Archive for the ‘One Life to Live’ category

Hie Thee to Hulu!

April 29, 2013

I could say this is a rare non-Days-related post, but actually, it’s very relevant.

Today, All My Children and One Life to Live make their dramatic returns from the dead as original series produced for the web. They’re available on Hulu — which, if you’re using the basic platform, does not require paying!

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I wasn’t a regular viewer of either when they were airing on ABC, but I was always aware of what was generally going on, what the shows were about, etc. Their cancellations were a huge blow to the genre, and their online revivals are nothing short of miraculous. This could be a viable new venue for ensuring that Days lasts no matter how much more of a mess NBC becomes (which is a scary thought, given what a disaster it already is). So go support these revived series and the genre as a whole by giving them a look! (Also, prepare to get depressed about the fact that All My Children, a webseries, has an actual Porsche speeding through real streets, while we have Abigail walking in front of the backdrop of an elementary school play.)

Too Dirty to Clean My Act Up

September 28, 2011

I was totally planning to watch Dirty Soap from the minute E! announced it. A show that combines soaps and people behaving in a completely uncivilized manner (see: the trailer where Farah Fath and Kirsten Storms appear to be auditioning to be the new Heidi and LC)? Right up my alley. I was a little nervous that it’d be too corny to bear, but within the first few minutes, I could tell that this was something I’d be into.

And then I SAW MYSELF ONSCREEN:

There were still 56 minutes of show after that, so I’ll attempt to share my thoughts on them. Meanwhile, my mom has decided that, based on my “guest-starring” role on an E! reality show, I am basically a Kardashian. As for the people and situations actually featured on the show:

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My Viewing Habits Keep Getting Worse

August 30, 2011

Earlier in the summer, E! announced plans to launch a reality show centering on daytime soap actors. The series, Dirty Soap, premieres on September 25th and will run for 8 hour-long episodes. I’ve been alternately getting very excited and then totally forgetting about this thing, but they just released some promo pictures that officially have me onboard.

The cast, by the way, consists of Kirsten Storms (Maxie, General Hospital; ex-Belle, Days); Galen Gering (Rafe, Days) and, implausibly, his wife Jenna; Kelly Monaco (Sam, General Hospital; winner of Dancing with the Stars Season 1; aficionado of gynecological exams, going by her pose above); John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex, One Life to Live); Farah Fath (Gigi, One Life to Live; ex-Mimi, Days — someone really needs to hire her to play a Fifi soon); Brandon Beemer (Owen, The Bold & the Beautiful; ex-Shawn, Days); and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days).

I’m sure the actors are also thrilled to be taking part in a photo shoot that doesn’t look like it was thrown together for $1.99. Just to keep them in their element, though, they also took this photo:

Somewhere in the universe, a Mandy Moore debut album is missing its artwork.

But I’m not gonna lie, you guys: I am going to watch the hell out of this. I secretly dream of it becoming a Kardashians-level hit and all these people deciding to tune into the soaps and making them the new Teen Mom or Jersey Shore (in terms of ratings and hype, not idiocy, though it’s not like they’re far from it, anyway). Just let me dream, okay?

Behind the cut: a trailer that confirms that this is either going to be delightfully trashtastic or the most awkward thing ever.

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Cameron Mathison IN as Jack Deveraux!

April 17, 2011

Kidding. Totally kidding. But I wanted to get your attention.

As the number of soaps on the air dwindles, the remaining shows have taken to hiring actors from the cancelled soaps. This isn’t always a bad thing – Guiding Light’s cancellation led to Crystal Chappell returning to Days as Carly, a character I thought we’d never see again. However, some of the cramming-in is getting a bit ridiculous, such as Daniel Cosgrove hopping from cancelled GL to ATWT, which was cancelled soon after, and then back to his old role on AMC, which just got canned. If Ken Corday makes an announcement about Cosgrove coming aboard as the new Eric Brady, I’m just going to start planning my Days finale party then and there.

Keep this man away from Salem!

So, while I don’t think Days is tasteless enough to attempt the nightmarish casting idea I used as this post’s subject (and that’s saying something, since this is the show that had Marlena “kill” Alice Horton by choking her with donuts), I think there is the possibility of other AMC and OLTL refugees turning up in the cast. The possibilities, some serious and some jokes – really, Ken, VERY BIG JOKES THAT ARE NOT AT ALL MEANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY – are behind the cut.

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