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Roya Megnot's Ava and Lisa Peluso's Ava on Loving.  It was the only way I could fully enjoy and appreciate Lisa, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider Roya's Ava to be the definitive one.    I like Lisa and her version, but Roya's Ava drove so much story and was a large part of the theme of the show.  Loving wasn't the same when they switched.

5 hours ago, Dr Neil Curtis said:

Deborah Adair’s Kate vs. Lauren Koslow’s Kate. 

 100% agree.  Even today, Deborah will always be my Kate.  Completely different characters!!

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Y&R

Janice Lynde vs Victoria Mallory as Leslie Brooks

William Gray Espy vs David Hasselhoff as Snapper Foster

Lilibet Stern vs Andrea Evans & Stacy Haiduk as Patty WIlliams

 

B&B

Terri Ann Linn vs Tracy Melchior as Kristen Forrester

 

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On Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:07 PM, dragonflies said:

Oh yeah and Kevin Stapleton as Kevin Buchanan, didn't feel like Kevin AT ALL

 

I thought that he had great sibling chemistry with Nathan Fillion and Erin Torpey. He and Nathan even physically resembled each other. I thought the next Kevin, Tim Gibbs, was all WRONG for the part, though I did like him as Gary Sinclair on AW.

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On 2018-01-19 at 6:55 PM, Y&R21395 said:

B&B:

 

Thorsten Kaye (Ridge)

Ashley Jones (Bridget)

Justin Torkildsen (Rick)

Ingo Rademacher (Thorne)

Will DeVry (Storm)

 

I would like to add Kyle Lowder as Rick.

18 hours ago, juniorz1 said:

 100% agree.  Even today, Deborah will always be my Kate.  Completely different characters!!

I thought Lauren Koslow's Kate was pretty similar to Deborah Adair’s when LK first started, like her first year.

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On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:51 AM, teplin said:

Carmen Duncan's Iris on AW. I eventually grew to like her but she was so different from Beverlee McKinsey that I never really accepted her as the same character. 

 

Along those same lines - Anna Stuart vs. Philece Sampler as Donna Love.

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GH- The Karen Wexler’s on PC were nothing like Cari Shayne’s character.  They were generic and she had layers.  I bought her from high school sweetheart to stripper and none of the others had that grit.

 

GH- Jacob Young and Colton Scott.  Both seemed like completely different, and lesser characters.  Scott couldn’t pull off the haughtiness or the underlying dangerous anger at Luke and sometimes Laura that Tyler had in his first run.  And Jacob Young had the body tptb wanted but none of the charm or acting chops of Jackson.  He was better as JR though on AMC.

 

GH- Laura Wright-  Sarah’s Carly wasn’t nicknamed Snarly for nothing.  She seethed with sadness and rage under every scene.  She seemed like the wrong side of the tracks even when she made it.  Laura seems more like the HBIC former cheerleader that got everything she always wanted and is still a bitch to everyone.

 

 

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1 hour ago, titan1978 said:

GH- The Karen Wexler’s on PC were nothing like Cari Shayne’s character.  They were generic and she had layers.  I bought her from high school sweetheart to stripper and none of the others had that grit.

 

GH- Jacob Young and Colton Scott.  Both seemed like completely different, and lesser characters.  Scott couldn’t pull off the haughtiness or the underlying dangerous anger at Luke and sometimes Laura that Tyler had in his first run.  And Jacob Young had the body tptb wanted but none of the charm or acting chops of Jackson.  He was better as JR though on AMC.

 

GH- Laura Wright-  Sarah’s Carly wasn’t nicknamed Snarly for nothing.  She seethed with sadness and rage under every scene.  She seemed like the wrong side of the tracks even when she made it.  Laura seems more like the HBIC former cheerleader that got everything she always wanted and is still a bitch to everyone.

 

 

 

I thought that the final Karen had a little more edge then the 2nd Karen.

 

And I agree that when Sarah Brown played Carly...you could buy the chip on her shoulder plus the bitterness and hurt  lurking underneath.  Laura Wright has the harsh undertone, but she's more like an adult head cheer leader then a chip on her shoulder.  Tamera's Carly didn't have the bitterness or chip on her shoulder...her Carly was more like a snake..sweet and charming t9 your face but would strike if crossed.

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9 hours ago, Sindacco said:

I would like to add Kyle Lowder as Rick.

I thought Lauren Koslow's Kate was pretty similar to Deborah Adair’s when LK first started, like her first year.

She has always lacked the warmth that Adair brought to the role.  

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On OLTL, casting the bland and colorless Chip Lucia as Tony Lord was just...impossible to justify. His interpretation of the character was totally different from George Reinholt's, and totally wrong.

 

On DAYS, Bennye Gatteys' mousy Susan Martin versus Denise Alexander's original, captivating version.

 

On LoL, Chandler Hill Harben's Ben Harper versus Christopher Reeve's original adult version of the character. (Harben was good, but his Ben felt like a totally different character.)

 

Beverly Lunsford as Amy Ames (replacing Jada Rowland) on TSS. Whoa, what a let-down.

 

Chris Robinson's colder, aloof Rick Webber replacing the charming and affable Richard Gregory on GH.

 

Andrew Robinson replacing Michael Hawkins as Frank Ryan on RH. EEK! Frank turned into a serial killer!

 

Lee Merriwether as Ruth Martin on AMC, after Mary Fickett. I loved "Cat Ruth," but she was not OUR Ruth.

 

Jayne Bentzen as the fake Nicole Drake, replacing the glorious Maeve McGuire on TEON. Just painful.

 

I could add to this list for hours, LOL!

Edited by vetsoapfan

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22 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

 

I thought that he had great sibling chemistry with Nathan Fillion and Erin Torpey. He and Nathan even physically resembled each other. I thought the next Kevin, Tim Gibbs, was all WRONG for the part, though I did like him as Gary Sinclair on AW.

+ 1

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I'll say this much: compared to Joey Thrower and (dear God) Ken Kenitzer, every other actor who played OLTL's Kevin was just a gift from the soap gods.

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1 minute ago, Khan said:

I'll say this much: compared to Joey Thrower and (dear God) Ken Kenitzer, every other actor who played OLTL's Kevin was just a gift from the soap gods.

 

Are you including the child actors in this one? 😨😂

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