Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Podcast-less Post for a 'Ho-Hum Week

(Get it? " 'Ho Hum"?)

From what I can recall from my sleep-deprived, new mommy brain, the following events occured sometime in the past week on All My Children:
  • Randi "frets" and "worries" about her past with North, and the Hooker With The Eyes of Stone succumbs to North's invitation. Hold on to your seats, viewers! What will Randi do next?!?
  • Adam has hired a "security team."
  • Annie tries to strangle Erica (who even makes being choked look glam).
  • Ry-ass and Tad the Murderer make a plea to hot-shot District Attorney North. (Something like, "Trust me. Annie is the murderer." Wow. That Pratt writes dialogue like nobody's business.)
  • Annie's Bangs win Standout Performer of the Week.
  • Oh yeah - JaLu bears her baby via basement window. (Wait a minute - was that last week? It's all one ri-dick-a-lous blur.)

Hellooooo viewers! I'm giving the incredibly talented Shadow a much needed break (and taking one of my own). Shadow's enjoying Hilton Head with his family, and I'm enjoying... family! A new thing for me and Carlos! The twins (Jesse and Estela) are here, and I'm thrilled. (It does make watching the Amanda/JaLu birth scenes a little hard to stomach. But I was happy to eat my words - I've always loved Chrishelle Stause as Amanda, but I've been tough on her performances at times. Well, our girl proved me wrong - she was one of the few highlights for me over the past 4 weeks of the hot mess that is AMC.)

Anyway! So much else to discuss, as Shadow noted! Anything goes - Wheel of Fortune, Summer TV hits-and-misses, Jacko farewells, and - oh yeah - All My Children. Discuss, beautiful people, discuss!

(BTW - Jordan and I have missed talking to y'all so very much. We hope to have a new podcast up in the next week or two. In the meantime, thanks again to everyone - especially our amazing Shadow - for keeping the PVP community not only alive, but kicking!)

102 comments:

DancingElf88 said...

Ashley! It's good to hear from you. I'm glad the babies are doing well. I love the names :)
I am loving One Life to Live. I want more Jody and Matthew/Destiny. I don't mind Gigi but I really don't care for the Rex/Gigi pairing much.

AMC is a hot mess. Erica did make look being choked super glam. Although I am not liking what is going with Annie's character. Just like with the Sincraine s/l I have no idea what's going on really. But I must say that it is so obvious that Annie isn't the killer.

I want Amanda to raise her baby. With all the brouhaha that JaLu made about her seeing the baby...I'm disheartened that she didn't recognize him and immediately snatched him away. I would love that. I like the D.A. I want him to stick around and keep knocking Ryass down a few notches. That man works my last nerves.

Y&R is HOT! That's all I can say!
Can't wait till the podcast.

discodan said...

Great hearing from ya, Ash. We miss you.

I'm a lil ticked that the memorial service for MJ is going to be pre-empting the soaps on tuesday....disrespectful as far as im concerned. I need my soaps.

Shadow said...

Ashley said, "Hooker With The Eyes of Stone". Hahahahaha!!

I did catch the scene where Annie choked Erica. Honestly I couldn't tell at first if Annie was choking Erica or just squeezing her boob really hard--a "titty twister" as they used to say in grade school. It was an awkward scene.

Love the name Jesse-very manly. And Estela is beautifully classic-like an author's name. Maybe she'll grow up and save the AMC from the dunderhead Pratt!

jordan hudson said...

Humor me as I get on my soap box no pun intended.

I agree with our beloved Terry and the Goddess that is Chelsea Handler....NURSE JACKIE FING ROCKS!!!!

All those Nurses that are complaining about the show get over it. They are not saying that every Nurse is a drug addict. This is the story of one Nurse who at the momens is battling her own demons as she tries to balance her life. I love this show for the same reason I love almost all the shows that are on FX because the characters are complex and real. They are not Saints or sinners; they are human. Trying the best they can to live their lives by their own moral code. Sometimes they fail sometimes they succed. And we are in for one hell of a ride. My god Nurse Gail was on an episode and I actually liked her. Her husband was played by that hunk Riley from OLTL. Even the british Doctor who I didnt like is growing on me. The rest of the supporting cast down to the kids are excellent. The show is funny and at times so deep. I will admit when I saw the first episode there were three moments, breif but there, where I felt a tad O.T.T. Trying to be quirky but as I learn you have to give a show a chance and boy was I rewarded because episode 2 to 6 has been flawless to me.

I love me my Brits. I watch Masterpiece every week, I'm obsessed with going to England and the love of my life is a brit. But I'm so overy every US show having the token Brit. I live hear in NYC and the only brits I meet are on holiday and we have an amazing time If you know what I mean. So I wonder how many actually live here let alone in a small town in PA. Why couldn't the Doctor on Nurse Jackie still be a self absorbed individual but played by Wanda De Jesus, Nia Long, Lucy Lu, etc etc etc....

Okay a friend is in a show that is opening in two weeks. I went to see a rehearsal and the young woman in the show would be brilliant as Colby. I was so impressed with her performance and enjoying her work and here she is doing a show in the Bocca Arts festival in Brooklyn but Brianna Mongrief is workign on contract at AMC UGGGHHH!!!!

I should be the casting director as well at AMC and if you doubt me then here go to you tube and hit up Guiding Light 1/24/07 PT 4 and then tell me after seeing Beth Chamberlain in this scene that she is not the perfect person to play Liza Colby second only to the original of course.

Shadow said...

I'm with you Jordan about Nurse Jackie. It's one pof the better shows on right now. I didn't realize the nurses were pissed about it. It's fiction! Geez, everybody is so sensitive these days! Actually what I saw was a woman who wqas overworked and underappreciated and like a lot of people searching for something meaningful in her life. She just happens to be a nurse.
Looking forward to Mad Men. I've been seeing the commercials and it looks intriguing.

