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  • drakutis

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    Jun 19, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    I will be the first to admit that I have been watching All My Children since I was a little kid with my grandmother. That is the only soap I would watch.

    BUT NOW, One life to live has added a new actor by the name of Mark Lawson. He plays Brody, and I am in love with this man!!!

    Check out this link:http://www.superherofan.net/galleries/thumbnails.php?album=414

    http://www.superherofan.net/2008/05/11/shirtless-soap-hunks-2/

    I can't post a pic, but if someone would please share with everyone!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    Well I got hooked on As the World Turns when I was in law school.. I don't watch it all the time, but I know whats going on there....

    But the biggie, the major... the only of course is

    DALLAS! It was such a huge deal, I LOVED IT!!!

    People made fun of me in school, I never missed an episode. It was a school joke when I was football homecoming king when I was a Sr. in college that I actually missed an episode of DALLAS to do the homecoming festivities.

    I have to admit my fascination was a little odd.....

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  • drakutis

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    Jun 19, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    I can't bring myself to stop watching AMC. It reminds me of my dearly missed grandma!! icon_cry.gif

    But did you check out Mark Lawson? OMG!!!!! If he was on here I would so stalk him!!! (not really!) (just a bit!)icon_razz.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    drakutis said

    But did you check out Mark Lawson? OMG!!!!!



    If I'm at home during AMC, I'll check out the guy...LOL
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    Jun 19, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    I've watched The Young and the Restless since ...well, late high school. Back when we had 4 channel antennae reception on the farm...they used to mix up the 12:30 time slot after the local news. We watched Generations when it was on NBC...once it was canceled, my dad decided to start watching Y&R. I think he enjoyed watching something brainless while listening to grain market reports on the radio before we'd go back out to work. I kept watching through college, on into adulthood. Now I either DVR it or catch it on SoapNet. I can't imagine NOT watching it. Victor Newman rocks the socks!
  • TallSoCal

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    Jun 19, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    As The World Turns! But only recently. I found out that Luke is gay and Noah is this guy that is denying his homosexuality to please his military father. Haha. The "Luke and Noah Story" is on youtube. It's pretty addicting. It's all about them and their family, so you don't have to worry about any of the other irrelevant crap that goes on in the show.
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    Jun 19, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    Brothers and Sisters. OK, so, its not a daytime soap, but the drama is sooo Soap Opera-ish its rediculous.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    Awemazing saidAs The World Turns! But only recently. I found out that Luke is gay and Noah is this guy that is denying his homosexuality to please his military father. Haha. The "Luke and Noah Story" is on youtube. It's pretty addicting. It's all about them and their family, so you don't have to worry about any of the other irrelevant crap that goes on in the show.



    I kind of agree, I'm sure you noticed today all the crap with the poisoning of Barbara by Sofie... but I did laugh at the fight the other day between Chris and Aaron (Chris is hot... but most Chris' are hotties..LOL)

    I got hooked on ATWT when Lily and Holden first met in the stable when Lily (Martha Byne) was in high school.
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    Jun 19, 2008 2:03 AM GMT
    Enter my time capsule.

    My aunt,( a nun), would babysit me at the convent. After lunch, it was routine for all of us to watch, "The Edge of Night" and Ă„nother World". That was my staple until they both went off the air.

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    Jun 19, 2008 2:20 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said

    But the biggie, the major... the only of course is

    DALLAS! It was such a huge deal, I LOVED IT!!!

    People made fun of me in school, I never missed an episode. It was a school joke when I was football homecoming king when I was a Sr. in college that I actually missed an episode of DALLAS to do the homecoming festivities.


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    I am 22, and there may be something wrong with me:

    I went to an '80s party about a year ago, and wore my favorite vintage t-shirt that says, "I Shot J.R.", about a size or two too small, all '80s style.

    (This story is going somewhere, I think...) I wasn't even born when J.R. was shot, and I have no memory of Dallas on T.V. But after acquiring that old shirt from a Good Will store for my '80s party, I thought, "Dallas is kind of an American institution. Maybe I should watch it." So, I got the DVDs on Netflix, starting from Season 1. I just finished Season 8, and Season 9 (the infamous "Dream Season") comes out in July and it's already on my list...

