Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 9:50 AM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 1:31 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 2:19 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 3:29 PM
Great scene, I cringe at the thought of KZ playing that scene instead. Also the clip of Annie fantasizing about all the men in Springfield desiring Reva wasn't too farfetched from the way GL is written.
That's what started me turning the channel with GL. It became "Guiding Light! Starring Kim Zimmer, co-starring Kim Zimmer and featuring Kim Zimmer! With occasional appearances by whoever else is in the cast." There was a news report when it was announced the show would be cancelled and they interviewed KZ. And the report introduced her as the heart and soul of GL for the past 30 years. Really? She was? No, not to me.
Loved, loved, loved watching Annie back in the day. She was so good at being so bad.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 3:55 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 4:48 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 4:48 PM
Guiding Light airs its final episode on September 18.
Billy and Vanessa's wedding day arrives and Springfield celebrates!
Frank goes online to invite mystery woman (Blake) to the wedding.
Blake unwittingly has to turn Frank down online since she is going to the wedding herself.
Frank takes this as a rejection. Doris introduces her girlfriend to Ashlee. Bridget and Nola arrive in Springfield for the wedding.
Dylan returns to see Billy and Vanessa tie the knot.
Before the wedding, Buzz proposes to Lillian!
Billy and Vanessa learn about Buzz's proposal.
Billy insist that Buzz and Lillian share their special day and have a double wedding!
Lillian goes to Maureen Bauer's (Ed's late wife who Lillian had an affair with in 1993 which led to Maureen's death) grave to ask her permission at happiness.
Vanessa and Lillian share a special moment talking about their friend Maureen.
Word spreads of the double ceremony and Springfield rushes to wish them well.
As the couples say their vows and everyone cheers as the couple's share a first married kiss.
Ed tells Alan that he is doing well enough to go home.
Phillip asks Beth to be his date at Billy and Vanessa's wedding.
Springfield residents get quite a shock.
Jonathan confronts Alan, telling him that he still doesn't trust him regarding Sarah.
Alan assures Jonathan that he's a changed man since Jonathan saw him last.
Josh talks about moving from Springfield.
Lizzie's wish is granted.
Rick and Ed get a Bauer surprise.
Jeffrey threatens Edmund.
Will Jeffrey be able to return to Reva and Colin?
Rafe prepares to leave for the army.
I'm cracking up at "(Ed's late wife who Lillian had an affair with in 1993 which led to Maureen's death)" Obviously (I'm assuming), Lillian had an affair with Ed, not Maureen but damn if that didn't make me do a double take. What a difference a misplaced pronoun makes.
Edited by Niuxita, Sep 13, 2009 @ 4:50 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 5:14 PM
Dang CC rocks a suit like no other. So much class, now and then. And that voice! Those eyebrows, them lips... hm-mmm. [/fangirl mode off]
Also on another Oh. My. God!-note: This? I knew times were bad, but when the IKEA curtains got pulled back, seeing the BTS reality of the new production model still shocked the hell out of me. The ending of that segment was very bittersweet though; to see everyone, cast, crew and probably writers too, on that field in front of the FoL... SIGH.
... anyway, FU very much CBS. On behalf of long-life viewers like 89yo Audrey to Otalianewbies alike. Fuck you.
P.s: I'm still flabbergasted by Thursday's show even after *mumble* viewings. I suspect the white-washed Twilight Zone-y (wtf?Rafe) vibe will have me pondering its significance for years to come. Or at least until the next rushrush-beepbeep ep... Five more to go!
edited for rectification. It wasn't an Emmy award, duh, but a Soap Opera Digest award.
Edited by Rocktoddy, Sep 29, 2009 @ 12:48 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 5:19 PM
I saw it. I twas pretty good and I was pleasantly surprised by it.
Here is the youtube link http://www.youtube.c...KOQ&feature=sub
Aside from some of the interviews, this clip actually would have been quite fitting for the Emmy "tribute".
I am not surprised that Otalia is not mentioned--though it was interesting to see Olivia with both Josh and Phillip--and I would not be surprised if they're brushed over during the CBS piece tonight, especially if CBS, indeed, was the root of the censoring. It sort of makes sense that news outlets are focusing on Josh and Reva and the longer running actors. Josh and Reva is really the shows only major super couple in history (I'm sure there are more, but probably wouldn't be included in a top 5 or even 10 list), and even actors like Crystal Chappell signed on when the soap industry was losing steam. Aside from Otalia, Crystal really hasn't had a major storyline that would make headlines.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 6:11 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 6:49 PM
Edited by QuakerOats, Sep 13, 2009 @ 6:51 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 6:58 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:01 PM
QuakerOats: Re: Doris & her lady Someone suggested that perhaps it was the bartender that Olivia rain into and upon hearing of Natalia and their backstory, called her a heartbreaker. Someone asked Orlagh: @orlaghcassidy I hear we see Doris' girlfriend on Monday, anyone we know? and she responded - @doodle79 you may recognize her if you were paying attention. So are there other women who have been identified as gay in the show?
