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RATINGS: General Hospital and Days of our Lives Get Significant Bump In Total Viewers!

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The ratings are out for the week of  October 23-27th, and two soap operas showed that they are on the rise in terms of their total viewership, and that is just the tip of the iceberg, as November Sweeps is here!

ABC’s General Hospital showed the most gains in total viewers for the ratings period adding +219,000 bringing their tally for the week to 2,750,000. With the return of Steve Burton, and the tale of two Jasons story beginning to unravel, and its effect on the characters on the canvas, the show perked up with the audience. GH also gained in key demos adding viewers in the 18-49, and 25-54 categories, and was up in total households.

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NBC’s Days of our Lives is also on the upswing thanks to great story being generated from head writer Ron Carlivati setting up the return of Chandler Massey with the hunt for Will Horton story, Eric and Brady coming to blows after Nicole leaves town, and Bonnie being busted. DAYS added +156,000 viewers, and came in at 2,298,000 for the week.

And of note, under Carlivati, (with the show about to turn 52-years young this week) DAYS is up +116,000 viewers from last year at this time. In addition, DAYS did well in the key demos; gaining in total households. women 18-49 and women 25-54.

The Bold and the Beautiful also saw gains in total viewers adding +32,000 bringing their total for the week to 3,562,000.  Meanwhile the top-rated, The Young and the Restless was the only show to lose viewers -23,000, and also lost eyeballs in key demos 18-49 and 25-54, and continued to score all-time lows in the 18-34 and 18-49 ratings share.  View the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers

1. Y&R 4,456,000 (-23,000/-170,000)
2. B&B 3,562,000 (+32,000/-176,000)
3. GH 2,750,000 (+219,000/+112,000)
4. DAYS 2,298,000 (+156,000/+116,000)

So, which soap operas are delivering the best daytime drama? Which soap are you enjoying the most? The least? Let is know in the comment section below!

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Phyllis
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Phyllis

Loving GH. We are on the edge of our seats, yelling at our t.v. and sobbing in our tissues. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Debra m
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Debra m

Same here. Haven’t enjoyed GH this much in a long time. Glad to see a ratings rise. Steve Burtons return has given the show a much needed lift. His acting, those eyes, plus spot on acting by most of the actors on the show has made the show watchable again.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

WOW, same here. On the EGOE of my SEAT every day this week. I watch like 2x day. GH is so AWSOME. Loving every second of it. ITs a must watch Daytime Drama. 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

LOVE the complete honesty –

1. @GH. I cried for the Kevin and Laura “engagement” PLUS – I am salivating and waiting for any thing.. SB Jason and Liz.

2. @DAYS. Bryan Datillo’ Lucas … is knocking me out ! with his portrait of his longing for his dead son. it’s a heart tug.. that i’ll not let go .. till they reunite

GH and DAYS long live salute

Patrick
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Patrick

WOW I better redress

Steve Burton and/or Billy Miller w/ Rebecca Herbst… YES

I just love this..

Patrick
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Patrick

I am unimpressed… w/ the jail cell visit between Liz and SB “Jason” it went in three phases – ALL downhill 1. they remarked about “Jake” this was the shortest moment.. “Jason” telling Liz he’s beautiful. 2. they talked about Franco… with Liz asking “Jason” question my judgment because Carly was once involved with Franco… he tells her no matter her faults.. Carly always manages to find her way out ?!?! as HE DARES ask Liz.. why is she here ? EXPLETIVE 3. Liz SHARES that he has a twin.. so there goes another character .. helping “Jason” they didn’t… Read more »

K/kay
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K/kay

@Patrick I agree with you oh gosh when is my Liz going to tell everyone they are all hypocrites and stay away from her family and her life. I do not like her with Franco romantically when they were friends fine. Burton is back to blank stare and Bernard pretending to be a tough guy my mom with a broom would be scarier .

Vickie Allen
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Vickie Allen

I love Days Of Our Lives. I have watched it since the very first day.

Ray
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Ray

DOOL is on fire. With the return of Sami and Will, it will only get better.

B&B is starting to getting a little stagnant. The “Sky” tower storyline is monopolizing the entire show and it has gotten boring. Where is Coco and RJ? Rick? Ivy? Sheila is going off as a cartoon character instead of making the audience understand why she has no soul. I aml looking forward to Thorne coming back and seeing Brooke front and center. I hope we do not have to watch Thorne, Bill AND Ridge pine over her.

Alberto
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Alberto

I followed head writer Ron Carlivati from GH to DAYS and I’m so glad I did.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

His work at One Life To Live was phenomenal too.

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s a full hour of show isn’t it ?

from his inception.. I haven’t found one lull… FF.. or snoozefest

let me help your eye roll…

this show has excelled.. and is continually heating up and w/156,000 new pair of eye.

@DAYS is loaded

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Now that I am semi-retired, I must start watching Days again. I stopped watching during Marlena’s ‘Satanized’ stage, many years ago. Time does fly .

The way the conversation is going on this forum, it’s a win win.

Regina
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Regina

Loving GH!! I’m all in & watching again because of Steve Burton returned.

