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  1. Angela Channing

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    I kind of regret voting for Sue Ellen now. Although I like Sue Ellen more, it would have been great to have had a character from The Colbys in the quarter finals. I never would have guessed Sable would have given Sue Ellen such a close fight.
     
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  2. Angela Channing

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    Knots Landing has a huge fan base on here so I think Abby will get more votes. I think she could even win this.
     
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  3. Mel O'Drama

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    Just one vote out of six for Abby so far?

    Sounds like a challenge...

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  4. Willie Oleson

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    1. Maggie Gioberti
    I love all the villains, but Maggie is my favourite non-villainous character.

    2. Abby Ewing
    Because she was...different.
     
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    1. Maggie Gioberti
    2. Abby Fairgate Ewing
     
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    Match Three
    Alexis was special from her first compelling scene. Her arrival - for better or worse - gave us a very different Dynasty. She had some terrific lines and an equally terrific wardrobe. Having never watched Falcon Crest this should almost be a no-contest. But I've never forgotten how captivating Susan Sullivan was in the pilot episode of The Incredible Hulk. And from what I've read about Maggie round these parts I'm comfortable taking a risk here. So it's
    Maggie Gioberti






    Match Four
    JR embodied his show in a way that very few TV characters do and went to some satisfyingly dark places in the early years and again in TNT. But we have to take the bad with the good, and sitcom buffoon JR of the latter seasons embodied Dallas at its most vapid. From her arrival in Knots Landing through to her perfectly timed departure, Abby was note perfect, enhancing everything that went on around her. Even by Knots's high standards, Abby was among the most consistently watchable of the long timers with no real duff storylines or seasons. And Donna Mills's chemistry with pretty much everyone - was amazing. For me it's definitely the beautiful, funny, sexy and smart...
    Abby Ewing



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  7. Willie Oleson

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    I feel a SoapLand Battle of the Blondes coming up!
     
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    1. Maggie, I have to vote for a character from the FC gang despite Alexis being an unforgettable 80's super bitch.
    2. Abby, even though for the majority of people no JR = no Dallas I will cast my vote for Gary's second Mrs.
     
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    1 - Alexis: while Maggie was better written, had more depth and was played by the wonderful Susan Sullivan, the sheer might of Alexis wins out here. She's an 80's icon and while she became a caricature of herself as time wore on, her first season was solid gold. Also, as shallow as this sounds, her wardrobe can not be beaten.

    2 - Abby: JR might be the most recognisable face of 80's TV but Abby's one of my favourite TV characters so this round is hers.
     
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  12. Angela Channing

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    Is Abby right? Both matches are currently very close and anyone can still win. Vote for you winner between Alexis Colby and Maggie Gioberti and JR Ewing and Abby Cunningham by midnight on Sunday when the polls close.
     
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    Alexis is my favorite. But she, like J.R., were too high volume in their villainy. Abby knew to not run the treble and the bass to the extreme. In fact when Alexis first came, she was more like Abby.
     
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    Match 3 - Maggie
    Match 4 - Abby
     
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    Match 3, round 2: Maggie - Had Alexis been pitted against either of the other FC characters (Lance or Richard) then the character portrayed by Joan Collins would have got my vote. In a lot of ways Alexis was DYNASTY and therefore was as much a part of 80's pop culture, as the Stetson wearing J.R. However down to earth Maggie who was the polar opposite of wicked though funny Angela receives my thumbs up - FALCON CREST.
    Match 4, round 2: J.R. - He was the bad un of them all. When it came to villains J.R. was the leader of the pack. He had redeeming qualities, although they were few and far between. Abby could cut the air with a knife and in many ways KNOTS LANDING was very dependent on her, even when she wasn't at the centre of goings on. J.R. gets another vote - DALLAS.


    Maggie goes to the Falcon Crest mansion and is very annoyed at Angela. Angela told Chase who is recovering from the shooting that his mother Jacqueline died. Angela and Lance are standing on the veranda, as Maggie confronts them, (a scene from season 3, 1983 - '84):

    Maggie: "You just had to do it, didn't you? You just had to kick him, while he was down. Who do you think you are, interfering in our lives like that?"

    Lance: "Maggie calm down!"

    Maggie: "You stay out of this."

    Angela: "I was only trying to save you and Chase any further grief."

    Maggie: "Oh come on Angela, don't insult me. I know how you feel about us being here. Right from the start you've treated the Giobertis like they were carrying some kind of a plague."

    Angela: "Oh that's not so. You just don't belong here!"

    Maggie: "I know, I know. You've made your feelings about that very clear. However let me make myself equally clear, okay? Just because Chase is lying flat on his back in a hospital bed doesn't mean that we are going to roll over and play dead. We are going to stay!"
     
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    This one is really tough but here we go.

    1. Alexis
    2. JR

    Although a part of me is tempted to vote for Abby...both great characters and such a difficult choice.
     
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    I would just love it if Abby managed to beat JR, even in just this forum!
     
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    1. Maggie
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    M3: Alexis
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