Oh Angel. That was a rough storyline. I don't think she even deserves the credit for being a Brendabot. She wasn't even Hannah level. She was much lower. I find Angel Boris to be a highly unlikable actress and it was just a miss on every level.
As far as Hannah, I don't think LV was given much of a chance after the Sonny/Hannah pairing tanked. I think they tried a lot with her in the beginning, but MB was pretty vocal of his dislike of the pairing and I think GH just cut their losses instead of seeing where she could possibly go.
At least LV got a husband out of the deal lol!
Just started watching (into Episode 2). Can’t say that I’m that engaged, but it doesn’t seem like I’ve gotten to the good stuff yet.
Zach Tinker is obviously an upgrade in pretty much every sense, but he’s at an absolute 10 in terms of intensity when he maybe should be at an 8 or a 9. (Chandler and Billy don’t feel very present in these early scenes, which only makes ZT acting his heart out seem a bit odd.) It’s almost jarring to see a Sonny with actual energy that’s not forced, though, and I’ve liked Freddie Smith in the past.
Seriously, I used to think Sami/Roman were hella creepy. She was acting like his new wife and it was just almost incestuous. I also think it was really crappy of Roman to allow that behavior. He was 100% justified in being angry at Marlena but he seemed to take joy in Sami/Marlena's fractured relationship and did little to help it.
I didn't hate Sami (and I mostly have always liked her), but she really only gets a year or two limit on being mad at John/Marlena. After that it's annoying. Like where's your daddy when you gave birth? Will was kidnapped? Multiple Austin/Carrie/Sami weddings? Near death via Austin's car? There were no cards, letters, or phone calls, but Roman is still the best! Ugh..
And I never called my father "Daddy" and it creeps me out when adults do it lol. It might just be a personal thing for me.
I would have preferred they just have Mary leave town instead of killing her off. They sent Pat, Frank, and Siobhan away.
Claire from December 1979
"When you have a happily married couple like Jack and Mary you lose plot flexibility. We couldn't separate them romantically. The audience wouldn't have accepted it. Frankly, Paul and I were unequal to the task of keeping them married and still providing a front-burner story for Jack, who maintained incredible audience appeal."
So the viewers weren't accepting the recasts of Mary- yet I find it interesting that she says the audience wouldn't accept Mary and Jack breaking up.
There was another quote, which I cannot find right now, where Claire, again said, she has trouble writing for married couples.