Really...Really surprised by a soap?
Was it "Who shot JR?"Was it everyone actually being alive on the island on Days?
So tell me...if you had to pick one (only one) time a soap truly knocked you on your butt and made you watch...what was it?
Quote:Really...Really surprised by a soap? Was it "Who shot JR?"Was it everyone actually being alive on the island on Days?So tell me...if you had to pick one (only one) time a soap truly knocked you on your butt and made you watch...what was it? This is a long time ago but the whole BJ heart thing on General. That was amazing. The acting was unbelievable and who would have guessed that BJ's heard was going to save Maxie. But recently I can't think of anything.
Yes yes yes! I remember that. I held it all together until Tony started crying. Then I lost it and was using tissue after tissue. That was probably one of the best episodes in a long time.
The most recent thing for me is I was excited when Laura came back/woke up. I was however disapointed when she went back into her um... can't think of the word but the non existint state. Then she woke up again and left. I hate the short return crap!!!
Totally loved the whole BJ gives Maxie her heart storyline. I don't know that anything else on daytime could have made me cry more. As for surprises, a few come to mind:Sean finds out Tiffany's real name at the altarScotty catching Laura's bouquet at her wedding to LukeBert Ramsey turning out to be Mr. BigI am sure there are others, but it really is hard these days with the media to truly surprise loyal soap viewers. I think that is why we have to dig back to the old days.
Two weeks ago I was surfing YouTube and found clips of Sean and Tiffany's wedding. I hadn't laughed that hard in ages. I had totally forgot about Ramsey being Mr. Big.
Those clips are priceless. Occasionally I surf You Tube and pull up some old GH classics for old times sakes. The sight of Tristan Rogers and Ian Buchanan laughing uncontrollably is just classic!
This may totally age me, but the last time I was completely surprised by a soap was on GL when Josh, Reva, and family (I miss Rusty!) were trying to figure out if Sonni was Sonni or Solita. I'm usually pretty good at predicting whodunit, but I had no clue where this story was going. I remember sitting in class, paying no attention to what the teacher was saying because I was trying to figure out what Will had planned for Josh. Plus, when Josh finally admitted on the stand that he was still in love with Reva, us Jeva fans swooned!
The Salem Slasher story. I definately did not see Marlena as the killer and was totally blown away. That story kept me engaged for months.But I have to say the last time I was genuinely surprised was by GH when they killed Emily Q. Never would have figured that they would do something as stupid as that. ha.
The things that I get really excited for on soaps are weddings, balls, etc. Anything that involves the whole cast and dressing up! GH's Nurses Ball, AMC's Crystal Ball, DAYS' Coronation, GL's Royal Wedding. There hasn't really been a dramatic storyline that really knocked me on my butt and got me hooked.
Quote:Yes yes yes! I remember that. I held it all together until Tony started crying. Then I lost it and was using tissue after tissue. That was probably one of the best episodes in a long time. My biggest cry on a soap was the Christmas funeral of Brooke & Tom's daughter on AMC. It didn't help that I was home sick that day & had a fever & already felt like crap.I cried so hard my chest hurt!
Sheila turning out to be Erica's mother on B&B; The first day we saw Brent Lawrence as Marian Crane on GL; Holly's blood-curdling scream when she realized Roger is alive on GL; David Kimble vs. a trash compactor on Y&R.
When Jerry, a.k.a. James Craig, shot Robin Scorpio during the Metro Court hostage crisis on GH. It was the only shocking or surprising thing that happened during the whole story.
If I didn't read all of the soap magazines at the various newstands, I'd probably be a little more shocked by what happens on soaps. I read them first and foremost for the spoilers (to plan my viewing accordingly), secondly for behind-the-scenes stuff. I don't think the soap mags would survive if they didn't do spoilers.
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