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  1. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I had that exact same reaction yesterday!
  2. So I fell down an Internet rabbit hole earlier this week and I have an old-school GH question: what was the deal with Jessie and Phil Brewer? He cheated on her a bunch but they also got back together time and time again. What was Phil’s deal? Love? Control? Duty? If you had to compare their dynamic to a “modern” soap couple (‘80s-on) who would you pick?
  3. Don’t forget Julia! She was more of a rebellious wild child than a bad girl, but I hate how they “sanctified” her with the rape.
  4. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I believe that was wishful thinking, not something that actually happened.
  5. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    The only time I thought Jason was super hot in a love scene was the Million Flights of Stairs interlude with Liz (ducks). The chemistry! The actual shirtlessness! ?
  6. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Wow, I never found Jon Lindstrom attractive when I was a kid and frankly felt bad for Lucy, being saddled with a cold fish. But he was HOT in those flashbacks, particularly as Ryan! /fans self
  7. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I swear, with any other soap I’d think this is the beginning of a love story between Carly and Jason, and I’m halfway convinced they’re testing the waters. Carly and Sonny are played out, Jason and Sam are played OUT. The fallout (if done well, HA) could be really compelling!
  8. Watching Cottage Hell and damn, what a difference 20 years (and two kids) make. Robin is twitting Carly about not taking Michael shopping and I’m like, “Bitch, no one wants to take a baby shopping, that’s the luxury of having a freakin’ nanny!” Although part of my annoyance is probably Robin’s TERRIBLE eyebrows and the awful way they dressed her. Bottom line: WTH was Robin ever doing with a mobster? Especially someone who constantly enabled someone who constantly undermined her? Robin should have aimed all her vitriol at JASON. Oh, and acting as if Michael being scared of a stuffed lion was just proof of Carly being a crap mother. GMAFB.
  9. UYI, that scene is here, around 1:45:
  10. Oh definitely—I watched all that the first time around. I feel like this was a really well done, believable, real story. In a way, it made perfect sense that Tony did what he did. He was just insufferably self righteous! (I also remember watching, as a young girl, when Tony berated Lucy and threw her out. Him screaming, her crying—it all seemed over the top, although I knew she was in the wrong.) I also believe that Tony should have gotten his redemption story—his whole head shaving, kidnapping thing was WAY over the top. I mean, Alan tried to KILL Monica and was still a respected member of the community!
  11. Man, I am rewatching the introduction of Carly in 1996 and it is so good! They CLEARLY had a story planned out in advance, and the character of Carly was so brilliantly played by Sarah Brown. A few observations: * Carly was so much smarter about people back then—to a point. She quickly figured out what everyone wanted and gave it to them, and it only started to collapse when her own lies and insecurities caught up to her. * Her introduction to the other characters is almost flawless—almost like a newly created flashback. Her first meeting with Jason is scored to “I’m the Only One” by Melissa Ethridge! In her first meeting with AJ Quartermaine, there’s a little flicker of something between them. Maybe not a plan for them, but the show made it a point to introduce these two legacy characters without forcing it. * Oh my god, Tony is such a terrible husband. I watched this the first time, but with a modern sensibility it’s even WORSE. He doesn’t respect Bobbie personally or professionally and has no self awareness. He gives Carly $5,000 to pay for nursing school—in front of Bobbie, without discussing it with Bobbie—and then gets all whiny when Bobbie brings up the clear conflict of interest (she’s the head of the nursing program AND paying for a student she must evaluate??)—not to mention not giving away thousands of dollars without talking to your spouse first! But. Even though terrible, it was totally believable and relatable—it didn’t feel “not Tony,” who was often totally self righteous. * Jason really was crap to Robin AND Carly, he deserves to have her meddling after all these years.
  12. lizzbert

    Murder, She Wrote

    I’m bummed that none of the follow-up movies were set in Cabot Cove or featured any regulars—I’d even take a Grady sighting! The other night I was looking for a good CC episode that I hadn’t watched too many times, and settled on “Mr. Penroy’s Vacation” from Season Five. It’s Mort’s introduction to the show and just such a perfect snapshot of the town: you get Seth and the Mayor, quirky townies (those sisters!), allusions to Arsenic and Old Lace, and just the perfect amount of Jessica as she eases Mort into “how things are done” there!
  13. lizzbert

    Murder, She Wrote

    It’s funny, in my memories of the show, most were set in Cabot Cove, but when I did a rewatch a few years ago I think the average was five CC eps per season? Don’t quote me! I understand that Angela Lansbury wanted Jessica to grow and change (especially after playing the character for so many years), but I’m always a little sad when she goes off to New York. SETH! Also, while I love that Jessica was portrayed as an independent woman who wasn’t defined by her romantic relationships, I can’t help but wonder ... so she never had, ahem, physical relations after Frank died? That whole part of her life was just OVER? That seems a little sad to me—especially since Angela Lansbury was ALL about staying “vital and attractive” as an older woman in her workout video! ;)
  14. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Um, ACTUALLY Brenda is the world’s second-most tiniest “supermodel,” Erica Kane has held the title and the championship since the ‘80s! ?
  15. lizzbert

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    In her defense, that was Lulu’s clumsy way to try to determine if Sonny has any leads on Faison—she was buttering him up and trying to lead him in that direction.
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