Thu, 30 April 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless news and storylines, including:
It must almost be summer because Noah's dad is returning to As the World Turns. Luke was just kidnapped by The Wonder Twins, can't Luke and Noah get a break? Meanwhile Lily Snyder is running around town like Little Red Riding Hood. Something excited Jillian on As the World Turns, now what could have made that happen?
The Bold and the Beautiful's Ridge Forrester is turning into the Six Million Dollar Man, facing down a private jet and running to stop Rick from marrying his daughter. Jackie and Owen got it on. Does it make sense for Jackie to be pushing Owen off? Now that Rick and Steffy are broken up she may be paired with Marcus.
Phillip Kiriakis was shot on Days of Our Lives and provided an opportunity for Shelley Hennig to shine or falter, which was it? The Kiriakis versus DiMera rivalry finally has a motivation. Could this be a good storyline? Jamey doesn't believe that Dena Higley is responsible for Days of Our Lives' improvements. He believes that Gary Tomlin is responsible.
Paul Anthony Stewart is returning to Guiding Light. Could his return usher back in the mob? BethAnn Bonner is joining the cast, but it isn't as Michelle. Who could she be and what is her motivation? Bill and Lizzie will be facing problems, leading up to their wedding. Shouldn't Bizzie be able to have some happiness until they say their vows? Frank needs to buy a clue. He's a cop and he can't even figure out what Natalia is thinking.
The Chipmunk Chronicles are over on The Young and the Restless. Ashley is going crazy, but why is she wondering around the woods? Gloria, Jeff and Jill are teaming up to take on the all powerful Victor Newman. Do they even have a chance? The one thing that might give them an edge is that - love her or hate her - Gloria's got hustle.
Wed, 29 April 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Tina discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
The status of Susan Lucci's contract at All My Children and whether or not Erica Kane is being killed off. Babe's twin sister Marissa. Jamie Luner's Liza Colby has sex with Zach Slater.
This wasn't a good week for One Life to Live, both in quality of storytelling and for its characters. Talia was found dead in a swimming pool. The Marasco Fiasco continues to dominate the show. Powell and Rebecca return to One Life to Live.
General Hospital goes HD. Some actors look better than others with the new format. NotEmily is dragging down the Cassadine storylines. Not only will General Hospital push women down any form of stairs they can find, now they're pushing babies down stairs too. Robin's Post Partum storyline has gone the way of the Dodo.
The soap mania tour is cancelled.
Sun, 26 April 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Tina, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job for the week ending April 27.
They also make their picks for honorable and dishonorable mentions.
Sun, 26 April 2009
On today's Daytime Confidential Top 5 episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Nicki are counting down their Top 5 Days of Our Lives Favorite Characters.
Fri, 24 April 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Melodie are joined by The Bold and the Beautiful blogger Darren Lomas, from the United Kingdom, to discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless storylines and news for the week ending April 20, 2008, including:
As the World Turns casts two new characters, and one is intended for Emily Stewart. Noah is held hostage by "The Wonder Twins," but Jamey isn't as disenchanted with them as Luke and Melodie are. He actually likes them.
Darren weighs in on Stephanie Forrester joining Jackie M and the impact she will have working with Nick and Jackie. Steffy and Rick's engagement has love needs to ends now. the DC gang shares their reaction to Martha Byrne's first The Bold and the Beautiful episode.
Melanie and Brady kissed on Days of Our Lives and had us running for the barf bags. Sami's desire to tell EJ about their daughter and potentially ruin his wedding to Nicole is so in character for her. Should the show be making the character grow up or should Sami stay the character we've always loved her as?
Guiding Light's Natalia admitted her love for Olivia after running away from the altar with Frank. General Hospital wants Tom Pelphrey, but joining another show doesn't mean that he'll work out in the role.
The DC gang has never heard Jamey be so diplomatic. What The Young and the Restless actor or actress could have him choosing his words so carefully? Tune in to find out. Phyllis's breakdown was one of the highlights from the past week. Sharon should know better than to mess with her. Darren shares his thoughts on Katherine and Jill's rivalry.
Wed, 22 April 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Regan and Tina discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
Jamie Luner makes her Pine Valley debut. Chuck Pratt blames his writing woes on Eden Riegel. Pratt Falls, the series, debuts in reaction to Pratt's comments. Bobbie Eakes has a connection to cult hit Sordid Lives.
Helena Cassadine returned to torment the citizens of Port Charles. As a fan of all things Cassadine - except Sam McCall - Luke is ecstatic, but are Jamey, Tina and Regan? Billy Dee Williams returns to the hospital in General Hospital, but why? General Hospital is set to debut in HD and the filming is looking better, with the exception of a few people who look like they hit a bad tanning booth. Tristan Rogers believes that General Hospital: Night Shift was the pathway to the future. Why is it that stars like Rogers and the majority of fans understand what is going on, but the executives don't?
