Thursday, June 30, 2011
our 45th blogtalkradio show! This week, the lovely Marianne will be hosting. She will be discussing the last week of the show as well as the firing of Nelson Branco from Canada TV Guide, which we learned this week is only a website! lol Feel free to call in to give us your opinion at 914.338.1239 or ask a question in the chat room.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MEDIA ALERT: SPIN-OFF AND PREQUEL OF ‘THE BAY’ TO PREMIERE JUNE 23rd
Creator of ‘THE BAY‘, Gregori J. Martin and LANYfilms Productions announce the premiere of ‘FAR FROM THE BAY‘, a spin-off and prequel of Season Two, to begin streaming on the web this Thursday, June 23rd at 3:15 PM ET / 12:15 PM PT. Viewers will follow Peter (Kristos Andrews X GAMES CHAMPION and Guinness World Record Holder), the youngest son of Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans DAYS, ATWT, GH), on his quest to find the woman he believes to be his mother. Shot on location in New York City, Peter retraces the steps of his cruel childhood in an attempt to find Claire Andrews (Marie Wilson ATWT, PC), his adoptive mother who raised him until the age of seven. With no memory of his recent past, Peter encounters members of his adoptive family, as well as those of his biological family, who are stunned by his misguided determination and jaded memories. Along the way, chance encounters with eccentric strangers offer him insight in dealing with his troubled past and arcane present. ‘FAR FROM THE BAY’ is an eight part web series featuring the talents of Ilene Kristen and Tonya Walker (OLTL), Agim Kaba (ATWT), Miriam Colon (SCARFACE, GL), Emmy winner Anna Holbrook (ANOTHER WORLD), and more. With the first ever web soap crossovers from Michael O’Leary of ‘STEAMBOAT’ and Afton Boggiano of ‘EMPIRE‘, musical performer and reggae artist, IFA (Godson of Bob Marley), will also be featured. The upcoming prequel, ‘FAR FROM THE BAY‘, as well as Season One of the ‘THE BAY The Series‘, can be seen online at Blip.TV and our official website at www.thebaytheseries.com.
Yes, I actually did watch.
Vivian and Quinn discuss their relationship. Vivian tells Quinn that her instinct tells her not to trust him. Viv and Gus have a funny discussion about Quinn's businesses. Vivian's proud of his underworld activities. Gus tells her Quinn has an agency full of beautiful girls. Vivian's mortified that Quinn is an "agent." lol
Nicole drinks herself into a stupor at the closed Brady Pub. Maggie comforts her. Maggie assumes Nicole is drinking over Brady, Nicole reveals she's drinking over Sydney. Nicole tells Maggie that EJ used her to get revenge on Sami.
Sami falls down the stairs at the DiMansion, and survives without a scratch! Rafe2 hallucinates that Sami is Fay, and confesses to killing her. Taylor overhears his confession. Hope and Sami try to get Taylor to give them some time to sort it all out without telling her the whole truth. Taylor later shows up at Sami's threatening to tell Nicole that Rafe killed Fay. Sami asks her not to tell Nicole.
Meanwhile, Kate shows up outside the DiMansion and is stopped by the real Rafe. Rafe tries to proposition Kate to prevent her from going inside. Kate gets a call from Quinn. Kate tells Rafe that she's going to tell Stefano about his proposition. Quinn tells Kate that he successfully got Chloe in bed with a john, and gives her the room number. Kate goes to the hotel room to look for incriminating evidence. Later, Kate sees Quinn and Vivian talking.
Chloe drugged the john before she had to perform. Quinn calls her and wants to talk to the john who is asleep. The john later wakes up and wants round 2 with Chloe. She leaves saying she has another client. Chloe shows up at Chez Rouge to sign papers from Justin that say that she's been a good girl lately. She hugs Justin when he says she'll be clear to see Parker soon. The john walks in, and asks if Justin was Chloe's next client.
Adrienne and Abby have a talk about Chad at the Cheatin Heart. Chad walks in. Kate talked to Chad earlier at the pier when she saw him with papers from Stefano. Kate tells Chad that his mother worked "within the gray" to get through college while being a prostitute. Chad tells her he doesn't want to work "within the gray."
Sunday, June 19, 2011
We just finished our two hour blogtalkradio show about this year's Daytime Emmys. Unfortunately Days of our Lives lost in all three of their categories. But you can listen to our commentary on the show and the fashion.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Both Crystal and Kristian talked to Soap Opera Digest about the Nelson Branco twitter drama of last week. You can read their comments here.
You can read his interview with her here.
If anyone has been living under a rock, and doesn't know the full story of what happened the past week, you can read our older blog posts about it.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
blogtalkradio show. The show will promptly end at 11 pm. Call in and tell us your thoughts on the night's winners and losers, best dressed and worst dressed. Or you can join us in our lively chat room while all the action goes down.
