DC #579: Rockin' it With Larry Flick on The Morning Jolt



On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC gang drops in on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick to discuss the latest in daytime and pop culture news, including:

The end of As the World Turns. Do soap’s executives and writers hurt their show’s ratings by punishing characters for actor's behavior. The Denver Post is reporting that One Life to Live will be picked up for two more years. Does Brian Frons manufacture it so that General Hospital and All My Children always win? Larry questions why soap fans should tune into OLTL. Is the Days of our Lives brand strong enough to jump to cable?

We then dive into the new and returning primetime shows of the season and the latest gossip. Can Lone Star make it? Larry then asks Jamey why fans should care about a new Dallas series. Will No Ordinary Family be as good as Luke hopes? Is The Middle better than Modern Family? The gang weighs in on the return of Glee for its second season, but will it suffer from a sophomore slump? Larry then puts Jamey on the spot and has him belt out several popular songs. Are we beginning to get Betty White fatigue? Was the Katy Perry and Elmo segment on Sesame Street inappropriate for children? Can Lindsay Lohan make a comeback or is she destined to be a “has been?”

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Member since:
2 January 2008
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Being a true oltl fan for the past 25 years.It would be nice to get rid of Nate and James.I think right now we need to see more of vets.For me the best storyline thus far has to be Jake and Megan.Oh when jake held her in the window and the heart fell off the tree.Jessica Tuck and Joe Lando we dont see that on oltl anymore.

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Was that Jamey Giddens or Eddie Murphy singing Whitney?

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SEASONS!!! I love you.. *ROTFLMAO!* Where the hell have you been gal!?

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HAAAAAA! Forget y'all.
 

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I have watched OLTL for the past 10 years, so I have seen it through some creative ups and downs. I think right now they are on an upswing from a previous low earlier this year. I think some of the behind the scenes decisions did throw them/Ron C. off their game; but, it is still my favorite show on daytime right now. Is it perfect, no. The vets could be used a bit more effectively and some of the stories could use some tinkering, but it is still the only show I look forward to everyday (although Y&R has been really good lately too). With the Fords and the wonder twins there is a bit of paint by numbers, but there is a difference between a retarded five year old painting by the numbers and Monet doing it. I think if there is a show that is a disappointing shell of its former great self on ABC, that would be the one that follows One Life, GH. I don't even include AMC because it is not even worth my time to talk about. I think Larry is funny and yall do a great job on the show, but his constant OLTL hate is like a punch in the face for me.

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I began watching OLTL during the Fraternity Row storyline. That must be about 20 years ago now. I'll just mention the men who made me watch in the 90s: the Holden brothers, the Vegas of Angel Square, the Gannon brothers, Cord, etc.

It doesn't make sense to live in the past, but it is a CRIME what has been done to this show.

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I think Larry probably exaggerates for effect, but he keeps me laughing. After listening to Jamey’s projections for these shows, I kind of feel a sense of hopelessness. If they’re all going to be gone in five years, then I think I’d better start looking for new sources of daytime entertainment, apart from talkshows which I cannot stand.

I have to agree with six_soaps. OLTL has been criminally changed over the years. What I dislike the most is that whenever they visit their past, they re-write it. I think this is why they’ve lost so many viewers. Soapfans have long memories.

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There is still something about OLTL that draws me in. AND please, the less encouragement for Jamey's singing the better. ; )

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Regan - Out of curiosity - How come DC doesn't have a OLTL observation column? You guys all seem to love the show (most of the time). Wouldn't a column be supportive?

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Jamey, unless you know something I don’t, I have to respectfully disagree with you. Even though I’ve gone on record as AMC being the soap I’ve watched the most throughout my life, I don’t say this as wishful thinking. I can’t see OLTL outlasting AMC, unless OLTL’s ratings are significantly higher than AMC’s. Even with OLTL’s two year pickup, I just don’t see that happening. Historically, AMC has a much richer history than OLTL and that’s not even counting the Susan Lucci factor.

I’m curious but what exactly are you basing that prediction on?

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Luverica, I wasn't doing wishful thinking. Fortunes have reversed...
 

 

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I'm sorry Jamey if you thought the "wishing thinking" was being applied to you. I was actually applying it to myself in explaining my reason for not thinking OLTL would outlast AMC. It was acknowledge quite well in the podcast that OLTL has always been the stepchild of ABC Daytime and that the last few months have been, at the least, quite sub par.

I've lost quite a bit of interest in OLTL since the firing of Kish and their resistance to taking advantage of the amazing talent of Jason Tam. Granted, AMC has been quite the snooze fest without Susan Lucci but again, considering the history of ABC Daytime, I for one would be very surprised if OLTL outlasts AMC.

When you say "Fortunes have reversed...”, details, details, unless you're saving that for a future DC podcast. Wink

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No, not saving it. I've been teasing it for awhile, but from what I am hearing, All My Children is the one in trouble now. The show is still running grossly over budget, after the costly move, and Frons is taking a red pen to Kreizman's scripts like there's no tomorrow. Kreizman is reportedly frustrated and the network is not happy with AMC at all.

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Well, this is the time to get fresh blood on AMC. The only thing that is saving AMC is the actors.

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I am glad this looks like this is going to be a recurring thing b/c these are fun!