Fri, 28 November 2008
On today's Top 5 countdown as many of the Daytime Confidential gang as could get together to count down the Top 5 Things We're Thankful in Daytime. These are the actors, actresses, shows, executives and personalities who we are thankful for in 2008.
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Mon, 24 November 2008
On today's Hotline edition of Daytime Confidential you the listeners are weighing in on the latest and hottest topics in daytime including the firing of Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall at Days of Our Lives.
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Wed, 19 November 2008
The Daytime Confidential gang is still in shock over the firing of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as they get together to discuss the latest CBS and Days of Our Lives' news.
Listen as Luke, Mike, Jillian and Melodie discuss the firings of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn and what this means for Days of Our Lives.
Jamey drops by to join the gang in discussing the Marge/Katherine funeral on The Young and the Restless and how this is good soap.
Noah proves that gay lovers and Karma can be a bitch, much to the displeasure of Luke Snyder.
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful Jillian is CHIPS and Ponche flashbacks.
Melodie is thankful that Marcy Rylan renewed her contract.
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Tue, 18 November 2008
Mouths around the soap world collectively dropped this weekend as the unthinkable happened. The recently-renewed Days of Our Lives, fired its biggest supercouple Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black). In this special episode of the DC podcast Luke, Mike and Jamey invite veteran soap journalist Nelson Branco (TV Guide Canada's The Suds Report) and former Days writer Tom Casiello to weigh in from the perspective of industry insiders.
Reactions to the shocking news are gauged from the panel, including: Branco, who reveals Days of Our Lives was the first soap he ever watched and how he first fell in love with the ravishing Hall even before discovering Andrea Evans and One Life to Live; and Casiello, who during his last few months on the soap before the Writers' Strike, was part of a team under Hogan Sheffer that was forced to script out the soap's "Big Four" (Hall, Hogestyn, Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell) due to their reported astronomical salaries and ultimately made the decision to kill of the wildly-popular character of John Black— since they were prohibited from using Hogestyn— only to see executive producer Ken Corday panic about fan response and order them to bring the character and actor back.
The DC gang also give their perspective based on their varying histories with the show. Jamey, who has been watching the show for the better part of three decades, reveals his dismay that lower level stars like Molly Burnett, Shelly Hennig, Josh Taylor, Thaao Penghlis, Leanne Hunley and Shawn Christian weren't cut first before the show even considered touching the Big Four; Mike, who watched in the early 80's and only recently tuned back in, conveys he still can't believe the show hired Josh Taylor, who once played Roman and Marlena's pal Chris Kositchek as a recast for Wayne Northrop's Roman, with Branco adding that move was a "Jump The Shark" moment for him as well before noting that Taylor is good friends with Corday; Luke, who has watched Days sine the 90's, speculates the brass could be moving to strategically weed out most of the show's veteran performers to repackage Days for an eventual sale to ABC or SOAPnet.
The discussion then moves to what this means for the future of Days of Our Lives and the genre as a whole. If an international superstar like Hall isn't safe, who could be next? Reckell? Alfonso? Sweeney? Taking it a step further, will other soaps start to think their top stars are expendable? Could we see a day when the headline is "Susan Lucci Out", or "Eric Braeden Axed"? This is an episode of Daytime Confidential you don't want to miss.
Direct download: DC_327.mp3
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Mon, 17 November 2008
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Tina, Belinda and Regan discuss the latest in ABC soap news including...
All My Children's 10,000th episode. Where has Carmen disappeared to? Adam and Erica
Susan Haskell and Trevor St. John's performances on One Life to Live. Should Marty get all of her memory back at once or only a little bit over time? Who would you put Marty with now? Once her memory is entirely back could she be with Todd or someone else? Shouldn't an autopsy prove that its obvious that Bess's baby isn't her own?
Regan shares some of the latest General Hospital spoilers and we discuss the burning of Kelly's. Nikolas, Nadine and Raylene. Scrubs in the mob or Robin as the next mob doctor? Jax and Kate sleep together.
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Sun, 16 November 2008
On today's CBS & DAYS episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Mike, Jamey and Jillian discuss all the latest in CBS soap and Days of Our Lives news including...
The saviour of Guiding Light, Grant Aleksander, returns to Springfield to shake things up and help stave off the cancellation of the oldest soap. The gang give their take on what this could mean.
Lucinda's new love Brian kisses Luke and needless to say the gang can't help but feel sorry for poor Noah. The poor boy can't get a break. What is up with Carly and Lily putting aside their rivalry so quickly? It makes no sense but Jamey believes there is a Sex and the City connection. What or what is the point of fake Jennifer?
