Actually Ali Sweeney is the most famous player but since her return the TPTB favour Ari Zucker and her Nicole character. We see her almost all the time, her character is never busted.So maybe Crystal Chapell will kick her ass !So i'd said :You can SUCK IT, Ari Zucker. This is MY SHOW NOW!!!.
Hell since CC is such this hugh power broker in soaps she should be saying SUCKI IT all you Days losers this is a one woman show now!
It was a One Woman Show pretty much the last time she was on. She took over every story. Was everyone's friend. They had lost all the doctors except her and Marcus who barely was on. And still, I do not remember much chemistry with Bo and Carly. They were like the current couples it was more about sex than romance, and then after Michael and she split up with their respected spouses and started dating it shifted to Carly and Lawrence.
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I watched Days from 1987-1993 and I remember a heck of a lot of chemistry between PR and CC. I think her return to Days is a wonderful thing. I don't understand why people have to be so negative and make it into a competition. CC's return brings some new story to the show and fans of DOOL should be excited about that. Why make it into Crystal vs. Ali or Crystal vs. anyone? It should be about having a great show that has great storylines that are well written with actors knocking it out of the park.And as for Carly and Bo being all about sex and romance... REALLY? Carly came on the scene in June 1990. Bo and Carly did not have sex until their Mayan wedding night in December 1991. That's a year and a half. I don't think any show on Daytime today does that now. Granted there were more love scenes when RKK came on board, but they had a very long wait to get to that point.
Funny how CC talks about meeting Michael and how she was smitten, when everyone knows they were married to other people. LOL!
So true they were married but in real life that happens sometimes maybe they were unhappy. I'll tell you what I'm happy about Carly brining Aunti Viv to town it cant get much better than that.
Crystal is just starting back on the show and I'mm already tired of her! I would much rather have Deidre and Drake or Marybeth and Stephen back on Days! However, I guess now that Crystal is there, Deidre won't be back since it is well known that they were not exactly friends!
I am glad Crystal Chapell comes back with Louise Sorel but...General Hospital will probably rock november sweeps ratings i mean they have : James freaking Franco..yes it's not a joke..i swear and during two months and Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary..Well-played GH, well played !
True they probably will and that kinda sucks I do love JJ and I realize he's the original Lucky but I hate stunt casting and whether James asked to be on the show or not GH is still gonna stunt cast it and then he'll be gone and we'll be left with the same old crap. I'd rather have Days rock it since they at least have two returning characters to the show that are soap stars.
If CC is so powerful why isn't she going to the number one soap?I'm already sick of her and I'm sick of Tomlin's favorites being front and center and everyone else backburnered.
DOOL currently doesn't have producers who give a shit about the show being great or storylines being great and anyone suggesting that Tomlin cares about the acting on this show is either smoking something or trying to convince themselves.And having to read people like those at DC and Nelson going on about how "popular" Carly was considering the three years she was on were some of the lowest rated years from the 80s and 90s. Its nothing but hype.
jeez did crystal do something to you in a past life? Its like you guys already hate her. I'm sorry that Steve and Kayla or John and Marlena are gone but its possible that Carly could bring a good storyline and god forbid her help raise the ratings we wouldn't want that. No they weren't the lowest rated they were also #2 in the all powerful 18-49 I've never seen so many people afraid of a character coming back and raising ratings its ridiculous yes you've lost favorites but at least you still have your show on the air.
I have nothing against Crystal. I think she's a good actress but I'm tired of all this bs I keep reading about how "popular" Carly was and as for the story, I'm waiting to hear how the same writer who couldn't come up with a story for vets who were more popular is going to write something so amazing for Carly. Again, this isn't personal towards CC. This is about the cold facts of what I've watched TPTB on this show do just in the last year and they don't care about character driven, riveting stories. If they write one for Carly, I'll be happy for CC and her fans but that will only beg the question of why they couldn't come up with anything that good before she showed up. It's the double standard I'm sick of, not CC but all the hype being trumpeted about her in too many sites that just isn't true.And just because people don't agree with you about her coming back, doesn't mean they have something against the actress either. It's called an opinion. We're all entitled to have them without being accused of having an agenda. I've over the moon that Lousie Sorrel is coming back. I'm not kidding myself that she'll get anything good to play but I'll enjoy watching her all the same. That doesn't mean I'm going to pretend that the producers and writers of this show suddenly give a damn about quality just because they went and hired two good actresses. They fired seven others and kept some of the worst. That says a lot more to me about their priorities.