After 8 fantastic days, its raining on the beach today so we're taking a break from the sun.

Anonymous said...

I agree - - Nurse Jackie is AMAZING!

In a brilliant move, iTunes had the first episode for free, but then didn't put any other episode on there (brilliant marketing move to get people to get Showtime). Anyway, thanks to On Demand, my husband and I caught the rest of the episodes last night and that ahow is GREAT! Brilliant acting, brilliant story lines. I laughed, I cried, I want Jackie and the British doctor to be my friends.

Jordan - I didn't recognize Nurse Gail. I just knew she looked familiar. Thanks for clearing that up. She did a great job - why can't she do that on AMC?

Can't wait till Big Brother on Thursday!!

Jenny

jordan hudson said...

Jenny because the writing is better ON Nurse Jackie then AMC !

Shadow said...

FIRE CHUCK PRATT!!!

jason said...

Hey Ashley! Glad it's going good, I miss you and Jordan!

Count me in on the Nurse Jackie love! The show is well written and acted. At the end of thirty minutes I'm always left wanting more. Does anyone watch Weeds? I'm liking weeds this season a lot better than last season. I do miss the orginal premise, which was a soccor mom turned weed dealer in surbria.

Jenny I can't wait! Three more day till BB!!

jason said...

Also wanted to add that ABC will pre-empt their Soaps tomorrow if the Michael Jackson Memorial runs into their timeslots.

Elizabeth said...

OMG Jordan! Did you see Y&R today? AMAZING!!!! Is it just me or is Mary Jane's stuffed Kitty a better actress than Colby and Randi combined?

jordan hudson said...

Elizabeth I'm so emotionaly drained after wtaching Y&R. They really need to make Tricia Cast and Thom B. Contract players. That was just amazing. The fallout was awesome. Everyone even Fragle Rock girl was great!. I'm so loving my Y&R!

Sadly I got through 30 minutes of AMC and was so appauled that I had to stop watching and will find some time between now and Doomsday to finish it. Rancid hit an all time low. How she can still have a job after her wretched performance today is beyond me.She is like a stepford wife devoid of any emotions whatsoever. It is disgusting that she is still on the show. Craputhers and Frons must be hitting the crack pipe with the insane descison to keep this live blow up doll on the show and if Im harsh so be it. I had to endure her in small doses but today she was put front burner with what passes as a storyline for Pratt and given plenty of air time. Meanwhile I see no Marian Chandler or Opal and Brooke is off the show yet this idiot and her back up singers Dimwit Natalia, Coldby and Aidumb still have jobs .......
Then you people wonder why I'm watching Y&R and praising OLTL....I want Pratt, Frons and Crapuhers gone and MY ALL MY CHILDREN BACK !

Elyse and Susan in Toronto said...

Hey all,
just wanted to know what transporter teleports these people from PV. P.A to Washington?

Hope you all had a Happy Canada Day and 4th of July.

discodan said...

Actually Jordan, Thom B is on a contract role. It's a shorter contract than a normal one, but one nonetheless. But I completely agree....Tricia Cast, if you are reading this, you complete me.

Speaking of Y&R, Lane fans might find a little hope in the aftermath.....let's just say there's a medical emergency coming...

On AMC, I'm really liking Madison though. She's got a lot of spunk, and I'm enjoying her more than her generic counterpart on GH, Andrea Floyd, played by Martha Byrne. I liked Andrea when she first premired but it seems like they're writing her into a corner, when none of the fans know or care about the character at all.

Plus, Madison is hot.

Anyways, Erica needs to leave Annie alone. Even through all of the craziness that she's been up to lately, I still think that she is one of the only interesting characters on that show. Ryan and Erica are icky. Kendall needs to be shot (for the reasons that I listed last week that actually make B&B watchable). Zach needs to fall down a well.

At least the Hubbards are getting a storyline, even if it is Randi-anchored. She's still DBTE, but she is progressing...very....very....very....slowly.

Shadow said...

Lucci's going to Africa:

http://www.looktothestars.org/news/2751-soap-stars-to-join-celebrity-charity-trip-to-kenya

Anonymous said...

OLTL - Marco's mom...who is she? She look familiar. What else has she done?

Jenny

Arizonagal said...

Damn I've missed it here at the podcast. I forced myself to watch an episode last week. Many random thoughts here. I was struck by the fact that Randi smiled - twice - at Natalia. I mean, that's how bad she is, she shows an expression on her face and it shocks the viewers. I'm thinking "wow she must be working hard on her craft."

MCE is amusing me and impressing me with her InSannie. Her longevity on the show seems in peril. But I have seen a lot of fruitcakes be redeemed, look at Dinah on GL, she fled the country a murderer, did heinous acts all over the world, and now she's a heroine. Please AMC save Annie, she keeps me watching. Her hair is friggin awesome!

Amanda has grown as an actor, she was terrific in her scenes with Jake last week. Jake OTOH is being given a load of crap to act and this giving the baby to Lisa b.s. sucked big time. BOO to the "writers".

Aidumb DUHvane is the dumbest guy I can ever remember seeing on AMC, no doubt in my mind. Can anyone remember anyone on the show who was more clueless? I dare ya!

J'adored seeing my little Stephanie Gatschet on AMC. I have missed her so since she left GL. I hope they keep her around for awhile, she's more than just a boring young blond.

Used to like Zach, but he's turning into a major jerk.

Kendall - eh - same old same old

Has anyone addressed the idea that Stuart might have been the intended victim?

hugs to you all... Arizonagal

Amphitrion said...

