I don't doubt JFP had something to do with SJB's first departure, but since she returned later I always assumed it was something salvageable when cooler heads prevailed? But I have no idea. SJB seems to have had her struggles and she has had some of the worst roles on daytime soaps it's a shame. Was Sarah not available when TB left?
Anyway it's a bummer. Nothing about LW would scream Carly to me even though I know she was what the network always wanted after TB.
It does seem like Carson have a lot of stans online (none here I don't think lol), but so did JaSam and they broke them up. It really seemed like GH was onto something with this Mike/Nina/Jason/Sonny stuff and then they made the least soapy choice available.
Lots of single folks!
I'm in agreement on Mercedes and Sylver. They work for me and I don't really think they need to put the audience through investing in yet another 'good man' for her. He's it (unless the actor bolts then you know the dude is dead)
I liked Brody and the actor was good. It's a bit of a loss but I was feeling like one of Damon/Brody needed to go. Not that I dislike either. Just to free up a spot on the show (I just know the show and it felt like the writing was on the wall).
I know he's apparently popular (and I like that I can almost always say 'I like the actor so it's not their fault') but Warren's time feels up too. It just feels like it's time to let him go. There's still some stuff left but yeah ...
I have to say I was always suspicious of 'Rocky' from the start. It all seemed 'too good to be true' (and it was) with him. It's a nice twist I suppose. I like him so I hope they don't write him into a corner. So they will.
I just can't take beer belly Ben seriously. LOL. I miss the cuter Ben's with the glasses and personality.
This Ben is hard to invest in. The writing doesn't help. The actor is fine, I like him.
I'm liking seeing Julie and John. Sharing scenes together. I don't even remember the last time they interacted. The Cin scenes were painful. Johnny & Chanel were adorable as always. It was nice seeing Tony. So hoping the Devil possesses Tripp.
1. Certain unnamed podcasts created an unfounded idea that plots and pairings were personal, as if a single actress or writer could create a storyline without going through the vast infrastructure of production and network executives it takes to get a soap on air. Jokes about stealing a parking space became conjecture about disliking a costar being a reason for certain storylines. One is willing to bet that producers who have worked on multiple soap sets over the years don't care about the rumblings of some ingenue who can be replaced and forgotten within a few weeks.
2. It doesn't make you an "insider" when you speculate on how an actor's social media profile (that is probably managed by a PR source) effects their storyline. It just means that you are naive enough to believe everything you read without question.
And 3., far too we accept the exit interview of an actor who is mad about being fired as gospel. Actors are notoriously narcissistic, and just because their egos were bruised by their dismissal, doesn't make their rationalizations true.