TIna Moore
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TIna Moore

Soap Superstars Steve, Ali and Chandler bringing up those ratings

Kimberly Gill
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Kimberly Gill

GH is my favorite I have been watching since 1963

JK
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JK

SO HAPPY I DECIDED TO TURN ON G.H. LAST YEAR…..TERRIFIC SHOWS THIS PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS…LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE…

Christy
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Christy

Correction to my Two Jason explanation… Only Robin knew the first Jason a a long time ago. Elizabeth didn’t come to town until 1997 and Jason and AJ’s accident was in 1995. Brenda knew both of the Jasons too, and Ned and Lois. and many others…

AJQ
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AJQ

If you are referring to the fan-fiction rumor out there that Miller is the original Jason Q and Burton is Jason Morgan who was always Drew and switched years ago at the accident with AJ, that would be awful. The story of Jason Morgan is that he is Jason Q, who in attempting to prevent his brother from harming himself suffered a traumatic brain injury, amnesia and underwent a personality change. That the golden boy, son of privilege took up with a mobster, a complete 180, is the twist. It gave us 20 years of conflict and struggle and great… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

It would be too easy to make Burton the original and only Jason and Billy the lost twin. And also too much like the similar story line on One Life to Live. I’ve watched he’d gh since be Steve Hardy days so I’ve been on this ride a long, long time. Twisting the same old story to make them both living in Pc as Jason Morgan at different times, would be more interesting than the easy route. And I love Franco. He is messed up cuz of how they raised him too… I think Betsy lied to him over and… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

You’re spinning a yarn that I don’t think is entirely true. From every description of Jason Morgan’s past after the accident, there was no “20-year struggle.” He basically threw over the Quartermaines because he had no memory of them, and therefore no real emotional attachment, and went from a golden boy pre-med student to a wannabe assassin for the mob basically within a couple of months. I admit I’m not attached to Burton because I wasn’t watching GH then. So, I don’t see those times thru rose-colored glasses like many do. For people like me who have only watched for… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

As Christy and Kansas Guest point out, having Miller be Jason Q would actually strengthen the history of the show. Additionally, the story could explain how “Jason Morgan” got his fighting instincts as Jason Q was rather mild- mannered.

Having watched the show since the mid 70’s, I would accept the double Jasons as final justification for the Quartermaines.

AJQ
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AJQ

First to KansasGuest, oh, you’ve been watching for 5 years and have heard descriptions, so you say I’m spinning a yarn? Great! Thanks for your response. But a few things. First you obviously don’t know anything because you didn’t watch it. The struggle was not just his but of his family trying to come to terms with how he changed, knowing he was the boy they raised. Change that and all of those beats are lost, all that pov was wrong. The personality change was explained by brain trauma. This BillyJason/Monica chemistry whatever, Burton and Leslie Charleson have chemistry and… Read more »

MB
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MB

I’ve watched GH since 1980. I pretty much tuned out two years ago because it became to unrecognizable, too many new actors and characters and GH was just lost to me. I’ve returned for Steve Burton. To see an iconic GH Vet play an iconic GH character and to see all those connections and history revisited and expanded. The story told of Jason Quartermaine being injured and undergoing a total personality change that had him take up with a mobster and shun his family was pure drama that played out over years. I absolutely agree that if you change that,… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

AJQ, I think you are right–I admit I was buying the theory that Burton’s Jason was Stonecold while Miller’s Jason was Jason Q.
I think Miller was always short changed by not being given a character of his own.
Billy Miller really seems like a Drew! Moreover, Steve Miller’s Jason really fleshed out and built upon the idea of Jason Q morphing into Jason Morgan.
Let us hope they don’t muck up the character history that was carefully and methodically mapped out.

Shay
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Shay

@AJQ….”The filth that is Franco!” What an excellent manner of regarding this character. No matter how much effort is expended to attempt to sanitize this deplorable creature and make him warm and fuzzy via RoHo, that will never change the basic fact that what we have here is a depraved, irredeemable individual who committed the most atrocious acts imaginable…I’m perplexed as to how anyone who saw the sickening James Franco version of him can “unsee” it now. I’m convinced that those who were diehard OLTL Todd fans can swallow this supposed conversion to relative normality solely because of their devotion… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Christy… I totally agree with you! First, I love Franco and have defended him, as well. (I also hated the last episode where Billy Miller’s Jason and Sam burst in on him, threatened him and treated him with such disdain. I’ve figured out what really irks me about this show…the “victims” even if they too are supposedly strong…never fight back and barely have anyone on their side! I’m suspecting that Liz will eventually abandon Franco, too, when she learns he lied to her and/or if she falls for one of the twins. I HOPE that doesn’t happen as I… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I TRULY do not get the GH writers – especially , if it’s said that Roger Howarth is a pet WHY WHY W H Y – is Franco… continually knocked down drag out fighting ? @Rebecca : I hated that scene as well… this after the SB fight at the gh hospital elevator. I started laughing at.. yes i’ll go their… Sam posturing her tough stance.. BOTH in matching leather jackets… AGAIN. adds nothing. her threats directed nothing but laughs. with Sam as the end prize.. for either or . GH CUT YOUR LOSSES…. give her to Steve Burton… I… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Patrick.. We agree on loving Roger. And as asked “why doesn’t Franco have a support system!!!” He does. Scottie, Kiki, Liz, Dr. O, lil Jake…but no one’s ever around to defend him!!! Why is that!!!??? Unlike you, though, I really do love Franco and Liz. Liz seems much more domestic to me, more “real” with Franco then I’ve seen her in years. They’re relaxed, he’s great with her sons…and I’d love to see them painting together. How great is it to both be creative…both be artists…that in and of itself should bond them…this shared talent…this artistic way of viewing… Read more »

Dawn D
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Dawn D

I’m enjoying having the Jason drama and SB being back. I also love B&B and Y&R.

su0000
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su0000

WHOOHOO!