Jenny--Ada Maris plays Markko (Geraldo) Rivera’s mom. If you have kids who watched Nickelodeon in 2001 or so, you may have seen her as the mom in The Brothers Garcia. It was a cute show that I watched with my nieces. She was also in the NBC sitcom Nurses and a semi-regular on Enterprise (one of the many Star Trek series). Her IMDB page does not mention her OLTL gig yet, but you can check it out at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0548040/

It is so great to hear from Ashley!

Jordan, on an old podcast, you guys talked about “How would Jordan write this,” when talking about a plot point. So I am redacting the played out WWJD (what would Jesus do) and using WWJW (what would Jordan write) when I am watching the soaps these days. Take care everyone, keep cool. It was 113 in the SoCal desert today.

DancingElf88 said...

Randi was absolutely wretched to watch yesterday in her performance. I tried giving her a chance but instead of boring me her performance now makes me angry that I literally growl at the television when she's on or I'm tempted to thrpw things.

I love Annie. They give her crap and are regressing her character so that she's all insane again now. They really do need to do something more with her character than make her so plotting. Erica needs to back up off her. I love Ms. Susan Lucci but what they are doing to Erica...lumping her up with the Dumb-Dumb Gang is annoying me.

I also really like Madison. I hope they keep her.

I LOVED Y&R. OMG So hot! Tricia Cast really does need to stay on contract. She's brilliant and I like Thom B. The fallout was perfection.

I also loved OLTL. Rex made me chuckle when he washed his mouth out with soap. Tea looked hot in that dress and McBain...dang you for interrupting the wedding but I'm glad Cole isn't going to jail just yet. They're still married right even though the JOP didn't quite finish? I love Schuyler. I would actually prefer him with Gigi as opposed to Rex. This donor storyline is dragging out way too long now for me. They need to wrap it up. But at least it's a story that is going to get resolved instead of dropped. Brody is my boo. I want more of him.

Mel Got Served said...

Welcome back Ashley! Congrats again to you and Carlos!

I don't have much to say about last week's AMC, except again, I hate Ryan.

Also, I've decided the perfect recast for Colby would be Bam Bam, the orangutan who played Precious on Passions. She was fantastic!

jordan hudson said...

Finished AMC finally. Watchign OLTl gave me the boost I needed.
Such a waste Stephanie as Madison an intereting charcater with possibilites and a great young actress and wrote her in a corner. Dumb writers in the old days this storyline would have been plotted over months so we could have been more invetsed but considering that the major player is Rancid I guess I should be glad they are writing in light speed.

Anonymous said...

Question - are the Big Brother live feeds really worth it?

Between the show, Showtime After Dark and web-sites....is it worth it?

Jenny

Laura said...

Did anybody watch the Michael Jackson service today. I know Mel and I were twittering during it. It was a nice tribute. I thought Jennifer Hudson was amazing, and Jermaine had me in tears, but the daughter speaking really got me crying. I liked the brothers wearing the one sequined glove.

discodan said...

I'm not going to lie, I was more interested in the new ABC Soapnet Summer Nights promo than the memorial... did anyone else see this thing? It is fantastic. I completely forgot that Vincent Irizarry could sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIo8QEXriqo

discodan said...

BTW, Aidumb was terrible in this promo.. just a warning.

discodan said...

Just kiding..here's the real link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mQ1_OfiQhM

Mel Got Served said...

Jenny, with the feeds, I guess I could go either way. Technically they are a father's day gift every year for my dad, but he made a comment at one point that he didn't want them and I almost died- so I am much more hooked now! I think it depends on how much you plan to watch. I have grown to love the feeds because you see the contestants for who they really are, not the show edits. At the same time, I survived for a while on just live feed recaps that are constantly updated throughout the day. Plus, if you live on the east coast, you do miss some of the action because they are up until like 2am West Coast Time, and well, we on the East Coast are fast asleep; usually Big Brother seems to wake them up at Noon Eastern/9 Pacific.

The year I got the most out of the feeds was that one winter season, as I was unemployed at the time so I spent any time I wasn't interviewing watching the feeds and talking on message boards until the wee hours of the night.

Since you're a first time user, I believe you can sign up for a free trial of the feeds and then you can see if you like them- if you like it, keep it. If you think it's not that great, then you call Real Player and cancel. They'll try to talk you into keeping it, but you can talk your way out of it. I always cite Big Brother ending as my reason to cancel the Superpass.

As for MJ's service, I wasn't even planning to watch but decided to. It was like a big concert, but when his daughter spoke, boy I got verklempt. I also choked up a moment when Marlon asked Michael to hug his twin brother that passed away at childbirth for him.

Shadow said...

I didn't watch any of the MJ service. I played golf instead! The problem with the memorial spectacle to me is that it seemed like an overblown sensationalized extravaganza of excess like his whole life. I may be speaking out of my ass since I didn't watch it, but it strikes me as too bad he couldn't be given a scaled down, humanized, private memorial. Even in death it seems like he's being commercialized and, consequently, marginalized as simply a person. All this media hoopla seems outrageously inappropriate. These people never get to experience anything normally. I think that's why they are so weird. Anyway, that's my 2 cents. having said all that, I'm sure I'll catch the recap on Fox.

Golf was really awesome today. The temp was only 85 and I didn't completely suck!

Shadow said...

Ok, I watched some of the MJ coverage. Some of it was moving. Some of it was sort of wtf? John Mayer and Usher say they were connected thru the music. BS. But Jermaine, Brooke and his daughter were touching. The media is just so relentless about it. It's on every channel. CNN is even showing coverage by other networks. Geez, do we even know whether or not they buried Farrah yet? It's just too much. I'd rather watch a Turdby/Rancid/Natalia marathon. OK, not really, but you know what I mean.

