DC #426: ABC R-E-S-P-E-C-T

On today’s ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey and Regan discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

One Life to Live’s Robin Strasser may be leaving the show. Should she take the pay cut and what would her leaving mean to the Llanview canvas? Dorian stands up for Langston and Markko, while facing the reality that no one may come to help her. One Life to Live wants Guiding Light’s Daniel Cosgrove in Llanview. Should Rex and Schuyler be brothers?

Has the "Who Killed Stuart" murder mystery lasted to long on All My Children and is it distasteful? Ryan is like a son to Erica and the cougar storyline is rubbing Jamey the wrong way. Would David and Liza be a hot pairing or should she be paired with someone else?

Regan and Jamey share their reactions General Hospital’s Dominic being Dante. Should characters have inappropriate chemistry and subtext with actors who portray their onscreen siblings? Has General Hospital diluted its brand? The Spixie pairing is going full steam ahead and it looks as if Spinelli will propose. Do we still see moments of "the old General Hospital?" Jerry Jacks returns to Port Charles. Will General Hospital fans be in for culture shock if they follow Stuart Damon and Lynn Herring to As the World Turns?

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12 Responses

  1. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    Jamey, you hit the nail on the head. ABC is in a different boat than CBS because ABC owns the soaps unlike CBS that have to pay the Bells and P&G to air the soaps. And GH have 3 million dollars to get HD and to redesign the show and they can’t come up with money for Robin Strasser? Something is fishy there and I don’t blame Robin for getting mad when she already take a pay cut. We got characters on OLTL that no one cares about and they needs to go like Stacy, Rex, Gigi, Shane, Moe, Noelle, Marco parents, John, and Cole to keep Dorian. We want our Dorian Cramer on OLTL.

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    Thank you for another entertaining podcast! I, too, want OLTL to do right by Robin Strasser. As a woman in my thirties, I see the subtle shades of sexism rearing its ugly head in the workplace on occasion; what I see in daytime decisions is blatant and egregious examples of sexism. It is more often than not a beloved actress is being squeezed at contract time. This is unacceptable.

    I have been watching Robin Strasser’s Dorian since the ’80s and she has never failed to entertain. Anyone who has had the pleasure to watch her through the years cherish memories like–Herb and Dorian’s elevator sex, her stint in jail for “murdering” Mitch Laurence, her trials and tribulations with Cassie and the other “Cramer women”, her red-hot affair with Joe, Mel Hayes falling drunk on top of her and later her marriage to Mel, and, of course, the delicious relationship with David Vickers. Of course, what can be said about OLTL’s only super couple- Viki and Dorian.

    Respect your audience! We want Robin Strasser as Dorian.

  3. Profile photo of troymcclure

    Daniel Cosgrove as Joey and Dorian would be hot together and it would make Viki mad.

    I would throw myself off a cliff if they ever did that. I’m kinda thinking Frons might be as sexist as myself and wants to pair Daniel Cosgrove with a younger actress. Heck, I’m counting on you Fronsie, don’t pair one of the hottest leading men in daytime with Dorian!!! No offense to Strasser who is a lovely woman but Daniel Cosgrove and Strasser??? No thank you!!!

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    Courtney fan4life

    OLTL is the new 90210. OLTL is all about Cole and Starr. And for some reason despite it failing the first time he wants to push John and Marty AGAIN!

    And does RC and Fronz not know that we HATE JOHN MCBAIN!
    And also JB who plays Jared is lucky he plays golf cause he would have been out the show by now. Jared is a bore. Drop him.

    Screw Stuart WHO KILLED DIXIE!! That was brought up and dropped so fast.

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    “Thank you for another entertaining podcast! I, too, want OLTL to do right by Robin Strasser. As a woman in my thirties, I see the subtle shades of sexism rearing its ugly head in the workplace on occasion; what I see in daytime decisions is blatant and egregious examples of sexism. It is more often than not a beloved actress is being squeezed at contract time. This is unacceptable.”

    You may be right. Look at the differences in the way Genie Francis and Tony Geary have treated by TPTB at their show.

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    Great podcast as always guys, I think it would great if Rex and Schyler were brothers, that would be a hoot. I hope that they do right where Ms. Strasser is concerned. I think that Daniel Cosgrove would be great as Joey. I am glad that I am not the only about this guy playing Dante being way too old. If they think that JaSam being back together will bring in ratings they are crazy. I don’t mind the Annie/Adam pairing, love Jake/Amanda, I would like Liza with David or Tad, I don’t like the potential Tad/Taylor pairing, I think that they are just trying to make the Taylor character relevant, and it just isn’t going to work. I also agree with you Luke, Marcy Rylan would be a great Colby, it is better than who they have now. Unfortunately I agree with you, Jamey where Randi is concerned. I don’t like the upcoming Erica/Ryan pairing it seems very Jerry Springer like. I hope you feel better Regan, come back soon.

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    I hate OLTL, mainly beacuse of Star and Cole, they eat that show alive. That said, I do love Robin Strasser and Dorian. But the character of Dorian has left Lanview many times before and the show has kept on trucking. I still recall all the hoopla over her last exit, they were to busy bending over to Roger H. to care. She said so and they fired her, and Frons wasn’t even hired yet. Making Dorian run over Jessica and killing her baby, oops. That said it would still be a loss to the show. But hey ratings are up, Frons must be thinking that Stacy character is wining people over. Not.

    I agree Dante is way to old looking to play anyone’s kid. I was never a Sonny/Kate fan, well I could care less either way, but I’d rather see them together than Olivia. I love Sonny, but he didn’t need another kid. Especialy since MB is working so well together with the aged kids now.

    I love Stuart Damon, the only Quartermaine I loved but I won’t follow him to ATWT. I love Julie Pinson and Jon Lindstrom and I still don’t watch. I’ve watched GH for twenty years, I loved Kevin and Alan, but I still won’t watch. No ofense to ATWT fans, I don’t have anything against the show.

    Daniel C. was great as Scott Chandler on All My Kids, loved to see him back there or as Joey. Daniel C. has been good in everything from daytime to primetime. Poor guy had to work with Jenie Garth, guy deserves a medal.

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