Should AJ Try Out For Chippendales on All My Children?



Bianca (Eden Riegel) revealed she’d bought One Direction concert tickets for Gabby and Miranda (Denyse Tontz), the latter who took a bit of convincing to be excited about them. However, when she found out the concert was on the same day as a school dance, Miranda said she couldn’t go.

I have to admit, it’s a little weird seeing Bianca talking about being a teenage lesbian to her now teenage daughter. It’s amazing how time flies with the magic of SORASing.

AJ (Eric Nelsen) burst into the Chandler mansion and immediately started stripping down in the living room. My mom would have said, “Boy, you weren't born in a barn. Pick that up!”  Brooke's (Julia Barr) response to AJ shedding his clothes was to ask if he was planning on trying out for Chippendales. Now wouldn’t that make Adam (David Canary) proud?

Dixie (Cady McClain) continued to cry — a lot. Are we sure this is actually about Tad (Michael E. Knight) or is it possible she still has indigestion from those poisoned pancakes?  AJ found his grandmother waiting for him in the Chandler living room, where she appeared to barely be able to hold herself together.

Opal (Jill Larson) kept working on keeping Petey (Robert Scott Wilson) in Pine Valley. Her son aid he wanted to do some focus group testing with young women for his app. So “focus group testing” is what they’re calling chasing tail these day?

Evelyn (Francesca James) confronted Celia (Jordan Lane Price) about the condom she found. The young woman revealed she'd been handing out rubbers at the Miranda Center.  Evelyn warned Celia her benefactor wouldn't approve. 

The conversation then devolved into an overwrought meltdown, where Celia talked about her desperate desire to live life. Sounds like Rapunzel wants to let down more than her hair. I wonder who the mystery benefactor is?

Jesse (Darnell Williams) continued to investigate Cassandra's (Saleisha Stowers) disappearance, as Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell) showed up for a visit, distracting Angie (Debbi Morgan). Joe's presence in town, gave Jesse the chance to dig deeper into the Cassie mystery. 

Jesse called on Zach Slater (Thorsten Kaye) to inform him the car his stepdaughter was seen getting into was registered to one of his casinos. Cut to Cassandra, tied to a bed and screeching bloody murder. With all of the edgy storylines playing out in the half-hour versions of All My Children and One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful really has no excuse for only telling the same old triangle over and over again.


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soapjunkie88's picture
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AJ could strip in every single episode. I don't mind. Eric Nelsen has a body that needs to be shown! LOL

LOVED Bianca talking to Miranda. Such a cool mother/daughter talk as I expected it. Smile

I still don't really get Evelyn and Celia and all that private school stuff. It would be nice to maybe have some character profiles to see what the new characters are all about.

Anyway it was another great episode that wants me to see more. Smile

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I thought the episode was really good. It did remind me in a way of the old glory days of AMC--especially the Celia story. The over protected princess trying to break free.

I am really loving the show so far

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Hmmm I wonder if Celia is related to Gillian in any way?

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ahhhh...no.

But Petey should.

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Eric Nelson has a hot body and he is gonna be a hit on the new AMC. I love Celia and Pete too and I think they are the new Gillian and Ryan. Wonder if Dimitri Merrick is her guardian/father.

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I hope there is a twist to the Celia character. She's been in every episode so far and (I don't want to be negative), but she's not grabbing me, yet.
OLTL slid right back in with every character and the sole new one (the reporter), I like.

AMC was in such worse shape that I am cutting them some slack, but between Celia, the coffee shop owner, and the girl in the credits connected to Zach - I am worried. I hope they are interesting and integrated well. This is somewhat giving me deja vu for those last few years of AMC when there were tons of characters I never quite cared for, but thankfully PP is throwing on Brooke, Adam, Dixie, Angie, Dr. Joe, Jesse, and Opal and I am ok.

I also just want a bitch, instigator. I was hoping Miranda may be that, but she's not there yet.

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Ok the Celia mystery has me! Is she Zach"s or David's? Because if the Russian mob has been after Zach & family, maybe he is trying to protect her. I only watched for last couple of years, so unaware of previous characters.
Also, are we to believe that it is Tad in the coma that Dixie is visiting?

