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Sunset Beach addiction - help!

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BabyOz Thu 16-Apr-15 00:45:57

Does anyone else remember Sunset Beach? I've just found all the episodes on youtube and think I'll now need to extend my mat leave. And just who did kill Del Douglas??

mistymeanour Thu 16-Apr-15 09:44:41

I used to love Sunset Beach - so bad it was good! Evil twins, complicated baby stealing, turkey basters, voodoo, wives returning from the"dead". It was such a pastiche of Dallas/Dynasty/Knot's Landing rejigged storylines. It was my guilty pleasure back in the late 90's when my children were little.

DayLillie Thu 16-Apr-15 09:48:05

Who could forget the turkey baster grin

nobodyknowswheremyjonnyhasgone Thu 16-Apr-15 09:57:28

oh I loved this. There used to be an omnibus on Saturday afternoons. I loved it when Dh, then bf, was working on a Saturday so I could nurse a hangover, eat stodge and watch all the week's episodes.

How did it end? Wasn't there some kind of explosion on a cruise ship and then it never came back? Might be imagining that.

FannyPlant Thu 16-Apr-15 09:58:53

They're on Youtube?!?! shock There's my life gone now.

BabyOz Thu 16-Apr-15 10:05:04

Yep - some amazing person has uploaded the entire series on youtube. Wave goodbye to your day. I've watched three today already (I live in Australia now so it's my night time...I"m not THAT bad). The turkey baster! Genius. It's much more risqué than I remember. Highly recommend a re-watch smile

TwinkieTwinkle Fri 17-Apr-15 10:35:25

Oh my days! I never come to the telly section but felt the urge to today. Clearly it was to find this thread. Sunset Beach was the best! Loved the Derek/Ben stories, hysterical! Hated Meg though. Loved Annie, awesome soap bitch.

Oh I loved this! I fractured my foot and had 8 weeks off work and became totally addicted to it. Have you found the episode in the church where they were all possessed? It's totally bonkers, I might have to re watch it smile

I've just remembered great uncle Tobias!! I have the next 6 days off work, guess what I'm going to be doing? blush

Sunnymeg Fri 17-Apr-15 19:00:16

Oh I adored Sunset Beach. I used to record it and watch it when I got in from work and nothing got done until I'd watched that days episode.

My favourite story lines were Caitlin and the baby swop
Gabbie and Antonio and the wedding with Maria turning up, and of course anything involving Annie Douglas!

AWholeLottaNosy Fri 17-Apr-15 19:02:49

I loved SB!! SO glad it wasn't just me who found it utterly addictive...

Now someone just needs to upload 'Thirtysomething' to Youtube and I'll never leave the sofa again! smile

NormHonal Fri 17-Apr-15 19:03:27

The Saturday omnibus got me through many many lonely/penniless weekends after I first moved to London.

So many hours of my life that I won't get back.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Fri 17-Apr-15 19:04:02

I loved this! Proper hangover tv smile

treaclesoda Fri 17-Apr-15 19:06:12

DH, is that you? grin

My DH's guilty secret is his university era Sunset Beach addiction!

MyNameIsSuz Fri 17-Apr-15 19:11:51

Omg I loved Sunset Beach!!! Thank you for putting this on here, I think I will be doing a lot of you tubing!

molyholy Sat 18-Apr-15 00:56:54

Omg I loved sunset beach. Used to watch the omnibus. It was hilarious. The dream sequences where she was a cowgirl. BRILLIANT x

hairhelpplease Sun 19-Apr-15 15:47:59

I loved it. I had a flat in central Edinburgh and used to go to marks and Spencer for wine and treats before the omnibus came on. Loved it.

Thecowandcat Wed 22-Apr-15 18:11:17

SB was truly amazingly awful.

Does anyone remember the cursed jewels from the statue?

You never get stuff like that on Coronation Street.

I started watching Upstairs Downstairs on ITV a few years back and then Georgina joined and I was really excited because it was Olivia! grin

BlackCelebration Wed 22-Apr-15 19:47:31

The best soap EVER! With the fittest priest smile Will never tire of watching it!

Sazzle41 Thu 23-Apr-15 09:35:40

Oooh, hyperventilating with excitement here. Used to be my Saturday guilty pleasure. Such joy: Olivia channelling Alexis Colby and insanely bonkers plots and the little blonde girl with one expression whatever the drama. But seriously cute outfits. (well, for the 80's). Departs, feverishly, to You Tube.

Agent160 Sat 02-May-15 07:53:28

This is the best news I've heard in ages.

My favourite part was when the actress playing Meg (I think) went off to film something else for a bit and instead of just writing her out they temporarily replaced her. But instead of doing like normal soaps do and sending the character away for a bit and then when she comes back everyone calls her by name for a while so the audience picks up on who the new woman is, they just had a voice over come on during her scene and say "the part of Meg will now be played by So-and-So".

Did anyone else ring the helpline when it finished on TV over here? Supposedly set up to help people cope with its loss. I was 14 when it finished and I thought I was a real helpline so was shocked when my Mum said we should call. But obviously it was a fake, it was set up as though you were in a queue and you could hear others leaving their messages about how upset they were that the show has finished - they were all done by an impersonator so sounded like famous people - I remember Tony Blair being one of them.

anonacfr Wed 06-May-15 21:09:36

They did the replacing thing with Caitlin too.

I hated wimpy Meg. I was so disappointed when Maria turned out to be even more wimpy.

Loved Annie.

Off to YouTube I go.

Howaboutthisone Sun 10-May-15 13:28:44

Oh I loved this! Such an amazing guilty pleasure!

Becles Sun 10-May-15 21:26:30


Seriously?!? <where's the link to this blissful news?>

I found the trailer VHS that Channel 5 had done for a tv mag at the bottom of a box when moving last month and had epic flashbacks to John Darvall - the amazingly sarcastic continuity announcer while hunting around for a machine to play it on.

I was in lust with Ben and his wooden stair case. My favourite thing to do is spot the former Sunset Beach performer in other shows (so far Cole (Olivia's son in law) and Laura Harring have done best, but spotted Annie and Meg in CSI); I may in the past have occasionally Googled Clive Robertson to see what he'd been up to recently...

slalomsuki Sun 10-May-15 22:00:59

Many a Saturday afternoon spent watching the omnibus edition.

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