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Discussion in 'World Cup of Soaps' started by Angela Channing, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Carrie Fairchild

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    "Everyone I love is dead" he cries dramatically as he looks at what's left on the player board, swearing vengeance on all those who've wronged his loved ones.

    Which may make things a bit easier when it comes to voting in these quarter finals. This round is pretty easy given that it features two ladies that I love (I know I said all my loved ones were gone but I'm adopting Dynasty level continuity here).

    Match 1: Angela Channing - there really is no contest here. Jock didn't feature heavily in my Dallas experience but his legacy was felt for years after his sad departure, so I get why there is love for him. But as I've said before, Angela was her show and Jane Wyman was a damn good actress so she wins this one.

    Match 2: Sue Ellen Ewing - my favourite Dallas character and one of my favourite soap characters ever. I know that Cliff's trajectory over the original series (and continuation) is quite epic but in my eyes, he's no match for Sue Ellen's shoulder padded, sauce swilling shenanigans.
     
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    1. Angela Channing
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    You can't state that and not change your avatar out of the blue, claiming a freak accident deformed your file.
     
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    My avatar now speaks with a British accent.
     
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    1. Angela Channing
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  6. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing Soap Chat Hero

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    Still time to vote for your winner between Angela Channing and Jock Ewing and between Cliff Barnes and Sue Ellen Ewing. The poll closes at midnight on Sunday.
     
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    M1: Angela
    M2: Cliff
     
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    Quarter final, match 1: Jock - I have to vote for my favourite DALLAS character, despite Angela having ruled the roost in the wine orientated show and of course she was a funny yet acerbic power hungry character, right up to the last. Even though for most people / fans it was J.R. who was N.o. 1; in the oil focused show, it was his father who layed the groundwork, for who his oldest boy would become. Jock was not flawless but then who is. I suppose I mainly admired his strength and IMHO the show lost some spark, when Jock wasn't there anymore.
    Quarter final, match 2: Sue Ellen - Cliff's showdowns with J.R. were always entertaining T.V. and Digger's son is in my top ten DALLAS characters. However it is Sue Ellen who gets my vote. From being a model; marrying her oil tycoon boyfriend, at first a trophy wife, her jealousy of Pam, alcohol dependency, loving mother to John Ross, her various romantic relationships and then to becoming a successful businesswoman, in her own right. Sue Ellen had quite a journey. Thumbs up to her.


    J.R. has been making derogatory comments, about the late Hutch McKinney being Pamela's father. Bobby hit him. J.R. is holding his stomach. Jock intervened, otherwise junior would have on the broad of his back, (a scene from season 2; DVD-3, 1979 - '80):

    "Now knock it off, both of ya! You watch that temper of yours Bobby and you J.R. watch that mouth of yours!"
     
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  9. James from London

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    If Angela had only lasted three seasons the way Jock did (say she’d died in that cliffhanging plane crash), then it would be more of a close run thing. She was at her cruel, cold best in those early years, but the later cosy “comedyfication” of her character didn’t work for me. So, for reasons previously stated, Jock.

    Sue Ellen and Cliff were both brilliantly multi-faceted, exciting characters (never more so than on New DALLAS), although both were occasionally dull. On balance, as a Ewing, Sue Ellen probably had more opportunity to shine so she gets my vote.
     
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    Well I am also disappointed that Valene was voted out last week. But it's not so serious, it's just a game so nobody's died, they've just been voted off the island that's all! ;)

    Oh and my votes this week:

    1. Jock
    2. Sue Ellen
     
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    Match 1 - Angela
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  12. Angela Channing

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    The polls have now closed and your votes have been counted and verified. The results of the votes in last week's matches are as follows:

    Match 1
    Angela Channing - 13
    Jock Ewing - 6


    Match 2
    Cliff Barnes - 7
    Sue Ellen Ewing - 12


    The first 2 characters going through to the semi finals are confirmed as:

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    Thank you everyone who voted for their choice of winners of these matches. Details of the final 2 quarter final matches will be posted later today.
     
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  13. Mel O'Drama

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    This has all the hallmarks of JR setting a trap for Cliff just so he can "mwaaa haa haaaaa" when the truth comes out.
     
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    A picture of Cliff as the winner and a score as Sue Ellen as the winner. Hmmm....

     
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  15. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing Soap Chat Hero

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    Thanks, not sure how that happened. I've fixed it now and confirm that Sue Ellen did indeed beat Cliff.
     
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    Too bad, too bad. :(
     
  17. Angela Channing

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    So we bid a sad farewell to Jock Ewing and Cliff Barnes but congratulate both characters for reaching the quarter-final stage which is a good performance considering the characters who didn't progress as far. The players board has been updated accordingly.

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    Details of the final quarter-final matches will be posted shortly. JR, Maggie, Karen and Gary will feature but who will be up against who?
     
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    The poll is now open to vote for your winner of the final 2 quarter-final matches.

    In case anyone is voting tactically with the semi-finals in mind, please note that you will be able to vote for any remaining characters in the final 2 rounds, regardless of who wins this week's matches. With only 4 characters left after this week's vote, we will no longer be restricted to voting for a single character from any one soap.
     
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    Match 3 Maggie Gioberti
    Match 4 Gary Ewing
     
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