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On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman's Best & Worst List of 2010!

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In a dramatic and very bizarre year in the world of soaps, On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman revealed for the first time most of his picks for the Best and Worst in Soaps in 2010 in several categories on last night’s episode of BlazinRy Radio on the BlogTalk Radio network.  In case you missed the show, or were listening and noticed the show went off  the air before the announcements in several key categories were made, we have posted the entire Best and Worst List of 2010 today.

In addition, if you would hear the episode you will get the rationale of several of the choices, and the reveal of many runner-ups in the key categories.  Make sure to listen to the full episode from BlazinRy Radio at the bottom of this post.  (The player will begin automatically, so to turn off the program, click the pause button on the player)

Some information: The decision for Best Soap was not clear-cut in 2010. It was between three shows: General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful. While each had its ups, it also had many downs. OLTL with the axing of Kish and the Ford family being integrated into the show were the downs, but the very dark and riveting series offered at times creative storytelling, which is where it gained some significant ups.  GH had an extraordinary first six months of the year only to have it falter with the return of Brenda Barrett, which made this early front runner take a nosedive.  As for B&B, while it had the most shocking and sensational storytelling moments, Stephanie’s cancer story, The Party Boink, and the plight of the homeless, it on many days could just not hold our interest.  And therefore, we came up with categories we feel honor each of these shows.

View the complete 2010 Best and Worst List, and hear last night’s BlazinRy episode below!

ON-AIR ON-SOAPS. MICHAEL FAIRMAN’S BEST AND WORSTS OF 2010!

BEST SOAP

One Life to Live

BEST SOAP FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR

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General Hospital

MOST SURPRISING SOAP

The Bold and the Beautiful

BEST WEB SOAP

Venice

WORST SOAP

All My Children

MOST DISAPPOINTING EPISODE

As the World Turns finale

FAVORITE MEMORIAL EPISODE

Palmer Cortlandt Memorial  – All My Children

BEST SOAP CROSSOVER

“What If” Series on ABC.com and Soapnet.com

BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE MALE

Jonathan Jackson – Lucky rips into Nik and Liz for their affair – GH

BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE, FEMALE

Kimberly McCullough – When Patrick tells Robin he slept with Lisa  – GH

BEST SINGLE MOMENT OF THE YEAR

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Sonny shoots Dante – General Hospital

BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Jerry verDorn – One Life to Live

BRST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS,

Florencia Lozano – One Life to Live

BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR

Eric Sheffer-Stevens – As the World Turns

BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Suzanne Rogers – Days of our Lives

Close runner-up:  Stacy Haiduk  – The Young and the Restless

BEST RETURN

Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy) – One Life to Live

WORST RETURN

David Hasselhoff (Snapper Foster) – The Young and the Restless

BEST RECAST

Maura West (Diane Jenkins) – The Young and the Restless

WORST RECAST

(TIE) Darius McCrary (Malcolm) and Eden Riegel (Heather) – The Young and the Restless

STRANGEST RECAST

Billy Warlock for Michael Lowry as Ross Rayburn – One Life to Live

MOST BOTCHED STORYLINE

The return of Brenda Barrett- General Hospital

FAVORITE STORYLINE OF THE YEAR

Tea’s bucket list and dealing with her “impending” death and the twists and turns – One Life to Live

WORST PLOT

Teenage Jessica – One Life to Live

Close runner-up:  Nighttime Hope- Days of our Lives

WORST REVEAL

Caroline switched the paternity results of Chloe’s Baby – DAYS

MOST OVERUSED PLOT DEVICE BY ONE SHOW AT ONE TIME

Multiple Doppelgangers at Y&R:  Sarah Smythe/Lauren Fenmore and Patty Williams/ Emily Peterson. Then, Patty and Sarah working together!

BEST WRITING

(Three way tie in an imperfect soap year, each head writer had success and major flops)

Bob Guza, General Hospital

Brad Bell, The Bold and the Beautiful

Ron Carlivati, One Life to Live

WORST WRITING

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The writing team of As the World Turns

MOST UPSETTING MOMENT OF THE YEAR

The stupidity by the ATWT writing team to kill Reid at the end of the show leaving the only gay male couple/characters left on daytime without a happy ending.

MOST SHOCKING MOMENT IN SOAPS

Immediate dumping of the Kish storyline as they were front in center of story – OLTL and ABC blaming the same-sex story for it’s rating woes.

