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September 16, 2019 at 11:22 am #1203080509
I agree the show is a mess right now. It’s so disappointing. Robin Strasser was actually very good and felt very ‘Vivian’ in her scenes with Will and Sonny and particularly in her scenes with Sarah. I just think her first few weeks were all over the place and over the top, even for that character.
For me, a big problem is the character of Sarah. She just didn’t need to be added to the canvas. The writing is not helping her either. She comes across as unlikable and shrill most of the time. I could go without ever seeing another scene of her hyperventilating, darting her eyes or snapping at anyone. The one person that seems to truly care about her is Xander and she treats him horribly.
Another problem is Jack (and Eve). I was never a big fan of Jack, but this incarnation is just terrible. Why would anyone want Jack and Jennifer together?? There is no nuance in Matthew Ashford’s performance either. I use to really like Eve – even when she was sleeping with JJ, you could feel her regret, her pain. Her scenes after Paige died were amazing, but this version of Eve has no rooting value at all.
Sonny and Will are just boring now. Thank goodness Ted is gone. There are a few bright spots. Ben and Ciara – amazing chemistry. Ben is so good in every scene he is in. I love Gabi and Stefan. Kate always brings it. I love any scene with Julie. And even at 94, Doug brings more emotion and spark to his scenes than almost anyone on the show. Such charisma! John and Marlena are always welcome. (Drake has grown so much as an actor. I always think his best scenes are with Sami. They have such a connection. So much is said between them with just a look or a smile.) I wish they had kept Chloe.
The rest of the cast just seem to be floundering – Hope, Rafe, JJ, Victor, Adrienne, Justin.September 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm #1203069637
I have to agree. Everything is off about Strasser’s Vivian; her make-up, her clothing, her hair and her line delivery. Most can be blamed on the writing, but the performance is not right for Vivian.September 1, 2019 at 8:43 am #1203051901
There are quite a few names I would take off the list. Some of those listed are not great actresses. I would definitely add Ellen Wheeler (won Emmys for both AW and AMC), Anne Heche – iconic as Vicki/Marly on AW and Victoria Wyndham as Rachel on AW. She had the difficult task of replacing Robin Strasser but she make the character of Rachel her own. Her relationship with Mac and her feud with Iris (and the whole Alice/Steve triangle) made AW the gold standard in the late 70s.August 29, 2019 at 8:26 am #1203046071
I do remember Anna being more of a schemer back in the 80’s. Anna and Calliope were both used for comic relief, but Anna definitely had a dark side. I had totally forgotten about her working with EJ in the baby Sydney kidnapping! That was such a twist.
I would just love to know what she submitted to get nominated and win an Emmy against such industry vets like Herlie and Widdoes.August 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm #1203043257
Florence Foster Jenkins
Into The Woods
The Iron Lady
One True Thing
Music of the Heart
My favorite nominations:
The Deer Hunter
Kramer vs. Kramer
DoubtAugust 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm #1203043232
I agree, both Kathleen Widdoes and Eileen Herlie would have seemed like more obvious choices. Shrill is a good word for the character of Anna DiMera.June 12, 2019 at 11:28 am #1202934761
Lange was offered both Places in the Heart and The River, she chose to develop and produce a story about current day farmers. I love her performance in Country, but I often wonder how she would have done with Places in the Heart? Would she have won her 2nd Oscar so early?
I like Kathleen Turner more in Romancing the Stone than I do in her Oscar nominated turn in Peggy Sue Got Married. I never found her convincing in that role and the movie was a bore.April 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm #1202865133
I think the interesting question is, what would have happened if there was no Frances? Would she still have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress or would she possibly have been nominated for Best Actress for Tootsie like she was at the BAFTAS. It’s kind of a shame that her win and her performance for this film are always discussed in connection with her performance in Frances. I think it is a strong performance that stands on its own.
I think the best Lange performance is in Music Box followed by Men Don’t Leave and then Country.August 22, 2018 at 7:43 am #1202614429
Could it be Alicia Copola and Robin Christopher?
I absolutely love this thread. Another World is by far my favorite series, daytime or prime time. It just reminds me of my childhood and teen years. So many great actors and actresses. The writing was superb. It still doesn’t seem right that Victoria Wyndham never won Lead Actress. She carried that show for many years. One of my favorite storylines was the Rachel/Mac/Janice/Mitch story. I still remember the scene when Rachel and Janice are fighting in the pool and Rachel kills Janice. It was so scary and exciting. I also think Victoria Wyndham should have been nominated the year she found out Iris was trying to take over Cory Enterprises.
I loved Tom Eplin as Jake McKinnon. He was so good in that part. No matter what he did, you just rooted for him. I think he was one of the most underrated actors in Daytime. I loved his relationships with Donna, Paulina and of course Vicki. I also loved his friendship with Ada. (Another crime that Constance Ford was never nominated for Supporting Actress!)
I was not a fan of Judi Evans as Paulina. I though Cali Timmons was better in that role. I like Judi Evans, I just didn’t like the way the character completely changed when she took over the role.
So many great stories and characters…September 1, 2015 at 5:30 pm #429656
I love this topic! I was such a huge Another World fan! What is even more odd to me is the following year when Irene Dailey won and she was also up against Victoria Wyndham, Beverlee McKinsey, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Helen Gallahger and Nancy Addison. Wyndham, McKinsey and Seaforth Hayes were such strong leads on their respective shows. I think Irene Dailey is a wonderful actress but I always considered Aunt Liz to be a supporting part at best. It shocks me that she not only made the final line up but ended up winning against such powerhouses!
Does anyone one know what episodes were submitted by both Heineman and Dailey??February 20, 2012 at 7:27 am #54606
I saw the production three times (twice on Broadway, once at the Kennedy Center). Estelle Parsons was brilliant. At the curtain call, she looked like she was ready to collapse. She gave everything she had in her performance.
I actually thought about Jessica Lange playing Mattie Fae. It would be great to see Lange and Streep acting together. I like Julia Roberts at times. But she is so wrong for Barbara. Seriously, this should be Laura Linney’s role and she would probably walk away with the Oscar.February 17, 2012 at 7:38 am #54569
I think Julia Roberts is miscast. This role was made for Laura Linney. She would have made the perfect Barbara. I’m not a Streep fan at all, but I think she may do well with the role of Violet, although I would have loved to have seen Judy Dench or Jessica Lange in the role. If done well, the role of Violet would be hard to beat come Oscar time. It really offers so much for the actress to sink her teeth in.