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September 19, 2019 at 11:39 am #1203086908
GH is the only show I am enjoying right now. Yes, it is flawed, and some of it makes no sense and they really need to end the Shiloh story now, but… it’s the only show I am finding bearable to watch! The characters and actors have me hooked on it. I loved Elizabeth’s confrontation of Kim, Michael’s scenes with Sasha work for me, Maxie and Spinelli are always fun together, Alexis telling Kristina that she is dating her therapist! (Florence Henderson married her therapist, so it can happen!), Peter being involved in the Drew back story is an interesting twist and raises the stakes for him and Maxie (Peter and Maxie are my favorite couple), and I am enjoying the Franco/Drew switch.
I do wish we would see more of Kevin and Ryan. Jon Lindstrom needs to be utilized more.
I am totally sick of Shiloh! He needs to go! He is holding the show hostage! Grrrr! (;
Still, I am finding more to enjoy than to criticize and this is the only one of the 3 shows I still watch I can say that about.September 19, 2019 at 5:14 am #1203086222
I think it’s Eve who is holding Jennifer against her will, but it could be Dr. Shah or even Dr. Rolfe? Who else would have a motive?
The show continues to disappoint me. Implausible and inane lately. It’s really upsetting. When will the show get back on track?
My solace is the wonderful actors and characters still on the canvas, and Bill Hayes has been truly outstanding lately! (:September 19, 2019 at 5:10 am #1203086218
Wednesday, September 19, 2019
Best Supporting Actress: Rebecca Herbst (Liz, General Hospital)
Elizabeth confronts Kim about her delusional behavior in getting involved with Franco/Drew. Rebecca really delivers and convinces in these scenes. At the end of the episode it is revealed that Elizabeth has had Franco institutionalized to prevent him from leaving Port Charles. Combined with the great material she had earlier in the year when Franco lied and said he was the serial killer Rebecca Herbst has great material for at least a nomination this year!September 16, 2019 at 2:28 pm #1203080809
I recently watched the episodes I had never seen before that are available from 1977-early 1980. I started watching the show in 1980, right after they killed off Roger Thorpe. Nola was the character who drew men in (Lisa Brown). It was great getting to see as much of the early Alan Spaulding episodes (the late great Chris Bernau). I was an east coast soaps guy and started with ABC soaps but in 1980 I was in a terrible accident and got hooked on soaps in a bigger way. I watched fairly continuously all the way until 2009.
I remember where I was when the show aired it’s last episode: I was in the hospital! My Doctor came in with 10 minutes left and I asked if he could come back in 10 minutes! I explained it was the last ever episode of Guiding Light! (;
I particularly loved Nola. Lisa Brown was amazing! I also loved Holly and Roger and Alexandra and India and Philip and Beth and Lillian and Maureen and Ed and Alan and Buzz and Harley and Gus and… the list is endless! (: I think my favorite period of the show was the early 1990’s, roughly 1990-95, when Michael Zaslow was at his zenith (before his health problems happened and he was fired).September 16, 2019 at 2:21 pm #1203080801
I was so bored by today’s episode I hardly watched. The writing simply isn’t good enough and the show has mostly gone off the rails. I still care about the characters – and actors who portray them – but I have been bored. There have been individual episodes and scenes that have worked but the focus of the show for me is all wrong. I especially wish they would get rid of Sarah – she is sucking so much oxygen out of the show right now.
They need to do something different with Sonny and Will – have Sonny be the one who is in peril perhaps? Bring Paul back? They need something more interesting to do.
I haven’t been enjoying Eric this past year, and he (and Greg Vaughan) were one of my very favorites. Again it’s the writing!
Zander is wonderful and is always my favorite these days, especially his scenes with Maggie. His trying to change is interesting but of course I like Zander to have his edge too!
