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Was MAB the worst casting director in soap history?


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As you do with Cartini bringing over OLTL refugees to GH...

And don't act like that's any different, because it's not...

Amen! Most of us are just joking around with the FOJ stuff anyway. Thouh I am excited about Robert Adamson because he's a good actor and Noah Newman needed recasting. And Khan's A martinez idea actually sounded interesting.

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i think darius mcrary was the worst recast. there was no way that eddie winslow tested so well in the focus groups the way mab and paul roach claimed. and the story dragged on for a year. brutal. just brutal. plus the bad press mcrary had (re: domestic violence allegations) made matters worse.

+1. This man was NOT Malcolm.

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As you do with Cartini bringing over OLTL refugees to GH...

And don't act like that's any different, because it's not...

If Cartini were writing this Y&R, the stories and casting we've been watching under MAB, it would be praised as soapy goodness. I mean really what's the difference between Kevin dressing up as a chipmunk(horrible) vs talking dogs or Ford dressed up like a hot dog(fun and campy).

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If Cartini were writing this Y&R, the stories and casting we've been watching under MAB, it would be praised as soapy goodness. I mean really what's the difference between Kevin dressing up as a chipmunk(horrible) vs talking dogs or Ford dressed up like a hot dog(fun and campy).

Don't you know? Only Cartooni are allowed to stunt cast, do pointless location shoots, campy plot points, etc. Everyone else is the devil for doing such things.

I wanna know why some people are acting like Jill and Josh destroyed the Abbotts because they are sad about BM leaving. He was offscreen for half the year and was more in Newman stories than Abbott stories anyway.

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Don't you know? Only Cartooni are allowed to stunt cast, do pointless location shoots, campy plot points, etc. Everyone else is the devil for doing such things.

I wanna know why some people are acting like Jill and Josh destroyed the Abbotts because they are sad about BM leaving. He was offscreen for half the year and was more in Newman stories than Abbott stories anyway.

Billy Miller is the catalyst, a guy who's stayed with Y&R for simply a paycheck for 2 years bringing nothing. I'd rather have an unknown actor who puts forth some effort who wants to be there versus the grinner. I have to scratch my head with anyone thinking letting Genie Francis go is some horrible mantra of things to come. And even if Jill never comes back, I can appreciate JFP actually picked up the phone and called her even if it was an act. I hope she comes back when they kill off Billy in a drunk driving accident where he kills 10 other people.

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Billy Miller is the catalyst, a guy who's stayed with Y&R for simply a paycheck for 2 years bringing nothing. I'd rather have an unknown actor who puts forth some effort who wants to be there versus the grinner. I have to scratch my head with anyone thinking letting Genie Francis go is some horrible mantra of things to come. And even if Jill never comes back, I can appreciate JFP actually picked up the phone and called her even if it was an act. I hope she comes back when they kill off Billy in a drunk driving accident where he kills 10 other people.

If this was MAB's Y&R I'd be worried that one of those 10 would be Jill sicne she's such a horrible parent she lets Billy drive drunk because Cane is better.

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I'm convinced she got Yvonne mixed up with Madeline.

This.

I must comment on Marcy Rylan. She is one of the worst actors I've seen. She doesn't even act. Doesn't change her delivery, doesn't get into character at all... she turned Lizzie Spaulding from a spoiled rich girl who was maturing and becoming less dependant into an obnoxious valley girl with the maturity of a 13 year old. Her mannerisms and way of speaking on Y&R are exactly as they were on GL.

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+1. This man was NOT Malcolm.

No! He was Big Moose, and who in the sam hell would go from Shemar Moore to that?! The worst visual recast ever!

If Cartini were writing this Y&R, the stories and casting we've been watching under MAB, it would be praised as soapy goodness. I mean really what's the difference between Kevin dressing up as a chipmunk(horrible) vs talking dogs or Ford dressed up like a hot dog(fun and campy).

