||[May. 9th, 2013|07:21 pm]
|||||Beauty of the Dawn-Malukah||]|
Really don't know if anyone on my f-list watches soaps [or ever have...], so really, if you don't wanna read this just move right along, 'cause there's nothing else to see here.
When I first heard the news--from the hubby, of course XD--that Jeanne Cooper had died, a part of me wasn't surprised, since I'd read just a few days before that her health was bad, but was sad all the same.
I started watching soaps...oh, when I was a teenager [in the 80's, so that should say something about my age to those that don't know it...LOL] 'The Young and the Restless' is the ONLY soap of those I'd started watching, that's still around. Jeanne Cooper's character, Katherine Chancellor, wasn't exactly a spring chicken when I first started watching her on Y&R. But that was okay, I *adored* her character, even at her snarkiest [and the fights with Jill...oh my...], and she was one of the rare "older" actorpersons that still got a fair amount of screentime. And in a genre that is...sometimes sadly...all about those young and pretty kiddies, it was amazing to see Katherine Chancellor still getting stories.
Now, there were gaps here and there, where I stopped watching for awhile. But, when I came back, Katherine was still there. It's really sad to think that once I catch up on my Y&R, that there will be no more Katherine. No more cute moments of her with her hubby Murphy. No more fencing with...well, pretty much everyone, but most especially her estranged son Tucker. No more of her [barely hidden] exasperation when Nicky comes crying to her YET AGAIN about how Victor cares more about his company than he does her [and GOOD LORD you just want to stand up with Katherine and shout at her--dump his ass and DON'T GO BACK THIS TIME!!--not that Nicky listened when Katherine *did* say that...]. No more fights with Jill [even though in recent years it's become more verbal sparring, it's still been fun to watch].
Your fans will miss you. I'll miss you. Rest well, and know you aren't easily forgotten.
Best links I've found so far here.
On a totally different tangent.... "Oblivion" is a great sci-fi movie. Yes, even though Tom Cruise is in it. Go see it if you like that sort of thing...but if you easily blubber like a baby [as I do], just be warned. Bring Kleenex. That is all.
XD Depends on who's talking anymore, but I think Danny is the only char that still calls her Cricket, usually it's Chris or Christine. But back then, it was Cricket, and for the longest time I wondered what kind of weirdo would name their kid that.... LOL
Oh GOD Brooke and Ridge.... *acks* I liked them at first, but good *lord* those two really need to make up their minds and make it STICK! I pretty much gave up B&B years ago, despite several actors I like having migrated over there. Of course, Victor & Nikki have done the same dance on Y&R, but I tend to ignore them for the most part anyway. Victor really annoys me, despite the fact that I've always thought the guy playing him was a handsome man.
Though with Ridge? There was a point when they let him have his greying hair, as I recall. Then the next time I saw it it was the jet black again. Really? Let the poor guy age gracefully, will ya? And no, I don't think he's *ever* changed his hairstyle....LOL Maybe he's wearing a wig? XD
Acting on a soap is a tough grind....and some pull off their scenes BRILLIANTLY. Some...don't. But that's okay too. Usually. LOL
Really? I think I very vaguely remember the Danny character ( a singer, right?)--I didn't think he was on anymore, either, and I definitely thought that Cricket/Chris/Christine was long-forgotten along with the rest of the Brookses--I had no idea they had ever been mentioned after 1980-something when the Abbott family came in. (I'm not even sure how they came in.)
Victor Newman--a rich, arrogant, patriarchal asshole (and I remember reading somewhere that the actor wasn't far different). So, eww. But, yes, for many years, good looking. But that means nothing when they're arrogant assholes.
The actor who plays Ridge may show up on time and never take a sick day and stay in shape and be there on the job every day...but he never has been and never will be a good actor. Still, hey, he's had a good career and presumably paid his mortgage with TB&TB. I just don't get why anybody would give a rat's ass about him & Brooke 30+ years down the line.
XD ....actually Cricket is back on Y&R. Danny did a brief guest shot....oh a year ago? More recently, anyway. [and yeah, the char's a singer...much like the actor that plays him...though he does mostly Broadway, as I recall] Didn't remember her last name though...LOL Think she goes by 'Christine Blair' or something like that now.
RE: Victor. SO TRUE!! Some guy could be Adonis, and if he was an arrogant jerk I might admire him from afar but that's about it. Of course, I have a bit of a higher tolerance for that sort of thing, considering the fact that several of the guys in my family have a bit of an arrogance streak. xD
oh man, really. I mean, with Ridge & Brooke it's the same thing OVER AND OVER again. Really. The dead horse has been beat enough, find a new spin for heaven's sake. Ridge is really nothing more than Fluffy Man-Candy. Good thing too, since you're right about the actor being...not so great. XD