Wed, 30 September 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 and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
The Barbara vs. Audrey is one of As the World Turns’ saving graces. Eileen Fulton wants her iconic character, Lisa Grimaldi, killed off. Luke wishes they'd just give her a good storyline, butJamey has a suggestion on how they could kill Lisa off if they decided to. Is Lily Snyder a hot mess.
The Bold and the Beautiful's Stephanie suffers a stroke. Marcus learns who his father is. Jillian suggests a someone who she believes would make a good Marcus recast. Luke and Jamey think Jacqueline MacInnes Woods might be improving a little, but Jillian can't co-sign that.
Victor walks Kate down the aisle to marry Stefano on Days of Our Lives. Lucas gets drunk again and goes to rehab. Crystal Chappell returns to Salem as Carly on Friday. Are Louise Sorel and Crystal Chappell storyline proof? Jamey thinks so.
The Abbotts find out that Colleen is brain dead and confront making the decision of taking her off life support as Victor struggles for his life. Jillian and Melodie are in heaven, having Nikki back in Geona City. Bryton James Tweets about the "black box" on The Young and the Restless and then clarifies his comment.
The DC gang picks the worst storylines currently in daytime.
Tue, 29 September 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Jamey are joined by David to discuss the latest happenings in Llanview.
Gina Tognoni joins One Life to Live. John Brotherton has been let go. Should OLTL reunite John and Natalie? If they do would it help ratings to bring back Evangeline to reignite one of the show's most debated triangles? Todd and Tea's wedding. From Jack's speech to Blair's plan to interrupt the ceremony. Dorian goes lesbian to win the election. Is this Dorian being Dorian? Is it offensive or is it an opportunity for a soap to weigh in on a social issue? Before David leaves he shares something a juicy tidbit about Kelly Ripa appearing in Pine Valley before All My Children moves to L.A..
Afterwards, Luke and Jamey discuss the latest in All My Children and General Hospital storylines and news, including:
Aiden Turner is out at All My Children. Is Beth Ehlers leaving AMC? Jamey talks about the latest he's heard. Why are AMC's vets like Debbie Morgan, Darnell Williams and Michael E. Knight props to Denise Vasi and Stephanie Gatschet? Might things at AMC if Susan Lucci spoke out? Which family of strong women, the Kanes or Cramers is the better family?
Luke loves pretty much everything leading up to the Spixie wedding including Olivia and Johnny, Lulu and Dante, Mac and Maxie's telling Jason to keep her from leaving Spinelli at the altar. General Hospital is improving dramatically so Luke and Jamey rank each of the seven soaps from best to worst.
All this and much more on today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential.
Wed, 23 September 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Eye on Soaps' Belinda discuss the latest All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
All My Children's dance-a-thon is in full swing, but is it worth watching? Is Jill Larson out as Opal and could Marj Dusay be returning as Vanessa, David Hayward's mother? How might a possible return by Vanessa impact David's life and the citizens of Pine Valley? Jamey talks about his interview with former AMC star Jonathon Bennet and talks about the special Imaginary Bitches Emmy episode. How is that David Hayward can best everyone? Is Jamey warming up Jamie Luner and one thing could Pratt do to make her ok? Is AMC wasting Kendall with this storyline?
Sarah Brown is leaving General Hospital. How would you like to see Claudia go out on the show? Luke, Jamey and Belinda discuss the best way to get rid of the character. Lucky proposes to Elizabeth. On paper Cassadine and Spencer brothers fighting over the same woman sounds great, but its falling flat on screen. Is GH trying to undermine Rebecca Herbst's popularity by pulling some of the same stunts they pulled on Nancy Lee Grahn and Kelly Monaco? Maxie and Spinelli prepare for their wedding.
Fish comes out to his parents on One Life to Live and Evans, Fumero and Sumpter do some of their best work to date. Michael McBain and Marty sleep together. Are they hot or not? Dorian runs against Viki for mayor. Find out who Luke, Belinda and Jamey would vote for. Is Greg's guilt over botching Sean's surgery watchable or is it over the top? Should Gigi and Schuyler be paired together or should Rachel be paired with someone like Schuyler?
All this and much more on today's show.
Mon, 21 September 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episodes of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, 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.
Who are your Performer of the Week and honorable mentions?
Mon, 21 September 2009
On today's special episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian, Melodie and Bernard discuss Guiding Light's final episode and the week of episodes leading up to the end of the historic show, including:
The final weddings, reunions and departures. The death of Alan Spaulding and its impact on the Spaulding family and Springfield. Olivia and Natalia are finally together, but didn't get to kiss even with a one-year jump into the future. Josh and Reva ride off into the sunset and Guiding Light's last word is "always."
The DC gang discusses what Guiding Light's passing means for the seven remaining soaps and what, if anything, can be done to save them from the same fate.
DC readers and listeners call in with their thoughts on Guiding Light's final week. All this and much more on today's special episode of Daytime Confidential.
Fri, 18 September 2009
On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Bernard discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:
All My Children's David continues to manipulate Amanda and Jake. AMC finishes taping in New York City on December 11. Jamey gives an update on Brian Frons' visit to New York City and what he's heard about which AMC stars are moving to L.A. Should a daytime soap be like Melrose? Jamey doesn't think so.
