First Impressions: Stuart Damon on ATWT




What are your First Impressions of Stuart Damon on As the World Turns


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I don't watch ATWT but tuned in today. What a trip to see Lucy Coe, Kevin Collins, and Alan Q. w/ a Dixie sighting to boot.

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This makes me sad. I want my Alan Q back. Is he playing a ghost?

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I don't usually watch ATWT but I've been watching it on and off since they announced Stuart was going to be on the show. Watched his debut on Tuesday and loved the fact that his first scene was with Lynn Herring. Alas, my dvr went kaput yesterday so I needed to rely on YouTube for yesterday's episode. I find it ironic that he's playing a mobster. I know his role here is a limited engagement so I'm hoping that somebody else realizes his talent and picks him up for a more permanent role. I've realized for a long time that GH isn't one to recognize this...and have long given up hope that he'll return to that show. It was nice to see Stuart on screen for the first time since Christmas eve. He looks pretty good.

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I thought it was great ! I loved the interaction between Audrey & Craig

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I wonder if this makes Larry Bryggman want to bite the head off a dove.

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No he is not playing a ghost, he is playing a live person sueboo54321.

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I see that the people who have enjoyed those scenes loved the idea of Lucy, Alan, and Kevin all on screen and interacting with one another. That would be fantastic...if this were Port Charles. For people who have long resided in Oakdale, or at least for this person who has long resided in Oakdale, this feels like the latest in a LONG, long line of Port Charles intruders taking up a lot of screen time. We see all too little of women in Lynn Herring's age group who have been on the show for ages, yet she seems to be on almost every day. I've seen plenty of fan sentiment that she's basically playing Lucy and that it feels like an intrusion on ATWT.

Keep in mind, fans may feel somewhat burned with the prior list including Brian Gaskill, Kin Shriner, Sarah Brown, Julie Pinson, Marie Wilson, and Mary Beth Evans, and the way that Dixie and Todd...errr...Ro and Paul...have been positioned as stars on the show in the past few years. That's not to say that some of these actors haven't fit into World Turns beautifully and certainly not that there isn't always a revolving door on soaps...For instance, I've loved Julie Pinson as Janet, and Jon L. has done really well as Craig (although no one can replace Scott Bryce)...but the fact that some of them were not good fits at all or were marginal characters who then took over major screen time to the exclusion of the vets from these shows, and I've gotten the sense that some ATWT fans...including me...honored their own history more often than they become the host of reunions for other soaps. I'd be great to see Iva Snyder instead of Audrey; John Dixon instead of Frank; and I'd love to see Andy Dixon or Kirk Anderson back on the show.

To World Turns' credit, there are planned appearances in the near future for Dr. Ben Harris, Jessica Griffin, etc., and they are bringing back characters like Maddie, Molly, and Simon (and Mike, but I can't feign excitement there...)

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Hmmmm, doesn't Y&R have a current casting call out for a rogue billionaire 50+?

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Sam Ford,

The old time viewers of General Hospital have been suffering through the vets backburnering for almost a decade now. We're not new to this...and speaking for myself, as a Quartermaine fan, have been saddened and disgusted to watch one of the core families of daytime become decimated. And I think that those of us who are absolutely thrilled to see Stuart (and Lynn) on television again understand the resentment that old time ATWT fans feel. However, that doesn't diminish the joy we have in seeing Stuart or the fact that Stuart deserves a chance to act. His scenes on Friday had him doing more lines than the last two years on GH.

So to all the ATWT fans, we get it that you don't like Stuart or Lynn (or even Jon) on ATWT. But please, don't rain on our joy in seeing the reason why some of us are GH fans...and the reason we're now waning GH fans ... on "your" television show. For once in a long time, I have something to look forward to when I get home from work.