how can you be sick of cc already and accuse her of being front and center ... where others are on the backburner - when she hasn't even started airing yet?!? I watched Days during the Carly years and i remember the character being pretty popular. and bo and carly were all about sex?!? geez they took forever to get together - at least a year!I mean I get that CC has been all over the press, but she's riding a wave. I mean the woman has been around daytime for like 15 years and hasn't enjoyed this kind of coverage before. So why talk down about it? And really, it might help Days in the long run (help not save). Of course, anyone saying she'll save this show is saying something pretty stupid. i don't believe one actress can do that on any soap. But she will bring some fans with her - hell I'm one of them! I never thought I'd be back watching Days - but CC returning has me returning.i'm not sure i believe the writers are capable of writing a good story for her - judging from the tales i've read about other vet returns, but so far she seems happy with it - so i'm going to wait and watch. i hope the writers do a good job - i love carly and vivian. i hope the ratings to do get batter. i don't want another soap to get canceled so soon after GL.
I agree with the poster above. If DAYS couldn't make it worth with the vets that they had, CC isn't going to make any difference. All of the GL fans and the Reilly fans will be disappointed when they see that DAYS simply is not going to deliver up to their expectations. I'm not even saying this to be unduly pessimistic; it's simply that DAYS has yet to prove me wrong. I know how they feel. I was all psyched when SN/MBE and TP/LH came back...only to see them destroyed. I think CC is a competent actress and an excellent businesswoman, but she's not a miracle worker. Nor is Louise Sorel, for that matter.
"so far she seems happy with it"so were all the other vets with their stories when they returned. I heard exactly the same thing and I liked those stories to some degree but the ratings didn't go up and that is the bottom line here. Not that I'm counting on quality to do that since the best soap right now is the one sitting at the bottom of the ratings heap and rumored to be the next once canceled.
I'm returning for Chappell and Sorel, but having watched DOOL for the last couple of months I don't have high hopes for their storylines. Where did the notion that CC was going to "save" the show come from anyway? Did previous vets who returned get saddled with the same ridiculous expecations? I don't get all the angst about the ratings. DOOL occupies the number 3 spot after Y&R and B&B. I'm much more nervous about the fate of OLTL which, despite good critical buzz, was dead last in total viewers for the week of Sept. 21-25.
Yawn.Jeeze, I am so over CC, I am sick to death of her already, talk about much ado over nothing !!
I'm sick about reading every soap blog/messageboard where posters are crowing about CC coming back to save DAYS, how she's the most popular/powerful woman on daytime, etc. etc. etc. I am not reading any of this self-promotion about Louise Sorel.Experience with Days has taught me that characters who are new are thrust forward, without us knowing who they are and what makes them tick, and the characters we already know/love disappear into the background relegated to extra status. THAT is why I can say I'm sick and tired of her already.
I keep reading that CC is massively powerful.Can someone tell me why she is so powerful? Until I read on the blogs she was returning to DAYS I had no idea who she was.
To the very first poster, I think AS isn't on as much because of The Biggest Loser. With that wrapped up and AZ going on maternity leave I have no doubt that'll change and CC will be front and center and we'll get tired of seeing her (and Lindsey Hartley) every. single. day.
CC can act. AS, not so much. Carly was resented by some Marlena fans. Anyone who got more airtime than her was resented by some. MBE was getting less airtime because S/K fans resented Kay's pairing with Shane. SN CHOSe to leave the show but again the "couple" fans made it difficult for her to be paired successfully. J/J fans hated Carly because of Jen getting raped by Lawrence while impersonating Carly. Funny how they expected Kay fans to be OK with Jack. It's all about resentment. A group's favorite is gone and they need to blame someone. While screaming and yelling it's not about the actor, they blame the actor. Strange.....
"Carly was resented by some Marlena fans. Anyone who got more airtime than her was resented by some. MBE was getting less airtime because S/K fans resented Kay's pairing with Shane. SN CHOSe to leave the show but again the "couple" fans made it difficult for her to be paired successfully. J/J fans hated Carly because of Jen getting raped by Lawrence while impersonating Carly. Funny how they expected Kay fans to be OK with Jack. It's all about resentment. A group's favorite is gone and they need to blame someone. While screaming and yelling it's not about the actor, they blame the actor."What a load of hogwash, you are way off with some of your assumptions. So anyone that is not a rabid CC fan is a disgruntled supercouple fan? Maybe some of us just dont like the Carly character for reasons that have nothing to do with the actors/characters you mentioned.
CC is such a great actress she always did a very convincing job of acting like someone who couldn't act and was stuck with the same two facial expressions which were Sad and Sadder.
