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RATINGS: Days of our Lives & General Hospital Up In Key Demos!

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Courtesy/NBC

The ratings were released for the week of August 4th-August 8th and two soaps; Days of our Lives and General Hospital posted gains in all three key women demographics, although while DAYS gained in total viewers, GH was the only soap among the network daytime dramas to show a minus in that column.

However, it was The Bold and the Beautiful that showed the most gains of any soap for the week with plus 67,000 total viewers. In the women’s 18-49 demo; GH gained +27,000 and DAYS gained +20,000 putting them in second and fourth place respectively in the category.

In the women’s 18-34 demo,  GH gained +16,000 while DAYS gained +12,000, and again both soaps remained in second and fourth in the category.  In the women’s 25-54  demo, GH gained +18,000 while DAYS gained +4,000. View the entire ratings picture via SON here.

Courtesy/ABC

As to some of the storylines for the ratings week, on DAYS: Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) revenge plans and the fallout from that, along with Eileen Davidson’s return storyline as Kristen DiMera, continued to bring in viewers.

And over at GH, it was the week that saw Kimberly McCullough return as Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake and Thaao Penghlis as Victor Cassadine, as we learned that Victor was behind having Patrick (Jason Thompson), Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) run off the road that eventually claimed the life of baby Gabriel.  The fate of Jason Morgan and Patrick and Robin’s marriage were also hot topics.

Y&R had a shocker where Neil (Kristoff St.John) accidently electrocuted himself as Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and Devon (Bryton James) were about to expose to Neil their true feelings for each other!  And on B&B, it was the set up of the wedding week for Hope (Kim Matula) as she went to Paris, and Liam (Scott Clifton) was going to meet here there… and then you all know what happened this week!

Now it’s time for you to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback! What is working on your favorite soaps?  What isn’t?  What storylines are holding your interest?  Which storylines are not?  What would you do to fix what you feel ails your soap, if anything?  Share your thoughts below!

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Mark
Mark

All the shows are so good!!

su0000
su0000

I don’t care about the ratings..
they go up and down like a rollercoaster, always have and will.
Unless there is a million difference, no big deal ..
And the sponsors look for things in the rating outside of highest numbers etc..

I like my soap..
I do not care how many watch..
If I were the only viewer and enjoyed what I was watching that is all that would matter lol 🙂

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Agree…soap ratings are always going up and down…now if they’d stay up and continue to rise that would be another story!!!

Susan
Susan

Y and R has become so fractured and unrelatable that I now PVR and start watching 20 minutes in so that I can fast forward through most if it. The loss of Billy Miller has rendered Amelia Heinke impotent to perform because she clearly has no chemistry, and appears no desire to build chemistry, with either the newest Billy or Ben. Not her fault. I’m sure the upheaval has been difficult.

The winters clan has lost its luster save for Cane and Devon. The writing is horrendous. The direction leaves Lily looking like a mess that cant act, but I know she can. I have seen it. Long passed now.

The fact that a girl, identical to Cassie didn’t spark a DNA test boggles, but it is a soap. It gets a bye.

Save for Kevin, the Baldwin clan is slumber time, why has Gloria been put to pasture? Estrogen clash?

This soap is kitschy and soapy, but has gotten me through 40 years of staying home dick from school, babies, divorce, remarriage, hitting 50 and more. But it seems to be over.

I wont be labour the MM situation. I don’t believe the sexual assault claims, don’t know anyone with a frontal cortex that does, but I will watch any show he ends up on because he is a powerhouse personality that could take the forefront if any one of them.

My 2cents. Keeping inflation in mind.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Staying why from school…lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Glad i listen to my doc and posters who said dont give up this site…

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Try DAYS!

Susan
Susan

I gave up on Days. I am down to the other final 3. I will narrow that down to wherever billy miller and Michael muhney land. Go from there.

Margie
Margie

Days is the best soap right now.

