DC #477: ABC Busted!



On today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian and Eye on Soaps' Belinda discuss the latest in All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live storylines and news, including:

All My Children was ABC's highest rated soap. What in the world is going on? Is there a logical explanation? What has happened to Pine Valley's Jesse Hubbard? Is he proving to be a corrupt cop? Brot and Natalia are a cute couple, but is Natalia too intense about being a cop? David Hayward tries to hold Amanda's womb captive. Luke makes an admission about AMC he never thought he'd hear himself say.

General Hospital was on fire with Jonathan Jackson's return as Lucky' and Claudia being busted. Maurice Bernard and Sarah Brown gave standout performances. The gang reacts to the news that Natalia Livingston is leaving GH. With Jonathan Jackson back, should GH try and get Amber Tamblyn back? Belinda makes a "shocking" statement that has Jamey defending one of his favorite characters

Llanview celebrated one big gay wedding on One Life to Live. Was it a metaphor for the show's other couples? Scott Evans gave a standout performance as Oliver Fish. David Vickers has "a date with Destiny" as they go to London to rescue Matthew. With Forbes March leaving As the World Turns would this be a good time to bring him back as Nash to reunite with Jessica?

All this and more on today's ABC episode of Daytime Confidential

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Courtney fan4life's picture
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Jamey I know we dont agree on a lot but I cheered along with you when I learned NL is OUT AGAIN!!! Now she better not return as Emily's triplet or aunt or some other relative. I don't want to see NL on GH again!

I would love to see Nash rerun to OLTL and Jess. But I dont think he will. This current storyline about if Nash is alive was so hard to watch cause I know it isn't Nash.

And Im rooting for Dorian to beat Vikki!

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All my children sucks they should bring back brooke english and her daughter laura and have them team up and form Magazine and have erica kendall bianca form a magazine with fuison and have them battle for stories and have brooke with tad and krystal with adam have jenny be adam have adam and palmer verus zach and ryan in business and have jamie and babe comeback and quadrangle with jr and marrissa ryan with greenlee and have annie with scott liza and david and bring back jackson kids lily and reggie bring back sam grey bring back the frye family danielle dreke and her mom have jesse and angie be in qaudrangle with dreke and danielle mom have danielle and reggie quadrangle with brot and natalia have jake and amanda be out of david orbit make trevor be jake have colby and petey and lily and sam be in quadrangle

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Great Podcast!

Ok let me getting the shocking news out first. After hearing everyone rave about last week's GH I caught the Thursday and Friday show from last week on SoapNet Marathon. Definitely some good stuff! I enjoyed the episodes and it has me tempted to watch some more. I want to see what happens to Carly and Claudia so I might try and catch the marathon this weekend on SoapNet.

OLTL
I wasn't a big fan of this Dorian pretending to be gay and marrying Amelia but I have to say after watching last week's shows I liked that they showed Dorian struggling with marrying Amelia or go with David the guy she loved. It was nice to see and made me like the character more. I like the chemistry David/Dorian have.

Oh I thought I was the only one who thought that Destiny needs some acting lessons. There is just something about her that is just off. Her performances always comes off as very rehearsed and it doesn't seem natural. I do like this Daniella. She is a natural and has a spark to her. I didn't really see her and Matthew as potentially being romantic. I got more of the friendship feel from their encounters. I will see after I watch this weeks episodes.

You know I never thought about Tea and Blair being very similar but I think you are right Jamey. I do like the Tea character. She is probably my favorite on the show. I just don't like that they broke her and Todd up so fast. Maybe since I don't know the history of the Ross guy but I didn't see it being a big deal about her being married to him. I don't know that is a little confusing to me considering I keep hearing about all the bad stuff Todd has done so I imagine Ross can't be as bad as him.

Oh yeah and let me add that i liked the whole set up of the whole gay wedding with the protesters. Nice touch because an event like that would get protesters.

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This podcast made me go and re-watch the Sonny/Claudia scenes from last week....They were SO GOOD!!!!!!Anyway, Claudia actually pulled the gun from her purse....you can see it quite clearly....lol...

I hope GH continues on its current part as it is now must see t.v. for me.....

Great podcast as usual guys!!!!!!!!!

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I have to say I love, LOVE listening to you guys on the podcast, I started listening over the summer as Guiding Light began to wrap up, which was my first and favorite show since I was like 6 and now I'm 30. I even went back to some of the old shows and listened. Anyway, I agree with you all about All My Children, it has become unbearable to watch, but I am loving OLTL and GH!

The only thing I have yet to hear anyone mention about OLTL and the Todd, Tea and the daughter Danny. Would she not actually be younger than Jack? I think her age per se is fine, but its weird when they just mentioned a few weeks ago that Todd had gotten Ross to try and kidnap Starr and Jack in Hawaii, meaning that the she would not have been born until 9-10 months later.

But anyway, like I said, LOVE u guys, keep up the good work

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"...David Vickers has a date with Destiny..."

