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RATINGS: All Soaps Up In Total Viewers! But, Which Daytime Drama Gave Fans The Best May Sweeps?

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The ratings are out for the week of May 11th through May 15th and all four network daytime dramas were up in total viewers!

Y&R neared the 5 million mark picking up the most total viewers with +290,000, while DAYS rebounded and added +49,000.  In the key demos, it was The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives who were the only soaps that added viewers in the women 18-49 category.  In addition, B&B also added +225, 000 in total viewers coming in at 3,860,000 and not that far away from 4 million viewers.  Meanwhile, General Hospital came close to hitting the 3 million mark adding +99,000 with its tally of 2, 953, 000 total viewers.

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Now on to the big question: Which daytime drama delivered the best May Sweeps in 2015?  The May Sweeps period ended this week which means next ratings period fans will still have some key data for the final week of the all important period of TV in the spring.

But for the last several weeks, all four soaps have taken different approaches to bringing in fans!  Y&R has been led by the tale of two Jacks (Peter Bergman) and other assorted stories.

B&B has been telling the tale of Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) as now everyone close to her, or that she works with knows she is a transgender woman.  Will Rick (Jacob Young) and Maya stay together and weather the storm?

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Over at GH, it was the Nurses Ball and the live show events along with shocking revelations in regards to who now knows the true identify of Jake Doe (Billy Miller), and major departures such as Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) being killed-off.

On DAYS Kristen’s (Eileen Davidson) return and the truth about baby Tate’s biological parents, and then Kristen’s “demise” were a key part of major story.  There was also the continued build to the fallout to the truth of  Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and JJ’s  (Casey Moss) affair, and Paige (True O’Brien) finding out their dirty little secret and more.

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So, let us know which soap has kept you glued to your TV sets, computers, tablets,  or phones?  Which delivered the best May Sweeps to the fans?

What was the highpoint for you on your favorite soaps during the last several weeks? Which was your least favorite moment? Comment below!

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su0000

I vote;

” GH, the Nurses Ball and the live show events along with shocking revelations in regards to who now knows the true identify of Jake Doe (Billy Miller) and major departures such as Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan) being killed-off.
GH was intriguing and lots of surprises, very entertaining!”

the couples and budding couples were hot. hot!

There were WOW moments.. also- laughter and tears ..

The acting was first-class stunning and I felt every moment .. (Anna especially BRAVO!

guest
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guest

We must be watching 2 different shows!! HUGE mistake firing Ian Buchanan , unfortunately spoiler sites been talking about it for months!!!! GH vets are getting less and less respect. Seems like newbies are getting more respect. Shame! They also do not care if long term fans stop watching either or what we want. Pairings/couples forced…. Not interested… Brad and Lucas have so much chemistry-jyst wish they had an actual real love story and not hook ups. Potential is solo there!! The writing was so pathetic -Anna and Duke was one of my favorites in the 80’s and did not… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Ian/Duke was not fired.. nobody knows why his departure..
His exit story was excellent, it offered and gave a great memorable performance, the coveted way to leave..
Sorry you didn’t cry..
Perhaps you can hope for killing that will make you cry..

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Totally agree, Guest. Letting go of Ian was another slap in the face to longtime fans, many of whom were excited about his return only to be disappointed that he got so little screen time, the time he did get was wasted, his relationship with Anna was barely portrayed (which is understandably why newer fans have no clue why fans going further back were let down) and then discarded him. As the older vets…characters like Edward, Lila, have passed in real life, others are retiring from the show, we’re losing a lot of what GH is. Characters who are viable… Read more »

AJQ
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AJQ

“HUGE mistake firing Ian Buchanan , unfortunately spoiler sites been talking about it for months!!!! GH vets are getting less and less respect. Seems like newbies are getting more respect. Shame! They also do not care if long term fans stop watching either or what we want.” That’s exactly correct. At the end of the day, 25 years later, Julian Jerome, Cartini’s refurbished creation, wins, Duke is dead, Anna is a murderer and she didn’t even kill him. So Julian Lives and thrives, surrounded by the contrived family he was given, baby mama Alexis and daughter Sam. And he’s given… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I absolutely agree with Guest, AJQ and Rebecca. Why bring back an old beloved vet if you’re going to present them with out-of-character story lines only to kill them off? It’s as if to say, “Hey, we brought back your beloved Duke and you’re still bellyaching!” Meanwhile, Ron is engaging in Twitter snark with TV Guide’s Michael Logan because Logan hinted that Duke would be killed off in one of his blogs. I mean, come on, get real–who didn’t see that coming? And when did predictability become a bad thing? It’s called following the clues which the process of foreshadowing… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Guest, I agree with you! And you, too, Harry. And re writing: Writing 101–a good story DOES have foreshadowing–if not, it’s a cheat to the characters and to the audience. Turning the story inside out just because the readers may guess what may happen is idiocy–that’s what’s supposed to happen with a good play, a good movie, a good book, A WELL-WRITTEN DAYTIME DRAMA. Are you listening, GH PTB and writers? To suddenly throw something in from “left field” is a cheat and does violence to the characters. Maybe Ron should concentrate more on the story–“the play’s the thing”–and less… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

SUB:
I think Duke was killed off in order to make room for Sloane.
Meanwhile, that chest-waxing slime ball Julian, who has killed many, including Duke, gets to live on with his lady love and his family.