Shadow said...

This article says it better;

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005749.html?categoryid=3667&cs=1&nid=2562

brtedi said...

"...Did anybody watch the Michael Jackson service today. I know Mel and I were twittering during it. It was a nice tribute. I thought Jennifer Hudson was amazing, and Jermaine had me in tears, but the daughter speaking really got me crying. I liked the brothers wearing the one sequined glove."

Laura, I hope for the little girl's sake, her moment at the end of the service doesn't become the 'official' sound bite, used by the media. Loosing your dad is tough enough, without seeing your face and hearing your own (painful) words coming back at you. Maybe, since she is a minor a little compassion will be used.

brtedi

brtedi said...

On a lighter note, a youtube video by GummyBearMob lampoons "Ryan" & "Erica's" strategy against Annie. (Think: "Pratt Falls")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGSJgV7xyAfeature=email

Shadow said...

This article says it better;

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005749.html?categoryid=3667&cs=1&nid=2562

Mel Got Served said...

Brtedi, that will hands down be the media's "gem." I wish that clip alone would show people that it's time to let this family mourn. Imagine being those kids and their dad dies, and suddenly it's news coverage: "Who gets the kids?", "Michael NOT the Father!", etc. It's just double devastating. Blood or not, he's the father. Show some respect for the family, media of the world.

In AMC related stuff, saw a preview for some new USA show premiering in the fall called Blue Collar. It looked pretty good, but I noticed Rancid is the preview- pretty sure it's probably a one-off episode playing a hot chick, but nonetheless I got a little bitter.

discodan said...

brtedi, that's exactly how i feel about this whole thing. It's really really dumb, and if they make Annie the guilty one, I might have to actually stop watching.

Shadow said...

I'm not worried discodan. Pratthole is too proud of his InsAnnie to permanently wack her out. I'm still betting on the killer being Emma.

Anonymous said...

I am a week behind on AMC. I finally figured I had to catch up or my DVR would run outta room.

Watching last Monday's episode - - since when does a cop ask, during a traffic stop, if you need to take a call when your phone rings. STUPID.

Jenny

Anonymous said...

Y&R - is the new Phillip the same actor that played him years ago?

Jenny

discodan said...

Shadow, I cant predict what this dumbass will do next...which would be a good thing, if a dumbass wasnt writing this crap.

Jenny, yes. Thom B. played Phillip III years ago, returned for a dream sequence in 04 and is now playing him.

DancingElf88 said...

I also hope Annie isn't the killer. I would seriously stop watching too. I have no idea what Pratt us doing...honestly neither does he.
Shadow I didn't watch the memorial either for the same reason. I feel like people are sensationalizing it. For example why did the body have to be there when he wasn't being buried today? (My mother told me this interesting fact). I was a big fan of MJ's but it seems like the fans and the media are railroading the family into making everyhting about available to them.
Let him rest in peace already. They covered his whole life on every channel for like two weeks after his death.

Mel Got Served said...

I was wondering if it was an empty coffin. I thought he might go Eva Peron with a glass coffin and viewing- so the gold was a welcome surprise. I really think I watched it because everyone else seemed to be Twittering/Facebooking about it.

If Annie is the killer, it's such a cop out and I'd be livid. I'm sure Ryan, Erica, etc. will try to blame DA North's death on Annie too. Everything is Annie's fault and it's STUPID.

Jordan, I know you absolutely hate this SL, but if you were headwriter, how would you fix it? Who would you make the culprit?

Shadow said...

Jermaine's performance was touching the first time, but now that I've seen it 5000 times, I'm beginning to feel like Simon Cowell--a little cabaret that I can hear on a cruise ship anywhere in the world.

discodan said...

Mel, I'm not going to lie... I would have made a major character, send them to prison for a little bit, where we watch the character slowly break and feel remorse for what they did and realize all of the mistakes that they've made in their life, and how they've been given a second chance at life at the cost of another.

...like I said, I would have made Kendall, the killer.

Terry in Toronto said...

Welcome back Ashley!

So good to hear from you and glad that the twins are doing well.

Glad you like Nurse Jackie, Jordan. Edie Falco is such a good actress and the character certainly is complex AND well written.

I watched most of the MJ memorial/funeral. Funny,my instinctive thoughts were the exact opposite of most people on the blog. I thought Mariah and Jennifer Hudson were both just so-so, Jermaine was disappointing and I liked Usher and John Mayer. Overall I was surprised by how tasteful the event was and not overhyped and overblown. Of course all the media coverage, particularly on CNN was over the top. I was thinking that if Michael Jackson was a character on a soap opera, it would be used as evidence that the soaps have no grounding in reality and everybody would say it was incredibly poorly written. I definitely pray for those three children and their adjustment to life without him and outside the bubble he created for them.

I'm loving OLTL especially the few chances we get to see Brody and Jess. I can't wait till he dresses up in his police uniform and arrests her for being a naughty hooker. I also like the fine line that's being walked by Tea and Todd. It could go so very wrong but right now it's so right.

Can't wait for the podcast!

Shadow said...

I agree Terry. The event itself was more tasteful than I expected, but the media has just gone crazy.

discodan said...

All I gotta say is that they need to keep Annie in this robe, cuz she looks hot in that robe. HA

Bxgal said...

They must have some SUPER FAST planes leaving every hour from Pine Valley to D.C.

ugh....


petitionspot.com/petitions/firechuckpratt

Shadow said...

What if the killer is some random minor player we don't even see--like when they killed Di. It dawned on me today that at the last minute Pratthole will reveal, out of the blue mind you, that Nurse Chuckie was there and did it to help David win custody of Lil' A.

