Best Drama Series
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
“Days of Our Lives”
“The Young and the Restless”
Steve Burton, “General Hospital”
Thorsten Kaye, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Jon Lindstrom, “General Hospital”
Thaao Penghlis, “Days of Our Lives”
Jason Thompson, “The Young and the Restless”
I agree that yesterday’s classic episode of Y&R was excellent. The fight between Katherine and Jill was more than 20 years in the making and was so true to the show’s history. I was watching the day Katherine drove the car off the road in (I think) 1975; the recursive bitterness expressed by Jill rang so true. In addition to the excellent sce…[Read more]
Looking back, that 1994 Daytime Emmy Awards included a great list of nominees! After all this time, it is difficult for me to recall whom I was rooting for, but I do remember that “One Life to Live” had a great year and that their wins for writing and acting were well-deserved. That said, I was always looking for under-recognized performers suc…[Read more]
I loved Y&R in the 70s and 80s, so I really enjoyed Monday’s episode of Y&R. It was so great to see an episode featuring Lori Brooks as a central character. I wish the current team would re-introduce some of the characters from the Brooks, Prentiss, and Foster families, or perhaps some of their children or grandchildren.
By the 1990s, I was not a…[Read more]
The show that I most enjoy right now is General Hospital. Over the years, I have often been critical of the show, so I find myself trying to figure out what I like about it these days.
For starters, I am engaged. The show holds my interest. I start watching and the time passes quickly. This is in stark contrast to The Young and the Restless,…[Read more]
Robert Bruce replied to the topic GOLDIES nominations and ballot! Voting ends on Jan. 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST! in the forum Daytime TV 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks, Freeman! It’s a great list… and probably a lot better than the upcoming Emmy noms.
Robert Bruce replied to the topic Days of Our Lives Production Return Date set for Later this month!! in the forum Daytime TV 9 months, 2 weeks ago
EmmyLoser: “I would have preferred them to wait until April or May and really get their lead time down to something reasonable.”
I completely agree with EmmyLoser. In fact, I would take it a step further and schedule the return for August. As producer, I would start a new model where episodes were filmed just a week in advance. I would facilitate…[Read more]
Y&R has become unwatchable. It is so boring. There is not one story that I am enjoying. The worst is the story of Adam, Chelsea, and Connor. In a close tie is the story of Billy’s alternative personality. I have become so disengaged. This is the worst the show has been in years.
Days took a gamble with the Time Jump, and I think it was a good move. I am enjoying the show and the many of the stories since the fateful November 8 episode.
The only story about which I have major reservations is the Stefano/Princess Gina insanity. It reminds me a bit of the Franco/Drew story on GH. But in GH’s story, the circumstances, a…[Read more]
Y&R, for me, is somewhere around the intersection of boring and implausible. Not one story has me engaged right now, and few of the characters have rooting value. The show is being written (or so it seems) with the expectation that we will somehow care about characters who are, for the most part, self-absorbed, shallow, and unkind. Days and GH…[Read more]
Sean, Liz is legally right if you accept the notion that Franco is mentally unfit. However, I do not agree with that assessment.
It’s great that we disagree! That’s what makes this story so interesting.
I may be in the minority, but I am enjoying the story where Franco now has Drew’s memories. It has provided compelling, complex drama. Friends Liz and Kim are now pitted against one another. And Roger Howarth is doing a great job in that his Drew feels like a totally different person than Franco.
Another interesting aspect for me personally is t…[Read more]
I feel like Days has really gone off the rails. We have not one but three criminally insane women – Kristen, Vivien, and Jordan – running wild in Salem. Additionally, we have Dr. Henry, who has suddenly undergone an inexplicable character transformation, kidnapping Jennifer.
Aside from that, Brady’s draw to Kristen is absurd. Eric is too angst…[Read more]
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]