I miss all the characters who have been back-burnered. They need to do a better job of including the whole canvas and that means cutting back on their obvious favorites.September 16, 2019 at 4:54 am #1203079725
I hope the naysayers are wrong and Downton Abbey gets a ton of Oscar nominations. Personally I would nominate it for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Robert James-Collier), Best Supporting Actress (Dame Maggie Smith), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. I give the film a grade of A+. It’s a way better film than the wildly uneven Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I haven’t seen most of the early frontrunners yet, so who knows for certain at this point? It will all clear up in December. But for now this is my favorite film of the year and the best!September 13, 2019 at 3:27 am #1203072507
^Yes! Judi Evans! She was also great as Beth Raines on Guiding Light, but it was her work as Paulina that was her best of her career, and that’s saying something because she has been great on Days too! (:September 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm #1203072078
Robert James-Collier (Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey) gives the best male performance in the large ensemble; he has the most harrowing scene and several of the most elated scenes. He has a gamut of emotions and imo his is the best subplot in the whole entire movie. He absolutely deserves an Oscar nomination. I doubt he will get one, but he deserves one. Every performance is a gem in the movie but for me James-Collier is the best of the men. (The women are stronger: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nichol, Elizabeth McGovern – all amazing!).September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm #1203072073
Brilliant, superb, so well directed, written and especially acted! Best Ensembel SAG award nomination better happen! Every single performance is superb! My personal favorites: Robert James-Collier as Thomas Barrow – his gay storyline was the best subplot in the movie and had the most harrowing scene – yet also the most elated scenes too!; Maggie Smith – for her final scene in the movie with Michelle Dockery (who I would also cite, esp. for that scene); Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton, Lesley Nichol, Sophie McShera, Allen Leach (he has the largest role of anyone as Thomas Branson – I suspect the most screen time), Jim Carter, Kevin Doyle (he has the single funniest scene in the movie).. it was great to see Geraldine James again. The film moved along at a brisk pace, and every scene was beautifully produced. Just terrific! A+!September 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm #1203072070
Just got home from Downton Abbey; Supporting Actresses from that film that were superb: Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Imelda Staunton, Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Lesley Nichol… in fact every single performance was superb! There are no leads in the movie, everybody is supporting. (btw, SAG award best ensemble ought to go to Downton Abbey – every single performance was superb!)September 11, 2019 at 2:58 am #1203068867
I am not happy with all this Robin Strasser bashing – she is my all-time favorite daytime actress and I LOVE HER Vivian! She’s been wonderful in the role! We will have to agree to disagree. I am glad she’s reminding me of Dorian as I loved her as Dorian, my all-time favorite soap opera villainess! I hope she wins the Guest Performer Emmy! (:September 8, 2019 at 9:55 pm #1203064698
Julie will die and will be brought back to life by Dr. Rolfe’s serum – mark my words!September 6, 2019 at 10:28 am #1203060849
I am loving Robin Strasser’s Vivian but I am less invested in Louise Sorel’s Vivian – I watched her over the years but Days was never my favorite soap until all of the east coast soaps were cancelled. Robin’s Vivian has had me laughing out loud so much it has made me giddy! (;
Today’s episode feels slow to me, not all that exciting. I wonder if there will be a cliff-hanger? I really think they blew it by not having Nicole reveal that Kristen was pretending to be her.
Good though to finally see Holly! (: Looking forward to Maggie seeing Holly in particular.September 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm #1203057868
So yes I had heard that Julie is going to die. Who else thinks it will be a short-lived death? (;
Robin Strasser’s Vivian had me laughing so hard today and Bill Hayes had me crying. Very good episode!September 4, 2019 at 10:45 am #1203057621
September 4, 2019
Best Guest Performer or Supporting Actor: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Guest Performer: Robin Strasser (Vivian, Days Of Our Lives)
Bill Hayes continues to amaze me at 94 years of age delivering a heartfelt performance as he learns that Julie is dying…
Robin Strasser had me laughing so hard I thought I was going to bust a gut! I have so missed her comedic timing! Gawd, I love her! (: