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Agnes Nixon - RIP

Discussion in 'US Soaps Forum' started by Jason73, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Jason73

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    That's a shame. However, when she resurrected Jesse on AMC, I knew that she was no longer taking her soaps seriously anymore.
     
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    A shame because she could have saved AMC had she been serious about it.
     
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    She was the last of the "triumvirate" that made American soap operas what they are today--Irna Phillips mentored both Nixon and Bill Bell. She was likely very sad to see modern producers turning their backs on the sort of soap that she, Bell, and others in the earlier era produced. Still, if not for her attention to socially relevant stories and Bell's affinity for younger-oriented stories, soaps might not have enjoyed the success they did in the 1980s and 1990s.
     
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    Phillips would have been absolutely mortified if she could see what has been done to the soap genre since about 1990. As far as Nixon and Bell go, they were cranking out their own garbage on the shows they created. When Phillips killed off a character, they were 1000 percent GONE (IE, Kathy on GL), not so with Nixon and Bell.
     
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