Timmm
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Timmm

I’m with you. GH was horrible. The Nurses Ball was average at BEST and the LIVE episodes were boring. I also agree with you about Duke and Anna. They had been kept apart so long and now we are suppose to cry at the last minute now that both characters are leaving and they killed Duke? STUPID! Why not have they go on the run together?

Terri
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Terri

GH has kept me glued to the TV. It has been my favorite soap for 34 years! I hope it keeps going for many many years to come!

su0000
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su0000

AJQ and Guest..
You both are saying Ian was fired..
I do not believe he was fired, no way.. He did nothing to be fired’

Fired: If someone is fired, they are being let go for cause.
(Generally is unplanned and happens after a series of infractions.)

Laid off: If someone is laid off, they’re being let go for reasons other than performance-
(In other words, it’s about the job itself, not the person)

Let Go: can give the person an opportunity to negotiate a severance package and in addition/ whatevers..

I believe Ian was ‘Let Go …. (not fired

Harry
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Harry

Nancy, so good to hear your perspective. You, as a writer, get the importance of foreshadowing.
Su00, I am not sure why you sweating the small stuff. If you prefer to utilize hyperbole and say that Ian was written out of the show or was dismissed, then fine.
But a rose by any other name….

Guest
Guest
Guest

A good story teller does not have to rewrite history…. they build on it’s rich history and takes you on a journey!!! RC just feels like if he does not have rewrite it he did not write it. It is a shame….Been watching GH for over 43 + years and all he seems to do is rewrite story after story and he rewrites his own stories….. it is just so confusing …. There is zero continuity as well….And the background of a new character is well…. comes down so much later that by the time it happens … we just… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Like hearing your perspective on all things soap, but in this case I’m on team Guest, Harry, Nancy, AJQ, and Rebecca 1. Sometimes you can be such a “homer” for GH, Ron & co I think you lose perspective of the storytelling craft, even if it’s only soaps. And I like to think “I get it.”

Timmm
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Timmm

We dont need things dumbed down for us. I think we know what fired, laid off or let go means. Bottom line is Ian is off the show and fans are not happy about it. If it was Ian’s choice, fine.

Harry
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Harry

Guest is spot on and hilarious! But he or she needs a name more fitting to his or her unique perspective.
How about Jabberwocky?

Timmm
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Timmm

Dukes departure is only excellent IF the actor is done with the show and the show is done with the character. NEVER kill a legacy character if the character is not dead to the network. Ian did give a command performance as did Finola but I’m just a fan of having them leave together and give each the opportunity to return.

Nancy
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Nancy

GH which is never appreciated and should have won best drama at the Emmy’s.

guest
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guest

Why?! Nothing emmy worthy was submitted!!!

Rose
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Rose

Guest…re your rewrite comment. It’s not the first time In my real life experience, or in tv/film remakes that the new kid on the block has to pee on the tree to mark their territory. Sometimes it works. In the case of the Fluke story, the b/w, why nice Luke became evil Fluke segment was inspired. Other times…well you’ve explained it very well in some of your comments. In regards to the new characters, I don’t mind having fresh faces, and potential new, and/or long- lost, established bloodlines. Just have it make sense. And I especially feel bad for the… Read more »

Sly
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Sly

I agree with you 100% Nancy.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

This is all speculation, so give Su credit, when it is due. Su does have a point, in a round-about-way….she makes much sense. We do not know why Ian left…. And, Harry…one does not need to be a published writer to appreciate the nooks and crannies of techniques used in prose….including ‘foreshadowing’. Please acknowledge the fact that this is an intelligent group ….do not dismiss us. I also know your writing prowess, as a literary professor….I respect your title and your writing. I, for one have an inclination of all things mathematical….by the same token, my brain is loaded with… Read more »

Chrissy Tassone
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Chrissy Tassone

GH…….always GH. Waiting for the return of JaSam. I keep threatening to stop watching, but I see that didn’t happen. What I’m starting to enjoy is the fallout Elizabeth and Nickolas are going to suffer when Jason finds out that Elizabeth knew and kept him from his wife and child again. They will both be treated, th any luck, like the Bubonic Plague.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

AND…for icing on the cake, I hope Jason throws in w/Michael to help him retain control of ELQ, and possibly help Michael do a backward takeover of some Cassadine holdings. Wouldn’t that be fun to watch? I don’t think Jason should ever become a corporate tycoon. But, watching him come full circle & consciously choose to be close to Michael & the Q’s, with a full memory, would feel appropriate for that character.

