..which 1 do you want to be the last one to sign off?
Of the 4 remaining daytime network soaps...
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Wednesday at 9:51 AM|
When Will and Sonny left "Days" for Arizona, I stopped watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Monday at 8:51 AM|
DOOL because the writing is horrific. How many times can you have someone kidnapped? How many times can you bring people back from the dead?
There is no surprise element. You know that each time someone confides or shares plot altering information and the door is open behind them that someone is going to walk in. They never disappoint. As a result it is predictable and trite.
I watched for decades but it has become an endurance test replete with fast-forward and often just skipping it entirely.
It's too bad too because it was once a very well written show with some fascinating characters, well played. The cut in cast members means the same thing happens to the same people, over and over. Hitting us over the head with Ben and Ciara will not turn them into a "super couple". The show needs to stop while there is a modicum of goodwill left.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Monday at 9:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Monday at 9:56 AM|
DOOL - Days of Our Lives
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Monday at 10:03 AM|
[quote] DOOL - Days of Our Lives
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Monday at 10:35 AM|
Bring our sister Susan Flannery back to "B&B" and I'll watch again. She was wonderful as Stephanie.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Monday at 4:02 PM|
Are there any lezzzies left in daytime?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Monday at 4:04 PM|
I agree about Susan Flannery. Brilliant actress and a force of nature and always compelling to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Monday at 4:10 PM|
Rumor is Vincent Irizarry will be bringing Dr. David Hayward to GH. Is that happening? He and Finola had terrific chemistry on AMC all those years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Monday at 7:07 PM|
I haven't watched any in years, but I suspect The Bold & The Beautiful will be the last one standing. Why? It's cheaper to produce than the others and has a big following still in parts of Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Monday at 7:15 PM|
All the good soaps were canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Monday at 7:16 PM|
The Stephanie/Brooke feud was the best part of B&B. When Flannery left, it was no longer fun or interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Monday at 7:17 PM|
Another World was the last interesting soap.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Monday at 7:19 PM|
B&B dates in Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Monday at 7:19 PM|
Vincent Irizarry probably very much wants to work on GH as he now needs the money to pay for bail/legal fees for his domestic terrorist son's involvement at the Capital on Jan 6
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Monday at 8:02 PM|
Irizarry always came across as smug to me. Not surprised he and his son are deplorables. His looks are going fast too.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Monday at 8:11 PM|
Is he a deplorable too?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Monday at 8:14 PM|
R18 I believe he is. He follows quite a bit of Republican politicians, talking heads and news accounts on Twitter. He made his account private after his sons arrest though.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Monday at 8:23 PM|
Days, because it is the Cockroach of daytime TV. It's been in the ratings basement for over a decade, yet it still survives.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Monday at 8:31 PM|
Why so many Rethugs in soaps? It's sad.
I used to loathe Eric Braeden but I love how he trashes Trump on his Twitter. Of course, Victor Newman would have hated Trump anyway because he would be a threat.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Monday at 8:36 PM|
[quote] Days Of Our Lives
Who is top billed on that program?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Monday at 8:37 PM|
Days survives because its 18-49 demos are competitive with the other three soaps, and its on less than a shoe-string budget.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Monday at 8:41 PM|
Eric Braeden has been a longtime outspoken liberal.
I can never completely hate Victor because I like Braeden.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Monday at 8:48 PM|
I believe Susan Lucci is a registered Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Monday at 9:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Monday at 9:06 PM|
Suzi Rogers is top billed, but Dee Dee Halls in the nominal star.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Monday at 9:17 PM|
Is Dee Dee Hall a repub? Didn't she refuse to wear an AIDS ribbon at some awards show a few years back? Doesn't sound too liberal to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Monday at 9:42 PM|
Breast cancer, R28
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Monday at 9:43 PM|
Days is the only one I still find to be watchable. Y&R has become trash. There is no point of B&B without Susan Flannery. I never liked GH. Days, within the obvious budgetary constraints, still manages to be interesting and does the best job of mixing old and new characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Monday at 9:51 PM|
It’s fucking stupid to offer a choice of not watching any soaps. Jesus Fucking Christ.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Monday at 10:12 PM|
R31 Sounds like this thread just wasn't meant for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Tuesday at 8:53 AM|
Not only is SL a republican R25 when a fellow soap actress asked her to be
a part of a pro choice event Susan hung up on her after she asked.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Tuesday at 8:55 AM|
The Linda Dano thread has been Murieled.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Tuesday at 8:59 AM|
Link, please, r33. I highly doubt Susan would hang up on anyone, and I highly doubt she is anti-choice, given how glowingly and proudly she speaks about Erica being the first character in daytime to have a legal abortion. Please spread your nonsense somewhere else.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Tuesday at 9:26 AM|
[quote] Susan hung up on her after she asked.
