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Yowsa - that Stayla bathtub scene.

 

I love those two. Know squat about their actual love story but love 'em anyway (and hate the crap SL they've had since reunited these last few years).

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Kim and Shane had racy love scenes as well. I remember Shane going down on Kim in a bubble bath and she was very happy... They even had racy love scenes with Kim being heavily pregnant with one of her babies.  That is not something that you would see today, a pregnant woman enjoying sex..

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I posted before that I am not sure why I dislike Chloe.  She is such a busy body, has a terrible poker face and can’t keep a secret to save her life.   All I could think of when she wanted Holly was how she wasn’t thrilled with Lucas baby and was complaining about night feedings etc.  she was right to tell Lucas the baby wasn’t his but JMHO I think she enjoyed that moment a little too much.  Like it freed her up. 

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The actor playing Leo creeps me the F out.  Has from day one.  I cannot put my finger on it but I can't look at him, besides the fact he looks way older than the character is supposed to be.  I have no clue what is going on with his story, and dont really care, because  I have to ff through every scene he is in, so I am sure I am missing some story.  I dont care for Xander either.  I know a lot of people think he is hot but I just can't see it!  Its only been a few eps but I am sick of seeing the two of them prance around shirtless.  I know from past GH experince with RC that there will be way more to come. 

Also a UO I have posted before, but I am dreading AZ coming back.  

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23 hours ago, Cupcake04 said:

Also a UO I have posted before, but I am dreading AZ coming back.  

I used to like Nicole as a character then AZ got with SC as did Nicole with DirtyDan. After that the character of Nicole really suffered and it seemed like AZ got insufferable. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 1:11 AM, Irlandesa said:

So I know Bo and Carly were very popular but they never worked for me.  Even though I wasn't a huge Bo and Hope fan (before my time), I still preferred them to Bo and Carly. And I'll save the rest of my confession for a later post.

So here's a belated follow-up to this.  Bo & Carly was a very popular couple and I know some even felt they should have been OTP but I was not one of them.  Part of it was that I did like Bo & Hope but my main (and possibly unpopular) reason was that Lawrence & Carly are quite likely my second favorite DOOL couple (after Jack & Jenn.)

Lawrence was a rapist and never really had much of a redemption but man their twisted gothic romance had the tropes that just pushed all the right buttons.

An arranged marriage is one of my favorite tropes so I loved the reveal that she hadn't wanted it so he pretended to be someone else to romance her with the goal of changing her mind.  I loved that they fell in love for real. I loved how much of a master manipulator and troublemaker Vivian was in pretending to be an ally and yet doing what she could to drive them apart in the past--even going as far as "killing" their baby in order to reinvent him as her adopted son.

I loved his slight obsession and the fact that her irritation with him held both a tinge of disgust and being drawn to him/their memories. I loved that they had so many significant scenes around storms--snow storms, big rainy thunderstorms. (I uber loved their scenes in One Stormy Night). Even though "buried alive" was stupid, I ate up the aftermath when she got amnesia and Lawrence took care of her.

DOOL getting rid of Matt Ashford, Michael Sabatino and Crystal Chappel in a very short time period pretty much ended my regular DOOL viewing (except for a few of Matt's returns).  And they can forget me with Carly's last return. 

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4 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

So here's a belated follow-up to this.  Bo & Carly was a very popular couple and I know some even felt they should have been OTP but I was not one of them.  Part of it was that I did like Bo & Hope but my main (and possibly unpopular) reason was that Lawrence & Carly are quite likely my second favorite DOOL couple (after Jack & Jenn.)

 

I loved Lawrence and Carly and I was pulling for them even before I realized that Nicki was their son and that they did indeed love each other in the past. I absolutely hated that Carly came back to the show and revealed that Lawrence went crazy and she ended up killing him. Especially since it was because she ended up sleeping with that surfing bum/doctor/romancer of all his patients Daniel and having his unfortunate daughter in Melanie. 

Hated every single bit of it.

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1 hour ago, nilyank said:

I loved Lawrence and Carly and I was pulling for them even before I realized that Nicki was their son and that they did indeed love each other in the past. I absolutely hated that Carly came back to the show and revealed that Lawrence went crazy and she ended up killing him. Especially since it was because she ended up sleeping with that surfing bum/doctor/romancer of all his patients Daniel and having his unfortunate daughter in Melanie. 

Hated every single bit of it.

Everyone had to be sacrificed at the altar of Daniel.

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I'd forgotten about Lawrence and Carly. During the Super Couple era they were the one couple I was really intrigued by. I didn't watch consistently after their heyday so finding out about Lawrence's death and Melanie's parents were surprises. Days has so much has so much interesting history to be drawn from because characters come and go but the families remain.

