Regis is getting to be that age where it's almost uncomfortable to look at him anymore. Kind of like seeing Agnes Nixon when OLTL and AMC were going off the air. They look frail. The makeup artists are trying their darndest, but I just worry about their health.
We've seen worse, when it comes to awards shows, Daytime Emmys in particular. I wouldn't call it a mess, just uneventful and very basic. But in comparison to the genre it represents whose budget has been slashed drastically in the past 10 years, it pretty much reflects the state of the medium correctly. :::shrug::: I dunno, I don't think the overall presentation is terrible.
It's not a 2-hour infomercial for Las Vegas, nor do we have Marie Osmond singing. Overall, we can't ask for much more, other than it actually being televised somewhere on a channel that is available on most basic cable packages.
Well, considering they weren't televised or "officially" streamed, I'm pleasantly surprised they have any type of camerawork other than one single cam plopped in the middle of the room to record anyone that passes by.
Our poor lil soapy gals... Rinna gave us panicked expressions of desperation on multiple occasions. Like when you tell a bad joke and are hoping someone will laugh, but instead you're left there in silence looking like an oaf. Glad Andy called her out. If you're gonna play the game, you gotta do it right. I think she initially thought the audience would back her, but learned otherwise.
Eileen, I can't even defend. There was so much stupidity, nit-picky nonsense, and hypocrisy. In one single moment, she scolds LVP for not being considerate of her feelings and then dismisses LVP's. Pot, meet kettle. She shot herself in the foot by admitting that no matter how LVP apologies, sincere or not, Eileen won't accept it because she doesn't trust her. So WHY the endless back 'n forth all season over what constitutes as a genuine, heartfelt apology? Thanks for wasting our time over something that you'll never view as resolved.
LVP's ellipsis (the three dots...) in her blog comment regarding Kyle being called an enabler on the beach, yet it was omitted in editing. Hmm..., indeed.
Kathryn has definitely won me over. She had a rough introduction, but y'all are absolutely correct that she brings humanity to a situation that is mostly toxic. She can burst into tears, empathizing with Kim, yet they barely know one another. And it's not crocodile "Look at me! I care too!" tears like others (:::cough, Rinna, cough:::)
I'm glad they included some lightheartedness in the middle of the episode. LVP looks ready to check out. A mid-season reentry, a la NeNe, would be a good way to ruffle their feathers next season. They will no doubt be in the middle of an internal battle, turning on one another after they believe they've dethroned The Queen.
I'm just so over Yolanda and her Jerusalem Journey. She's nothing without her refrigerator and lemons.
Thanks for posting! That was at the tail end of his spectacular first era. I still think he sabotaged it on his way out. I didn't realize he was at DAYS until November of '97. Nearly every storyline took a nosedive around September and even Michael Logan smelled sabotage, as he admitted in his Best & Worst of '97 column...
(Good Christ, the random soap opera things I remember, yet I barely remember what I ate yesterday).
19 years later, and I still don't know what Eric's dark secret was. Unless they're referring to that rewrite for him. Does anyone else remember around early '98 when you saw someone stalking Eric around Salem Place, and based on the boots & jeans, you would think it was a woman. Then when they finally revealed the person, it was a guy from Colorado and there was a one-day storyline about some faux rape allegations or something. Whatever they initially planned for him was swept under the rug. That must've been Sally Sussman-Morina's decision.
That's a good idea. The "making love" description of sex is so outdated. It's funny though, even as a totally liberal viewer, I would be thrown off if someone like Phillip Kiriakis suddenly complimented Belle on what good head she just gave. Soaps are so sheltered/filtered from modern day lingo that we're trained to expect the fluffy terminology.
I don't think the current American audience who still love daytime soaps would be receptive to the telenovela format. The networks would definitely try to bring in a different and younger crop of viewers, but would they really come? I suppose it's worth a try, but if they ever did go that route, I think it would be a couple years after they've axed the remaining dinosaurs known as Y&R, B&B, DAYS and GH.
ITA that Dynasty/Dallas/80's excess is what brought "the big cities" to all the quiet soap towns, and now they look goofy calling people like Victor Kiriakis and The DiMeras as multimillionaires with tiny homes and no proper security.
Sidenote: I'm currently watching Guiding Light from early 1996, and it's pretty interesting to see the different feel the show had right before Paul Rauch took over. You still had a lot of the lower middle-class representation and overall feeling of different levels of class throughout the town. Once Paul Rauch took over, the lower class like the Reardons/boardinghouse were phased out... and every single set was repainted yellow. But that's another story.
I, too, wish they would offer reruns of old soaps from the 80's, 90's, etc.