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Ok the Celia mystery has me! Is she Zach"s or David's? Because if the Russian mob has been after Zach & family, maybe he is trying to protect her. I only watched for last couple of years, so unaware of previous characters.
Also, are we to believe that it is Tad in the coma that Dixie is visiting?

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Sorry dbl post!!

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The thing I like the most about the Celia mystery is that for the first time in forever, we have NO IDEA what is going on. When is the last time a soap had that level of mystery and intrigue? I hope Prospect Park continue to keep the spoilers and casting decisions to a minimum, and bring back some of the day to day magic of watching soaps.

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No. He doesn't have a good enough body for Chippendales.

So I'm supposed to believe that Kendall would be scared of the Russian Mob after all she has been through in her life and she would leave Zach? Doesn't ring true to the character at all. Would have made more sense if Kendall was traveling the world launching Fusion worldwide and the boys were off in boarding school. The Kendall I knew wasn't that much of a whimp.

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I think that OLTL is winning in the dialogue and storyline category between these two new/redux soaps! Also, I think that OLTL seems like a new/er show while AMC still has the clunky dialogue and dull sophomoric soap stories.

Miranda whining that her mom is not cool? TO HER FACE?! Sure, kids do that all the time... My sister and mother used to go at it like two girls at DAVID'S BRIDAL on sample sale day... but that's not drama. Nor is this silly story of Miranda liking the high school jock while AJ hates him and is secretly pining for her. Come on, that's the past for the young set?! Oh no, it's not. Celia is telling her governess that she basically wants to party all night, do drugs and have things done to her by a man that NO RESPECTABLE woman would want done to them AND she is just 18!

Wow... that's a fresh story.

Oh, did I mention that Petey dropped out of STANFORD to start his own TECH company?! Well, if I forgot to tell you, he won't! 3 episodes in and on average he has said that twice in each episode! AND HE IS SEARCHING THE INTERNET FOR SOMEONE HE knows is in high school. GROSS. Seriously gross.

Sure, it's a soap but for a redux this one is a dud.

BUT OLTL, has written a great one. Vicki and Dorian seem fresh and their feud is about to be started up again with a well written story so far. David is still goofy but has a brain. TODD is not goofy as he was on GH and is back to being evil! And Dani is a tough beautiful troubled young lady who called Todd out for all he has done to her mom! Tea, is sexier than ever and Victor is back and can't wait to see him battle his brother. Matthew and Destiny seem real and the dialogue between Nora and Matt today was sweet and fun... the throw away line about laundry and don't let there be PANTIES in it was hilarious!

Even Natalie, though not on today's episode seems to have turned into a better character than she was prior to cancellation and can't wait to see how she's truly changed since John left.

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No.

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J Bernard Jones wrote:
No.

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Big smile

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Soapjunkie88 is obviously a man.

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AJ has his mouth closed in many pictures I see ...and having watched the first epi I can see why - he has problem teeth . distracting,...
That being said most everybody in soapland has strange 'perfect teeth' , so that's why this caught my attention (along with his mouth being closed in many pictures)

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days4ever wrote:
Eric Nelson has a hot body and he is gonna be a hit on the new AMC. I love Celia and Pete too and I think they are the new Gillian and Ryan. Wonder if Dimitri Merrick is her guardian/father.

Yeah, my first thought was David but then my thinking, and the way Celia and Evelyn were talking about him, jumped straight to Dimitri.

So far, I'm liking this reboot(though I still think OLTL is a little better). The kids who play Celia, Miranda and especially AJ are great. And of course Pete is gorgeous(and surprisingly not a terrible actor either). Not sure what's going on with Dixie--or Cady McClain's acting, which seems a little odd to me here--but love having Opal, Brooke and Bianca in the mix. In fact, the only major downside from the first three eps for me was the appearance of previous show-eater Zach Slater. Can't stand that character(and TK is one of the most overrated daytime actors of the last decade or so).

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pferrando wrote:
But Petey should.

He most definitely should.

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nt40windows wrote:
Soapjunkie88 is obviously a man.

Huh? Such a constructive comment. Maybe the most constructive one I've ever seen on DC. Tired No, honestly. Do I know you? No!? Then stop talking about me. Thanks.

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What does that mean anyway...

Odd.

I'm a man and there can never be enough male stripping on soaps. Innocent

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Love AJ!!! He is such a hot red head. Chi chi chi chippendales.