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4 hours ago, sheilaforever said:

Season 1 is really a mixed bag. It's NOT good by any standards. For the longtime viewer however, it is still precious, thanks to the likes of La Flannery and some iconic first encounters and set-ups because there is lots of groundwork for the show's main characters. Up until Clarke's arrival it is basically skip-able IMO. I wasn't too gripped by Caroline's rape for instance. Season 2 starts to pick up steam and is good soap. Greatness is not often found, yet the characters get more life (and useless characters like Katie are more or less dropped), the production values improve drastically (probably due to foreign licensing sales...) and suddenly there are remotes, hospital sets get nicer etc.

The upload by AmySilence on YT is up to episode 409 right now. The Dutch Streaming Site is already in the 500s, though. And Sally Spectra should pop up around #420 or so. Therefore, there is quite a good reason to binge those classic B&B episodes. The picture quality alone makes it GREAT watching and even the weaker episodes are at least on par with 2019 soaps if not better. By 1989 B&B is REALLY watchable and begins to feel bold, beautiful and campy.

 

Mmmmm I can't find AmySilence on YT (at least not many episodes). Where can we access the Dutch streaming service?

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2 hours ago, BoldRestless said:

 

The first two weeks are really exruciatingly slow. I wouldn't judge the whole season by that.  It's not until almost episode 40 that Brooke actually meets the Forresters. I wouldn't skip it, but just keep it in mind. What's interesting to me is seeing a B&B with better acting, directing, and music, with a similar feel to Y&R but definitely not as great. However, the show is very... straight. There's really no subtext like there is on Y&R. The characters express their thoughts through talking to themselves and long speeches. It's sort of cheesy that way. Nothing going on beneath the surface, and the storylines are very simplistic (maybe that's why it was popular abroad). I personally did enjoy the rape story. I would say watch everything, because it's fun to catch little details here and there, like how long Eric and Stephanie were married, how Bill Spencer had no other children and no son (lol), and stuff like that. I would get the thought of "oh why don't I just fast forward to the Stephanie scenes" but the show is so short, it's honestly easier to just watch it, it goes by fast and you'll never get this opportunity again to see it for the first time.

Something what struck me watching 1987 was that many characters which left quite a legacy or were brought back later on like Katie, Rocco or Bill Sr. TOTALLY get the shaft back then. They had some story but it was really wallflower-material to fill gaps. Especially, Bill & Margo felt like ROYALLY wasted.

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50 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

If a playlist is private , it's private for a reason, you shouldn't share the link on a PUBLIC forum

 

I was actually the person who helped the uploader set it up as a private playlist and I invited her to this forum. Besides it has been posted in here several times. 

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1 hour ago, BoldRestless said:

 

I was actually the person who helped the uploader set it up as a private playlist and I invited her to this forum. Besides it has been posted in here several times. 

Okay cool then!!! :) I've seen too many private ones get shut down cause of people sharing the links on public forums, so that's great :)

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Does anyone know why its so damn hard to find episodes from 1997-1999? I heard that those years did not air in a bunch of countries for some reason (like someone told me it didn't air in the UK)? 

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6 hours ago, Vizion said:

Does anyone know why its so damn hard to find episodes from 1997-1999? I heard that those years did not air in a bunch of countries for some reason (like someone told me it didn't air in the UK)? 

Those years used to be quite widerspread on YT. I think it was all taken down and the uploaders did not bother again. :(

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On 8/13/2019 at 9:47 PM, slick jones said:

I took a quick peek and didn't find any---I'll give it a proper page by page check  and see if I get lucky with any of them.

FINALLY...

 

Nick Preston's butler RAMONE was played by Gary Moerke according to credits from #392. The actor does not seem to have an IMDb page so far.

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With information I got from recaps, closing credits and more, I tried to collect the contract changes from 1987 to 1994. I am sure there are a few mistaked here and then. Maybe some could help me correct them.

 

1987

 

Arrivals

 

Nancy BURNETT (Beth Logan) – July

Michael PHILIP (Mark Mallory) – July

Dan McVICAR (Clarke Garrison) - October

 

Departures

 

Judith BALDWIN (Beth Loan) – June/July

Stephen SHORTRIDGE (Dave Reed) – December

Michael PHILIP (Mark Mallory) - December

 

1988

 

Arrivals

 

Alan HAYES (Nick Preston) – February

 

Departures

 

Nancy BURNETT (Beth Logan) - September

 

1989

 

Arrivals

 

Darlene CONLEY (Sally Spectra) – January

Bobbie EAKES (Macy Alexander) – April

Jeff CONAWAY (Mick Savage) – May

Jeff TRACHTA (Thorne Forrester) – August / September

Schae HARRISON (Darla) – October ?