CC has come a long way since Days acting wise she's very good now it all depends though on the writing. I loved Drake H but I admit it was mostly because of his raised eyebrow, I loved Marlena but I admit she had one facial expression. I get it some people don't like the character of Carly and some do its an opinion. I actually admit I love CC but if I could have John/Marlena back I would take them over her but I can't so I'm going to cross my fingers and pray that someone gets buried alive in this storyline.
"It's all about resentment. A group's favorite is gone and they need to blame someone. While screaming and yelling it's not about the actor, they blame the actor. Strange....."Love people who generalize this way and lump EVERYONE with an opinion into the same category. Talk about needing to justify why others feel differently than you do.
Yes, there is some resentment when you tell actors they had to be fired to save the show, when you tell their fans that they can then see them at PAs. AND YES, Matt, Missy, Stephen, Mary Beth, Drake, Dee, Thaao and Leann were far more popular, and are far more DAYS than Katerina ever was. They were also far more loyal to DAYS than she ever was. Yet they are treated like dirt, and now the morons at DAYS dare to say that CC is back to save the show -- again they said the actors were fired to save the show. And if CC was so important how come she did not save GL, half the cast was not fired to save GL and then she touted as the show's savior alienating fans. And despite what CC is saying, Corday stated that she was brought on for Bo, that Hope with another man would not make sense, but it would for Bo to have another woman. This is not going to sit well with the Bo and Hope fans, nor the Kristian fans, nor the remaining long time DAYS fans who are disgusted that all the super couples were let go, and that B/H was the only remaining one -- and that when this happened they were told that DAYS would not touch them.
One person can't save a show CC couldnt of saved GL not with all the cast changes and new filming style. Just like one person cant save Days. Lets not forget CC has been on a show for 10 years that had basically no money she's not costing Days to much money at least not the same as Dee and Drake were not sure why they felt like they needed to get rid of Steve and Kayla its not like there were on a lot but I also feel like right now Justin is more of a foil for Bo and Hope than Carly is. Bo and Hope need a foil this regime isnt going to write a good adventure storyline for them. The actors need this or Tomlin might find them boring also and get rid of them to. At least there trying to write a storyline for them. Remember once upon a time Marlena and Roman were the endgame things could change.
I am also sick of her already. I'm sick of reading how she will be the savior of Days...how she will teach the other actors, vets included, what acting really is...how powerful and almighty she is...how she is the end all and be all of Days...how she is the most beautiful and the most talented actress that ever graced daytime. Hello, IMO, she is only one of many from all the soaps. If she is that great you would thing GL would still be on. I for one am dreading the fact that she is back and I have a feeling she will take up way too much airtime. Grrrrr! and Ughhhhh! Enough with the interviews etc. already because she isn't all that IMO! I AM looking forward to Louise/Vivian returning. Now that is someone to look forward too..and where is all the interviews and publicity for her?
There have been a number of interviews and podcasts with Louise Sorel (and I expect more the closer we get to her first airdate of Oct. 29 or 30). The best of the bunch is "Lunch with Louise Sorel," a four-part interview she did with We Love Soaps. I believe only parts 1 and 2 of that interview were linked on this site. Parts 3 and 4 deal with her experiences with DOOL.
"the actors need this or Tomlin might find them boring also and get rid of them too."If he fired his terrible writer who is responsible for all the stories that are so predictable and stale and hired someone with imagination who was willing to think outside the box for the veterans, he wouldn't need to rid of actors. And he didn't fire anyone because of the budget. If that was the case, they would have been offered a pay cut and NONE of them were. He told at least two of those fired that there were too many actors over the age of 40 on the show. That has nothing to do with the bugdet.
"I'm sick of reading how she will be the savior of Days...how she will teach the other actors, vets included, what acting really is...how powerful and almighty she is...how she is the end all and be all of Days...how she is the most beautiful and the most talented actress that ever graced daytime."But Crystal Chappell hasn't said any of those things! In all of her interviews, she sounds very grateful to have a job at Days, to have working bathrooms, real lighting and sets! I mean after the conditions at GL the last couple of years, I imagine Days is quite comfy.And the firing of other vets isn't her fault either. I don't quite get the notion of firing those folks because there are too many over 40s on the show and then bringing back CC and LS who are both over that age, but then again most soap execs make no sense to me (even when I was a kid, I preferred watching the vets storylines rather than the teens).The press stuff with CC will die down. It hit at this time in earnest, because GL just got canceled and she was the first actor to get a job ... the Otalia storyline was also getting a lot of notice and then she announced the web series. But everyone will move onto the next thing in a bit. The press etc always does!I doubt Carly will be taking over the show and really how could she? It's not like she has a ton of ties to other characters in Salem. I just look forward to her stuff with Vivian and I'm hoping for the best. Not expecting it ... just hoping.
