HomeTVAll My ChildrenNatalia Cigliuti Raising Her Bar Luke Kerr September 9, 2008 9 Comments Last week Raising the Bar premiered on TNT and even though it stars TV staples Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jane Kaczmarek and Currie Graham, I found the dialogue delivery to come off as a bit "canned" and I wasn’t sure I wanted to check out the second episode. However, given my love for The Closer and Saving Grace, I figured why not give it a second chance? Other than Boston Legal, I haven’t really enjoyed a legal drama since The Practice so I didn’t really pay attention to the cast of Raising the Bar. Imagine my confusion last night when an actress appeared who I couldn’t quite place, but seemed oh so familiar. At first I thought it was Sex and the City star Kristin Davis but, I knew there was no way in hell that an "A List" star like Davis would be playing 5th fiddle on a TNT show. So, I did a little digging last night and discovered that the reason was that the actress in question was former All My Children star Natalia Cigliuti (Anita Santos). I wasn’t the biggest fan of the actress in her All My Children role, but I have to admit she actually did a pretty good job as Roberta "Bobbi" Gilardi. Turns out that after leaving Pine Valley, Natalia raised her own bar. 9 Responses season1217 September 9, 2008 Kristin Davis an A-List star?!:? What year are you in Luke? I like Kristen but let’s keep it real! Log in to Reply Luke Kerr September 9, 2008 I think that when it comes to the entertainment industry the Sex and the City ladies qualify as A List…they can get on any TV show, their fashion is followed on every red carpet, their movie made tons of money and their TV show still sells tons of DVDs. Log in to Reply season1217 September 9, 2008 I would say collectively they would be considered A-List but individually they couldn’t sell a movie ticket if they were scalpers! Log in to Reply miajere September 9, 2008 Yeah Kristen Davis ain’t A list- she still had to do that Christmas movie to make money after the show. Log in to Reply Belinda September 9, 2008 Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Closer and Saving Grace. Both are really good shows! I have to tell you honestly that the reason I didn’t watch this was because they pissed me off with the dang commercials. Talk about OVERKILL, holy Peter, Paul and Mary. I was so sick of seeing the previews I deliberately boycotted the premiere! I want a character like Grace on GH. Seriously and I don’t want her to fall in love with anyone, I don’t want her to get a case of the mangina blues and turn into Kate-Hannah-Sonya-Reno-whoever the strong willed character they throw in with Sonny is… before she is rendered non-comus-dementi by a little of the godfather love. The Daytime Diva, Daytime Confidential~ ABC Edition, View from the Recliners Edge Log in to Reply dsrbroadway September 9, 2008 Hey, why no mention of Teddy Sears (ex-Chad, OLTL), whose face is covered by the arrow? Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 September 10, 2008 Belinda, I agree with you that Saving Grace and the Closer should be prime examples of what strong, independent women should be like and that soap fans are tuning in because they are strong, but vulnerable on the inside too. On soaps, when a character is with someone, they change completely to fit something that does not resonant with people. I sick of a women changing for a man instead of being happy with someone because she is in love with him. siomonstuart2003 Log in to Reply Equarter September 10, 2008 What??? No mention that Mark Paul and Natalia are Saved by the Bell alums? hmmm BTW: Luke, Kristen Davis an A-List star. That’s more of a stretch than the elastic on a fat mans draws. You need to stop. LMAO! Log in to Reply season1217 September 10, 2008 OMG. Equarter! I completely forgot that Natalia was on Saved by the Bell! The New Class, right? I remember Richard Jackson, Jonathan’s brother, was also on that show for a while. Man, that brings back memories.:) Question: This is off topic but similar to it. Does anybody remember the shows Hang Time and California Dreams? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.