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February 20, 2020 at 9:10 pm #1203354612
Tonya Lee Williams as Dr. Olivia Barber Hastings on 1995-1996 in the storyline when Nathan cheated on her and then she found out that Nathan’s lover had HIV. She was incredible. Still one of my all-time favorite performances and storylines. She was Emmy-nominated, along with Victoria Rowell and Michelle Stafford, but they all lost to Another World’s Anna Holbrook.November 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm #1203189001
I have to disagree, Djoko. As a “younger”-ish viewer, what draws me in, and what drew me in when I started watching soaps as a teen, were the multigenerational storylines, not teenagers or younger actors. Also, you can’t alienate the longtime viewers (who love veterans) and sacrifice them to get these supposed younger viewers who supposedly enjoy only younger actors. The reason why I have kept up with Days but have been turned off by GH over the years has been mainly that GH is basically unrecognizable now and they decimated the core families, whereas DOOL still honors its history and its veterans.November 12, 2019 at 8:34 pm #1203176846
I can’t believe I just read a Days of Our Lives fan saying that the show “doesn’t need” Susan Seaforth Hayes, John Aniston and James Reynolds. One of the biggest strengths that Days has is its veterans and its inter-generational stories and family dynamics. It’s the reason why I have kept watching Days but basically gave up on General Hospital after they got rid of Brad Maule (that scene with Lucas shows why he should have been kept), Stuart Damon, Rachel Ames, Susan Brown and others. I love my Days vets and I’m very happy that –for all his flaws– Ron Carlivati appreciates them and knows how important they are to the fans.October 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm #1203123186
What Hogan Scheffer did for As the World Turns was really, truly remarkable. Those were amazing years for Oakdale and for its wonderful cast. Hunt Block’s Craig, Terri Conn’s Katie, Cady McClain’s Rosanna, Trent Dawson’s Henry, Carly and Jack, Marshall Travers, Rose D’Angelo!!!… and the amazing Colleen Zenk as Barbara Ryan! Episodes were well written, dialogue was crisp, the town felt like a town, characters felt human. I loved my ATWT during those years! Thanks for everything Hogan Scheffer!September 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm #1203064163
“Just kill off Julie”?!?!? Are you serious?! I agree with you that Stefan is a great character and should NOT be killed off. But suggesting that they kill Julie is awful. In general, I think killing off or disappearing veterans is cruel to actors and to long-time fans, but also in this case Julie spices up any scene she is in, she works on several storyline levels, and her and Doug are the oldest couple on any show.June 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm #1202946125
Scenes like the one between Hope and Victor are the reason why I watch soap operas. History, connections, family, love, excellent dialogue… I just loved it so much. The connection between Caroline and Victor was always very special to me and the scenes they shared over the last 10-15 years were few and far between, but always SOOO special. Except when they made that stupid mistake of having Caroline switch the paternity results for Parker, which I HATED, but I guess at least they chalked it up to dementia (or at least I did).
On the funeral itself, I thought it was very well done. I would have really LOVED to see Kimberly there (come one! It couldn’t have been that difficult to get Patsy Pease for one day!) and Shane also. But especially Kimberly.
And in my dream world, Billy Warlock would have come back as Frankie for the funeral and it would have been the perfect opportunity to add him to Jennifer and Eve’s stories. At least they referenced Max and Frankie, as there’s been some occasions over the years in which they refer to the Bradys as just Bo, Roman, Kayla and Kimberly.
In any case, rest in peace Peggy McCay and thank you for all the wonderful years and memories, and kudos for the writers and actors because the episode was very well done.November 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm #1202667138
(sorry, I’m on a roll)
– I am very likely in the minority here but I LOVED the Reva clone story on Guiding Light. Basically for three reasons: Joie Lenz (now Bethany Joy Lenz) who was perfect as Teenage Reva, Kim Zimmer and –most especially– Robert Newman, who has incredible as Josh. I remember being so riveted and moved by his performance during this storyline. I would set the VHS to tape it so I could watch the show as soon as I came back from school. I’m not ashamed at all to say that this was one my favorite storylines of that decade.
– Of all the soap cancellations, One Life to Live was BY FAR the least deserved. The show still felt fresh and humorous and well-written and had an amazing cast. Though I did not like it’s last episode. I miss Robert S. Wood’s Bo Buchanan, Florencia Lozano’s Tea, and Robin Strasser’s Dorian most of all. I loved Strasser and Stephen Markle’s Mel Hayes, one of my all-time favorite soap couples.
– I know “mourning” scenes and stories are supposed to be tear-jerkers, but there’s been too many back-from-the-deads now for me to really care. Except when the actor/actress has died, I can’t really feel it anymore.
– Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia, Y&R) should have won a Supporting Actress Emmy for the storyline when Nathan cheated on her and the subsequent HIV scare. This was an amazing storyline.
– Robert Newman’s Josh on GL and Jon Hensley’s Holden on ATWT — two vastly underrated actors who were consistently amazing without being showy.
– Coupling that made and still makes me gag: Josh and Cassie (GL).
– I loved Lisa Peluso’s Lila, Stephen Schnetzer’s Cass (and the two of them together!), Kim Rhodes’s Cindy and Rhonda Ross Kendrick’s Toni on Another World.