Did she refuse to wear a ribbon?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Tuesday at 9:37 AM|
[quote] So much for her nice friendly persona
Slaughtering babies is so nice and friendly.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Tuesday at 9:41 AM|
Help me understand why Miss Leslie Charleson is not top-billed at GH. She has the longest continuous role of any cast member.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Tuesday at 9:49 AM|
R35 I tried to find the soap actress who revealed the story but couldn't find her or the soap opera group that was formed.
I watched ATWT, Passions, DOOL & Sunset B. & don't recall any of those actresses being the storyteller (I read about this story over 5 years ago & it may have been around the time Lucci's AMC character's abortion was rewritten as not taking place).
Can anyone list some vocal pro choice soap opera actresses? I'm drawing a blank right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Tuesday at 9:52 AM|
R13 did Brooke rip-off Stephanie's wig in a fight?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Tuesday at 2:06 PM|
I don't buy Lucci hanging up on them. That doesn't sound like her at all. Even though I don't agree with her political leanings, she has a great reputation in the business. I could see her not doing it because it potentially alienating conservative fans (and that seems to be the majority of soap opera fans). She is very image conscious and never says anything too controversial.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Tuesday at 2:56 PM|
I agree -- Susan doesn't seem the type to do that. She seems to keep her political affiliations neutral. She does seem very well liked in the business. Only her tension with Sarah Michelle Gellar seems to be the only blip. When she won the Emmy you could feel the love and joy in that room. Oprah, Rosie, her peers...
[quote] did Brooke rip-off Stephanie's wig in a fight?
Haha I don't think so. I think Flannery was much like Braeden in that she got final say, though not sure how true that is. Flannery was always very complimentary of Katherine Kelly Lang when she won her various Emmy awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Tuesday at 4:22 PM|
I want to buy a luscious Sue Flannery wig.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Tuesday at 6:18 PM|
R43, was she a lez?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Tuesday at 7:07 PM|
Lucci is a very kind and politically neutral person, and always so in control. Did anyone catch Miss Locher's tribute to Agnes Nixon? Susan, as she always has, talked glowingly about Agnes. However, you could practically see the tension in her face when Peter Bergman, Darnell Williams, and Debbi Morgan made some lovingly snarky comments about her. I don't think Lucci was expecting anything less than a 100% glowing tribute.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Tuesday at 7:15 PM|
Flannery is such a ham, in the spirit of Jeanne Cooper. She's basically Erika Slezak in flannel with a tool belt.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Tuesday at 7:48 PM|
If Bev McKinsey were still alive, do you think one of the remaining four shows would've snapped her up? She's be 85, so it's possible she'd be able to appear every now and then like Bill Hayes.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Wednesday at 9:30 AM|
Cancel Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Wednesday at 9:44 AM|
The Staff seems irrelevant on Y&R. Griffith is wasting her. Bring her back to GH and get rid of Nurse Dutton.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Wednesday at 9:48 AM|
R38 Leslie has not been on contract with GH since 2010. It's unfortunate because with four Emmy nominations and her strong standing in the soap world, you'd think she'd get more recognition.
She was very vocal about her displeasure when Anna Lee was taking off of contract, basically accusing the people in charge of sending Anna to an early grave because of the loss of her medical insurance. In 2012, she had a great deal more air time especially after John Ingle passed away because they had just brought AJ back.
Now she has spans where she's on quite a bit and spans when she's not, sometimes gone because of health issues and sometimes because she takes time off to go to horse shows. I do see that she is in the opening credits on occasion so that is a good thing. While she may not be a traditional matriarch, she is still my favorite character on that show, and I got addicted because of her and Alan and the Quartermanis, not Luke and Laura.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Wednesday at 9:51 AM|