WORST DECISION THAT IMPACTS SOAP FANS

ABC/Disney Cable Networks dumps SOAPnet for re-branding with ABC kiddie channel in 2012

MOST RUINED TRIANGLE

Carly/Bo/Hope – Days of our Lives

MOST RUINED RIVALRY

Carly and Vivian –Days of our Lives

MOST CRINGEWORTHY COUPLE

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

SHADAM- Adam and Sharon – The Young and the Restless

BEST NEW COUPLE

Luke and Reid – As the World Turns

MOST IRRITATING CHARACTER

Sharon Newman – The Young and the Restless

WORST NEW FAMILY INTEGRATED INTO A SOAP

The Ford Family – One Life to Live

MOST REVITALIZED CHARACTER

Brady Black – Days of our Lives

MOST CREEPY PERFORMANCE

John Wesley Shipp – One Life to Live

BEST WEDDING

Bo and Nora with David Vickeroshi presiding over ceremony- One Life to Live

Close runner-up: Luke and Tracy  – General Hospital

BEST NEWCOMER MALE

Nic Robuck – One Life to Live

Close Runner up: Chad Duell, General Hospital

BEST NEWCOMER FEMALE

Courtesy/ABC

Kim Matula – The Bold and the Beautiful

BEST NEW CHARACTER

Michael Nouri as Caleb – All My Children

THE ACTOR AND CHARACTER WHO KEEPS GIVING AND COMING BACK!

James Franco as Franco – GH

BEST GUEST STAR PERFORMANCE

Daniel Benzali as Theo Hoffman/The Balkan – General Hospital

BEST ODD COUPLE

Brooke and Stephanie – The Bold and the Beautiful

Close Runner up: Tea and Blair – One Life to Live

 

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Patience DePhazio
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Patience DePhazio

While I agree that John Wesley Shipp was creepy as OLTL’s Eddie Ford, he was creepy in a good way. He was the reason I tuned into OLTL.

Cassie
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Cassie

All us sole fans miss Brandon Buddy We think him a Kristen alderson done the best at there last scence an we are all so greatful that cole is talked about all the time

liz
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liz

I can’t say I’m not disappointed. Van Hansis is marvellous throughout the year yet he’s overlooked.

HW
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HW

Why wasn’t Van Hansis a runner for best performance from a supporting actor? I know that Van Hansis is more of a lead actor because he is really amazing and he played a major, main character, but he is young for this category, so why not writing his name in the supporting actor field?

MGG
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MGG

Van Hansis has the powerful acting of a lead actor but he submits his reels for the supporting actor category: I remember he himself said that that’s because he doesn’t have the long experience of the actors who work in the business. Anyway, Van Hansis had to win one of those categories and it’s the sign that when one does a really wonderful work but that they don’t make publicity about it or about themselves, they are overlooked. Poor Van!

mmc
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mmc

Michael , while i love Eric and his wonderful performance as Reid, it was Van by his facial expressions, his smile that carried the scenes alone and with Reid. Van is one of the best actors to watch…he’s so real and conveys every emotion so well and you believe what he’s feeling. To say I’m disappointed that he didn’t win best supporting or best actor is an understatement.i know you loved the Luke/ Reid story and again, Erics portrayal of that snarky neurosurgeon was a character i loved but without Van his character would have been lacking !i If nothing… Read more »

MGG
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MGG

I totally agree with you mmc. But I just think that Van’s performances were better than Eric’s. Van always addes those details to his acting that made Luke a realistic character when Eric played Reid more like a stereotype.

Martsolf
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Martsolf

Revitalized! I like it. Thanks Michael. E

Brian T
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Brian T

I agree with Michael about Brady being revitalized. Also digging Brady’s hair and scruff these days.

bottomchef
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bottomchef

Yay for Kimberly Matula as Best Newcomer Female. She’s a good actress, definitely better than JMW and Frantz. Now if only Hope could slap Steffy and Amber! She has a lot of chemistry w/ Conroy. It’s great that B&B didn’t pair Hope w/ her step brother Thomas since Adam Gregory is a terrible actor and that would be more incest on B&B, w/c is already incest heavy. While many in the soap press complained abt OLTL for dumping its lgbt couple and ATWT’s lgbt storyline, B&B should have been mentioned as worst compared to ATWT and OLTL. B&B centers around… Read more »

Stephanie
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Stephanie

I do agree with most of this list. I think Elizabeth Hendrickson from Y&R deserves a mention with her reaction to Chance’s cheating with Heather. It was heartbreaking and raw and I could actually feel her pain.