– Amelie Heinle has definitely made Victoria her own on Y&R, but Heather Tom’s Victoria was one of my favorite soap characters ever. Whenever she was on the screen with Eric Braeden, I felt like my screen would explode.October 24, 2018 at 12:58 pm #1202660925
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Idriss Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Diane Keaton (The Godfather: Part II)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name)
Dennis Quaid (Far from Heaven)
Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures)
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)
Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!)
Catherine Deneuve (Belle du Jour)
Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada)
Julie Delpy (Before Sunset and/or Before Midnight)
Jim Carrey (The Truman Show)February 3, 2018 at 8:36 am #1202486503
I agree wholeheartedly that what they’ve done to Jack and Ashley has been atrocious. Completely out of character for both of them. It’s painful to watch.October 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm #1202231060
I agree with so many of the above, and would like to add one: Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia, Y&R) in 1996 during that year when Nathan cheated on her with Keesha and Keesha was diagnosed with HIV. It was an incredible storyline, with powerful performances from Shemar Moore, Victoria Rowell, but most especially by Tonya Lee Williams. Both Tonya and Victoria Rowell were nominated that year. I wish Tonya had won, and that she would come back to Y&R.
Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkP9diMdtm4February 1, 2017 at 7:57 am #1202000773
I think this sounds AWESOME and has a lot of potential. But they should bring CJ back full time. Mick Cain was a good actor and there is a lot of history with him and Rick, and maybe he could even mix it up with Wyatt/Liam/Steffy (to stop that boring merry-go-round between those three). And yes, reading this makes me really sad that Macy, Alexandra and –especially– Darla were killed off.April 17, 2016 at 10:34 am #1201746825
Wow, this one is tough to predict. But it looks like Hunter King will win again — her reel is great. I can see Brooklyn Rae Silzer or True O’Brien taking it also. All really good reels. Wow, the Jason Thompson–Brooklyn Raw Silzer chemistry was truly amazing, the reel gave me a lot of nostalgia. I actually respect Reign Edwards’s choice to put in material that is not too flashy but effective. But I don’t think it will get her a win. And as for Ashlyn Pearce, nope, I agree with the above post that she does not seem relatable and the material is a bit over the top. Jacqueline Maciness Wood steals it from her, she’s a great actress. Watching these scenes again made me angry one more time at the writing for Aly. I hate how they made Thorne and Darla’s daughter a psycho and also got rid of a core family member… and all that crap about “decency” etc. nahhhh, I did not like this story at all.
PREDICTED WINNER: Hunter King. Runner-Up: Brooklyn Rae Silzer
SHOULD WIN (according to reel): True O’Brien or Brooklyn Rae Silzer
SHOULD WIN (on entire year’s body of work): Brooklyn Rae Silzer. Runner-Up: Reign Edwards.April 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm #1201746644
Wow, I must be seeing different things from the rest of you because I thought Lauralee Bell’s reel was FABULOUS. The only reel I have seen so far that made me cry. Her breakdown with Paul is very realistic and her eyes communicate soooo much. I thought it was the best reel BY FAR. And Doug Davidson should have submitted this exact same reel and WON the category of Supporting Actor (especially given the weakness of the other nominees’ submissions). I’m upset he wasn’t nominated (he was my #3 best Supporting Actor of the year after Kristoff St. John and Bryan Dattilo).
Jessica Collins is great, but I thought the first episode in the real was a bit over-acted and badly written. The second one was much better. Linsey Godfrey is fine and I really like her, but I don’t know, it doesn’t grab me as much as the others. Melissa Reeves is great in these very soapy scenes. And Peggy McKay could win a well-deserved career Emmy. I have a soft spot for her and I think she’s a great actress, but I didn’t think there was anything special in this reel.
Predicted Winner: Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R). Runner-Up: Peggy McKay (Caroline, DOOL)
Should Win (on strength of tape): Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R). Runner-Up: Melissa Reeves (Caroline, DOOL)
Should Win (on entire year’s body of work): Judi Evans (Adrienne, DOOL)… oh wait! She wasn’t nominated — what a crime. Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R)April 16, 2016 at 8:29 am #1201746600
Finola Hughes is going to win, and deservedly so! She is excellent in her reel and she is SUBTLE. Maura and Kassie are awesome but I think their flashy style will contrast with Finola’s classical, more understated and subtle work. Also, I think the “Denise” bit is going to distract the panel because it’s really hammy. Travey and Mary Beth I don’t think are in the running.
My prediction is Finola, with Kassie De Paiva a close second. I can see either of the two winning. And both would make me happy!April 13, 2016 at 8:34 am #1201674000
Oh God, don’t get me started. The lack of Emmy love for Melody Thomas Scott is THE most frustrating and unbelievable Emmy injustice of all time (OK, after Beverlee McKinsey never winning an Emmy for playing Alexandra Spaulding). I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. This woman consistently gives excellent performances, she has terrific chemistry with everyone and anyone she plays with, and she is THE best crier in daytime. I have selected her as the year’s best actress for many years (probably more than any other actress) and I absolutely adore her. What’s weirder to me is I have never heard stories about her not being liked by the cast, so I simply don’t get it. This woman deserves to have at least one Emmy on her mantle already.