Nikki
Nikki

I agree with you but I really miss the good old days when Y&R was fast paced and well written. It’s sad that Dylan has become unlikeable and the actress playing Kelly overacts to the point that I now FF her scenes! Really missing Katherine !!!

su0000
su0000

Kelly?
There is no longer a Kelly..
We now have Dixie Cooney from AMC , total Dixie..

(Y&R brought on Dixie and killed-off the awesome Kelly..

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I agree, Nikki. I FF much of Y&R. It wasn’t that many years ago that it was a truly superior soap. I miss THAT show.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Absolutely agree…about the soap, that is. All that other personal stuff, I have not gone through…Lol. And, jimh, why is your mind always in the gutter?……kidding, PEOPLE…lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

And some other posters thought i am such a prude…lol…hey, great name for a soap…’The Prude And The Gutter Minded’…only on HBO…lol

Mary SF
Mary SF

As much as I rag on B&B and Brad Bell’s obsession with triangles that never end– what happened last week was classic soap– the will he or will he not reach his lady love in time or lose her forever is one the best plots on the soaps. My favorite was the twist AW did, when it was Jake waiting for Vicky in the playground, to find out if she chose him or Shane.
And this one, who could fault them, a romantic location, real Paris and not just a studio shot. A nasty villianness who diverts the hero from his lady love— the lady being sweep away by the dashing anti-hero for a wedding in Monte Carlo, both of them jumping into water to symbolize taking the plunge— all great stuff, the stuff of romance novels. B&B drives me crazy at times, but out of the four soaps left it is the only way that still puts romance at the heart of most of their stories–so if romance is what you want in your soap, B&B is your best bet—

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I really dont want another baby story but on Days this would have added great drama had Kristen returned with child claiming the kid was Bradys but is actually Erics…can imagined Marlena’s shocked reaction finding out one of her grandchildren is from her no.1 enemy…of course she has grandkids that are E.J.s but this would be different because of the circumstances…then there is Erics reaction…could he accept and love this child…i say yes…it would be a struggle at first but i think Nicole would be some help…Eric would be reluctant at first…but Nicole would take it one step at a time and in the end re-earn Erics love…so many possiblities for years to come…imo!!!

Jean Roz
Jean Roz

now that would rock the boat laffs, nice one !! 😛

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right,a jean. Jimh should write for all the soaps. I love jimh, as a poster….and, he seems like very likeable, personable guy. ….seriously.

jeremy
jeremy

Loving my GH, regardless!! 🙂

Darshan
Darshan

I liked all of GH but really want to see more Fluke stuff, along with the Jason stuff. Levi was by far the best thing of all. The whole reveal finally made everything from that story awesome and can’t miss. The Nina stuff is boring unless we can bust her already.

Y&R needs to have more Mariah and Ward stuff with less Summer and Austin lovey dovey.

Days is good everywhere.

B&B you can never take seriously. When in real life does someone have someone one week then the next week say they love someone else, then month later go back to the guy. It is stupid writing and shows they have no originality. When was an innovative idea shown on this show last. The characters are all so weak and boring, there is never new life.

clh
clh

Can’t wait for more Fluke myself. With Anthony on vacation though it’s going to be a bit more of a wait. I hope people don’t lose interest in the mean time.

Charday
Charday

Storylines/characters I like on GH: Britt and Nicholas, Britt and Spencer, Fluke, all the Quartermaines (I include Michael as a Q), the gay trio of Felix-Brad-Lucas, Maxie-Levi-Nathan, Maxie’s parents, Dr. O, Patrick and Sabrina,Alexis and Julian, Ava, and Liz.

Can’t stand Sonny, most of the other Corinthos, Kiki, Lulu and Dante, or Franco.

clh
clh

Love Nicholas with Britt and Britt with Spencer is must see TV! Love Felix-Brad-Lucas, but not necessarily because their gay. Great acting and comedy when those three are on the screen.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Days of our Lives is giving their all…blood, sweat and tears…and then some!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I agree. LOVE DOOL! No FF of this show for me. That says it all.