Thank you– Chris Van Etten GH
Thank you– Ron Carlivati DOOL

You guys are bringing it home !!!

Darnell
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Darnell

GH is rockin!!!!!!! I don’t watch no other soap since AMC and OLTL went off the air. I am a die hard ABC soap fan. This storyline has taken the show back to its long missed glory days. Keep it up!!!!!!!

Jason Brooks Strong
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Jason Brooks Strong

Days thank you Ron and company

Becky Franklin
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Becky Franklin

I have always loved Days and am ecstatic to see ratings soar. Love Chabby and ALL storylines. GH is hot as ever. Days is #1 followed by GH. YR needs something not sure what. Love Jason Thompson but character was better on GH. S/L ridiculous. Thank you Ron. Mal is not there yet with his pen

Patrick
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Patrick

would you agree .. that – it all came together for Chad and Abs… when she was hit by that car .. and it was in the hosp… that Chad and Abs really and truly bonded and soared?

I LOVE their chemistry.. the way they respond to each other as if completing each other – just like their veteran counterparts… just a blast

this is the funnest love story

Celia
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Celia

It took a while, Patrick….but, yeeesss!!!! I never thought it would happen for me, but, I see the way Chad and nu- Abbi have found their physical and emotional niche…..they’re good together.

dan
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dan

Loving both shows right now a lot! Both are on fire. And with GH, it’s not just SB’s return, it’s the writing, the storytelling, and the superb performances from everyone involved – which is most of the cast! It feels like GH again. I hope this continues for both shows and that their ratings continue to climb!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Y&R is on fire right now. I cannot look away.

Veronica
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Veronica

Apparently, you’re only one. Y&R continues to bleed viewers as Mal Young pushes storylines from the Chuck Pratt playbook. Death & destruction doesn’t seem to be cutting it anymore with Y&R’s audience. This show has been in a steady decline since January 2014. The writers & producers have come and gone, yet Y&R continues to decline. Jill Farren Phelps poisoned this show and it’s her legacy that it hasn’t survived her horrid influence. CBS needs to bring back the Bell Family to help this show make a comeback. Mal Young doesn’t have a clue.

Harry
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Harry

Veronica, Veronica! (sorry, I cannot say your name without singing that Elvis Costello song).
Mark is certainly not the only one who finds Y&R riveting. I do as well just as many other folks do. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean the entire world feels the same.
That’s solipsism in action right there.

Shelby
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Shelby

Harry, Harry! (Sorry all I can think of is Prince Harry!)

I read the ratings and Y&R continues to dump audience. This has been a dreadful year for the show. This uptick in violence and death may bring some viewers back, but the actual core of the show is rotten. I don’t see Mal Young as the show’s answer to a real revival. That’s just me.

Maddie
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Maddie

The 2 Jason s/l has been awesome. I thought I would not be invested in the s/l, but have to admit, it is well written and moving at a great pace. It is smart of GH to include other character’s s/l’s at the same time. For those fans that are not into the Fab four, we do get to see our favs, part of the bigger picture. Hopefully balance of different s/l and actors will bring in even more viewers. My fear is GH will be pushing this Jasoning and milk it till it becomes ad nauseam. I hope not

Maddie
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Maddie

Forgot to mention that the writing of Chris Van Etten has been stellar. I, for one, do notice a distinct upswring with the writing and pacing of the show. Great work to all

Shay
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Shay

Not to mention the coherence, Maddie! (And it’s about time!) Personally, I am enjoying the Burton return and the mystery of his character’s identity and I’m expecting some intriguing twists before we ultimately learn the truth behind the “Two Q’s.” However, whilst I agree that there should not be overkill in milking this aspect of his story, I am still finding Patient Six’s journey back to Port Charles (sans the Sonny and Carly aspect., of course……) far more appealing and palatable than the usual nonsense of Nina, Alexis and Nurse Amy! As soon as the emphasis pivots back to them,… Read more »

damien
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damien

y n r is losing viewers because y n r doesnt feel like the same show viewers love The show isnt clicking. Too many dead moments during scenes. The haunting melodic background music sometimes doesnt play for an entire show! Often the angles or scene changes are too slick and awkward. Theres just too many couple pairings that arent reasonating with viewers either. Sharon and Scott are just o.k. , their chemistry can often be sibling like.Where in the past Nick and Sharon circle in each others orbit because they’re a y n r supercouple theres no longer those teasing… Read more »

