Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Returns of 2008




No. 3: Eden Riegel and Tamara Braun - All My Children

What did All My Children do when Alicia Minshew needed a vacation? They called in AMC vet Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery and ABC fan favorite Tamara Braun as her new love interest. Sure, Bianca and Reese's storyline has been less than stellar, but that hasn't stopped these two able actresses providing stellar performances opposite of the show's leading actors and actresses. While Frons would have you believe it was the CGI tornadoes that brought in the ratings, we bet it was the legions of fans who support the amazing Riegel and Braun.


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OMG!...I have been waiting for Y&R to bring Tricia Cast and Nina back to Genoa City where she belongs...she was always one of my favorites and it would THRILL me to see her lock horns with Chloe....
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thank god you gave tpelphrey recognition on this site Smile

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What?! Drake Hogestyn/John Black didn't make the list? Sad

Or Susan Haskell/Marty! Well, I guess the story sucked, but it's nice to see her back anyway Smile

Hmmm...I definitely would have put David/VI much further up on the list Smile

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Tom Pelphrey?! Well, I guess there's always room for ham.Tongue

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All good choices, but Tristan Rogers was my personal fave. And his, Genie Francis, and Andrea Evans returns were way too short.

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What about Blake, I know she didn't leave but i felt like she did leave!
GL/AMC/ATWT/GH/B&B/Y&R Fans!!!!!!!!!

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No one from ATWT? Oh that's right...Goutman doesn't bring back beloved actors. He just recasts the roles and makes wholesale changes to their characterizations.

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Andrea Evans's return is my #1 forever. Yes, she didn't get to do much, but she was there, and I love her, so yeah.

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You're missing Christopher Douglas on Passions. You've forgotten Passions yet again!

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You've forgotten Passions yet again!
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You are absolutely right about Eden Reigel and Tamara Braun's return to AMC and ABC, respectively. Frons can babble on about the tornadoes bringing in the ratings, but it was mostly because of the return of these two amazing actresses. Actually, it was the reason I tuned back in. I would follow Tamara Braun to any show!

Also, I have enjoyed watching Darnell Williams and Debbie Morgan on AMC as well. I started watching AMC again because of these actors that I love, but the show is so bad that I don't know if I can continue. It's a shame that AMC is wasting so much talent! Sad

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Vincent Irizarry is definately one of my favorite returns. The writing for David could be better but I'm glad he's back on the show. When he was fired I wasn't sure he'd ever return. I'm pleased they have been using him a lot since he arrived. Although I miss that he no longer has relatives or true friends in Pine Valley. Relationships like those he had with Bianca and Anna humanized him.

I think Tamara Brauna and Eden Riegel are turning in good performances but I agree the storyline is less tha stellar. It started off good but I've been very disappointed by the direction the storyline has gone in. There's no good reason to belittle their relationship by thowing Zach in the middle.

I loved seeing Tristian Rogers and Finola Hughes again on Night Shift. Night shift had its flaws but from what I saw of the it you could tell a lot of care went into it. I wish other soaps showed as much respect for character and history.

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For me, the best return was Genie Francis to GH. Way to brief. Luke and Laura still have that magic spark, they were so good together. I so want Genie back.

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the nightshift returns were definitely my favorite, followed closely by tina lord and david vickers (the man not the dog) coming back to one life.

i honestly forgot about angie and jeese, but they were the only reason i stuck with amc for as long as i did.

i was also sad not to see marty on here; as...creepy as the s/l was, i thought she gave a brilliant performance.

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The others were great, but VI/David is always #1 with me! Smile

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The return of Angie/Jesse is the only thing that brought me back to Pine Valley. David Haywood is a rascal i am beginning to enjoy. Unfortunately, Pratt has messed up these storylines so much I am having a hard time watching this MESS.

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I know that Erin Torey was only on two days for One Life To Live but I really liked seeing her so that`s way I watched .I`m shocked RB and Grayson aren`t on the list.

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purplebraids: Oh that's right, Erin's return was good! In fact the Viki in Heaven story gave us a couple of great returns (Ben, Asa).

I have a feeling that RB's return is going to end up on their Worst Returns list...
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Jesse and Angie not only brought me back to AMC but to soaps. But I think Lawrence Lau's brief return as Greg Nelson also deserves an honorable mention. His scene at Jenny's graveside was magical. He stepped into a role he hadn't played in decades and rocked it.

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Nice list! Loved seeing Darnell Williams and Debbie Morgan in the number one spot! I was a *little* disappointed however that Vincent Irrazary and Tuc Watkinks weren't higher up on the list. And no Rebecca Budig *anywere?* Come on!

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Good list all except Grayson definately should have been on it but I'm not bitter *wink*