Patrick
Patrick

Whew! thank goodness…. Kristen made it to town… even tho it was the “last” place “she” wanted to be didn’t our “heightened” awareness just soar… an elevation of sorts only lived with Kristen ? that pseudo sexual risque avant-garde let’s feature Daniel some more… for a full week with the one and only stellar come on ! it’s Kristen… w/small Daniel the plaudits from the whole town… with shower…. dire Jenn…. “I could have lost you” THANK GOD…. as soon as she HIT town… all of Salem shook up. watching Kristen and EJ at the police station… as she told him… “i’ll ruin you” if he didn’t help her out… with his legalese Bravo! for going this route… will this make it easier for Sami… or will this bring them back together I have to admit… having all of the characters at the Salem PD… for one thing or another… and wallah… she walks in… sans Brady…. Wow… ( I’m still 3 eps behind) but… this is quality stuff TIME and time again… goings on in Salem I truly felt for Theresa as she was blindsided when she went to see Brady and he had a notary public… to sign the annulment papers…. I wanted so much for her to run after him and … do him in… too… LOL… and get those divorce papers and not tell Brady … she’d still be married… and it’s her secret theres’ so much going to go ON ?!?! with Kayla, Aiden, and Hope! I can’t stand this! if it’s so…. I love both of them…. my heart will always be with my love… Kayla… and I remain steadfast and vigilant for Hope… one beacon. to love her and Bo… yet… Hope deserves to MOVE will it be Hope or Kayla… it’s a drama … that… I still agree with CeeCee I think… it wouldn’t be right to see two woman fighting vying and loving one man…. yet, if it was me… and the man Aiden… IS…. I teared up some… when Marlena stoically asked John to give her a sign… move… she walked out… didn’t know… that tear that dropped… out of John Yikes gasp…. our sign it bugs me some… that the lawsuit… that works against Eve … is that Jack’ book profits be given the “military” was this an obvious sign that Jennifer HORTON legacy character will win out… and leave Eve squandering…. and dull strikes again… as Jenn heralds her inner being… snore our ever vigilant grans jewel… ( i’m sorry I call her that ) BUT, she is. Jenn… carries the Horton legacy… even tho she should be backburned so fast… she’d be a distant memory…. faster than her veteran status. back to Brady… and back to Eve… back to Theresa… back to Kayla…. bring on T…. and you have an APB … marcquee that just will not let up…. they smolder I honestly don’t know what the story escalation for Kristen is going to be… but… she… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Agree, agree, agree, Patrick. One little footnote…..I was so happy when it seemed that cute, little Jenny finally gave up her ’60 garb, but it seems that she has raided my Gran’s trunk where she keeps her ’60’s/’70’s hippie wardrobe. I really loved that white maxi with the flowered bodice, but, c’mon, now. Retro is nice, but I ask…WHY?.

Patrick
Patrick

Kristen to “Stefano”

“You know what happens when a DiMera betrays a DiMera”

Wow! woah! Yikes!

sparks, trigger, let the drama unfold…..

currently, NOW, I’m more intrigued how this drives for EJ, then Sami, at this point. Once again, she’s all over EJ about brother Eric spiral from priesthood… blaming EJ… when EJ clearly told Sami… he would have nothing to do with Kristen.

INTRIGUE ALLURE :

#1 Sami’ – expose – by son Will

#2 Kristen and EJ…. how will the familial DiMera bond fare

#3 Kayla, inquiring minds want to know , asking Hope: “do you still think of Bo”

————–

Will and Sonnny, are: solidified

quite clearly: it’s time for them to bite

Guy Wilson is relaxed, IN to, and Fine, by, me

————

footnote : Abs

God… I don’t want her so close to…like mom Jenn…. Shutz Pa… Abs…. get it!
from golden circle to character lead…. there’s a mix of woman/child going on… and , I say, whatever it takes to steer her away from godlike Jenn. You can do IT! she’s not identified, but sparked, with Austin, Chad, EJ, and even some Ben. I am so hoping she sparks with the nuChad… so Ben and Jordan… sadly enough… I have to prop the actor who portrays Jordan… I AM SO IN LOVE with your character from AMC… Amanda. it’s not her fault… the writing took so long to develop… I’d be happy of the let go of Jordan and Ben… to bring back Sheryl for THE man, Lucas.