    Wow, I really need some help or somethin'... This is a very sad state of affairs...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]stonecoldfoxboy said I just finished Season 8, and Season 9 (the infamous "Dream Season") comes out in July and it's already on my list...

    Wow, I really need some help or somethin'... This is a very sad state of affairs...[/quote]



    Not at all, I'm collecting the DVD's too, I've already bought the 1985-86 season of DALLAS in advance....

    The Dream season is a bore, it was when the series began the great downhill slide ending with Bobby & April getting married in the 1991 season.
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    Jun 19, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    The ABC soaps (AMC, OLTL, GH ...) were always on in my house while I was growing up.
    They're almost part of our family.
    My mom still watches every day and she'll take any opportunity to talk endlessly about them.

    With everything constantly changing in the world, these soaps are some of the few things that stay the same.

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    Jun 19, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
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    Jun 19, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    I can't stand the DayTime soaps, but I'd loved the primetime ones like Dallas. Dallas was the best! First was the Who shot JR? cliffhangar, then they made the fans wait a few episodes before we found out who did it. They also filmed four or five different characters saying they shot JR and why, rumors abounded! Damn that Kristin Shepard! LOL
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    Jun 19, 2008 5:32 AM GMT
    Oh how you Americans missed out. You never had Number 96. It had Australia's first gay couple in the 70's, and showed nudity, something America still struggles with.
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    Jun 19, 2008 5:43 AM GMT
    I watched Falcon Crest almost without fail - largely because Lorenzo Lamas and William R. Moses were on it, plus the show was about life in the Napa Valley - near San Francisco, where I lived.

    My friends and I all watched Melrose Place in the mid 90s - I still have crushes on Michael, Billy and Jake.

    Brothers and Sisters is a soap I see sometimes now - although I don't find the main gay character very hot - I like the guest stars they bring on to be his bf! Rob Lowe is as hot as ever - I loved that guy in Bad Influence!
  • drakutis

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    Jun 20, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    I'm going to check out MVP on SoapNet tonight. Just curious to see!

    This is Mark Lawson in a towel!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg6cjqGCqh4




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    Jun 20, 2008 12:29 AM GMT
    Hollyoaks, because it has a positive and non-stereotypical gay character, John Paul McQueen
  • drakutis

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    Jun 20, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGm7xlbopj8&feature=related

    This is Mark tied up to a bed!!
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    Jun 20, 2008 12:37 AM GMT
    Queer as Folk was the closest I ever got to anything resembling a soap. Well ... I liked "Soap" years ago, does that count?

  • drakutis

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    Jun 20, 2008 12:39 AM GMT
    I missed the last episode of that.
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    Jun 20, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    And I thought this thread was about what you wash yourself with!

    I watched QAF and enjoyed it for the most part (a bit narrow in what part of the gay community it focussed on, but what the hell).

    My older sister watches "As The World Turns" and is entranced by the Luke and Noah relationship. She thinks that gay couples stay together longer than straight couples.icon_eek.gif Partially because of my partner and I. I didn't want to argue with her!
  • drakutis

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    Jun 20, 2008 12:48 AM GMT
    I'm really surprised that CBS allowed that story line to live. I always considered them to be conservative. I guess when you're trying to get ratings.....
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    Jun 20, 2008 10:34 AM GMT
    Well since I don't like watching TV (except maybe for the Discovery Channel or the National Geographic Channel), It's been a long time since I got hooked on soaps. Cable TV doesn't reach our town either.

    The last soap I remember getting hooked on (not really 'hooked', but more like I liked watching it icon_razz.gif) was Betty la Fea, the original Mexican (or was it Colombian/Argentine?) soap that the US series Ugly Betty was based on. I think I was also still in High School the, or freshman college probably. It was dubbed of course. But it was kinda funny. icon_razz.gif I could never stand soaps that seem to be composed of one tragedy after another and everyone cries and cries and cries and cries some more.

    God, enough with the crying! icon_mad.gif LOL

    I can't stand soaps today at all. Though there was that Japanese (or was it Tawianese/Korean?) adaptation of the Japanese anime/manga 'Gangster Girl', it was pretty interesting since the original anime was hilarious as hell.

    Anyway, for our generation, anime is our soap. icon_razz.gif
  • Salubrious

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    Jun 20, 2008 10:47 AM GMT
    Do Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty count?

    I don't think I've ever seen one of the daytime soaps.