scyren
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scyren

If Jason can forgive Sam for all the crazy crap she did which was worse and she never paid for (so OOC for Jason to do that even the actor said Jason would have never forgive her), I don’t see why he won’t in the future forgive Liz. I’m so sick of Elizabeth being thrown under the bus for everyone else. They have trashed her for over six years. I’m done with this show. I just can’t watch it anymore. It makes no sense. Liz was never obsessed with Jason until RC just suddenly made her be. He planned to… Read more »

Chrissy Tassone
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Chrissy Tassone

I think Jason will choose to be close to Michael no matter what, but I think that he will set out to destroy Nicolas, which will prevent him from taking over ELQ. I also think that when it comes full circle he will get the shares back from Franco…I think that Hayden told him who he was in the Emergency Room. The way he looked at Sam, and started to become interested in who she is, not to mention the look on his face when he came out of the room, even though he said she wasn’t able to tell… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Cee Cee, I never even remotely said or implied one has to be a writer to understand foreshadowing. I am not a writer and I get it! I do think this is a highly intelligent group and have said so often.
My criticism was directed toward Ron, not the viewers.

Harry
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Harry

Cee Cee: (Sometimes our responses do not appear in the appropriate thread so it is hard to respond accordingly and therefore, our points jump around all willy nilly and no one knows what we are jabbering on about.) We can argue or debate whether it was a good thing to let Ian go because that is predicated upon our opinion, not upon fact. But what is not up for debate is that Ian was let go by ABC because he was–it’s just a fact and debating that fact is ridiculous therein leading to my frustration with the deniers in the… Read more »

dan
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dan

B&B!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

The high point for me was the wonderful discovery that Theresa and Brady had a beautiful baby, stolen and held by Kristen. I will keep the happy thought that this diabolical witch is really dead. …..she’ll be baaa-aaack.
….Never stop looking over your shoulders, Brady and Theresa….guard that baby well.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

What if Kristen is still alive and has Theressa baby…..and the one Brady and Theressa have is someone elses? Somehow a baby switch was pulled? That would give Kristen yet again a reason to return?

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

that’s the reason we need you…. you’re always thinking : even better story!

great story for Eileen Davidson’ Kristen

Verna
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Verna

The baby IS Theresa’s. Her bone marrow matched the baby;s. That was the sole reason that Kristen sent her conspirators to get a sample of Brady’s and Theresa’s blood.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi, Jimh!!!!!

I hope you get well soon! Keep the faith!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Jimh…..WELCOME !!!!!
I do think he’s really Theresa’s and Brady’s baby because Theresa gave little Tate her bone marrow. It was a definite match. I also believe a DNA test was done.But, jimh, since you always predict correctly just about everything,….anything is possible.

Michele
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Michele

Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan on GH were the high points. Too bad we were watching Duke die for the 3rd time.

Cathy
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Cathy

Y&R and DOOL were the best with amazing writing. Stilll can’t wait to see what happens on Y&R and DOOL. They keep me coming back. GH was a huge disappointment. The NB looked cheap and should have been about HIV AIDS just mentioning it doesn’t count. the stories and forced couples don’t work. I don’t recognize the GH characters anymore. I mean the real GH characters before this regime took over and wrote or should I say rewrote GH characters. The new characters don’t fit. I miss my GH not this version of GH with too many actors who don’t… Read more »

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I’m going with B&B.

Will Ridge finally take over the company? Did Bill do the right thing without incurring the wrath of his lesbian sister? Will Rick have a meltdown or play it smart and let his mother become CEO? Can Maya answer a cellphone?

Stay tuned to the next Bold and the Beautiful…

sarah
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sarah

lol can maya answer a cellphone 🙂 definitely alot happening on B&B wouldn’t miss an episode right now its just so amazing

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

I’ve enjoyed this storyline, but I thought Rick’s reaction was a little unrealistic. I guess they didn’t want to infuriate any transgender fans. All I can say is my hubby wouldn’t have been so amazingly understanding, especially if he had Rick’s hot head personality.

JUDY
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JUDY

totally agree….he becomes unglued when wife kisses another man but is o.k. with this……………please give us a break!!!!!

sarah
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sarah

With this part of the storyline I am in a different mind set I was expecting Rick to go crazy but at the same time we do have to ask ourselves in comparison with what happened with Caroline. I believe completely that if Caroline had kissed anyone else but Ridge they would have worked it out and they would still be married. So we do have to be honest with the fact that by removing Ridge completely from the situation Rick actually can function like a normal human being and has the ability to process things. So putting that into… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

All the unpunished murder and violence on GH is growing very tiresome and is definitely not entertaining to me. I’m a long-time GH fan, but I find myself fast-forwarding my DVR an awful lot the last several months.

guest
Guest
guest

Sorry, but having NO Stone mention during the 20th Anniversary of his death is a HUGE MISTAKE!!! The NB would NEVER have Happened without Robin or Stone. This year while there were a couple great acts over the THREE days. It is hardly enough to make it worth while. The event is suppose to bring HIV/AIDS awareness and instead it seemed to be more about a woman who revived the NB… A Nanny Ball. She is no longer a practing Nurse. She was in more acts than Lucy had wardrobe changes!!! A huge disappointment!!! The event seemed cheap and put… Read more »

can't give it
Guest
can't give it

amen

mk
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mk

Stone died in Late ’95. So they probably mention it if Robin is on in November.

