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December 2, 2021 at 7:12 pm #1204621862
Interesting question. I actually never got fully into “All My Children.” I started watching in the mid- to late-90s in the middle of the Edmund/Maria love story, which I LOVED. I also enjoyed Haley and Mateo back then, and Adam, Tad, Brooke, Jackson and Erica were always favorites. However, there was still something missing; I don’t really know what. And I think objectively the 2000s were terrible years for this show, with too many revolving characters, especially in the younger set. Was there anything salvageable that decade other than the Bianca storyline (which was wonderful, and Eden Riegel and Susan Lucci were amazing)?November 27, 2021 at 9:07 pm #1204610039
I love this scene. Starting at 3:47November 27, 2021 at 9:03 pm #1204610037
Very sad. I absolutely loved her. Her chemistry with Maeve Kinkaid (Vanessa) on GL, and Martha Byrne (Lily) on ATWT, were legendary. I was sad that GL really didn’t use her well in the mid- to late-90s.
Crazy to think that she passed away only a few months after Michael Tylo (Quint). They made a great couple.
Rest in peace.November 22, 2021 at 6:55 pm #1204596470
I loved that promo soooo much! Except that it spoils A LOT… maybe too much. Excited that the Sarah reveal will finally happen. Exciting to see Eric and Jennifer coming home (if only for a little while). Excited about Sami… OF COURSE! I assume the fake Belle is the devil?November 17, 2021 at 3:02 pm #1204584750
I don’t remember this! Any YouTube clips?November 11, 2021 at 1:46 pm #1204572361
Loved him. Loved his character. Loved his dynamic with each one of his kids and their performers. Loved his friendship/flirtation with Gina Roma (Patty Weaver). Loved his friendship with Jeanne Cooper’s Katherine. Loved his relationship with Mamie (Veronica Redd). Loved his chemistry with Jess Walton’s Jill. Loved it when he had scenes with Eric Braeden. Loved everything about him and every time he was on screen. As someone said above, one of those quintessential soap dads/patriarchs.
I saw some photos a few weeks ago on Soap Opera Digest of his most recent birthday party, with many cast members present. Those photos made me smile so much.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Jerry Douglas, and John Abbott.
(The decision by Lynn Marie Latham to kill him off ranks right up there with Jill Farren Phelps’ not renewing Anna Lee’s contract. A key part of Y&R’s heart –the patriarch of one of its key families– was lost that day.)November 11, 2021 at 1:34 pm #1204572341
I wish they would bring back Tanya Boyd for even a short guest appearance as Celeste.October 29, 2021 at 7:46 pm #1204547905
While doing this exercise, some related thoughts:
– I can’t believe Roger Howarth was never nominated for Lead Actor for playing Todd Manning on One Life to Live.
– I forgot how many times Doug Davidson was nominated for Lead Actor! It’s so sad that show has mistreated him so much in the last few years. 🙁
– WTF was up with that Jack Scalia nomination for All My Children?! I remember that even back in the day I had absolutely no memorable recollections of his time there.
– I wish Walt Willey had been nominated at least once for playing Jackson Montgomery.
– Stephen Nichols should have been nominated for playing Stefan Cassadine on General Hospital (especially 1997).October 29, 2021 at 7:36 pm #1204547901
I confess… some of these are based on my sadness that some of these guys still didn’t have or didn’t get an Emmy.
1995 – Brad Maule, General Hospital
1996 – Maurice Benard, General Hospital
1997 – Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless
1998 – Kin Shriner, Port Charles
1999 – Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless
2000 – Robert S. Woods, One Life to Live
2001 – Jon Hensley, As the World Turns
2002 – Hunt Block, As the World Turns
2003 – Ricky Paull Goldin, Guiding Light
2004 – Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless
2005 – Grant Aleksander, Guiding Light
2006 – Robert Newman, Guiding Light
2007 – Ricky Paull Goldin, Guiding Light
2008 – David Canary, All My Children
2009 – Peter Reckell, Days of Our Lives
2010 – Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
2011 – James Scott, Days of Our Lives
2012 – Darnell Williams, All My Children
2013 – Jason Thompson, General Hospital
2014 – Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless
2015 – Jason Thompson, General Hospital
2016 – Justin Hartley, The Young and the Restless
2017 – Kristoff St. John, The Young and the Restless
2018 – John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful
2019 – Jon Lindstrom, General Hospital
2020 – Jon Lindstrom, General Hospital
2021 – Wally Kurth, Days of Our LivesOctober 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm #1204524992
Agree on the above. I also DESPISE the character of Gwen and literally switch off whenever she’s on screen. I don’t understand the appeal of Ava either.
Other random thoughts:
– I loved Todd’s parrot on OLTL during Claire Labine’s stint there. In fact, I loved the Labine period as a whole, especially the introduction of Mel Hayes and Tea.
– The whole Liam/Hope/Steffy/Wyatt mess turned me off almost completely from B&B over the last few years. I also hate how that show destroyed the character of Dr. Taylor Hayes.October 12, 2021 at 3:06 pm #1204516058
Wow, sorry about that. I didn’t know it was the “umpteenth time” you talked about this. Her being retired doesn’t necessarily mean the show should forget about her and her character (maybe I missed it but I really haven’t heard anyone mention her in forever). I’m not saying she should come back or anything like that; of course the show needs to honor that. I just thought it would be nice to acknowledge her or something.October 5, 2021 at 6:52 pm #1204504489
I also loved her relationship with Mel Hayes, as played by Stephen Markle. They had such amazing chemistry! He was a great actor and the character was very well-written. I really liked Claire Labine’s stint at OLTL.September 23, 2021 at 12:39 pm #1204481774
Couldn’t agree more with FreemanGriffin. I’ve basically hated the character of Sonny since he took over the show, but the whole killing AJ thing was completely and absolutely a big mistake writing-wise. It made him completely unsympathetic. And the fact that Michael forgave Sonny is vomit-inducing. It was really nice to have “Mike” there for a while. I hate that Sonny’s back.September 20, 2021 at 8:03 pm #1204476069
Ugh, the Marco storyline. One of those things I wish I could unsee.September 7, 2021 at 1:27 pm #1204442881
Agree with you, syrus80. Especially about killing off Laura 🙁 and ruining Jack. Between his a-hole amnesia stint and now Gwen, I have to say I am not enjoying this once-favorite character.Not now