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2 hours ago, carolineg said:

I don't want to speak for SJB and I can't remember the details but she did say she was dropped from Cold Case and it had to do with Les Moonves and issues with her ex.  I want to say there is a thread archived on here about it.

For those who have an appetite for a 2.5h interview, SJB talks about the issues surrounding her career and her ex which gets very honest and very raw. CW: Sexual Assault, Grooming, etc.

 

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4 hours ago, ironlion said:

The "break up" of Jason and Carly -- then redirection toward Sonny and Carly -- is exactly why I wanted Sonny to walk in on Jason & Carly in the act after the latter's 2021 wedding. It would have been history in reverse and lead to all sorts of complications, especially because 2021 Carly and Jason seemed to be falling in love. Amnesia Sonny with no mob connections, or Jason breaking up CarSon would have been the opening for a Brenda comeback, if written properly.

It's crazy how much 96-00 Sonny, Jason & Carly still affects the plot directly today! Even moreso evident as Nelle was written as a parallel to Carly. I loved when Carly got her just desserts after being falsely accused of pushing Nelle down the stairs, in parallel to what happened with AJ.

THIS! Maybe it'll happen eventually, but they really dropped the ball on a reversal of situations when Sonny returned to see Jason and Carly about to do it. They could have done SO much with the drama the angst, the revisionist history. But they just dropped the ball. Either the writers truly don't know the history of the show and write as they go, or someone controlling things behind the scenes really doesn't like drama. Oddly.

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14 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

It sounds more like the latter to me, actually.

Same.

To me their (too abrupt) shift to writing Jason as starting to get into the relationship with Carly after initially being shown to be very reluctant was telegraphing him getting there... just in time for Sonny to see them.
And something happened where story was rushed AND the drama was taken out of it. I bet Jarly doing it was specifically vetoed by someone.
But there is no way someone didn't have the parallel in mind; it really looked like they were setting it up.

I don't want to derail this fantastic conversation by ranting about the current events but I agree with amy: the writers knew about the history. The very way in which they showed Carly being gung-ho about wedding Jason as soon as the idea came up despite "not being in love" was very fitting with the way that relationship had been written all the way back to SJB days imo.

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I can never look at this cover without smiling because supposedly the four stars began screaming at each other during the photo shoot. SBu kicked over a chair. The SOD liason freaked out and called his editor. The actors then crowed "APRIL FOOLS!" loud enough for her to hear.

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2 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

It was awesome. I don't think KMc ever had an on-screen rival as good as SJB. Then Carly and Robin were moved out of each other's orbits. KMc left the show for awhile, Carly was recast, and that was that. It was a great feud while it lasted!

We had a couple of great flare-ups with Laura as Carly.  Robin telling Nikolas that the baby was his and Jax was not the father was kind of fun.

SJB’s Carly was just this side of dangerous. She had so much anger, neurosis and also when she was paired with Sonny- power.  I think Claudia is more like what her Carly would have been like- more cunning, certainly the wardrobe and style.  TB’s Carly settled into a romantic heroine with and edge, and Laura is playing someone named Carly but she doesn’t often get to play the wounded animal.  SJB’s wounds were the kind that lashed out.
 

 I did think she and SBu and MB had more chemistry back in the day with LW than they do now.  Steve especially had great chem with Sarah and decent with TB.  I never liked Sonny with Sarah’s version of Carly- it was the beginning of overly Sonny centric writing dominating the show for me.  They both were on all the time and tied to everybody, and now they are together literally eating the show alive.

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50 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

I can never look at this cover without smiling because supposedly the four stars began screaming at each other during the photo shoot. SBu kicked over a chair. The SOD liason freaked out and called his editor. The actors then crowed "APRIL FOOLS!" loud enough for her to hear.

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That's a funny story about the actors.  I never knew that lol.  I can't say I am the biggest fan of Tony's breakdown, but it was an interesting move for the Tony character and good material for BM.  Too bad the character never recovered from it.

SOD is so dramatic with those taglines......."somehow Sonny sees Brenda..." because the show clearly would have MB back for a few weeks to NOT see Brenda.  

And did Deidre really almost not re-sign with Days?   I have a hard time believing it was touch and go but maybe?

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On 9/28/2021 at 8:16 PM, carolineg said:

I can't say I am the biggest fan of Tony's breakdown, but it was an interesting move for the Tony character and good material for BM.  Too bad the character never recovered from it.

I still remember when Tony took the mic at the Nurses Ball that year. Edward, Emily, Mac among others had just finished "Thank Heaven for Little Girls". Tony yelled, "Thank Heaven for...hypocrites!" He then proceeded to rip almost everyone present until Robin gave him what for. It wasn't one of Tony's finer moments.

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On 9/28/2021 at 1:58 PM, Faulkner said:

And Kimberly’s bitchy little haircut haha…

Hahahaha. And to think that I used to HATE that look. But watching it back, it fits. Especially if you remember Brooke from the Nickelodeon show FIFTEEN.

 

On 9/28/2021 at 2:30 PM, amybrickwallace said:

It was awesome. I don't think KMc ever had an on-screen rival as good as SJB. Then Carly and Robin were moved out of each other's orbits. KMc left the show for awhile, Carly was recast, and that was that. It was a great feud while it lasted!

 

Totally agree. 

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2 hours ago, Taoboi said:

I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! It aged so well. 

It aged better, but I hated it at the time.  I was like NOOOOO, WHY, ROBIN, WHY?!!!!  She really had the right face for it, but in my youth I had such an aversion to short hair.   It made her look older too.  I did like her in between bob better than her long hair or the pixie cut though.

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