Mon, 29 June 2009
It was the news that rocked the soap-o-sphere this weekend—One Life to Live's Patricia Mauceri (Carlotta) was fired, replaced by Sopranos and Guiding Light actress Saundra Santiago, after allegedly demanding re-writes of a scene showing her character as gay friendly. Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens, who broke the story, joins Luke, Regan and Karen from WUBS to discuss the shocking turn of events.In other One Life news, Robin Strasser revealed on her hotline ABC has offered her a "take it or leave it" deal, and the soap superstar proclaims One Life executive producer Frank Valentini will save daytime. OLTL wasn't the only ABC soap with behind-the-scenes drama exploding all over the Internet this past week. All My Children star Beth Ehlers (Taylor) recently gave an explosive interview to Stardish Radio where she accused AMC head writer Chuck Pratt of "writing camp" and complained about allegedly having to "hedge her performances" due to being paired with real-life and reel life war hero JR Martinez (Brot) whom Ehlers claims "is not an actor". The group sounds off on Ehler's interview. On the General Hospital front, Regan slams ABC's flagship soap for the lackluster exit of Rick Hearst (Ric), while Luke and Jamey react positively to Sonny the Patriarch and Carly asking the Q's for help. Then Karen provides a helping of her juicy spoilers. It's an episode you won't wanna miss!
Fri, 26 June 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan, Tina and Nicki discuss the latest in All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital news and storylines, including:
Kendall's men problems continue as All My Children ramps up for its Cougar storyline. Are Erica and Ryan even remotely appealing? Who should Kendall end up with if Ryan is with Erica and Zach is with Liza? Luke has a suggestion that the others don't like. They say Doctors are the worst patients, in Frankie's case it seems to be true. Liza has mommy issues. Can the child really be protected from David Hayward?
Michael's anger issues are giving Drew Garrett some great material, but does he really have impulse control problems? Matt gets drunk and has a chip on his shoulder. Tina weighs in with her thoughts on Martha Byrne's debut on General Hospital. Should the show have provided better build up for the introduction of her character? General Hospital was doing a Cougar storyline with Olivia and Johnny before All My Children did it with Erica and Ryan.
Marcy gets her miracle baby on One Life to Live. Cole was sentenced to prison time. Does anyone believe he'll actually do a full sentence? Could Starr be raising their daughter on her own? Todd's reaction to Cole proposing had Regan cracking up. Dorian woke up with a hangover, but do we buy Ray being the love of Dorian's life? How will Natalie factor into the Rex and Gigi saga? Gigi tries to seduce Kyle while he's more interested in Fish.
Wed, 24 June 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Mike 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:
Jean Passanante gives a quote that has everyone scratching their heads, trying to figure out what she means. Is she talking in circles in order to not say anything? Is As the World Turns in a defeatist mode? Emily is obsessed with finding her eggs. Bonnie and Dusty kiss. Parker is beginning to realize what is going on with Carly, while Meg and Damian go on a date.
Donna and Pam go to the set of The Price is Right. Was this a thumbs up or a thumbs down moment on the show? Find out which members of the Daytime Confidential gang enjoyed it and who didn't. Did the crossover just shed more light on the fact that The Bold and the Beautiful's ratings are diving? Is Owen out for Jackie's money or does he love her? Ridge's drug problem continues to cause problems.
Mark Hapka debuts on Days of Our Lives. The NBC soap's ratings keep going up. Is it still a contender because its fans are the most loyal in daytime? Stephanie slaps EJ. Jillian and Jamey react to Wally Kurth's return to Salem. Alison Sweeney is taking the reigns of her storyline and going with it. We are looking forward to the scenes where she finds out her daughter is alive.
Rafe finds out about Olivia and Natalia's relationship on Guiding Light. James Spaulding got off the hook. Melodie goes on a rant about an upcoming storyline involving Phillip. Is this the type of storyline that shows a TV icon respect? Should Ellen Wheeler go to another soap?
Adam's goose is almost cooked on The Young and the Restless. Where can the storyline go from here? Adam and Rafe are going to have sex. Desperate for cash, Jill Abbott goes back to her roots. Nina digs into Cane's past and uncovers a secret. Lily is about to face a medical crisis. Chloe is impressing Melodie with her scenes opposite of Billy. Is the character of Chloe growing up?
