Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Gettin' is Good, We Think

  • Ryan gets a gun!
  • Blandie gets shot!
  • Kendall gets mental!
  • Babe gets a nose job!
So it's been a few months now that we've had new head writers in place. What do you think of the job that Barbara Esensten and James Harmon Brown are doing? Opine, please, here.

10/12/07 Podcast


Anonymous said...

Ashley, about the new writers, did McTavish really leave? Sheesh, the show still blows. Ryan, Aiden, Annie - a bunch of hypocrits. New Babe? Okay Ashley, explain to me why this roll needed to be recast? Do you think Babe had become a disposable character? Why do you think she was recast? I think they should have moved on.

Anonymous said...

babe is a very important character. there were times when her story was the main story for months at a time. she is just as important as anyone else, or at least she can be depending on her story line. i'm not defending the new babe, i'm just talking about the character.

Ashley said...

I dunno... I kind of agree with the first writer. I actually don't think that Babe was a particulary great "cahracter" - I think it was the actress that played her who we cared about. Alexa was really fun in that role - beautiful but not perfect, crazy emotional (I loved her crying jags! that girl would cry at the opening of a can of tuna, as Jordan would say!!), and really sexy with J.R. and Josh, I thought. Th only problem with having her depart would be that the only way to do it so that she didn't abandon Little A or steal him from J.R. (again!), they'd have to kill her. Which TPTB wouldn't do a) becuase they love Alexa and want to leave the door open for her, and b) I *think* they finally realize that back-from-the-dead storylines suck!

Anyhow, not loving new Babe or Blandie or new Greenlee. AMC is *better* under the new writers, I think, but making Blandie their central storyline? They've got a long way to go folks, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or is anyone else sick of Babe getting kidnapped, threatened, hurt, etc? The writers seem to have such a short memory. They have Babe make such a big deal about getting held up at the Comeback, but she NEVER mentions that Janet kidnapped her! These new writers are just as bad with forgetting the past...I hate it!

Anonymous said...

Hey, you guys are great! I'll miss Taylor but you're great too Jordan! And so are your other co-hosts Ashley!Your podcasts are SO funny and VERY entertaining! They're so great to listen to on a Monday when you're tired and need a break.

OH, and would you ever consider doing another podcast also for another soap?? I watch the ABC soaps only, and One Life to Live is my favorite. So I would just die if you would be able to do a podcast for that!! You mentioned in another podcast that there is no Llanview Podcast YET (when you were both distracted and were talking about the horrible recast Antonio, and he was BAD, BTW!) and I don't know if you were kidding or not, but I really hope you weren't!!

That would be sooooo awesome if you could do a Llanview Podcast, I mean even if it was only once a month or something like that I would be really greatful! It would just be really cool to hear your "commentaries" on other (ABC) soaps (ESPECIALLY OLTL!!!)! Thanks for reading and I can't wait to hear this week's podcast!! You guys rock! I never commented before and I thought I should so, okay that's it! Again, you guys really make me laugh, even if the show isn't that great one week the podcast, is still awesome!! Keep up the great work!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the podcasts! I am having a really hard time watching AMC right now and keep thinking I'm going to give up on the show. I am waiting for it to get better under the new writers, but so far I haven't been that impressed. Maybe they need to go back a few years and get some ideas from when the show was good. We need more classic soap action and characters we care about. I did get excited (briefly) when Hannah and Tad were talking in The Comeback. I thought for a minute that they may hook up at some point.

Why on earth did they put one of those new kids in the opening credits? I also noticed Ava and Richie/Wes in them.

You're podcast is the best thing about AMC right now and has been for months. I think TPTB need to listen to your podcast. You could help them save this show! Keep up the amazing work! I don't know how you can stand to watch a whole episode w/o fast forwarding!

Thanks for all your hard viewing!

Kitty in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

You guys are my heros!! Thank you so much for "watching so we don't have to". Although, the show seems to be getting better so maybe some of the viewers will come back? Hopefully.
Love the podcast. Have a great week.