Michael FOX (Saul) – October ?

 

Departures

 

Alan HAYES (Nick Preston) – January

Ethan WAYNE (Storm Logan) – February / March

Nancy SLOAN (Katie Logan) – February / March

Bryan GENESSE (Rocco Carner) – February / March

Clayton NORCROSS (Thorne Forrester) - August

 

1990

 

Arrivals

 

Colleen DION (Felicia Forrester) – January

Brian Patrick CLARKE (Storm Logan) - April

Todd McKEE (Jake MacLaine) - April

Hunter TYLO (Taylor Hayes) – May

Jane A. ROGERS (Julie Delorean) – August / September

Tippi HEDREN (Helen MacLaine) - October

John BRANSON (Ben MacLaine) – October

 

Departures

 

Teri Ann LINN (Kristen Forrester) – February

Jeff CONAWAY (Mick Savage) – February

Joanna JOHNSON (Caroline Spencer) – July

 

1991

 

Arrivals

 

Michelle DAVISON (Ruthanne Owens) – January

Rod LOOMIS (Adam Banks) – March

Peter BROWN (Blake Hayes) – March

Joanna JOHNSON (Faith Roberts / Karen Spencer) – December
Dorothy LYMAN (Bonnie Roberts) – December

 

Departures

 

Tippi HEDREN (Helen MacLaine) – February

John BRANDON (Ben MacLaine) – February

Brian Patrick CLARKE (Storm Logan) – March

Carrie MITCHUM (Donna Logan) – March

Rod LOOMIS (Adam Banks) – July

Michelle DAVISON (Ruthanne Owens) – August

Jane A. ROGERS (Julie Delorean) – November

 

1992

 

Arrivals

 

Kimberlin BROWN (Sheila Carter) - May

Chris ROBINSON (Jack Hamilton) - May

Brent JASMER (Sly Donovan) - May

Michael WATSON (Zach Hamilon) - May

 

Departures

 

Dorothy LYMAN (Bonnie Roberts) – February

Todd McKEE (Jake MacLaine) – March

Lauren KOSLOW (Margo Lynley) – March

James STORM (Bill Spencer) - March

Peter BROWN (Blake Hayes) - June

Dan McVICAR (Clarke Garrison) – September

Colleen DION (Felicia Forrester) – December

Michael WATSON (Zach Hamilton) – December

 

1993

 

Arrivals

 

Ken LaRON (Keith Hamilton) – March

Scott THOMPSON BAKER (Connor Davis) – April

Keith JONES (Kevin Hamilton) - June

Ian BUCHANAN (James Warwick) – September

Michael SABATINO (Anthony Armando) – October

 

Departures

 

Chris ROBINSON (Jack Hamilton) – November

 

1994

 

Arrivals

 

Maitland WARD (Jessica Forrester) – May

Dylan NEAL (Dylan Shaw) – May

Monika SCHNARRE (Ivana Vandervelt) – May

Hunter TYLO (Taylor Hayes) – August

Kabir BEDI (Prince Omar Rashid) – August

 

Departures

 

Jeff TRACHTA (Thorne Forrester) - March

Ken LaRON (Keith Hamilton) – March

Keith JONES (Kevin Hamilton) – March

Hunter TYLO (Taylor Hayes) – April

Joanna JOHNSON (Karen Spencer) – June

Brent JASMER (Sly Donovan) - July

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8 hours ago, FrenchFan said:

With information I got from recaps, closing credits and more, I tried to collect the contract changes from 1987 to 1994. I am sure there are a few mistaked here and then. Maybe some could help me correct them.

 

1987

 

Arrivals

 

Nancy BURNETT (Beth Logan) – July

Michael PHILIP (Mark Mallory) – July

Dan McVICAR (Clarke Garrison) - October

 

Departures

 

Judith BALDWIN (Beth Loan) – June/July

Stephen SHORTRIDGE (Dave Reed) – December

Michael PHILIP (Mark Mallory) - December

 

1988

 

Arrivals

 

Alan HAYES (Nick Preston) – February

 

Departures

 

Nancy BURNETT (Beth Logan) - September

 

1989

 

Arrivals

 

Darlene CONLEY (Sally Spectra) – January

Bobbie EAKES (Macy Alexander) – April

Jeff CONAWAY (Mick Savage) – May

Jeff TRACHTA (Thorne Forrester) – August / September

Schae HARRISON (Darla) – October ?