Carly most definitely could take over the show with no ties the canvas. Nicole had no ties to the canvas when she arrived in 2008 and she completely took over the show, so I have no doubt with the amount of hype surrounding Carly, and I've heard the actress is a good one, that she'll be thrown on the frontburner 24/7 while Nicole is temporarily off screen.
There is so much hype surrounding CC's return to Days, I already feel like she's on 24/7. In all honesty, and IMO, the hype has gotten to the point where it is doing more harm than good. Board after board has been bombarded with CC fans who have done nothing but continually post over and over again how wonderful she is, how talented she is, the youtube links to her first run on Days, and in-depth analysis of how astute an actress she was and is. It's overkill. At this point in time, I cannot help but think her return is doomed for failure. The writers are no different, and neither is the EP. The odds were against her with those factors alone. But now, with the never ending praise and expectations, I just don't see how she is not going to be shot down (or at least the storyline she's in) because expectations are being pumped so high, no actor alive or dead can live up to them. I do wish her luck. I am sure it will be needed once the thrill is gone and the damn if you don't supporters are left to justify the mess she will undoubtedly be dealt.
The press has already moved on from CC to, among other things, Jonathan Jackson's return to GH and the James Franco stunt casting.I don't get the impression from CC's tweets that she's been working on DOOL 24/7, so I don't expect to see Carly take over the show anytime soon. Judging from spoilers and fall previews, the baby switch storyline will continue to dominate, along with the teen set. According to SOD, Days is casting Abby, the younger sister of Rafe and Arianna, who will play into the Mia/Chad/Will story. Gag.
Isn't one of the teens supposed to be Carly's long lost kid? i agree about the tweets. It seems like she has only been working 2 or 3 days a week.
Right now the speculation is with all the kids Chad, Mia and Melanie and from what I can gather with spoilers it seems to be Lawrence's child also I'd post more but I dont know if I'm supposed to post spoilers/rumors here.
Oh go ahead. lol
Ok so spoilers are that Carly killed Lawrence because he took there child and shipped it off and kept the location of the child a secret to keep Carly with him in there abusive relationship they don't say whether its mental or physical but it did say it was there child together so no new Bo child YAY apparently Lawrence has been holding her basically hostage from the outside world now for a long time by keeping her in Alamania wonder how Nikki fits into all this though
Go ahead and post spoilers, no problem.
I agree with whoever said CC has grown leaps and bounds as an actress since she left Days. She is the best actress on the show now, bar none.
I have watched DOOL only a little and only after it started on SoapNet. I have watched all the ABC soaps on/off since I was a kid, and just love soaps in general. Only catch them on SoapNet at night or youtube, so sorry that I can not help DOOL ratings wise.This whole acting thing is a very interesting conversation you guys are having. Up until this year, Erika on AMC was my favorite character, and it had nothing to do with the acting. Became a GL watcher early this year because of the Otalia storyline, and quickly, Olivia became my favorite character and it did have a lot to do with the acting and CC. The character was wonderfully layered, and CC just sold it. I expect her to make Carly layered and interesting as well.I really feel for all those who lost their favs on the show, as I can not fathom how I'd feel if they fired Erica @ AMC over money. I currently have a hard time watching AMC now because I do not like Ryan Lavery and do not buy the pairing. So if you are still watching the show after they let your favs go or did them wrong, then try to give CC a chance. It is not her fault they let the favs go, and as someone else said, she needs to support her family. Last thing, just because some of us believe CC is one of the best actresses, does not mean we think the rest are awful. It just means she is special and it is not meant as an insult. Once you get to see more of CCs fanbase, I think you'll see overall it is not an exclusive bunch, but the opposite. In other words, I do not have to dislike AS or DH or anybody else to like CC. The fanbase has embraced other GL characters and even some of the musicians that had music on GL. I expect it to be the same with DOOL, which can only be a good thing for all the actors and hopefully, longtime fans. CC leads the inclusitivity as she twittered for us to go watch and support AS and her show. For those of you who do not know her, that is just normal for her - she promotes others. It is not just actors currently on whatever show she is on that she'll shout out. She does not have to do that, but she does.Sorry for the length of the post, but seems I had a lot I wanted to say this morning. Hope everyone has a great day and it is a good day for DOOL.