FIRE CHUCK PRATT!!!

Mel Got Served said...

A delusional Lekreesha did it!

n69n said...

ya know what i hate?

MILLIONS of dollars of tax money spent on the MJ MEMORIAL *on security alone*....while all the schools & hospitals in CA are being ***SHUT DOWN*** because they cant afford to pay teachers & nurses!!!

THAT IS EFFED UP!!!!

Arizonagal said...

Ashley, every time I watch Deliver Me or I didn't know I was Pregnant, I think of you! Did you see that show where the lady was going to make her reluctant husband deliver their baby at home and she ended up delivering twins and all hell broke loose!

Oh my little Stephanie Gatschet. Is she on contract at AMC? Probably not. She is too good for this show. Bums me out TIIC have a gold mine with exGL actors and is wasting their talent.

That whole DA North and wife Madison story is lame. What woman who is gorgeous and rich would marry if not for love? What am I missing here? And then she just looks the other way while the hubby goes off trolling for hookers? God that is so corny, not to mention misogynistic and insulting to women.

Too bad TIIC didn't grab Stephanie for the Colby role. I believe she and BM are about the same age.

When did Zach become such a DH?

OLTL still rules!

oceanselevengc said...

This is my first post here on the blog but I have been an AMC fan since 1999 or since I was 12 and listen to the podcast since I returned to AMC with David. Although my loyalty lies with Vincent Irizarry I stick with All My Children or at least try too!

Hey Jordan I am glad to hear you are liking Nurse Jackie along with some others here. I also noticed Nurse Gayle and Riley! I knew Gayle wasn't right in the head? She is on pills!
Which shows do you watch FX? I watch Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, It's Always Sunny and Testees gives some laughs too.

I actually haven't watched the show since Monday June 29 because that was the last day my David was on. I can't stand these last couple of weeks with no David and I agree that Rancid can not handle her BB storyline much less this FB one!

Oh and I cannot wait until BB11 hits my screen on thurs night and at midnight BB11 After Dark is on. I have Showtime because I watch Dexter and need to have it and the other shows are a bonus including finding out who is up for eviction or is leaving on BBAD.

Crystal said...

Arizonagal, I LOVE 'I didn't know I was pregnant'! That show is the best.

AMC sucks now
OLTL sucks right now. I am over all the storylines. I hope something interesting happens soon.

Laura said...

God help me, Rancid is pregnant. She said it with all the enthusiasm of some saying where's my stapler?

I just want to scream, you are too stupid to be allowed to breed. At least Frankie's bad hands will get him out of changing diapers!

She's turned Jesse into the Keystone cops. I haven't watched in awhile but today was bad, except for our InsAnnie.

Oh good OLTL is on, behind on this too. Ashley glad to hear from you.

discodan said...

As better as Randi is kinda getting, its still a lil early in the game to make her eggo prego, but hey, maybe that's just me.

I'm still waiting for Pratt to remember that Frankie has another kid, and maybe consider bringing back William. He could really spice it up, plus he's Liza's nephew and Colby's cousin.

discodan said...

Maybe Bobby Martin snuck out of the attic long enough to kill Stuart... hahaha

Shadow said...

ITA w/ n69n. Total misappropriation of funds ata time CA can't afford it. They should charge the estate for the cost.

Great, Rancid is breeding. Another baby drama in the works. I didn't even know she and Zach were friends. It won't be 2 months after the baby is born before David lays claim to it, JR tries to steal it, or it suffers some sort of heart and/or heady injury.

Mel Got Served said...

ENOUGH FREAKING BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The headwriters of this show (Pratt and McTavish) take the really take the "Children" to the max in "All My Children." I am so sick of babies in Pine Valley.

Maybe Rancid will die in child birth- waaa waaa.

Terry in Toronto said...

Does anyone else watch So You Think You Can Dance? Brandon and Jeanette were so amazing in both of their numbers especially the tango.

Anonymous said...

Jason,
I totally agree with you that the weeds original concept was so much better. This season is better than the last but it's still missing old Celia and hope she gets back to her old ways. Also they seemed to have just thrown Kevin Nealon into his storyline

need Help again
Since you guys are always so helpful and a wealth of knowledge I was wondering if someone can explain to me the phillis-nick-sharon history...i felt i couldn't fully appreciate their scenes together without understanding their past

I'm really liking Y&R couldn't believe how easy it was to get into this soap
I wish i could watch OLTL more since it's getting so many good reviews here but unlike Y&R whose on every half hour from 12 to 8:30 it's only on once or twice and it's not always as convenient to watch

-Sylvie

Shadow said...

N69- the tally is $1.40 million:

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/entertainment/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090709/ap_en_mu/us_michael_jackson_memorial_cost

Mel Got Served said...

Terry, Brandon and Janette are by far the best pair. What's hilarious is last night we were watching and my puppy was rolling around on the floor gnawing on a chew toy, but when Brandon and Janette danced their tango, he dropped the toy and stared at the screen for the last part of the dance. We thought it was a fluke, but we rewound twice and he did it both times. So if my dog loves them, they're good! It'll be disappointing when they split next week.

I can't say the same for Caitlin and Jason. They have zero chemistry.

Crazy_Daisy_Designs said...

Ashley, I'm so happy for you and your new family :-)

Jessie, what's happened to you??? What happened to the guy who does it by the book and puts the law above even his own wife? Randy gets the new Blandie moniker imo... she's hideous, and Jesse is unrecognizable.

discodan said...

