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EPISODE 1

 

In a word...WOW.

 

I was a regular viewer of DAYS (and MELROSE PLACE so I like that jazzy opening btw) in the late 90s right up until I would say JER's second run. From there it was on and off ever since. And so far this screams 90s vibe to me with more of the modern elements of the show mixed in.

 

I like while the main plot looks like it will the search for the jewels...oh, look DAYS 80 element...there are little plots going on. And I love those because they are touching on so much history. I know...unpopular opinion but I like Princess Gina, Carrie's relationship with Rafe, even Ben's serial killer history. 

 

Yeah, Lisa Rinna nailed it from scene 1. I will give her that credit. Oh, Billie, Billie, Billie. 

 

I stopped watching again as Ben and Ciara started. I had hoped that RC would do a decent job at redeeming Ben, but reading the threads here, it seems that all he did was prop Ben rather than write a redemption story so seeing their scenes in that light did nothing for me though I like RSW and VK's scene...though I miss edge Ciara. You know...Bo's daughter. 

 

I love Carrie. I love Anna. And I live for the moments when they get scenes together. And AP has aged well and did great as Austin.

 

It goes without saying that I loved Wilson/Chad. And yes, they all looked yummy but we all know which one I like.

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  And I have not been watching so I have to ask...so did Chad sleep with Gwen after all when he thought Abby and Jake might be doing something. I had assumed that Gwen made him THINK they slept together. 

 

I like seeing Eli and Lani happy. Nuff said. And Paulina is a hoot.

 

 

And you can't go wrong with John and Marlena...who I LOVED in the late 90s. 

 

So far, so good.

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2 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

I noticed they were going to discuss the spinoff today. Didn't expect to see Zach on. I was going to post the video here for those interested. I'll check it out soon!

I already did. It's on the previous page

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3 hours ago, carolineg said:

If I am not mistaken (and I could be) there first scenes weren't until 2017.   Their respective returns never lined up until then.   Anna would have been very useful in the 90's that's why I tend to think it was her choice not to return.

I had assumed the same so I was actually surprised to find a scene between Christie's Carrie and Anna during Marlena's 1986 coma. In the scene Anna persuades Carrie (who was still wary of RoJohn at this point) to stay with RoJohn to help out with the twins.

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3 minutes ago, Dion said:

I had assumed the same so I was actually surprised to find a scene between Christie's Carrie and Anna during Marlena's 1986 coma. In the scene Anna persuades Carrie (who was still wary of RoJohn at this point) to stay with RoJohn to help out with the twins.

Yes, great find.  I completely forgot about that scene.  I have seen them all at the hospital and it absolutely slipped my mind.   I would assume they had a few more before Anna left and Carrie stayed with RoJohn.  

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6 hours ago, Toups said:

Overall, I didn't enjoy the show that much.  The main plot of jewels didn't interest me at all, and in the end the peacock turned out to be a weapon of mass destruction?  Okay.  The action scenes weren't very good, but that's not surprising.   I was nice to see Eileen back but she was wasted.

Best part of the show for me was Leo because of his humour/outrageousness/jokes, and his scenes with Chad. Chad being so uncomfortable was funny. Tinker was a big upgrade.  I had no idea he was this good.  Maybe because he didn't get to do too much at Y&R.  If they bring Sonny to the main show, hope it's Tinker.  Worst part of the show were the Miami crew.  It was just basically Paulina talking about her celebrity friends. 

After watching the first episode, I thought by the end of the series, everyone was going to come together to one location for a dramatic event.   If they do Beyond Salem again, that is my hope for the next story. 

I hope if they bring back Beyond Salem, it features new characters and a new storyline 

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8 hours ago, carolineg said:

Yes, great find.  I completely forgot about that scene.  I have seen them all at the hospital and it absolutely slipped my mind.   I would assume they had a few more before Anna left and Carrie stayed with RoJohn.  

Holy Crap, I just Googled it and Christie did start in 1986..wow!

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14 minutes ago, gtru1981 said:

Holy Crap, I just Googled it and Christie did start in 1986..wow!

Yeah she began and acted through the RoJohn/Marlena coma stuff.  Andrea Barber was mostly just cute and Christie did the more heavy stuff in the Carrie story.  I think Wiki tends to say she started as a teen Carrie and she was about 12 or 13 but she wasn't a soap teen per se yet.

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