History Series / Passions

15th Mar '18 12:25:57 PM Scoutstr295
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The show ostensibly follows the lives of numerous families in Harmony, New England: The ''eeeeevil'' Crane family, who orchestrated most of the 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]]. That soon ended with the introduction of Tabitha the witch and her ambulatory doll Timmy. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the the average telanovela look like ''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (the joke being that rapists and 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]].

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The show ostensibly follows the lives of numerous families in the town of Harmony, New England: The ''eeeeevil'' Crane family, who orchestrated most of the 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]]. That soon ended with the introduction of Tabitha the witch and her ambulatory doll Timmy. An episode of ''Passions'' makes the the average telanovela look like ''Series/TheWire''. The "villains" belonged in a Silver Age comic book. The ruling dynasty was comprised of [[UpperClassTwit inbred idiots]]. A transgender [[TwoFaced Two-Face]] stalked Harmony for victims to rape/blackmail (the joke being that rapists and 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]].



* CannotSpitItOut: Basically all the men on the show when they're involved with love triangles. Ethan can't ''ever'' decide who he loves more; Gwen or Theresa. Chad couldn't bring himself to curb Simone's delusions of them being a couple and tell her he was dating Whitney. Miguel kept sending mixed signals to Kay when he was in love with Charity.
** Luis though is probably the biggest man guilty of this. It took him a long time to admit he loved Sheridan, and then took another long time to choose between Sheridan and Beth (and then later Sheridan and Fancy). Even while knowing how psychotic Beth was, he could never stand up to her, or even ''stop'' her from running off with Marty.

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* CannotSpitItOut: Basically all the men on the show when they're involved with love triangles. Ethan can't ''ever'' decide who he loves more; more: Gwen or Theresa. Chad couldn't bring himself to curb Simone's delusions of them being a couple and tell her he was dating Whitney. Miguel kept sending mixed signals to Kay when he was in love with Charity.
** Luis though is probably the biggest man guilty of this. It took him a long time to admit he loved Sheridan, and then took another long time to choose between Sheridan and Beth (and then later Sheridan and Fancy). Even while knowing how psychotic Beth was, he could never stand up to her, or even ''stop'' her from running off with Marty.



* CassandraTruth: Passions is based on secrets and truths being revealed.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: This show is full of hot men that there is literally no shortage. Luis, Ethan, Antonio, Miguel, Noah, Fox, Chad, Hank...

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* CassandraTruth: Passions ''Passions'' is based on secrets and truths being revealed.
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: This show is so full of hot men that there is literally no shortage. Luis, Ethan, Antonio, Miguel, Noah, Fox, Chad, Hank...



* CatapultNightmare: Sheridan suffered from very bad nightmares since childhood, where she dreamed about killing someone with a letter opener, seeing blood on her hands, seeing a dead body and being blamed for murdering someone (at one point, she believed that she was the one who had murdered Martin Fitzgerald).

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* CatapultNightmare: Sheridan suffered from very bad nightmares since childhood, where she dreamed about killing someone with a letter opener, seeing blood on her hands, seeing a dead body and being blamed for murdering someone (at one point, she believed that she was the one who had murdered Martin Fitzgerald).Martin).



* ChildhoodFriends: Miguel and Kay. They have been friends since childhood, although Kay has always been in love with Miguel but Miguel did not reciprocate Kay's feelings until way later on.
* ChildByRape: Chad. Originally he knew his parents were from the town Harmony and eventually came to believe he was the son of wealthy white businessman Julian Crane and his black lounge singer-turned doctor Eve after he fathered a child with Eve's daughter Whitney. Later he turned out to have not committed incest with Whitney and that he was actually the son of Eve's deranged adopted sister Liz who was raped by Julian's father Alistair. Then we find out he really did have gay incest with Vincent, who turns out to be the actual son of Julian and Eve (thus Chad's half-nephew/cousin and Whitney's half brother. Vincent is also a cross-dressing intersex serial killer (no seriously this is all true) who has violently raped or tricked various of his relatives into sex including his uncle Chad, his sister Fancy and the topper is he becomes pregnant with his father Julian's baby. Yeah.

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* ChildhoodFriends: Miguel and Kay. They have been friends since childhood, although Kay has always been in love with Miguel but Miguel he did not reciprocate Kay's her feelings until way later on.
* ChildByRape: Chad. Originally Originally, he knew his parents were from the town Harmony and eventually came to believe he was the son of wealthy white businessman Julian Crane and his black lounge singer-turned doctor Eve after he fathered a child with Eve's daughter Whitney. Later Later, he turned out to have not committed incest with Whitney and that he was actually the son of Eve's deranged adopted sister Liz Liz, who was raped by Julian's father Alistair. Then we find out he really did ''did'' have gay incest with Vincent, who turns out to be the actual son of Julian and Eve (thus Chad's half-nephew/cousin and Whitney's half brother. brother). Vincent is also a cross-dressing intersex serial killer (no seriously this is all true) who has violently raped or tricked various of his relatives into sex sex, including his uncle Chad, his sister Fancy and the topper is he becomes pregnant with his father Julian's baby. Yeah.
8th Nov '17 3:44:53 PM DrOO7
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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Why Julian and Eve couldn't be together in their younger days.

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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Why Julian and Eve couldn't be together in their younger days. Dialogue makes it quite clear that their racial difference is why his father forced them apart.
8th Jul '17 7:39:31 PM AlliElizabeth
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* Although much was made of Charity and Miguel's intense connection and soulmate status, it could be argued that Kay and not Charity was Miguel's designated soulmate. Charity repeatedly experiences prophetic dreams in which Miguel ends up with Kay, and after an entire episode in which nearly the entire cast talks nonstop about an superstition that the person they end up holding at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve is the person they will spend the rest of their lives with, Kay is in Miguel's arms at midnight. In the series finale, they are married.
19th Jun '17 7:07:37 PM DrOO7
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* ImperiledInPregnancy: Sheridan is held captive by the crazed Beth, who wants to steal her baby and pass it off as hers. Already uncomfortable to watch, the scenes became even more disturbing with the knowledge that Sheridan's actress had suffered a miscarriage.
18th Feb '17 10:34:03 PM DrOO7
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** David pulls a pretty epic one on Grace, convincing her that he's her long-lost first husband (she has amnesia) and to leave her actual husband and children to be with him.
14th Feb '17 6:39:58 PM malias
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* BrownEyes: Theresa.
15th Jan '17 6:23:03 PM Xtifr
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'''''Passions''''' (1999-2008) 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''.
8th Jan '17 4:34:55 PM Scoutstr295
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** In a cross between this and CarFu, Ivy drove a car through the front door of the church during the Luis/Sheridan/Ethan/Theresa double wedding.
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.
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