And well ATWT’s finale was nothing to write home about. Lily and Holden had a long history and their reunion of sorts was just kind of glossed over. Yes it was MB as Lily but that’s not the point.

lindsey
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lindsey

why

Jammi
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Jammi

Just listened to the podcast and i have to say that I agree with you on most of your choices. I am a huge JJ fan and i thought that scene in March when Lucky learned about the affair between nik and liz was amazing. He just owned that scene and i would be really surprised if he didn’t go home with an emmy for that. That being said your runnerups are so spot on too. Van has has dome really banner days since Reid came on the scene. a few banner moments for him ; may 5th when he… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

I’m thrilled to see Maura West as the best recast! Now I wish she would get a solid story to show what she really can do. I had no problem with the finale itself of ATWT and enjoyed it. For me the problem was the months and weeks leading up to it. They waited too long for the final stories and too much time was spent on newbies like the unnecessary Blackthorn. In what I am sure is not a popular opinion, even Reid as popular as he was got too much focus and it should have been more of… Read more »

Dada
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Dada

I agree with you: Reid got all the focus from soaps mag when the focus should have been on Luke! Van Hansis was so fabulous during this year! He had so much powerful scenes!

Judy
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Judy

I’m not talking about the soap press putting too much focus on Reid but rather the writers making it a Reid centric story rather than Luke centric with Reid in a supporting role. The whole show the last few months concentrated too much on newbies.

MGG
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MGG

Van played the main character in this story, Luke was the central character, not Reid.

mmc
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mmc

There’s no one who who can say so much with his eyes and his sweet smile like Van can.It has always been such a pleasure to watch him…and watching him with Eric was so believable.He plays every emotion so beautifully.ATWT should never have gone off the air, especially with the miserable ending it had.I wish the best for our wonderful Van in 2010!!!!!

Brian T
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Brian T

I agree with most everything Michael has listed. I do want to point out that I think the Ford family on OLTL was kind of shoved down our face in a bad way at first but the characters are growing on me. I personally do not like Langston with Ford (Bobby) and feel the couple is a mismatch but James and Starr are perfect. One last thing, although I love Jessica L. and she is doing a great job as Inez. I do not understand why they want to make her play an older character. The actress is only 34… Read more »

bottomchef
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bottomchef

The host was really annoying. He didn’t know much abt daytime! And he kept asking what category would be next. Move it along. You’re the host. Uggh. That hot mess or mess portion was a mess! No one cares abt these broadway actors and actresses imitating people or choking on fast food. Such a pointless, annoying portion! I stopped the podcast after that bec it was so annoying. He should have watched most if not all of the picks so he could contribute something significant to the discussion.

Lucie
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Lucie

I stil can’t get over this Reid death and never Will.

Then. The Lusty finale was so badly written. There is no way that Dusty would choose saint Janet o ver his t rue love Lucy.

Epic fail.

LuRe and Lusty 4ever

Dada
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Dada

Michael, I am very disappointed that you didn’t choose Van Hansis in the best male performance category or even in the best supporting actor. I am hugely disappointed: Van Hansis did the best work I had to witness on TV and I’m frustrated you didn’t see it too. As one other poster said, you (the soaps journalists) overlooked him, like during all the other years of Van Hansis doing his best acting to entertain us.

MGG
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MGG

Not happy that Van Hansis didn’t get the recognition he deserves for his beautiful acting during the Luke supporting Noah with his blindness story and during the Luke and Reid storyline. Van Hansis did the best work. Not happy at all!

mmc
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mmc

Michael, i do understand that Eric was a supporting actor and Van more the lead….well he (van ) should have won lead.I think Jerry Ver Dorn is a great actor, but this should have been Vans year.maybe the category should be” consistantly fantastic ” for Van.i love him , i love to watch him,i think he truly is the best of the best.i do know you appreciate his talent and you had to make a decision and i’m sure it wasn’t easy..As annoyed as i am i think you were honest about how you felt.but please god let van submit… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

I think Van had so many stellar performances…the death scene for sure, but also when he was teaching Reid people skills, when he fought for Noahs surgery,when Reid misunderstood Lukes feelings for Noah.just watching Vans face, his smile, the way he tilted his head so many scenes stand out to me.If he wasn’t on enough to be considered lead, then best supporting should have been it.if i had the time I could list them all, there were so many good scenes.Eric is a wonderful actor too, about that there’s no doubt.And like I said they could have shared this honor… Read more »

