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OliveAnn
May 7 2014, 12:21 PM
lysie
May 5 2014, 09:38 AM
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May 5 2014, 03:00 AM
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May 4 2014, 09:09 AM

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Adored them. When Lauren and Michael started their romance in I think 2004, Tracey E. Bregman was 40 and Christian LeBlanc was 45/46.
Were they front burner?
Yes, but not like Fetch. They had the same amount of airtime as other couples.

Michael and Lauren had only shared scenes once or twice before being put together, so they first had to be built up properly. That is why for a while the characters just went on dates and got to know each other before they became a couple. And the audience got to warm up to them in the process and came to love them. On paper, it seemed crazy to pair these two characters up, but someone was potential and they were right. For about 3-4 years, Michael and Lauren were quite possibly the show's most liked couple. Also, until last year they were never in a love triangle story. Whatever problems they had as a couple, it was just the two of them dealing with it. I, personally, appreciated that. It was a nice change to have one couple not have a third person in a relationship.

Lysie, if you have time, look up some clips of Michael and Lauren from 2004 and 2005. They are a really good example of how to write a new couple in their 40s. Fetch, on the other hand, are an example of how NOT to write them.
I have to agree with this. Lauren and Michael were not only really liked, they were one fo the greatest couples ever due to many reasons. Both had big roots in the show's history, Lauren had been with the show from 1982 and started out as the classic bad girl who later turned into a front burner heroine, and Michael was really a bad man when he started 20 years ago and was obsessed with Chris...it was funny too, because all the while, even though these characters has been in the close vicinity of each other through common denominators, they never really had had any scenes together, and I don't think anyone could have imagined they could ever be together, as a couple let alone succeed. I mean, and now, they have together for over 10 years and have been married for nine, they'll soon break Nick and Sharon's record of ten by this rate.
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