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34 minutes ago, Brolden said:

 I just made my way through the Mick Dante storyline that started in 2009 and was seemingly quickly discarded following the show's cancellation. I didn't like the storyline much at the time (it didn't help that I'm no RH-fan), but even less so now (I'm pretty sure this would have to be in the top 5 worst storylines on the show). I agree this show wasn't suited for the more science-fiction type storylines, but I actually enjoyed the spa storyline in '01/'02. The reason I enjoyed that storyline was not so much for the Dr. Weston stuff, but for seeing MW, KMH and MB together, as well as the people in Oakdale trying to figure out what happened (again, I really enjoy storylines that affect most people on the canvas). Although the Dr. Weston stuff was admittedly whacky, I think they explained it enough for it to make sense if you were willing to suspend you disbelief. The Mick Dante storyline, perhaps because it was scrapped so quickly, never made sense. Was he supposed to be a de-aged James Stenbeck, who had successfully used that serum? Or was he brainwashed into thinking he was James? I always thought it was the latter, but Barbara had some of his DNA tested as match for James. There were so many plot holes I can't even properly explain the storyline. Another thing that bugged me is that when Barbara found out he was James, the man she had feared for decades, she was immediately willing to help him make up for his mistakes with their son. The whole thing made NO sense. 
 

 

You see, I remember that weird gothic Mick Dante storyline fondly, mainly because it's the only time I ever saw Marnie Schulenburg's Alison have chemistry with anyone. 

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15 hours ago, KMan101 said:

 

THIS!

 

I loved early Carly and Jack. But Pissy's ATWT was so repetitive for them it made me wonder how they even cared about each other anymore or why anyone would root for them to get back together. 

 

Exactly the same with Josh and Reva. They yelled. Broke up. Dated others. Circled back around. Zzzzzz.

 

 

I think it was more MADD then anyone else..she LOVED her formula, which for her was to create a "super couple" (I hate that..) and break them up, make them up, break them up..etc.  Jeva, Manny, Ross and Blake..(before they got bored with them..) boring as hell.  I wish someone would write about the last days of P&G productions and Televest to show what really was going on. MADD seemed to be running scared all the time so she alternated from throwing crap at the wall to see if it stuck to being afraid to move away from a formula.  But if as others wrote, even at the start of her regime, that she was hired in mind to shut it all down and she had a golden parachute...why was she so afraid?

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6 minutes ago, prefab1 said:

You see, I remember that weird gothic Mick Dante storyline fondly, mainly because it's the only time I ever saw Marnie Schulenburg's Alison have chemistry with anyone. 

 

She was a revelation in a recurring role on the brief OLTL 2.0 as a fast-talking TV producer in 2013. I thought she was a terrible drip before then, completely unsuited to Alison.

 

I don't think anything on ATWT past some parts of 2004 is worth a damn. And any time I saw it in the 90s post-Marland (which is when I first took notice of most CBS soaps aside from occasional Y&R and B&B) it was afflicted with the same disease as Rauch's GL - stodgy and boring which somehow mixed with loud, flashy and tacky. I never understood why years seemed to go by in that era in which the show revolved around two identical woman with identical bad short haircuts who spent all their time together: Carly and Molly. It took me years to soften to either.

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4 minutes ago, Vee said:

 

She was a revelation in a recurring role on the brief OLTL 2.0 as a fast-talking TV producer in 2013. I thought she was a terrible drip before then, completely unsuited to Alison.

 

MS was just always so prim, I found it surreal whenever she had to talk about Alison's past as a meth-addicted porn star. And I still don't understand why ATWT kept Alison on the front burner in its waning years, while barely using Alexandra Chando's Maddie. 

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Just now, prefab1 said:

MS was just always so prim, I found it surreal whenever she had to talk about Alison's past as a meth-addicted porn star.

 

I know!! Of all the actors for that?! To say nothing of the story being gross and unnecessary.

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2 minutes ago, Vee said:

 

I know!! Of all the actors for that?! To say nothing of the story being gross and unnecessary.

 

It's hilarious that THIS was CBS's idea for an inter-soap crossover event like the ones ABC had done so successfully: Amber and nu-Alison on Y&R, stripping and drugging Cane. What a surprise that didn't bring a ton of Y&R viewers over to ATWT!

