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***UPDATED**** Suds Report Paolo Seganti returns
Paolo! WOO-HOO!!!

Suds Report Y&R/GL Bloodbath
Rick, I think you hit on something I did. When Ava and A-M were thrown together, it went nowhere. Ava and Remy sort of went someplace.

Likewise when Ashlee was thrown in Coop's direction. They spent all this time having Ava antagonize Ashlee, and when Ashlee and Coop got together we saw them, what, maybe once or twice on screen? Same for A-M and Marina. Granted, I didn't care for the pairing, but it lasted all of what, a few weeks and disintegrated?

I blame most of what I've seen the last few years on stories with no thought put into them. It's way too soon to tell, but from what I've seen so far Jill Hurst seems to get it. The problem is she's got Wheeler as a boss, and we know what that means.

Suds Report Y&R/GL Bloodbath
See, Rick, I never thought Coop and Ava were that bad. They never really got a chance. As soon as Ava got together with him Alan-Michael was thrust in her direction, etc.

It was the beginning of Kreizman's obsession with continuously juggling the couples. You never knew who to root for... that, in my mind, is part of what's wrong with GL today.

GL Invites Bloggers to Visit the Set of GL...
RogerNewcomb
Dec 12 2008, 10:04 PM
daysfan
Dec 12 2008, 10:01 PM
As Mason sorta said, what set is there to even VISIT? GL has no set, just its fields, cars, and barns. :P
Guiding Light now has more sets than any other soap.
But we don't SEE these sets!

What we see is every scene having to take place outdoors. In the woods. In a random field. In snow... wait one second, no it's raining... hold on here, in the next scene it's sunny...

What happened last week wasn't being different. Pardon my French... it was being pure fucking sloppy. That tells me no one gives a shit on this show about continuity. Not story continuity, just the simple continuity from scene to scene. Viewers notice this... I seem to recall a few years ago on ATWT a scene was written where Jack said Emma was out of town but lo and behold she was in that day's episode. It's stuff like that. No one pays attention.

This production model is NOT working. For better or worse, we're stuck with it, because to change back would probably require axing about 3/4 of the cast and hiring more people to work on the show. I'm not foolish enough to think we're ever going to get the wonderful GL back from the 1980s and into the mid 1990s, but we need something better than this.

I can excuse ATWT using a rooftop to talk down a dayplayer; Edge of Night did this a few times in its final years and they used to stage shootouts on the studio roof years ago, all the while with the program being live and on the air. ATWT's model works a lot better; some outside shooting and inside sets. If GL had gone to a hybrid model like this it might have been better well received.

As it is, last week just proves that people are fed up.

GL: *RUMOR* GL Cleans House of Younger Actors
DanielRand
Dec 13 2008, 11:01 PM
Mason
Dec 13 2008, 09:34 PM
I disagree. I loved Ben and Marina! They were an awesome couple until that bitch Weston made Ben a serial killer. :shame: :flipoff:
Oh, we don't disagree on Ben and Marina! I was just pointing out a pattern with the character. After Ben (who was in Michelle and Bill's circle---at the time much older than Marina and even Marah, on whose virginity he made a bet ), it was Shayne then three more older men (Danny, Cyrus and Mallet).

I still think Aubrey Dollar (ex-Marina) and Matthew Bomer (ex-Ben Reade) were robbed of Emmy nominations for Ben's final scenes at the Bauer cabin. They were heart-wrenching and nearly perfect.

Aubrey was FANTASTIC as Marina... now here's an actress who should be on something prime-time or film (ABC, you bastards... lol), and yes, she was robbed of an Emmy nomination. Unfortunately, that storyline was the one that prompted me to e-mail CBS to tell them what an idiot they had writing GL.

So I prefer to forget that story existed. ;)

GL: *RUMOR* GL Cleans House of Younger Actors
All to pay for Grant Aleksander.

It's worth it, CBS. You won't regret it. :)

Natalia Livingston Set to Return to GH
Hmmm. Never kill off a major character because five years from now you might need that character for a story.

This is GH's way of saying "We F'd up."

Y&R News: Longtime star OUT!
Hmm. Nick and Sharon redux, anyone?

On one level this sucks, but it's a so-so longtime vet that's out. Don won't incite rioting like Eric, Melody or Jeanne would.

Still, sad to see him go. Best wishes to him in whatever he does next.