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aria
aria

for my show we need continuity continuity continuity. i’m not sure if i’m excited about seeing milo and epiphany togethr mainly because i’m not sure we will see them at all. Liz had a story with Rick but now thats on hold while he plays dead till fake fluke (anthony geary ) gets back from vacation. where the freek is Anna? one week she’s on an the next week no Anna, and forget about Duke who has disappeared. one dissapointing plot point that had me screaming at the screen was when Molly was at the hospital, but cousins Michael and Morgan were more worried about the hire help( sorry Alice). guess since morgan is all grown up and getting women his mothers age pregnant he forgot how much he use to hang out with molly. when i think about it, morgan should really be more messed up then he is, think about it, two women in the same family, screwed him over for two men in his family…and i’m not buying sam as nancy drew, or for that matter kick ass/bad ass or whatever Patrick called her that made her smile like a teenage girl.

dmr
dmr

I completely agree; see my comment below. The show has no balance with so many boring, new, useless characters being added. A week of a boring Aztec jewelry heist wedding was a total waste of air-time and could have been settled within one episode. Tired of Dante and nu-Lulu having the same, old boring conversation about whether to have another baby. Tired of the Sam show, too and her monotone. I’m just tired of it all! It’s been nice not seeing Kiki. That’s been a blessing!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I know. Right!? Firstly, this sudden illness which befell Alice puzzles me. I’m still not sure of its purpose….perhaps it will become clear. Maybe I missed that episode. But, what boggles my mind more is Morgan’s loyalty to Alice….didn’t realize they were that close. I must have missed more than one episode for failing to see that loving relationship. He’s not even a Quartermaine.
I should not complain…instead I should be grateful I can still tune in and watch when I am able. But, yeah, I would like to obliterate Sonny, Levi and Sam the most.

Shay
Shay

CeeCee….Morgan became quite fond of Alice during his brief marriage to Kiki (who thought she was a Quartermaine at the time…) when they were holing up at the Q mansion….first in-house and later at the boathouse on the property that he decorated as their little love nest. Whenever “Mr. Morgan” needed anything, Alice was always happy to oblige….she was almost like his guardian angel, so he has since been forever grateful. Even when he often behaved like a spoiled brat, he always respected and appreciated Ms. Gunderson for her helpful assistance. The fact he initially recognized her as “The Dominator” didn’t hurt either….her sporting persona really scored points with the Corinthos Kid. Having said that, you are correct that this illness came out of the blue…it hasn’t made sense up until now, and perhaps never will, but at any rate, it was good to see Alice back onscreen. She is one of the best minor characters on the GH canvas, and her months-long absence was completely mystifying to long-term viewers.

clh
clh

Loving GH as always. I would like to see Franco and Nina together, great chemistry there! Imagine the mischief those two could get into. Also love that Obrecht and Franco are kindred spirits.

Enough of the Sonny merry go round! And bring back more Qs!!!!! Why can’t Alan be frozen?! And also want to see Jax back.

I quit watching Y&R when Michelle left and honestly haven’t missed it at all! I read Soap digest and their stories still sound stupid.

I started watching Days when I heard Kassie was coming on board and I must admit I’m hooked. Probably in the minority but can’t stand Jennifer!! What is up with that woman? Her family can do anything the want and it’s not their fault but somebody else’s so don’t beat themselves up about it? Really?

I have to say though I still tremendously miss OLTL and AMC.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I’m a full-fledged member of the I Hate Jennifer Club. Used to really like the character, but she has turned into a shrew. I do think Melissa Reeves is a good actress.

