Daytime Confidential #246: Grasping at Straws


On today’s impromptu episode of Daytime Confidential Luke and Nicki visit with mutual friend Meredith about Sonny "leaving" the mob on General Hospital and who is Meredith’s favorite Greg Vaughn or Rick Hearst.

Meredith gives her take on "The Real Greenlee" campaign and the returns of Angie and Jesse to All My Children and what we think of Charles Pratt as the new Head Writer of the venerable show.

Luke and Nicki discuss Guiding Light’s alleged budgetary woes and the apparent mass exit of the show’s biggest stars.

We discuss the class system in soaps, cumulative story telling, Soaphunks’ Adonis 2008, does anyone still date in soaps and who knew that camera angles made such a difference in the perceived height of daytime’s actors. 

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    JosieK

    I think Branco overstated things about GL pursuing Cady McClain as a Harley recast. It’s more iffy – GL has her on their “wish list” should the show ever decide to recast the role of Harley. I doubt Harley will be recast anytime soon, if ever.

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    DaytimeFan0001

    Enjoyable…a lot of ABC..but I liked hearing about your take on GL.

    Can you please let me know how I can get in on one of these podcasts as a guest? I would love to do CBS/Days. I have so much to say about GL and B&B. I understand how you make the decisions, but I’m just wondering what I would have to do to be considered.

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    JosieK

    Lily Snyder is much more iconic than Harley. So were Vicky and Marley Hudson, Mindy Lewis and Ashley Abbott, all roles that have been recast several times. I love Beth, but she’s replaceable. It’s a business, call Jensen Buchanan and tell her to “suit up” as Harley and lets get to the Martini Grill in time for cocktail hour!

    I never said that she shouldn’t be recast (even though I think that), but that’s not what I was saying. I think Branco misinterpreted what SOD was saying which was if GL ever decides to recast Harley, Cady’s on a wish list.

    But honestly, can GL even afford to recast her? If the rumors are true that the show is way over budget, how could they justify bringing on new cast members? And also, what “name” actress in their right mind would go to GL now? Why would they do that to themselves?

    If GL ever recasts Harley, I believe it will be with a cheap and unknown newbie.

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    Jamey Giddens

    I think Branco overstated things about GL pursuing Cady McClain as a Harley recast. It’s more iffy – GL has her on their "wish list" should the show ever decide to recast the role of Harley. I doubt Harley will be recast anytime soon, if ever.
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    Lily Snyder is much more iconic than Harley. So were Vicky and Marley Hudson, Mindy Lewis and Ashley Abbott, all roles that have been recast several times. I love Beth, but she’s replaceable. It’s a business, call Jensen Buchanan and tell her to "suit up" as Harley and lets get to the Martini Grill in time for cocktail hour!

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