When Mal Young was writing Y&R, my biggest complaint was the lack of veracity when writing for certain longterm characters. Unfortunately, I still have that issue with Josh Griffith’s writing. His character misses are a bit more subtle than Young’s, but he definitely focuses too much on negative behaviors and unpleasant relationships. Rooting val…[Read more]
Thursday, August 8th and Friday, August 9th, 2019
Outstanding Younger Actor: William Lipton
Summary: Cameron is kidnapped by Shiloh. In a warehouse room, he is restrained and prepped by Dr. Cabot to receive Drew’s memories. Franco intercedes and eventually convinces Shiloh and Cabot to use him instead. Cameron is horrified by the…[Read more]
A while back, EmmyLoser used the term “outlandish” in reference to “Days” and I would like to latch onto that. There has just been too much outlandishness on “Days” and the show is out of balance.
The most outlandish storyline is the return, once again, of Kristen, disguising herself as Nicole via a mask. Although the story has Shakespeare…[Read more]
The story about Tripp and Haley’s marriage has not been very good, and yet I have enjoyed it, much like a guilty pleasure. I think Tripp and Haley make a great couple. The writers have made Jack and Eve look like complete tools. Why would Jennifer even want Jack back? Not much subtlety in the storytelling.
The story with Lani taking care of D…[Read more]
Robert Bruce replied to the topic Confirmed: Michelle Stafford back in and Gina Tognoni out at Y&R! in the forum Daytime TV 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Cynthia Watros is very good, so I think it was a good move… except for the fact that I have no idea why they are continuing with the character of Nina.
I remember that moment well. I can recall sitting in my den in my old apartment. I was so happy for Susan Lucci, and I loved everything about the moment… the way Shemar Moore announced it; when Susan Lucci said hello to Oprah… the way the cheering went on and on. That was a truly historical win and is perhaps my most memorable Daytime Emmy moment.
Robert Bruce replied to the topic What are your final predictions for Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards? in the forum Daytime TV 4 months, 2 weeks ago
My Final Predictions:
Outstanding Drama Series
Days of our Lives
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Young & the Restless
Maura West (General Hospital)
Peter Bergman (The Young & The Restless)
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Beth Maitland…[Read more]
Tyler Christopher, Days
Eric Martsolf, Days
Scott Clifton, B&B
Don Diamont, B&B
Peter Bergman, Y&R
Josh Morrow, Y&R
Jason Thompson, Y&R
Maurice Benard, GH
Roger Howarth, GH
Billy Miller, GH
Kassie DePaiva, Days
Marci Miller, Days
Katherine Kelly Lang, B&B
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, B&B
Sharon Case,…[Read more]
The last two episodes of GH were very good. It’s been a while since I’ve said that, but I have to give credit when it is due.
The Monday Thanksgiving episode moved seamlessly from the Quartermaine’s to Carly’s house to Jordan and Curtis’s wedding. The movement in the story of Oscar’s illness unfolded beautifully and was well-acted. Brad’s nerv…[Read more]
Finally had time to watch Tuesday’s show. Great episode! An excellent send-off for Paul, with outstanding performances by Christopher Sean, Eric Martsolf, and Drake Hogestyn.
Over the last 10 years, Days has been very fortunate is bringing on characters portrayed by actors who click in their roles. Lucas Adams, Lamon Archey, Camila Banus,…[Read more]
Freeman, I second all the citations you made today. Great performances all around!
Regarding the Supporting Actress category… I have noticed for the last few years that this category is always the most difficult for me to narrow down when I am creating lists of the top performers. There are just so many good ones! It’s so hard to narrow it down…[Read more]
Today’s episode was very entertaining!
I loved the confrontation between Jennifer and Chad. When Chad said, “Jennifer Horton, always optimistic,” I half-expected Chad to take off a mask and reveal that it was actually Eve.
The confrontation scenes between Gabi and Abigail were fire. Great work by Camila Banus (even though I dislike the direc…[Read more]
So I have to say, I am enjoying the Rosales family. The addition of Mia has added some much needed spice to the show. And I’m very fond of Lola, whose character is strong yet provides a contrast to Mia. Rey and Sharon share a lot of chemistry, and I’ve liked Arturo since the character debuted.
I also like the character of Nate, but he has no rea…[Read more]
GH has been getting better, but it still lacks that snap, crackle, and pop that makes Days so much fun. With all of its loose story threads, GH is the least coherent of the four soaps and, honestly, I find a good bit of it boring. But I won’t complain because anything is better than returning to the early 2000s Guza model of storytelling.
Neat twist with Chad and Stefan joining forces to have Abigail committed. Chad has become a complete jerk, and I can understand if Billy Flynn is struggling to play it. I don’t see Chad and Abigail getting back together any time soon, but eventually perhaps.
I think if Christopher Sean were staying that perhaps the story would have evolved…[Read more]
On the most recent Daytime Confidential podcast, the pundits were raving about Eileen Davidson’s exit story. I did not care for it, but I can see their point in that the episodes were very well-produced. If I had never seen the show before, I think I would have loved them.
Y&R last Friday was really bad. The prospect of Phyllis as CEO is a…[Read more]
Britt and Brad reuniting was wonderful! The only thing better was seeing Britt and Spencer reunite! I was annoyed to see it cut short by a special news report, especially since it was the second one today! I would really like to see Britt back full-time as a GH doctor.
Monday’s episode of Days was great! The engagement party was a complete fiasco in a wonderfully soapy way. Well played, Days!
So far, I am enjoying Rex and Sarah. The writers didn’t waste any time introducing conflict into their relationship!
The scenes with Sami and Belle were great. Belle and Shawn should definitely be full-time characters.
The Ryan storyline continues to intrigue. Now that he has separated from Laura, the story is open to more possibilities including the potential to play out for longer than I initially anticipated. The Mary Pat reveal was quite memorable, as was the Halloween gift Ryan left for Ava. The scenes with Ryan and Ava are great! Overall, Jon Lindstrom,…[Read more]
Soapsarecool, I really enjoyed your post and I agree with almost everything in it!
Let’s start with Y&R. I too miss the Newman ranch house! I agree that Melody Thomas Scott should have won an Emmy by now. And Tonya Lee Williams was great in that storyline. For me, the character of Victor Newman is played out; the writing for his character has b…[Read more]
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