Sally Bookwalter
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Sally Bookwalter

Kristen’s demise, the abduction of Laura by Stephano, and the revelation of the Eve/JJ debacle. I didn’t get to watch Days for a few years because of a job. I started watching Days when it first started and I seldom missed a day. I retired last year but I’ve been able to record it since getting cable a few years ago. That has been such a boon. Please, you can’t cancel days until I die!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Stefano abducted Marlena.

Robin from East Tennessee
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Robin from East Tennessee

General Hospital in my book!

Tammy
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Tammy

Y & R has been the best in my book. B&B was a gigantic fail! Lastly, I was pleasantly surprised by Days. They were finally watchable.

Marc
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Marc

Best : Maya/Myrons story and Stefano and Marlenas stroll down memory lane

Worst : a tie between the nurses Ball and young and restless .

Confucious say a show that revolves around Liz Webber has an audience that yawns

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I liked the Stefano and Marlena stuff, but did you really like them more than the castle storyline involving Kristen, the baby, Theresa, Brady, the other baby, Dr. Mandrake and Clint, culminating with Marlena and Kristen’s scuffle resulting in Kristen falling out the window? Also, I believe the Eve, JJ and Paige storyline may have been most liked among DAYS’ storylines.

Benjamin Milliken
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Benjamin Milliken

I agree…and i like Clyde and Ben becoming a new villain family.

Karin Waid
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Karin Waid

I vote for GH!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

GH hand down !!! It was full of drama, lies, and mayhem for May sweeps.

Rose
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Rose

While I didn’t like all of the stories, the high points were the performances of some of the actors…Anna, Karla, Kelly/Cady and Peter Bergman. The low points…killing off Duke, what they are doing to Kelly on Y&R.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

I agree with Rose.

Sly
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Sly

General Hospital is always a winner in my book. They work so hard and put their all into everything they do.

GH…The show that gets “no respect”.

su0000
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su0000

The Y&R double Jack stuff, I can’t get into it..

It is not suspenseful
It is not intriguing
it is not exciting
it is not intense
It is not high drama
what double Jacks is—> STUPID !

su0000
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su0000

It is so obvious what is coming..
Marko/Jack is going to to kill real Jack and therefore Marco will be head of a billion dollar enterprise (after he takes care of Victor..

Marco/Jack is a hardened criminal and killer, he is very crime smart and knows how to work a scam and his plan is to get rid of Jack and Victor and be a billionaire, and have a kingdom..
It is coming, wait for it..

ohh he will kill Jack but Jake will survive his killing lol ..

Verna
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Verna

I fully agree, su0000, the 2 Jacks is the stupidest , most crazy story that I have ever seen. Do the writers think that we are that stupid? There may be look alikes in the world but to be able to completely take over another’s life, speak like him, act like him and be able to convince his own wife and family is just going too far. Some foolish people say ” It’s only a Soap”. We like to watch Soaps because they are REAL stories that happen to REAL people . We are happy when they are happy and… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

That bone marrow dont mean a thing on soaps….Theressa probably does have her baby…but there is always a soapy possibility Kristen had the baby switched and anyone can fake tests at a soapy hospital!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, baby….I do soooo agree with you.
The Fake Jack flop is the most stupid and inconceivable story ever…….not even identical twins ( I have an identical twin) are EXACTLY THE SAME. So, this idiocy, is the fallacious and ludicrous brainstorm of someone’s ______ mind…..it ‘ain’t’ working, writers.!! We are too smart.

Rose
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Rose

From another comment you posted, glad you don’t necessarily buy “out with old, in with new” adage. But there is something nice when all ages and stages are represented (and our viewers are much the same), and that there is some continuity when new characters are brought in, or the kids grow up. In fact many of the mid to older actors/characters were newbies once, too…it’s just that their storylines have more staying power over the years. At the same time I’m all for giving new characters a chance…we need them to keep interest and build the soap “bloodlines.” And… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Rose. I know what you mean. I loved…still love, every single character that graced the OLTL stage. Young, old and in-between…I could never find fault with any of the actors/actresses or the characters they played. ….miss them all. Nonetheless, Rose. Who do you consider the matriarch and patriarch on GH? I thought these were Edward and Lila Quartermaine. They cannot come back, for obvious reasons. We still have Caroline as the Brady family matriarch; and, Victor as the Kiriakis family patriarch on DOOL. No one has been crowned yet to take these fine actors’/actresses’ place. But, if you mean vets….I… Read more »

PGP
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PGP

sweeps as follow:

1. GH
2. DAYS
3. B&B
4. Y&R

Verna
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Verna

Agree.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I think GH did a great job this month, as did B&B. Y&R was good, but it felt like any other month and not a main-event month, where big reveals are supposed to happen. I’m not a regular viewer of DAYS anymore, but I have seen a few episodes here and there, and in my opinion, the quality of the show has gone way down recently. Hopefully it can rebound by the 50th anniversary celebration.

