January 14, 2010 at 12:58 am #241
I was just looking at Justin’s web site and noticed that the two were on Passions from 1999 until last year – they both had the name of Lopez (although, I guess actress had a "married" name too on show). Interesting.January 14, 2010 at 1:08 am #9610daysfanforeverParticipant
lol, I don’t know where you were when they first came on, but that was all the news, that Galen Gering (Rafe), Lindsay Hartley (Ari), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) were all on Passions, and they were going to play essentially the same characters on Days. Galen and Lindsey as brother/sister and Eric as Lindsey’s love interests.
I never watched Passions, by the way, it was too crazy for me.January 14, 2010 at 3:20 am #9613
Thanks so much for the info.! Unfortunately, I only have time and the sanity for one soap (and the story of Bo and Hope and Carly is driving me up the wall right now )
I do know several friends who watch Passion’s and other shows and they say that those are also great shows ~ I just can’t find enough time to watch another show even with a DVR – I must be slowing up in my doddering years.
It’s very interesting to know that the other Day’s actors also have been on other shows over the years…I think it would be cool to have a cross-over story line from Day’s show to another other show (unless unbeknownst to me that it has been done before) like they do occasionally with the shows Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.January 14, 2010 at 10:05 am #9616SWParticipant
shows as NBC doesn’t have any other soaps left to do crossovers with. Passions was cancelled due to high costs and low ratings (at least lower than a game show/talk show- they replaced it with a 4th? or 3rd hour of the Today show). Another thing: the Lopez family had 2 daughters and 2 sons (Galen’s Luis had an older brother- Antonion and the youngest daughter was Paloma with a single mother [her husband left her for the rich wife of one of core families]. A crossover with Days would have been great but since they were owned by two different companies, it never happened. Days is owned by Corday and Sony and Passions was owned by NBC and James Reilly. The funny thing was Passions was clearly set in New England (up the coast from Salem, MA). Tabitha, the witch, had left Salem because of their past treatment of witches. It was originally a show with a lot of humor and a good mix of the supernatural but the last two years things went too a very dark, weird/gross side. I hung in to the end and basically Reilly scr*wed the long term fans who had been supporting the Sheridan/Luis (Rafe’s character) pairing. Ethan (Brady) and Theresa (Ari) got their happily ever after. Well, probably gave you more than you wanted to know.January 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm #9621BonbonParticipant
I watched the first episode of Passions, since it was on right after Days, and thought I had the time for another soap, but it was just soooo bad, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it again the next day.
Occasionally over the years, I’d catch a little bit of it now and then but it was still so horrible I couldn’t believe how it stayed on the air.January 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm #9637
that since Day’s is the only soap on NBC and the story lines have been going into the tank (with the exception of the baby switch (which went on far too long) that as some of you out there have predicted it may well be the demise of the show. At first, I said to myself "Oh, no – that couldn’t ever happen" However, I am finding out from you all out there that the end of the show could just very well could happen. Especially, since as you said – high costs and lower ratings – I’m even going to try and give the writers a break and not rail at what they do to our characters (you know THAT is difficult! )
I think I would go into withdrawl (like an addict almost) if Day’s was to be cancelled like Passions, General Hospital, and the others that have been taken off the air. I went "ho-hum" when those shows did get canceled because I didn’t watch those shows and it didn’t effect/affect my show (to the fans of those shows – I apologize – now I know how you felt).
Great information on Passions SW thanks! I did catch the first five minutes of the show once or twice but the thing always with the supernatural turned me off – (yet I was enthralled when Marlena was possessed – but perhaps that was because I had years invested in her character already).January 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm #9640BonbonParticipant
General Hospital was cancelled? I didn’t know that. When did that happen?
And I have to disagree with you about the show tanking. I think it has gotten considerably better this past year. Yes, there are always some stinker storylines but, for the most part, I have enjoyed this past year very much. And, if I’m not mistaken, the ratings have gone up somewhat also.January 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm #9654PattiParticipant
I watch GH and really like it a lot. I’d be surprised, because it’s been coming back up in ratings. I know that Guiding Light (now off the air) and As The World Turns (ending in September) were both canceled, but I haven’t heard anything in that regard with GH. I sure hope it’s a rumor.January 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm #9655
Ooooooops I meant GL not GH! SORRY folks! (see I told you I didn’t know anything about the other soaps).January 14, 2010 at 10:56 pm #9656
Ooooooops I meant GL not GH! SORRY folks! (See I told you guysies I didn’t know about other soaps! Sorry again).January 15, 2010 at 12:15 am #9658SWParticipant
they started to pair Sheridan and Luis (Rafe), it reminded me of what hooked me on Days originally- Roman and Marlena (the cop and the rich woman). They fought like cat/dog too just like R&M! It also took me a while to figure out if Timmy was real or just an animated doll – lol. That was another freaky thing about the show- the actor died in real life on the day his character first died on screen.
Obviously the big wigs at NBC have a problem recognizing what people want to see – look at the Jay Leno fiasco!
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