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On 1/20/2019 at 3:56 PM, tribeca said:

I posted before that I am not sure why I dislike Chloe.  She is such a busy body, has a terrible poker face and can’t keep a secret to save her life.   All I could think of when she wanted Holly was how she wasn’t thrilled with Lucas baby and was complaining about night feedings etc.  she was right to tell Lucas the baby wasn’t his but JMHO I think she enjoyed that moment a little too much.  Like it freed her up. 

She did not want Lucas to have that baby, but she sure leeched on Holly like a parasite.

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21 hours ago, bobcat1946 said:

She did not want Lucas to have that baby, but she sure leeched on Holly like a parasite.

Because it was highly suspicious that Bonnie who has a son in his 40 could be the mother of baby Bonnie after a drunken one night with Lucas.

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15 hours ago, nilyank said:

Because it was highly suspicious that Bonnie who has a son in his 40 could be the mother of baby Bonnie after a drunken one night with Lucas.

Indeed.  Speaking of which can we bring back Ciara's real father and do away with both Rafe and Ted for Hope?

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Chloe was suspicious when Mimi showed up.  She was complaining about the baby and feedings etc.. before that. Which had nothing to do with her thinking the baby wasn’t Lucas.  I remember that story well because I don’t remember Lucas ever complained about Parker. 

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5 hours ago, JBC344 said:

Indeed.  Speaking of which can we bring back Ciara's real father and do away with both Rafe and Ted for Hope?

I'd love for Bo to return, but Peter Reckell wanted to leave. And I'm not sure another Bo recast would work.

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1 hour ago, WendyCR72 said:

I'd love for Bo to return, but Peter Reckell wanted to leave. And I'm not sure another Bo recast would work.

Ha Ha, I was referring to Patrick Lockhart, who was originally supposed to be Ciara's father.  I would much rather see Hope with him than either Rafe or Ted.

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30 minutes ago, JBC344 said:

Ha Ha, I was referring to Patrick Lockhart, who was originally supposed to be Ciara's father.  I would much rather see Hope with him than either Rafe or Ted.

ACK! No! No Lockhart blood. No Lockhart ANYTHING. I HATED THEM ALL! (Gee, can you tell?! LOL!) Bonnie was a freaking joke of a cartoon - so it is no wonder RC had her pop up again, and Mimi? UGH. Patrick for me was tainted for being related to them. Add in I think his...whatever the hell it was he had with EJ...was eons more interesting to me than anything with Hope, and stupid-assed Mime Sex retcon or not, I'm glad the show made Ciara Bo's kid.

But then, maybe the name has something to it for suckiness: I UBER DESPISED Abby Lockhart on ER, too. Hmm.

But maybe my preferences are unpopular since it seemed many liked Bonnie and Mimi with Shawn, etc. :-) We like who we like and we don't who we don't, so it's all good!

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38 minutes ago, JBC344 said:

Ha Ha, I was referring to Patrick Lockhart, who was originally supposed to be Ciara's father.  I would much rather see Hope with him than either Rafe or Ted.

There was an intense backlash over Hope/Patrick and them having a child. So, the writers were told to make Ciara Bo's daughter..

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3 minutes ago, Apprentice79 said:

There was an intense backlash over Hope/Patrick and them having a child. So, the writers were told to make Ciara Bo's daughter..

Well, yeah. Because JER was still trying to make Bo/Billie on par with Bo/Hope. He seemed to resent Bo/Hope BIG TIME.

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3 minutes ago, WendyCR72 said:

Well, yeah. Because JER was still trying to make Bo/Billie on par with Bo/Hope. He seemed to resent Bo/Hope BIG TIME.

The same thing happened with Zack.  The viewers had to choose either Stefano or John as the father of Hope's baby. The majority of the viewers chose Bo by writing in his name.  However, Langan wanted Hope and John to be a thing  and made John the father.. So JER was not the only writer that hated Bope, Langan did as well. He also hated Jack..

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Just now, Apprentice79 said:

The same thing happened with Zack.  The viewers had to choose either Stefano or John as the father of Hope's baby. The majority of the viewers chose Bo by writing in his name.  However, Langan wanted Hope and John to be a thing  and made John the father.. So JER was not the only writer that hated Bope, Langan did as well. He also hated Jack..

Yeah, I remember. Thank God they are all gone.

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2 hours ago, WendyCR72 said:

ACK! No! No Lockhart blood. No Lockhart ANYTHING. I HATED THEM ALL! (Gee, can you tell?! LOL!) Bonnie was a freaking joke of a cartoon - so it is no wonder RC had her pop up again, and Mimi? UGH. Patrick for me was tainted for being related to them. Add in I think his...whatever the hell it was he had with EJ...was eons more interesting to me than anything with Hope, and stupid-assed Mime Sex retcon or not, I'm glad the show made Ciara Bo's kid.

But then, maybe the name has something to it for suckiness: I UBER DESPISED Abby Lockhart on ER, too. Hmm.

