CBS (ended 2009)
I for one enjoyed how they wrote Jonathan and Sara off. We all knew Tom was only back for a short time, and I couldn't imagine him leaving town without the daughter he's raised by himself for a year. And since Lizzie isn't leaving the show, it makes sense. In the end, Lizzie realized that Sara was better off with him, than with her, where Allan would sink his claws into her. I look at it much more as a sacrifice that Lizzie made out of love for her daughter, not of her as a terrible mother who abandoned her. As much as I hate to see Tom go, I've really enjoyed that his return turned out to be Lizzie's story. Her selfless sacrifice makes me love her character even more.
As for Harley, they've turned a once beloved character into a venomous b---! Her and Cyrus share no chemistry in my eyes, and watching Marina suffer through more heartache is not entertaining to me. I'm fully convinced that TPTB will never allow Marina to find happiness, and that's just.. well sad.
I'm curious as to what everyone thinks about the new format. I for one love all the location shooting in NJ, though the Springfield now being depicted does not match what I historically pictured Springfield to look like. I thought of it more as a small city, and not such a small town. I find the new handheld camera usage gives a more intimate feeling to the show, however the new four-walled sets seem soooo small. Given the budget Ellen Wheeler had to update the production values, the new format is a hit with me, as is the new opening. I was so sick of the hands opening!
Anyway, love this forum, and look forward to hearing more from all of you. Now if we could just get Reva and Jeffrey more airtime I'd truly be a happy GL fan!!!
I actually like Harley and Cyrus together. I don't necessarily like how the whole storyline is unfolding, but I think I will always love Beth Ehlers and her portrayal of Harley. I think Harley and Cyrus have MUCH more chemistry than Marina and Cyrus.
I also prefer Reva and Josh together over Reva and Jeffrey (I seem to be the only one on this message board, lol). I have always been a fan of Reva and Josh. Love, love, love them together. They have chemistry, in my opinion, beyond most soap couples.
I would love for Phillip to come back. I think it just makes sense. He is connected to so many people on the show. It will probably have to be a recast, because GL probably can't afford Grant Aleksander. They should recast anyway even though a lot of people probably won't be happy at first.
Now that Ricky Paul Goldin is leaving GL, the banner here for GL will have to be changed. boromirbeauty, do you have any control over that???
Thanks for the warm welcome boromirbeauty.
When it comes to Alan's role in the conclusion of the Lizzie/Jonathan/Sarah story, I couldn't agree with you more. That part of the story pulled me right out of what I thought was an otherwise stellar send-off for TP, simply because it didn't make sense. Chalk that one up to sloppy writing.
I also agree with you about the new sets. What they lack in size, they make up for with warmth and depth. EXCEPT for the new Cross Creek set. I, like you, am in shock that the fireplace is gone. This is another head scratcher. Surely they (TPTB) must know that it's been the most beloved set on GL for years and has served as the centerpiece of the love story that is Josh and Reva. I miss it terribly already.
And speaking of things I miss, I already miss Ricky! Still can't believe that one! GL without Ricky as Gus is unimaginable to me. Ecspecially since Harley and Gus were suppose to reunite this year.
|Now tell me if you think I'm wrong, but I get the feeling that they are gonna kill off Gus and then have his heart given to Olivia so that she will live.|
Instead...spoiler...We have Gus dying and him sharing his last moments with Harley...which makes sense for fans but not for Natalia, his WIFE
|Ohhhh!!!!!!! I'm bawling my eyes out. Oh Harley... |
"You are the love of my life." Oh goodness gracious...
I'll keep watching because I still love Harley and Reva but everything without them...ff...and I'm speechless. And why didn't Lizzie stay at the hospital...that was her uncle!!!
|I wouldn't be surprised if it was a new Zach. Nicholas Art was on Cashmere Mafia for a couple of episodes, he's probably moving on.|