All this and much more on today's show.
Mon, 22 June 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike Jillian, Melodie and Nicki choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the week of June 15.
The gang also discusses those actors who earned a honorable and dishonorable mention.
Thu, 18 June 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, Regan and Melodie discuss the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the week of June 8.
They also discuss the actors who deserve honorable and dishonorable mentions.
Wed, 17 June 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Regan and Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live news and storylines, including:
All My Children's Erica Kane is exploring her inner cougar and sinking her claws into Ryan Lavery. Liza Colby gets shot in the stomach by a dart. Jake and Amanda get married.
Former General Hospital star Lynn Herring joins As the World Turns. Jamey is in heaven, having Kevin and Lucy on the same show again, but is it bitter sweet for General Hospital fans who would have liked her to return to Port Charles? Has General Hospital sank to a new level sleaziness? Spinelli, Lulu and Maxie track Kate down at the spa.
Flag on the play, is Gina Tognoni still headed to One Life to Live? One Life to Live has a new gay romantic storyline in the works. Could it impact the show the way Nuke impacted As the World Turns? Do you buy Dorian's love for Ray Montez? Luke doesn't believe Dorian would be this upset, not after her love for David Vickers.
Sun, 14 June 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike 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:
Crystal Chappell returns to Days of Our Lives as Carly Manning. Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens is is in fan heaven. What does Chappell's return to Days of Our Lives mean for Guiding Light? Is it bittersweet for Guiding Light fans? Will her return boost Days of Our Lives ratings? How should the Olivia and Natalia love story wrap up on Guiding Light? If Telenext wasn't able to capitalize on Otalia and move them to As the World Turns if Guiding Light doesn't survive, what does that mean for As the World Turns? Hear listeners react to the Crystal Chappell news.
This is Jamey Giddens' week as a soap fan. Not only is Crystal Chappell returning to Days of Our Lives, but As the World Turns is bringing Lynn Herring back to daytime. His Lucy Coe will be reunited with Kevin and in appreciation he won't say a negative thing about As the World Turns for a month. Carly tries to run over Craig.
The Bold and the Beautiful remains the world's most popular soap. Drew Tyler Bell is put on contract. Patrick Duffy and Robin Riker return to The Bold and the Beautiful. Ridge has become a pill popper.
Flag on the play, is Gina Tognoni still going to One Life to Live? James Spaulding faces 850 years in Prison. Rafe catches Olivia and Natalia while Edmund's body has disappeared.
Ashley suffers a miscarriage on The Young and the Restless. How cruel is Adam if he's willing to tell her that she didn't miscarry? Nikki suspects Adam is up to no good and their scenes were a highlight of the week. Should Noah be talking to his parents the way he is? Is Victoria a Mutant X? Does her scream have the power to bring down boxes?
Sun, 14 June 2009
On today's Top 5 edition of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Nicki count down the Top 5 Days of our Lives Characters We Can't Stand.
Fri, 12 June 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode 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, including:
Margo and Tom mourn Adam on As the World Turns. Where were Katie, Barbara and Parker? Should be Parker be thankful everyone considers him to be a Snyder and not a Munson? Dusty and Bonnie hunt down Paul. Is Meg being unleashed on Damian? Shouldn't he be with Lily? Is there a glimmer of hope for Rosanna? There is an unbeweavable hair problem going on at As the World Turns.
Ashley Jones on True Blood. Stephanie bests Bill Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful. Is the writing at The Bold and the Beautiful getting worse and worse? What's up with Bill Spencer's man bag? Did Lesley-Anne Down and Brandon Beemer save the last week?
Jillian doesn't agree with Luke and Jamey that Days of Our Lives is improving. Is Days of Our Lives playing the beats and building up on the war of the families? Phillip rescues Stephanie from the morgue and beats the hell out of Owen. Baby Grace dies. Does this give Days of Our Lives storyline potential? Is a EJ/Sami/Rafe triangle still possible?