But maybe my preferences are unpopular since it seemed many liked Bonnie and Mimi with Shawn, etc. :-) We like who we like and we don't who we don't, so it's all good!

Ha ha, now that you mention it I really did love the Patrick/EJ pseudo-sexual S & M relationship they had. 

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Team Chabby! Yes, I like Chabby.  Both piss me off from time to time but I like them and want the best for them.  

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16 hours ago, SueB said:

Team Chabby! Yes, I like Chabby.  Both piss me off from time to time but I like them and want the best for them.  

@SueB -- you and me :)  Maybe we've established this connection before, lol. I loved their conflicted romance and Chad's heroic efforts to save her from Ben when no one was listening. I'll miss them. And the show is nuts if it thinks I'll trade them for Ben and Ciara. 

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16 hours ago, bobcat1946 said:

So disgusted that RC is planting Ben's crimes on his sister just so Hope will approve of the pairing of Ciara and the murderer.

Not sure its for Hope's approval as much as it is that for some reason this couple has "clicked" & created a following. (I do like Ben's portrayer- can't remember the actor's name right now) I  wish they'd consider NOT making characters so unredeemable in the first place that they have to ret-con their entire story just to make them palatable for future stories. But then Salem is so filled with crazy murderers/serial killers & so forth....I mean, has any of the main characters in Salem NOT killed someone else? 😉

But yeah, RC is great at ret-conning stuff like this.

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No....he isn't.

Sorry but the reasons behind Will's resurrection weren't even consistent. First, they said he didn't actually get choked to death, so Rolfe gave him a serum to make him appear dead and then reversed it....but then they started saying he DID die and they used the resurrection serum on him, same as they did on very dead EJ and very dead Vivian. And very dead EJ managed to somewhat remember Sami afterwards, unlike amnesiac Will.

*Throws hands up*

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I've been watching practically my whole life (about 45 years) and right now I am only here for WilSon.  Everything else bores me to tears. 

But my boys are hot and pretty and that's the only storyline I remotely care about right now.

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1 hour ago, lilly6 said:

I've been watching practically my whole life (about 45 years) and right now I am only here for WilSon.  Everything else bores me to tears. 

But my boys are hot and pretty and that's the only storyline I remotely care about right now.

You and me both, Lilly, you and me both. I have to say that, despite their minuscule airtime, they managed to bring back one of my favorite things about their relationship yesterday. That would be Will thoroughly eye-f**king Sonny. 😍 I just hope we'll get to see them a little more (and that their story will begin to make more sense) moving forward, because they are also *it* for me. 😊

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I have a friend who is from the Philippines.  Her family kind of adopted me as part of their family since I am alone.   Whenever anyone Flipinos does anything they have huge parties with buffets.  We watched “Hailey” on American idol her whole season.  Happy for her that she is doing well and has a good part but I don’t see her as Chinese.  

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Ben makes porn faces.

His angry/surprised/exasperated faces all involve:

A) squinting his eyes

B) widely flaring his lips out

C) slightly opening his teeth

....like he's about to gasp and pant.

It's this Melania look and I just can't deal with it. Please tell me you folks see it too!

It's super fake and model-y and faux "intense" and I hate it, hate it, hate it with the fire of a thousand suns.

I know what real acting looks like, TYVM. This ain't it.

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You're not alone.  There are times when I've noticed RSW making odd, straining faces if the scene calls for him to be menacing or rage-filled.  I suspect he doesn't have in him to truly get in touch with such dark emotions, or he doesn't want to, so he ends up overcompensating with the physical side of his performance.  It does't bother me much, though, because I find that RSW's weaknesses work for me as a character who is/was capable of murder and would have mannerisms that feel forced, deliberate or robotic at times.  

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I think he was damn lucky they wrote him the necktie material because without it I can't imagine he'd still be on the show.

...but then there's Lani....so...

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17 hours ago, DisneyBoy said:

Ben makes porn faces.

His angry/surprised/exasperated faces all involve:

A) squinting his eyes

B) widely flaring his lips out

C) slightly opening his teeth

....like he's about to gasp and pant.

It's this Melania look and I just can't deal with it. Please tell me you folks see it too!

It's super fake and model-y and faux "intense" and I hate it, hate it, hate it with the fire of a thousand suns.

I know what real acting looks like, TYVM. This ain't it.

I've noticed too. He just isn't a good actor. He reminds me of a young Drake on Days of our Lives. 

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46 minutes ago, rcc said:

I've noticed too. He just isn't a good actor. He reminds me of a young Drake on Days of our Lives. 

Drake had the ability to click with his female co-stars and his family on the show.  That was his saving grace and he was the best Roman on the show because of that, despite Wayne being the better actor who originated the role of Roman.

