I stumbled upon a private playlist on you tube that has a bunch of early Marlena and Marlena/Don clips and again DH is a really good actress. Like surprisingly good. I have grown up with her brand of camp and I love it, but she's really good in these early scenes. I am not surprised she became super popular but I am surprised she never won an emmy along the way. And DH has aged obviously, but I think she looks very mature even in the late 70's and that helped her cause along the way because she looked older than she was to begin with lol.
Nice that Michael Fishman is still included but seriously his handling of the few lines he is given always sees them landing with a thud.
DJ and his family serve no purpose and could be relegated to a few guest shots.
What happened to Mark's gender fluid clothing choices? That aspect has been completely dropped.
Not sure what the point of the live episode was? They've done it before and better. The phone calls were weak and the 'in joke' references dropped in (Darlene running to another set) didn't work for me.
Looking forward to a return to the usual format next week.