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

  1. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Enthusiast

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    But of course Willie, we know the last thing you'd want is to say something inflammatory that would get those who hated Dallas TNT all riled up. :giggle:
     
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  2. Willie Oleson

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    That's right, I just want to take the sting out of it, and create peace and harmony for everyone involved in the discussion.
     
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  3. Omg

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    Match One - Gary Ewing

    Match Two - Sue Ellen Ewing


     
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    Match 1 - Gary Ewing, cos he's a Ewing and that is all there is to it!

    Match 2 - Absolutely no contest - SUE ELLEN EWING, my Queen and Queen of the Entire Universe and everything.
     
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  5. Gioberti84

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    Interesting that three of the four candidates are alcoholics.

    Gary v Angela: I'm a sucker for a Soap Land screw-up and no-one screwed up more royally than Gary so he gets my vote.

    Sue Ellen v Maggie: Maggie's boozy period was brief but fun, while Sue Ellen was always a first-class drunk. (To be honest, I can't really remove New DALLAS from my thinking here as, retroactively, it has had such a big impact on my feelings about the original series. I thought Sue Ellen, especially when she started drinking again, was so fantastic in New DALLAS that it made me appreciate her character as a whole even more than I already did - same goes for Cliff, JR and Bobby). So I vote Sue Ellen.

    Gary v Sue Ellen would be a much more difficult decision.
     
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  7. Daniel Avery

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    ...and the fourth made her fortune in selling it!
     
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  8. Karin Schill

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    Honestly I had forgotten all about that Maggie was an alcoholic too.
     
  9. Michael Torrance

    Michael Torrance Soap Chat Dream Maker

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    All the CBS soaps had the alcoholic gene in their main characters. Dynasty, being "of stronger stock" as Alexis would say, was immune. :D
     
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    They weren't immune to the hangovers.
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    Maybe there was some Sense8 thing going on....
     
  11. Angela Channing

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    Match 1
    Easy choice for me. For me, Angela is one of the most outstanding characters in all the 80s prime time soaps which was why I adopted her name on this forum. As I said in a previous round, she can be ruthless, cruel, wicked, cunning, shrewd, kind, loving, gentle and funny, sometimes all in the same scene. Never dull, always fascinating and immensely watchable. She drove the show and was the main reason for the success of Falcon Crest and as a veteran female lead in a prime time show, she was ground breaking in many ways. Gary got drunk repeatedly and married Valene three times. My winner is Angela Channing.

    Match 2
    This is a much harder choice. Two very different characters but both interesting in their own way. Maggie was always interesting and likeable even when she was married to a sanctimonious dullard or to a ruthless gangster. Sue Ellen got boring towards the end when she knocked around with Don Lockwood and lead us through a series of repeated scenes in the guise of making a film that nobody was interested in. However, that negativity is mitigated by her involvement in some of the most memorable scenes in Dallas. It's a close call but Sue Ellen Ewing edges it for me and is my winner.
     
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  12. Angela Channing

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    There's still time to vote for who you want to be in the final of the World Cup of 80s Prime Time Soap Characters. Chose your winner between Angela Channing and Gary Ewing and between Sue Ellen Ewing and Maggie Gioberti. The poll closes at midnight on Sunday.
     
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    Match 1- Angela Channing
    Match 2- Sue Ellen
     
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    1. Gary Ewing
    2. Sue Ellen Ewing
     
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    Semi final 1: Even though Gary was the reason (in character terms) for the DALLAS spin-off KNOTS LANDING I will vote Angela. Gary was the middle brother of Texan big shot J.R. and generally a nice guy. However he had the problem with the 'jungle juice', which could turn him into a Jekyll and Hyde. I perceived Ellie's favourite son to be more entertaining/interesting when he was married to Abby. My two cents just the same.
    Angela was a tough as old boots matriarch who liked her wine but not as much as she enjoyed producing it. You didn't step on her toes when she was doing this or you would have faced the consequences. Funny yet capable of some terrible doings, at the drop of a hat. The one and only Angela Gioberti Channing Erickson Stavros Agretti was quite a character and right up there as an eighties icon in my book, together with J.R. Ewing and Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan - Angela is my vote.

    Semi final 2: The second match is more difficult to cast a vote in because I like the two characters, equally as much. Sue Ellen was a staple DALLAS favourite and my admiration for her are for the reasons I previously stipulated, in this thread. No one could guzzle a bottle of Vodka quite like her; even though that was nothing to applaud about health wise, more to do with Linda Gray's fine acting. Maggie was the forever nice character in FALCON CREST who had been through so much during 8 seasons and then those horrible two episodes of season 9. IMHO she probably had a more varied scope storyline wise than her rival in this game. For this reason I'm going to plump for the blonde haired belle of the wine saga - Maggie is my vote.


    Maggie has amnesia; after recovering from the explosion, at Richard's mansion. The Falcon Crest matriarch and Chase's wife meet, (a scene from season 5, 1985 - '86):

    Maggie: "Do I know you?"

    Angela: "Oh, I'm Angela .......... Angela Channing!"

    Maggie: "Ah! Angela Channing. I certainly know about you." (Cue Maggie's novel 'Sudden Friendship' waiting in the wings).
     
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    Semi-finals:
    M1- Gary Ewing
    M2-Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing
     
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  18. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing Soap Chat Hero

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    The poll has now closed and your votes have been counted and verified. The votes cast in the 2 semi-final matches were as follows:

    Match 1
    Angela Channing - 10
    Gary Ewing - 9

    Match 2
    Sue Ellen Ewing - 14
    Maggie Gioberti - 5

    The two characters going through to the final are confirmed as:

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    The vote for the winner of the World Cup of 80s Prime Time Soap Characters will open later today. More details of the poll will follow shortly.
     
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  19. Sarah

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    BOOM!


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  20. Angela Channing

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    So after nearly 5 months (including the qualifying round) and starting with 32 qualifying characters, you have whittled down the competitors to the final 2 who will compete from today to be the winner of this World Cup tournament.

    Maggie, who had previously been like The Terminator in how she was killing off any character no matter how big their reputation, in the semi-final was no match for the mighty Sue Ellen. Gary gave Angela a good run for her money and had the lead in the match at one stage only to just be edged out by Granny Grape at the end.

    The players board has now been updated.

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    The poll for the final will open shorty.
     

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