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12 minutes ago, prefab1 said:

 

It's hilarious that THIS was CBS's idea for an inter-soap crossover event like the ones ABC had done so successfully: Amber and nu-Alison on Y&R, stripping and drugging Cane. What a surprise that didn't bring a ton of Y&R viewers over to ATWT!

It was so dumb, and I had blocked it out my memory until a few months ago.

I liked Marnie S. but her Alison was bland and plain. Someone who'd been through what she'd gone through should have had more rawness, more fire. If they insisted on making her the cleanest, goodest girl, they could have at least did like AMC and introduced an Annie to her Marissa. But then again, Jade Taylor was right there, ready to be the biggest thorn in Oakdale's side, but they wasted her.

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Jade had the potential to be ATWT's newest bad girl in the vein of Lisa, Barbara, Julie, and Carly before her. I'm trying to remember who it was who said on here a few years back about how either Lisa or Carly should've taken her under her wing to have more ties to the canvas other than being tension for Will/Gwen. 

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34 minutes ago, Forever8 said:

Jade had the potential to be ATWT's newest bad girl in the vein of Lisa, Barbara, Julie, and Carly before her. I'm trying to remember who it was who said on here a few years back about how either Lisa or Carly should've taken her under her wing to have more ties to the canvas other than being tension for Will/Gwen. 

For a hot minute, they had Lisa running a teen club called Crash, and honestly, the place looked like the inside of Oleson's Mercantile on Little House on the Prairie, but that could have been the in they needed to put the two together as friends. Plus, Lisa's soft spot for Jade could have created some slight tension between her and Carly, Gwen's half-sister.

Jesse Soffer was hot, but I never really got why Jade was so attracted to Will. I've said it a million times, but let me just say it again. I needed/wanted a triangle between Jade, Aaron, and Dallas. There should have been a real bi triangle with Luke, Noah, and Maddie. To me, Gwen and Will were suited for the "stable" young couple role and honestly could have just been talk-tos to everyone else after their own drama cooled off until they left town.

I low-key lied a few days ago when I said ATWT was never truly embarrassing. Cleo Babbitt. I forgot all about her. That was the low point for me.

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I thought I had watched ATWT to the very end but I don't know what any of you are talking about. LOL. I guess I watched less of the last ten years than I thought or I just blocked a lot out. 

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13 hours ago, Brolden said:

As part of this montage, we see Nancy sitting on the couch at the Hughes', with clearly nobody next to her, as Margo walks up from the kitchen behind her and sits with her. Nancy grabs a picture of herself, Chris, Bob and Kim, as Margo says somehing along the lines of "that's a nice one". I can't help but wonder how ED and HW must have felt filming those scenes, and I feel especially bad knowing it was one of HW's final episodes (Thank god she got to be part of the episodes surrounding Bob & Kim's anniversary after that). I get that budget cuts were heavy at that point, but this was just ridiculous. I would have probably rather not seen a Hughes celebration at all than seeing this half-assed attempt at one (although I am glad we got to see Helen).

 

 

I seem to recall ED saying that by this time, HW would tire easily and  could struggle with her lines. I just saw it was one of those "quiet" moments we can have around the holidays, remembering the past and those who aren't there.

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6 hours ago, P.J. said:

I seem to recall ED saying that by this time, HW would tire easily and  could struggle with her lines. I just saw it was one of those "quiet" moments we can have around the holidays, remembering the past and those who aren't there.

 

Well, I liked having Helen on, and the photo was honestly a nice touch. It's the whole... having two actors on in an otherwise clearly very empty house pretending there was a big family celebration.

 

I also feel like this would have felt better if it was Tom with Nancy. Despite the fact that Margo had been family for 26 years, she wasn't actually related to Nancy, which made the moment fall flat a little.

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On 8/11/2020 at 11:44 AM, Vee said:

Feel like you're all forgetting some other shít on that score.

 

 

God was this bad! It looked like an old Skinemax soft core porn thing..I was expecting to see some tastefull nudity and simulated sex. Was lil' Billy Warlock supposed to be a tough guy? Who did they think would want to watch this crap?

 

6 hours ago, Brolden said:

I also feel like this would have felt better if it was Tom with Nancy. Despite the fact that Margo had been family for 26 years, she wasn't actually related to Nancy, which made the moment fall flat a little.

I thought it was nice that Nancy considered Margo a much of a Hughes as anyone else, and Margo kept her identity but still considered herself a Hughes. And then there is  problem that Scott Holmes couldnt display any warmth even with Wagner .

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