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WLS Dylan Patton Interview
Kali
May 31 2010, 04:14 PM
ladyofthelake
May 31 2010, 02:17 PM
Kali
May 31 2010, 01:58 PM
I maintain that AS is making the most of the position she's in while she's there. If her acting were so sub-par, I doubt we'd be getting the Sami-focused s/ls and endless debates about who Sami should be with romantically. Why shouldn't she do all she can while her star is still on the rise? I think it's admirable and smart.
Seriously? This isn't the first time a soap (or prime-time TV show, for that matter) has focused on a character/actor that is not up to par. That's the difference between a personality and an actor. And Sweeny is treading on "personality" territory.
I mean, in other lines of work, there are people who are pushed to the forefront who really don't deserve to be there, nor are they really all they're cracked up to be. (Congress is full of them! :D )
Regardless of why you think she's where she is, why shouldn't she maximize the opportunity? What's wrong with her trying to make herself into a personality, if that's what she's doing? I mean, I'm just not getting why this is a bad thing to some.
Did you ever hear the phrase "Doing a million things and doing none of them well?" More or less?
Hey, if she makes you happy, wow. However, I maintain that sometimes success comes at a price. I admire people who maintain success without getting greedy. I'm just not so sure she's like that, and I certainly maintain my right as an old fogie who have SEEN people like that to reserve that judgement. Success with fame doesn't necessarily equate success in life. Or health. I've said this before, ad naseum, too, that sometime, something is going to have to give. And, given her earlier insecurities, no matter how many hats she wears, there might be something that is just not satisfying her. And if this is a quest to fulfill some insecurity in her, that's a dangerous thing. If it's just because it makes her happy and her husband is good with it and her colleagues are good with revolving their lives around her schedule, more power to them. It would piss me off.
And, no, I'm not jealous. I'm perfectly happy in my career, fame-less as it is. :D

Weekly Discussion: 5/31-6/3
six
May 29 2010, 01:34 PM
"All the guys like Chloe. They can't see past her big...eyes." LOL

I loved that line!

WLS Dylan Patton Interview
Kali
May 31 2010, 01:58 PM
I maintain that AS is making the most of the position she's in while she's there. If her acting were so sub-par, I doubt we'd be getting the Sami-focused s/ls and endless debates about who Sami should be with romantically. Why shouldn't she do all she can while her star is still on the rise? I think it's admirable and smart.
Seriously? This isn't the first time a soap (or prime-time TV show, for that matter) has focused on a character/actor that is not up to par. That's the difference between a personality and an actor. And Sweeny is treading on "personality" territory.
I mean, in other lines of work, there are people who are pushed to the forefront who really don't deserve to be there, nor are they really all they're cracked up to be. (Congress is full of them! :D )

SOD:Shane is back!
daisy132
May 30 2010, 07:56 PM
I ended up fast forwarding most of his scenes because of Rafe.
That's too bad.

Vintage TV Openings
Matt
May 27 2010, 01:05 AM
It's amazing to see familiar names in very unfamiliar shows...

1979
Please note that if you plan to watch all of them, set aside an hour or so. lol This user has groupings for pretty much every year, so I'll do 1980 tomorrow.









I remember watching Happy Days, Angie, Alice, and the White Shadow. Those others?

Spoilers for wk of June 7th
daisy132
May 30 2010, 07:35 PM
All I know is that there is no way I'm going to miss that reveal. I'm on pins and needles as to how it's going to go, but I KNOW that I can rely on James and Ali to give a stellar performance that will leave me breathless and glued to my screen. I'm sure that there will be fireworks, a little maiming involved, and forgiveness afterwards. But one thing is for sure: no matter which fan base we belong to, there will be some really good acting we can all look forward to.
You have more confidence in Allison Sweeney than I do.

SOD:Shane is back!
Hell, I'd watch Shane in scenes with Melanie or Sami just to see Charles Shaunessy again!

When Did You start watching Days and why?
Fryday
May 26 2010, 10:20 AM
JANALH
May 24 2010, 03:35 PM
I have a vivid memory of her almost wedding to Larry Welch and Alice & the old guy (what was his name?) he was in the wedding dress at the alter.....and the song "I Need A Hero".
Howie Hoffstedder... He was a PI that took Bo under his wing. What a wacky and lovable character, he was. That's back when Days had a wonderfully quirky charm to it.
I absolutely adored Howie Hoffstedder, and was so excited when I saw him in Mrs. Doubtfire, LOL.

When did you start posting on Message Boards?
I started on the Sony boards by lurking when I "rediscovered" Days around 2005 (I think, it was right after Belle and Philip got married), then just jumped in. I gradually lost that habit because of their dumb rules, and pretty much, post here and TWoP. Very occasionally, I used to post at Soap Opera Network, but not too much.

WLS Dylan Patton Interview
Kali
May 30 2010, 04:06 PM
lysie
May 30 2010, 12:48 PM
Kali
May 30 2010, 12:36 PM
What is with all the AS-hate? Yes, she's an ambitious woman who is making the most of her career. Good for her, I say. Why shouldn't she? Sheesh.
Well, we're allowed to hate here, but this has nothing to do with hate. From the sounds of this interview, she's not making the most of her career.
Of course we're allowed to hate here--I didn't say otherwise. I just asked where it's coming from. Union issues aside (if there are any), I think it's great that she's helping new actors and learning all aspects of the business. She's in a business that values youth. Maybe she wants to get into directing fulltime in the future if work becomes hard to come by. Good for her.
Then let her direct. There are actors who direct, but they're not also doing commercials, trying to carry an "A" story on a soap to thepoint that eveyone else's schedule revolves around her, a second show, trying to raise two kids, AND writing books all at the same time. Never mind the tending to the garden AND tweeting ad naseum.

