Wed, 27 October 2010
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan dive into the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless and Talk Show news and headlines, including:
The first week of The Talk, the CBS talk show that replaced As the World Turns on its schedule, is over. What did the DC gang think of it and will they keep watching?
All My Children has improved drastically since Chuck Pratt so why is it putting Regan to sleep and making Luke go numb when watching? No one wants Chuck Pratt back, but in its current state AMC inspires little passion for itself, good or bad. Are Ryan and Greenlee only a supercouple in Brian Frons’ head? Does Jamey still enjoy Stephanie Gatschet’s Madison?
The Bold and the Beautiful continues to hit it out of the park with Stephanie’s cancer storyline. Should Taylor be worried that Brooke might seduce her son? You might be surprised who thinks she has reason to be concerned. Amber steals designs from Forrester. Luke is enjoying the return of Amber’s scheming ways on B&B, but Jamey isn’t.
Days of our Lives’ Arianna found out Sami’s secret, but what will happen when she dies? Is Sami the worst mother in soaps? Jamey used to think it was General Hospital’s Carly, but now he believes Sami wears the unenviable crown. DAYS needs to decide if EJ and Sami are going to be mortal enemies or star crossed lovers. Victor found out Vivian is locked up.
The face-off General Hospital fans have been waiting for between Brenda and Carly went down last week, was it worth the wait? Are Brenda and Dante hot together in their flashbacks and should GH consider putting them together? Is Laura Wright’s Carly the perfect Carly? Robin and Lisa face off. What will The Balkan do next?
One Life to Live is back as the No. 1 soap Regan watches on her DVR. OLTL’s Susan Haskell has woken up as Marty Saybrooke and his hitting it out of the park once again. Todd rushes to his daughter’s rescue, but it’s his reunion with Tea that we’re looking forward to most. Destiny finds out Greg is her father.
The casting war between The Young and the Restless and General Hospital took another turn as Y&R announced Tristan Rogers is coming to Genoa City. What does Jillian think of the latest twist and turns in the Deacon and Nikki saga and what is Jamey’s squish name for them. Alert the media! Jamey’s enjoying Cane and Lily again. Luke and Melodie were in heaven watching Maura West’s Diane and Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis face off. 3
All this and much more on today’s show!
Tue, 19 October 2010
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and news, including:
Should All My Children bring in Palmer’s children to fight for their share of Cortlandt Electronics? Greenlee’s trial isn’t impressing anyone. Will Linday Hartley’s arrival shake things up for Pine Valley’s residents? Thorsten Kaye returns, but what can AMC do about Kendall?
Jamey and Jillian are in love with The Bold and the Beautiful’s cancer storyline. Could it give B&B a three-peat at the Emmys or now that they actually deserve the award will they lose it?
Days of our Lives needs to figure out how to solve its storyline problems as the show is dead last in total viewers and households. Could DAYS regain their ratings luster by pairing Carly with EJ and developing a Carly/EJ/Sami triangle? Daniel and Chloe get married, but was most impressed with Molly Burnett as Melanie.
General Hospital’s Tony Geary weighs in on the decline of soaps. Patrick and Robin make David Letterman’s Top 10 list. Did Brenda and Dante sleep together?
One Life to Live’s ratings skyrocket the week Kim Zimmer joins. Will the boost give OLTL some breathing room? The show’s cliffhangers have Regan tuning in. OLTL’s storylines are reaching a dramatic climax.
The Young and the Restless’ tornado impressed the DC gang for being understated and tasteful. Is this the story that kicks off Adam’s redemption? Surprise! Jamey enjoyed Cane and Lily. Diane and Tucker do the dirty, but should Victor be kept away from her?
Whoopi and Joy walk out on Bill O’Reilly during his visit to The View. The Talk debuts.
Sat, 16 October 2010
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jillian and Regan react to the news that Chris Goutman could be directing episodes of The Young and the Restless.
They then dish about Kim Zimmer’s return to One Life to Live as Echo and Maura West’s debut as Diane Jenkins on Y&R.
The celebrity casting war between Y&R and General Hospital continues as Daniel Benzali checks into GH. Meanwhile, One Life to Live isn’t slouching when it comes to casting. Expect to see Terri Colombino, Tom Degnan, Dan Gauthier and Josh Kelly to pop up in Llanview in the near future.
The DC gang then dives into upcoming All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives and One Life to Live spoilers.
The Talk debuts on CBS on October 18.
All this and much more on today’s show so stay tuned!
Wed, 13 October 2010
DC #583: Soap Scribe-turned-Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Showrunner Dave Rupel Talks Guiding Light's Last Day
He was with CBS Daytime's embattled soap opera Guiding Light as a writer, up until the bittersweet end. He even having walked the picket lines as a Strike Captain for the sudser, as well as ABC Daytime's General Hospital, during the 2007 Writers Strike. Now Dave Rupel is back this week with the premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the latest in Bravo's line of successful docusoaps. Rupel, who serves as an executive producer and showrunner on the new series, premiering Thursday Oct. 14 (check your local listings), chats with Daytime Confidential about what it was like at GL during those lean, final years.
He shares his throughts on the now-infamous change of Guiding Light's production model. Was it a network-mandated decision or did Guiding Light's last executive producer Ellen Wheeler make the call? Speaking of Wheeler, what did Rupel think of his experience working with the controversial actress-turned-producer?
Rupel also speaks out on why so many fans of continuing drama are now getting their "soap fix" from reality television. The man who helped create the flagship The Real Housewives of Orange County, and worked on such shows as Temptation Island and Big Brother U.K., as well as penning scripts for General Hospital, offers insight soap fans aren't generally privy to. He also provides soap opera writers with a viable option for future employment, as more and more reality producers look to soap writers. Then he takes us into the world of what could be the most glamorous Real Housewives ever! It's an interview soap fans and reality lovers alike won't wanna miss.
Fri, 8 October 2010
Soap opera goddess Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena, Days of Our Lives) appeared on Sirius Out Q's The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick on Friday morning to discuss her new book Kitchen Closeup. Our pals Larry Flick and Keith Price were gracious enough to invite Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens along for the hilarious, heartfelt ride.
On the show, Hall discussed how Kitchen Closeup, which she co-wrote with BFF Lynne Bowman, came about as a result of the of the superstar's tireless efforts to see school lunches become more nutritious, as well as all the chats she and Bowman shared around the kitchen counter.
Hall also reacts to that incorrigible Larry's raunchy questions. We won't spoil it for you, but one involved Drake Hogestyn (ex-John) and chest hair! Then Hall answered the questions Days of Our Lives fans have been dying to know. Would she ever bring Doc back to Salem? Has she been asked by the brass? You'll have to listen to find out.
Wed, 6 October 2010
On today's Top 5 Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Regan count down their Top 5 Favorite Controlling Soap Dads in daytime. These are the men whose manipulations have impacted their families for generations.