Shelby
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Shelby

Wow, great analysis of Y&R’s horrible situation. Have watched the show steadily decline since Jill Phelps brought in her gang of FOJ’s as she ran off great acting talents like Stafford, Muhney, & Miller. It has never regained a balanced sense of storytelling, while the production became an afterthought. Characters thrown away without a thought of its impact on the show. The writers were changed every 18 months and the continuity was destroyed. This show was the crown jewel of the industry, now it’s a sad semblance of itself. Mal Young is depending on disasters & death to pull it… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

The timing of the ratings boosts on both shows are no coincidence. Both shows are correcting the idiotic murders of core characters in recent years. Will Horton on Days and Jason Morgan on GH. Biggest irony here is that the same writer who caused the GH disaster is now the one fixing the mistake on Days. Thank all that’s unholy that there’s not a fake Will/never before heard of twin brother running around Salem impersonating him. Though it does seem a little bit like a “Hope/Gina” rerun, with Will working as a bartender at some dive in Memphis, seemingly unaware… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Ron wrote Jason off GH because the actor was leaving, not because he thought killing a core character was the way to go. And Ron was smart enough to leave the door open for Jason’s comeback at a later date…something Dena Higley didn’t do with Will on DAYS.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I still wish there was a way to resurrect A.J. Carlavati killing him off was a HUGE mistake!

Mateo
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Mateo

DAYS deserves the jump in ratings. They got a solid leader and writer and finally are using the strengths of their cast. While most of the returns are temporary, they are using them to their best potential. I love watching Sami and Susan together. I can’t wait for Vivian to return and I love watching how they still put Stefano in the forefront even though he’s gone from this world. Bravo to DAYS for getting their shit together! GH on the other hand…..not impressed. Steve Burton is just nothing to watch on screen. He is so monotone. It’s awful. Please… Read more »

Debra m
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Debra m

Sorry,disagree. SB as Jason, could say very little yet his eyes show such emotion. The way he looked at Sam and Carly the first time he saw them tugged at my heart. I like BM but he lacks some of that emotion.

Celia
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Celia

I definitely agree, Debra…… I looove Billy Miller, but I am not seeing what Stonecold was supposed to be…..at least, my ‘vision’ of him, as was described by posters.
Just an imitation. He’s like a Zombie, sometimes.
I do not know the original because I started watching after/or about the time Burton left, but Billy is less than what I expected…..I lack words to express my thoughts…
Steve? Well , I can’t stop singing his praises…turned me upside down; inside out.

Timmm
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Timmm

Okay so you hate Steve and love Billy. Fine. Your other criticisms about Steve’s acting are your opinions but most including myself disagree with you. And as far as EVERYONE having scenes with Jason, that is the way it should be. You dont like him but he is a central character to the show who has many connections. If you despise Steve so much and hate mob stories, turn the channel because GH and ole blues eyes is just starting!

Mateo
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Mateo

I didn’t say I didn’t like the mob stories nor did I say anything about GH being a bad show. So I won’t be “changing the channel”. Why is it that when someone, anyone, disagrees with the popular opinion they are attacked by mob rule mentality? ( Mob rule haha) Steve Burton is a poor actor who has only one trait. That is being monotone. No emotion no depth. I do like Billy Miller and I won’t apologize. He is an amazing actor. Jason Morgan will wear thin because he can’t carry a show on his limited back forever. But… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I completely agree, Mateo. What others love about SB’s “emotive acting with just his eyes” always looks like he’s trying to silently pass a gallstone. His acting arsenal is limited. But you have to watch who you say that to, apparently. As for me, I’m team Billy Miller all the way.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Soaphound, Pass a gall-stone? Too funny!! As I said to you before, I choose BM, of course. But, Steve is doing it for me. He’s a step-up from Dylan, who did prove himself in the end. I guess I need more time with Steve….so far, I like what I see….I will always be team BM….however, I am the type who gets tired of one-dimensional characters and people in general. Yet, if you love those people who bore you to death ( LOL), you accept them anyway. So, I will give Steve his due. I like his entire persona/countenance….but, if… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Too funny, Soaphound! I kinda disagree about Steve…I’m loving his performance thus far…though I HATE his attitude toward Franco. HATE IT. And Sam’s and twin Jason. LOL…

Gallstone….it’s the lil words perfectly placed that getcha! 😉

Patrick
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Patrick

GH has already slipped back in to true form – any way – Carly as soon as she told BM Jason that she told SB Jason to visit Sam. things are already off the rails. Sonny asking Diane… You think he’s “Jason” too AND – Alexis asking Sam how she feels.. “I’m thankful i’m alive , dry and in one piece” LOL. you know… we get glimpses of GH. and the props that are hired and they just shine. extras like Epiphany … Dr. Klein… LIz for godsake going to visit SB @Jail. just standouts in and around the dullard.… Read more »

rose
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rose

Finally Patrick! One of the best words I’ve heard to describe Carly…banshee. On the other hand you have to love Laura Wright for what she brings to this grating character. And I loved seeing Epiphany come into Sam’s hospital room and put everyone in their place. I remember her great scenes with Sonny when she did the same with him during his physio rehab. If anything she really represents the moral authority in Port Charles and at GH. We should see a lot more of her. Hope they find a way to keep Dr. Klein in the story. He’s an… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Patrick…three cheers for you, my friend.
Banshee….I seem to recall having called Carly that when I first joined this group.
Of course, I was not familiar with either the actress or Carly, the character.
I slowly started to admire her talent ( she’s great!!), but, she does give the impression of ‘stomping’.
An Amazon….as it were. The difference was that when I “affixed” said name on her, I was unceremoniously insulted…cut off at the knee, I was…

Shay
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Shay

@Patrick….Doesn’t seeing Steve Burton—and his trademark hair!—make you pine for that adorable little “Stonecold Junior” in the form of James Nigbor???? The kiddo was the absolute spooky spit of his strong, silent paternal figure….the perfect mini-me for “Jason6!”

