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July 23, 2020 at 6:41 pm #1203598568
Djoko, I couldn’t disagree more. Days’s strength is its multigenerational storylines. A good soap balances between generations. Every time a soap puts a lopsided focus on younger generations, I get bored. I’m remembering especially the decimation of so many of the General Hospital veterans under Bob Guza.July 15, 2020 at 6:33 pm #1203587181
I know we have to realize we will never get the splashy soap weddings of the past, but it still frustrates me when they can’t even bring the character’s whole families to attend. It was awful for Hope and Will (and Sonny) not to be there. Will’s absence was especially glaring. It would have been great for him to try to calm his mom down. Not sure if Brady’s out of town chasing after Kristen but he should have been there as well. Anyway…June 27, 2020 at 8:04 am #1203554558
Heather Tom’s Victoria Newman is one of my all-time favorite soap characters. Amelia Heinle has done a great job but Heather Tom was amazing for me, especially her crackling scenes with Eric Braeden. However, I have never found her compelling as Katie, mainly because of the way the character is written as a perennial victim.June 12, 2020 at 11:36 am #1203529975
Prediction: Will and Sonny will adopt Allie’s baby and leave Salem.June 2, 2020 at 9:42 am #1203512889
Very surprised that there’s only been 1-2 mentions of Peter O’Toole in “Lawrence of Arabia,” which is to me –hands down– the most complex and emotionally multifaceted performance I’ve ever seen.May 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm #1203457689
The tribute to Bill Bell! I cried so much. What a great man! And I loved that he acknowledged the Cordays, Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon, Kay Alden, Jack Smith, and that he invited Lee Phillip Bell to the stage. 🙂May 1, 2020 at 11:03 am #1203457488
I loved watching this! So much nostalgia. Especially funny was John J. York mispronouncing Maeve Kinkaid’s name. I thought she was so gracious and loved her speech and thanking Douglas Marland. :-). She is one of my all-time favorites, both the actress and the character.April 11, 2020 at 7:43 am #1203420682
FreemanGriffin, could you give us the link? I Googled it but couldn’t find it.February 20, 2020 at 9:10 pm #1203354612
Tonya Lee Williams as Dr. Olivia Barber Hastings on 1995-1996 in the storyline when Nathan cheated on her and then she found out that Nathan’s lover had HIV. She was incredible. Still one of my all-time favorite performances and storylines. She was Emmy-nominated, along with Victoria Rowell and Michelle Stafford, but they all lost to Another World’s Anna Holbrook.November 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm #1203189001
I have to disagree, Djoko. As a “younger”-ish viewer, what draws me in, and what drew me in when I started watching soaps as a teen, were the multigenerational storylines, not teenagers or younger actors. Also, you can’t alienate the longtime viewers (who love veterans) and sacrifice them to get these supposed younger viewers who supposedly enjoy only younger actors. The reason why I have kept up with Days but have been turned off by GH over the years has been mainly that GH is basically unrecognizable now and they decimated the core families, whereas DOOL still honors its history and its veterans.November 12, 2019 at 8:34 pm #1203176846
I can’t believe I just read a Days of Our Lives fan saying that the show “doesn’t need” Susan Seaforth Hayes, John Aniston and James Reynolds. One of the biggest strengths that Days has is its veterans and its inter-generational stories and family dynamics. It’s the reason why I have kept watching Days but basically gave up on General Hospital after they got rid of Brad Maule (that scene with Lucas shows why he should have been kept), Stuart Damon, Rachel Ames, Susan Brown and others. I love my Days vets and I’m very happy that –for all his flaws– Ron Carlivati appreciates them and knows how important they are to the fans.October 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm #1203123186
What Hogan Scheffer did for As the World Turns was really, truly remarkable. Those were amazing years for Oakdale and for its wonderful cast. Hunt Block’s Craig, Terri Conn’s Katie, Cady McClain’s Rosanna, Trent Dawson’s Henry, Carly and Jack, Marshall Travers, Rose D’Angelo!!!… and the amazing Colleen Zenk as Barbara Ryan! Episodes were well written, dialogue was crisp, the town felt like a town, characters felt human. I loved my ATWT during those years! Thanks for everything Hogan Scheffer!September 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm #1203064163
“Just kill off Julie”?!?!? Are you serious?! I agree with you that Stefan is a great character and should NOT be killed off. But suggesting that they kill Julie is awful. In general, I think killing off or disappearing veterans is cruel to actors and to long-time fans, but also in this case Julie spices up any scene she is in, she works on several storyline levels, and her and Doug are the oldest couple on any show.June 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm #1202946125
Scenes like the one between Hope and Victor are the reason why I watch soap operas. History, connections, family, love, excellent dialogue… I just loved it so much. The connection between Caroline and Victor was always very special to me and the scenes they shared over the last 10-15 years were few and far between, but always SOOO special. Except when they made that stupid mistake of having Caroline switch the paternity results for Parker, which I HATED, but I guess at least they chalked it up to dementia (or at least I did).
On the funeral itself, I thought it was very well done. I would have really LOVED to see Kimberly there (come one! It couldn’t have been that difficult to get Patsy Pease for one day!) and Shane also. But especially Kimberly.
And in my dream world, Billy Warlock would have come back as Frankie for the funeral and it would have been the perfect opportunity to add him to Jennifer and Eve’s stories. At least they referenced Max and Frankie, as there’s been some occasions over the years in which they refer to the Bradys as just Bo, Roman, Kayla and Kimberly.
In any case, rest in peace Peggy McCay and thank you for all the wonderful years and memories, and kudos for the writers and actors because the episode was very well done.November 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm #1202667138
(sorry, I’m on a roll)
– I am very likely in the minority here but I LOVED the Reva clone story on Guiding Light. Basically for three reasons: Joie Lenz (now Bethany Joy Lenz) who was perfect as Teenage Reva, Kim Zimmer and –most especially– Robert Newman, who has incredible as Josh. I remember being so riveted and moved by his performance during this storyline. I would set the VHS to tape it so I could watch the show as soon as I came back from school. I’m not ashamed at all to say that this was one my favorite storylines of that decade.
– Of all the soap cancellations, One Life to Live was BY FAR the least deserved. The show still felt fresh and humorous and well-written and had an amazing cast. Though I did not like it’s last episode. I miss Robert S. Wood’s Bo Buchanan, Florencia Lozano’s Tea, and Robin Strasser’s Dorian most of all. I loved Strasser and Stephen Markle’s Mel Hayes, one of my all-time favorite soap couples.
– I know “mourning” scenes and stories are supposed to be tear-jerkers, but there’s been too many back-from-the-deads now for me to really care. Except when the actor/actress has died, I can’t really feel it anymore.
– Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia, Y&R) should have won a Supporting Actress Emmy for the storyline when Nathan cheated on her and the subsequent HIV scare. This was an amazing storyline.
– Robert Newman’s Josh on GL and Jon Hensley’s Holden on ATWT — two vastly underrated actors who were consistently amazing without being showy.
– Coupling that made and still makes me gag: Josh and Cassie (GL).
– I loved Lisa Peluso’s Lila, Stephen Schnetzer’s Cass (and the two of them together!), Kim Rhodes’s Cindy and Rhonda Ross Kendrick’s Toni on Another World.
– Amelie Heinle has definitely made Victoria her own on Y&R, but Heather Tom’s Victoria was one of my favorite soap characters ever. Whenever she was on the screen with Eric Braeden, I felt like my screen would explode.