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Sunset Beach 

Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Clive Robertson ...  Ben Evans / ... 570 episodes, 1997-1999
Susan Ward ...  Meg Cummings 551 episodes, 1997-1999
Sarah Buxton ...  Annie Douglas Richards / ... 549 episodes, 1997-1999
Lesley-Anne Down ...  Olivia Richards 520 episodes, 1997-1999
Sam Behrens ...  Gregory Richards 506 episodes, 1997-1999
Eddie Cibrian ...  Cole Deschanel / ... 497 episodes, 1997-1999
Hank Cheyne ...  Ricardo Torres 490 episodes, 1997-1999
Priscilla Garita ...  Gabi Martinez / ... 447 episodes, 1997-1999
Timothy Adams ...  Casey Mitchum 415 episodes, 1997-1999
Randy Spelling ...  Sean Richards 386 episodes, 1997-1999
Kathleen Noone ...  Bette Katzenkazrahi 363 episodes, 1997-1999
Jason George ...  Michael Bourne 352 episodes, 1997-1999
Sherri Saum ...  Vanessa Hart 343 episodes, 1997-1999
Dax Griffin ...  Tim Truman 325 episodes, 1997-1999
Nick Kiriazis ...  Father Antonio Torres 322 episodes, 1998-1999
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ...  Caitlin Richards / ... 281 episodes, 1997-1998
Christina Chambers ...  Maria Torres Evans / ... 277 episodes, 1998-1999
Shawn Batten ...  Sara Cummings 242 episodes, 1998-1999
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Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to find a computer pen pal, SB. Soon after she sets foot on Sunset Beach, Meg's life is turned upside-down, as she becomes involved in the dynamic lives of the Beach's residents. Written by KR <rivadenei@uhavax.hartford.edu>

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One Mother. One Daughter. One Lover. Someone's got to go. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanset Bič See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(755 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first character seen on screen is Casey Mitchum. See more »

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A most enjoyable escapism
11 December 2004 | by thomas-jennings1See all my reviews

Upon viewing Sunset Beach for the first time, I like most others viewing this show will be instantly thrown by the garish, bright colours allowed by the particular camera lens used.

Add to this the masses of fantastically healthy-appearing, bronzed characters with their all too perfectly sculpted facial and bodily features and I would defy anyone not to be hypnotized by this show.

Having seen "The Bold and the Beautiful", "The Young and the Restless", and "Melrose Place", after initially having been hypnotized for a brief 5 minutes or so I began to see this programme with my active-mind. Rational thought took over and the bad memories of the aforementioned soaps began to taint Sunset Beach. However, upon viewing only one episode, it was clearly apparent to me that this was special.

For me what makes this such effective, enjoyable escapism is the acting performances from most of the cast. Sure, the acting can be "Over The Top" (meaning unnecessary) at times most of the cast are actually very good. One of the most impressive of the cast in my own opinion is Peter Barton as the bad Police officer Eddie Connors. Barton's manipulative, devious yet likable delivery gives this role fantastic credence. Barton is followed closely by fellow Police officer (actually detective, hem hem) Hank Cheyne as Ricardo Torres. Ricardo is the heroic sort who you find it difficult to dislike. Cheyne symbolises truth and honesty, however there is a great deal of emotion beneath this.

Most impressive of all however - and directly opposed to the Torres character in the sense that there is almost no emotion shown - is Sam Behrens portrayal of successful business man, meddling father and often sinister Gregory Richards. Behrens's delivery of the debonair, amazingly practical, driven and successful Richards is almost always utterly captivating. In fact the entire Richards family have the bulk of the best story lines in the first year of Sunset Beach, each one is fantastically delivered by Behrens.

If ever there is a moment coming where you feel that Richards will have to show some emotion, chances are he will not. When a rare moment of emotion, other than the slightly frequent anger/impatience/intolerance is displayed by Behrens it is quite something to behold.

Therefore, as the characters are so well represented, the story lines deserve a lot of credit.

In my opinion the first 10 months of Sunset Beach was most enjoyable. However that fantastic scenery of the beautiful beach and its surrounding domestic habitat's, coupled with the bold story lines and mainly great characters elevates Sunset Beach above any other daytime soap EVER.


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