I remember that last episode like it just aired yesterday. 1982 was a horrible year for my family and my mother and I cried like babies watching that last scene. We loved that little soap.
Was Joel Walker (Charles Hill) related to original characters Bart and Samantha Walker and then also Reena and Victoria?
I've saved a lot of GL/ATWT videos from some of the YouTuber's who have been taken down (unfortunately I missed a LOT) but it would be nice to see a vault created. I have no clue how to do that and they aren't technically 'my' videos.
The audiences are very different between US and UK. I don't think Americans mind the artificial look of US soaps that much? The incidental music is just awful though. I get it's a big part of the US soaps but if they can't afford to it properly I think they'd definitely be better cutting their losses. I have noticed the lighting is better in some sets than it used to be - the hospital set looks more naturally lit than when I was last watching around 2018.
Would it make much of a difference? They clearly don't have the money. I don't know if a change in producer would help unless they literally want to gut out the show from top to bottom. I really miss the real conversations characters had. I remember watching a scene between Alice and Jennifer and it just felt so real and honest. Jennifer said she always makes mistakes and Alice replied that it's not making mistakes that's the problem, it's how you choose to respond to those mistakes. This is a kind of conversation I just couldn't imagine current Days being able to do.