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  • regalbeagle
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    The best thing about the Prospect Park reboot was Clint getting drunk at the new nightclub, being kicked out and screaming, "BUT I WANT TO DANCE!"

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  • Luke
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    I'm pretty sure that storyline was under ABC and Ron/Frank

  • blacksoapmama
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    I only got to see a little bit of the PP episodes but I was fine with what I saw. I am not a prude or someone with a bug stuck up my ass so I am not going to have a problem with cursing. OLTL is probably my favorite soap of all time next to Passions, so I was just happy to get it back on the air in any capacity.

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  • Troy43
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    The whole PP experience was just awful. The change from TSJ’s character being a conman trying to steal Todd’s life to a dimwitted twin that Tea stayed with was the worst.

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  • bmf1776
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    I loved the way they promoted the show with archived footage. The promo opened up with the voiceover from Dorian arguing with Viki about Victor Lord circa 1995 and Dorian says "All families have their secrets Viki...ours just happens to be a particularly dirty one"

    It was so poignant and I got goosebumps when it came out because it so adequately captured the essence of the show. If you released all 45 years on DVD and made a promo for the DVD, I can't think of a better way to open it.

    So I really liked how they tried to use history.

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  • Mama_2009
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    I was so excited for PP’s OLTL and my expectations were high, maybe a little too high.

    I was beyond disappointed by what I watched and ditched it after a handful of episodes. It felt like a pod version of the real thing and the intro was just cringe.

    I still appreciate what they tried to do, I just didn’t enjoy it at all.

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  • Luke
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    It was a mixed bag for me. I actually liked the Matthew and Destiny recast, even if I didn't care for the story so much. It just seemed like a really big leap that Matthew would go from wanting to be a father to not wanting to be one in the span of time. Especially considering his unique circumstances regarding his paternity.

    I didn't like the swearing. It just seemed so out of place and a lazy attempt to make the show edgier. Some stuff is better left to the imagination.

    I like the theme. I get Snoop did it because he was a fan of the show. Initially, it felt cheesy and a bit cringey (along with the opening). But it grew on me.

    For me, the one let down was Victor’s return. It probably seems like a minor issue in the grand scheme of things. But that whole thing was really off putting, odd, and kind of a mood killer for the excitement of the show.

    It was nice to have Todd back for that reveal. But to be honest, I didn’t think the show absolutely needed him, At that point, I was over he and Blair. Or more so, Todd and Blair needed a serious break. So I wished he could have remained on GH

    i always hated John and Natalie together. I was a Natalie FF and hated how she became being paired with John. So again, I was fine with him gone out of her life. She needed a fresh start.

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  • Stanly
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    one of the best parts for me was hair, make-up and wardrobe. Everybody looked so good. MA finally finally got some good outfits.. I loved the first episode. The whole thing was so bitter-sweet. And yes I hated what they did to John and Natalie. It was nice that Victor came back for Tea.

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  • JCmojoe81
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    Holy cow the theme song!!! I’d forgotten about that!! Omg you’re so right, I did not care for that either I gotta say lol

  • Katetroy
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    I liked how they modernized it with faster moving scenes and a bit of raunchy language was fine. But, too much of the young people and unbelievable that John would leave Natalie and Liam!

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  • OLTLfan4lyfe
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    I watched all the PP episodes. As the fan that I was of OLTL, having watched the actual TV soap since around fall of 2009 up to its 2012 cancellation, I didn't like the PP run at all. Actually, I will even go as far as to say I felt the PP reboot was an insult to the original TV run. But again, I watched every PP episode.

    Firstly, the Mathew & Destiny recasts absolutely destroyed those characters for me. I get that Shenell Edmonds (Destiny's original actress) was in college at the time of the production of the PP series, but I wished that they'd written out the character completely if the original actor wasn't available. Some recasts work on soaps, others don't. THIS ONE didn't... for me. The last ABC OLTL episode ended with Mathew & Destiny having their kid together and so it would've been great to see them co-parenting with the same actors there to continue that legacy. The Mathew recast I probably would've been a little more forgiving but recasting them both absolutely ruined the feel for the show for me.

    Aside from that, the PP version of the series was bad altogether because it did (even without those recasts) have a different feel compared to the ABC version. The mild profanity didn't bother me because at least they didn't go overboard with it. Also, it was kind of boring because throughout the PP show almost everything seemed "everything and everyone is just happy-go-lucky" and it was really cheezy and boring.

    The other big mistake with the PP reboot was changing the theme song. They should've just stuck with the TV theme. The theme with Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lyon (whatever the heck he's out there calling himself these days) also destroyed the vibe of the show for me.

    I remember I got all excited about this show only to end up disappointed. What a waste.

    The only things the PP show actually did right was bring back RoHo as Todd Manning. Todd was already on GH and the OLTL characters on GH were beginning to overstay their welcome on that show. Transferring the OLTL characters to GH for the post-show crossover was actually pretty fun to watch at first because I mean hey TV crossovers can be fun to watch if done properly but those OLTL characters started to feel more like GH regulars when they belong on their own show so I'm glad they were actually able to bring Todd back to Llanview on a show from which he did NOT belong to one that he does. Too bad we didn't get to see Starr or John. The other thing was I'm glad we got to saw Allison Perkins again, albiet we only saw her for the last few seconds of what ended up being the show's series finale. But it's also too bad it was actually a cliffhanger ender as presumably PP thought they'd be able to make more episodes and we never got to see where that one was going to go.

    Nutshell mode: The PP version of OLTL was a major let-down and in my opinion showed an insult to the ABC version.

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  • O_Snap!
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    I didn't mind the language and I thought the racier love scenes (Tea and Victor is seared into my memory) were entertaining. I was not crazy about nu Matthew and Destiny but liked where the story seemed to be headed w Todd and Victor and their familes. Overall I remember enjoying it.

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  • JCmojoe81
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    JNLrafamily i get it, makes sense. It's been so good lately. Did you know that "Tad and Jenny" are on it? Not as those characters of course, but they have been fun to watch, especially MEK. One thing that I notice about GH is how heavily it showcases its vets. I remember a time on both AMC and OLTL where we had like 3-4 "vets" on contract seen here and there while the rest were backburnered. Last week, one day they had so many vets on, it really struck me. I was glued to that particular episode. I wish AMC and OLTL focused more on the vets in their later years, I really think their downfall was concentrating on SO many new characters and backburnering the vets. I absolutely see your frustration in how GH handled the characters imported from other shows, nothing will change that...but it has been really good and it showcases their vets regularly along with actors from AMC and OLTL frequently, though playing new and different characters (RH as Franco, MEK as Martin Grey, etc)

  • JNLrafamily
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    JCmojoe81 I use to watch all 3 soaps on the alphabet channel but, I quit watching GH when they saddled Jason with Sonny's pregnant mistress (Sam).
    OLTL was my absolute favorite from day one but, I also enjoyed AMC and was devastated when both were cancelled. Having GH "cherry pick" actors, just to destroy their roles simply added to my animosity towards GH.
    I haven't watch GH for over 17 years, except for certain episodes on YT after reading the board.

  • JCmojoe81
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    JNLrafamily ahh Tea I DID love and must have blocked that part out!! I do not remember that at all!!! That being said, GH I always wandered in and out of. I know the broad strokes of the show, and have watched much more faithfully in the last couple of years, but overall there's a lot that I missed or do not remember. It was always AMC and OLTL for me, and sometimes GH would catch my interest for a few months. Lately though I have just really been enjoying GH. I'm on my longest ever streak watching lol.

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