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On 8/4/2021 at 1:29 PM, Vee said:

I've said it many times, but Linda Gottlieb was more than a little ahead of her time at OLTL in 1991. She got clowned by press and some of the cast for attempting seasonal arcs of 4-6 weeks or whatever early on (the domestic abuser story with Craig Wasson and his wife in fall '91, where Viki and Megan got taken hostage, etc), and that specific structure might have been off for the time. But they were also still threading new characters and long-term storylines into those short episodic arcs; Luna and Andrew being introduced and carrying torches for Max and Megan, Megan's lupus, etc. And when you look at the structure of her show later, the big arcs (Billy, Marty's rape, etc) did have a seasonal-arc feel

It did have that arc storyline feeling later in her run, like we were getting 4 to 6 month arcs as focal points with little stories building around them, mixed with pure character building.  And by that point, they were also using that old Nixon sense of community in that every character seemed to have an opinion on the main storyline, even if they weren’t directly involved.  So it felt like a soap.  Billy Douglas, Marty’s rape and the trial, revisiting Victor’s death…they were all modified pocket stories that continued in character when the main thrust was done.  Even something like Todd stalking a blind Nora was a small part of a larger story, but it had its own beginning, middle and end.

 

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The way they've shot the pictures of the cast on set worries me that all Peacock money went to trying to get people get and nothing went into improving the sets for this.

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25 minutes ago, te. said:

The way they've shot the pictures of the cast on set worries me that all Peacock money went to trying to get people get and nothing went into improving the sets for this.

 I was thinking the same thing. Here's another pic.

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IDK how DAYS does it, but somehow DAYS cast members manage to consistently still look amazing years later. Wow.  I still remember when PR came back and he had all those chained-up shirtless scenes, I was like holy gotdamnnnn. 

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