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Y&R's Lachlan Buchanan and GH's Hayley Erin Make Their Debuts: What Were Your First Impressions?

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Last week, saw the debuts of two recasts on two of your favorite daytime drama series.  First, Lachlan Buchanan came on to the scene as the recast Kyle Abbott on The Young and the Restless. The role of Jack (Peter Bergman) and Diane’s son was last played by Hartley Sawyer.

Lachlan’s Kyle is already coming in to the mix in Genoa City in a whole heap of hot water as one of the prime suspects in the “murder” of Austin (Matthew Atkinson), especially if you check out the latest CBS Daytime promo for Y&R this week!

Over in Port Charles, Hayley Erin, who once played Abby Newman on Y&R, has taken over the role of Kiki Jerome from longtime soap opera fan favorite, Kristen Alderson.

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As viewers know, it was Alderson’s decision to leave to purse other career opportunities and personal interests.  Erin made her General Hospital debut in scenes with Bryan Craig (Morgan) and William deVry (Julian), centering on conversations on having a wake for her believed-to-be-dead mother, Ava (Maura West).

So, while viewers are just seeing these two recast actors getting their feet wet in their new roles, what were your first impressions?  Do you think you will enjoy seeing Lachlan and Hayley on Y&R and GH?  Watch this week’s promo for Y&R which features Lachlan after the jump.  Next, share your thoughts on the recasts in the comment section below.

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

Y&Rs L.B. was o.k. and gets an A…GHs H.E. gets a D but ill give her a chance to improve…K.A. was so good in her final scene with R.H. she gets an A+ for her final moment and that hard to beat…jmo!!!

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

He somewhat reminds me of David Tom…

I love gh
I love gh

I agree that H.E. gets a D, and I also agree that she needs time. I remember that I did not like new Morgan at first, but BC is excellent in the role. I can’t imagine anyone playing his role except him. I also didn’t warm up to the new Lulu, but I love her character now. I thought Nina was a bit much her first few weeks, but I never hit fast-forward when she’s on. I’ve learned to wait – the casting director knows what she/he’s doing.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s amazing to know that this still happens …

if FV/RC wanted an award… for best turnaround’s

milestone prevail

Michelle Stafford, Roger Howarth, and Emme Rylan… to name a few…

Y&R for best recast : who’d a thunk
Justin Hartley : as nuAdam
Gina Tognoni: as nuPhyllis

it’s a case celeb for the genre… STILL

CeeCee
CeeCee

Great post…..fair and non-committal , as yet. I appreciate that, I love gh.

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

Im going to give the new girl a chance and make the role her own…

Timmm
Timmm

Still dont like new Lulu.

Carry J
Carry J

WHAT ARE THESE HORRIBLE RUMORS THAT CHUCK PRATT WANTS TO MAKE SHARON NOW BE A SERIAL KILLER. THIS NEEDS TO STOP. IM SO SICK OF THIS SHOW. FOR RESPECT OF BILL BELL I STAYED WITH THIS SHOW BUT THIS SHOW HAS TURNED INTO A SLAP IN THE FACE. WHEN CAN SHARON BE HAPPY WHEN WHEN WHEN! WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ADAM HE IS A TOOL NOW. HE ONLY CARES ABOUT CHELSEA WHEN HE NEVER REALLY DID. THIS MAN LOVED SHARON. WE ALL SEEN IT FOR SO MANY MANY YEARS. THE STORY IS SO BORING. IM STILL WAITING FOR ADAM TO GO TO HIS WIFE OF YEARS WHO WENT TO A VOLCANO IN HAWAII TO CLEAR ADAM AND JAIL FOR A YEAR. NOW NEIL IS A DRUG WHO HATES DEVON . PLEASE THE SHOW IS GROSS ENOUGH AND THIS STORY OF I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER WITH THIS BORING MURDER IS SO CHILDISH. I DONT THINK y&r IS THE SAME SHOW SORRY

Carry J
Carry J

Loved Shadam. Pleas put Sharon and Adam back as a couple Mr Pratt and forget this Chelsea mistake

Mark Y.
Mark Y.