Alan
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Alan

I thought Billy Miller was great on Y&R (in spite of the material he was given) and started off good on GH but then Ron was replaced with Jean and Shelly and Billy seemed as bored with the writing as the viewers. As for Steve Burton, he’s always seemed very one note to me and has never inspired any interest on either GH or Y&R.

Celia
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Celia

One-note is the perfect description, Alan….or one-dimensional, as Steve was on Y&R, albeit he turned the corner, at the end, for the better. I really need to get to know him as Jason1, Drew, Stonecold, or whatever. So far, I only know him as Patient Six. He, definitely, is not monotone ( one pitch sounding tone), as Sam, and at some level, so is BM’s Jason……soooo different from Billy Abbott. As I keep saying, Sam’s atonal, one-tone, irritatingly mumbled speech rubbed off on him, LOL. What I see in SB right now does fascinate me……perhaps it is because I was… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….”One note” is a most fitting way of describing Burton’s Stonecold of yore, as he rarely displayed any emotion and was as low-key as could be in pretty much any given situation. That’s why his return to the show has proved to be such a pleasant surprise for many longtime GH viewers…the intensity with which Burton has bared his character’s heart and soul has been incredibly moving and absorbing, not to mention, quite unlike anything we’ve seen him do before. He has taken “Jason?” to a whole new dimension and “fascinating” is indeed a very good way of putting it,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Mateo, toughen up! I didnt attack you. I said you have a right to your opinion but most fans are happy Steve is back and he is knocking it out of the park. You like Billy and dont like Steve. Fine. Its an opinion. I recently watched the new Dynasty reboot. It was horrible. I do not like the direction of the show. I turned it off. Thats all I am saying to you, if Steve bothers you, turn the channel. He signed a three year contract and is going to be front and center almost everyday.

Harry
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Harry

Well, I was relieved that Carly went clothes shopping for Jason today instead of raiding Jason 2 and Sam’s penthouse apartment for clothes.
Imagine if Carly came into the jail bearing all these clothes from the boys’ husky section from Sears.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m especially glad for DOOL since they had the smarts to hire Greg Rikaart for next year. Also, the exciting return of Robert Scott Wilson last month…how great is this guy and why the heck couldn’t he have been cast as Scott Grainger on Y&R? He needs a full time gig NOW. Have mostly enjoyed the 2 Jasons tale but still reticent about how Billy Miller will be handled in the end. Overall, any gain in soaps is a gain for us faithful viewers.

Thomas
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Thomas

Glad to see all shows up in ratings. That’s what we need to see
Happen in daytime

Veronica
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Veronica

LOL. Y&R isn’t up. It continues to sink into the abyss. All-time lows in the key demos make for a very unhappy CBS ad sales organization. Y&R is a real mess.

Celia
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Celia

I feel really sad about that, Veronica. Do you think Y&R is on its death-bed? I grew up with this show. Nick and Sharon were my first in-love young couple…..To a tween girl, that meant everything, LOL. To see it perish is truly hearbreaking for me. Maybe it’s still salvageable? Some stories are picking up the pace and interest…..the Mariah dilemma has so much promise. Cane’s whining is really getting to me, though. He makes me cringe. I will always hold out hope for a miracle…… …so many people would be out of work. I wonder if these actors have… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

was ED’ Ashley biological disclosure, playing front and center? I thought for sure this would disarm Y&R viewers.. and edge

which really is alarming.. because it’s adult fare that I thought for sure would drive

WOW – this is dire . HELLO MR and MRS. SONY… send ED to @DAYS permanently.

Harry
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Harry

Well, I really am enjoying Y&R these days.
I love Dina, she amuses the hell out of me. I also loved Billy and Caine bonding the other day not to mention Billy and Jack finally making up.
Yes, I see the problems–certainly the loss of their background music which underscored the emotional tenor of the scene at hand is missed.
But no, I am not giving up on Y&R and nor should any one else.

Harry
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Harry

I just felt compelled to pop in again to exult about the marvelous Dina after watching today’s show.
Today she uttered the following lines to Nikki: “You gold digging floozy!” “You take that back, you bitch!” “You gyrating strumpet!”
Peter Bergman and Melody Thomas Scott have great senses of humor and I am sure it was hard for them to refrain from roaring with ribald laughter.
More Dina please.

Harry
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Harry

Veronica, I respectfully disagree.
Y&R is not a hot mess and is still number one on the ratings.
It is producing character driven stories while paying fidelity to the characters’ and core families’ histories.
There’s some misses–certainly Jordan is a big lurching bore and yes, they need to bring back the music that hallmarked the Y&R style while underscoring the emotional tenor of the scenes. But in my opinion, Y&R is providing some really terrific soapy entertainment right now.

