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TONIGHT: Michael Fairman names the Best & Worst of Soaps 2010 Live on BlazinRy Radio – 9PMEST/6PMPST

Don’t miss On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman on a very special edition of BlazinRy Radio on the BlogTalkRadio network, when he reveals his picks for The Best and Worst in Soaps in 2010.  Be a part of this Year-in-Review  episode, as he and BlazinRy host, Ryan Holmes, ring out the old and ring in the New Year in soaps, and discuss the whirlwind year in daytime dramas and web soaps.  What and who will be his picks? Find out live tonight, Tuesday December 28th at 9PM EST/6PMPST for this hour long episode.

Ryan and Michael will also be taking listener call-ins throughout the show, so you can voice your opinions on the Best and the Worst of the Year, too.   Recent soap-related guests to BlazinRy Radio have included former As the World Turns stars, Van Hansis, Jake Silbermann, Eric Sheffer-Stevens, and most recently Colleen Zenk.  The listen call in line is 1-917-388-4131, and to go directly to hear the live show click here

And then that same evening, Tuesday December 28th, look for On-Air On-Soaps very special presentation of the Best and Worst of Soaps in 2010 as we countdown the moments we loved to love and the moments we didn’t love so much!

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I hope you mention Van Hansis wonderful acting skills this past year.Eric Sheffer Stevens too , but Van deserves an emmy.I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say and hope i can get to talk to you!

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

I totally agree that VAN HANSIS deserves all the recognition for his amazing work in ATWT.

bottomchef
bottomchef

Hansis would have a difficult time winning bec Jonathan Jackson has pretty much been declared the Supporting Actor winner. While Conroy could win the Younger Actor trophy w/ the right reel.

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

I don’t think so. Van Hansis is way better than this Jonathan Jackson. Van Hansis conveys emotions with so much more beauty than this guy! And Hansis’ acting is the best!

mmc
mmc

If you had seen Van Hansis acting skills this last year you might change your mind.He went through every emotion this past year, happy, sad. bewildered, angry , and at the end utterly devastated.Not to mention his beautiful smile and gorgeous face.When he smiles his eyes smile too.on his own he’s the best , but the love story with Eric Sheffer Stevens gave him more than enough material for 10 reels.He really deserves an emmy…i have never missed an actor like I’m missing him now!!!!

bottomchef
bottomchef

Jackson ranked higher than Hansis in their best moments of 2010 according to the On Air On Soaps team so they obviously think Jackson has the better reel. The Daytime audience has pretty much been proclaiming Jackson’s reel as the superior, winning reel for Supporting Actor. To each his own, but I think Jackson’s far better than Hansis and that Jackson will win since people like his acting. He’s reclaiming his throne in Daytime. He grew up in the medium and if they nominated him for not doing much when he returned, they would nominate him now for a reel people have been talking abt immediately after it aired. I would say Jackson will get nominated, but Hansis might not get nominated since ATWT has been axed and no P&G soaps are there to push for him. The CBS soaps will push for each other, instead of the P&G soaps, since they’re Bell soaps while the ABC soaps will push for each other.

HW
HW

If it’s the way it works, that’s totally unfair, because Van Hansis has been nominated three times for the Emmy Awards and should have won. During 2010, Hansis did the best work in daytime TV according to a lot of soaps magazines that told that Van Hansis did such an amazing work and had wonderful reels when Luke mourned the death of his boyfriend and when Luke confronted the doc back in May. Van Hansis deserves to win an Emmy in 2011 for his fabulous acting. He deserves it since 2006!

mmc
mmc

ATWT and its actors has been getting screwed for a long time by CBS and P&G.it’s a shame when they had some of the best actors on daytime.I respect your opinions but to me Van Hansis is superior to all the others.!

bottomchef
bottomchef

Jonathan Jackson potentially winning is not “unfair” to Van Hansis bec Hansis has been nominated a number of times. That’s ridiculous. It’s only a freaking award, so Hansis’s followers are overreacting. The soap press and soap audience are pretty much proclaiming that JJ could win either in Supporting or as Lead. According to many, JJ’s reel is that great that it could win in any category. How is ATWT “getting screwed” by CBS and P&G when Maura, Park and Pinson won recently? If Crystal Chappell could not win for the heavily hyped acting for Otalia, then I doubt Hansis win over Jackson.

mmc
mmc

bottomchef , we’re not overreacting, we just feel strongly that Van deserves to win.ATWT was not treated with the respect it deserved by P&G because they wanted out.Evidentally you are not a Van Hansis fan.but that’s ok because he has so many that love him and appreciate his work!

