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I gotta start posting more often, especially since I follow three soaps. Geez, where da hell am I at...

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
SocRMum1
Mar 30 2011, 04:40 PM
sungrey
Mar 30 2011, 04:37 PM
Matt
Mar 30 2011, 02:03 PM
Kate & Sami arguing almost game me a glimmer of old-DAYS. I'm waiting for Rafe2 to feel forced to do something desperate and intentionally or accidentally hurt Will which will cause Kate to go apeshit when she finds out about Stefano/EJ's role & culpability.
Didn't glimpse who wrote today's show. I too thought the Sami/Kate scenes were quite good. So was the Magstor kiss. To think I almost abandoned today's show eight minutes in for Skyline Chili (I am in Cincinnati on vacation).
Wait...you chose DAYS over Skyline? :unsure: (I live in Cincinnati)

And double wait...you vacation in Cincinnati? Surely you must be visiting people - I can't imagine our gorgeous river front or stunning views brought you here. :lol:
Sorry it took so long to get back to you! I was in Cincinnati for the Reds game today (if I'm not mistaken, did Days not air in Cincy today because of the parade and all the festivities?) and I'm now in Parkersburg, WV heading towards Washington on Friday.

And yes, I do love the Cincy skyline and the chili. Did you ever watch old Edge of Night episodes? That's an outdated shot of Cincinnati in the 1970s Edge shows on You Tube. :)

Blind Item: Guess Who's Getting a Doppelganger?
Okay... WHO'S RIGHT? lol

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
Matt
Mar 30 2011, 02:03 PM
Kate & Sami arguing almost game me a glimmer of old-DAYS. I'm waiting for Rafe2 to feel forced to do something desperate and intentionally or accidentally hurt Will which will cause Kate to go apeshit when she finds out about Stefano/EJ's role & culpability.
Didn't glimpse who wrote today's show. I too thought the Sami/Kate scenes were quite good. So was the Magstor kiss. To think I almost abandoned today's show eight minutes in for Skyline Chili (I am in Cincinnati on vacation).

Blind Item: Guess Who's Getting a Doppelganger?
Not Erica. Go to Nelson Branco's Twitter feed to read more. Wish I could link it, but apparently it's Erika Slezak. If true, I am SO pissed at Brian Frons because Ron Carlivati would never write a story like this. Fronsie would make him.

Susan Haskell OUT at OLTL
Mason
Mar 29 2011, 05:30 PM
Is Valentini trying to kill his own show? I'm continually baffled by the executive decisions being made at OLTL.
Something tells me this isn't Valentini.

Soaps Stars In Primetime: 2011
YES! YES!! YES!!! YES!!!! :applause: It's about time she came back and did more primetime!

Aubrey Dollar has signed up to make a guest appearance on The Good Wife. TV Line reports that the actress will play a good-natured nurse who crosses paths with Kalinda (Archia Panjabi) in a forthcoming episode. Though the nurse is eager to befriend Kalinda, the private investigator is really using her for information on a new case. Dollar previously starred in short-lived ABC drama Women's Murder Club and has also appeared in episodes of Ugly Betty, Dawson's Creek and Cupid.

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
JANALH
Mar 29 2011, 01:06 PM
Matt
Mar 29 2011, 12:26 PM
Dear God, what color is Taylor today?!?! Exactly what is the name of the color of Sherwin Williams Spray Tan does this makeup department use? Creamy Cheeto #4

Elsewhere, I'm not quite sure what to make of this Rafe2/Sami mess. I'm not sure that with Sami's "I said NO" they're trying to reference EJ or... :shrug:

:shame:
Creamy Cheeto # 4 has just become part of my DR vernacular. :cheer:

Thank you Matt!! :hail:
Matt... between Creamy Cheeto #4 and Pippi Hootenanny, I have two questions.

1. What the hell are you on, anyway?

2. Can I have some? :chee:

TV Squad: The 15 Most Memorable Female Soap Opera Characters Ever
Amello
Mar 26 2011, 11:12 AM
I absolutely love that Raven made the list, but where the hell is Julie Olson Banning Anderson Williams Williams Williams?
Ah, Amello! A fellow Edge lover! Raven was one of my all-time favorite Edge characters. Also love seeing Alexandra and Rachel on here. Gotta agree, though: Why Alice not farther up, and what makes Lesley Webber so special that she's number one (I love Denise Alexander, but still...)