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Sounds like Dina is on a right roll in Genoa City! When Y&R is finished with her, I wish they would send her on over to Port Charles…..she’d have an absolute field day with Alexis, not to mention a few other rather unladylike creatures strutting about town…and how satisfying would that be????

Shay
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Shay

Not to mention, that Marla Adams would make a very convincing long-lost sister to Leslie Charleson’s Monica….they do have a rather noticeable resemblance and could easily pass for family.

Jimh
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Jimh

Better writing…better stories…Papa Johns-lol

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Now that Chandler Massey is playing “Will” alive, in the flesh, and is no longer the imagination of Lucas or Sonny, now the story line is going to get good. Lucas saw a man behind the counter in a Memphis bar that looks like Will. Susan Banks had Dr. Rolf resurrect him with the re-animator shot, but something went wrong. Lucas called out to Will, but there was no response. Somehow Will is different. Is Will deaf? Has he turned straight? Has he lost his memory? Lucas left the bar. Paul sits down and he sees Will too. Tell every… Read more »

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

My theory from the moment i heard Will was coming back was that he would have amnesia and not remember anything or anyone.Will having amnesia could go in a lot of different directions story-wise.For example an amnesiac Will could find himself been drawn to Paul and not to Sonny and that could complicate things.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Now that would be an interesting twist. I’m also keeping in mind that it was said Chandler Massey would only be taping scenes to April 2018, so I guess Chandler Massey playing “Will” is only a temporary stay. Anything could happen.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Andrew,
The “Will” at the bar? Was that a Lucas “hallucination”? Not if Paul saw the same thing, right?
So, yes, your premise is an excellent explanation……and then “some”.
I love where yor mind is going with this…..in.ter.esting!!

Karen Clark
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Karen Clark

Steve’s return has made GH must see TV! The story is rocking and #Stecky is still explosive chemistry! There is only one Jason and Steve is him! Days is also killing it. Bryan Datillo has been phenomenal in this arc. I think it’s his best work ever. Emmy worthy. I have watched both Days and GH since their premieres and this is the best they have been in decades!

Barbara F. West
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Barbara F. West

General Hospital gets my vote. Welcome back Steve Burton!

Patrick
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Patrick

#Stecky – ? if you mean… Steve Burton – AND – Rebecca Herbst then I say … welcome back to the show… because this is where the heart tug and heart fill begin and “end” . just culminating in raw and/or renewed energies till the end of days.. I will continue to champion… Liz belongs with SB or Billy Miller. I’m sorry that Franco is so saddled with mental, emotional, and psychological issue. I just do not want Liz to be stuck. @Days – so much cheers to Lucas… as he’s stated in SOD soap opera digest… even he agrees… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Patrick….tell me; Jason1 and our Miss Lizzie…were they good together? A likable couple? That, I’d love to see!!
And, you’re right, Liz seems sooo saddled with all of Franco’s baggage. But, she does love him…..”what we do for love….” Sigh, LOL.

Harry
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Harry

Patrick, I honestly feel Franco is destined to be alone.
Lizzy and Jason always enjoyed a strong romantic/sexual chemistry, so intense that it was palpable. Remember Lizzy climbing the stairway to heaven which resulted in Jake?
I never saw the same connection between Jason and Sam despite their matching his and her leather jackets and their own special dopey theme song.
I don’t dislike Jason and Sam as a couple but honestly they never did much for me, all I feel is apathy for them.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Patrick/Harry: Franco may have issues..but don’t they all?

Both Jason’s are somewhat violent…both have been programmed…one of them is somewhat emotionally repressed…one in particular is devoted to Sonny…

and as I just wrote on another post…Liz and Franco are both artists. I’d love to see her get back into that and share that with Franco. They need some “creatives” on the show and that’d be a great match if the writers wrote for them. Matter of fact…Liz, working at the hospital, could be spending some time working or volunteering in the art therapy dept. They just dropped that passion of hers.

Harry
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Harry

Rebecca, it’s not that I dislike Franco or harbor any grudges for orchestrating Michael’s rape in prison or psyching Sam out into believing she was raped by him and was now carrying his child. After all, he had the Twinkie defense exonerate him of his crimes. Opps, I mean, the Tumor defense.
It’s that he’s at his best as a lone wolf, the troubled artist brush stroking his internal demons onto the canvas.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I get the “troubled” history (and the sardonic way) you bring in Franco’s history…LOL…but I don’t agree that Franco’s “at his best as a lone wolf.” Why? There is barely a person (out of the main characters) that hasn’t done something horrendous. Sonny’s a murderer, Carly’s a lying, cheating, sadistic (toward AJ, Franco and others) biatch, our not-seen-for-too-long Rick Lansing kidnapped Carly when she was pregnant and held her hostage in some padded room, Nina ripped a child out of its womb, Maxi supplied drugs to Lucky, a drug addict at the time, Ava killed Connie and framed AJ resulting… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

GH: Its the “Steve Burton Show” and I love it! He has done a great job mixing in with the cast he has not seen in five years. He is Jason. Billy Miller will be deprogrammed and be Andrew. Hopefully Franco will be deleted for good! Y&R: Mal Young has shook up the show and I give him an A! He is FF through crappy stories that have been written in the past and setting the tone for the future. ONE criticism, the Underground Fire was horrific! I dont know if that HIS way of shifting gears? He got Billy… Read more »

blake
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blake

If you aren’t watching Days Of Our Lives you definitely should be! The show has been firing on all cylinders since Ron C. took over as head writer!