Word has it that Phoebe is being killed of The Bold and the Beautiful and Luke believes that Phoebe's funeral would provide the perfect time for Rick to sing opera, to which Jamey has a coronary. Brooke proved once again that no Logan does sex tease than her. Luke wonders how exactly Donna could confuse Eric and Stephanie.
Jillian is doing a happy dance over Erin Sanders leaving the role of Eden while Jamey is fantasizing of Vanessa Marcil in the role. Jeanne Cooper is hitting it out of the park as Marge and Katherine but does the "death" of Katherine really do anything but postpone the battle between Jill and Katherine? The gang talks about the idea of Andrea Evans returning to The Young and the Restless as Amber's mother.
Find out which Days of Our Lives actress Jamey thinks needs acting training wheels and how did Sarah Palin end up being talked about in relationship to Salem. The gang discusses whether or not daytime can afford to have young actors and actresses who don't know what they are doing on the front burner when so many soaps are in ratings decline. Nick is Trent's killer but why would or should any of us care? Luke is still enjoying Sami and Rafe but the others think that it is just recycling scripts.
Direct download: DC_325.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm CDT
Sun, 16 November 2008
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Karen from Wubs.net joins Luke, Belinda and Tina to discuss all the latest in ABC soaps including...
The birth of Star and Jessica's baby on One Life to Live and how realistic both births were. Jean Randolph vs. Bess and how they compare. They discuss whether or not something can be a pale imitation while being better than we expected.
David returns to Pine Valley and is hitting on Amanda and we're not sure we like it. Belinda wants the romance between Taylor and Jake killed off. They discuss whether or not Petey is a Spinelli "light."
The Scrubs baby was born and brought with it a bunch of touching scenes and they discuss what they enjoyed most. Laura and Scotty are on the run and Belinda, Karen and Tina aren't impressed while Luke plays devil's advocate. Rumors are swirling about the November Sweeps that never happened and we discuss what they supposedly were and when they might still happen.
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Thu, 13 November 2008
On today's Performer of the Week Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Mike, Jamey and Jillian choose the actors and actresses they believe are the Performer of the Week and honorable and dishonorable mentions. They discuss CBS's decision not to air the next Daytime Emmy telecast and what this means for the daytime industry.
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Sun, 9 November 2008
On today's Top 5 Daytime Confidential countdown Luke, Jamey, Nicki and Melodie count down their Top 5 Heroines in soaps. The characters who they admire and look up to.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm CDT
Fri, 7 November 2008
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Mike, Melodie and Jillian discuss all the latest rumors and news including Ashley's return to The Young and the Restless, Catherine and Marge, Lily and Billy and debate who Amber should go up against.
Boozy Taylor and teaming up with ball busting broads on The Bold and the Beautiful.
We're throwing a party for Cassie leaving Guiding Light and Melodie has a problem with Grady.
We discuss the latest rumors of Austin Peck and Agim Kaba leaving As the World Turns and Sage following in her mother's footsteps.
Sandra Ferguson returns to daytime on Days of Our Lives, Galen Gering makes his debut and EJ and Nicole.
Direct download: DC_321.mp3
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Thu, 6 November 2008
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Tina, Jamey and TV Guide Canada's Nelson discuss ABC's focus groups, PSA's and who exactly is to blame for the re-rape of One Life to Live's Marty by Todd.
General Hospital's ratings plummeted and we discuss whether or not the show needs more or less mob to help it improve in its ratings.
Branco shares the latest about Cameron Mathison's contract status and how the relationship of All My Children's gay couple Bianca and Reese is being written. All this and much more on today's show.
Direct download: DC_320.mp3
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Fri, 31 October 2008
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Tina and Jamey discuss Jason Cook without a beard and David Lago joining General Hospital. Bianca and Reese and why Bianca's motives don't ring true to the character. Beth Ehlers and Ricky Paull Goldin can't escape filming in stairwells and Michael E. Knight rumors. Blowing up safe's for Dummies, mustache twirling Tess and Marty and Todd. All this and much, much more including the disconnect between online and offline soap viewers.
Direct download: DC_319.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm CDT
Fri, 31 October 2008
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Nicki and Melodie discuss Tricia Cast returning to The Young and the Restless, David Lago goes General Hospital, eye spy a CBS logo on The Bold and the Beautiful, Nicki's Save Lizzie campaign for Guiding Light and John Callahan goes to Days of Our Lives.
Direct download: DC_318.mp3
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