And another thing: Alexandra was a fantastic character, but if that reviewer saw Beverlee playing Iris...

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
mellie277
Mar 28 2011, 10:17 PM
Casey
Mar 28 2011, 10:13 PM
Not sure where to post this but I got it in the SOD Weekly Insider:

INSIDER POLL
Last week, we asked: Do you think a romance between DAYS's Jennifer and Daniel could work?

You said:

Yes! They have a lot of chemistry. 42%

No! Jennifer's soulmate is Jack and Daniel belongs with Chloe. 31%

I'm not sure but would like to see them make a go for it. 27%
I see someone is intent on getting another of his shove down our throats a boost....... :puke:
Mellie, you gotta remember this is the same magazine that insists on pairing Liz and Jason on GH when they haven't even been paired for a few years.

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
Matt
Mar 28 2011, 03:11 PM
PhoenixRising05
Mar 28 2011, 03:04 PM
She did hesitate. She leaped for the syringe and held it in her hands. You could tell even in her state of mind she was fighting it. It's not like she just took it and jabbed it into her leg. Her state of mind just weakened her resolve to fight it.

I just think if they took the approach some of you suggesting, it would make her turning to it in the first place hard to buy. A doctor like herself knows the dangers of it (especially seeing what happened to Hope) so the best way to go about it is a spare of the moment decision in the midst of an emotional breakdown. I don't see Carly going through with it at all if she had time to dwell on it and fight it. She did fight it but she just didn't have what it takes to overcome the urge to stop what she was feeling. Her state of mind in that moment, which was a culmination of weeks of internal suffering, is really the only way I could see her ever giving in and doing that.

I really & strongly disagree. Yes, she hesitated for all of a hot minute. Hell, I've taken more time in deciding whether I wanted the Chocolate Chip or the Oatmeal Cookie. I've seen people take longer to decide something at Starbucks. You don't just jump right to injectible narcotics! Well, you don't unless you're one of the weakest willed, pathetic human beings on the planet. If she can jump down this rabbit hole so quickly, this does not garner a lot of sympathy from me for Carly. Hell, the bitch struggled more with the decision whether to killed Lawrence or not to protect MelaMe.
Also: Don't forget while Melanie miscarried, Carly was gone to that conference. That happened a few weeks back, but I definitely would have tied that in. A mother not being there for her daughter when she needs her the most? That's an automatic.

I'm going to give this story the benefit of the doubt. Like Phoenix said, however, if they tape shows and insert stuff in to other shows, then someone needs to know how long the show can run (minus commercials). They left the wrong scene on the cutting-room floor.

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
Matt
Mar 28 2011, 12:44 AM
I feel the need to share videos. If you're as softhearted & sentimental as I am, grab a tissue...




And quite possibly the greatest DAYS montage ever. This sends me into the ugly cry every time.



Marlena on the pier. OH MY GOD. One of the best moments in Days history by far.

Shane lifting Kim's veil and her mouthing "oh, boy..."

When the minister tells Roman/John he may kiss Marlena and he says "my pleasure"...

So many wonderful moments. So much great stuff. The stories. The couples. Dammit, I've watched for over 30 years and you see why I get sentimental???


Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
Just to clarify: The above post, I accidentally stuck part of my reply in PR's quote. I'm the one who loved Philece Sampler.

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
PhoenixRising05
Mar 28 2011, 12:14 AM
I used to wonder that too, sungrey. I adored Isabella. However, her death was so heartbreaking and one of the things I will always appreciate is Days taking that route since we all know they like to leave things open for popular characters to return and also keeping her dead. I always worried over the years they would undo it. I remember during the Melaswen plot there were rumors of Isabella resurfacing on the island alive since the show hinted at "others" being on the island. They should never undo that story.

On one hand, it would be a great fantasy to have Renee return. I have always been a fan of Philece Sampler; she made an okay Donna on AW but she KILLED as Renee. She and Thaao had tremendous chemistry.
They won't. It's good we get Staci coming on for occasional visits, which are believable and in character.

I remember that fall 1992 sequence. Abby was born and Izzy B died. Perfect synergy and balance in the episode. And it was so heartbreaking to see John Aniston. That was the first time you could really feel sorry for Victor, and he sort of became a decent guy for a while after that. It was a believable change and it grew out of the story.

Latest Ratings March 14-18: Bad Week for DAYS
Little shits... ha ha, Matt. I love it!