Patrick
Patrick

I”m sorry… you’re being too nice….

I’ll pulpit… soapbox…. eye roll

she along with Daniel are so savior’ed OUT…. over…. that I’d cull evil forbearance to wreak havoc with; that their small beings hightail it out of Salem

MR coattailed on the arms of Jack Deveraux…. Matthew Ashford carried

Father Time
Father Time

Jennifer’s a good girl. Her surroundings have changed her. She’ll be fun again…with time.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Nina and Franco as one was my first thought as soon as I saw them interact. There is definite sexual tension between the two.

Shay
Shay

Yes, CeeCee, it’s amazing how mutual cases of insanity can provide such sparks…so much for opposites attracting! Additionally, who would have ever “thunk” that Franco would actually be the more stable one in a relationship? (I’m all for these two “problem children” getting together…they are woefully inadequate and miscast in their present partnerships….no chemistry or excitement whatsoever.)

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Shay. You are entitled to your opinion, but don’t bite my head off. Why so angry? I can “hear” it in your words. These two have lots of chemistry. On the other hand, Nina and Silas have zero chemistry….my opinion….

CeeCee
CeeCee

I must apologize to Shay. After re-reading your post, Shay, I realized that you have said exactly what I said. I completely misread your post. Therefore, the tables are turned here. I have put my foot in my mouth….and, it seems that I am the one biting your head off. I am deeply sorry.
Yes, you’re right. As immature and crazy Nina and Franco are, they fit, whereas, their partners as they are are miscast…using your phraseology….again, I regret my impertinence. Forgive me?

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee…I can understand your first impression being what it was….I was utilizing wry observations in agreeing with you, and sometimes that technique can initially cause misunderstanding or rub people the wrong way! But that’s just my style. (I trust you are a relatively new poster? Or a really old one that preceded me, as your name is only recently familiar from my perspective….) Let’s just say my posts are an acquired taste for some, and leave it at that…LOL. Of course, I accept your apology. I’m just glad I really did not offend you, because as much as I often enjoy employing sarcasm in many of my writings, I honestly don’t set out to cause affront. Lastly, I truly do welcome the notion of RoHo, I mean Franco, breaking free from “CarlyLand”….he has been mired in relationship purgatory for far too long, and that charmless coupling has been an epic failure. Ditto for Silas and his loose cannon of a spouse. I was not glad to see MS turn up in Port Charles from the beginning, and her cloying lunatic of a character is yet another disaster at the hands of Cartini. I cannot stand that witch on wheels clad in her filmy, angelic smocks playing this long-suffering, beatific martyr to her unsuspecting husband. He is far too cool and canny to fall for her duplicity much longer! But since it would seem that we are stuck with her for the foreseeable future, it would appear the best option is shipping her with the fellow nutcase….hence, welcome “Ni-co!”

dmr
dmr

DOOL has so much more balance than GH. I’m very disappointed in GH. I can’t keep track of the storylines because there are too many recurring, useless characters and ridiculous storylines (Aztec jewel heist, unfreezing corpses) that I forget where each story left off when it is picked up again. I’d much rather see the core, historic characters, friendships, new relationships. romance, and cliff-hanger Fridays.

Margie
Margie

totally agree

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

DAYS is on-top of its game, however, GH is definitely the weakest soap both writing-wise, and production-wise on the air. They need a reboot right now, or else I don’t see it getting any better.

mkoconnell
mkoconnell

GH needs a good “couple on the run” story. Bring Spinelli back, we could have a PI fantasy. Altho the menage a trois vibe has been entertaining!

Omar
Omar

Your are so right Scott..GH is a hot mess and needs a serious jump start…DAYS has been consistently good for the last 3 years, albeit on a very slow pace, but still good solid story telling, acting and directing!!

mkoconnell
mkoconnell

Beautiful breakfast scene…Sami, Kate and EJ. Love the beautiful summer colors and early am makeup!
Nice eye!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

That Will is such a punk.