As a long term soap fan I understand and accept the recast especially with a key/legacy character. But the new Kyle has me scratching his head. Kyle has SORASd before my eyes and I”m ok with that too. But this guy is so much younger looking than the last Kyle …. I hope has good material to play and is a good actor. I can forgive the rest.

Harry
Harry

I think they hit a homer run with this kid. If you forget about the last actor playing Kyle, he is about the right age. He came in and seamlessly ran with the baton. He’s got good looks, charisma and talent.
I see a young Kevin Bacon merging with a young Billy Miller (don’t kill me Billy Miller fans).
I think they found themselves a winner. Moreover, he really looks and acts like the son of ole smiling Jack.
I haven’t caught GH in a few weeks so I can’t comment on the Kiki recast. I loved KA so much and her scene with last scene with RH still makes my heart ache just thinking of it.

Harry
Harry

Opps, home run, not a homer run. And that last sentence.
Forgive me, and blame my new eye glasses. I cannot see worth a damn out of em!

k/kay
k/kay

Humor!? And Terry Lester the original annd only Jack my friend is rolling in his grave at how they have destroyed his character

CeeCee
CeeCee

I had mentioned nuKyle looking very much like Jack on the previous site. I noticed that immediately ,(personally, I do not like that look….but, hey, that’s just how see him). Let’s just hope his outlook on life is not to ‘screw’ (pardon the word, but it is fitting in many ways…LOL) people over as his sire is wont to do.
As far as I’m concerned, Jack’s reputation is besmirched with good reason…..he is blacklisted in my book. I dislike the character as much as Victor.
Nonetheless, I will give this nuKyle the benefit of the doubt.
I have said this previously also…..Hayley Erin went below my expectations. But, I cannot blame her for that….I blame myself. I should not exalt someone’s acting based on any personally preconceived notion. She, too, will get the benefit of the doubt. It is only fair.
They are both two young actors trying to make it in a dog-eat-dog-world.

Timmm
Timmm

Your right a young Kevin Bacon. I think the problem was young Kyle, old Kyle, now its back to young Kyle!

Shay
Shay

I hear you, k/kay!!!! TL’s “Jack Abbott” was one of the first soap bad boys I watched, and he inhabited the role with a lethal combination of finesse and charm! To me, he shall always be the one and only Jack! ( Although I also thought he did a credible job as “Mason Capwell” in Lane Davies absence….and those were HUGE shoes to fill!!!!)

k/kay
k/kay

@shay do not forget his incredible performance as Royce Keller on ATWt he was our friend not a fan I do not do the fan crap met him at a social event non soaps and became friends he was a wonderful man and a true gentleman. Love and miss him!

Shay
Shay

@k/kay….That is so cool!!!!! I have read a bit about Mr. Lester, and was surprised to discover that he was quite the talented composer and that music was his real love and forte’. Such a shame that facet wasn’t incorporated into his soap roles on Y&R or SB. I never caught his performance as Royce, but have no doubt that it was as superb as his other ones. No disrespect intended to PB, but as far as I’m concerned, TL was and remains the only true Jack Abbott….due to his departure and then that awful Ashley recast, I quit watching the show long ago and never looked back. You are indeed fortunate to have known the man, and I can understand why he is so missed…..he left us all too soon!

Harry
Harry

Kay, that is so wonderful that you knew Terry Lester. He died way too young.
I loved his Jack Abbott–he looked so handsome in those three piece suits. I recall he was so sweet to his secretary who had a physical disability, and who had a a huge crush on her boss. I loved the Abbots back in those days. That was when soaps had core families and the stories revolved around them.
You had the Abbots, The Newmans and The Chancellors. Representing the working class was the Williams family. Remember that Holy roller Mary? What a great character she was. I knew many women just like her. Fascinating character study of a devout Catholic mother who was way too attached to her son and who treated his girl friends like romantic rivals. Oh man, those were the days.

