Just Call Me Henderson…

Posted July 1, 2015 by mykleraus
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…because I’ve got some housekeeping to do around here.

1) I can’t stop laughing at the cover of the new Soap Opera Digest.

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After all the jokes about how there’s a new one of these every year, they go ahead and use that exact headline?! I’m dead. I haven’t seen the article yet, and goodness knows this show needs a damn plan, but LOL nevertheless.

2) There’s a petition circulating, in the wake of the rumors that Daniel Cosgrove (Aiden) is being let go, asking TPTB to reconsider the decision. If that’s of interest to you, head on over to sign it. Can’t hurt!

3) I’m going out-of-town for the Fourth of July. I’ll be at a house in Maine with no wifi (!!), so I won’t even see Thursday and Friday’s episodes until I return on Monday night. I’ll be back with a recap and probably a bunch of horrified posts come Tuesday, but I don’t want anyone to think I’m just being a flake!

Vintage Recap: March 16, 1993

Posted July 1, 2015 by mykleraus
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After last month’s adventure in 1983, I decided to jump forward a decade to a completely different era of the show. So here we are in 1993, which is close to the beginning of James E. Reilly’s first tenure as headwriter. It definitely feels like the JER Salem that I came into a few tears after this episode, but what really struck me is that it also feels similar to a lot of the earlier 90s material I’ve seen, too. I think this episode predates Carly being buried alive by a few months, which was when things really started to get outlandish. So this is very much a time capsule of a show in transition. Without any further ado, let’s pay a visit to Salem circa March ’93…

We come in on Jack at the Brady Pub, and wow, I had forgotten how big and bustling it once felt. There used to be booths on the side close to the camera, too, and the place is crawling with extras. Jack is wearing a rather dopey tie and furiously crunching numbers. Victor sidles up to his table and smugly asks, “Still trying to make the Spectator pay?” He gloats about how broke Jack is and how he’s going to take over the paper. These two really do not like each other, based on the way they’re sniping at one another.

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Over by the Pub’s front door, Austin — played by Patrick Muldoon, who looks exactly the way he did when he played that bastard Jeff who broke up Kelly and Zack on Saved by the Bell — is using the payphone (!!) to call the hospital. He asks to speak to a patient, Carrie Brady, and is told she isn’t taking calls. Austin is very distressed, which he expresses via some profoundly bad acting.

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Coming and Going

Posted June 30, 2015 by mykleraus
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The casting news keeps piling up — and thank goodness, because I don’t have a hell of a lot to say about what’s on-air these Days besides, “Did someone slip me a ZzzQuil?”

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A Very Hospitable Return

Posted June 29, 2015 by mykleraus
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Another actor is on his way back to Salem — and while it’s not a major face for the 50th anniversary, it could be a fun one.

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Actor Out

Posted June 28, 2015 by mykleraus
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Can’t say I’m super-surprised about this one, but I am disappointed…

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What Happened in Salem: Week of June 22nd

Posted June 28, 2015 by mykleraus
Categories: Days of Our Lives, Soap Opera, Television

Most of the week’s huffing and puffing centered on Xander’s quest to kill Eric and Nicole…

Hoping to lure Eric and Nicole out of their hiding spot and/or kill them, Xander cranked up the temperature in the office building. But things turned steamy in a different way when Nicole and Eric stripped down to their skivvies and, delirious, started making out. Unfortunately, they soon lost consciousness. Daniel, Serena, and Brady came to their rescue and got them medical attention at a rather leisurely pace. The doctors feared that Nicole might have brain damage, but she awoke and was pronounced fine… after which she had memories of her time with Eric and then professed her love to Daniel. If that isn’t evidence of brain damage, I don’t know what is.

Read the full recap to find out the rest of What Happened in Salem this week!

Actress Returning

Posted June 25, 2015 by mykleraus
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This one has been rumored and speculated on for a while, but it was confirmed today. Head behind the cut to find out…

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