DOOL is so good right now. I enjoy GH and glad the numbers are up, but I wish they would work on the lack of balance and pacing. They also should trim the cast bit.

Omar
Omar

I agree..I don’t like this story of having Will turn on his mom…She did nothing to him, so I do not get the story here.

I also agree the DOOL is very good right now but like you mention the pacing of the show is off and slow.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Omar, I think this whole phenomenon of Will exposing his innermost feelings and angst for his mother in writing is merely a ploy to herald Abby’s re-entrance as the victim of Sami’s machinations. Sami is leaving…..Abbi is staying. Therefore, her I-am-a-good-girl, pure and innocent image needs to be prepped, polished and redeemed. We have already gleaned some of her childlike attitude during her conversation with Clyde….all wide-eyed and mouth-agape in surprise to his underlying “threats”. It is obvious, at least to me, that Sami has to exit as the bad guy…the town’s paraya . Well, that’s one way of exiting. The other, which would be much more fair to both Ali and James, is for them to make up and leave together with their children, as a family. Have EJ leave first, as he is, and then have Sami and the kids join him wherever. No? Sounds good to me…lol.

Maggie
Maggie

I love dool I’ve been watching since I was 14 I am 64.Can’t wait to see how Samy will leave the show. May be OFF a Cliff!!!!!!!.

Maggie
Maggie

EJ leaving too.OH NO,DOOLl what going on?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I only watch GH and I’m loving it. Yes, I have my complaints…some of which have been mentioned:

Where is Duke?

Anna? They’re under utilizing her and she just mumbles a few sentences and she’s done.

Bring them back together ON SCREEN and give them a story!

Would love to see more of Lucy and Scott.

Not thrilled with Carly and Sonny together. The man threatened to kill her over Olivia…he would never had gone thru with it but how do you get back with someone after they threaten to kill you? And even had that not occurred…they’re ancient history now. No desire to see them together.

Love, love, love Roger Howarth and FINALLY they’re writing for him! Until the last few weeks his version of Franco was made into an immature buffoon…absolutely ridiculous…man child…just couldn’t stand him! And I LOVE Roger Howarth. FINALLY…he’s making sense, he has adult conversation, he’s lucid…not imbecilic! FINALLY…he gets to have backbone, an intelligent mind, a chance to bond with another character on a albeit demented/twisted level with Nina…instead of an infantile, inane one they had him depict before. This is a complete turnaround and I’m loving it! Roger Howarth is a dynamic actor and this new writing of him allows him to shine. Loving him with Nina too! Haven’t liked Nina at all until they started pairing her with RH. I think the have great chemistry…and am totally into seeing and hoping that they couple up.

I’m thinking this will be the turning point where Franco, out of jealous rage, tells Michael that Sonny shot AJ. This could be the start of something good on many soapy levels!

greatoma23
greatoma23

I have watched days from day one. But this WiLL and Sonny is just to much . I don’t watch when they are on. If they stay around I will stop watching. I will really miss days but I just can’t eatch the two. It is just way to wrong.

Father Time
Father Time

Please don’t let your hatred outweigh your love. You can’t be forced to watch…With time, I hope you accept Will and Sonny as representatives of people that should be loved…as all people should be…Days of our Lives… the o in “our” in the title is not capitalized as such because the “our” signifies we the people of all walks of life…not just the characters on the show. They are characters, but they matter as do the people whom they represent…a part of the “our”…we should never forget. May you be happy and content for all our lives.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love the relationship between Will and Sonny. They interact and have the same issues as any married couple. I adore Sonny….the nuWill? I am still trying to get used to him. That is not to say there’s any hatred involved…he’s just another character playing a part…..a human being first and foremost… May your advice and wisdom reach those of us who need it…you be happy too, what can I say? Thanks?

