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.
Entertainment in general, (and soaps in specific), are an industry like any other. 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.
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, 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.
The first Viki, Gillian Spencer, did an outstanding job as Niki, who was not OTT, but a good-time blue-collar gal who fell for Vinnie Wolek (Antony Ponzini). Gillian made both upper-class Viki and lower-class Niki believable, and had chemistry with both Lee Patterson and Antony Ponzini. After Gillian left, and Joanne Dorian wasn't up to the job, I immediately liked Erika Slezak, but in her first years on the show I would always think, "But she couldn't play Niki the way Gillian Spencer did." Little did I know that playing alters is what Erika would be doing for quite a long time!
I also liked Manny on GL and thought Joy Lenz was one of the best young actresses I'd ever seen. I also liked Paul Anthony Stewart, an actor who rose above his material on both GL and Loving.
The Harding Lemay era on AW was much overrated.
Worst of all, I actually like Amelia Heinle on Y&R, but then I saw almost nothing of the other Victorias.
I’ve always run hot and cold with her—some of her stories have felt REALLY forced—but she developed into a pillar of the show. The show definitely needs some new dynamics, but you don’t get rid of someone like Cynthia unless you’re absolutely certain the show can stand without her.
I would have made Easton Dr. Tom Hardy.
Yeah they do have sibling chemistry but I like them together. Not necessarily in a romantic sense.
Exactly on Valentin. They stumbled in the beginning but thanks to Stuart being so good and not forcing his 'redemption' it works and made him a viable option for Anna. Something I never would have wanted a few years ago.
They don't learn and here they stumbling with Cyrus and Peter (and Mr. Julliard doesn't help)