I switched cold meds last week. Sorry. In brief (compared to last time, at least):DeeeDee
: First, I love your reminisces about Y&R. I've only been watching for ten or fifteen years, but thanks to you I feel like I've seen this show from the beginning.
Second, as much as I *love* Scott Clifton and think he needs to run fast, run far from TFGH, I just can't see him as Scott and Lauren's kid. The lovely, dark-haired Chad Brannon, on the other hand, already has the running thing taken care of...
As for stealing from Days and Passions... anyone who manages to make something interesting out of that material, even if it's just a little bit, would probably do well, so that means the actors who play Julian and Fox Crane on PASS, as well as Mrs. Kathleen Noone (Mrs. Wallace). DAYS has Allison Sweeney and Brian Dattillo (Sami and Lucas) and that's about it. Oh, and ex-Rhianna is free. *That* could be interesting.Professor Soap
: I definitely see your point about how difficult it is to add new, long-term characters to this show. As happy as I was about the opportunity to see KHC on a daily basis, I was (and still am) concerned about the long-term future of the character, given TPTB's track record. I mean, these are the same people who managed to make Leigh McClosky boring.
For example, of the four young romantic leads (Thad, David, Lauren and/or Chick Before Lauren and Lyndsy) three started out as day players, IIRC, and the contract "core" characters whose story they were originally written to support are gone, possibly for good. I mean, it's a definite plus that they were able to recognized and exploit the talent of the actors and characters for an effective "Plan B" when "Plan A" fell flat, but it's a definite minus that so many of their "Plan As" don't pan out.
In the grown-up set... I'm pondering hard, but I can't think of the last time a new long-term character was successfully added to the show. Mike and Phyllis (re)joined in the last five years or so, but they weren't really "new".
Man, does Sharon ever suck at hiding things. She twitches and spazzes for months, sometimes *years*, only to blurt out the truth at the worst possible moment. I can't believe she's managed to keep Abby's paternity a secret for a whole three months with little or no effort, but it's probably because she was too busy bugging out about what she did while she was gone coming to light.
Edited by LivingDeadGirl, Jan 5, 2004 @ 10:12 PM.