Absolutely! Cartoonie write schlock day in and out, but they are somehow exempt from criticism!

Billy Miller is the catalyst, a guy who's stayed with Y&R for simply a paycheck for 2 years bringing nothing. I'd rather have an unknown actor who puts forth some effort who wants to be there versus the grinner. I have to scratch my head with anyone thinking letting Genie Francis go is some horrible mantra of things to come. And even if Jill never comes back, I can appreciate JFP actually picked up the phone and called her even if it was an act. I hope she comes back when they kill off Billy in a drunk driving accident where he kills 10 other people.

Um, no! Do we really want him to fake his death only to come back 2 years later (the show does not have 20 years) as a tranny and tell us the story of how he could not face his family because he wanted to be a girl? Nah!

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Darius McCrary, Maura West and (to a lesser extent) Eden Riegel were the worst recasts in Y&R history, bar none.

Yep!

MW is the best actor of the 3, but many believe that just because you are great in a certain role, you are going to be great in every role. There was nothing MW or the writers could have done to make Diane viable with MW in the role. Nothing! She should have come in as a new character. Sarah Brown is another. She has flopped since playing Carly on GH.

Too bad Alex D was not brought back or would not return (don't know the story). Hell, even Susan Walters was good as Diane, but MW? Absolutely not!

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Too bad Alex D was not brought back or would not return (don't know the story). Hell, even Susan Walters was good as Diane, but MW? Absolutely not!

My understanding is that Walters and Donnelley both expressed interest in returning but CBS squashed that by forcing Maura West on us - one of the few problems that can't be pinned on MAB, as much as I'd like to.

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My understanding is that Walters and Donnelley both expressed interest in returning but CBS squashed that by forcing Maura West on us - one of the few problems that can't be pinned on MAB, as much as I'd like to.

I hate when the networks get involved in the "creative" process. Not that MAB would have written anything great, but we could have enjoyed AD or SW as Diane, and there is no way she would have been in that ridiculous embarrassing relationship with Nick.

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This.

I must comment on Marcy Rylan. She is one of the worst actors I've seen. She doesn't even act. Doesn't change her delivery, doesn't get into character at all... she turned Lizzie Spaulding from a spoiled rich girl who was maturing and becoming less dependant into an obnoxious valley girl with the maturity of a 13 year old. Her mannerisms and way of speaking on Y&R are exactly as they were on GL.

I didn't watch her enough on GL but I do know her mannerisms and way of speaking on Y&R were the same as in that bring it on movie she did.

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Tim Gibbs and Kale Browne say hello.

Anyway, MAB was awful, although supposedly some choices were forced on her, like Maura West.

I actually think Timothy Gibbs is a dynamite actor and Kale Browne is underrated. And a smart EP would have been THRILLED to have an actress of Maura's caliber "forced" on them. MAB? She decides to sabotage her through horrible writing.

My understanding is that Walters and Donnelley both expressed interest in returning but CBS squashed that by forcing Maura West on us - one of the few problems that can't be pinned on MAB, as much as I'd like to.

I don't think that CBS forced the character on Maura or MAB. I think Maura was forced on them and that's what they came up with. On paper, it sounded like it would be interesting at the very least.

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I don't think that CBS forced the character on Maura or MAB. I think Maura was forced on them and that's what they came up with.

Same. However, what gets me is not the fact that MAB had to take Maura West (and honestly, Babs Bloom could have done a lot worse for her -- Terri Conn, anyone?) but rather that MAB deliberately sabotaged MW and Diane just to prove a stupid point. Yeah, okay, you're big, bad Maria, and your late father-in-law built this [[email protected]#$%^&*] show from the ground up and still looks over your shoulder as you "write" (or so you say). We get it. But look at what we, the viewers, lost in the long run: we lost a good actress (who, yes, was miscast for her particular role) as well as one of the best characters this show ever had. And all for the sake of your ego. It's pathetic, and it's childish.

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