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SoapLand - The Battle Of The Rooms - The Result

Discussion in 'SoapLand - The Battles' started by Willie Oleson, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Alexis

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    The undecorated set they had was lovely.
     
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    I love to throw pillows on the floor an pretend it's a chair!
     
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    3. Dynasty - Blake and Krystle's bedroom (both versions)
    Another gorgeous room and one with the exact same footprint as the living room as it's basically the same set. I love the Louis fireplace. I love the original big solid dark wood furniture with the craved four poster bed and dark imposing oil paintings. And I love the later redecorated version with the dainty cream painted French chinoiserie furniture and more impressionist paintings.

    And from 2 mins in.
     
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    4. Dynasty - The Carrington kitchen
    This room was a pretty decent scaled back version of the Filoli one. It added to the sense of wealth with it's scenes with staff busily preparing for parties and events. And those scenes where Alexis would sneak in to help herself to luxuries and take the opportunity to bitch at Krystle were always fun. It was a place for informal scenes too with characters having a midnight snack etc. It just added space to the mansion and it was missed when the set was no longer there.
     
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    5. Dynasty - The foyer and staircase - Ok technically not a room but I think this qualifies?

    The most amazing staircase on a soap opera. That is all.


    And possibly my favourite scene takes place here.
     
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  6. Willie Oleson

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    Better than the other way round. Smart thinking, tommie! [​IMG]
     
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    The Ward living room is so authentic for their situation, story-wise. They're a young newlywed couple who have likely stretched their limited incomes to the limit just to make the down payment on a house, a house that was beyond their means at that point in their lives. So there was no money left over to buy furniture. Kenny's obnoxious (IMO) music equipment is likely the largest investment he ever made but is somewhat necessary for his job; he probably got it cheaply from someone in the industry who wanted to upgrade their own system. It's a nifty bit of realism in a world of TV shows where unemployed millennials are seen living in professionally-decorated apartments in Manhattan high-rises (or similar).
     
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  8. Willie Oleson

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    That makes sense, although I never got the impression that couldn't even afford a lousy coffee table or chair.
    But if they wanted to dance they didn't have to move anything.
    Come to think of it, it looks like my own dining room without furniture (except for a couch) and two bookcases filled with CDs and two crates filled with records.
    I have a table in the kitchen but I always eat standing up at the kitchen counter. Life is all about prioritizing!
     
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    1. Southfork dining room
    2. Angela's FC study
    3. Living room in the Giobertis
    4. Library in the Dynasty mansion
    5. Southfork living room
     
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    1. The Fairgate/MacKenzie kitchen, KL. It wasn't elaborate or trendy--far from it. It was dated---never changed in fourteen years--and was kind of small. But it was the center of action and the place where everything could be talked out (or yelled out) because it felt like a safe, comfortable place where the rest of the world could be shut out for a few minutes. That never-changing aspect added to the approachable-ness, if that's a word. I don't think Karen would mind if I raided her fridge, and chances were good that there would be food in there that I actually recognize.

    2. Val's living room, KL. Unlike Karen's time-capsule kitchen, Val's living room changed with the times, and more frequently changed with her life. Every time something drastic happened in her life (a husband leaves, for instance) she would get out the cans of paint or call the furniture movers. It never had extreme makeovers, even as she became independently wealthy, but the subtle changes of that room over time reflected Val's evolution as a character.

    3. The Gioberti living room, FC. Having grown up on the sandy coastal plain, I've always been fascinated by stonework in houses since we simply didn't have stony soil. I'm sure that set was painted Styrofoam and other fakery but it looked really cozy onscreen and reflected the family living in it (at least in early seasons).

    4. The Lotus Point lobby/reception area, KL. It had a stream going through the middle of the room, for goodness sake! Why Laura never took the opportunity to drown Abby in it, I'll never know.

    5. Angela's study, FC. Like others have said, it was well-appointed and reflected Angela's good taste. The only thing missing was a trap door to trigger every time Chase came in to bloviate at her.
     
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    I did really love that set!
     
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    If Paul Galveston had been the owner of LP there would be piranhas swimming underneath that cute little bridge.
    Something she had done to Chase's father, for decades, until he couldn't take it anymore.
     
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    Some of my favourite sets/rooms would be from RTE. The main lounge, Stephanie and Dans bedroom, etc but for votes here

    1. Southfork lounge
    2. Southfork dining room
    3. SF kitchen
    4. Pam and Bobby’s bedroom
    5. The Carrington foyer/main staircase
     
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  14. Willie Oleson

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    You've got a dirty mind, Victoriafan3 :mo:

    :lol:
     
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    1. Southfork dinning room
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    2. Southfork Kitchen
    3. Dynasty -Foyer and staircase
    4. Southfork living room
    5. John Ross’s baby room
    6. JR and Sue Ellen’s bedroom
    7. Karen’s Living room-Knots Landing
    8. Valene’s living room -Knots Landing
    9. Alexis’s bedroom-Dynasty
    10. Alexis’s bathroom -Dynasty
     
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  19. Willie Oleson

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    Extra points for the Dexter Bonus.
     
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    I wonder where Alexis' toe is?
     
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