Talia becomes the latest victim of One Life to Lives' serial killer, wouldn't it be nice if it were Stacy? Viki provides advice to Clint. Should Viki be Llanview's "talk to" or should she be driving story? Jared and Natalie are protecting Chloe and won't reveal her true identity. How long can this last before it comes out? Could Destiny's brother be the rumored love interest for Rachel Gannon?
All this and much more on today's twitterpated ABC episode.
Wed, 22 April 2009
On today's Performer of the week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Regan, Tina and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job for the week ending April 19.
They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.
Thu, 16 April 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Mike and Jillian are joined by two special guests from the land down under, Brooke and Aussie Brian, to discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless news and storylines, including:
This is the first time both of Daytime Confidential's Australian bloggers are on an episode at the same time and we find out that even though oceans separate us, hate for Days of Our Lives' Melanie spans the globe.
Ed Fry returns to As the World Turns. How will this impact Alison and Susan. If it means that we get to see more of Susan it could be a good thing. Zac and Zoe - the wonder twins - continue eat the show alive. Hope versus facts.
Stephanie tells Eric like it is on The Bold and the Beautiful and is offered a job by Nick. The Jackie M vs. Forrester war could be really good. Let's hope that the show doesn't screw it up. Rick is messing around in Ridge's sandbox and Ridge doesn't seem able to do anything about it. Were there a couple of B&B bloopers this past week?
Who are Brooke and Brian's favorite and least favorite Days of Our Lives characters? Brady and Melanie kiss. The DiMera vs. Kiriakis feud heats up after the death of Tony. Brooke makes the argument for EJami while Brian defends Rafe and Sami. Wouldn't it be great if EJ and Rafe went head-to-head? What happened to Nicole's dog?
Guiding Light hasn't cancelled their lease with Peapack. Is this a sign of hope for the show? James Spaulding is a hit with fans, but is it enough to help make the character of Daisy more likeable? We discuss the importance of veteran actors helping young actors.
David Lago returns to The Young and the Restless as Raul. The character of Mac has us debating the different portrayals of the character. Everyone from the Glo by Jabot House seems to be coming back, but Brittany. The fallout from Katherine's return continues, how will Jill handle the fallout?
We discuss our CBS and Days of Our Lives Performers of the Week. Jillian gives an update on the soap world mafia and their kidnapping of Jamey.
Tue, 14 April 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Tina and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
The debut of Scott Chandler on All My Children. Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) meltdown along the side of the road and shockingly how good Ryan was. The expected debut of Jamie Luner is coming closer and with it the return of Jennifer Bassey. Jamey is reporting that Chrishelle Stause may be leaving All My Children. What would this mean for the character of Amanda.
General Hospital is about to debut in HD. Is it worth the investment or should they be investing it in better writing? Regan should be happy that Johnny and Lulu have broken up, but is she?
Stacy continues to eat One Life to Live alive, but could she have been salvaged if she had been introduced differently? The Gannons return to Llanview at a time when Nora needs them most. Scott Clifton was never a bad actor, but since his arrival in Llanview he's only gotten better.
All this and much more on today's episode.
Mon, 13 April 2009
As fans of the 72-year-old Guiding Light reel from news that CBS has canceled daytime's grande dame, one of the serial's most popular heroines, Beth Chamberlin is doing the work of her career. As tortured heroine Beth Raines Spaulding, Chamberlin is turning in one gritty, emotive performance after another as the character she's played on and off since 1989 grieves for her late, younger lover Henry Cooper Bradshaw (John Driscoll), while dealing with the return of the love of her life, Phillip Spaulding (Grant Aleksander), whom the last time he was in town, kidnapped her children in a manic spree. On today's episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast, Chamberlin visits with Luke and Jamey, offering her heartfelt reaction to news of GL's cancellation. Does Chamberlin see a future for Guiding Light on the web, or on cable?
Chamberlin shares how the close-knit cast and crew of Guiding Light are handling being cancelled in the midst of a creative renaissance for the soap opera. She also reveals what it's been like having Aleksander, whom she calls one of her closest friends, back in Springfield, and discusses her real-life bond with actress Tina Sloan, who portrays her mother Lillian Raines on the show. Chamberlin also provides personal memories of three of the young women who have inhabited the role of Phillp and Beth's daughter Lizzie— Hayden Panettiere, Crystal Hunt and now Marcy Rylan, revealing her pride in the success each young woman found on and off the sudser. Did she ever think she'd see Panettiere on primetime hits like Ally McBeal or Heroes? Has she had a chance to see Hunt as Stacy on One Life to Live? What's her and Rylan's process for making Beth and Lizzie's mother/daughter connection come across so relatable? What about Beth's former stepdaughter Susan, is Chamberlin still in touch with Brittany Snow? What does she think about the young actress landing the lead role in the Gossip Girl spinoff Lily? She answers these questions and much more. The soap star also comments on the newest edition to the Spaulding family, breakout teen hunk Zack Conroy, who plays Phillip and Beth's youngest son James.
