It proves how addictive it is. I wanted to check out the opening scene to see a detail I'd forgotten. And here I am 800+ episodes later immersed in what has been an incredible journey.like Mel O'Drama, I watched the pilot episodes just for the heck of it.
But I was not prepared for the overwhelming feeling of "coming home".
I watched them alongside one another in the Eighties, but they appeal in quite different ways. I suppose you could say they meet different needs.It's always been a favourite series of mine but it kind of ended up being overshadowed by the beautiful American soap operas.
Agreed. Although in both cases I find it difficult to put it into words why. It just has to be experienced.The acting is sometimes too good for a soap, I had a similar feeling when I watched Knots Landing.
Revisiting a series after several decades is quite a different experience, isn't it? I'm appreciating characters and aspects of the series that completely passed me by when I was a teenager.I have fallen in love with these characters all over again, probably more than the first time
The psychology of her character is so rich and compelling. There's that unpredictable Greg Sumner quality that keeps not only the other characters but also the audience on their toes. She's not a safe character. At all.the show's villainess is far more complex and consistently entertaining than her American counterparts.
I know it was frequently described as Dallas-on-Sea and featured a Dynasty alum, but I think in terms of its aspirational Eighties zeitgeist, Howards' Way has more in common with Knots Landing. It became monied and twisty, but its beginnings, while not exactly humble, are certainly grounded and relatable.Being the eightiests soap isn't necessarily a good thing, though. But the egotism, ambition and lust for enterprise was portrayed in a very convincing way.
My guess is Susan Jameson kept pipping her to the post.It also featured an actress whom you'd expect to see in every other British tv series, but her IMDb page looks surprisingly obscure.