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13 hours ago, antmunoz said:

I’m reading all of Reverend Rutledge’s sermons right now to see if I can find the strength to endure Donna B, the forgiveness to overlook Donna B, and and an exorcism prayer to cast out Donna B. 

 

When you find that prayer, @antmunoz, please don't hesitate to share with the rest of us!

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12 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

When you find that prayer, @antmunoz, please don't hesitate to share with the rest of us!

I posted the sermons not long ago; there are no prayers, just sermons.

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19 hours ago, antmunoz said:

I’m reading all of Reverend Rutledge’s sermons right now to see if I can find the strength to endure Donna B, the forgiveness to overlook Donna B, and and an exorcism prayer to cast out Donna B. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh, FFS, not the Selena Gomez song again!?  It's bad enough that it's taken over YT.  Must it take over SON as well?

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Seeing Blake again in the 90s reminds me how badly cast I always thought Elizabeth Keifer were. I started watching the show years after she was on it and I refused to believe she was meant to be Holly's daughter. They looked the same age! And Maureen Garrett acted more youthful!

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Stop copying my posts from 15 years ago! But yes, oof, Keifer, no. I had a rant not long ago about how if GL was ever reinvented for digital (and it is a classy old property CBS All Access could leverage to their hausfrau base) I'd beg Sherry Stringfield to come back. Even Elizabeth Dennehy, who I only knew from Star Trek TNG, was more arch, cool and mysterious. Keifer is a soccer mom by comparison.

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I loved Sherry Stringfield so much that I viscerally disliked Liz Keifer for years. It was only during the atrocious "twins by two fathers" story that I came around to Liz, because that story was the absolute pits and she somehow made it work. 

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Something about Dennehy wasn't quite right, and she always looked so damn old (when she wasn't) for the part. 

 

The right ingredients of actress and character writing just came together with Sherry Stringfield. She'll always be my Blake and the one that left the biggest impression on me 

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I was on and off with GL in the 90s (as I was with pretty much every soap at that time) but I remember the first time I tuned in and saw that Sherry Stringfield had left the role, feeling very disappointed.  By then, I understood why actors left but it was a big loss for the character and the show.

 

Now I wonder if the casting of Kiefer was to make Ross seem more youthful. 

The illicit aspect of the Blake/Ross pairing seemed to disappear with Kiefer and ver Dorn paired together and it seemed more like a garden variety love (past) love triangle with Holly. 

It's strange how many 'couples edits' are on YT for Blake and Ross with Kiefer and ver Dorn in the role when the scenes with Stringfield and ver Dorn were far more steamy and intriguing. I also think the writing did Kiefer no favors-- her Blake was often written to be constantly pining away for marriage and children with Ross. It was annoying.

 

Dennehy gives me Glenn Close vibes, lol.  I was always expecting her to say "I will not be ignored!" I think her Blake would've been more cut from the same cloth as Roger but I have a hard time seeing her as being any part of Holly, let alone her daughter. 

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11 hours ago, Darn said:

Seeing Blake again in the 90s reminds me how badly cast I always thought Elizabeth Keifer were. I started watching the show years after she was on it and I refused to believe she was meant to be Holly's daughter. They looked the same age! And Maureen Garrett acted more youthful!

I wonder who else was considered for the Blake recast in 1992. I think it was posted either in this thread or the "They Almost Became" thread that Elizabeth Keifer originally auditioned for Eve but was cast as Blake instead. I can't think of any other soap names that were available during spring/summer 1992.

 

10 hours ago, BetterForgotten said:

The right ingredients of actress and character writing just came together with Sherry Stringfield. She'll always be my Blake and the one that left the biggest impression on me 

Same here.

 

9 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Now I wonder if the casting of Kiefer was to make Ross seem more youthful.  

I don't think so, seeing as how Elizabeth Keifer was already 30 when she started on GL.

 

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8 hours ago, kalbir said:

I don't think so, seeing as how Elizabeth Keifer was already 30 when she started on GL.

 

 

Not in terms of chronological age, in terms of demeanor.  As someone said upthread, Kiefer had a much more domesticated, soccer mom posture, which reads older and more settled, compared to Stringfield's rebellious 'wild-child' profile.

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On 10/26/2019 at 8:00 PM, DramatistDreamer said:

 

Honestly, Reva was a far more interesting character when she played the town vamp.  I can't stand it when soaps take a character who was a vixen or a tramp (Reva was a combination of both) and then try to practically canonize her.  I don't think it is uncharacteristic of Reva to mock or taunt someone who she considered a rival, because past behavior shows that Reva could often go very "low", right down in the mud.  I think it was more insincere for the show to ever have tried to paint Reva as some type of heroine (to be honest, I think that's when a lot of people began to tire of the character).  It's almost as ridiculous as when Y&R tried to make Phyllis Summers into a heroine.

I think Reva, even in her "hey day" had compassion...even if she had to trip over her big mouth a couple of times to find it. I can't imagine the pre resurrection Reva gloating and I think that it why I came to loose interest in her...and when Crasshold came into being those two sanctimonious broads were totally intolerable.

 

I never got the SS love as Blake, she was a cartoon..though a fun one...(I always thought she hulked over skinny little AM that it was werid...) I do think LK worked better as a softer Blake and never understood why they didn't transition the core family from the Bauers to the Marlers...instead they went with the dreadful Coopers.

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