History Series / Passions

31st Jul '16 5:03:49 PM Ripburger
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->''"Passions doesn't throw reality out of the window, so much as jettison it into the sun."''
-->--'''CharlieBrooker''', Series/{{Screenwipe}}

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->''"Passions ->''"''Passions'' doesn't throw reality out of the window, so much as jettison it into the sun."''
-->--'''CharlieBrooker''', -->--'''Creator/CharlieBrooker''', Series/{{Screenwipe}}



''Passions'' is quite possibly the weirdest Daytime SoapOpera since ''Series/DarkShadows''.

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''Passions'' '''''Passions''''' (1999-2008) is quite possibly the weirdest Daytime SoapOpera since ''Series/DarkShadows''.
31st Jul '16 11:47:23 AM Ripburger
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The show follows the lives of several families in the town of Harmony: The rich Crane family, headed by the ''eeeeevil'' Alistair Crane (played by [[DiabolicalMastermind a hand holding a cigar]] in the early episodes; later evolved into Ross Webster from ''Film/SupermanIII''); the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, many of whom fell in love with Crane family members; the Bennetts, who were connected to the Cranes through Alistair's grandson Ethan; the Russells, who have got to be one of the oddest BrotherSisterIncest stories on record; the Winthrops, who get involved in an impressive romantic three-way plot; the Hotchkiss family (involved with the Winthrops); and at least one member of the Standish family (related to the Bennetts).

The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became a self-parody almost within a month of its premiere. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the cheapest telanovela look like ''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (since he/she couldn't decide on which stock daytime villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one memorable arc, a faked death involved [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.

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The show ostensibly follows the lives of several numerous families in the town of Harmony: Harmony, New England: The rich Crane family, headed by the ''eeeeevil'' Alistair Crane (played by [[DiabolicalMastermind a hand holding a cigar]] in family, who orchestrated most of the early episodes; later evolved into Ross Webster from ''Film/SupermanIII''); non-magical plotlines; the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, many of whom fell in love with Crane family members; the Bennetts, who were connected to the Cranes through Alistair's grandson Ethan; the Russells, who have got to be one of the oddest BrotherSisterIncest stories on record; the Winthrops, who get involved in an impressive romantic three-way plot; the Hotchkiss family (involved with the Winthrops); and at least one member of the Standish family (related to the Bennetts).

The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove That soon ended with the show completely off introduction of Tabitha the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became a self-parody almost within a month of its premiere. witch and her ambulatory doll Timmy. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the cheapest the average telanovela look like ''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (since he/she couldn't decide on which stock daytime villain to be (the joke being that rapists and decided to try both).blackmailers are the two most common villains in soaps). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one memorable arc, a faked death involved [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.
26th Jul '16 1:09:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Alistair and Julian. They always know what is going on around them and they almost always discover everyone's secrets.
23rd May '16 12:35:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Ivy.
2nd Oct '15 5:34:44 PM DrOO7
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** Julian and Ivy get this. After a decades-long loveless marriage that they were forced into by their parents, they actually reconcile for a while when they get fed up with Sam and Eve, realizing that they accept each other despite, or perhaps ''because'' of their numerous faults.


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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Why Julian and Eve couldn't be together in their younger days.
11th Sep '15 3:01:38 AM XFllo
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* SpiritedYoungLady: Theresa, Whitney. Both are enthusiastic, passionate and opinionated.
18th Jun '15 3:47:58 AM johnnyfog
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The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became a self-parody almost within a month of its premiere. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the cheapest telanovela look like ''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (since he/she couldn't decide on which stock daytime villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one seriously memorable arc, a faked death involving [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.

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The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became a self-parody almost within a month of its premiere. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the cheapest telanovela look like ''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (since he/she couldn't decide on which stock daytime villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one seriously memorable arc, a faked death involving involved [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.
18th Jun '15 3:47:14 AM johnnyfog
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The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs an intentional self-parody almost within a month of its premiere.]] An episode of ''Passions'' makes the cheapest telanovela look like ''The Wire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (since he/she couldn't decide on which stock daytime villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one seriously memorable arc, a faked death involving [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.