sarah
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sarah

I’m obviously a huge B&B fan so obviously I’m going with B&B because they have really stepped it up so many characters are came into play during May sweeps and its make for one amazing love story & power struggle for FC

Jasmin
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Jasmin

This episode with the two Jacks is stupid. It is not interesting. The Y&R is notorious for taking their storylines so long before you find out what up. I am sick of Adam and Chelsea. Why does every woman sleeps with every man they meet on the first date? I’m sick of Neil and Nikki Newman drinking. Can’t the writers come up with something else for them? I’m glad Kelly is off the show because she was boring. What’s wrong with the Y&R, it has lost its storyline. It is a whole lot of JUNK episodes. It was more of… Read more »

JUDY
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JUDY

you said it perfectly….

scyren
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scyren

Dylan has his own apartment (the one he lived in with Chelsea). He owns a business so he can support himself. Agree that Shylan sucks.

The_Moustache
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The_Moustache

the only shows to hold my interest and make me watch everyday were GH and B&B.

GH for the Nurses Ball aftermath & the live episodes.

B&B for the story of Maya’s transgenderism being slowly revealed to everyone.

DAYS and Y&R were once again NOT-Must See TV. they are doing a disservice to their long time & new viewers. each show has at least a dozen things terrible with it and TPTB don’t seem to care.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I was least interested in YR as I do NOT like doppelgänger stories. Bold and Beautiful, Days, & GH all kept my interest with most of their stories moving forward.

Kim
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Kim

DAYS for certain. GH ruined itself killing off Ian Buchanan’s character.

Verna
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Verna

Ian Buchanan left the show, he wasn’t fired. Everybody gets used to a person acting a part and presume that they have to do so until they die in real life. How stupid is that. Actors leave for their own reasons and while it takes us a while to get used to someone else taking the part, we have to accept it and learn to give the newcomer a chance. .. or stop watching altogether. What’s your pleasure?

KIm
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KIm

Not sure where you heard that he was not fired, written out or “let go.” If true I missed it. My choice is to not watch unless there’s quality writing.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Did you read that Ian wanted off the show…and if so…permanently? Can you share the site where you read that!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

? Not !

KIm
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KIm

oops hit enter too fast….and if he decided to leave the show, which I still have not heard anywhere, why did he have to be killed off? There are lots of ways to salvage characters. GH is just not my cup of tea anymore, and was watching since 1976….it’s just unrecognizable.

Sharon
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Sharon

Many of us are disapointed Ian left the show whether he left on his own or was fired. So if we comment on it its ‘our pleasure’ to do so and we could care less if you like it or not!!!

Harry
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Harry

Ian was laid off, fired, written off, given a permanent vacation–I do not understand why some of you want to deny that fact. It was not Ian’s choice to leave. Now stop with this nonsense.

Harry
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Harry

Verna, you are just plain wrong and Sharon, I have no idea what point you are trying to make.
This kind of collective idiocy gives me a headache.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol, Harry. Semantics at its finest here…

In Sharon’s defense, she was responding to Verna’s love it or leave it regarding Ian….

Bottom line? I think the new Ava needs to have AJ and Duke walk in right behind her! Heck…bring em all back. I call redo!

scyren
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scyren

I was more upset by the trashing of Liz.

Rose
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Rose

Lots of actors can take time off soaps for reasons of their own…look at Tony Geary, Finola, Brooke in B&B, to have a baby, or other acting opportunities. They don’t have to kill their character. That’s what makes me wonder what really went down with Ian. But the one thing that can be said about his Storyline in GH once he was saved from the clinic by Anna, it was lacklustre. Maybe Ian felt that way, too.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Harry…just to clarify…by semantics I was referring to, and sgreeing with you, regarding Ian and laid off, etc.

The Substitute
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The Substitute

Concerning Ian Buchanan please read the interview he had with SOD May 25! He was told he was being written out the interview is quite humorous etc. Does he miss the show yes is he mad at anyone not that I could tell a very interesting read. He jokes about being back and not knowing where his bed was if you can get your hands on a copy do it. RC brought a bunch of old favorites back for the 50th I don’t think his intention was to ever keep them all on forever. Two biggest gripes I have is… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

Well, it wouldn’t have been my choice, but Ian was barely on. Also wouldn’t have bee my choice. He’s a superb actor. If he had been front burner it would’ve have been more damaging.

Cindy george
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Cindy george

GH Nurses Ball.

Laurie
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Laurie

I agree. Even if I want to kill Liz she was very engaging & the NB over all. Not the best NB or the worst, as always it was entertaining.

