DC #643: Danger, Doughnuts and DAYS 2.0

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, Dirty Soap, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless storylines and headlines.

The DC gang also discusses a freelance publicist for Live With Regis and Kelly tweeting “Watching @TheChew right now on ABC. Looking good…and yummy. I'm glad the soaps are over.”

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.





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11 Responses

  1. Profile photo of cokeyloveshersoaps

    I agree i dont believe “reality TV” :Sp is killing soaps i just hate these type of shows even though they are scripted. I would have given dirty soap a chance if i didn’t hate the actors on the show.

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    Its been obvious to me for years how ABC has hated soaps. WHy do people think Frons tried to turn AMC into Sex and the City 2 and GH into The Sorpranos or that every female character on ABC soaps is a carbon copy of the same thing. Carly, Kendall, Greenlee, NAtalie, Lulu all heroines who snark now and are interchangable 90210 clones. Its because these people have a contempt for the genre and have a contempt for anything traditional or reaching back to history. OLTL is some sense is a lot of the same especially with prior writing regimes.

    It interesting to me how the things being celebrated on these shows recently by the way is not the hip and edgy mob on GH or the dark ripped from the headlines crap GH does and Y&R tries to do and what Days tried for 2 years but more the tradition that AMC brought back in its last few weeks and what Days is doing. I don’t think Days is going to get drastic uptic in ratings but if they can bring back some lapsed viewers more power to them.

    And Jamey no way is JMB close to Genie Francis. JMB is smug and ice cold as an actress and exudes no warmth. LAura could be a bitch at times but Genie is a whole diff kind of presence on screen.

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    ITA Cyberologist

    What frustrates me about Bold is that Brad always writes it so none of the men get held accountable for what they do. Sure Taylor and Brooke have rivaled for years but that wouldn’t have happened if Ridge would have just picked one woman and stayed with her. Yet it’s always Brooke that’s looked at as the problem.
    And now Liam gets to play the dumb jerk that wouldn’t even go to Hope and demand to know why she cut off the engagement before sticking the same ring on another woman’s hand? Why doesn’t he have a problem with the fact that a month ago Steffy wanted to bang his old man? It’s insane!

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    ITA about the Steffy/Liam/Hope triangle for me the main problem with these continuous triangles are they are tiring Hope is a boring character and I don’t care about her sex life, the only thing about Hope I like is her uncanny resemblance to the actress (Joanna) who played Caroline Spencer. I understand the need for Hope I just get tired of her and her men and Steffy always being written to come between them that’s all they can seem to do with her.

    …Steffy flipping to Liam makes “no sense” and Steffy and Taylor are always written to lose and take it up the bum for the Logans…Taylor is pining for a man that dumped her at the alter not once but twice and not written to be angry at that man who only agreed to marry contingent on what another woman does …so they are written continuously to have low self-esteem.

    Ridge(and Eric)is no prize he’s always been a wimpy character with no bite…The story for me is Thorne as the true Forester heir to grow a pair and go toe to toe with Ridge for Forester creations until they stop writing characters under the bus for Toxic Bridge B/B remain uninteresting.

    Y/R…the momentum re: Diane murder is long gone. IA re: the Victor synopsis and the dropped storylines.

    Thanks a whole bunch for the Days convo!

    because its a lot of history I don’t know. I stopped watching for a long time…I will re-watch this week again (& Friday)…for the start of the re-boot.

    What RuRu said to Lucky I’m not surprised she always championed her men over her family this isn’t new. The writing on GH is horrid just dig deep the stench is still all there…IA they need background time…

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    @Jamey: I didn’t know Kristan Alfonso had come out of acting training ;) yet. She is still trying to figure it out from where I sit…lol I guess she is okay as long they don’t try write for her like she has Erica Slezak’s talent. The writers always to stay in her lane.

    Days was on fire for its first week. And after seeming my Lexie getting into her Dimera mode I was too through the roof. Lexie vs EJ is going to be golden. The who show is just good. Jack and Jennifer were good as well.

    I was happy that AMC ended its TV run on a ratings high. It was building up in the last few weeks where I wished there was more. I wanted them to hire an actor to come into Angie’s life and befriend her while she was mad at Jesse. I was thinking back then of having Lammon Rucker return. AMC is a hella better job then a bad Tyler Perry film and sitcom.

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    ITA with you too….SoapS
    Another e.g.,
    look at Bill Spencer same thing I really liked $Bill now what are they going to do with him? He flipped fast too now he wants Steffy to come between Hope/Liam Huh? I thought he was supportive of his wife’s niece w/his son.

    I missed the whole thing re: the twitter. I agree re: PR I have “no experience” with PR other than being on the receiving end and I can figure out how to promote soaps.

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    ITA with soapsuds and cyberolgist you took the words right out of my mouth with what I am felling about B&B and this SL i just pray to the soapgods to be over soon.

    They can also recast Kimberly if the orginal actress does not want to return.

    I enjoyed Days for the first time in years.

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    Restless Vixen

    I’m in the middle of the podcast now, but I have to say I agree that Days 2.0 is starting things off right. The actors seem collectively more invigorated and I was able to easily jump back in. It feels so good to see castmembers I knew and loved so well: Judi Evans, Melissa Reeves, Matt Ashford (this especially made this veteran Days fan since the 80s squee), Deirdre Hall (love or hate her, she is the Erica Kane of Days), and Drake etc. Please PTB over at Days, bring Patch back home!

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    Restless Vixen

    “Whenever in doubt, stroke Kay out”


    I love you like a play cousin, Jamey, for that one. Amen and shaking my tambourine with you, Jillian, Luke and Melodie about the ridiculousness of all these damned murder mysteries on Y&R. We still don’t know who killed Richard Hightower from over a year ago, nevermind Diane. And when are they going to give Sharon free [/Amistad]? We’re only about two months away from the anniversary of the hotness that was Shadam in New Orleans, which was right before Skye’s not then “real” death. This crap needs to wrap up taco pronto. And don’t get me started on Canestipation.

    I agree Eric Braeden must be somewhere fuming. This Victor is just too damned much. We’ve recently had Victor throw a woman out of an ambulance and now this mess with Billy? As Jamey said, locking people in cellars and feeding them rats Victor was villain-short term character Victor, not present day Victor. MAB&Co, once again, is going too far.

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    For Whom the Bells Toll

    Canestipation :party: :D :party: :D ;) ;) :)

    :party: :party: :party: Wow did you make me laugh – I am an Aussie and fellow Aussie DG’s acting is cringeworthy.
    Now to the Moustache – why oh why in his golden years is he turning into such a selfish,heartless bastard? He really needs to have annother near-death experience as Colleen’s heart is really not agreeing with him. :davie:

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    I’ve been really enjoying the DOOL reboot.

    Oh, but didn’t Stefano hire the fake Rafe and not EJ? :glasses:

    The best part of that whole twitter scandal was the hack claim even though it was obviously a lie. :party: It’s like “come on!”.

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