh & Reva's. Someone else hated Harley's but liked Josh & Reva's. Yet one more person really liked Dinah's. Another fan is for them because of the concept. Personally, I remember liking them & thinking they were one of Wheeler's better ideas. One fan has dubbed Gina Tognoni his favorite Dinah of all!

 

I came to have that opinion of Tognoni, too.

     

One fan: best part was Dinah's voice-over that she's going to concentrate on her high powered career and they showed her spinning around in her office chair. Loved that!

 

But, another:  I've already set my DVR to skip next Wednesday.  WTH do I care about an hour

of Cassie and Jeffrey?  Ick.

 

Oh, yeah, I disliked Jeffrey O'Neill quite enough for that!

     

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9 minutes ago, Paul Raven said:

What was the thinking behind those Wed 'Inside the Light' special eps

Isolate a single character & tell a story which sheds light on their journey, etc. That's why some of them were so successful & others were not. Plus, the actors loved them. The writers loved them.

What did you think of them? In general, I really enjoyed them. I would like to watch them again!

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There are stories from here to back again about people having problems getting along with their work colleagues. DOOL's Kristian Alfonso & Peter Reckell; DOOL's Crystall Chappell & Robert Kelker-Kelly; Y&R's Eric Braeden & Peter Bergman and so forth. One of the more egregious coming out of GL back in the day was Beth Raines, Krista Tesrau, Grant Aleksander and Mikey. As the story goes Beth grew up strictly West Coast, really with her family which was the circus. She worked as a clown from her youngest days. She found herself on the upper East Coast & it was cold & there was snow, which was her first experience with, and this new job to boot & she was terribly homesick & cried a lot, a while lot! Well, all that did was tune her up to be teased by the boys! They were unmerciful in how they went at her.

Then, there was a second phase to it: she was the total newcomer who won a Daytime Emmy when none of them had done so yet.

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Draw a line.

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The actors loved them because they were basically full length Emmy reels. Some of them were decent but they wrecked absolute havoc on the show's pacing because they burned through so much story at once. Reva's cancer story suffered because all the good parts ended after a week. 

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1 hour ago, Dan said:

The actors loved them because they were basically full length Emmy reels.

Oh, yeah, true.

 

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Some of them were decent but they wrecked absolute havoc on the show's pacing because they burned through so much story at once. Reva's cancer story suffered because all the good parts ended after a week. 

Personally, I have long thought that GL was operating at a fast pace during those years, anyway. Weekly, there was one Wednesday special epi. When they went out into the field to build houses, I loved that, but it chewed up time. Although those were webisodes weren't they? Otalia was racing along except for Jess's pregnancy leave. Jammy was racing along. Etc.

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22 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

What was the thinking behind those Wed 'Inside the Light' special eps?

 

It was Wheeler & Kreizman who came up with those special epis.

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If you had to put person or persons on recurring at a certain point, who would you do?

  1. Frank DiCopoulous (Frank Cooper)
  2. Bradley Cole (Jeffrey O'Neill)
  3. David Andrew MacDonald (Edmund Winslow)
  4. Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper)

In order of preference, I would put Frank, Bradley and David on recurring.

If you had to do away with one element of story-telling at GL, would it be

  1. the Santos mob family
  2. San Cristobel Island & the royalty that went with it
  3. Roger's son, Sebastian

I would do away with all 3!

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Man wtf @Donna B can you not copy and paste entire usenet threads here? Link to them.

 

On 9/29/2019 at 8:33 AM, Paul Raven said:

What was the thinking behind those Wed 'Inside the Light' special eps?

 

 

They probably helped the budget too. 

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3 minutes ago, Darn said:

Man wtf @Donna B can you not copy and paste entire usenet threads here? Link to them.

Look, @DarnI'm not copy/pasting & I'm not doing entire threads either. I'm just talking through them. Ya know, convo? Hit & Miss!

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Just now, Donna B said:

Look, @DarnI'm not copy/pasting & I'm not doing entire threads either. I'm just talking through them. Ya know, convo? Hit & Miss!

 

Yes you are. Are you not able to see the long thread you posted on the last page (which you then quoted!)?  I think you have some interesting insights but when you bring content here from elsewhere your posts are a chore to read because you are not very good at sharing that content.

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36 minutes ago, Darn said:

 

They probably helped the budget too. 

Oh, yeah, very good point.

25 minutes ago, Darn said:

 

Yes you are. Are you not able to see the long thread you posted on the last page (which you then quoted!)?  I think you have some interesting insights but when you bring content here from elsewhere your posts are a chore to read because you are not very good at sharing that content.

Okay, I said up front one post was too long & had too much spoiler space in it, so you're right about that one. Other posts were short & just were talk about content. Just a minute ago I used a link & it will be hard to follow because the original convo had so much about story & HWs, etc. with spoiler space & arguments about whether rumors needed spoiler space. Thanks for your comments. I'm trying.

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43 minutes ago, Donna B said:

Oh, yeah, very good point.

Okay, I said up front one post was too long & had too much spoiler space in it, so you're right about that one. Other posts were short & just were talk about content. Just a minute ago I used a link & it will be hard to follow because the original convo had so much about story & HWs, etc. with spoiler space & arguments about whether rumors needed spoiler space. Thanks for your comments. I'm trying.

 

Please just stop posting entire threads. It’s cumbersome and difficult to get through.

 

I’m also reasonably certain you also copy and paste extremely long lists and blog posts word for word on Facebook in one of the GL groups I’m subscribed to.

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10 minutes ago, katie_9918 said:

I’m also reasonably certain you also copy and paste extremely long lists and blog posts word for word on Facebook in one of the GL groups I’m subscribed to.

On Facebook, I blog soap operas. I have in excess of 235 topics on my blog index. Most of it comes from studying texts. Most of it does not come from copy/paste. More of it is short than is long. More of it is not word for word. My posting at Facebook is different than my posting here. The groups I post in on Facebook are my own Profile Page & Wall; "I Miss Another World; "Talking TV" and "Anne Heche".

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As a long time GL fan, can anyone confirm why my favorite producer and HW Robert Calhoun and Pam Long were fired from the show when they had it in such great shape! This happened before internet so any insight would be appreciated!

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1 hour ago, glatwt said:

As a long time GL fan, can anyone confirm why my favorite producer and HW Robert Calhoun and Pam Long were fired from the show when they had it in such great shape! This happened before internet so any insight would be appreciated!

 

I don't think either were fired, @glatwt.

 

Calhoun quit/retired, and Long quit, because she had encountered overwhelming resistance from P&G or CBS on several proposed storylines.

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