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Matt Bomer's Terrific Performance on Last Night's GLEE! Is there anything this guy can't do?

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If you caught last night episode of the hit Fox series Glee, Matt Bomer guest starred as Cooper Anderson, Blaine’s older self-absorbed brother.  Bomer, who we all know has the handsome Ben Reade from Guiding Light, then on to his starring role on USA’s White Collar, and Broadway and television and motion picture productions in between, really showed his versatility on last night’s Glee.

From Cooper’s hilarious and arrogant masterclass in acting , where he says acting is all about pointing at the other actor and ignoring everything they say, Bomer played Cooper as a two-bit actor whose greatest claim to fame is his FreeCreditRating.com commercials.  However, viewers learned throughout the episode how Bomer’s Cooper has messed with younger brother,  Blaine’s (Darren Criss) confidence throughout his life.

Sadly however, this episode did score as well in the ratings!  According to EW.com, “Even thought it drew 6.7 million viewers, 2.7 adults 18-49, the musical drama fell to a season low in the adult demo, dropping 10 percent from its last original back in February. Fox points out that overall TV viewership was down 9 percent in the hour compared to when Glee last aired, before Daylight Savings Time kicked in.”

As for Bomer with his singing, acting and dancing prowess, we ask, is there anything that Matt can’t do well?  He is great at everything, and yes, he looks good while doing it.   In case you missed the climatic musical scene, we have it for you after the jump, where Darren Criss and Bomer perform their rendition of Goyte’s hit song, Somebody That I Used To Know, and we have to say, we think it was just as good or even better than the original!  Heart-tugging and beautifully performed.

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Cathy

Thanks for the link here. Awesome! I will watch from my DVR but couldn’t wait.

Mary
Mary

I honestly disagree with this whole piece. While Matt Boomer is incredibly hansom and nice to look at and has a damn good voice, the episode itself to me was a flop. It has once again become the Blaine Anderson show, with over half the show being dedicated to how hard Blaine had it with his brother and blah blah blah, when in the “cliff hanger” ending prior to this episode Quinn was in a horrible car crash, and yet we get a few scenes here or there about her, no hospital scene, no reactions from the wedding goers when they get the call, it was tasteless, Quinn deserved more than what she got, as well as did Dianna.The writers for Glee lack continuity and it’s making it hard to want to keep watching this show. While I fell in love with the songs Artie and Quinn sang, because Kevin and Dianna were just amazing, I felt they were overshadowed by the 3 songs that Blaine ( Darren) sang, again taking away from what this come back episode should have been about. Don’t get me wrong Darren is a great singer, but quite honestly I’m tired of hearing his voice and seeing his face constantly on my tv screen during Glee. Also have you actually listened to Gotye & Kimbra sing Somebody That I Used To Know, because if you had, you definitely would not be saying that Darren and Matt’s version was better than the original. I’m sorry but Darren’s voice is not made for that song. End of Story. Matt did amazing on it, and I wouldn’t have minded him singing the song with someone else, though it wouldn’t have be relevant. And on the facts of relevance, you realize you had brothers singing a break up song… That in itself is questionable where the writers are concerned. Personally this episode was a flop, and I don’t think the lack of ratings was due to daylight savings time or whatever they’re trying to write it off as. I think it’s more so that people are getting fed up with the show because it’s not what it used to be. I myself was ready to turn off my tv when the episode first began because it was a huge disappointment within the first 5 minutes but I stuck through it to see if maybe, just maybe they would redeem themselves, and sadly they didn’t. I don’t know how so many people writing pieces about last nights show can be so gung ho about an episode focusing on Blaine, when in all honesty Quinn deserved the spotlight in that episode, and it seems people are forgetting that.

David
David

I was going to post something very silimlar to this. It is another case of GLEE finding a guest star they want to cram in and then doing so whether it makes sense or has any meaning whatsoever. I actually was so disappointed in GLEE last night I only flipped back and forth–step one in weaning myself off altogether. I realized I was more like”GLEE comes back tonight” SIGH, knowing how much the show annoys me, than “GLEE comes back tonight! Yay!” How I would have been back in season one.

