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2 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Aside from the appalling quality of the video clips, this is well-produced. Getting our Irna section now...

I agree. Not much new information for any of us, and any chance at seeing any new clips is dead bc I’m pretty sure they honestly did just pull stuff from YouTube. I’d be OK with this being a non-fan’s introduction to the genre.

 

Lorraine Broderick looks amazing.

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It’s pretty good so far, I figured it was going to be very ABC soap focused but I appreciate them showing some of the other networks soaps.

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8 minutes ago, All My Shadows said:

The comparison of soaps’ longevity to sports teams’ longevity is legit. I’ve never thought about it that way.

 

Only thing is grandma and mom passed it down to their son in my case, but so I smirked when I heard that. Haha. 

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Just now, soapfan770 said:

 

Only thing is grandma and mom passed it down to their son in my case, but so I smirked when I heard that. Haha. 

You're not alone lol

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Just now, AbcNbc247 said:

You're not alone lol


Haha 25+ years of watching and following ratings and still disturbed I can’t ever track those male demos lol. 

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Maurice Benard: “Even when the show’s not good, they think it’s great!” (loud cackle)

 

You would know, Mo! Your show hasn’t been good in 25 years.

 

Chris Van Etten looks 12.

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2 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Maurice Benard: “Even when the show’s not good, they think it’s great!” (loud cackle)

 

You would know, Mo! Your show hasn’t been good in 25 years.

I was hoping someone would mention that lol

 

I’m just so bugged at how they’re ruining nearly every clip. They’re cutting the top and bottom off of the old non-widescreen clips and it looks terrible.

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It’s a lot more restrained than I expected. I thought they’d go over the top with the catfights and bedroom scenes, but it’s very in the vein of the Tom Hanks CNN documentaries about pop culture through the decades.
 

And they aren’t shying away from the vile nature of the Luke/Laura rape.

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1 minute ago, Faulkner said:

Stephen Schnetzer. *fans self*
 

 

Yes indeed! The nasty things I’d do to that man, even now.

 

I’m actually not too crazy about how they are not distinguishing between daytime and the old primetime soaps.

 

JFP is Liza Minnelli now?

 

Super super glad they’re exposing L&L for the vile grossness that it was.

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1 minute ago, All My Shadows said:

Super super glad they’re exposing L&L for the vile grossness that it was.

Too bad soaps *still* haven’t learned that lesson. That’s what is being glossed over here.

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6 minutes ago, Vee said:

I'll watch it if/when Hulu puts it up. Cut the cord awhile ago.

 

Thanks for letting us know, Vee. 😏

 

I'm recording it now via Xfinity. I'll watch at some point, I can't do commercials.

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