DC #675: Dishing Daytime Emmy Nominations, Soaps and Pop Culture on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels visit The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick. During the show, Flick and Keith Price dish about the 2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations, the state of the four remaining soaps on air and whether or not  General Hospital’s Luke and Anna are watchable with the DC gang.

In the second hour, they focus on the latest pop culture hot topics, including: The Real Housewives franchises, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah’s interview with the Kardashians, Chris Brown and Rihanna's ongoing drama and so much more.

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


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14 Responses

  1. Profile photo of ghaddict

    So glad to see the new podcast…it seems like forever since the last one!!!!!!
    hopefully you guys can get back into the full swing of things….more top 5 podcasts!!!!have you guys ever done a top 5 soap seductions???

    can’t wait to listen!!!!!

  2. Profile photo of Dueler312

    Never say its over, even if GH goes down, which I hope it doesn’t. GH is still better. Days though is not doing good.

    And Kristen Alderson (Starr) is a great singer. I love it when she sings.

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    I’m confused, Jamey — regarding your stance on Rihanna and the whole CB mess. On one hand you’re knocking her for not owning that she actually likes being in a toxic/abusive relationship and on the other hand you want to say how dare she do “LTWYL”, which based on the subject matter, talks about doing just that. So, which is it?

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    Jamey Giddens

    @Mel_0 For me, that video was an endorsement for how cool it is to be in an effed up relationship. She also did a song about loving whips and chains, right on the heels of the incident with Chris Brown. I don’t know, it just feels a bit much to me. Now, if you read the interviews where people ask her about reteaming with Chris on songs, and possibly more, she is highly defiant and aggressive with interviewers.

    My point is, she isnt’ a typical battered wife or girlfriend who has no resources but to go to a battered woman’s shelter. She is a grown woman, who has to know getting hit and/or being in love triangles with men who will bust people over the heads with bottles, is toxic, yet she continues to engage in such situations.

  5. Profile photo of ynroltljunkie2009

    Larry Flick is such a buzzkill sometimes. I love GH and the current state. Is it perfect? No. But it’s so much watchable than anything Guza and Phelps did together in their 10 years. Frank and Ron have injected life into this show and you can tell the actors enjoy coming to work now.

  6. Profile photo of soapbaby

    Jamey’s Josh-Taylor-Roman impersonation! = DOUBLED OVER WITH LAUGHTER.

    Larry Flick’s description of Tony Geary = TEARING UP.

    “Tony Geary and Susan Flannery in La Cage aux Folles” = DEAD!

  7. Profile photo of soapfan5

    This podcast should be retitled “Trashing Daytime.” It was a bitch-fest from start to finish with the mean-spirited bully Larry Flick leading the parade. For a supposed long-time fan of soaps, he never has anything positive or worthwhile to say about them. I expected to hear a smart analysis of what is working and what needs to be improved on these remaining shows. However, what I got was personal attacks of actors’ sexuality and screeching howls of approval from the DC regulars. Not funny. You guys should be embarrassed. You are better than that. This is not constructive criticism. Regarding GH, the show has improved by leaps and bounds in the last 6 months. It is once again classic soap opera filled with humor and suspense. No, it is not perfect. But give these guys a chance. They were handed a show on life support and in a very short time have made it fun to watch again. They deserve kudos for what they have accomplished. You people are never satisfied.

  8. Profile photo of MsAgentProvocateur1

    I do agree w/ Jamey about shortening the number of episodes in Daytime and I’ve thought this way for years. I love shows like Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Mad Men etc because they craft very tightly woven storylines and pack an emotional punch with a series of short, lean episodes and leave the audience anticipating more.
    I would rather have seen this done with GL and ATWT and see them extend their time, possibly even get even better than to end and especially to end the way they did (limping along to their cancellations).
    And for those who believe shortening the storyline arc and reducing the number of episodes, or even the length of episodes is blasphemy should look at where the soap opera originated from when it aired on radio– many episodes of soaps, like Guiding Light started as 15 minutes per episode.
    A terrifically written script (and let’s be real, even the best of today’s Daytime Drama has a long way to go in this regard) will inspire a sense of anticipation among people who love great drama.
    This would also give the writers space and time to craft well written storylines that have the potential to earn the respect that Daytime has been losing in the last decade and a half. The actors, many of which have side gigs anyway (which they should, because it’s smart) are free to pursue other projects in the interim but when they return, they have a much higher quality standard of writing to work with, expanding their prospects for even better and more highly regarded artistic projects.

    A higher quality show could attract more viewers across all spectrums. In turn, it might also attract more talented writers (the kind who are now competing in droves to write for Prime time and increasingly web based shows, but steer clear of daytime) and there might be a chance of attracting some writer who is closer to the skill level of an Irna Phillips, William J. Bell, Agnes Nixon or Doug Marland.

    In terms of the tone of the Podcast, frankly I think it was in fun. You have to have a sense of humor or else you get terribly vexed about these things and it ultimately is entertainment. Some might have more acerbic wit, some might be more subtle but I think all care about the survival of the genre and if you really think about how far these shows have fallen, either you laugh or you cry. Many of us chose to laugh.

    I don’t think coddling the writers (many of whom have done the damage to put these shows on life support in the first place), is going to help the genre improve and survive. I know I stopped watching at least 2 years before I even discovered Daytime Confidential. If anything, Daytime Confidential has kept me MORE engaged than I would’ve been had I never discovered this blog. They certainly keep me entertained.

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    ^^ MsAgentProvocateur1: I couldn’t have said it ANY better. Also, I am still too busy chuckling at this quite hilarious podcast I have listened to 3x already.

    You are 100% correct in thanks for this blog for keeping me engaged in daytime television. I had given up for a number of years and finding DC has reengaged me with the genre. Sadly, I found the blog last year, as soaps are on their deathbed. I think there are so many ways to make the soap genre viable but the people who work in the industry are not invested enough. My love for soaps pre-dates the womb and TPTB bank on viewers like me and I have limits!

  10. Profile photo of MsAgentProvocateur1

    soapbaby, I’m still listening too.

    I have to admit, some of Larry’s comments are ahem…a bit much, but there is still plenty to laugh about. Having almost rented an apartment in the Bronx myself, knowing Larry hails from there, I know in NYC you can’t be thinned skinned nor take things too personally or you’ll get eaten alive.
    May as well laugh, right?

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    Ms 45

    And I find Keith Price to be utterly vapid. Not since Ed McMahan have we seen such a brown-nosing second banana. Has this guy ever even offered an opinion of his own?

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    Ms 45

    I agree 100% with soapfan5. GH is rocking it right now. I found Flick’s comments about Tony Geary’s looks and personal life quite nasty. Love it or hate it, the Luke/Anna development is nothing like Victor Newman and his endless quest for a suitable young concubine. The attack on Geary felt personal.

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