The Substitute
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The Substitute

The only thing I will say about this I am so glad it is over for Cady McClain to watch a fine actress to be put thru what she has deserves a Big Bravo. Good Luck to you Cady !!

elm51
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elm51

i so agree – the storyline sucked but she made lemonade out of the sour lemons that tptb gave her – her acting was phenomenal…………….

su0000
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su0000

Y&R brought Cady McClain in and made her a crazy,,
Y&R brought in the great Debbi Morgan/Angie AMC and made her a hillbilly drug addict..
They brought in Darnell/Jesse AMC and did nothing with him..
Y&R brought in together one of greatest super couples (Jesse and Angie) and gave them horrible degrading characters to portray, used then them let them go…
what a waste of high power talent,,
Tristan is just another waste..
I believe they all were merely used as the doggie in the window to get ratings..

Harry
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Harry

Suoo, I did agree with your summation of Y&R. However, it does perplex me why you do not apply the same criteria to GH which is just as guilty, if not more so, of writing flimsy, plot driven stories which border on being campy and just plain ridiculous.

Rose
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Rose

I really, really dislike with they did with Cady. Su0000…good summary. But Harry does have a point.

Timmm
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Timmm

OMG to see her baby talking to Jack, I was embarrassed for her! No wonder Cady was so depressed about filming her departure!

Dmitri
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Dmitri

The reveal of Eve & JJ’s secret on Days, along with Paul punching Will, was about the only good thing on there. The soap is terrible right now, as can be seen with their poor ratings. B&B isn’t as good as it used to be but it’s been much better than any of the other 3 soaps, so I’m giving it my stamp of approval.

Bart
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Bart

Since I only watch one soap, all I can say is “Y & R” is SUCKING A**!! I can barely make through a single episode – why?? 1) Horribly contrived & plot-driven so-called storylines with such huge gaping holes I could drive a Semi Tractor Trailer thru them! 2) Characters acting WAY out of character just to accommodate a ready-made storyline. 3) MIA characters – where’s Jill, Esther, & Colin? 4) Another psycho woman who dies tragically – REALLY?!? PLEASE WAKE ME WHEN THIS SHIZZ IS OVER AND ANY RESEMBLENCE TO BILL BELL’S “Y & R” MAKES IT TO THE… Read more »

The Substitute
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The Substitute

I am trying to figure out why they renewed Tristan’s contract they do not use him and I thought basically Jess had retired to Oregon. Tell me did Billy ever know she was in a plane crash?

su0000
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su0000

The time before when Tristan was with Y&R he was rarely used then..
now this time he has had a wee bit of screen time doing not much of anything..
Tristan was at his best with with GH as Robert Scorpio .. he rocked that role..

Harry
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Harry

suooo, Robert Scorpio has not rocked on GH in the last 10 years. Not the actor’s fault, but Bob Guza’s and later, Ron C’s. Y&R has wasted him but so has GH in the last 10 years. In the latter’s case it is much worse considering Robert Scorpio bloomed into soap opera immortality on GH.

Rose
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Rose

Actually, because Duke’s gone, this could be a great time to bring back Robert back for Anna. They both need a “new life.” I’m sure the writers could find cool things for them to do using their spy skills. With a little humor and not so intense. Plus, at one time they were a least a semi-super couple.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Why anyone is not utilizing this actor more U.S. Beyond me. He exudes charm…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Screw auto correct. IS not US!

Timmm
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Timmm

Tristan cannot get back to GH quick enough!

Dawn
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Dawn

I would have to say B&B. CBS is doing a great s/l on transgender with sensitivity and acceptance. Also very happy with GH, Y&R a viewer of soaps for over 40 yrs!

guest
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guest

Cathy, I could not agree more!!! The rate they are going. This longterm viewer of 43+ years will be tuning out with Tony Geary!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Well, no surprises here–I can see why GH is dead last in viewers? What incentive do the loyal viewers have to stay with GH when the writing and storylines are so atrocious.
And, most importantly, the Fluke violation of Luke just jumped the shark and alienated longtime viewers like me. When TPTB (and actors) thumb their noses at the viewer, the viewer is smart enough to pick up on it.

su0000
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su0000

GH is not ”dead last..
When GH was on the chopping block Nov/Dec 2012 it had 2.1 million viewers..
Now, GH has near 3 million viewers.. (pretty good huh 🙂

Rose
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Rose

But still su0000, with the Nurses Ball, live performance gimmick, the large investment in time and emotion to the Fluke story, the here today/gone tomorrow, one-time and recurring cool actors, you would hope GH could be closer to the numbers of Y&R and B&B. Just take a moment to consider the storytelling, lack of continuity with past, present, and possible future, the constant crime and guns (and you can still keep some crime and Sonny), and losing or killing off favorite actors (at least for some of us who help keep the numbers where they are) might need some rethink… Read more »

scyren
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scyren

GH sucks and is unwatchable.

Timmm
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Timmm

Not true. It just needs more love stories and a little less violence and build the Q’s back up. ALL the soaps have issues. GH is not at the top of that list.