Sylvie, Nick and Sharon were high school sweethearts and then she got pregnant by someone else, and had Cassie, then Nick got married and adopted Cassie. Later, they have Noah. Fastforward about eleven years (16 SORAS), Cassie dies. Nick has an affair with Phyllis. He was about to go back to Sharon and stop the affair, when Phyllis tells him that she's preggo. Sharon tells Nick that he needs to go be with Phyllis. After some serious hurtles (including a plane crash and an amesiac Nick), they get married and Phyllis has Summer in an elevator with Jack delivering her. More recently, Nick's been having an affair with Sharon who is married to Jack, but Sharon was also sleeping with Billy, Jack's brother. Yes I know, she's a hoe.

Anyways, that's the backstory.

Anonymous said...

thanks discodan...she does seem like quite a hoe, hahaha

-Sylvie

Erica Kane said...

Ashley it is great to see you back!!! You have been missed!!! How are the twins??? I for one think that Y&R is the hottest thing on daytime right now....Miss Kitty is a better actress than half of the girls on AMC right now!!!!She mops the floor with Randi!!! I love the camp factor of MJ and Miss Kitty, but I am LOVING Nina!!! I can't bring myself to watch AMC right now...FIRE PRATT!!!! Didscodan you are right Sharon is a ho!!! I guess it is me but I never like the good girls that TPTB want us to like..I nebver liked Sharon on Y&R, or Katie on ATWT, or Emily on GH...I always like the spitfires/badgirls. I am so glad the MJ spectacle is over I was never a huge fan of his, but I feel sorry for his kids. My beef is that Farrah got lost in the shuffle...She was more of an Icon to me personally. I know I am rambling, but it has been a busy week, and I am just throwing stuff out there as it hits me. OLTL is rockin but they need to update the opening credits...they used to be so on it, and now poor Talia is still hanging out with Michael and Marcie and Lola. When Vanessa left she was gone the next day from the opening...oh well Maybe Crapputhers is trying to give Valentini pointers...

Laura said...

Ashley, did you name your daughter after Donna's hooker friend Estelle on AMC, the one who had a child with Billy Clyde (My favorite character ever) or Estella the maid on Y&R?

Y&R was good today, I love that cat. Sometimes I watch it and my cat jumps on my lap and I feel like I am a psycho petting her at the same time. But my cat is alive, but looks like that one except she's all white.

Look at Daytime Confidential for the picture of that bad actress Eva Marceille on a magazine cover. That's where her and Rancid belong. Beatiful, but no talent. Although I like Eva who is on Y&R a bit better. But she is no Drucilla. Oh Jordan you would have loved her. She kicked some major ass and went head to head with Phyllis on and off screen. Come back Victoria Rowell.

Anonymous said...

My hope for AMC would be that David tests the baby's DNA, finds out it's Jake's,thus causing actual drama to occur on this show. Randi is bugging the heck out of me with her wooden acting. OLTL is fab, esp. Destiny, Shawn, and Skylar. That show has the best non-core characters. Anyway, congrats to Ashley, and it's so great she made the time to post. LOVE your TV commentary Mr Hudson!You should work for E!

Luis Merino said...

Has anyone noticed how much better Destiny's acting has gotten? Yesterday and today's episodes wow!! I'm really digging her now. (the actress)

Before she was rather... stiff... but now, I'm loving her. Night and day!

Robin C. said...

Wow, when Randi takes a quick shower, she REALLY takes a quick shower! She leaves the room and Zach knocks on the door. In the space of about 20 seconds she's already in the shower, thoroughly drenched (and yet her makeup is PERFECTLY intact, despite the fact that she keeps rubbing her eyes in the throes of guilt and angst). And about 10 seconds after that, Randi, wearing a robe and a towel turban, walks back into the living room . I call TIMEWARP!

LOD:
Erica slides herself into Krystal's booth (blocking off any avenue of escape) and the two women exchange barbs. Erica wants to know why David left so quickly. Krystal points out that Jack didn't seem too happy with Erica, either. Erica says that the difference between them is that she doesn't actually NEED to have a man in her life all the time because she has a number of careers that keep her busy. Then she says: "In fact, why don't YOU think about going back to work? Buy a new mattress or something." ROTFL!

Crystal said...

Here is what I think should happen with the Amanda baby thing:

Amanda realizes it is her baby and nearly has a breakdown. JaLu realizes this is not going to work. I know, not gonna happen but, she could say how she is a mother and can't stand to see another mother away from her child.
She comes up with a new plan which involves her giving the baby up for 'adoption' to Amanda and Jake.
Amanda gets her baby back but, somehow David gets suspicious and does a DNA test. That's when he finds out the baby is Jake's.

Would he think Jake donated to Liza again or would he figure it out?


I hate Randi. I think we should call her Blandcid instead of Rancid.

discodan said...

I know that it sounds clever and perfect for the baby to be Jake's, but if they make this kid Jake's, then Chuck Pratt can not only eff with the weather, relationships, the Iraq War, murder, mystery, misogyny, character traits, sexual orientation, the question of said sexual orientation, mental capacities, mental patience, British MI6 agents, extra curricular marital affairs, gambling, sex in general, and now, the conception process of a woman as well as the time in between a late period and egg meeting sperm?

WHERE DOES THE MADNESS END?!

Keep the baby, David's, have him soften up and give up the baby, only to have Amanda soften as well and come up with a visitation schedule. Problem solved.

DancingElf88 said...

I hate this Jesse covering up a murder. It doesn't even make sense really. If the only proof they have that Randi was there was the murder weapon...why not just take it out of the room and leave North there? Really who would know?

The Erica/Krystal exchange was weird for me. While I liked the quips they gave each other I don't understand why Erica felt the need to come up to Krystal?

