March 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm #601094
1. Days Of Our Lives. So many memorable episodes, so well directed, and written, great cast… what more can I say? It’s ominous that it doesn’t have a writing nomination though….
2. The Bold and the Beautiful. This show is always so hit or miss. Great transgender storyline but lots of irritating material as well.
3. General Hospital. Great “special episodes” throughtout the year, but so much junk! Too focused on mobsters in 2015. Infuriating often. But it also has such a great cast and can catch on fire every once in awhile…
4. The Young and the Restless. At first, I was happy with Pratt’s writing, but then it got bogged down in inane stories, esp. Marco/Jack. The disaster stuff was o.k., just didn’t love it.
Best Directing Team:
Any of these four shows could win and it would be deserved. All of the shows are well directed, but…
1. Days Of Our Lives. It has never won and I think it deserves the award.
2. The Bold and the Beautiful. the visual look of this show is esp. terrific.
3. General Hospital. The special episodes were more special than Y&R’s special episodes.
4. The Young and the Restless. It’s always well directed but it has won in this category more often than any other show. It would be o.k. for it to win; all the shows are really well directed.
(the lack of a nomination for Days is insane. What on earth did they submit? They had the material for the win. I am guessing: they chose late in the year submission instead of the superior work from earlier in the year).
1. The Bold and the Beautiful. The transgender story, but the show was all over the place.
2. General Hospital. I prefer Carlivati’s work to Pratt’s. Wildly uneven writing.
3. The Young and the Restless. Wildly uneven writing; some great, some awful…March 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm #601630
Days of Our Lives is a mess now, but had a great year in 2015. B&B had its lulls, but also some great, contemporary stories. For me, these are the only two contenders for Drama Series. Y&R had a long rough patch last year but rebounded by year-end. GH went from a mixed bag to a dismal failure.
1. Days of Our Lives
2. The Bold & the Beautiful
3. The Young & the Restless
4. General Hospital
This category is more competitive for me. All four shows did some nice work in directing last year. But for me, the show with the most consistent directing achievement is The Bold & the Beautiful.
1. The Bold & the Beautiful
2. Days of Our Lives
3. General Hospital
4. The Young & the Restless
For me, there is really only one contender in this category. B&B had some really great, contemporary stories, It’s the only show that feels relevant in the 21st Century. Y&R’s writing was often stupid or lackluster, but it did improve toward the end of the year. GH was actually painful to watch as they engaged in character assassination and took a giant step backward by refocusing the show on the mob.
1. The Bold & the Beautiful
2. The Young & the Restless
3. General HospitalMarch 26, 2016 at 7:31 am #601688
Think these are hard to predict until I’ve seen what they submitted.
GH’s 52nd anniversary should be enough for the win, but TPTB are notorious for submitting bad and who knows what second reel might be.
Will’s death would be a good directing episode and maybe overall best series one, too, but is it enough?
Y&R and JFP always know how to submit, so wouldn’t rule them out.
B&B and Maya’s reveal is pure, classic soap,. would voters go for that?
Of course, who knows what they actually submitted.
Feel a tie coming on in this category for some reason.