On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels debate the ever-so-awkward 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. They dish out some tough love to General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live, while applauding Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children.
From screwing up journalist credentials to Aisha Tyler having to save the day, the production of the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards was an awkward mess. Kristen Alderson and Chandler Massey won the Younger Actress and Actor Awards. General Hospital’s Julie Marie Berman beat out Katherine Kelly Lang in the Supporting Actress category. Billy Miller and Scott Clifton tied in Supporting Actor. Heather Tom reigned supreme as the Lead Actress winner. Doug Davidson’s tears helped him win Lead Actor. Jamey dishes scoop from the Daytime Emmy red carpet, press room and after parties. Also, who would win in a cry off, Davidson, Jonathon Jackson or someone else? Days of Our Lives pulled off a major upset by winning Outstanding Drama.
Kelly Sullivan is out at General Hospital. Who knew spending two years on a soap made an actor a veteran? Does anyone actually believe that Monica would let the man inadvertedly responsible for Michael’s rape live in the Quartermaine mansion? GH cannot push the fact that Franco is a serial killer under the rug, in its failed attempt to make him a corporate raider. If GH cannot fix Franco quickly, should the ABC soap let Roger Howarth go at the end of his contract? When fans asked for more Quartermaines they expected to see more Quartermaine favorites, not new characters in the Quartermaine mansion.
Lightning did not strike twice for Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco. General Hospital needs to get Silas and Sam out of each other’s orbit, ASAP. Would Silas being part of a hospital takeover storyline, where he faced off against Patrick, save the character? Who could have guessed that, of the three former One Life to Live stars, it would be Kristen Alderson’s Kiki that fit back into the canvas best?
Maura West’s Ava Jerome has been a revelation, but she needs to be quickly moved out of the Franco storyline. GH should play up the Jerome mob history. Should General Hospital bring Lucas Spencer, a Jerome by blood, back to Port Charles? Would he make a good love interest for Felix?
Did Prospect Park really need Roger Howarth, Michael Easton and Kristen Alderson on One Life to Live? All My Children has been fantastic without Susan Lucci, but One Life to Live got Howarth back and has wasted him. Does this prove once and for all the success of a soap is less about the star and more about the writing? OLTL needs to be fixed quickly.
The Young and the Restless even more problems than General Hospital. Mark your calendars, because Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens is FINALLY over Villy. Summer’s paternity storyline and Phyllis trying to keep her daughter from Kyle has exposed problems with Y&R’s storytelling. Was it a mistake to recast Kyle in the middle of a major storyline? Has Y&R hurt itself by recasting so many characters?
Jamey has a solution for Y&R’s Dylan problem. Why has the soap been telling such a lame MS storyline for Melody Thomas Scott’s Nikki? Jillian suggests a possible MS storyline that could have been epic. Luke wonders why so many couples—Summer and Kyle, Abby and Detective Chavez, Dylan and Chelsea and Kevin and Chloe—lack chemistry. Mel wants to see Tyler and Lily have sex.
Y&R’s single saving grace has been the Michael/Lauren/Carmine/Fen storyline. The DC gang doesn’t want to see Carmine killed off. However, if Y&R does get rid of Carmine, should GH snap Marco Dapper up? Mel is not happy about Adam’s storyline or hopping into bed with yet another new character. Jamey reveals how he thinks Y&R should have told Adam and Chelsea’s storyline.
Nicole (Arianne Zucker) tried to rouse Eric (Greg Vaughan) from his drugged state, but he kept passing out. Instead of calling 911, Nicole tried to sooth his fever with a washcloth. Remind me never to trust Nicole in a medical emergency. After what seemed like forever, Nicole rushed to the lobby and got help.
Kristen (Eileen Davidson) was confronted by a hotel employee, because he thought she hadn’t paid for her room. Luckily, the front desk clerk, who said she hadn’t gotten the paperwork done amid the phone problems, rescued her. When Kristen got home, she started rewatching her sex tape. The scientist Kristen employed to create the drug showed up at the DiMera mansion, and revealed there was something wrong with one of the drug’s ingredients. It turns out; Eric might remember what happened to him. READ MORE
God don't like ugly and the beautiful Kristen Blake DiMera's (Eileen Davidson) behaviour is down right hideous on Days of Our Lives! It was one thing to use John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena's (Deidre Hall) dimwitted boy, Brady (Eric Martsolf) to bust up his dad and stepmom's marriage, but now Stefano's (Joe Mascolo) unhinged, adopted offspring is targeting the cloth! Watch as Kristen goes after Father Eric (Greg Vaughan) in the DAYS recap video below.
Wednesday’s Days of Our Lives was all about hashing out drama. Marlena (Deidre Hall) faced off with Kristen (Eileen Davidson) and told her to pack up and get out of town. Brady (Eric Martsolf) and John (Drake Hogestyn) argued about Kristen and John’s actions. Kristen wasn’t the least bit interested in hitting the road. Marlena told Kristen she came to town to destroy them, but ended up being destroyed.
Brady demanded John admit he still had feelings for Kristen, even though everyone in Salem had been right about her. John denied the accusation, but Brady said his father and Kristen were just alike and deserved each other. READ MORE
Get ready for a slaptastic week of Days of Our Lives. Kristen (Eileen Davidson) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker) face off over Brady (Eric Martsolf). Watch this week’s Days of Our Lives promo after the jump! READ MORE
The late Jeanne Cooper’s work ethics never ceased to amaze her colleagues. Days of Our Lives firecracker Elieen Davidson recently chatted with We Love Soaps and discussed how Cooper always brought her A-game while the two were on The Young and the Restless. Here's an excerpt:
WE LOVE SOAPS: We recently lost daytime legend Jeanne Cooper. Could you share some thoughts on what it was like to work with her?
EILEEN DAVIDSON: She was really an amazing person...never complained...had the same call times and working just as much as we all were. I remember I was working with her in a storyline just a couple of years ago and we were in a hospital scene at 9 o'clock at night. She had a big monologue and somebody mentioned she had just turned 80. I knew she had just had a birthday but I thought she turned 70. I was like, "You've got to be kidding me." I will never complain about anything again. She was just that good, and that humble about everything. She was also a stinker, very funny, very raunchy woman, and really just a joy to work with. READ MORE