DC #730: Dreaded Newbies

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Jillian Bowe debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:

Eileen Davidson has decided to leave Days of Our Lives to spend time with her family. Should Davidson return to The Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott ,or should she wait until it’s in better shape? If Davidson does return to Y&R,should she demand to see a full-fledged storyline projection first, so she doesn’t end up like Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden?

Who will fill Kristen’s bad girl stilettos when Davidson splits Salem? Teresa continues to drive Jennifer crazy on Days of Our Lives.

Luke wouldn’t mind having a Time Warner Cable blackout, if it means not having to watch last week’s painful The Young and the Restless.  Adam was accused of rape by Lucky Charms. Does anyone care about Neil’s mystery? Chelsea gives birth.  Why is Abby in such lame corporate storylines? No one wants to see the character of Carmine destroyed. Sharon has her eye on ex-hubby Nick.

William deVry is Julian Jerome on General Hospital. Is deVry age-appropriate for the role?  Julian has connections all over the canvas, from Sam to the much missed Lucas. Is Ava a mob assassin? Holly and Luke hold up a bank.

Prospect Park announces All My Children and One Life to Live’s Season 1 finale dates.  Dimitri and Brooke share a moment. Should Cara be with JR or David? What about David and Angie? Should AJ Chandler be recast?

One Life to Live  wasted the talented Roger Howarth, Kassie DePaiva, Florencia Lozano and Melissa Archer throughout Season 1. Jeffrey has a mysterious tattoo, but why is it on his foot? Todd leaves Llanview.

Hope enjoyed Liam getting jealous over Wyatt kissing her.  Caroline tries to help Rick keep his job, but is her price too high for Maya?  Tamar Braxton names her child after The Bold and the Beautiful’s Brooke Logan.

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



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22 Responses

  1. Profile photo of pferrando

    They better have more plans for Carmine than to just sit in a motel room….

    At least have him emerging from the bathroom in a towel fresh from a shower.

  2. Profile photo of gslam

    YAY! So excited to listen to another podcast from the DC gang so soon after the last one. If you guys did a podcast each week, I would be thrilled! This made my day. Can’t wait to listen on my drive home. :)

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    Jamey i gotta totally co-sign that DOOL stumbled with Kristen at the start, i had actually watched a few days and it didn’t keep my interest. Good call!

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    hey mon

    Kristen! Kristen! Kristen!

    Ashley? To what, have her sit around and give advice to the crazy hi-jinks of Abby Newman? No, Ashley needs to stay in New York.

    After all, sister Tracey, isnt she in the upstairs bedroom at the Abbott Mansion, just sitting there… while Phyllis was in a coma at the Hospital?

    So yeah, leave Ashley in New York City, right where JillPhil wants her.

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    @LukeKerr I have to agree with….. They should’ve used this Griffin Castillo as Cassandra’s doctor, and he could’ve started sleeping with Dixie at the same time while remembering a woman from his past. JR would hate that because Dixie and Tad are engaged. Zach would also have a bone to pick with Griffin because of his relationship with Kendall. Maybe that could’ve been one of the reasons for Zach and Kendall’s divorce; Kendall could’ve actually fell for Griffin. Bringing this Clarke Kent REJECT in makes NO FUCKING SENSE!!!!

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    @JameyGiddens I have to agree about Ryan Bittle…. He’s perfect!!! Jacob Young’s JR seemed like an old as BACKSTREET BOY tryna make a name for himself in the board room.

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    I would have fell the hell out if Corben Bleu’s thick, juicy, magical @$$ had blessed my pagan computer screen.

    Anyway, Jamey, are you saying that there is doubt with AMC/OLTL coming back? You said you have some knowledge, but don’t want to share it, which makes me worry.

    Very funny AJ imitation. How do any of you at DC handle it when you meet some of these actors you roast at a cocktail party?

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    If Charlotte Ross is unable to reprise the role of Eve Donovan on Days, I’d happily accept Kelly Sullivan in the role. The thing about her looking younger than Jennifer can be addressed in this way:

    Eve and Jen have a catfight. Eve mocks Jen about looking older and Jen comes back with, “At least I’m not a slave to plastic surgery and botox like you obviously are.”

    Problem solved.