Laurie
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Laurie

Nancy, you need to familiarize yourself with the ratings. GH is not last.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS is the only soap to go up in all demos! If you’re a woman 25-54 and watch DAYS…THANK YOU! You were part of the 215,000 gained viewers!! If you’re a woman 25-54 who doesn’t watch…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Bo, Steve and Tony/Andre are on their way!!! Kimberly is already here! Watch!!!!! DAYS started the sweeps period with a lot of action and ended with a lot of action…DON’T MISS A DAY OF DAYS!!!!! What will Paige do with the revelation that her own mother and boyfriend had an affair? Will she become psychotic, suicidal or meaner than Eve… Read more »

Sammie
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Sammie

I only watch Y&R so naturally I am “glued” to it, but I am loving the way the show is being written now. It’s got more twists and turns and we can’t just guess what’s coming next.
On one hand, I can’t wait for the Adam reveal to Chelsea, and on the other, I’m glad they’re building the suspense and passion.
Kelly and Tobias are dead, that’s two witnesses to Victor’s plan gone, I expect Faux Jack to be next. That way, all the witnesses that we know of are gone and Victor can claim he was scammed as well. JMO

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hmmmm. I dont’t know about that. Yes, lots of twists and turns …very infantile, though. What is happening on Y&R R now, Sammie is for babies. The writers turned Cady, a perfectly good actress, into Jessica Rabbit….Peter into Frito Bandito. Nikki, into a hopeless, mindless drunk, Victoria, a semi-virago….etc. Not appetizing fare for the thinking mind. Is the real Jack back? Who’s at thr door? That’s the only thing which will right things for me. I want to see the dragon’s (demon) head which coincidentally, looks just like Victor’s, under St. George’s horse’s hoof, sword in hand as he slices… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

As far as GH is concerned, wake me up when Genie (Laura) is back.

Timmm
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Timmm

Genie is not going to be a knight in shinning armor. First she is too late in returning. Secondly, she is a one trick pony. She is Luke’s love, thats it!

su0000
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su0000

Genie/Laura will be a snore
there is nothing for her do on GH but be a grandma lol
There is no love interests hanging around for her but Scotty, and that’s a big been there done that and they simply not a great couple..
I do not see Genie/Laura being regularly used, she will not have a big story, she will just be hanging around ..

Laurie
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Laurie

Oh Timmm, you are so ZZZZ sometimes. Genie Francis is engaging no matter which soap she’s on. I can never take my eyes off of her. Her son needs the back of her hand on his face-there will be plenty for her to do just straightening him out.

Timmm
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Timmm

@Laurie. Genie was a young love of Luke’s that turned into a history making soap wedding. When she was innocent and her and Luke were on the run, it was magic. That was 35 years ago! In her defense she has never gotten written by the writers past that story. She once said she would not ever come back to GH just to play a victim. She did go to Y&R and play a businesswomen rather convincingly and I wish she would return to that role after they send Luke away.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually I am surprised to say it, but I honestly think Days had the best sweeps stories. Brady and Theresa finding out they are parents, Kristen going out the window, Stefano kidnapping Marlena, the clips from the past, the JJ and Eve reveal– all classic soap stories, all sweeps worthy material. After Days I would say Bold and the Beautiful had the best story. I liked Maya’s reveal to Rick, and Rick trying to be okay with it, but I think long term he might have issues with it. I was not a fan of the “scandal aspect” of being… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Read my comment below. I thought I clicked reply. lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You bet, Mary. Days is the dark horse…But, I have enjoyed this show so much, the past few months. You know about the hare and the tortoise….? There we go!

tina
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tina

I can’t stand GH anymore. I just can’t believe the way this regime has written Patrick, Robin and Anna. I don’t want to see GH cancelled, but where’s the heart of the story? Consistency and Character motivation? All I have seen are endless plot points and Character being more dumber

scyren
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scyren

Add liz to that list.

su0000
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su0000

tina
there is no Patrick and Robin to write for..
Kim wanted out, she left, walked out on her fans and was written out..
Anna has been given excellent material showcasing her talent. ..
Patrick is giggly happy with Sam, for now..
All is good

Jan
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Jan

I have watched Days for over 40 years. I watched all the other soaps at one time or another. Only one held my attentions. Having said that I must say there is
No better soap than Days in my opinion. I am definitely a loyal fan of Days.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hi Mary,

Do you watch all the soaps regularly? If so, do you watch live or on DVR? Maybe a few episodes of one soap followed by a few of another and so on? Do you fast forward anything? I estimate that all the soaps total about 125 minutes without commercials and credits. Sound right?

Do you think the Eve, JJ and Paige storyline will help the Demos more next week? I must admit…Every now and then I would wonder how Charlotte Ross would play these scenes, but from here on out KASSIE IS EVE!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I do watch the remaining soaps regularly as they air. I have satellite so if for any reason I cannot watch when they air in my time zone,I can watch them later in another time zone. I live in Canada, so my viewership doesn’t help in the States, but it does help the Canadian broadcaster determine if purchasing the rights to air said soap in Canada is worth it, so I imagine the production companies of each soap benefits from those revenues. I try not to tape them because I find it too tempting to FF, and I really feel… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Mary, Thank you for the response. You’re an excellent writer! I hope DAYS goes on a long upswing. It will be a bonus to hear your thoughts as it gets progressively better. I have high hopes for the 50th and beyond!