Then Chamberlin talks about her other passion, The Kettle Bell Way, the fitness regimen that finally helped the actress/wife/mother/author get the body she's always wanted, without having to stick to a strenuous diet or spend her life at a gym. This is a super-sized episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast Guiding Light fans won't want to miss.
Fri, 10 April 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives Daytime Confidential Luke, Mike and Melodie are joined by J Bernard in discussing the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
As the World Turns new wonder twins. Henry and Vienna's pregnancy storyline with Brad and Katie. Craig manipulates Parker, is Rosanna behind it?
Mike is seeing glimmers of hope at The Bold and the Beautiful. Could it be making a turn around?
Tony died on Days of Our Lives, but Anna's didn't return in time. Luke can't help it, but he's enjoying Days of Our Lives more than all but two soaps.
The gang weighs in with first impressions of the new James Spaulding on Guiding Light. Dinah's punished herself for her crimes with a trial. How does the DC gang feel about Guiding Light's cancellation now that the news has had time to sink in.
Katherine finally has proof that she is who she claims to be and Jill is devastated. Chloe and Billy get married at the Chancellor mansion while Katherine, Jill, Nikki and Esther get into a food fight. Luke shares a theory about a possible Sharon pregnancy from a long time friend.
All this and much more on today's show.
Fri, 10 April 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Tina, Regan and Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live news and storylines, including:
The impact of Guiding Ligth's cancellation from an ABC viewer's perspective. Should Frons bring Guiding Light stars to ABC or should he focus on his current stars and improving the writing of his shows?
Since little or nothing of interest is going on on All My Children we talk about some of our favorite All My Children memories.
General Hospital has finally figured out a way to make long-time fans hate Luke Spencer and his name is Ethan. Robin's PPD storyline is discussed. Finola Hughes will no longer be hosting How Do I Look?. Is this the time for her to return to General Hospital? The Rebecca storyline is about as enjoyable as the Ethan storyline.
Starr tries to seduce Schuyler on One Life to Live. Jack Manning is tormenting John McBain and we're loving it. Stacy needs to go, there is nothing redeemable about her. Kathy Brier and three other One Life to Live stars are out.
Tue, 7 April 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Mike, Tina, Regan, Belinda and J Bernard Jones choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job.
Join us as we choose our honorable and dishonorable mentions. Find out Tina's pick for a dishonorable mention from One Life to Live, and it isn't Crystal Hunt as Stacy. It may surprise some listeners while others may agree.
All this and much more on today's show.
Mon, 6 April 2009
On Apil 1, 2009 CBS canceled Television's longest running drama, Guiding Light, after 72 years on air. This special Daytime Confidential episode contains the reactions, thoughts and memories of just a few of the millions of Guiding Light fans.
Thu, 2 April 2009
Today is a sad day for the soap industry and Daytime Confidential. Daytime's longest running soap, Guiding Light, has been canceled.
Join Luke, Jamey, Mike, Melodie and J. Bernard as they discuss the sad news, where various cast members might end up, was it too little too late, what CBS is talking about replacing Guiding Light with, what led to GL's cancellation and where the industry - including As the World Turns - go from here.
So many listeners called in to the Daytime Confidential Hot Line that we've decided to publish them as their own episode. Tune in for that episode this weekend.
Wed, 1 April 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Mike, Jamey and Jillian discuss the latest in As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless news and storylines, including:
Damian Grimaldi's return to As the World Turns as Luke's father. Chauntee Schuler decides to stay in Oakdale. Jack versus the world.
Could Sean Kanan be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful? Jamey has an update on the possibility. Jackie let her inner cougar purr this last week. Do you enjoy the possibility of Owen and Jackie?
Tony ends up spiked on Days of Our Lives. Could Rachel Melvin end up at General Hospital and might Greg Vaughan go to Salem?
Alicia Leigh Willis auditions for Guiding Light. Mallet and Marina christen their baby. Lizzie finds out what Phillip did to Grady.
Kay discovers that she and Jill aren't related. Jess Walton's contract negotiations. What character could be gay on The Young and the Restless?
The Daytime Emmys might end up on The CW.
Programming Note: This episode was recorded before word broke of Jess Walton re-signing with Y&R and Guiding Light being canceled.