Archive for April 2015

WTF Wednesday: Daytime Emmy Fashion

April 29, 2015

While the latest Daytime Emmys were not as much of a sanity-destroying hellscape as those of recent years, there were still some moments of questionable taste on display. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you our very own Eve Donovan, Kassie dePaiva:

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Is it a slip? Is it impractical hosiery? This is a lot of things, but a dress for a formal occasion (“formal” in this sense means “requiring one to leave the house”) this is not. Her boobs are not flattered, she has no hips, and it’s that horrible fake nude shade found primarily in figure skating costumes.

On to Jennifer Rose:

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Punch Drunk Love

April 29, 2015

This might be the most visually stressful thing I have ever seen.

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The outfit itself is barely working, but because it’s Kate, it is. But throw in that gift bag, and… yikes.

That said, Kate 100% redeemed herself with this sequence.

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That entire fight was fantastic, from Adrienne calling Kate a whore right up through that punch. My god. I love how this story feels like something the show just sort of ‘found.’ Despite my initial weirdness over the idea of pairing Adrienne and Lucas, this is providing so much juicy character stuff for a lot of people. I still wish Justin’s side of it were stronger than him being a stone-cold cheating asshole, but maybe there’s more to come on that front.

Meanwhile, it looks like the Burgundy Shirt Epidemic has claimed another victim.

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I guess it’s only right, since Chad does own Club TBD and thus that supply of surplus fabric. Maybe he’s trying to be a more relatable Man of the People and is dressing like the employees in solidarity?

But Clyde’s back in his, too!

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Was this some spring 2013 (I presume that’s when these episodes were filmed) trend that I missed?

Quiz: Which DiMera Are You?

April 28, 2015

My friend who writes for Buzzfeed just published a quiz that should be of interest to all of us. Click the image to take it!

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(I got EJ, so y’all can start lining up to shoot me in the head!)

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

April 27, 2015

This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards were held last night, and they were not as much of a nightmarish exercise in idiocy and degradation as they’ve been in recent years, perhaps because they were broadcast on actual TV network POP (formerly the TV Guide Channel) and not filmed on a GoPro in the back room of a Wendy’s in Tuscaloosa. The big news, as pertains to this blog, is that Days won — well, tied — for Outstanding Daytime Drama, along with The Young and the Restless. In the shadiest move of the evening, the show spent all night hyping the big reunion of General Hospital’s Luke and Laura (Tony Geary and Genie Francis), only to bring them onstage to present two other shows with the award for Outstanding Daytime Drama.

Freddie Smith (Sonny) also won for Outstanding Younger Actor, so congratulations to him and to Days. Camila Banus (Gabi) lost for Outstanding Younger Actress, while both Peggy McCay (Caroline) and Alison Sweeney (Sami) were passed over for the Outstanding Lead Actress award, so boo on everyone involved with that decision.

Perhaps the greatest shock of the night was when Deidre Hall came onstage to pay tribute to the upcoming 50th anniversary of Days of Our Lives, which included a video montage that was respectful, nicely put together, inclusive of various eras of the show’s history, and did not feature Daniel Jonas. Check it out here:

I might have teared up. This is worlds better than the tribute Guiding Light got when it was going off the air, which I’m pretty sure was just, like, a glimpse of the title card and a picture of some of the actors bound and gagged backstage. The ending of this montage, with Marlena’s words from Will and Sonny’s wedding playing over clips of Shane & Kim, Steve & Kayla, and Tom & Alice, is beautiful. And they actually included Possessed Marlena and Greta’s coronation! If the actual anniversary on the show is handled with this level of love and attention, we’re in for a treat. And if it isn’t… at least I’ll have a bunch of blogging material?

What Happened in Salem: Week of April 20th

April 26, 2015

In a shocking twist, stories actually progressed this week!

Brady showed up at Kristen’s castle in Italy, wasted a bunch of time by pretending to be nice to her, and then just blurted out a demand that Kristen hand over his baby. Kristen managed to shuffle him out without him finding the baby, only to have Melanie escape a life-or-death battle with an inflatable raft and turn up at the castle, where she found the baby. Kristen lied that Christopher was Melanie’s brother, as a result of The Incident That Shall Not Be Named, but Brady insisted upon a DNA test, so Kristen and Mandrake held him and Melanie at gunpoint in front of the infant.

Read the full recap to learn What Happened in Salem (and other exotic locales) this past week!

More Recasts on the Way?

April 24, 2015

There’s another pair of casting calls out, and it’s very possible these are recasts…

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I See Right Through You

April 23, 2015

The Good: John’s scenes with Paul and his grandfather in San Francisco (which looks remarkably similar to the Vatican) were pretty enjoyable. It’s good to see Kristen again, even if her whole plan is absolutely batshit crazy. Melanie was almost smothered to death in an airplane lavatory by an inflatable raft. Everyone is shouting about The Coat so often that it’s reaching My Mother’s Cameo levels. Serena finally wore something that was a different color.

The Bad:

It’s see-through and either knitted or lacy or some hellish combination of the two.

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She’s started a trend. Jennifer is concerned that she’s wearing a figure skating costume. (So concerned that she lost her mind and had to call Eve to scream at her to tell her that she was coming over to scream at her some more about how they need to all have dinner together. Maybe just send an e-mail next time?)

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Kristen’s crazy ass is also onboard with this trend (though it’s the least ridiculously see-through of the bunch).

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JJ even dreamed about Paige wearing some kind of hole-addled knit!

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To be fair, it was a nightmare. But still.