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I'm sure many of them, vets included have just allowed themselves to start phoning it in.Maybe more so on Y&R or GH from what I here. I actually believe that B&B and Days are probably the only 2 soaps that the actors put genuine effort into their scenes.

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Oh I never really watched OLTL anyway but I often read good and positive review of RS

I guess shes like many soap actors who show up for work when they like a story but end up being lifeless when they dont.

I like KT but she seems to be phoning it in with TC and since she is pushing for a Morgan/Britt pairing I guess that shows

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I think it is harder to find one long running actor on soaps that doesn't fall into bad habits than one who is still fresh and brings something to the material. ATWT had several vets that didn't yo over the top, and yet still were acting and capable of all types of material. They were kind of a rarity.

I think Tony Geary sadly owns this thread. I didn't really notice it until his vanity heart attack storyline, and he has gotten broader and less committed since.

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I dont mind occasionally phoning it in because like stated earlier it can often happen for long running sopa actors but it becomes a problem when they only occasionally don't.

One of the best in my eyes is Jane Eliott yet she sometimes phones it in (very seldomly though) and with the current FLuke disaster i cannot blame her).

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Deidre Hall. She's been awful for most of her run since her return to the show. Some days she looks drugged out and her eyes are barely open. Then, once in a while she shows spunk and sounds convincing but it's rare. Part of it is all the work she's had done.

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James Scott. He was never excellent but he wasn't always the shamelessly godawful spectacle that he is now. I sincerely hope that his post-Days plans include spending most of his time getting high in caves in Peru because he will never get hired to do anything of genuine note with the work he's done at Days over the last three years or so.

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Rebecca Budig, especially during the "Real Greenlee" year before she went over the cliff.

Not that she was ever brilliant, but she showed some spark. On her final return, when she married David, she showed a lot of spark then as well. Wonder what may have happened if the show hadn't been cancelled.

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