World Cup Tournament World Cup of Soap Operas - The Matches

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  1. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    Fallon from Dynasty and The Colbys is correct, the poll closes at midday on Tuesday so cast you vote by then. Choose your winner between Dynasty and The Colbys and between Neighbours and Connie.
     
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  2. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    The poll has now closed and the votes have been counted and verified. The results of last week's 2 matches in the World Cup of Soap Operas are as follows:

    Match 13:
    Dynasty - 12
    The Colbys - 3

    Match 14:
    Neighbours - 9
    Connie - 7

    I declare the winners of matches 13 and 14 to be Dynasty and Neighbours.

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    So a comfortable win for Dynasty over its close relative The Colbys and the long-running soap Neighbours just squeaking past the short-run show Connie.

    Thank you to everyone who took part in this round.
     
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  3. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    So we reach for the remote control to switch off The Colbys and Neighbours which leaves 18 soap operas left in the contest.

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    This week will see the last of the round 1 matches including Dallas's first knock out match. Which of the other 3 soap operas yet to play a round 1 match be up against the folks from Texas and will they be victorious? Details of the final 2 matches in this round will be posted tomorrow.
     
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  4. James from London

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    Oh darn, I left it too late to vote - but I would have gone for Dynasty and Connie, which wouldn't have changed the outcome anyway.
     
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    I've completely lost track of which soaps are still to play, but judging from some of the names without Xs it could be a very exciting week.
     
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    And yet I'm still hearing "Beach 'em" in my head when I read the name. :)
     
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  9. Angela's Mulled Wine

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    Not as exciting as the next round; some very interesting clashes and unpredictable matches are coming up including another clash of the titans.
     
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    The final 2 matches in the first round of the contest were drawn as follows:

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    The poll is now open for you to choose which soaps you would like to win each of the two matches to go through to the next round. You may vote for a winner of either match or for both matches.

    Stating the reasons for your choices is encouraged as this makes the contest more interesting and may help others in their decisions. However, this is entirely optional and you can just state your chosen winner of each match if you prefer.

    The poll will close at midday on Tuesday 15th October 2019.
     
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    Match 15- Melrose Place
    Match 16- Dallas
     
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    Match Fifteen
    Desperate Housewives peaked in its magnificently soapy first season and then carried on being watchable for the rest of its run. It never had the lows of Melrose Place, but then it never had anything as gloriously soapy as Melrose's Second and Third seasons. So, on the basis that it feels more of a true soap...

    I vote...
    Melrose Place






    Match Sixteen
    Dallas was generally a more quality series. But The Young Doctors was my introduction to the wonderful Cornelia Frances (a role I still consider her most iconic). Plus TYD reminds me of getting home from school. And it had a proper ending! And it's clearly the underdog...

    My vote goes to...
    The Young Doctors





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    Match 15
    Desperate Housewives. So many wicked characters and amazing cliffhangers, I found it extremely addictive. It was not a perfect show, absolutely not, but some of the dark comedy worked for me. The only thing I really don't like is the title, it's too inherently satirical and besides that none of them actually looked like a desperate housewife.
    "City On Fire" was a cracking episode, and the hurricane and the plane crash and the supermarket hostage episode, etc etc.
    I have yet to see the first 4 seasons of MP (the best of, according to fans) but I'm not really in a hurry.

    Match 16
    I've never seen The Young Doctors, only The Flying Doctors. Dallas wins this match for me.
     
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    Match 15 - Desperate Housewives

    Match 16 - clearly Dallas - always and forever. My darling Dallas. DALLAS :)
     
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    Match 15: Desperate Housewives
    (tough choice, but Melrose's first season and last seasons weren't as good as the rest, therefore, I vote DH).

    Match 16: Dallas
     
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    Match 15) Melrose Place - I've never seen either show so I tossed a coin and it was heads so Melrose Place it is.

    Match 16) The Young Doctors - this is an easy one for me as it is my favourite ever soap opera. I used to love coming home from school at 3:30 pm in the afternoons to watch the goings on at the Albert Memorial hospital which was always high on melodrama. I've seen every episode ever produced when it was broadcast on ITV Granada daytime from 1983 until 1993.

    As @Mel O'Drama rightly states, the hospital closing was a great go out for the serial and it was a fitting finale that original cast member, Gwen Plumb should be the one to turn out the hospital lights for the final time.

    But all in all a fantastic show.

    Oh, how I yearn for every episode ever produced to be released to DVD.
     
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    I've spent the last five minutes in a torrent of abuse at everyone for not voting for Dallas.

    Then I realised that 'The Flying Doctors' was something completely different. :D
     
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    My tuppenceworth

    r15 - tossed a coin and melrose place aka heads won
    never watched either and believe Brenda Boring Strong was in one and I couldnt abide her on TNT dallas so im glad heads won lol

    R16 - No contest Dallas (BUT!! Original version only)
     
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    1. Desperate Housewives - I thoroughly enjoyed this show and it had some great comedy moments. It lives at the bottom end of my 10 fav tv shows ever. Susan was my favourite as her clumsiness and heart in the right place often remind me of me ;-) All the leads were great in their roles. Melrose was fun in season two and three but lost the plot after that. But DH was consistently good all the way through. Original too the way it moved forward five years instead of like Dallas trying to dreadfully wipe out one.

    At least Marcia Bree Kimberly Cross can’t lose in this round ;-)

    2. Dallas original - my third fav show of all time. You know the reasons why lol. I watched The Young Doctors which was very popular in Oz and NZ. It remains just hovering outside my top ten shows of all time. Rebecca Gilling, Judy McBurney, Peta Toppano, Cornelia Francis, Lynda Stoner, Gwen Plumb, the list goes on, so easy to watch. Peter Lochran, Peter Bensley, Eric Oldfield, Alan Dale, Tony Alervaz. All so watchable and several swoonworthy.

    Nu Dallas wouldn’t get a look in but the oldie was a goodie!
     
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    Match Fifteen
    I have no great love for Desperate Housewives - except for maybe seeing Nicollette Sheridan transition between Paige and New Alexis. They said it was gonna the new Knots Landing, but it really wasn't, unless your idea of Knots is nonstop Anne and Claudia thought bubble scenes. Granted, I gave up about two thirds of the way through Season 1 so maybe things changed after that.

    I've never made it all the way through Melrose Place either. I waited patiently through the early stand alone episodes, enjoyed the soapiness of Seasons 2 and 3 and then lost the will to live somewhere around the end of Season 4/beginning of Season 5. I have vague memories of some the later seasons, with mostly new characters, which I found surprisingly enjoyable, but I never got to see the final season. Looking back, I think my favourite period was when it just started to become a soap, when Jake hooked up with Jo and Alison had her fling with Evil Cole Gioberti. I'm not sure it ever quite lived up to that early promise, except for maybe that one end-of-episode cliffhanger when Dead Kimberly turned up at Michael's door in the rain.

    I'm pressing my button for ... MELROSE

    Match Sixteen
    This one's easy. I've never seen YD so I'm pressing my button for ... DALLAS -- Old Dallas, New Dallas, Early Dallas, the whole mad saga from tip to tail.
     
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