Classic Soaps

Days of Our Lives Flashback: Lawrence Alamain Comes To Salem


 
In 1990, Days of Our Lives’ Lawrence Alamain (Michael Sabatino) surprised Salem residents when University Hospital’s Chief of Staff Dr Tom Horton (Macdonald Carey) calls a press conference to reveal the hospital’s newest ‘anonymous’ benefactor. When Lawrence was revealed to the waiting crowd, the look on their faces was priceless.
 
The history between Lawrence and those at the press conference was volatile. Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) were present, working on a news story for The Spectator, Jennifer was also still coping from the aftermath of Lawrence having raped her, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) was there seeking answers to Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson’s (Stephen Nichols) murder and Carly (Crystal Chappell),  was curious and anxious about what was about to unfold. Check it out after the jump! READ MORE

 

Young and the Restless Flashback: Brad and Lauren's Great Escape


 
Nobody does it better than Young and the Restless. The show remained true to its slogan in this episode that aired in 1989, starring soap hunk Don Diamont as Brad Carlton and the troubled Lauren Fenmore played by Tracey E. Bregman.
 
Brad’s ex-wife Lisa showed up in Genoa City and took her infatuation with Brad to a whole new level. After much trial and tribulation, Lisa had Brad locked up in a cage for what seemed like an eternity. These Young and the Restless episodes were edge of your seat stuff as fans awaited the dramatic climax to what was a classic storyline. For some, this storyline was one of the best to come out of 1989. Take a walk down Genoa City's memory lane after the jump! READ MORE

 

Days of Our Lives: Happy Anniversary Shane and Kimberly


Ten powerful minutes of daytime television from Days of Our Lives sensations (Patsy Pease) and (Charles Shaughnessy), also known as 80’s super-couple Shane Donovan and Kimberly Brady. It was the year 1988, Shane’s daughter Eve Donovan, played by the popular (Charlotte Ross), was in Salem and mixing it in with the wrong crowds. Eve played the streets as a hideaway prostitute who became involved with Pimp Nick Corelli (Conrad Dunn) who was eventually murdered in one of Salem’s biggest whodunit mysteries.
 
“Happy Anniversary Kim and Shane!” were the words Patricia Pease posted to her Facebook profile on May 5, commemorating the union of ISA Agent Shane Donovan and the girl from the Brady Fish Market, Kimberly Brady. Here, you’ll see one of Shane and Kimberly’s most powerful scenes. A very pregnant Kimberly follows Eve to a rundown hotel room where she is being roughed up by one of her ‘Johns’. Kimberly sneaks her way into the room and manages to smooth talk ‘The John’ to leave the hotel for a few minutes. Meanwhile at a restaurant in Washington, Shane away on ISA duties dines with Gabrielle who is unbeknownst to the drama about to unfold in Salem. When ‘The John’ arrives back to the room to find Eve trying to escape through a window and Kimberly close by, he rushes forward and lunges at a pregnant Kimberly throwing her across the room and over a side table, hitting her head and knocking her unconscious to the ground. Cue dramatic music!
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Why DAYS Needs Matt Ashford


How time flies; 20 years on soap years can seem like an eternity.  How quickly a 20-year relationship, romance and then marriage, can be turned upside down and onto its head without any explanation at all. When shows make changes to their writing team or production crew, they run the risk of losing focus to their television serials structure, backbone and history. Unfortunately, we have seen the sudden cancellation of two daytime soap operas – One Life To Live and All My Children, serials that have brought television drama into the homes of many for generations.
 
There is no doubt that the soap opera industry is fighting for survival. Only a handful of daytime soaps remain on screen or tied to a tight contract – Days of Our Lives is one of them. Several new storylines have begun to form on the show, which has seen viewer outrage and backlash, one in particular that story of Jennifer Rose Horton (Melissa Reeves) and her sudden loss of love for her husband Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford).
 
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Oprah is Looking For The World's Biggest Soap Fan!


Calling all soap fans, Oprah has a contest for you! The daytime diva wants to know if you're the worlds biggest soap opera fan. By entering the contest on Oprah's website, you could appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show telling your love story for soaps. If you think the description below sounds like you, enter and win!

Are you a devoted soap opera viewer? Do you plan your day around watching soap operas? Do you record the soaps while you are at work and rush home to see what your favorite characters did that day? Do your favorite stars feel like members of the family? Do you live vicariously through their triumphs and struggles? Do you remember where you were when Luke and Laura got married or when Erika Kane walked down the aisle for the tenth time? Who are your favorite characters? Which couples did you desperately want to see together again? Which storylines made you laugh, cry or changed your life? Which soap that is no longer on the air do you miss the most? If you are a fan of the soaps and are willing to share your love of daytime dramas on The Oprah Winfrey Show, we want to hear from you!

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Not Even Ernesto Could Permanently Keep DAYS' Bo and Hope Apart!



Greetings from the Land Down Under! With Bo and Hope (Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso) currently facing their 5 millionth obstacle, I thought I would post this nostalgic, tragic, but classic Days of Our Lives clip that reinforces their romantic history. I remember when this scene aired many moons ago, and I can assure you that there was not one dry eye in the house.

I'm sure those long time fans who have put up, shut up and soaked up the drama from these two over the years will remember this one well. It's a shame that the show forgot the past when they played out her characters return to the show many years later. As it seemed, Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) was to blame for everyone's disappearances in Salem, but all know it was Ernesto Toscano. 

I think DAYS is missing a good, old-fashioned tragic storyline like this. Don't you think it's time they send some people away and torture them for a few months? Who cares who's responsible, we all know Stefano will cop the blame for it later! READ MORE