DC #604: Good vs. Bad Soap

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie dish 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 storylines and news, including:


Oprah’s must watch Legendary Soap Opera Spectacular episode. What did the DC gang think of Oprah’s guests Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams, Jeanne Cooper and Erica's many husbands? Based on Genie Francis' comments, does the DC gang expect to see her back on GH? One of the loudest cheers from the Oprah audience came when Oprah mentioned Michael Nader as Dimitri Marick among Erica’s ex-husbands. Wouldn’t it be great if Dimitri returned to Pine Valley?

Last week Luke and Regan weren’t happy with All My Children, but Jamey has been enjoying it. Hear what he thinks about the current state of Pine Valley.

The Bold and the Beautiful celebrates its 6000th episode with a special episode about lung cancer. While the story is poignant and relevant, should B&B be careful of becoming to preachy? Jillian weighs in on Thomas and Dayzee's budding relationship.

Jamey has been holding in a Days of our Lives rant for a while, but enough is enough. Jamey goes off on the abysmal state of NBC’s last soap. From Jennifer’s organ harvesting storyline to fake Rafe, nothing escapes his ire. Why isn’t DAYS trying to get things in shape now, instead of worrying about it later when an axe is swinging over its head?

Who is sabotaging Brenda and Sonny’s wedding on General Hospital? Last year Jamey dropped hints on the podcast about The Balkan storyline and it looks like they are coming true. Regan comments on the fallout from the revelation of Michael’s prison rape. Lucky is going to be shot in the head, which inspires Mel to start calling him UnLucky.

The Buchanan sister’s wedding was ruined by the revelations of Clint’s manipulations, but not all the DC gang enjoyed it. For the first time in years Michael Easton actually acted. He made us feel sorry for John McBain. Luke is upset that Jack will be revealed as Shane’s cyber bully. How will Farah Fath hold up, opposite of Kassie DePaiva and Trevor St. John, when the boy’s parents face off?

Paul Rauch is out at The Young and the Restless. What does this mean for Y&R, if anything? Wilson Bethel may return to Genoa City as Ryder. Mel comments on the fallout from Cane’s death. Jamey loved Chloe telling Jana to get out of her house. Luke loved the Chloe and Nikki scenes at Glow Worm. Ronan disappeared after the transplant. The DC gang shares their first impressions of Nate.

All this and much more on today’s show.

NOTE: This podcast was recorded before Tamara Braun replacing Natalia Livingston was announced.

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