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The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs an intentional a self-parody almost within a month of its premiere.]] premiere. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the cheapest telanovela look like ''The Wire''.''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (since he/she couldn't decide on which stock daytime villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one seriously memorable arc, a faked death involving [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.
18th Jun '15 3:46:52 AM johnnyfog
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The show follows the lives of several families in the town of Harmony: The rich Crane family, headed by the eeeeevil Alistair Crane (literally just [[DiabolicalMastermind a hand holding a cigar]] in the early episodes; later evolved into Robert Vaughn from ''Film/SupermanIII''); the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, many of whom fell in love with Crane family members; the Bennetts, who were connected to the Cranes through Alistair's grandson Ethan; the Russells, who have got to be one of the oddest BrotherSisterIncest stories on record; the Winthrops, who get involved in an impressive romantic three-way plot; the Hotchkiss family (involved with the Winthrops); and at least one member of the Standish family (related to the Bennetts).

The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs an intentional self-parody almost within a month of its premiere.]] An episode of ''Passions'' makes the zaniest telanovela look like ''The Wire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (because he/she couldn't decide on which cliched villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok (most famously Timmy). Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one seriously memorable arc, a faked death involving [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.

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The show follows the lives of several families in the town of Harmony: The rich Crane family, headed by the eeeeevil ''eeeeevil'' Alistair Crane (literally just (played by [[DiabolicalMastermind a hand holding a cigar]] in the early episodes; later evolved into Robert Vaughn Ross Webster from ''Film/SupermanIII''); the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, many of whom fell in love with Crane family members; the Bennetts, who were connected to the Cranes through Alistair's grandson Ethan; the Russells, who have got to be one of the oddest BrotherSisterIncest stories on record; the Winthrops, who get involved in an impressive romantic three-way plot; the Hotchkiss family (involved with the Winthrops); and at least one member of the Standish family (related to the Bennetts).

The show opened as a fairly innocuous daytime soap, albeit with elements of [[LovecraftCountry witchcraft and the paranormal]]. What drove the show completely off the rails wasn't that it was cheesy, but that it became [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs an intentional self-parody almost within a month of its premiere.]] An episode of ''Passions'' makes the zaniest cheapest telanovela look like ''The Wire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The town's ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (because (since he/she couldn't decide on which cliched stock daytime villain to be and decided to try both). Zombies, the Devil, and dwarves ran amok (most famously Timmy).amok. Characters popped over to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Magical Land of Oz]] for an afternoon... And, in one seriously memorable arc, a faked death involving [[ComplexityAddiction some serious stealth work]]. The shift in tone can be narrowed down to the witch Tabitha and her ambulatory doll Timmy [[EnsembleDarkhorse stealing the show away]] from the 'main' cast. Not that anyone complained.
21st May '15 1:35:54 AM tenryufan
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* ActingForTwo: Dana Sparks portrays both Grace and Faith Standish. They are identical twins.



* ChannelHop: Given its' already strange status, it's no surprise that it also had a very weird network switch; specifically, the show moved from Creator/{{NBC}} to [=DirecTV=] and it's exclusive channel, The 101 (currently known as Audience Network). However, NBC continued to make the show, and [=DirecTV=] declined to renew the show after one season.



* PortmanteauCoupleName: ET or Therethan (Ethan/Theresa), Shuis (Sheridan/Luis), Charguel (Charity/Miguel), Chadney (Chad/Whitney), Gram (Grace/Sam), Savy (Sam/Ivy), Juvy (Julian/Ivy), Evian (Eve/Julian), Therox (Theresa/Fox), Gwank (Gwen/Hank, but although they were never a couple, [[FanPreferredCouple fans liked the idea of the two together]]).
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