Did General Hospital's special carnival event breathe new life into the show? The DC gang discusses whether or not Claudia saw Kristina in the rubble. Liason's brief scenes warmed Jamey's heart. What will happen to Jax and Carly's marriage when it is revealed that Jax knew about what Claudia and Jerry did? Would General Hospital's ratings go up if it fired its six biggest stars like Days of Our Lives' have?
If One Life to Live had the PR and push that General Hospital and All My Children get would it be ABC's highest rated soap? Jamey believes that if soap fans only watch one soap it should be OLTL. OLTL figured out a way to incorporate a mob storyline that didn't eat the show and involved core characters, but its ratings didn't go up. Why didn't it work for OLTL when it does for GH? Patricia Mauceri talks to Fox News. Is Roscoe Born returning to OLTL? If so, what might his storyline include?
Thu, 17 September 2009
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Mike, 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 storylines and news, including:
Peter Parros and Mark Collier return to As the World Turns. The James Stenbeck funeral brought out the cat fight in Audrey and Barbara. Liberty decision to try having an abortion divides her mother and aunt. Is ATWT making a creative comeback?
Whip uncovers Jackie's past on The Bold and the Beautiful, but wouldn't Owen been able to uncover this himself just by using Google? Ridge and Brooke reunite.
Jillian has 21 Soap Questions, but did she really mean that Kim Zimmer could portray Marlena Evans? Hope is held hostage and then rescued by Bo. Philip and Melanie's sex tape hits the internet.
Guiding Light's Kim Zimmer sounds off on Ellen Wheeler. What is everyone looking forward to in Guiding Light's final week? Gina Tognoni is in preliminary talks with Y&R.
The Young and the Restless' Michael Muhney plays a prank on Twitter. Daniel interrupts Amber and Deacon's wedding. Mary Jane kidnaps Colleen, but should Auntie Maria be killing off another Abbott?
All this and much more on today's episode of Daytime Confidential.
Tue, 15 September 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Mike, Jillian and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job during the week of September 7.
The DC gang also chooses their honorable and dishonorable mentions.
Who is your Performer of the Week?
Thu, 10 September 2009
Wed, 9 September 2009
On today's Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Melodie and Nicki count down their Top 5 One Life to Live characters.
Tue, 8 September 2009
On today's Performer of the Week episode Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Mike and Melodie choose the actors and actresses who they believe did an outstanding job as their Performers of the Week.
They also choose their honorable and dishonorable mentions.
On-Air On-Soaps' Michael Fairmen joins Luke and Jamey at the end of the episode for a segment to clear the air on what happened to the Guiding Light tribute at the Daytime Emmy awards, why it was cut short and how he fought for it to have more prominence. He also answers questions such as whether or not it would have been possible to cut Vanessa Williams' second dance number and why Sesame Street received a longer tribute than Guiding Light.
Fri, 4 September 2009
Sean Kanan has brought the sexually-charged swagger of bad boy Deacon Sharpe back to daytime, only this time Big D isn't taming Beverly Hills cougars on The Bold and the Beautiful. He's too busy sexing and scheming his way through Genoa City on B&B's sister sudser The Young and the Restless!
Daytime Confidential's Jamey finally met one of his favorite actors face-to-face on the red carpet at last weekend's 36th Annunal Daytime Emmy Awards and invited him on for today's episode of the podcast. Tune in to hear Kanan share his thoughts on this year's show, and what it's been like recreating his crazy, raunchy, dirty character on a second soap. You'll hear how Kanan was able to pick back up where he left off with B&B leading lady Adrienne Frantz (Amber) and how being paid to make out with his pal Thad Luckinbill's (JT) very pregnant wife Amelia Heinle (Victoria) makes him blush.
Kanan also praises his former boss Brad Bell, who last Sunday accepted B&B's historic first win for Outstanding Drama Series, and reveals how Bell's speech being cut out of the broadcast made him feel. Kanan also shares what it was like to finally meet his new boss, Brad's sister-in-law, Maria Arena Bell at the Daytime Emmys.
Kanan also weighs in on the recent tragic passing of DJ AM, and reveals to Jamey and Luke just how much his own sobriety and second chance in daytime, provided by uber producer Paul Rauch, means to him.
Tue, 1 September 2009
Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens reports live from the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Hear as he shares behind-the-scenes scoop, red carpet tidbits and his experiences in the Emmy Award press room. Listen as he retells encounters with Crystal Chappell, Eden Riegel and Ander Miller, JR Martinez, Marie Wilson, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Michelle Stafford, Kate Linder, Adam Mayfield, David Canary, Susan Flannery, Finola Hughes, Matt Walton, Christian LeBlanc, Ron Carlivati, Frank Valentini, Brandon Buddy and Kirsten Storms, Jeanne Cooper, Patrick Duffy, Bradford Anderson and many more.
Daytime Confidential’s Regan makes her podcast return joining Luke, Jillian, Mel and special guest David to discuss the winners and losers of Daytime’s biggest night. From the red carpet to the Guiding Light tribute and The Bold and the Beautiful’s acceptance speech being cut off by The CW, they discuss it all on this special 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards episode.