First of all, "She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" is pure genius, love it!! ;D
Secondly, I was just wondering, from anyone who watched ML in the 80s, what was the reaction from people when Maddie got married/lost the baby/Lunar Eclipse? By people I mean anyone - press, fans etc. I'm interested in how it was receieved at the time.
Post by queensgirl on Jan 10, 2006 11:28:08 GMT -5
I can remember that with the advent of the marriage, People magazine had a small article along with a photo of the wedding--before the episode aired, I might add--and the caption was, "Maddie marries a wonk." The reaction of the critic was one of outright bafflement. A New York Post writer was kinder on this point, and for his trouble (as I noted) received several column inches of complaint letters.
Reaction to the miscarriage was universal: one of shock and depression. I can remember several of my friends in school afterwards being near tears. Some of them questioned why they wrote the pregnancy into the script at all, if they were going to do something as cruel as take it away.
The tone of sentiment around the show's finale was much the same. I had to be out of town for a vacation at the time the episode aired, and I remember calling my brother from California and asking him to tape it.
Having seen, in a commercial, a shot of the two figures dodging around in the shower, I mistakenly thought our two main characters were going to get back together; I remember being all perky and happy as I told my brother this.
Days later, when I got home, I asked him for the tape. He repeatedly muttered that he "didn't want to talk about it!" and I couldn't bring myself to sit down and go through it.
Post by bluemooner on Jan 10, 2006 15:58:49 GMT -5
The only thing that really stands out in my mind, regarding Lunar Eclipse, was an article I saw in The New York Times, around that time. I believe it was the Times. I remember reading that they were supposed to have a big Dynasty wedding (Maddie and David as the bride and groom), but instead, we got to see Agnes and Bert tie the knot. Yay! I was only 12 when I saw that story, so I don't remember much else. But, that was the thing that really ticked me off. The fact that this particular article stated they were planning to have them marry. Oooh, I'm getting upset now....
Oh, it was around the time of Lucille Ball's death. I do remember that. I wish I saved it, so I could know exactly what it said. I hope my memory isn't playing tricks on me. But, this is what I remember.
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2006 16:00:41 GMT -5 by bluemooner