DC #630: Mixing it up About Soaps And The Primetime Emmys on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

On today’s Daytime and Pop Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels mix it up with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the two-hour show they discuss everything from Prospect Park licensing All My Children and One Life to Live to Genie Francis on The Young and the Restless. In the second hour, the gang discusses Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s marriage coming to an end, VH1’s Single Ladies, Lady Gaga, Harry Potter, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Whitney Houston and the primetime Emmy nominations.

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11 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Forever8

    Hey Guys I have a cool Top 5 idea for a PC Episode Which is Top 5 shows that ended too soon, They can be shows that ended or canceled just before you liked them. Thanks Loyal DC and PC Fan.

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    Camp is not a sustainable model

    Ain’t never lied about how they do us black people in daytime. We are forever having virtual incest and stuck in the ghetto. We are either doctors, lawyers, or on the police force as the general top career, accept for Neil on Y&R and now Justin on B&B. No African American characters are allowed to be powerful business men or women. And on the rare occasion we get that “good storyline” you had better savor it will you can because we will back to the back-burner for the next 10 years or more.

    Now see if they had more African Americans on the writing staff at these soaps whom they consulted then they would realize there is so much more they could be doing.

    Save for Vicky’s last run and Debbie and Darnell the African American characters are not even that important to the storylines. It is like if you removed them there would be nothing missing accept for the representation of their main audience.

    Other then that I will be supporting AMC/OLTL’s move to the internet.

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    Restless Vixen

    Truly entertaining podcast! Loved every single thing about it. And I love Larry throwing shade at the drop of a hat.

    But y’all almost killed me at the end. The last 10 minutes of this podcast damn near made me have a heart attack, I was trying so hard not to burst out laughing at work.

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    I’m sorry, but that is wrong. I like right now what they are doing with the pregnancy storyline with Destiny. Destiny is scared right now. Its how Starr was with her pregnancy. She was scared as well, even though she was in a different situation. Destiny is so scared, and I want to see this keep on and see what happens with this story on OLTL.

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    RestlessVixen, I agree. Those last 10 minutes were a killer. Keith Price in particular has me in tears with his co-signing laughs and comments (WORK, HOW YOU DOING, etc.). I love when my DC/PC crew gets together with Larry and Keith.

    I give major props to Luke Kerr for trying to represent the Sci-Fi/Fantasy contingent by giving a shout out to GAME OF THRONES Emmy nomination, even if he was basically shushed up. Maybe you all could benefit from at least one more Sci-Fi/Fantasy participant since Luke seems to be ganged up on which is getting a tad tiresome. Whether some of us like it or not, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genre shows have become a very entertaining, well done, and popular part of the television universe within the last 15 or so years. Some, like GoT, even have elements of soap opera storytelling. Maybe if you look at it from that angle, you could find yourself having some more interesting discussions. That’s just my opinion.

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    Unpopular opinion here but I agree with Larry Flick 100% about “putting down” AMC and OLTL. I have on more than one occasion compared my fandom of soaps as being in an abusive relationship. It pains me but I keep coming back. I was re-energized as a viewer knowing AMC and OLTL were going off the air. I have been tuning in more regularly since the cancellation news because I look forward to satisfying finales. AMC and OLTL have not been satisfying for years now. AMC seems reinvigorated and OLTL, well, I know it’s largely touted but my view falls in alignment with Larry Flick. Regarding OLTL, I am actually entertained more by the ridiculously poor acting and writing than riveted. I am thoroughly disgusted by Terd and that s/l alone makes me hope for cancellation.

    I am happy for the fans following AMC and OLTL to the net but I will not be making that transition. I want to remember these soaps fondly and not march with them to their inevitable sad, sorry conclusions. Okay, ducking rotten tomatoes!

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    Maybe I’m having a slow day here, but I’m having a hard time following “The Help” point. I understand wanting to see successful black people with a positive message….but there aren’t too many examples of that if you do a period piece. Black American history doesn’t provide that much variety, so is the issue with Black American period pieces in general? Or are there some stories from that period that you feel aren’t being told? Or is the preference for more balance between the period piece movies and updated movies?

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    Restless Vixen


    There are plenty of successful black people throughout history. Not everyone was a slave or struggling as sharecroppers or factory workers. Just like today, not all of us are on welfare, fatherless or uneducated. I happen to agree with those on the podcast – our stories in no way need to be limited to poor black folk being saved by some white benefactor or philanthropist. Sure, that’s some people’s story, but it’s not the sole black story. And yes, history has many good examples. There are many examples of entrepeneurs, scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, in our history. Sadly, not all of them are famous or well known. Some of us are second or third generation college educated. Not to speak for DC, but if Hollywood wants to tell “black stories”, they need to show more than just one or two archetypes. They can adapt from history or previous works, or they can create something fresh. I don’t even care if the message is positive or not. I’d just like to see something besides The Help, The Blind Side, and another Madea movie (even though I enjoy the Madea character more than the other Tyler Perry movies).

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    Jamey Giddens

    Re: The Help. My point is that this is the only type of “black movie” mainstream Hollywood ever gets excited about. The Blind Side, Precious, Secret Life of The Bees, etc. The black experience is much more than molestation, abuse, being domestics, etc. There are black Carrie Bradshaws, black Miranda Priestleys, black Bridget Joneses, etc. I am over seeing a black actress in a maid’s uniform at the movies. When we do have black rom coms, the mainstream press largely ignores them. It’s only when Jennifer Hudson is teaching Dakota Fanning about some bees or Emma Stone is helping The Help, that Hollywood is “moved”. This is why so many people loved the original Waiting to Exhale. For once black women were shown affluent, bitchy, slutty, courageous, loving, flawed…human. Not just as the maid who helps a wealthy white woman feel better about herself or life.

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    Jillian Bowe

    Restless Vixen you just took the words right out of my mouth. Minorities have evolved from “The Great White Hope” coming in and saving the day. H’Wood keeps spinning that yarn when it doesn’t represent today’s world. Blacks and other minorities have come up from that and that’s not the only story that can be told and that is the point I along with Jamey was trying to make.

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    Thanks for sticking up for the soaps with Larry Flick. I didn’t know that they were planning on bringing Carruthers over to the new websoap, that is a definite negative. However, I hope this is only temporary and they get someone better.
    I have to agree with Dueler312, I rally like Destiny’s pregnancy storyline.

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