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2 minutes ago, Apprentice79 said:

Drake had the ability to click with his female co-stars and his family on the show.  That was his saving grace and he was the best Roman on the show because of that, despite Wayne being the better actor who originated the role of Roman.

I was commenting on his facial ticks. Both men have the same way of trying to emote.

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1 minute ago, rcc said:

I was commenting on his facial ticks. Both men have the same way of trying to emote.

I know. Drake always that the smell the fart look on his face to convey intensity..lol

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8 hours ago, Apprentice79 said:

I know. Drake always that the smell the fart look on his face to convey intensity..lol

The thing is, with Drake it's kind of endearing. Especially since it's been so many years! Ha.

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7 hours ago, Black Knight said:

The thing is, with Drake it's kind of endearing. Especially since it's been so many years! Ha.

Not to mention, in his younger years, Drake's Roman and RoJohn had a sincerity about him and charm. Add in his chemistry with whoever his leading lady was (he really did generate chemistry with almost any woman!) along with his ability to connect with Roman's family members, and it was easy to see how he became so popular despite his limitations. Whereas, to me, Ben has no charm, his character is majorly hampered what with being a killer, and really, I think it is almost unfair to compare the two men.

And say what you will, but at least Drake Hogestyn earned his popularity. Ron would rather prop Ben than naturally try to reform him.

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3 hours ago, WendyCR72 said:

Not to mention, in his younger years, Drake's Roman and RoJohn had a sincerity about him and charm. Add in his chemistry with whoever his leading lady was (he really did generate chemistry with almost any woman!) along with his ability to connect with Roman's family members, and it was easy to see how he became so popular despite his limitations. Whereas, to me, Ben has no charm, his character is majorly hampered what with being a killer, and really, I think it is almost unfair to compare the two men.

And say what you will, but at least Drake Hogestyn earned his popularity. Ron would rather prop Ben than naturally try to reform him.

...what with him being a serial killer and all... -- yep, that's kind of a damper, lol! And I agree - there was something very endearing about the young Drake H that balanced the eyerolls about his acting skills. And I bet he's been grateful to Days for giving him a way to earn a nice living - no dreams of a bigger stage for him, I'm thinking. Just happily ensconced in Salem for the duration, which increases the appeal. 

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My memories of Drake mainly came from from his "Roman" (and Rojohn/Diana) days. He was actually capable back then, and there was just something heartfelt and real about his interpretation. A case in point, when Roman opened up to Diana about the real reason behind his overprotective tendencies, I really felt like it came from the heart. RSW's Ben on the other hand, the thought of him holding and caressing Caira and his baby make me go hmmm. 

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4 hours ago, sweetautumn said:

My memories of Drake mainly came from from his "Roman" (and Rojohn/Diana) days. He was actually capable back then, and there was just something heartfelt and real about his interpretation. A case in point, when Roman opened up to Diana about the real reason behind his overprotective tendencies, I really felt like it came from the heart. RSW's Ben on the other hand, the thought of him holding and caressing Caira and his baby make me go hmmm. 

  Drake was just so awesome as Roman and I still say that retcon of him not being Roman opened up a can of worms that the show is still feeling till this day.  It gave license for writers to change history as they see fit.  I have never loved Drake's John as much as I loved him as Roman. 

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1 hour ago, Apprentice79 said:

  Drake was just so awesome as Roman and I still say that retcon of him not being Roman opened up a can of worms that the show is still feeling till this day.  It gave license for writers to change history as they see fit.  I have never loved Drake's John as much as I loved him as Roman. 

Especially since Wayne Northrop has left TWICE again since. (Even if the second time was ridiculous.) Alas, too much has been altered to have John be Roman, after all. But, blood or not, I'm still eeewww at the fact that John's son and Kim's daughter (who John thought of as his sister!) procreated. Especially since, way back, Shawn and Caroline made clear that Brady was their grandchild just as much as the rest.

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On 3/12/2019 at 11:19 PM, WendyCR72 said:

Especially since Wayne Northrop has left TWICE again since. (Even if the second time was ridiculous.) Alas, too much has been altered to have John be Roman, after all. But, blood or not, I'm still eeewww at the fact that John's son and Kim's daughter (who John thought of as his sister!) procreated. Especially since, way back, Shawn and Caroline made clear that Brady was their grandchild just as much as the rest.

To quote my own post, I also forgot Belle and Shawn. Which is still gross to me as John once thought Shawn was his nephew and Bo his brother. Just ick to all of it.

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8 hours ago, WendyCR72 said:

To quote my own post, I also forgot Belle and Shawn. Which is still gross to me as John once thought Shawn was his nephew and Bo his brother. Just ick to all of it.

When Belle and Brady were aged up, they used to call Shawn and Caroline grandpa and grandma, as soon as the show wanted Shawn and Belle to be together, they had Belle and Brady call them by their first names..lol

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