WLS Dylan Patton Interview
lysie
May 30 2010, 12:48 PM
Kali
May 30 2010, 12:36 PM
What is with all the AS-hate? Yes, she's an ambitious woman who is making the most of her career. Good for her, I say. Why shouldn't she? Sheesh.
Well, we're allowed to hate here, but this has nothing to do with hate. From the sounds of this interview, she's not making the most of her career.
Bingo. Plus, nothing is wrong with being ambitious as long as you're not leaving high-heel marks on the backs of others OR if you're doing your best at what you are doing. There are those of us who feel she has been phoning in or OVERDOING her Sami role as she feeds her ambition.
If she is truly earning her way without sacrificing quality or feelings of others, I'm all for it. These speculations, however, have been going on for a while. Usually, in show business, those this ambitious usually have horns holding up those halos. ;)

Spoilers for wk of June 7th
lysie
May 30 2010, 12:01 PM
ladyofthelake
May 30 2010, 12:01 PM
I feel so left out because I never subjected myself to anything Tori Spelling.
It's never too late to start.
But do I WANT to? LOL

Spoilers for wk of June 7th
I feel so left out because I never subjected myself to anything Tori Spelling.

Spoilers for wk of June 7th
Criss33
May 29 2010, 02:37 PM
Vicky4Mimi
May 26 2010, 09:58 PM
Can't wait to see Jennifer again!
Hate the Bope divorce thing.
Poor Hope hearing about Alice.
I hope Nicole does wipe the floor with Ej like Liz<3Days said!
Agree with all above except the last sentence i will change it to, i really hope this time around EJ wipes the floor with Nicole!
I'm sure he'll come out smelling like a rose........ :huh:

NBC.com/SoapNet Weekly Previews (Week of 5/31)
IMissAremid
May 29 2010, 12:51 PM
Thanks for adding the SoapNet preview.

So Carly somehow gets her hand on Hope's "treasures"? Hmmmm.
I'm sorry, but everytime I hear the phrase "treasure box" on the show, my mind just wanders in dirty places....... :D

Weekly Discussion: 5/24-5/28
IMissAremid
May 29 2010, 11:01 AM
Liz<3Days
May 29 2010, 10:45 AM
Ok, I know they dont have money, but couldnt at least they TRY and dress these people up and give their hair some style? Carly was in a nice dress but that limp just got out of the shower hair- YIKES! Vivian's dress looked liked a fucked-up Kimono from the 80s! The rest of the people look like they were going to a bar-b-que? Could of it cost too much to have everyone stay, break away, and have them come back a bit more dressed? I guess it would of?
Liz,

Their crummy clothes for a wedding bugged me when I saw the preview pics/vids for this, but (since you said you haven't watched in 3 months) their crappy clothes was kind of explained in the earlier episodes this week where none of them came to the mansion knowing they were going to be attending a wedding but only after getting text messages that Victor was in trouble.

And if they went home to change why would they have come back at all when they all had such strong feelings against the Viv-Vic wedding?
Excellent point. They almost left to begin with, and Maggie convinced them to stay. And, honestly, I don't see where it was Melanie-centered at all. They had focus on the ex-wives, Maggie, yes, Melanie, but also how Carly looked when Daniel made his announcement, AND the look on Hope's face when Carly caught the bouquet. I'd say it's the most balanced it's been in a while.

Weekly Discussion: 5/24-5/28
jane1978
May 29 2010, 05:10 AM
ladyofthelake
May 28 2010, 03:00 PM
lysie
May 28 2010, 01:25 PM


Mommy....why don't you ask Ciara if she can show you your treasure box. Common sense, detective.

I've always wondered why the heck Hope just doesn't take Ciara to her room and look under the damn bed for proof, to say "See, Ciara"....then, WHOOPS! Guess that would end the storyline too quickly, but it would be awesome if Hope discovered she was the culprit herself.
Actually, Hope plans to do that. She promissed Ciara they will check it out after she comes back from her sleepover.
Yeah, NOW. Why not two weeks ago?

SOD:Shane is back!
Sindacco
May 29 2010, 06:12 AM
I just laugh whenever I see EJ fans complaining about vets proping Rafe. They never complained when the same thing happened with EJ a couple of years ago.
Yup.

Spoilers for wk of June 7th
mer4santo
May 28 2010, 09:10 PM
ladyofthelake
May 28 2010, 09:00 PM
mer4santo
May 28 2010, 07:48 PM

Quoting limited to 3 levels deephealing
Henderson HAS to be getting frustrated by now, in the sort of "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride" sort of way.
Hell, didn't Nigel even get laid once on One Life? Or am I dreaming?
The way Nicole was putting down the martinis today, I almost thought she'd take him back to his quarters....
Oh, Lord, I could only imagine Victor's reaction.....

Spoilers for wk of June 7th
mer4santo
May 28 2010, 07:48 PM
lysie
May 28 2010, 07:44 PM
mer4santo
May 28 2010, 07:15 PM

Quoting limited to 3 levels deephealing when you could be spamming! The question is who would you start with? You do you progress to and then would you end up spamming against yourself? Really the possibilities are endless.
If Henderson were an option, I'd be spamming away.
I think the show really needs to move in that direction.
Henderson HAS to be getting frustrated by now, in the sort of "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride" sort of way.
Hell, didn't Nigel even get laid once on One Life? Or am I dreaming?