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Roger Thorpe ~ The Scandal Years {Guiding Light}


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  • Producers: Richard Marlis
  • Studio: CBS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EAIBPC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,856 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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*** RELIVE THE PASSION AND THE DRAMA THROUGH CLASSIC SCENES AND PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF ONE OF GUIDING LIGHT'S MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTERS *** WHO IS ROGER THORPE? "WELL, HE'S A SNAKE TO SOME PEOPLE. HE'S A DESPERADO AND HIS OWN WORST ENEMY...DEAD OR ALIVE, ROGER THORPE STIRS UP PLENTY OF TROUBLE IN SPRINGFIELD!" ~MICHAEL LASLOW (ROGER) *** "LOVE, HATE, CONTEMPT, ELECTRICITY, PAIN, PLEASURE...IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE...I THINK HOLLY HAS KNOWN FROM THE BEGINNING THAT ROGER IS HER MATE." ~MAUREEN GARRETT (HOLLY) ***

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CBS and Proctor and Gamble released this video back in late 1994, and it was a look at one of the soap opera world's most fascinating villains. The late Michael Zaslow made "Roger Thorpe" an unforgettable character on the daytime drama "Guiding Light" (GL) from 1971-1980 and again from 1989-1997. The tape is basically a set of clips that Zaslow and his co-star, Maureen Garrett, (Holly) look back on as they make commentary on the storylines. The 1977-1980 part of this storyline is what drew me into watching the show. It's the only soap I've ever been addicted to.

Thorpe was a character study of a person in whom low self-esteem and paranoia collide into one volatile mixture. He did horrible things, and yet you could not help rooting for the guy because he seemed to be lashing out for the love he wanted so badly and could never attain. He was just so blind to the fact that the person that was sabotaging every relationship he had ever had was himself. Who can forget Roger's wild and outrageous schemes as his relationships with several women came to an end? Who could forget the alcoholic Ed Bauer, at first unaware of Holly's adultery, agreeing to raise Holly's daughter with Roger as his own? Then there were Roger's business schemes with Alan Spaulding that forced Alan to help Roger in order to avoid going to jail should Roger spill what he knew. Through it all, Roger did have a deep obsession for his daughter that he perceived as love.

Of course, the highlight of this video is watching the breath-taking Santo Domingo storyline play out where Mike and Ed Bauer are on the trail of fugitive Thorpe and an abducted Holly.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sylviastel VINE VOICE on September 18, 2009
Michael Zaslow was my first crush when he was playing David Renaldi, pianist and government spy, on One Life to Live in the eighties. I didn't know about his past as Roger Thorpe. Once I started watching the show in July 1991, I was hooked and addicted to the downfall of Roger Thorpe, the town scoundrel, thief, rapist, liar, and basically the town villain. As Roger Thorpe, Michael Zaslow commanded your attention. When he played against Maureen Garrett's Holly Norris, one of his many wives, his true love, and one of his rape victims, it was like two rolls royces colliding as I remember one soap critic wrote. Roger Thorpe had been remorseful and had never forgotten the beast that raped Holly during their turbulent marriage. Roger Thorpe was a fascinating character to watch and his marriage to the wealthy baroness, Alexandra Spaulding, played by first Beverlee McKinsey was electricifying. I think McKinsey who was the star of Texas and Another World had met her match with Zaslow's Roger. Of course, I started watching at the end of their tempestuous relationship to the say the least. It would be Alexandra's antics in the country club dining room surrounded by her friends and fellow castmates when she ostracized Roger Thorpe. I felt sorry for him to experience a woman scorned. While Alexandra tried to destroy him, he rose like the phoenix back up and into everybody's life and business. Nothing gets Roger Thorpe down well maybe except his father. I would have liked to have seen more of his relationship with Adam Thorpe (Robert Milli) which could explain a lot of Roger's behavior. Roger Thorpe wasn't just a villain but a complicated character with the likes of Othello's Iago. He brought out the worst in everybody around him even though he just wanted to belong and feel accepted.Read more ›
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jerry McDaniel on August 20, 2007
I enjoy this documentary of GUIDING LIGHT character, Roger Thorpe. There isn't much to add since everything has been touched upon in a previous review. Michael Zazlow and Maureen Garrett appear in this video and discuss the history of their characters, Roger Thorpe and Holly Norris. There is slight discussion of Roger's arrival in Springfield and eventual marriage to the character, Peggy Fletcher, but a large portion of the video centers on the storyline that dealt with Holly pregnant with Roger's child while married to Ed Bauer and the conflict and outrageous schemes from Roger during this period. Vintage clips of the Bauer's are shown...you will see Don Stewart as Mike Bauer...Charita Bauer as Bert...and Martin Hulswit as Ed. Also making appearances on this video via classic clips are Jerry ver Dorn during his first days playing Ross Marler...a character he would continue to play for almost 25 years, leaving the series when his contract wasn't re-newed. Chris Bernau's original portrayal of Alan Spaulding is another plus, in addition to everything else you will see on the video. The late 1979/1980 Santo Domingo storyline is pretty much played out via a series of edits...every action from the time Roger and Holly arrive there to Ed and Mike finding out Roger's whereabouts to the chase scene in the jungle ultimately leading to the classic cliff scene where multiple gun-shot fires are heard. Ed is shot...but then, he ends up shooting Roger...who tumbles off a cliff...Ed grabs for him but his hand slipped and Roger fell to his "death" in 1980. Zazlow tells the story of how he was talked into returning to GUIDING LIGHT in 1989...Daniel Pilon's contract wasn't re-newed...he was the actor who was filling in for an ill Chris Bernau during 1988-1989.Read more ›
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