Michael FOX (Saul) – October ?

 

Departures

 

Alan HAYES (Nick Preston) – January

Ethan WAYNE (Storm Logan) – February / March

Nancy SLOAN (Katie Logan) – February / March

Bryan GENESSE (Rocco Carner) – February / March

Clayton NORCROSS (Thorne Forrester) - August

 

1990

 

Arrivals

 

Colleen DION (Felicia Forrester) – January

Brian Patrick CLARKE (Storm Logan) - April

Todd McKEE (Jake MacLaine) - April

Hunter TYLO (Taylor Hayes) – May

Jane A. ROGERS (Julie Delorean) – August / September

Tippi HEDREN (Helen MacLaine) - October

John BRANSON (Ben MacLaine) – October

 

Departures

 

Teri Ann LINN (Kristen Forrester) – February

Jeff CONAWAY (Mick Savage) – February

Joanna JOHNSON (Caroline Spencer) – July

 

1991

 

Arrivals

 

Michelle DAVISON (Ruthanne Owens) – January

Rod LOOMIS (Adam Banks) – March

Peter BROWN (Blake Hayes) – March

Joanna JOHNSON (Faith Roberts / Karen Spencer) – December
Dorothy LYMAN (Bonnie Roberts) – December

 

Departures

 

Tippi HEDREN (Helen MacLaine) – February

John BRANDON (Ben MacLaine) – February

Brian Patrick CLARKE (Storm Logan) – March

Carrie MITCHUM (Donna Logan) – March

Rod LOOMIS (Adam Banks) – July

Michelle DAVISON (Ruthanne Owens) – August

Jane A. ROGERS (Julie Delorean) – November

 

1992

 

Arrivals

 

Kimberlin BROWN (Sheila Carter) - May

Chris ROBINSON (Jack Hamilton) - May

Brent JASMER (Sly Donovan) - May

Michael WATSON (Zach Hamilon) - May

 

Departures

 

Dorothy LYMAN (Bonnie Roberts) – February

Todd McKEE (Jake MacLaine) – March

Lauren KOSLOW (Margo Lynley) – March

James STORM (Bill Spencer) - March

Peter BROWN (Blake Hayes) - June

Dan McVICAR (Clarke Garrison) – September

Colleen DION (Felicia Forrester) – December

Michael WATSON (Zach Hamilton) – December

 

1993

 

Arrivals

 

Ken LaRON (Keith Hamilton) – March

Scott THOMPSON BAKER (Connor Davis) – April

Keith JONES (Kevin Hamilton) - June

Ian BUCHANAN (James Warwick) – September

Michael SABATINO (Anthony Armando) – October

 

Departures

 

Chris ROBINSON (Jack Hamilton) – November

 

1994

 

Arrivals

 

Maitland WARD (Jessica Forrester) – May

Dylan NEAL (Dylan Shaw) – May

Monika SCHNARRE (Ivana Vandervelt) – May

Hunter TYLO (Taylor Hayes) – August

Kabir BEDI (Prince Omar Rashid) – August

 

Departures

 

Jeff TRACHTA (Thorne Forrester) - March

Ken LaRON (Keith Hamilton) – March

Keith JONES (Kevin Hamilton) – March

Hunter TYLO (Taylor Hayes) – April

Joanna JOHNSON (Karen Spencer) – June

Brent JASMER (Sly Donovan) - July

Saul and Darla were definitely on by Jan or Feb 1989 

 

Hunter Tylo debuted on June 6, 1990

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48 minutes ago, Marquise said:

i am watching the episodes from 1988 now ep 401 should be november? the story with Bill Spencer sr naked photo ;)

#401 should be November 1, 1988

 

I'm currently at episode #390 and stories are picking up: Margo/Clarke/Kristen is delicious to watch, Donna/Bill is touching despite the nude camp and Lt. Burke is looming over Stephanie's head. Fascinating enough is the fact that every 5th episode has a location shoot at the Bell Estate/Forrester Mansion which looks nice but as grand as later location shoots.

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7 hours ago, YRfan23 said:

Saul and Darla were definitely on by Jan or Feb 1989 

 

Hunter Tylo debuted on June 6, 1990

They were but not on contract. They were recurring during first part of the year. Not sure exactly when they were upped to contract during 1989.

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2 hours ago, FrenchFan said:

They were but not on contract. They were recurring during first part of the year. Not sure exactly when they were upped to contract during 1989.

Haha my bad....I just realized u were just going by contract dates and not actual first appearance :) 

Do you know when Teri Ann Linn first appeared as Kristen in 87?

Edited by YRfan23

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