Patrick
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Patrick

???? character “repair” just moving on… now… even if it’s if …. the writers develop a relationship with JJ and Eve I don’t think that’s how this will play out… but an understanding between these two “wonderful” sublimely acted… by two diverse, actors, couldn’t be any more different? couldn’t have been played any differently I love the acting chops of Casey Moss and Kassie DePaiva soapcentral.com said it best… it took this long… for this story to unfold… “…I’m so relieved that the Jeve storyline can move on. It started during Sami’s last week on the show. We’ve had Thanksgiving,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

character “repair”

lol

revitalized characters… moving on with layers of original new material ???

even if , we see JJ slide back in to the darkside
and Eve’ past is explored

however, long the duration of Paige… why not have her acting off of her moms past entanglements

jumping the gun exploring and venturing her newfound freedoms and loss

whew! I’m just glad.. that it’s past

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I follow what you are saying, Mary. You make the excellent point that Eve is human, afterall….her vulnerability shows how fragile her persona truly is. But, in my opinion, only because she got caught. If Eve had not been found out, she would have continued running straight toward destruction taking Paige with her and anyone else in her way. She was not thinking of anyone but herself and her needs. She did not want Paige to be involved with JJ….fine, I get that. But, there are more ‘sensible’ and plausible ways to have torn them apart. And, yes, Mary….there is… Read more »

Regina
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Regina

Days Of Our Lives! The May sweeps have been great. I especially loved this week when Paige found out what was going on between her mother, Eve, and JJ. She should get an Emmy for her acting skills this week. When she confronted her mother and grabbed her in that painful hug and then slapped her. Wow! And then she let JJ have it. I was also glad that Brady & Theresa found there baby. I was kind of sad that Kristen was killed off. I am really excited about all the old favorites that are coming back on the… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree, Regina. Both True O’Brien and Kassie DePaiva outdid themselves. Their acting was incredibly heart-wrenching. Yes, worthy of an Emmy for both.

Hmmmm. Regina? reine? Your names both mean ‘queen’….coincidence? LOL.

reine
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reine

I watch 2 soaps, Y&R & GH & both can have real stupid S/L but do prefer Y&R. I’m disgusted with what they did with Cady as I wanted her to remain on the show & don’t like how they repeat S/L like fake Jack & another whose the babies father S/L which we see about every 6 mos. or so. I do love Adam & Chelsea yet have a feeling that Adam will be the baby although she just slept with him. I hope she is lying about being pregnant because she is quite odd. I thought we were… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

As much as I don’t like the perspective, I think they needed Bill to revert to his jerkness to expose the worse in media and attitudes some people have on diverse issues. Sometimes, as many have pointed out, soaps can be stories to learn from. Feel much the same about the Nurses Ball. Especially since it’s supposed to be family entertainment for viewers in Port Charles, and has other kids as performers. And it shouldn’t be the venue for the big Carly expose. Like her sense of justice in the Jake story, but she has not sense of decorum. I… Read more »

doris
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doris

Days of our lives was the best. It had me glued to the TV set. All the soaps are good but days is number 1

Janet
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Janet

Me too,GH is been my favourite soap to watch will always support it I don’t think I miss duke but I do like the new guy Sloane for Anna

guest
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guest

New Sloane has Zero chemistry with Anna. If they were going with Sloane at least Robb Derringer had some chemistry with Finola!

su0000
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su0000

Sloane and Anna are hot..
I’m looking forward to them being a couple, they won’t be dull that is for sure..

I didn’t care much for Duke and Anna, they were lackluster..

abruzzfan
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abruzzfan

GH keeps me glued to the TV! Y&R is just sooo stupid!

Laurie
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Laurie

GH under this regime almost always produces my favorite sweeps. I like most of the writing in general. Sweeps is just a shot in the arm. I know that RC changed the Fluke s/l and it was stated it was after fans guessed the possible outcome, but perhaps it was because there was a lot of fan disappointment attached to that theory? No matter, the reveal was fantastic and it was a smart choice to change it!! I predict they’ve probably changed the Jason Morgan reveal as well, and more than once. Surely this is not the only writer that… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Both GH and Y&R came out of the gate strong for May sweeps but that was ONE week, these past couple weeks have been really weak! GH SWEEPS: The Nurse Ball was horrible and the live shows were event-less. Robin not being on the show really hurts. Ian and Finola leaving really hurts. One wish I have had since GH was saved by Frank and Ron is rebuilding the Quartermaines. Well, Monica has been about as much as a ghost as Alan and the great Wally Kurth is leaving. Michael sucks and him being in charge of ELQ is a… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Everything you said, Timmm. I cannot think of anything else ….love your post…

Timmm
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Timmm

Your sweet, thank you.

Rose
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Rose

GH and B&B by far were the best!

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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