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  1. James from London

    Re-watching the Ewingverse ... alphabetically!

    Chance of a Lifetime (KNOTS, 11 Dec 80) v A Change of Heart (KNOTS, 17 Apr 86) It’s always interesting to revisit early Abby. The way she acts all dizzy and helpless at the start of Chance of a Lifetime in order to persuade Richard to drop her kids off at school is not all that different to how...
  2. James from London

    Breaking Bad Season 4

    That doesn't seem too unusual a response. I remember being vaguely aware that Skyler was quite an unpopular character. I'm not sure why.
  3. James from London

    DALLAS versus KNOTS LANDING versus the rest of them week by week

    11 Mar 13: DALLAS: J.R.'s Masterpiece v. 04 Nov 15: EMPIRE: A High Hope for a Low Heaven v. 06 Apr 18: DYNASTY: Don't Con a Con Artist "It can't end here, not in this stinkin' mud hole,” protested JR when he and his brothers gave up the search for Jock in a South American jungle back in 1981...
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    DYNASTY versus DALLAS versus KNOTS LANDING versus the rest of them

    11 Mar 13: DALLAS: J.R.'s Masterpiece v. 04 Nov 15: EMPIRE: A High Hope for a Low Heaven v. 06 Apr 18: DYNASTY: Don't Con a Con Artist "It can't end here, not in this stinkin' mud hole,” protested JR when he and his brothers gave up the search for Jock in a South American jungle back in 1981...
  5. James from London

    Optional Forums

    Is Optional Forums still an, um, option?
  6. James from London

    Dallas Character Why Was Digger Called Digger?

    All we know on the subject, I think, is that it was Jock who "hung the name Punk" on him. Yeah, Punk is mentioned as far back as 'Winds of Vengeance' during the mini-series but doesn't appear until just before Jock finds out he's Ray's daddy. Jock and Punk act like they haven't seen each other...
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    Dallas Character Why Was Digger Called Digger?

    I guess because he sniffed out the places where they would then dig. And maybe because Digger is kind of an oil-related word. I know there was a short-lived perfume-themed soap in the '80s, Bare Essence - maybe if they had a Digger equivalent, they would have called him Sniffer or Smellboy...
  8. James from London

    Sons & Daughters Top Ten - The Couples

    Sorry for the delay; death completely slipped my mind. Off the top of my head: 1. Scott Thompson - he's dead! he's alive! he's a rapist! 2. Patricia - nobody on-screen was bothered for more than twenty minutes, but I like that we knew she was still alive before she'd even 'died' - if that...
  9. James from London

    Breaking Bad Season 4

    I loved the 'Fly' episode!
  10. James from London

    Things wrong with Season 9

    In the flashback to Omar Sharif's character as a little boy in Dr Zhivago, he has a fab Beatles mop-top.
  11. James from London

    Angela's Final Soliloquy

    Yes, I hadn't thought of it quite like that before but that makes total sense! When I was putting together that FALCON CREST Oral History, I actually found quite a few instances when she spoke about them. Purely on the same subject of horse riding as a child, there are these: Angela: When I...
  12. James from London

    The Cinema Cartography : 'In Storytelling' videos

    "Shadows are where the drama lies." How thrilling!
  13. James from London

    SoapLand - The Battle Of The Latecomers

    I really like this thread. It's a way of celebrating characters who are usually overlooked or dismissed, almost automatically.
  14. James from London

    SoapLand - The Battle Of The Latecomers

    Yes, perfect Zorelli descriptions! Just what I thought. He definitely would have made my Top 8.
  15. James from London

    What's The Last Album You bought?

    The fact that the Beatles spoke with their own working-class accents was quite revolutionary (and, if anything, they played up the Scouseness.) Before them, entertainers in the UK spoke posh or, in the case of Cliff Richard and Hank Marvin of the Shadows, with the same kind of accent-free...
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    SoapLand - The Battle Of The Latecomers

    Oh, this is a hard one, but as I really should pull my finger out and have a go: 1. John Zorelli, DYNASTY: Funny, believable and kind of the Italian-American Matthew Blaisdel, the outsider who gave us a fresh, critical perspective on the regular characters, but in a specifically Season 9...
  17. James from London

    SoapLand - The Battle Of The Latecomers

    Agreed ... except Jason showed up in Season 12, three years before the end of KNOTS.
  18. James from London

    "I don't give a damn": The Shirley Bassey Thread

    I just realised I've got it on a compilation album. I really like it!
  19. James from London

    "I don't give a damn": The Shirley Bassey Thread

    https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/dame-shirley-bassey-announces-grand-finale-album-to-be-released-on-november-6__30693/
  20. James from London

    Emmerdale Teacher/Pupil Relationships

    Do you ever consider not reading those comments?
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