Rodd
Rodd

All I can say is, “D*@*n!” I haven’t watched the episode yet, but this clip was fantastic. I think it’s the best I’ve heard all season….And I remember Matt so well from GL, especially his last storyline. He rocked it and I’m so glad to see him spreading his wings and being so successful. You asked if there’s anything he can’t do? Maybe, fail?

As for the ratings this week, I don’t think it’s that big a deal. Everyone I know is uber-busy these past two weeks. I say, bring Matt back. Yeah!

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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Crystal Hunt and Donna Mills Headline New PureFlix Streaming Comedy Series, ‘Mood Swings’

Four generations of women are thrown together by circumstance to live under one roof and survive in Los Angeles in the new comedy series Mood Swings set to kick-off on October 24th on streaming service Pure Flix (www.PureFlix.com). New episodes will be released every Thursday for eight weeks.

Some very notable soap opera faces are featured in the cast.  Chief among them is former OLTL and GL star, Crystal Hunt, who also serves as the creator and executive producer of the comedy.

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In addition to Hunt, none other than Knots Landing and General Hospital favorite, Donna Mills is along for the comedy ride as Hunt’s mother.. Hunt and Mills first worked together on the defunct reality series, Queens of Drama.

Joining Hunt and Mills and rounding out the cast are: Robin Riker (Ex-B&B and GH), Sophia Gasca (Ballers), Christina DeRosa (Bad Moms), Scott Bailey (Ex -GL and currently, The Bay,) and Jason Earles (Hannah Montana).  Plus, Dyan Cannon plays Hunt’s aunt in Mood Swings.

According to the loglines for the series: “Newly divorced from her mega-successful, controlling and philandering husband Jonathan (Bailey), Farrah (Hunt) is awarded the couple’s Malibu mansion along with an enormous mortgage and minimal financial support to take care of herself and 8-year-old son Ryder. Recognizing she needs an income, yet having no work experience whatsoever, Farah decides to rent out rooms in her house in order to pay the bills. After placing an ad on Craigslist for female roommates, enter Coco (Riker), a disgruntled working woman; Dani (DeRosa), a fiery Canadian-Italian culinary wizard and hopeful Hollywood actress; and Emilia (Gasca), an enigmatic Dominican entrepreneur trying to get U.S. citizenship.  Farrah’s live-in not-so-handy handyman Angel (Earles) adds even more comedic moments to the show as he both struggles and enjoys being the only adult male in the household. While all the women come from different backgrounds and generations, they are brought together by unforeseen circumstances and what ensues is a wild and hysterical ride full of laughs.”

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In a statement on the launch of the streaming series, Hunt expressed: “We felt there was a need for a great female ensemble comedy.  Right now, you can only watch reruns of shows like ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Designing Women’ to enjoy a female-driven show. Our thinking was to embrace the legacy of these programs while adding a modern twist.”

Look for new episodes of Mood Swings to be released every Thursday for eight weeks starting with the October 24th debut. And, check out the trailer for the series below.

PureFlix.com is a destination for the faith, family-friendly and wholesome entertainment that’s now available on any device anytime, anywhere throughout the United States and Canada.

So what do you think of the premise of Mood Swings? Will you be checking out some of these soapy notables in their new comedy roles? Comment below.

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‘Beacon Hill’ Prepping Its Long-Awaited Season Two Featuring Soap Notables

A few years back, Beacon Hill was one of the most talked about web series for its soapy cast and bringing same-sex romance, political scandal and familial drama to the table.  And now, it appears after a four year wait\ the creators and the cast are ready to go back into production for its second season.

In order to do that, the producers are driving a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to raise funds to make their planned production a reality.

Guiding Light and Venice favorite, Crystal Chappell is once again returning in role of “Claire”, along with these daytime fan favorites: Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Bryce, Tina Sloan, Louise Sorel and the new additions to the cast: Nadia Bjorlin, Jacob Young, Hillary B. Smith, and Marem Hassler who takes over the key role of “Katherine” from Sarah Brown.

The series promises longer episodes than season one, and it will finally deliver to fans the reveal of that cliffhanger: “Who is at the damn door?”

As of Sunday night, there are 43 days left to donate to the fund to help make Beacon Hill second two come to life so they can shoot the series in New England.

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Check out this video below from Chappell and company that was released over the weekend.

So, would you like to see season 2 of Beacon Hill? Comment below.

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