Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Drama | Romance

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2 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Così gira il mondo  »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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(1999-)| (1956-1987)| (1987-1999)

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(1956-1967)| (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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Regular color broadcasts began on 20 February 1967. See more »

Goofs

When Rose is in a Spa in Switzerland and escapes, she ends up in Belgium and Belgian farmers tell her she is in 's-Hertogenbosch. From Switzerland to Belgium is approximately 700 Kilometers/435 Miles. On top on that, 's Hertogenbosch isn't even located in Belgium. It's a town in the Netherlands, adding roughly 100 kilometers/62 miles to her travels on foot. See more »

Quotes

Noah Mayer: I know this is hard for you to deal with. It's hard for me, too. I spent so many years of my life trying to push these feelings down, deny them, change them. And so have you. So I don't think you should pretend to be so surprised.
Winston Mayer: Well, I sure as hell was surprised to see what I saw today! You led me to believe that you and Maddie were a couple! When did you turn into such a... good liar?
Noah Mayer: I've been lying to myself forever. Trying to convince myself- trying to convince you! It took over my life.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) See more »

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2000-01 was a great season for this series
15 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

The number of nominations this soap opera received at the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards is just one indicator of how excellent this show has been lately. The writing has been especially good, and the acting seems much better than most daytime fare. Of particular interest is the dual roles of long-estranged twin sisters Lily/Rose played to perfection by the talented Martha Byrne. Her scenes opposite herself are brilliant.

This soap opera's best feature, though, is the pace at which story lines move along. There is no spoon-feeding the audience. You have to watch consistently to get involved in the plots: there are no recaps of the past month's twists. Conversely, there have been incredible flashbacks and memories using real original footage from as far back as the series first season (1956). This really adds a warm sense of continuity for characters like Nancy Hughes, played since the beginning by Helen Wagner.


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