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  1. Carrie Fairchild

    Do revamps ever work?

    Looking at some of the series discussed on here and thinking of one that I recently delved into myself, I got thinking about the above question. Has a show ever been successfully "revamped" or "retooled" and continued to run for a considerable period? Or is the revamp the last kick of a dying...
  2. Carrie Fairchild

    Soap Reruns

    Can anyone shed any light on the logistics behind certain British soaps getting repeat runs and others not? It's something that came into my mind after seeing Hollyoaks airing classic episodes as a result of reduced output. To my knowledge, Hollyoaks has only had repeat episodes aired once on...
  3. Carrie Fairchild

    Classic Soaps The City

    What are your thoughts and memories of this show? I never saw Loving (although it was aired in Ireland on Sky) but I was attracted to The City because of Morgan Fairchild. I'd seen bits and pieces of it before but I've now finally managed to watch the first week of episodes and have gotten an...
  4. Carrie Fairchild

    Days of Our Lives Days returning to UK TV

    Days Of Our Lives will be back on UK TV in the new year when it starts airing on Sony Channel. https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/11/us-soap-days-lives-air-uk-next-year-11704844/ It's an interesting addition to the channel, which currently only airs repeats of classic shows like Hart to Hart and...
  5. Carrie Fairchild

    MyNetworkTV Telenovelas

    I remember (rather misguidedly) getting excited at the prospect of what this channel had to offer when it's programme slate was announced in the mid-00's. Primetime soapy goodness starring the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Bo Derek and Tatum O'Neal! What could possibly go wrong? A lot, it would...
  6. Carrie Fairchild

    How Soaps Changed The World - 2004 documentary

    All of this used to be online but bits of it have been popping up sporadically recently so I thought I'd post them here. It's a documentary that aired on Channel 4 presented by David Liddiment, TV executive and former producer of Granada soaps Coronation Street, Albion Market and Families. I...
  7. Carrie Fairchild

    The Heights - new Aussie soap

    This one has kind of slipped under the radar on here. In an age when I thought we'd seen the last of new soaps on Australian TV, ABC have been airing this offering since March. I've yet to dive into it but from what I've read, it's first series comprises of 30 x 30 minute episodes that are...
  8. Carrie Fairchild

    Home and Away Big Changes Ahead For H&a?

    This report on an Aussie TV website has spurred some UK outlets into jumping the gun and announcing that the show could be facing the axe. https://tvblackbox.com.au/page/2019/1/15/seven-home-away The reality though, is an interesting tale of network politics and how viewing habits have...
  9. Carrie Fairchild

    Filthy Rich - new soap coming this Fall

    This was announced during FOX's upfront presentation this week. Kim Cattrall plays the matriarch of a billion dollar televangelism empire whose family is thrown into disarray when her husband dies and it's discovered that he has written three of his previously unmentioned illegitimate children...
  10. Carrie Fairchild

    The Gilded Age

    I was beginning to think this show would never see the light of day but it's been announced that it's moving to HBO after being in development for 7 years at NBC. I'm glad to see it go to HBO to be honest, as I never felt that it would get the treatment it deserved in terms of budget and...
  11. Carrie Fairchild

    The Freeze Frames

    Someone on Instagram is documenting every freeze frame from just before the credits rolled. I thought it'd be interesting to have a look at them and see how the styles changed over the course of the show and who got the most face time as characters grew in popularity as the show progressed...
  12. Carrie Fairchild

    Cancelled Too Soon

    I've recently started watching Profit starring Adrian Pasdar, which had a brief run on FOX in the mid-90's. I'd heard of it before as it often pops up in "cancelled too soon" conversations. What I've watched so far is great. It's a real precursor to all of those darker cable dramas from HBO and...
  13. Carrie Fairchild

    A Falcon Crest spinoff?

    Were there ever any reports or rumours in the press that CBS were considering a spinoff of Falcon Crest at any stage? Dallas had one, Dynasty had one and Knots had apparently considered one. Even with three successful soaps on their schedule, CBS were obviously open to adding more considering...
  14. Carrie Fairchild

    LGBT characters in the daytime soaps

    Inspired by the Santa Barbara thread, I did some further reading on the show and found that Channing Capwell Jr was bisexual. Most of the LGBT characters that I'm aware of on the US soaps are from the 90's onward, so I was wondering when did the US soaps actually start to include LGBT...
  15. Carrie Fairchild

    Falcon Crest gets the reboot treatment

    ........... albeit for Turkish TV. I stumbled across this curiosity when I was looking for Falcon Crest episodes on a streaming app. They've kept the same name and some of the elements of the original plots but revamped it for Turkish audiences today. I can't quite grasp the full thrust of the...
  16. Carrie Fairchild

    Mount Royal

    I stumbled across a reference to this show when I was reading about Search For Tomorrow actress Domini Blythe. Apparently it was Canada's attempt at Dynasty and was shot in both Canada and Paris. The one set of promos that I could find look like your standard soap fare and the production values...
  17. Carrie Fairchild

    A Country Practice to return?

    There's rumours swirling that A Country Practice may be next to get the reboot treatment on Aussie TV. Fremantle, who are responsible for rebooting Prisoner as Wentworth, are reportedly behind the plans, with no network attached to the project yet...
  18. Carrie Fairchild

    Cappy Badrutt

    Joan mentioned her old friend again in a recent interview, when asked about her inspiration for Alexis, she stated "I was basing her on all the businessmen I knew who were heartless, really. The other part of her brain, the glamorous part with the over-the-top clothes, I based on one of my best...
  19. Carrie Fairchild

    Succession

    I caught HBO's new soapy drama set in the world of a filthy rich media mogul and I liked it. It's giving me Dirty Sexy Money meets Billions vibes (although admittedly, I didn't stick with Billions). Written by Peep Show creator Jesse Armstrong, it follows the story of an 80 year old...
  20. Carrie Fairchild

    Upfronts 2018: What new shows are you looking forward to?

    With the upfronts now complete, what shows are people looking forward to this coming season? I can't say there's anything that has particularly grabbed me this year as it's quite an unoriginal crop of new shows. A few This Is Us knockoffs (The Village, A Million Little Things), reboots galore...
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