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Days of Our Lives is going to get even better with Louise Sorel returning as “Vivian Alamain” (perhaps on New Year’s Eve) cooking something up deliciously evil and Tyler Christopher (formerly of General Hospital) joining the cast in early 2018.
With Eileen Davidson returning as “Susan Banks” will “Kristen” be far behind? Is it possible the devilish villainess survived her fall from the castle and will she blame Marlena for falling out the window and come after her again. Did Kristen survive her fall or was she brought back to life?

blake
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blake

Oh I am definitely looking forward to Vivian returning! She is another character that is right up Ron C’s alley! I hope she’s back for good, at least recurring.

And Eileen hinted that other characters would show up, she mentioned facial hair which would be the male character she played (Thomas?), but I really hope Kristen is back for a while also!

Alan
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Alan

Both DAYS and GH’s ratings are up with stories of characters returning from the dead.

The difference is that DAYS is wisely setting up other stories to move to the forefront once the Will plot is resolved as well as playing the romance of their couples. GH is just pushing the Jason stuff with nothing else really in place (I don’t consider Amy’s brother, Laura’s engagment, or Ava and Griffin dating as real “stories” — they are springboards for stories at best).

Boop
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Boop

I know that Burton should be Jason Morgan; not Miller. Also, G.H. needs to allow characters to fight back when they’re in fights with Sonny and Jason; the writers treat all the characters as if they are afraid to fight . Writers, stop favoring certain characters!

Patrick
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Patrick

Thank You – when the outcome is continually the same.. where is the rooting value… THAT IS WHY – I am so ready for – GH writers , REALLY and TRULY – NEED to let Billy Miller fly. this is why I love that he is acting frustrated and even angered @ Carly and Sonny … I am buying that neither of the twin know whos whos or who’s the REAL Jason… that is an intriguing plot. that in itself… is what I’m watching; BM and SB. NOT wanting to watch Sonny and Carly AT ALL ! what for ?… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You said it, Boop….words to live by!!

Shay
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Shay

Finally, CeeCeeGirl! I was looking for a direct link to reply to you on this thread….I also remain impressed with Steve Burton and his portrayal of “Jason/6,” well, at least thus far. Compared to his previous sedate countenance and seriously understated mode of communication, he’s now absolutely Vesuvial in relaying his feelings! Whilst I shall never anticipate any grand demonstrations of emotions by this character, I do feel he has successfully managed to soulfully convey his inner conflicts without having to wear his heart on his sleeve. I found his Friday scenes with Sam most effective, and their conversation very… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Hi, Shay, Firstly, thank you again for the lovely words of sorrow and encouragement…. Secondly….Alexis… I am so very disappointed at the turn, or shall I say, return of the old Alexis, and her usual destructive habits. The writers are doing this character an injustice. Nancy has a role to play ( her bread and butter)…..so, I find the way TPTB are advocating women in this negative manner disgusting. What happened to, ” We came a long way, baby”? This kind of nonsensical writing sets women back a few decades. Middle Ages?? And, I truly resent the fact that… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

EXACTYLY, BOOP! I literally just said that on another post. Franco just takes the crap that both Jason’s and Sam throw at him? Takes it from Sonny and Carly? Why??? Fight back! Even Julian took it to some extent…as does Ava. It’s ridiculous. It frustrates me; it’s too reminiscent of when they all ganged up on AJ. Or the constant put-downs of Scottie. They really “victimize” some of the characters on an emotional level and keep them helpless to fight back or gain respect.

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Harry, that is how I have always felt about Sam, since her first stormy appearance on GH.
I like her but she never seems to spark with any man. I saw a little bit of it with Silas, but not enough to capture my baser-self emotions.

Harry
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Harry

Francesca, yes, I cannot muster any intense feelings about Sam.
She has a huge and loyal fan base so clearly they see something in Sam I don’t/.
She’s just okay, I’d give her a C.

Shay
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Shay

@Francesca….You mean you didn’t see that “spark” between Sam and John McBain???? I thought they had it in spades, but then again, I had fond memories of Kelly and Michael on “Port Charles” where their characters of Livvie and Caleb had loads of chemistry!

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

I did, Shay. There was a spark with Silas. Was he playing JMat the time?
Michael has played so many different roles, I can’t keep track , lol.

I do love Kelly and her character, but I would not go so far as to label her alluring.
As Harry mentioned, everything is subjective.

Shay
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Shay

@Francesca…In terms of Kelly and Michael, I’ve always detected chemistry between them, no matter what configuration of their respective characters transpired….As acting peers, they simply enjoyed playing off of each other and it clearly showed! It’s just that some of Easton’s roles have been less well-defined than others….his sublime vampire Caleb was cool, charismatic and innately evil, whilst Livvie was his perfect little Goth princess who was completely besotted with him, thus their attraction was extremely palpable! The subsequent dynamics Sam shared with John McBain and Silas were vastly different in nature, yet the warmth and fondness those real-life friends… Read more »

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Harry, you can certainly turn an innocent word into a deliciously satirical one. Twinkie?
I do agree. Franco is a joke. Love Roger, but this role crashes into his craft head-on.