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

Michael…. thanks for the list, and for the inclusion of Stacy Haiduk as a contender for Best Supporting Actress! Anyone who watched Y&R the last 18 months or so knows what a force of nature she was in her portrayal of both Emily and Patty. I seriously think the scribes at Y&R best be knocking on her door again. Although, now that Diane has resurfaced, perhaps that’s not in the cards for a while. Speaking of, I’m still wishing that Susan Walters could have come back…. I believe her Diane was much, much better! Susan was a much better rival… Read more »

Paul8148
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Paul8148

Want is anyone guess for Emmys? My guess is Lead Actor Frontrunners base on Episodes Maurica Berand As Sonny (Kristina’s Therpy) Tony Geary (Luke and Tracy’s Wedding) James Scott (EJ admitting to be behind the kidnapping) David Carney (Adam’s Farewell to Pine Valley) Peter Bergman (Not sure for want but he always find a wheel to summit?) Notes: Would love to put in both Saint John and Ver Dorn but who knows of Saint John will even throw his hat in and the type of performence Ver Dorn is giving does not stand out via one episode or screen. Also… Read more »

Ducourage
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Ducourage

I think that Van Hansis deserves to win the Supporting actor category much more than Eric Stevens. Van Hansis can’t be considered a lead actor even if his character was central in the show, because he is still young and hadn’t enough airtime duirng the year, except during the last episodes. Van Hansis runs now for the Supporting actor category and he has way better performances than Stevens, so Van Hansis should have made it to first place in this category. Like another poster said, I think that that’s unfair that Van Hansis isn’t mentioned in that list.

Tanya
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Tanya

I love Eric and it’s great to see him & Van already in other movies. Why couldn’t ATWT just sell them to another Soap, but I guess that is asking for too much. Wouldn’t it be cool to see Eric on House as someone related to House, sometimes his looks and acting even though it’s different, but when Eric was playing Reid and being all sarcastic it remind me of Hugh. Hey what do u think of Robert Newman playing Victor’s little Brother I think we need someone from Victor’s Past to shake him up, and also if they do… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

i think i read somewhere that Eric prefers not to do soaps, but I’m sure that could change if he got the right part.I wish Van would get something steady soon.He truly deserves something good to happen in his life.While I love Eric and think he’s wonderful, to me there’s nobody who can act like Van . He conveys every emotion so well.His eyes ,his smile, that gorgeous face.I’m annoyed that he didn’t share best supporting actor or best actor or best something.He deserved it more than anyone.And his worrk with Eric was excellent…the sad scenes, the happy scenes, the… Read more »

Tanya
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Tanya

Hey how do they pick the best Drama Reels does it have to include most of the cast members because I don’t think B&B would submit either of the 2 episodes where Stefanie interview the real life people from Skid Row. Surely the Reels that they would submit would be between either episodes from Stefanie’s Cancer episodes and probably before that when she & Brooke were back and forward about what she should do about that revelation. Also how do they submit the writing Reels?

Zippy
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Zippy

Although Luke was a legacy character on ATWT and Van Hansis did a magnificent acting job, I do believe Eric Sheffer Stevens did deserve the accolade of Best Supporting Actor. IMO, he was really the catalyst for the elevation of performances by several cast members, including Van Hansis. By the way, I believe strongly that Hansis is a very fine actor, too. I know many people have said this, but it’s so true. I would not have watched the last few months of ATWT if I hadn’t noticed the chemistry Eric Sheffer Stevens had with Hansis and others, including Katie.… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

Van and Eric had so much chemistry as Luke and Reid.As a long time viewer of ATWT I never saw a couple with so much chemistry.I’m a straight married woman with three grown sons , none who are gay.I loved watching Luke and Reid ….i don’t think we’ll ever see a love story like this again.I am such a fan of Erics’ and I think he is a wonderful actor and his character of Reid was so unique however , to me Vans acting was the best in so many scenes.Van as Luke made their love story so believable .No… Read more »

liz
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liz

I can’t disagree with you more that Eric elevated Van’s performances, they complemented each other but Eric is not better than Van.

zippy2825
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zippy2825

Okay, how about this ? I’ll agree with you. I think they complemented each other. I in no way meant to disparage Van Hansis or his acting ability. What I said was not meant to be mutually exclusive. I liked both their performances on the show.

