Killer Griller Filler Thriller Miller can stay off soaps, especially Y&R. The sets are small enough without him chomping them up!
I need a respite from Billy as well. Even when he's not on, it feels like he is.
I know TB pushed for the Alcazar pairing and got hell for it from MB/SBu.
Anyhow, I think SJB and TB both jumped the gun on leaving the show. I could see SJB rolling the dice in primetime because she still was young back then, but unfortunately both TB and SJB have been around the block in daytime playing a bunch of lesser characters when we know either would be better than LW's Carly.
I am happy TB has a job, but watching her waste away cooking for Rafe on Days is awful.
Anyway, it was a long time ago and LW does her Carly thing now, but there are still occasions when I wonder how TB or SJB would have played. I can tell you the Jason/Carly stuff would be a lot better.
There was a sequence about demographics, and Goutman indicated they'd tried to focus on "younger performers" to get more 18 to 49 year-old viewers (at the expense of screen time for the show's vets). I would've asked, "Is there is a STUDY showing that younger viewers are only interested in younger performers, or is this merely an industry BELIEF? Where did this theory originate? Can you elaborate on that?" That's a question which can be asked without hostility or anger, just a simple conversational question. But Locher passed on the follow-up.
Also, Goutman mentioned that vets sometimes weren't utilized for "budgetary reasons". Why's that? Did they have guarantees of one episode per month, and anything in excess of that was a budgetary problem? Were the veterans being paid on a per-episode basis? I would've asked that.
Same thing about the complaints after the "third kiss" of the same-sex couple. "Why the complaints? Did the third kiss follow too quickly after the second? Was the third kiss too explicit? Or was there simply a two-kiss limit established by P&G or by CBS? " Nothing. Just, "Wow. Ok. People in the Midwest and the South might have a problem with that. That's crazy."
The follow-ups (or lack thereof) were AWFULLY frustrating and ruined what could've potentially been an enlightening interview.
As much as JFP is loathed by soap opera fans she still brought fresh and out of the box ideas to soaps.
All the things that made Santa Barbara iconic were attributed to her
Guiding Light was becoming stale until she shook things up starting with the blackout episodes