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Correction. I meant to say, a delicious, satirically devilish one.

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SATURDAY: Day of Days 2020 Virtual Fan Event

Days of our Lives fans from all the United States and abroad are counting down till this Saturday, November 21st for the first-ever Day of Days virtual fan event.

The annual NBC fanfest usually held live is this year adapting to the changes and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and thus the network along with the iconic 55-year-old soap opera are offering a free online event with a brand new event site to engage with and watch content throughout the entire day.

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Simply log on to DayofDays2020.com to watch … and follow along for show information on the official Days of our Lives social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.   Below is a breakdown by day-part of what fans can expect.

 

 

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The festivities kick-off at 10 am EST/7 am PST.  The cast will appear in various Q&A sessions where they will banter with each other and answer some of your burning questions, plus there will be quizzes and trivia challenges; a virtual behind-the-scenes set tour with an exclusive look at Salem in 2020; “at-home” content with cast members; and much more.

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Look for the following to participate in the day-long celebration: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Brandon Barash, Robert Scott Wilson, Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor, Marci Miller, Billy Flynn, Emily O’Brien, Cady McClain, Matthew Ashford, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Reynolds, Sal Stowers, Lamon Archey, Nadia Bjorlin, Mike Manning, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Camila Banus, Isabel Durant, Lindsay Arnold, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf, Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, John Aniston, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lucas Adams, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Tamara Braun, and Bryan Dattilo.

So, are you excited to watch Day of Days 2020 direct from your homes? Comment below.

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DAYS Favorite Christopher Sean Lands New Role In Netflix’s ‘You’

Some intriguing casting news has former Days of our Lives star, Christopher Sean (Ex-Paul Narita) being part of 12 casting additions to the upcoming third season of Netflix’s drama, You.

The series which was developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti is based on Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling books You and Hidden Bodies.  Penn Badgley (Ex-Phillip, Y&R) and Victoria Pedretti star.

As for Sean, he will be taking on the role of Brandon. Kiki’s husband, who struck it rich in his mid 20’s as a tech investor, and is now a stay-at-home dad for his kids.

Kiki is played by former Good Trouble star, Shannon Chan-Kent.  According to the breakdown from Deadline, “Kiki is a devoted member of Sherry’s cliquish “mean girl” friend group. She is a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe.”

Christopher took to Twitter when the casting news broke exclaiming: “Excited to share the news, I’m now on @YouNetflix!”

So will you be checking out Christopher in his new role?  We will keep you posted as to when the new season of ‘You’ premieres!

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Peter Reckell Reflects On His Time As DAYS Iconic Bo Brady, Life In New Zealand & Christmas Music Project

Last week, Days of our Lives  turned 55-years young, and the historic long-running NBC daytime drama series has been home to some of the most memorable stars and characters of the soap opera genre, perhaps none more so than anti-hero Bo Brady played by Peter Reckell.

Reckell who appeared on the show for several runs that lasted over four decades, premiered as Bo back in 1983.  He then stayed through 1987, came back from 1990 to 1992, again from 1995 to 2012, and back again in 2015 during DAYS 50th anniversary and to wrap his run as Bo, when the character was killed-off, after Reckell made it clear that he wanted to give the audience closure for the character.  He later made another return in 2016 to help the character of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) move on with her life.  Hard to believe for all of those heart-tugging performances, Peter was nominated only once for a Daytime Emmy.

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In this candid, deeply personal and enlightening new interview for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, Reckell opens up as to: what led to many of the decisions he made throughout his time as Bo, how he helped craft the role from the start, the accident that almost took his life, how he handled all the fame that came his way as part of the Bo and Hope supercouple pairing, and how two women in the cast; the late Frances Reid (Alice) and Peggy McCay (Caroline) made lasting impressions on him that he will carrying with him for the rest of his life.

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What would Peter say if somehow DAYS wanted him back and Bo was actually alive and well?  Find out as Peter weighs-in and wishes his former show a happy anniversary  In addition, he even shares how he felt when Robert Kelker-Kelly took over the role of Bo when he decided to leave the show at one point, and his time playing Johnny on primetime’s Knots Landing.

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Reckell has moved his family to New Zealand, and this conversation was conducted from his home.  Peter is married to singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker and the couple have a daughter, Loden.   It was not wanting to miss the moments of his daughter’s life growing up that has been much of the impetus for some of Peter’s career choices.

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With Christmastime approaching, Kelly and Peter are part of a brand new Christmas LP entitled Joy.  The album is now available for download on Spotify, Apple Music and major music streaming platforms.

In an exclusive during the interview, we give fans a sneak peek of Peter’s new music video for “Under the Mistletoe”, the song he sings that appears on Joy, which was written by his wife.  For more on the album project visit BlueAegis.com

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Now, check out the interview with Peter direct from New Zealand below! Then share your thoughts on Peter, Bo, and more via the comment section.

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