Blake
Blake

Days is the best soap and has been for a few years now.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Distribution? That’s what Clyde said to Kate. He wants to “employ” Stefano’s unsavory henchmen to distribute what? Illegal drugs? …..black market? Here we go again; another drug-dealing storyline or whatever sinister schemes Clyde has in mind. I think we have had our fill of similar storylines on soaps….specifically GH…the neverending story. I really hope this new plot offers something original and suspenseful….challenge my brain, writers.!!!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

What I’m writing is the truth…I have always liked the storyline with Jordan and then Ben and finally Clyde. When Poplar Bluff, Missouri was first mentioned (it has been mentioned a lot), I figured it would have something to do with dope.

I am very familiar with Poplar Bluff and it’s citizens. When Kate traveled there, I laughed because it was so surreal. I know of people and places like that.

Poplar Bluff is in Butler County, which is (or at least was) the biggest dope county in Southeast Missouri!!!

I’m OK with the storyline involving dope, but a whole different story would be OK too.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, 4ever…that is a very foreign world for me…never did drugs, never will. I find no interest in such storylines, which, by the by, have been overly used and abused.

Shay
Shay

I don’t watch DOOL, but I am very much in agreement with you about the drug storylines on GH, CeeCee. They totally disgust me. I’ve never understood the fascination people have with the subject…in fiction or real life!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Shay, I was not affronted…just taken aback. I usually read in a hurry, thus, I misread. But, I do appreciate your sarcasm. Yes, I am a relatively new poster. I had a very difficult pregnancy which led to my spending a lot of time on the couch, watching soaps.
I agree with you as far as Michelle Stafford is concerned, that is, playing Nina. I was always one of her most avid fan, but I am not getting the vibe I expected to feel from her. Perhaps her pairing with Franco will add some good natured craziness…ironically, my 5-year-old’s nickname is Nico…from Nicholas…lol.
I think Sonny and Carly deserve each other… I still cannot fathom Sonny’s sexual prowess…his stamina…must be on triple dose of Viagra.
If the vanishing monster absconds with my post, I will understand.lol

Shay
Shay

CeeCee…I am sorry to hear of your difficulties with your most recent baby….even though they were previously unbeknownst to me, I was aware that you were a new mother and also have another young child for which to care, so I pretty much put down your initial reaction to my post to plain old exhaustion. Even though my writings may sometimes be a bit controversial, I didn’t expect that particular one to warrant such a response…hence, I had to go back and read what I had posted. (I’m still pleased that it was just an oversight….) As for that “Ni-co” moniker, I had seen some other more onerous online name suggestions for the Nina/Franco pairing, and it occurred to me that this one was not only more simple, but also adorable!!!! (As I’m sure your “Nico” is, too….awwww!) I am with you on the mystery of Sonny’s attraction to and prowess with the opposite sex…he has never been a favorite of mine, but once his creepy crypt tryst with Ava transpired, that was just it for me….over and out! I’m also totally turned off to the supposed acting magic of MS. She’s simply too twitchy and squirrely for me with all of her hand motions, eyeball action and jerky movements. I really hope that before long she will be emancipated from that wheelchair and her “rolling thunder” routine…..I’m particularly curious as to whether “Auntie Liesl” will discover her secret ability to walk…..there certainly should have been a closed circuit security camera in that hospital elevator, don’t you think????

CeeCee
CeeCee

Finally ! Is the jig really up? Is Fluke really exposed? Funny, this great revelation did nothing for me. This storyline has kept us guessing for soooo long that all the interest died months ago….especially since everyone, more or less, guessed who it could have been.

CeeCee
CeeCee

So, Nina is planning to ‘get’ a baby, one way or another. What are the chances she will either sleep with Franco, get artificially inseminated or just help herself to Ava’s baby? Of course, she will fake a pregnancy. And, most importantly, every devilish , sinister and misguided scheme she employs, will make perfect sense to her. The voices in her head will justify every move she makes. Another baby plot…yippee!!