Also, thanks Michael for your assessment of the best and worst. I loved reading your comments and enjoyed your interview about 2010.

George
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George

It’s not the question of gay or straight. My GF and me are a straight couple but we adored the LURE story until the horrible and disastrous ending. Love is one of the stongest emotion among humans; it does not matter whether individuals are straight, gay, bi or whatever. CG and JP butchered the epic love story, and as you say they dismantled thoroughly their own creation. Nobody will ever understand their thinking (if at all they have any common sense). If they came up with this ending to please middle America or whoever, then it has to be worst… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

The death of Reid, and Luke left alone was truly the worst ending in soaps History.i would love to hear the truth one day.To be given this beautiful couple and then have them destroyed at the end was stupid and senseless . Everything was so rushed….I will NEVER forgive those responsible for making us remember Luke and Reid with such sadness. But Vans’ acting was the best.And as far as common sense. no one in charge had any

silvercharm
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silvercharm

I totally agree with you Zippy. The only reason I watched ATWT last year was Eric Sheffer Stevens wonderful performance as Dr. Reid Oliver. He deserves all the accolades he is now receiving from the soap press. Why do Van Hansis fans feel the need to diminish Eric Sheffer Stevens? It is disgraceful. Van Hansis is a wonderful actor in his own right, he doesn’t need pumping up by degrading another actor. It only makes his fans seem petty and vindictive. Nothing wrong with saying you want Van Hansis to win the Emmy. Eric Sheffer Stevens has said as much.… Read more »

mmc
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mmc

I’m a Van Hansis fan but i’m also a fan of Eric.I have always said his acting was wonderful and his character was so unique.i just wish that Van could have gotten best Actor or even shared best supporting Actor with Eric.how could anyone really choose.Their characters were so different but their acting together made each one better.i would never diminish Erics’ acting , he’s so wonderful.but so is Van .And i do think Van should be up for the Emmys .These are two wonderful actors, two gorgeous men and I wish the best for both of them.As a long… Read more »

Jean
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Jean

Where have people degraded another actor? No one has said anything bad about Eric’s acting, so there’s no need to start rumors. All they have said is they prefer Van and feel he turned in the better performance – all the while with comments that they feel Eric is talented, too. Nothing wrong with that, and people are entitled to their opinions.

ktbob
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ktbob

Jean, there are several comments above that put down Eric’s acting. Here are some direct quotes: “Hansis has better reels than Stevens especially for the emotional moments. In what scene Stevens has gut-wrenching moments?…Stevens plays his characters always the same way, without real nuance.” “Van Hansis runs now for the Supporting actor category and he has way better performances than Stevens, so Van Hansis should have made it to first place in this category.” “What I think is even more unfair is that Eric didn’t have any powerful episode and he is named first in numerous categories in the soap… Read more »

silvercharm
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silvercharm

Ktbob, thanks you said it much better than I did. The backlash is on this thread and other threads and definitely on other sites. I don’t even understand how anyone can try and deny it. I stand by my comment, it’s fact not rumor. You are right about Van and Eric, they have only kind words for each other. It would be nice if some of the fans could follow their example. I understand why so many fans want Van nominated for the Emmy, he is a wonderful actor. Eric’s performance was the stand out for me last year and… Read more »

silvercharm
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silvercharm

mmc, I know how much you love Van/Luke and Eric/Reid, it shines through in all your comments. Your exuberance of joy for Lure always makes me smile. I understand why you want Van Hansis to get the nomination for the Emmy. His portrayal of Luke was beautiful. You are so right about the chemistry, it’s no wonder so many of us fell crazy in love with Lure. I doubt we will ever see that again on daytime television. As far as the ending goes, there’s a saying in Lure-ville *train? what train?* 🙂 Happy 2011

Terri
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Terri

I think Eric Sheffer Stevens was the perfect choice for best supporting actor. He had nine months to make an impression and he did so brilliantly.

Steve
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Steve

Your selection of Jerry ver Dorn as Best Male Actor was on the mark in my opinion. This gifted actor has been a consistant champ for 30 years now and deserving of the recognition you bestow. Congratulations, Jerry!!!

