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4 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

That was a big rumor, yes. After recent years  I don't have a problem believing it.

For some reason I recall hearing he thought Alexis was too old for Jax but I could be wrong.  

4 minutes ago, Vee said:

I never heard that but lately it wouldn't surprise me.

I remember that well. I could swear "Mr. Alcazar" was even mentioned at the time but I may be way off.

I don't think they said Mr. Alcazar, but they did say she was with an international arms dealer so it generally tracks.  Her saying, "i am worth the wait" is so soapy and is why she is my queen forever lol.  I can't find it on you tube, but I am 99.9% sure it's there somewhere.

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1 minute ago, carolineg said:

For some reason I recall hearing he thought Alexis was too old for Jax but I could be wrong.  

That was the one I heard as  well.

They tried their best to sell Jax/Chloe, and Chloe in general. Nothing ever worked. I imagine the failure is one of the reasons Ingo left (too late - he probably should have left with Vanessa) for a failed attempt at primetime.

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2 minutes ago, carolineg said:

For some reason I recall hearing he thought Alexis was too old for Jax but I could be wrong.  

I don't think they said Mr. Alcazar, but they did say she was with an international arms dealer so it generally tracks.  Her saying, "i am worth the wait" is so soapy and is why she is my queen forever lol.  I can't find it on you tube, but I am 99.9% sure it's there somewhere.

It's there. 

That's right about the arms dealer. So when they did bring on Alcazar in '02, I remember being very impressed with the show bc I had remembered the details of that cameo very clearly re: an arms dealer/powerful man Brenda was with. Many shows tend to shrug that kind of detail off when exiting stars either leave, are hinted to return, etc. (I'm not sure if GL ever explained how Josh saw Reva on a tourist video, for example)

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5 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

That was the one I heard as  well.

They tried their best to sell Jax/Chloe, and Chloe in general. Nothing ever worked. I imagine the failure is one of the reasons Ingo left (too late - he probably should have left with Vanessa) for a failed attempt at primetime.

Yup, in 2000 for the abysmal Titans - and he was back on GH not long after it was canceled.

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7 minutes ago, Vee said:

It's there. 

That's right about the arms dealer. So when they did bring on Alcazar in '02, I remember being very impressed with the show bc I had remembered the details of that cameo very clearly re: an arms dealer/powerful man Brenda was with. Many shows tend to shrug that kind of detail off when exiting stars either leave, are hinted to return, etc. (I'm not sure if GL ever explained how Josh saw Reva on a tourist video, for example)

Thanks for finding that!  I knew it was there I was just using stupid keywords I guess lol. Everything really lined up overall with the Brenda return stuff as if GH actually thought about it.  Jax burning the test results in 1998, the arms dealer rescuing her, Brenda's tendency to love shady characters like Sonny, her fear of going insane etc basically worked.  Jax is apparently the world's worst private investigator since he literally had her in 2000 and came up with nothing until she showed up at his door 2 years later.

3 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

Yup, in 2000 for the abysmal Titans - and he was back on GH not long after it was canceled.

I am not going to lie.  I liked Titans lol.  I was bummed it got cancelled so quick.

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1 minute ago, carolineg said:

I am not going to lie.  I liked Titans lol.  I was bummed it got cancelled so quick.

The cast was pretty good, but the writing wasn't. I think they were going for a campy vibe but it fell flat. If I'm not mistaken, this was Aaron Spelling's first show since the cancellation of SUN the previous year.

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26 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

The cast was pretty good, but the writing wasn't. I think they were going for a campy vibe but it fell flat. If I'm not mistaken, this was Aaron Spelling's first show since the cancellation of SUN the previous year.

Yeah, I thought the cast was good and the promos were good.  The writing wasn't great, but it wasn't really given a chance.   I think it could have gelled given a full season.

15 minutes ago, titan1978 said:

As I recall, someone thought Alexis was too old for Jax.  I’m not sure who it was.  At that point Ingo should have been so lucky.

So Ingo and NLG are 15 years!! apart in age.  I didn't realize it was that much.  He was still a fairly hot commodity in 1999/2000 so I could see network interference on that and maybe not IR.  To be fair, I never thought Alexis looked that much older than Jax and it never bothered me.

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Titans felt stilted to me, but I think the problem was mostly timing. The failure of Pacific Palisades a few years earlier, in spite of a starry cast and real promotion, should have told them that era for glossy primetime soaps was over. The next primetime soap to be a "hit" was The OC, which tried to have a more faux-edgy vibe...and even that only got attention for about a year. 

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Pacific Palisades was boring.  Sorry Finola!  Titans was much glossier and had more potential.  I agree the primetime soap was dead by then but I think the cast was pretty good.  Josie Davies has always been a miss for me in every role though.

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1 minute ago, amybrickwallace said:

Even Charles in Charge? I remember that Ingo was in a triangle with her and her alcoholic sister. It was pretty messy.

Lol I almost said everything except Charles in Charge.  I remember Aaron Spelling really trying to make her a thing with her appearances in 90210 and she always annoyed me.  Like David was going to pick her over Donna lol.  I don't know something about her bugs me.  Tbh, Ingo wasn't terribly memorable in Titans either, but he looked hot.

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4 minutes ago, carolineg said:

Lol I almost said everything except Charles in Charge.  I remember Aaron Spelling really trying to make her a thing with her appearances in 90210 and she always annoyed me.  Like David was going to pick her over Donna lol.  I don't know something about her bugs me.  Tbh, Ingo wasn't terribly memorable in Titans either, but he looked hot.

Her screen credits have been pretty sparse in recent years, but supposedly she's been doing more behind the scenes. She does have a few writing and producing credits on imdb.

Ingo wasn't memorable on Titans, but to be fair not that many people were. Yasmine Bleeth was possibly the only memorable cast member.

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18 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

Her screen credits have been pretty sparse in recent years, but supposedly she's been doing more behind the scenes. She does have a few writing and producing credits on imdb.

Ingo wasn't memorable on Titans, but to be fair not that many people were. Yasmine Bleeth was possibly the only memorable cast member.

I always think Perry King is an unsung hero of Spelling soaps.  From Brooke's dad/Alison's hubby on Melrose to the Patriarch in Titans.  I remember him and Victoria Principal.  I also remember Casper Van Dien because he was so bad lol.

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