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Yes it's from the first year 1987. And I researched a little the DVDs were released in 2015. I don't think they went past the first 200 episodes, but the German ones may do. They also have compilation collections with weddings etc.Does it say which year they are from? 1987?
Brooke's little sister Donna is moving out and moving in with her boyfriend Mark Malloy who sounds like he was on Dark Shadows, but he wasn't. He's like a better looking, taller Tom Cruise but with an incredibly deep voice. So not like Tom Cruise at all really, but he's hot. I'd move in with him.
What I have been amazed by at this point is how nice Brooke is! As far as I can remember Brooke was always the cause of major annoyance for me. I hated her. She was always sleeping with everyone. And marrying them! She was always crying and blaming everyone for her unhappiness. Here she's so nice and caring and lovely and beautiful and innocent and wide eyed and... Yea. You get the point.
I cant really put my finger on it. But there is something missing from the show now. There is no gravity to it, it has nothing grounding it or making it seem like anything really matters. It seems to be just people going along from person to person. Without really showing why anything is that important to anyone. And how can they make the likes of Brooke into what Stephanie was. After all the stupid shit that they have had her do. So the show will continue to be ungrounded and pointless as there isn't anyone there to be a voice of reason and say hold up! Enough is enough!I was a huge fan of B&B for years--never missed an episode--but eventually Brad Bell retconned the entire history of the show and made Stephanie and Brooke "besties". Without Susan Flannery, the show isn't worth watching. Also, Bill Bell clearly realized the Logans were a dead end, as most of them had been dispatched by the third season.
I saw Clayton Norcross in a JAG episode, but without his blonde hair he was unrecognizable.
I was clearing out my wardrobes last night and blitzed threw the last disc in the process. I have done 75 episodes and I have really enjoyed them.Well, your posts bring back so many memories. B&B was the first US daytime soap to air in Greece, and they were airing two episodes a day, and it was such a fan pandemonium all around. I actually remember those episodes well, and you are right that the production values, especially of fashion shows, were top notch back then.
I don't know why I did not get more obsessed with him then (I must have liked them a decade older), but I do remember him as the hottest male on the cast. Or TV. Or the world. Michael Phillip is still quite hot, but when I recall him (and that voice) from back then, oh boy!
Here he is today (he has done some other gigs since)
BTW, B&B has the sad record of having wasted the biggest number of hot men (and women) on daytime, hiring them with great fanfare and dropping them unceremoniously a few months or a year later. So unless this is Eric or Ridge, do not get attached to anyone. I mean, there have been four Thornes--just saying.
Brooke in the 1987-1993 period is Bill Bell's Brooke, the heroine of the show. She is flawed, but also all the things you mentioned. When his son Bradley Bell takes over, he turns her into this serial seductress/sex addict. Brooke when the show first started was a virgin and having sex with Ridge while just engaged was a huge issue.
Of course the writers are basically reusing the Brooke-Ridge-Taylor triangle for Hope-Liam-Steffy, which limits the storytelling. How many times can Ridge and Brooke split up and remarry?
I really liked Hunter Tylo as an actress when I watched in the '90s and in clips I watched recently from the period, she was great. I think what they did to Brooke over the course of the show is horrible. I mean from what she was at the shows inception to how she went pretty quickly. Ronn Moss was a woeful actor. I guess he clocked in early and knew all his lines. How he wasn't recast earlier I will never know.I hated the Brooke-Ridge-Taylor triangle because I found Ridge and Taylor not appealing at all because of those who played them, and Brooke was turned into a sex kitten in it. In the original Hope-Liam-Steffy triangle, I liked all three actors. I think Scott Clifton is 100 times the actor Ronn Moss is. I still like the triangle, though I am not as fond of the current Hope as the original one, who had a Joanna Johnson quality.
BTW, Joanna Johnson's Caroline proved that it is not JUST the person portraying a role, it is the role as well. While she was magnetic as Caroline, she was never even half as mesmerizing as Karen.
Can someone answer me a question about Stephanie? Does anyone know if she had a career or ever worked? I seem to have a memory of her being a lawyer but that doesn't seem to be the case. Maybe I imagined it. But it would seem that she did something. She's much too smart and fabulous to have just been a socialite housewife.