Friday, February 13, 2009
"I didn't get fired from DOOL, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
I wonder what Stephanie Sloane thinks when she calls Corday? Seriously. In the latest issue of SOD, Corday insists that firing the DH's, SN, MBE, and TP wasn't ageism. Uh yeah. How many actors in their 30s did you fire? None. The only younger actor that got fired was Blake Berris. He got fired because he doesn't look like Darin Brooks even though he can act rings around him. What stops Stephanie Sloane from shouting "bullshit!" whenever she talks to him on the phone?
Does Corday really think that the Skorks are going to stick around to see if Steve and Kayla show up in an episode or two? Yeah, Corday said they are not going to get an ending. They'll just be around popping in once in a while. WTH? Does he really think this huge fanbase will tune in everyday hoping that their couple will show up?
Thank God for Thaao Penghlis. That man tells it like it is. "I've spent 20 years on that show, and a producer from Passions came with a vision, all I can say is I'm in good company." He's talking about Gary Tomlin. It's obvious that Tomlin is the one responsible for the current crapfest on the show. When he came on, suddenly the show shifted from the DiMeras to Chloe fucking around. Thaao's last tape date is March 4th.
I actually enjoy the Nicole storyline mostly because Arianne sells it so well. The Diva agrees with James Scott, she is the best actress on the show now. But shifting the show completely away from the vets to the under 35 set is a mistake. Of course the show needs balance. Firing 5 actors over the age of 45 is not balance. It is ageism. It's so obvious that TIIC do not care about good acting. It's all about how you look half naked. The vets fired actually do look good half naked. They have wonderful, time tested chemistry with their partners. But hey, they cost too much, so let's get rid of them and distract the audience with random sex.
The Diva has noticed a lot of comments about how old fashioned the way couples were set up in the past. The Diva remembers as a kid that sometimes a couple would wait a year for even a kiss. I'm not saying it has to be that slow, but it would be nice if the first kiss and the first sex scene weren't in the same episode. Remember when first kisses meant something? They are called milestones. Anyone in any real life relationship can tell you their milestones. Can anyone really remember the Danloe milestones? Nothing says romance like being molested by your doctor.
As far as Rachel Melvin quitting, good for you girl. Good luck!
Well, from the show's acting Emmy nominees from last year, only Darin Brooks is left. Yikes. That's bad. Hey, maybe Thaao will get another nom in 2010 for Tony's death. Who knows. I know he has a better chance of getting one with only a couple weeks of work than Nadia Bjorlin. But why bother putting yourself up for nomination when you know a pink slip will be the result? Don't go to acting class. If you want to succeed at DOOL, work out and get breast implants.
There's definitely room for Ken Corday and Gary Tomlin on "The Office." They make Michael Scott look like a managerial genius. Yes, Corday did tell Stephanie Sloane that he gave the survivors of the Corday/Tomlin tribal council t-shirts for morale. I wonder if they said "Dunder-Mifflin."