The Ortegas, were they such a snooze fest?

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  1. Chloe-Fusco

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    The brand new Ortega family were shoehorned into season 8 and their connection to the valley was through Pilar, who was Lance's oid girlfriend. Was there any need for all of them, were they a snooze fest, did Pilar make a good replacement for Melissa and did you do like their working class culture?
     
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    No, yes, no and no. :D
     
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    Ah yes, the first girlfriend before the first girlfriend. Sort of a Jenna Wade/Vanessa Beaumont.
    I don't remember disliking them. They couldn't have been worse than Melissa's additional family. Never liked those people.
     
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    Kristian Alfonso is okay. But the writers ruined Melissa (along with the show) so the writers could have fixed Melissa.

    But I'm fond of the 'the-brain-tumor-made-her-writing-sound-all-weird' explanation. It worked for DYNASTY, after all -- I was able to forgive a lot after that.
     
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    I think the show deserves some credit for attempting the Ortegas in its 8th Season. I'd happily take them over Nazis, Ninjas and the revolving door of guest stars.
     
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    None of it worked, if you ask me (and I hope you all did, because here I am).

    The ratings had dropped so fast in Season 7, CBS called up Michael Filerman and said, "fix it". He then tried to make the show go straight again for Season 8, the ratings continued to fall, and Soap Opera Digest then called it TV's "Most Ruined Show".

    I mean, yeah, I prefer the more somber approach of S8 to the frenetic camp-fest of S7. Both both failed.
     
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    The Ortegas were bland, compared to what we were used to and soon FC would become the Pilar Ortega lead show. The new arrival was stunning but that’s about all. For someone who had brains there was a lot of the brown chunk going on. Thank heavens for Ana Alicia’s return even as Samantha Ross, in the latter 1988 – ’89. An alternative to the Ortegas would have been to beef up Chao-Li’s family, from his birth place China. He had two sons and we already knew about the earth quake loving Li-Ying, from season 5. Alas Michael Filerman wasn’t all that much of a fan of the Chinese gent. Forgetting to invite him, to the show’s 200th anniversary party speaks volumes?


    Angela talks with Pilar about the link between Troilus and Glenbraddoch, ‘The Consortium’, when Lance appears to whisk Pilar away. Angela’s faithful sidekick Chao-Li has the same idea (albeit with a pot of tea), (a scene from season 8, 1988 – ’89):

    Angela: “Oh Chao-Li she’s very pretty but I just can’t imagine what he sees in her?”

    Chao-Li: “At Lance’s age that’s enough and at my age too!”

    Angela and Chao-Li chat over tea.

    Angela: “Really Chao-Li!”
     
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    Their story was too revisionist. We were meant to accept Cesar as the vineyard foreman who had been there all those years when in fact the vineyard foreman was Martin in the previous season. Just put it down to Michael Filerman putting his stamp on things, after having nothing to say after season 1.
     
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    - Oh no - I prefer Nazis, Ninjas and guest stars over borring, poor Orthegas. At least S7 was fun and had great moments (Tuscanny´s version of Alexis Nicole Sauget, Chase´ death & his will, Richard beeing Angela´s son, the love of Richard & Maggie, Melissa overtaking FC).

    Pilar was beautiful but nobody could replace Melissa !!! They knew it so they didn´t replace her with one character only they introduced Orthegas, Agrettis and Pilar to fill her shoes. But most of them were borring.
     
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    Boring as could be....zzzz oh wake up its Pilar.
     
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    I mean it was pretty obvious that The Ortegas was a failed attempt to "ground" the show into reality again, but they ended up making them mostly boring. They were the Nunouz 2.0 but so shoe-horned in that it made it annoying.
     
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    Chase's letter should have proved that the old Gioberti had stolen Falcon Crest from Gus' grandfather. Ha! Ha!
     
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    I feel like you're referring to an irrelevant cancelled show here.
     
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    WE SHOUKD HATE THE ENTIRETY IF FALCON CREST BCAUSE OF THS OK
     
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    I've put this post in google translate but it's giving me nothing.
     
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    IT'S BECASE IM TOO SMRT 4 GOOGLE BITCH
     
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    Snoozefest pretty much sums up the entire 8th season.
     
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