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Discussion in 'Falcon Crest' started by ClassyCo, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. ClassyCo

    ClassyCo Soap Chat Active Member

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    A fairly cliche comment, wouldn't you say? But does it hold to some great truth?

    Was there any point within the original Falcon Crest story where there was an attempt to fix something that wasn't broken? If so, where do you believe those 'points' were?
     
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    When a Lorimar executive had the show runner, Robert McCullough, fired at the end of Season 3.
     
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    I've only seen the first handful of Season 4 episodes, but I must say that I saw an instant difference in the show, although I don't know if I could explain what it was.
     
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    It got worse 10 episodes before the end of S4 when a network executive demanded the nazi treasure plot, the year's main storyline, be dropped pronto.

    The show never recovered, IMNSHO.
     
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    Although I cannot agree with you entirely because I haven't watch much past the first handful of Season 4 shows, I will see that Falcon Crest does definitely offer me something that keeps my hopes high---the guest stars. Being the fan of old Hollywood as I am, I look forward to seeing familiar faces pop up in guest roles. Yes, I know that some fans feel the show focused too much on said well-known guest stars, but I think that it helped the show find its niche. (Granted, I haven't watch the entire series yet.)
     
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    ClassyCo there is a shocking twist in the FC story, which you have yet to watch. Some fans are of the opinion that this twist shouldn’t have happened but IMHO the occurrence in 1987 gave rise to a new dynamic


    Richard finally catches up with Angela, in his father’s New Globe office. Angela is there with her attorney Phillip. Diana Hunter, Richard’s personal assistant greets them. Tuscany Valley’s grape granny is unimpressed that Richard has replaced Doug’s antique furniture. The future rivals exchange pleasantries but soon cut to the chase, (a scene from season 2, 1982 – ’83):

    Angela: “You can call me Angela.”

    Richard: “Thank you! After all we are family, practically. Call me Richard.”

    Angela: “Well Richard, I do see something of Douglas in your eyes but if you forgive me you don’t have his looks.”

    Richard: “My mother’s contribution I guess.”

    Angela: “You guess! Don’t you know?”

    Richard: “Lets’ not be coy Angela. I know that Mr. Erickson’s people have spent a good deal of time on my background. You know as much about my mother as I do, at this point. I never got to enjoy my mother’s warmth or any family life for that matter and I was hoping that I might find one here with you!”

    Angela disregards this but Richard attempts to go one better.

    Before Angela leaves San Fran she has the first of many parting quips at the news paper publisher: “Richard, you have a lot to learn!” ……………

    Richard looses the rag …………..

    The closing credits, fade to black and the theme tune commences.
     
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    What’s the event you’re referring to from 1987?
     
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