Sally
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Sally

What I found so annoying was Days bringing back Justin and Adrienne and Shane and Kim only to waste them. It is sad to see Judy Evans who is more talented than half the newer cast of Days used a fill in character to babysit or to be Stephanie’s sounding board. Enough with the blackmail, who is the baby daddy crap. That is all the show is about. If this show was written, produced and acted like it was 30 + years ago millions of fans would who stopped watching, would return and the ratings would be great. Days, I… Read more »

Sally
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Sally

PS, I love watching Echo, Vicky, and Dorian on OLTL. They are so enjoyable, they get an A+.

Mark
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Mark

Can’t bear to listen to another interview with Ryan, but I’m glad to see you talking about how bad the Luke/Reid ending was. Of course, since it’s a soap, in my mind Reid didn’t actually die, but was spirited away to some mysterious medical facility where his life was saved. He and Luke are getting it on as we speak.

mmc
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mmc

BRAVO!!!!!

Jester
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Jester

Wow, Days did bad… unfortunately they have Gold with Crystal Chappell, Peter Reckell, Louise Sorel… and they screw it up! At least the scenes are still amazing because of the amazing talents. I want Bo and Carly to stay together and I want more from the Carly/Vivian rival. I think doing a story about Carly’s abuse would be AMAZING. Love Crystal… such a beautiful and talented actress. Her character is so hated and it sucks. So yes, that is what i wish for 2011!

phyl
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phyl

My 2 cents:

Best Soap: OLTL
Best Wedding: TIE BETWEEN HENRY’S AND BARBARA’S ON ATWT AND BO’S AND NORA’S ON OLTL
Best Overall Performance by a Female: COLLEEN ZENK
Best Return: KIM ZIMMER’S ( I don’t always appreciate seeing the strongest actress in daytime play a pitiful loser, but it beats not seeing her at all…..)

Mary
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Mary

Michael, I just want to add that for Best Guest Star, my vote goes to Michael Sutton (Stone Cates). It was wonderful to see him again. It may have only been two episodes, and a few scenes, but he delivered an incredibly touching and beautiful performance. His appearance on GH made me miss Michael Sutton and Stone Cates even more. This is a fan who has waited fifteen years to see her favourite actor and favourite character return to daytime. Besides being talented and intelligent, MS is absolutely gorgeous.

Lynn Smith
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Lynn Smith

Best and the worst list Way to go Nicolas Robuck Best Newcomer

Dede
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Dede

I adore Sharon and Adam. They are the reason I tuned back into young and the restless. MM and SC pulled me in with the kiss at gloworm. They have the best chemistry of any couple on young and the restless. Are they controversial Yes. That is why they succeed . Daytime has gotten boring and predictable and Sharon And Adam or new and exciting. If daytime would take more chances than maybe they would not be a dying breed.

Lola
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Lola

Michael,

I couldn’t agree with you more about what has happened to Sharon and how awful the Sharon and Adam pairing is.

The writers really cheated both Shick and Phick fans. If they weren’t going with Shick then I don’t think they should have broken up Phick. They could have written Phick without Sharon. (I’m not even a Phick fan)

Shick fans were really cheated. They waited for years for Shick and then a reunion was ripped away. I agree with what you said about fans waiting around for years only to be given the middle finger.

Laura
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Laura

Michael, I just listened to your interview on blogtalkradio and it was a pleasure to listen to you- the host as always was grating but you were wonderful. I couldn’t have agreed more with your thoughts on the handling of Luke and Reids story and the performances from Van and Eric. I completely agree with your choice of ESS for supporting actor- as wonderful as Van always was- IMO and simply put- Eric was better. And the category being supporting- Reid was the very definition of a supporting character- In many stories including Lukes. So I can understand your reasoning… Read more »

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The Oakdale mother/daughter duo of Molly and Abigail is back for a virtual reunion coming up next week on Alan Locher’s The Locher Room via You Tube.

That is when Daytime Emmy-winner Lesli Kay (Ex-Molly) and Kristina Romero (Abigail) share stories and remembrances from their time on CBS’ iconic soap opera, As the World Turns.

Kay debuted on ATWT back in 1997 and her first run on the show lasted till 2004.  She later reprised the role on a recurring basis from 2009-2010.  She won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series back in 2001.

Throughout her daytime career Lesli has also been on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful in the parts of Lois and Felicia, respectively.

As for Romero, when she was on ATWT from 2000-2002, she earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her role as Abigail, back then she went by the name “Kristina Sisco” before she was married.

You can watch the reunion live on Thursday, July 30th at 2 p,m. est/111 a.m. PST by clicking on the link here.

So, looking forward to this ATWT reunion with Lesli and Kristina? Comment below.

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