As for ABC.com... I've been catching up on OLTL and GH episodes online, and I know every show starts with "The following program is brought to you with limited interruptions by (fill in the blank)." Plus, ABC puts ads for its shows on their online content. I've seen Dana Delaney's legs so many times from that Body of Proof ad that I've got her shape memorized. lol


Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
The writer of Shane and Kayla was Gene Palumbo, I believe. He didn't last very long as a Days head writer. Richard Allen was the one who wrote most of the Jack/Jen stuff and the 1990-91 storylines, and the ironic thing was he took over for Gene. As far as that Kim/Shane/Kayla plot, as a longtime viewer even back then I went "oh, HELL no!". I don't blame Mary Beth and Charles for bolting, if that was the case.

I almost wonder what might have been had Staci Greason chosen not to leave.

Latest Ratings March 14-18: Bad Week for DAYS
I think if we were to get a foolproof Nielsen system (I know, I know... oxymoron) we'd find that a LOT more people are watching soaps than you'd think. Phoenix, you mentioned your niece watches soaps with her friends on a college campus? Are those campuses supposed to be counted? It's the same thing I talk about in other rating threads. The ratings for the NCAA tournament are pretty good so far, but they should be a lot better considering every stinkin' restaurant and sports bar in the country has TVs turned to March Madness!

I think Nielsen is slowly getting it in some areas. They're starting to talk about Live plus 7 instead of Live numbers. DVR penetration. Online watching (NBC knows who's watching via web clicks). I work in newspapers and news websites, and unique page views are a big deal. Does it mean more ad dollars? Not always. But it means viewers are watching what you're reading or showing.

Weekly Discussion 3/21-3/25
Matt
Mar 27 2011, 09:56 PM
sungrey
Mar 27 2011, 09:44 PM
PhoenixRising05
Mar 27 2011, 01:50 AM
The way they keep bringing up how Jack is not contacting anyone or responding to messages makes me think that is their ace in the hole for when Jack comes back. I think the plan has always been to bring him back when they feel so inclined (or, perhaps MA is simply unavailable...remember he couldn't return for the Alice tribute last year because he was in Mama Mia) and I think they have set the stage for what they want here. They even had Jennifer bring up that she doesn't need Jack to sign the papers to get a divorce. They will have her move on slowly and he will return having been held captive or in a coma or something and it will be at the most inopportune time. He will feel betrayed and that will give them loads of story.
Agreed. That's why I'm willing to give the Jen/Dan story the benefit of the doubt even though it's nauseous :puke: because I do think there is a method to the madness. I would hope Lawrence is alive and wanting to stick it to Carly and Jen by holding Jack captive. Since this creative team isn't capable of thinking outside the box, then I'll stick with Jack getting in an accident and being in a coma someplace.
This creative team isn't even capable of thinking INSIDE the box, let alone outside. For the love of fuck, they can't even FIND the damn box.
Matt, if I ever am lucky enough to write a daytime drama aside from what I'm doing on here, do me a favor. Don't mince words or hold anything back. That comment was PRICELESS. More writers need to hear comments like this! :soapbox:

Weekly Discussion 3/28 - 4/1
Novela, that fall/winter of 1991-92 was sooooooo damn good in terms of story. John/Roman/Isabella/Doc was a great quadrangle and you also had Jack/Jen after marriage, Carly/Bo/Victor... God, I'll stop right there before I have to go watch more old clips.

Weekly Discussion 3/21-3/25
PhoenixRising05
Mar 27 2011, 01:50 AM
The way they keep bringing up how Jack is not contacting anyone or responding to messages makes me think that is their ace in the hole for when Jack comes back. I think the plan has always been to bring him back when they feel so inclined (or, perhaps MA is simply unavailable...remember he couldn't return for the Alice tribute last year because he was in Mama Mia) and I think they have set the stage for what they want here. They even had Jennifer bring up that she doesn't need Jack to sign the papers to get a divorce. They will have her move on slowly and he will return having been held captive or in a coma or something and it will be at the most inopportune time. He will feel betrayed and that will give them loads of story.
Agreed. That's why I'm willing to give the Jen/Dan story the benefit of the doubt even though it's nauseous :puke: because I do think there is a method to the madness. I would hope Lawrence is alive and wanting to stick it to Carly and Jen by holding Jack captive. Since this creative team isn't capable of thinking outside the box, then I'll stick with Jack getting in an accident and being in a coma someplace.