There's always the bartender from Towers that Doris tipped the $20 on the 3/16 episode. I always thought they shared a particularly meaningful glance during the exchange, which, if true, score Mayor Wolfe! She's a cutie. Though it still feels like the show is desperately trying to play Noah's Ark in the final eps by pairing up everyone possible, except, of course, Reva and Josh, which is just bullshit.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:25 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:26 PM
As a Robert Newman fan, I am glad they focused more on Josh than Reva but I'm shocked. Sadly, more shocked about that then the previous.
Edited by AnoushkaNYC, Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:27 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:33 PM
GL's got a small audience, and yes, there are probably viewers of 60 minutes who are completely unaware of Olivia/Natalia. So, yeah, I can see them trying to keep them on the down-low. I was really hoping that since they worded it as a special that it would take up the whole show, but a segment is longer than the GL tribute in the Emmys, so I'll take what I can.
Do they really think Otalia is a secret? - AnoushkaNYC
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:38 PM
Edited by cem, Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:40 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:40 PM
I'm not a longtime viewer (10 years) and my favorite couples and characters probably are the newer ones but I wouldn't dream of them being featured in a tribute to GL.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:44 PM
I don't know where I would rank Otalia in the history of GL, but it certainly has been one of the most publicized stories in any soap this year. The story told through June was a beautiful one. Unfortunately, it fell prey to poor writing as the show limped toward the resolution of all stories.
cem: I think Otalia fans have overestimated how important the couple is to the history of the show. Every actor featured in the 60 Minutes piece has been on the show for 15+ years. The Otalia storyline represented 2 years of a show that lasted almost three quarters of a century. Honestly wouldn't rank Otalia in my top ten Guiding Light couples. They never did really anything because the write for this show has been horrible the last five years.
My five favorite stories in my 26 years of watching GL were, in no order, Lujack/Beth, Sonni/Solita, the Four Musketeers, Roger/Holly and Otalia.
Edited by bigredcat7, Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:53 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:46 PM
Anyway, I came here to praise the 60 Minutes tribute to GL which was very well done. It was bittersweet watching the filming of the last episodes. I won't miss this GL, but the GL I loved in the 80s and parts of the 90s when the show was golden.
Edited by SimoneS, Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:49 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:47 PM
The only one that grated was Frank Dicopolous, merely because I would rather them have focused on JC (Billy) or MK (Vanessa) instead of him. Or had brought MG (Holly) in...that would've been awesome.
Edited by stealinghome, Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:48 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:54 PM
If we were paying attention? Has she never met an Otalia fan?
I've not seen the special, but I'm not really surprised there was no Otalia mention. Especially if the focus was on the 72 yr history. Otalia is really just a blip in that history. (And I say this as a die-hard Otalia fan.) Were any fans interviewed? I would find those opinions more meaningful than any news organization's perspective. I have a tendency to question agendas.
Is there any doubt left now that CBS was responsible for keeping Otalia behind the scenes? They did the same thing in the 60 minutes segment. No CC interview, if they mentioned Otalia, I missed it. The only Otalia scene I saw was Olivia and Natalia walking down a staircase during a mention of single moms. Do they really think Otalia is a secret?
Niuxita, I'm trying to find ways to love KZ. Was there an interesting context to the "from whence I came" remark? I agree it does sound very Shakespearian/King James Bible-y.
ETA: That's great to hear that long-time viewers on this board are happy with the special. I'll take that as an endorsement and I'll be sure to catch it when it is available on YT. Thanks.
Edited by ems09, Sep 13, 2009 @ 8:14 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 7:55 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 8:03 PM
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 8:04 PM
I love how nonchalantly she says it, like, "Sure, and after being a princess, obviously I became Amish. Pass the salt." Only in soaps, man.
Edited by Niuxita, Sep 13, 2009 @ 8:06 PM.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 @ 8:14 PM
The one thing I wished they had mentioned was how many actors they talked to have been off the show at times due to being fired. That would have been an interesting wrinkle.