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LADIES OF THE LAKE Season Two Bows On Amazon Today

The highly-anticipated second season of the hit digital drama series, Ladies of the Lake is now available as of today and streaming on Amazon.

Executive Produced by Michael Caruso (he is also the writer of the series), and DAYS Kyle Lowder, who also stars in the series, ‘Ladies’ picks up six months following where season one left off.

Season one and the original concept was based on an adaption of Days of our Lives executive producer, Ken Corday’s novel of the same name.  Corday is also behind Ladies of the Lake season two, and executive producer.

DAYS favorite, Arianne Zucker (Nicole) is back and has been upped to series regular.  Look for other familiar faces to join the other all-star soapy cast including: Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, DAYS), Kathleen Gati (Liesl, GH), and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix, GH).

Check out the trailer for the exciting and mysterious new season below.  Then let us know if you might just be binge-watching Ladies of the Lake season 2 via Amazon Prime video soon via the comment section below.

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DAYS Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on Days of our Lives, Lani (Sal Stowers) is in danger as the baby she is carrying is in trouble.  How will the outcome of her premature delivery send reverberations through Salem for not only her, but JJ (Casey Moss), and Eli (Lamon Archey) as well?

Elsewhere, Ciara (Victoria Konefal) does not want to return to Salem, and opens up to Ben (Rob Scott Weston) about what has been happening in her life, which brings them closer.  Will Ben insist she go back home?  Will Ciara look past all of Ben’s previous horrible acts, and get to know him for who he is now?

Meanwhile, John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) continue to plan their wedding, and Chad (Billy Flynn)  offers up to assume the role of CEO of Titan … and then, what will happen now that Will (Chandler Massey) was injected with the serum pf Dr. Rolf’s to attempt to regain his memories?

Check out more teasers below for the action in Salem, and check out the latest DAYS promo from NBC here.

Monday, June 18

Will has a flash of memory.

Tuesday, June 19

The Hortons rally around Eli and Lani as she undergoes an emergency c-section.

Wednesday, June 20,

Will keeps a secret from Paul.

Thursday, June 21

Hope is relieved when Ciara calls her, but is upset by her daughter’s news.

Friday, June 22

Kate makes a huge confession to Chad.

So, what are you looking forward to seeing most this week on DAYS? Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Ben Recalls The Terror He Caused In The Cabin!

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On Wednesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) has brought Ciara (Victoria Konefal) to a very familiar place to him, the old abandoned cabin in the woods where he had: tied up Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail, where he had traumatized Abigail, and where she had given birth to Thomas, and where he murdered the midwife, Wendy (Denice Duff).  Throughout the episode, Ben flashes back to all those moments in time, and the heinous acts he perpetrated.

For this episode, DAYS re-created these key scenes in Ben and Abigail’s back-story, by having Marci Miller redo the scenes, originally played at the time by Kate Mansi.  Both Wilson and Miller were riveting to watch.

In present time, as Ben tends to Ciara’s wounds, he looks around the cabin and flashes to kidnapping Abigail.  When Ciara finally starts regaining consciousness and starts to moan, it brings back memories of Wendy aiding Abigail in the birth of her son, Thomas.  He recalls murdering Wendy and burying her.  Ben begins to relive more and more moments, and then the horrific time he wanted to set Chad and Abby on fire.  Ben continues to get more beside himself, and begins to pant recalling it all.

Later, Ben is standing in a corner, staring at the flame of the lighter that had been used to start the fire that had nearly killed Chabby. Just then, Ciara wakes up and takes a look at Ben. and she screams,”Oh my God.”

What did you think of the performance of Rob Scott Wilson? What did you think about Marci Miller redoing the scenes originally that aired that were played by Kate Mani? Comment below.

 

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This week, Nick lost temporary custody of Christian leading to a defiant and emotional turn by Joshua Morrow (Nick) as he has to say farewell to the little boy he has come to love as his own son, and give him to his father, Victor, who wanted and was granted custody of the child. Watch the hankie-inducing moment! Leave A Comment

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