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    I really appreciated Jamey’s point that maybe it was easier to enjoy the shows when we didn’t know every single behind the scenes occurrence. I’ve enjoyed the TOLN soaps immensely. But with all the BTS craziness, its stressful to love these shows. I miss being a ten year old viewer in the 90s who just tuned into tomorrow and maybe read an occasional Comings and Goings in Digest.

    RE AMC- I’m with Luke- Hunter must be recast or dumped & with Jamey on preferring nu JR. Don’t mind Eric Nelsen- but really have no use for the teen story when OLTL’s is so superior acting & writing wise. The MVP of the show for me is Brooke Newton as Colby. She is just awesome in every way & feels like the new young Erica Kane archetype or the closest thing to her. I love her with Cass, Pete, David, JR, Brooke and even CELIA. She makes Celia tolerable- Colby is a hero.

    RE OLTL- Agree that Dorian has been cartoony- but I felt like she was a carton Dorian more often than not for the past decade. Ron’s Dorian was not 90s Dorian. The tattoo story has been all the over the place (and mostly pretty bad) but I’m hopeful with the Jeffrey reveal that now we have a ballgame. That’s enough of a gamechanger to reset this awful story for me- I haven’t been shocked by a soap like that in ages. I liked a lot of what RC did (loved some of it) but even though it can be uneven, PP OLTL feels more like the OLTL I fell in love with- mid 90s OLTL that played character moments often & extended family (Dorian/Jack, Matthew/Clint, Bo/Nat- I can’t believe these scenes are a regular thing because we rarely got them on ABC after 2003ish (aka Frons era)). Jillian- I have been saying that Frankie Holden needs to come onboard for Dani since the first week of May- SO EXCITED to hear you say that. I was talking to the podcast like you could hear me.

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    Although I agree on how bad Y&R is, B&B is still worse, and I say this as someone who used to consider B&B my favourite show. The Wyatt Hope Liam story is just as boring and annoying as the Liam Hope Steffy story and Kim Matula is just so irritating. There is no creativity at B&B, Bill has another long lost son, blah blah blah.

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    Jamey love how you broke all the shows down with each regime at the helm it was good to get your take and Jillian breaking things down on General Hospital vs each writer at the helm.

    At first wasn’t feeling Eileen return on Days, but after awhile She was on FIYA and it was good to see her do the damn thing. If she does return to Y&R your right she need to ask them what will Ashley be doing.

    I think B&B is better than it sister show and Days is good, and what little of GH I’ve seen I say it more watchable than Y&R.

    Luke I need to you to stop cutting Jamey/Jillian off, and WTH Ian Zering? He like 50 and you want him to do what? Jillian get clipper together-

  12. Profile photo of pferrando

    YR is by far not the worst right now. And I think BB is consistent although I think they also have been giving their newbies a lot of airtime. So that leaves….

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    (posted this elsewhere)

    I still enjoy some of what I see on Y&R, but, obviously, a lot of people don’t. I notice some people defending Josh Griffith and blaming JFP. It’s not the fault of one OR the other IMO. It’s BOTH. Jill is responsible for doing what she always does, getting her friends and all the newbies onto the show; but if Josh were a good enough writer, he’d find ways to use those people AND write a show that viewers still recognize and enjoy.

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    I have to say I actually think DOOL did a good job in bringing Kristen in at the start, because the slow build to her was on purpose. Nobody in Salem, or in the viewers, had really any idea of how much she had changed and to what direction. Of course it was most likely that she was up to something, but what and at what cost? So, yes I was glad that it was a slow burn and a slow reveal. 14 years is a long time, and if they had just sprung her onto Marlena and John and revealed all her scheming from the get go, it would have turned the audience against her, plus it would have gotten old really quick. This way people had a chance to emotionally connect with her, root for her, and even feel sorry for her, before she revealed her plans. For me personally, it was just the fall’s other storylines on Days that were horrible that I had to ff so much.

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    Since Eileen Davidson is leaving temporary or whatnot, have Kristen be the one that is causing the chaos with Sami and get Sami out of the clink and put Kristen there and when and if Eileen wants to come back, bring her out of jail and cause hell to the Brady family.

  16. Profile photo of pferrando

    On the subject of newbies…I have to say that YR has kinda pulled back on the overexposure of Dylan in the last two/three weeks…and also thankfully we’ve seen less of Tyler.

    I’m hoping that someone has been listening to some gripes the fans have.

    And when they are shown, they are mixed in with the veteran characters like they should be.

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