There will be no show this Saturday since we are doing this Sunday show.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
According to soaps.com, Mark Hapka (Nathan Horton) will be back on Days of our Lives to break up Dario and Melanie. Bad news is, we're still stuck with Dario. Our very prophetic Miss Anna, was wishing for a Hapka return on our blogtalkradio show last weekend.
Thank goodness! According to SON, Gary Tomlin known for his lack of quality production values is toast at Days of our Lives. Man, this reminds me of my victory dance when James E. Reilly got fired. Hopefully, all soaps will take note on how not to produce a show. Under Tomlin's tenure, the show fired its most famous stars to replace them with actors from Passions with questionable acting abilities. This is the same man that Stephen Nichols complained about who said the actors didn't have to emote, just read the lines, the fans will get it. The show looked like crap under Tomlin. The sets are cheap and embarrassing. Basically, Tomlin treated Days fans like they are dumb. Good riddance!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
According to Soap Opera Digest, Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Tamara Braun (Taylor), and Bren Foster (Quinn) are all let go from the show.
Nadia's firing is the only one that surprised me. I am not quite sure if she was fired or chose to quit. There's a rumor she is doing a movie in August. Also she's pitching a reality series on E! with herself, Kirsten Storms, Farah Fath, and Kelly Monaco. It was really hard for me to like Chloe this time around. I preferred Ghoul Girl to slutty, easily manipulated Chloe.
I actually liked Bren Foster, but not his character. If his character was more likable, I could have enjoyed his character more. Maybe Days of our Lives has finally figured out that it's really hard for fans to like a pimp/drug dealer.
So glad to see Tamara Braun gone. I like the actress, but she was miscast as Taylor from day one. Tamara's too edgy and not the right age for the role. I am hoping the show either takes Taylor completely off the canvas or kills her off. There's no need to recast this role again. The show could use a good murder mystery right now.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Gee, I have no idea what we are going to talk about this Saturday at 10 pm est. We might talk about Crystal Chappell and Louise Sorel being fired. Or we might talk about Louise outing the summer return of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn. Or we'll just talk about how crappy the show has been the past two weeks. Feel free to call in about the changes the show is making by calling us at 914.338.1239 or join us in the chat room.
I'm not totally surprised by the firing of Louise Sorel. Even though I absolutely adore Vivian Alamain and Louise, they just didn't use her very well. Vivian became a joke instead of a real villain. She should have brought down Stefano with the fake Rafe thing instead of Nicole.
A few weeks ago on our blogtalkradio show, I did say that I thought that Drake would be back on the show because of his frequent DOOL book signing appearances. I do look forward to see Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall back on the show, but I truly hope that their crazy fans are on their meds this time around. I have never seen a nastier fan base in the six years I've been following Days of our Lives online. I am not talking about all J&M fans, just some of the loonier Deidre fans. I'm friends with many J&M fans, and the crazier fans even turned them off from their favorite couple.
I am assuming Bren Foster is out as Quinn too. No reason to keep him on. His Vivian connection was the only thing that made his character interesting.
You can read Louise Sorel's TV Guide interview about her firing and her leaking of the return of the DH's here.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
So Crystal Chappell's contract was not renewed. Ken Corday says in Soap Opera Digest that Days will see six actors leaving and six big returns. The show will be centered on Bo and Hope. Hasn't the show been centered around Bope since they got rid of John/Marlena, Steve/Kayla, and Tony/Anna a few years ago? How did that work out for them? We already know Matthew Ashford is back.
So what's your guesses? Who is leaving and who is coming back?
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Diva will interview DOOL actress Valerie Wildman on June 7th at 10 pm est. For several years, Valerie has portrayed Fay Walker, mother of Nicole Walker DiMera. Fay is a woman with a heart of gold despite her unfortunate circumstances. Soap Opera Weekly has hailed Valerie's performance on Days of Our Lives as brilliant. Valerie has also appeared in numerous dramatic and comedic films and television series, including Oliver Stone's acclaimed Salvador, The Falcon and The Snowman, Without a Trace, Cold Case and Nip/Tuck. She had a recurring role on Beverly Hills 90210 playing the love interest of fellow Days actor Josh Taylor. With a strong theater background and numerous stage appearances, she is a recipient of the prestigious Dramalogue Award for Best Actress.
Valerie holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, speaks fluent Spanish and worked as a Peace Corps volunteer. She has counseled young people of diverse backgrounds in various parts of the U.S. and worked abroad as a relief worker through Operation USA. Expanding her efforts to uplift the human spirit into the development of film and television projects, Valerie has created "WildSpirit Productions, Inc.