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Hey pxlbarrel,

I don't think this is any indictment on Stuart or any one actor. After all, actors have switched soaps for years, and it's not Stuart's fault he got casted. Some of these former Port Charles residents have ended up being good fits in Oakdale; for instance, while I miss Scott Bryce tremendously, Jon has been the best replacement Craig they've had (amongst three total non-Bryce Craigs). I just hate to see marginal characters come on and take up screen time or slots from people who have decades of history with ATWT. After all, ATWT is an older show than GH, so I hate to see it turn into a GH alternative rather than honoring its own history.

To Chris Goutman's credit, we've seen the Hughes family at the center of drama lately and a decent amount of screen time for some key characters. Could Stuart's appearance find some way to give new story to Lucinda, Susan, Bob and Kim, Emma, Barbara, Lisa, Tom and Margo, etc.? That would be great. But I think the fact that Audrey already killed off James Stenbeck unceremoniously, has gotten tremendous screen time to the point of overshadowing Barbara and any other veteran involved in her story, etc., leaves ATWT fans doubting the direction...

But that's not to say that GH fans shouldn't enjoy their opportunity--just with it could happen on the show it belonged on. Maybe Dr. Dixon, Ellen, and a whole slew of misplaced ATWT characters can head to Port Charles and we can have a full-out exchange program? Smile

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The misplaced ATWT characters might as well head over to Port Chuck since the show doesn't resemble GH anymore, at least the GH I watched.

As for Audrey killing James. I have to say that the funeral was one of the funniest things I'd seen on daytime in a while.

It is rather funny how things have changed in daytime. Back in the 90's, I remember how everybody was excited when Mary Beth Evans came over to GH and Stephen Nichols followed a few years later. Of course, that was before the core characters became pieces of furniture. Backburning old favourites has made older daytimers (myself included) very protective of our vets.

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ATWT has picked up a new viewer here with their recent casting wonders. I wish somehow that Alan Q and Lucy were long term but I hear they are only around for a short time. Somehow I hope to see Sigmund the duck join ATWT too.

GH is a now a dark shadow of what it used to be. The core characters are just wallpaper. I still wish one day Monica would wake up in the morning and realize the last few years were all a bad dream. Alan would be back (having an affair with one of the nurses, no doubt), Emily would be back, Justus would be back, and Ned and Dillon would still be in town. Georgie would still be alive too. Felicia would still be there too. Lucy and Kevin making me smile each day.

Today GH continues to be mob focused (yawn (thank goodness for the fast forward button)) and continues to bring in new characters that are one dimensional and boring. I still remember the good old days of actually be excited to watch GH and if the fast forward button went past the commercial and into the scene I remember how I used to back up to catch the beginning of each scene. Now I just continue to fast forward until the end. I’m tired of how the police department is a joke and an officer can’t save the day but it always has to be Sonny or Jason that saves the day. I still remember when Robert or Anna were police commissioner and the police department was not a joking mess. I sick of these few week returns of some of our favorites who no longer behave as I remember. Yeah Holly was a bad girl when she first joined the show but do they really think we forgot that she changed?

One day I know I will delete GH from my daily recording list but it is hard to do. I started watching in the early 1970’s all because of one character (Dr. Lesley Williams). Now, Lesley is still a resident of Port Charles but no longer seen. Same thing happened to Bobbie. Oh the excitement I had that Bobbie would rekindle with Noah when he returned (oh but wait I guess he is gone now too). And then Jerry returned (but nothing like the Jerry character I remember).

At least I have my memories of the good General Hospital and for now can enjoy some of my favorites on ATWT.

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One of the WORST decisions Jill Phelps ever made, and she's made a lot of bad decisions, is to kill Alan Quartermaine. I say bravo to Stuart Damon and ATWT. Suck it, GH!

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I think ATWT fans may be burned in part because of several Another World characters being ported over when that show went off the air and the feeling amongst some that it stole airtime from characters they saw too little of as-is...I get the feeling people still like to see big names switch shows, but it's the influx that starts to worry people. In the case of ATWT today, I think part of the sentiment comes from the fact that Barbara Bloom used to be affiliated with Port Charles and the feeling that the people in power today respect the history of other soaps more than their own, fair or unfair.