bottomchef
bottomchef

Here are who I think were the best and worst. Best younger actor goes to Zack Conroy. Conroy in particular did some very subtle, laid back acting w/c isn’t common in Daytime. If he was on Y&R, he would be engulfed by the graduates of the Christian Leblanc School of Scene Chewing. Conroy is a good actor, so it’s terrible that he’s supporting awful actors like Clifton and Frantz, since Scamber is once again, sadly driving storylines. Oliver should be driving storylines since Conroy is attractive and the better actor. Best younger actress goes to Kim Matula. She’s no Jennifer Finnigan, but she owns JMW and Frantz. Matula and Conroy should be nominated by the B&B cast. Best slapfest goes to Stephanie’s double slap. “That was for Bridget! That was for Hope!” Hilarious, campy, melodramatic, fun, soapy moment. And Brooke looked like she hit her head after the second slap. LOL. Flannery’s best acting is when Steph is a strong, antagonistic bitch. Best reveal goes to The Party Boink. Oliver realizing it was Brooke and not Hope was typical B&B. However, the follow thru was awful since Brooke thought Oliver was Ridge and B&B did not write a Ridge/Brooke/Oliver/Hope quad. Best recast goes to Maura West as Diane. Subtle acting from Maura is a good contrast to all the histrionic acting on Y&R from Bergman, Stafford, etc. Worst moments are more in number than best. Worst death goes to Franco on GH. That trainwreck of course landed on The Soup. Worst paternity storyline goes to Liam/Bill Junior. The bickering was so cringeworthy. It was meant to be comedic, but the acting was so awful from Diamont and Clifton. They should have scrapped this idea, and let Bill Junior have an unmentioned kid arrive in LA since Bill Junior was also a never mentioned Spencer. Instead it was months of this crap. 20 something Liam cowering from senior citizen Stephanie was hilariously bad. Worst Leading Actors goes to Don Diamont on B&B. Diamont can only do smug and more smug. Everytime he delivers his dialogue, it’s like soap acting at its worst. Bill cheering for the stunt of Thomas, Bill revealing his niece Bridget has a child w/ Howen, Bill arguing w/ Liam, etc were really crappy. Weirdest, Incestuous Moment goes to Steffy, Thomas, Thorne and Marcus cheering on Ridge to disrobe. What the hell were the writers thinking? Why would the children, brother and nephew of anyone do that? Steffy complimenting her father’s body was creepy. Runner up goes to Aggie touching her brother Oliver too much in front of her bf, Nick! Dumbest Moment goes to Statue Howen vs. Statue Rick for Jackie. I’m all for campy, frothy fun, but that was soooooooooo stupid. Lowder, LAD and Beemer were terrible. They get Worst Supporting Actors and Worst Supporting Actress for that crap. Worst in racial diversity goes to B&B. They finally put a black actress on contract after Lark Voorhies, who portrayed Jasmine before Thomas was even born. But… Read more »

mmc
mmc

Zack Conroy is a treasure for sure, while the character of Amber makes me want to dump my TV in the garbage.I like Don Diamont, he’s so devious he’s fun to watch.But and this is a big BUT, if you were a watcher of ATWT an award should go to my beloved Van Hansis.He was so good this past year….when he cries you cry and when he smiles you can’t help but smile.I could have watched his story and his story with Eric Sheffer Stevens 24/7. He truly deserves an award….to me he has it all…looks , great acting skills , and this year he proved he can do it all !

semaj
semaj

best actress dool nadia bjorlin and gh kimberly mccullough
best actor dool shawn christian and gh jason thompson
best storyline dool danloe and danloe baby gh scrubs storyline and sonny and brenda reunion
worst storyline sharon and adam y&rand nick and diane y&r horrible y&r pairing

sara
sara

Best actor DOOL James Scott, Y&R Christian Leblanc,
Best actress DOOL Ari Zucker , B&B Susan Flannery
Worst actor B&B Brandon Beemer, DOOL Galen Gering
Worst pairing DOOL Sami& Rafe B&B Aggie& Nick ,,,Owen&Jackie

sara
sara

Worst storylines is DOOL Johnnys cancer storyline horrible & DOOL Right now the writers have forgotten that you’ll see something that will ruin all the past storylines. Its not the actors job to correct but I’m happy they done it well (actors)

Imane Assi
Imane Assi

Best actress:Nadia Bjorlin(Lara on venice/Chloe on days)]
Best story:Lara’s alcoholism on Venice

That’s pretty much what interest me,Because Danloe’s sl wasn’t about Danloe.They were just there to give a sl to Carly/Melanie/Steohanei and Nathan…

Annieoh
Annieoh

Best actress : Jessica Leccia – Venice. She is sensational!

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

Van Hansis is certainly the Best Actor of 2010.

HW
HW

Totally true: Van Hansis for the WIN!

