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  1. jsbt

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Scorpio taking back his spot reserved for Legends Only is far less atrocious than the time Scott came back and worked for the local government after embezzling from the city, stealing Quartermaine riches and recording a video punking everyone about it. I haven't forgotten, Scott!
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    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I can't get over the folks who think this Dev kid is Brenda's boy Alec. Yes - international celebrity and world famous supermodel philanthropist Brenda Barrett's son is a Turkish pickpocket.
  3. jsbt

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    The PP soaps were the future, AFAIC. That was the model and platform, if not the schedule. The higher management was what failed them from above.
  4. jsbt

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I don't have a problem with Liz having a story grappling with maybe having a gay son (and the Spencer family heir, no less). I have a problem with it being centered around stereotypical or often offscreen behaviors we don't always see, and I have a big problem with it sometimes being filtered through Franco as a moral voice and main player. The kid is not terrible, he can do a little more. He doesn't need a coming out arc at that age but you can give him a bit of an inner life the same way Claire Labine did with kids, the way writers also did with Robin at his age, which is younger than the Labine tweens. You can get rid of Franco. You can stop talking about the scandal of it all that he bakes or likes pastels or whatever else. You can let him speak a little for himself. The Conners has handled this in a delicate way with a kid of a similar age - it's broader and has a bit of a license because it's a sitcom, but the character has his own personality and the show doesn't have a serial killer who barely knows him as a key POV character in the story. If everyone is just sitting around talking about Aiden obviously being gay because he has an easy-bake oven, that is the wrong way to do this story. I don't care who the little boy is. Because he is not getting a voice, however limited.
  5. jsbt

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    Y&R has done that many times and has still hired many, many other soaps' unneeded stars in the last decade, lol. They won't stop now. DAYS could never pay her.
  6. jsbt

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    I think Y&R and B&B would absolutely go after KM if she quit. That's what the soaps do now, trade baseball cards.
  7. jsbt

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    There is absolutely no chance anyone is considering Gina Tognoni as Robin, let alone GT being stupid enough to try to put herself out there for it. It's a hate fantasy from someone super crazed about a bad story she had on Y&R and personalizing it. The TWOP Y&R board used to be fucking nuts re: actor shit.
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    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    JT and most of America, yes. But he played them, and he got into no feuds with Frank Valentini or anyone at GH. He left with a normal exit. There were no 'bridges burned' and no rumors of BTS turmoil with him or the EP. Like Dominic Zamprogna, he simply was tired of it and chose to leave. It happens all the time. A delusional fantasy from the always eminently sane Y&R internet crowd which blames two real life actors for a shitty fictional pairing and believes Gina Tognoni liking tweets about an actor she personally enjoyed working with is on par with Steve Burton peddling berry juice snake oil illegally.
  9. I don't think either Sarah or Amber would've left anywhere near as early as they did without JFP in the mix. At least in the case of Amber I personally don't believe it would've been that year, and with the business being what it was I'm not convinced Sarah wouldn't have re-upped too.
  10. That's the rumor I remember too, yes. Althea was Adam Chandler's first wife and Skye's adoptive mother on AMC, IIRC. I think she was dead or presumed dead when the Chandlers came to the show.
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  12. jsbt

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    That's why I suggested stints. It keeps him isolated. You can play a romantic tension or beat without having to fully commit him.
  13. I was very well acquainted with what JFP had done to OLTL, so I knew it would happen. I just didn't believe they'd actually let her strip-mine the flagship soap so hard and fast. They did and it was the worst year GH had for a very long time. I don't remember a Louise Sorel rumor - was there a character in mind? I do remember the claim (and I suspect it was true) that Tamara was hired as a temp. Carly was going to be raped by Sorel, then apparently die of a tumor or something. Mo and the fans saved her job.
  14. jsbt

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    Kelly has been bored to tears for over ten years but I can take or leave Sam with the right material and possibly partner. (Not Drew, he's done) I don't care that much but I am considering audience share. Jason is the same situation. AFAIC Jason and Steve Burton are a cancer on the show, but as long as the show is dependent on network ratings and eyes (and not on, say, a streaming service where you can rehab the show with all bets and old rules off) you still have to manage that longtime unquestioning fanbase. If it was up to me he'd be dead forever, but instead the smarter move would be to relegate him to stints.
  15. jsbt

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I thought all she did was run the Floating Rib with Mac these days. But I don't watch enough anymore to know. She could very well still be a PI, albeit a barely active one like ol' girl Sam.
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