Really, guys? Really??

For shame...

LOL!!!!

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Great Podcast guys.

GH does seem to be getting better, not as good as OLTL though.

I agree with your thoughts about Dorian's Big Gay Wedding, is it perfectly written? No, there are things I would have did differently, but overall I'm loving it and don't think it's ruining Dorian either.

I can just not say enough about how much I love KISH. I agree Jamey, they do blow Nuke out of the water. Scott did give some great performances, but can't leave out Brett Claywell, he says more with his eyes and expressions, that a lot of actors do with pages and pages of dialogue.

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Claudia had the gun in her purse. When she went down to Puerto Rico with Sonny, Claudia pulled out a gun from her purse and aimed it at the men who were threatening to kill Sonny. It was the same gun in the same purse that she took to the party. Sonny knew she had a gun on her. He even admitted to it.

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I love your podcasts.

Claudia's birthday party was fun, not Alex bitch-slapping Roger at the country club on GL fun, but entertaining just the same. Loving Carly, Michael, and Dante.

I was surprised how much the big gay wedding moved me on OLTL. I was really angry when I read the spoiler about Dorian pretending to be gay --I still maintain that this is not classic Dorian and I hope this part of the story ends sooner than later, but Robin Strasser's performance last week (and throughout this story) was amazing. When David slammed the door on her, the look on her face was heartbreaking and she was moving in her regret when she told Langston she loved David. However, I have not been sold on David's love for Dorian--not once since his return has he shown me he loves her or have I heard him say it to anyone. Why tease this couple when there is no intention or really the ability to reunite them (since Tuc Watkins is always leaving)?

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I've enjoyed the show the last few episodes. I disagree with what you all said on the podcast about Dorian as a longtime fan. No it's not classic Dorian no matter how many times people say it to validate poor writing. RC writes Dorian in this over the top manner. Dorian is a lot smarter than to pretend that she is gay to win votes. Who would believe Dorian is gay? Robin Strasser rocks, though!

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I watched AMC these 2 past weeks because Kendall is finally out of that ridiculous room and she and Zach are fighting to get back to one another instead of screaming at each other. Once Thorsten and Alica leave, I'm gone though.

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No to Sonny and Kate or Sonny and olivia. First olivia belongs with Johnny. And Kate is stronger and better WITHOUT Sonny. her and Colemon were great.

i like Destiny. Shes not the best actress but I love her.

im done with Sky. I just dont feel him. i want Rex and Gigi still!

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Jamey, I'm so glad you finally showed AMC's MCE some love. She has been a wonderful actress in her three or so years on the show, and she has made the most of her character's 180-degree turn, although it was out of character, overnight, and unnecessary.

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So, AMC having a kid blackmailing her mother is a drain mentally to the women sitting at home watching it, but GH having their "hero" calling women sluts and whores and telling their brain-damaged, can't-get-a-hold-of-his-anger son that killing a woman WITH AN AXE is "doing good" is just okey dokey? Jamey, COME ON. I know you're a mob apologist for GH, but for GAWD'S sake, give me a break. As a woman, I'm insulted by the almost constant mysogyny and violence towards women. I'll take a kid blackmailing her mother any day over watching that slasher shit on GH.

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Great podcast. Yall never fail to amuse me. BTW, I started back watching OLTL because of yall and I have to admit, I'm so glad I did. OLTL is by far the best soap on the air for me right now. Loved the Fish scenes at the big gay weddding. Loved David and Destiny. I don't agree about Dorian pretending to be gay, but at least most of the others on the show knew she was lying. lol That mayor race could have mined history and had Dorian and Viki throwing up their collective pasts at each other. RC wasted that storyline. Love Tea/Todd/Blair, but not the triangle. And I agree with Jillian, why the 180* turnaround with Ross? Sounds like a 'who killed Ross?' coming up. Much prefer Ross and Blair. Kudos DC.

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Great podcast as always, guys!!!!

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I just watched the 11/4 episode of GH. I'm in shock. I can't believe that they had Michael kill Claudia with an axe. That was disgusting. Why?

What the hell has happened to soaps. Y&R burns a miscarried fetus's remains in a fireplace and now we have a teenager bludgeon his stepmother.

Claudia may have been twisted but can we still recognize that her death was awful? It's been well established that Claudia was twisted because of the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Not she is murdered by a manchild whose father applauds his action.

I'm numb. I have never seen anything as horrible on TV as I just watched. The violence against women has to stop.

There are women on the writing staff of GH. Did any of them not protest this? Were they forced to go along to get along?

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Great podcast, guys!
Janal22, I agree with every one of your ideas for all my children except for the Jamie/Babe/Marissa/J.R. quadrangle [J.R. and Marissa bore me,] David and Liza [they *would* be good together but I *hate* Jamie Luner's potrayal of Liza and Annie with Scott. You have some great writing skills. AMC should hire you to replace Chuck Pratt!

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thank you dariclone