IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (BUT AREN'T THEY ALL?)
It was a dark and stormy night when vampire Barnabas Collins arrived in Collinswood and made the acquaintance of waitress Maggie Evans - who happened to bear a striking resemblance to Barnabas' lost love, Josette.
Actress Kathryn Leigh Scott, who contributed a favorite Dark Shadows moment to Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments had the following to say about the paranormal soap opera (that's about to become a major motion picture with Johnny Depp), but I think it applies equally to all daytime dramas: The situations were often absurd, but we played everything with an intense honesty.
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