Epstein
Epstein

Jake Silbermann’s right up there with the best of the rest.

VICTOIRE
VICTOIRE

haha, are you kidding us? this guy is so bad!

HW
HW

Van Hansis is the best supporting actor. In fact, Hansis should be in the lead actor category but he is still too young, so in the supporting category, Hansis is the best!

mmc
mmc

you’re right…Van should be lead actor….if it wasn’t for him (and Eric) iI would have dumped my TV in the garbage.He is so deserving.And so nice! I’m missing him on ATWT…but watch some clips on you tube…some are so good and if you’re a crier like me you’ll cry tears of sadness and tears of happiness!i wish him only the very best! Happy 2011 Van …i know all good things will come to you!

Sandra
Sandra

I was looking at the list of Soaps on your page….& so sad to see how few there are.
It boggles my mind….& to think that they once ‘commanded’ Daytime TV. I am a long time
GH fan….& its so unsettling to see how low their ratings have become…especially with the BIG talent they have.

mmc
mmc

I called in to Blazinryradio and could not get through.there was something wrong with the phone line so you couldn’t get in to call much less to listen. .I turned on my computer and there’s something wrong with the sound so I couldn’t hear much but I did hear you mention Eric Sheffer Stevens and his great portrayal of Dr. Reid Oliver.I think you mentioned something about him being best supporting actor.Am i correct?His character was played beautifully, but Van as Luke was memorable with patience and love helping to make this snarky neurosurgeon into a real person.i couldn’t hear anything else after that so michael will you please post all your picks on this site for those of us that couldn’t hear what you said.I do hope your worst storyline will be Reid being killed by a train and Luke losing the love of his life and being alone.i love Eric and i love Van.Two remarkable actors ….two remarkable men!

HW
HW

Van Hansis played each emotion Luke went through with such beauty! If he wasn’t picked, I am very disappointed and I really don’t understand what Hansis did for him not being supported. I’m sorry but Ess acting was very one dimensional. VH worked his scenes with so much beauty and with realism.

mmc
mmc

Van deserves an award….he’s a joy to watch.I wish we could see him somewhere.i have never loved a character more in all my years of watching this soap.And as himself he’s so kind and nice…I hope he’ll get cast in a show soon!

todd
todd

My pick for best of the year are:

Best Show: OLTL — Tea’s death, Stacy drowning, Bo and Nora Wedding, Echo’s return, Clint’s transformation to Evil Asa Jr,the multiple unknown paternity questions around Jess and Nat, Marty’s meltdown, and finally a satisfactory resolution to Rex’s parentage.
Actor: OLTL Jerry Ver Dorn , DOOL James Scott
Actress: Susan Flannery B+B, OLTL Florencia Lozano, LAura Wright GH, Robin Strasser OLTL
Supporting Actor: Jonathan Jackson GH, Van Hansis ATWT, Eric Sheffer Stevens ATWT
Supporting Actress: GH Kimberly McCullogh. Younger Actress: Kristen Alderson and Kelly Missal OLTL. Kristen has never been nominated and has been leading story for ten plus years.
Younger Actor: Eddie Alderson OLTL, Chad Duell GH,

George
George

CG and JP (formerly on ATWT) should be rated the worst ever team in soap history. They compeltely deserve that dishonor after they destroyed one of the most beautiful love stories (LURE) to ever grace the soap screen, with the horrendous ending.

mmc
mmc

It really was the worst ending…wasn’t it?I’m still not over it after all these months.But Van Hansis really acted up a storm when Reid was dying and then died.ATWT should have ended happilly for everyone because it was going away forever and we wouldn’t be able to see how Luke managed to survive without the love of his life. Why did they choose this horrible ending ….i don’t think we’ll ever really know.Thanks for nothing, CG, JP, CBS, P&G and all TPTB! But Van does deserve an emmy….he should get one finally!!!!!

Doe
Doe

I’m all for Lexi and Haley from GH. They are wondeful young actresses. In fact, just this evening I saw Haley on a new episode of ‘House’. She was wonderful talking and listening to House talk about his girlfriend and giving him some advice on how to be nice to her. It was very charming! Haley really delivered. So, I would vote for her an any contest, and Lexi too.

Lauren
Lauren

right now, Nadia Bjorlin as Chloe is the most fascinating to watch on DAYS. The desperation of a woman and the combination of post pardum depression and the unraveling her marriage to Daniel. Her performance have been magnificent to say the least.

other great performers on DAYS are Kristian Alfonso, James Scott, Arianne Zucker, Suzanne Rogers, and Chandler.

Y&R is by far the most disappointing soap on the air. I have quit watching after 25 years.

GH= B
AMC=D
DAYS=A-
B&B=C+
OLTL=A-
Y&R=D-

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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