Is Gina Tognoni leaving Guiding Light and going to One Life to Live? Cyrus returns to Springfield. BethAnn Bonner makes her GL debut. Aunt Alex should be on every week until the end. Reva is charged with murder. Rafe is giving Olivia hell. Shouldn't Olivia smack him upside the head?
Melody Thomas Scott is being written out on The Young and the Restless and Jamey does his best impression. If the two sides can't come to an agreement should the show recast the role? Victor apologizes to Nikki. Adam dresses up as Sabrina and scares Ashley. Should fans be rooting for Nick and Phyliss or Nick and Sharon or Jack and Phyliss. Has Sharon become a wimpy wreck?
Wed, 10 June 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Regan and Bernard discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
All My Children's Chrishelle Stause extends her contract as Amanda Dillon, again. Frankie's hands are injured and he's lashing out. Is Angie and Jesse's reaction realistic? Zach and Kendall remarry. Annie is stabbed in jail.
The switched at birth storyline on One Life to Live is coming to an end and there has been outstanding performances all around. Jessica returns Hope to Blair and Todd. Marcy deserves a miracle baby.
Jason is playing daddy daycare to Sonny's children, but ignoring his own blood. Is Jason's abandonment of Jake out of character? Lexi Ainsworth debuted as Kristina and we share our first impressions. The NotEmily and Ethan connection isn't ringing true. Why would Helena ever need to team up with NotEmily? Helena would just manipulate her. Patrick and Robin reunite and it has been a wonderful relief to see them not fighting. What would a staircase be on General Hospital without a pregnant woman falling down it? This time two pregnant women took the tumble.
Mon, 8 June 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the previous week.
They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions. This week Jamey has a dishonorable mention that really pains him to mention.
Fri, 5 June 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike 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 storylines and news, including:
Forbes March joins As the World Turns. Carly Snyder is a fun drunk. Casey and Alison sleep together. What has happened to Rosanna Cabot? As the World Turns is experiencing many of the same problems that Guiding Light did with their outdoor scenes.
Forrester is Logan company, run by Logan women. Where are Thorne and Felicia? Would Felicia be better on The Young and the Restless? Thomas goes after Rick.
The battle of the families is heating up on Days of Our Lives. Shelley Hennig is giving good heroine. Is Molly Burnett doing better? Jamey seems to think so.
Daytime Confidential listener Peter recounts his experience at the Save Guiding light rally in New York City and the Early Show. He tells about Guiding Light fans being moved out of the camera, the great soap fans he met, how he became hooked on Guiding Light and what his favorite storylines are.
Reva is arrested for Edmund Winslow's murder, but is Edmund really dead? Remy is carrying diamonds around town in his pockets. Melodie is in heaven because "Australian sexiness" is returning. Can you guess who she is talking about?
Billy's affair with Sharon is exposed on The Young and the Restless. Adam's torchlighting continues, but is Victor catching on? Raul and Mac are getting married, but the only person Clementine Ford has had the least bit of chemistry is with Daniel Goddard's Cane Ashby.
Wed, 3 June 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Belinda and Bernard discuss the latest All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
Do soaps need pop ups to help viewers know what is going on?
Stuart Chandler's funeral on All My Children. Jennifer Bassey and David Canary share emotional scenes. Can JR and Scott be brothers if Adam treats them like brothers instead of cousins? Jamie Luner is playing an interesting character, but it isn't Liza Colby. Has Tad become a bufoon since his surgery?
Claudia wants to be more than a step mother to Michael. General Hospital is playing a lot of sub text themes days. Should fans be upset over "kissing cousins" storylines? Robin returned to Port Charles and it is great to not see them fighting. Does Luke's affair with Holly and their son Ethan turn off watchers because it dishonors Luke and Laura's history? Is the Luke fans have been in love with for decades?
Starr, Cole and the McBains find out that Hope is alive on One Life to Live. Bess takes Chloe aka Hope on the run and Brody follows after them. Jess and Brody are one of OLTL's best couples in ages. Should the writers give Jessica more elements of Tess when they re-integrate the character again, in the future? Tea has a secret. What could it be?
Sun, 31 May 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, Melodie and Bernard choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job and are their Performer's of the Week.
They also discuss their honorable and dishonorable mentions.