I want JaLu to give up that baby to Amanda. I must admit that I actually liked JaLu yesterday when she told off Erica about Annie. They need to leave homegirl alone.
I loved the Joe/Jake scene. I want more of that.

Why is all of a sudden Marissa and JR a possible couple? Boo! I wanter Beaker and eBabe. Joonyer needs to take care of his son and move out of the Yatch Club...he can't afford his own place? I kind of want Joonyer and InsAnnie to get it on. Just do it.

OLTL is so good.I love Destiny...she's my girl. I'm kind of over Gigi/Rex. I actually prefer Gigi with Skyler who I absolutely love.

Terry in Toronto said...

I'm so with you Dancing Elf.

Gigi and Rex are dead and done for me! Farah Fath is almost as bad an actress as Crystal Hunt and the whole storyline just annoys me. I am this close to fast forwarding whenever I see either Gigi, Rex or Stacy onscreen. Skyler on the other hand is amazing and I really like how the actor has handled the complexity of the character and helped us to see and believe all the things he's gone through from Stacy being his ex to getting hit on by Starr and fired to now having feelings for Gigi. I think Skyler and Rachel would be an amazing couple.

Shadow said...

Nevermind Jake and David. As dumb as the writing is on AMC these days, we'll probably find out that the baby actually isn't Amanda's.

Crystal said...

I think it would be more interesting for David to raise the baby but, know and have it be Jake's.

She did give birth 'early'. She could have been pregnant and thought she had a period but, just bleeding. Plus I wouldn't take the word of Frankie on how old the baby was. Even OBs are wrong by just looking at the size of the fetus.

discodan said...

I'm hearing that the baby that Liza is raising might not even be Amanda's...but that there are two babies being used here. Amanda's real kid is being stashed somewhere.

Shadow said...

It was probably one of Erica's old embryos that was laying around somewhere and somehow was fertilized by Ryan's sperm donation years ago which somehow blew into Amanda's vagina.

discodan said...

My question is that if the baby isnt Amanda's, will Liza keep it?

Mel Got Served said...

Anyone read Nelson's Suds Report today? It's got a big spoiler. All I can say is: CLOSE THE PINE VALLEY GUN STORE.

http://tvguide.sympatico.msn.ca/The+Suds+Report+July+10+2009/Soaps/Suds/Articles/090710_suds_report_NB.htm?isfa=1


And stop assassinating characters.

jordan hudson said...

OMG I don't know how much I more I can take of Pratt's appauling writing. Why has he no asked to be let go to go do MP 2.0. How bad was the show this week let me count the ways......

The only thing I like is some Ebabe and Beeker. But instead I get five seconds of them and a whole bunch of Ebabe and Junior who is looking more and more like a young Susan Flannery SCARY!


Madison could have bene such a fun character and Stephanie is so good but insetad she if doomed and Rancid and Colby live on.
Craputhers put down the fing BONG and open your eyes you idiot.

Thank God for Y&R, RH, OLTL, and GL.

jordan hudson said...

Mel that was by big scoop last week what was told in Nelson's new suds colum. SUCKS SUCKs BIG. What sucks even more is Robin Strasser might be leaving OLTL. If that happens needless to say I will NOT BE AMUSED. As far as Im concern it is Robin Strasser's Dorian who is the Grand Dame of this show. How they could even think of loosing her at this time is insane. It's bad enough that they ruined the Dorian/ Ray love storyline. What could have bene a really hot Super couple. I hate the fact that the Soaps are all turnign ageist.

In other news they got it wrong what OLTL should do is have Daniel (BILL GL) Cosgrove play Kevin B. Gina ( Dinah Marler GL) Tognongi playe Kelly Kramer again and then have Jeff (Shayne Lewis GL, Special Johnny AMC) play Joey B.

Shadow said...

http://www.welovesoaps.net/2009/07/robin-strasser-ive-been-asked-to-take.html

Who would watch OLTL without Dorian.

FIRE FRONS, THEN FIRE PRATT!!

Amphitrion said...

Jordan, you are spot on (as usual) Dorian is the best thing on a very good show and Daniel would make a great Kevin. I have to ask you if you know an actor named Carlos Valencia. He made a couple appearances on ATWT in Dec/Jan. I have never seen the show, but tuned in to see his scenes. You mentioned the Equinox Gym, so I was only curious if you knew the guy--NBD.

Shadow, I think your vacation has sharpened your wit--great stuff!

Mel Got Served, DiscoDan and DancingElf--Love the comments. I pop in once a day for a chuckle and always get one.

discodan said...

I dont know about that one Jordan. I think Cosgrove is funny and quirky enough (saw him in Van Wilder...great movie, not a great role for him) to play Joey, while dealing with the more serious issues (he's a reverend!). And I honestly don't think that Jeff Branson could play Joey. He's too intense all of the time, even when he's joking. The character of Joey has never been like that.

Personally, I'd really like to see Dan Gauthier come back, but doesnt look good, now that he's on Lost. I think if you're going to pick anybody outta GL, I would go with someone like Peter Simon or Frank Dicopolous, but hey, I'm not a GL guy.

Thank you for the complement, Amph. We GHers have to stick together.

discodan said...

okay...nix the peter simon idea...i just took a look at the guy..i was thinking of some other Bauer, but my Frank idea still stands.

discodan said...

The one I was thinking of was Michael O'Leary

Mel Got Served said...

So doing my weekend AMC marathon and am on Monday. The scenes with Randi and the DA are perhaps the worst scenes I have ever seen- PERIOD. The writing/acting/everything about this scene was worse than my Improv class I took in high school. I mean, I have no words for how shitty this is.

This Robin Strasser thing is blowing my mind. Daytime Confidential reported on a phone call between Nelson Branco and Strasser, and she said in 2002 she had to take a 63% paycut. That is insane! And considering how ABC treats OLTL, I can only image the horrible deal she was offered.

