I agree with you completely.
The lack of modernizing the shows (without killing them in the processs) and the lack of real conversations is becoming a turn off. These soaps have SO much potential but they aren't allowed to be modern. They were far more progressive in the 70s and 90s.
Personally, the UK look is more appealing to me (even as overproduced as they have become) but our soaps couldn't pull it off.
Casuals probably don't care about the sets. Most of us do lol.
I remember that last episode like it just aired yesterday. 1982 was a horrible year for my family and my mother and I cried like babies watching that last scene. We loved that little soap.
Was Joel Walker (Charles Hill) related to original characters Bart and Samantha Walker and then also Reena and Victoria?
I've saved a lot of GL/ATWT videos from some of the YouTuber's who have been taken down (unfortunately I missed a LOT) but it would be nice to see a vault created. I have no clue how to do that and they aren't technically 'my' videos.