I was filling in Joan Bennett’s lines in my head. Any tender moment between them needs to be savoured. You’ve got to wonder if the line “I miss your face” held any special meaning for Nancy during recording. I’d love to hear one of the short stories exploring the days of Carolyn’s youth, when Elizabeth was raising her. It can’t have been easy, and reflecting on Paul would provide an interesting angle on it.
There is still a lot of uncovered ground to be had in Dark shadows am listening to the beginning of the Bernice Summerfield range and so much teen sexual angst and stuff i find quite boring as i do with some bits in Bloodlust but overall it did not interfere with bloodlust story.If i want that kind of drama i will switch on hollyoaks(which i wont lol).It was same stuff that interfered with Cicero too just switches me off
One of the short stories is about someone letting go of one relationship to commit to another, minimal supernatural elements. Honeymoon from Hell could happen without the supernatural influence. Many of the pre-Barnabas storylines were things you'd find in a typical soap. The child acting out, a murder mystery, the unexpected return of a missing parent, an old acquaintance with an agenda.
The more dramatic elements flesh out the characters. At the start of 1897 Quentin returns to Collinwood to tamper with his grandmother's will, and his womanising ways come back to bite him. 1795 is an inter-class love triangle. Carolyn's backstory for this audio is her not getting over her dead ex-husband and doing so with drink, a habit she picked up from a lonely upbringing. Absent fathers occur in every genre.
It is but its quite a mature soap.With pretty skilled writers.It has set a high bar in its storytelling so I wouldn’t expect it to sink to the she fancies him,he fancies her she fancies her he fancies him kind of storytelling.Nancy Barret fancies everything but it has costed her a lot mentally as a character.Sex in Dark Shadows comes at a cost
It is indeed! Actually, most serial storytelling IS a soap. Pretty much everything on TV (except the weekly procedurals—the cop, forensic, and law/courtroom self-contained episodics and the reality talent competitions) is a soap opera now. Outlander, This is Us, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Feud, Poldark, Orange is the New Black, The Handmaid’s Tale, Empire, Riverdale, Stranger Things....all soaps! Even the reality game show Survivor relies mostly on the soap opera format. I recall being totally hooked on the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, and realizing at the time, “it’s because it’s really just a soap opera!”
Angelique will see to this! One wild weekend in Martinque will cost you... an eternity of suffering for you and everyone you will ever care about (cue chilling maniacal cackling).
After the amount of flogging that that one enjoyed, it really was a breath of fresh air in my book for any of the Big Finish stories to afford us the possibility of a couple or two who aren't the worse off for knowing each other.
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