Mel Got Served said...

And how the hell did Kendall get off Ryan's balcony? I hope she did one of those awesome swan dive leaps like Insannie did!

INAHAM said...

@ Mel Got Served

Denise Vasi is horrid. She acted like the man was trying to rub a booger in her face as oppose to trying to rape her. Then, when she was in the shower later, instead of conveying fear or confusion on her face, all I got from it was "where's the soap?" I fear that she's the new Hunter Tylo of soaps. Really pretty( or in Hunter's case, use to be) but have about as much business acting as George Bush had running he United States.

jordan hudson said...

Disco Dan you have only seen Jeff do intense characters. he is actually a very funny guy. Just that Shayne and Special Johnny were intense roles. Dan Guatheir was killed on Lost. He was like in one scene if I'm not mistaken. I did like him as Kevin. The only Kevin I did not like was when Phelps forced Timothy Gibbs on us juts because she was friends with him. She does that as an E.P. plays favorites. I think OLTL needs the Buchannon sons at this point. Kevin use to be in love with Rachel also had an affair with Blair and was hot and hevay with Tea. A good actor playign Kevin at this point could really cause some triangles all around. Danny Cosgrove could also bring some lightness to Kevin that hasn't been seen in the character since Kevin Stapelton played it in the 90's.

Amphi I know of Carlos have never really hung out with the guy. Thought he was horrendous on ATWT but he was dealign with really bad writing and a very sterotype role. So until I see him do something real I can't comment on his acting. I will say I was not impressed with what I saw but then Craig Lamont over at ATWT tends to hire pretty boys over talent so....

discodan said...

Well then why doesn't OLTL just get Dan Gauthier back? He was the best Kevin. And as far as Timothy Gibbs, I didn't mind him, he just seemed like an older Kevin. He reminded me of George Clooney....idk

I still really think that Cosgrove would be better suited as Joey. But I agree that it's time that the Buchanan boys come back in the fold, but I want Cord back. John Loprieno needs to come back full time.

Funny story about John Loprieno, his brother lives in my neighborhood. His nieces are the best cross country and track runners in the conference. It's unbelievable.

Another Buchanan to bring back....CJ! That would be a role that I could see Jeff Branson playing. Kevin and Joey seem a bit older for him, but you put him in Llanview, maybe throw him in the middle of Kyle and Fish, it could really work.

Mel Got Served said...

This week of AMC wanted me to take a paperweight to my forehead too.

jordan hudson said...

LMAO LMAO LMAO MEL YOU AMUSE ME LMAO LMAO LMAO

Mel Got Served said...

Thanks Jordan! :)

PS Anyone watch the Harper's Island finale? Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome!

jordan hudson said...

Mel are you kidding I LOVED HARPER'S ISLAND. Did not see it coming. Was a great casting choice because I never would have thought. hmmm and another suprise show which I was not expectign much and got so much form it was Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime so not what I thought it was going to be and I love it for that suprsie me , entertain me give me food for thoguht.

Mel Got Served said...

What I loved about Harper's is it was written as a 1 season show. It had a beginning, middle, and end. At the end I didn't have any lingering questions because they were all answered. And I had thought the killer was was someone else since the beginning, but friends I know guessed right. However, I NEVER would have guessed the true motive behind it. It takes a lot for me to feel verklempt when a serial killer dies; whoever the killer was (won't spoil) knocked it out of the park in their final scenes.

It's a shame there isn't a season 2, cause I guess it would have involved a new cast, new location, etc. I guess they bounced around ideas like Harper's Safari, Harper's Semester at Sea, Harper's Sorority House.

Did that Drop Dead Diva start? I'll have to add it to my DVR. Its hard to watch all my summer shows AND BB live feeds!

Whatever you do people, don't watch The Great American Road Trip. Holy crap- horrible!

Laura said...

Mel, my husband was watching that great American Road trip. It was so bad I turned back to AMC on SoapNet. Need I say more!

Poor Andy Williams, he looks like the cryptkeeper. I want to go to Branson sometime, it seems like that is where all the weirdo's are at. It seems like a good place to people watch. I will never spend 1 more minute on that show.

Now I am watching Larry King aka the Michael Jackson hour. Mark Geragos looks like he has a tan. First he was on Anna Nicole 24/7, now Michael Jackson.

The big story here in Chicago which is stranger than any soap opera, is that a historical black cemetery has dug up hundreds or thousands of bodies, including their babyland. It is the saddest story I have ever heard of. Greedy SOB's. Dinah Washington is buried there, Emmett Till the 15 year old boy who's death was a big part of the civil rights movement, and several athletes are there.

I have a lot of friends who have family there and my heart breaks for them.

My favorite soap actor Mr. Kitty was awesome today on Y&R. Is he stuffed or freeze-dried?

n69n said...

Darbi's episode airs tomorrow!
i might even plug the teevee back in!

discodan said...

did anyone else think that Annie looked hot today in that bikini? I was like...dang.....haha

Robin C. said...

YOWZA! Ryan's sporting quite a man's camel-toe there! When he picked up the bag of whatever it was in the living room the camera slowly panned up from the floor. WTH? Is he wearing some kind of Wonder Thong? Do we really need to see THAT? He looked kind of smug, too, although that's not an unusual expression for Ryan. There's a screenshot of his camel toe about halfway down the page here.

Shadow said...

It's obvious he wears a thong. Aside from the whale tail hanging out of his pants a while back, a thong is about the only way to get thàt ball-dick-ball look. Maybe some tiny briefs could hold it in that position-assuming there's something there to hold. Ha!