AdamNewman
AdamNewman

Kyle, he wasn’t seen for a year. While I’m not saying Kyle is not important, he hasn’t had a major storyline in a year. As for Kiki, Kristen Alderson took the role after her character Starr was illegal on GH. Its actually going to take more time to accept this girl as Kiki, cause even as Kiki, I only saw Starr with new hair. Maybe I can see her a a character who is Starr pretending to be another person.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I like nuKyle- he is more in keeping with the look and age of the character than the last guy. He is fitting in nicely with the “younger” set and I can see the beginnings of a new Abbott-Newman feud between him and Noah. I think he is working and it helped that they had his character off screen for a while. It is always more jarring to see one actor in the role one day and new person the next– it makes accepting the recast a bit more difficult. This is part of the problem I am having with nuKiki. If it were me I would had Kiki leave town to look for Ava for a bit before bring on the recast. I’m not impressed with her so far, but perhaps she will grow on me.

su0000
su0000

You said;
;;he is fitting in with younger set;;

Both Abby and Kyle are 34/35 and should not be hanging out the younger ones..
Summer is not even 21 …..

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I don’t know where you get your information, but the character Kyle was born in 2001, which means he should only be fourteen, but they SORAS him to be in 2012, 22, which means he should be 25ish, Abby was born in 2000 so she should be fifteen, but they SORAS her in 2010 to be 21, so she would be 26 — so when I said the younger set I meant any of the characters in their twenties, which was my POINT– this actor is in keeping with the character TRUE AGE and the not the guy who played him before who WAY TOO OLD for the role. You just love to throw a wet blanket on anything anyone might have to say remotely positive about this show– but in this case you just plain wrong.

McKenzie
McKenzie

When was it said how old Abby and Kyle were?

Nikki
Nikki

Actually Summer Newman was born on December 19th, 2006 so she should be 9 years old.

k/kay
k/kay

@mary yes you are right on all fronts concerning the characters ages this is why as much as I love Camryn Grimes/ Mariah it does not work since Summer was a product of wimpy Nick not being able to face reality of losing a child then having Summer with Phyliss Not knowing for sure for eighteen years if it was actually his wicked spawn. But wait a minute it is all Sharon’s fault! The actress who plays Abby needs to stay off The Price Is Right as my sister says if she wants to be taken seriously! The previous Kyle was gosh awful they should have stayed with Blake Hood I think that was his name. Trust me you have no idea how much damage Chuck Pratt will do to this show. In two weeks no one even resembles a shadow of their selves. Sad but not my problem Y&R wants to stay on the air they will have to do it without this long time viewer. Hey I just keep watching Justified and all is right with the world!!!

k/kay
k/kay

What I was trying to say is Mariah should be 18 years older then that wicked spawn Summer. The most useless young character ever created!

Benigno
Benigno

And this is why SORAS should be illegal in American daytime soaps. Just look at Eastenders, they’ve let a pair of twins age naturally with only frequent recasts to worry about. Once they hit their 20’s, they finally were given major storylines that ended with one of the twins murdered and a year later, the reveal of the murderer pushed the other twin to leave town in an emotional goodbye to a place he called home for all his life.

This also tells a lot about audiences becoming increasingly impatient waiting for newly born kids in soaps to grow up in a matter of a few short months if not years into adulthood.

su0000
su0000

Hi Mary SF..
If you google Kyle’s profile he was born 2009 ..
Victors sperm story was also in 2009/10 ..
And now he has been aged to 34 according to a couple of sites/accounts..
the way they mess with ages it is hard to know but google searches do inform, but ?
I plan on tweeting them to find out for sure..

su0000
su0000

Hi Nikki ..
this is crazier lol-
Kyle, Diane Jenkins and Jack Abbott son got to know his father as a 10 year-old when he and Diane moved back to Genoa City from Canada in 2010/11..
(so he should have been 10 then but was aged to his 25ish… and through college and he was an Executive at Newman Enterprises and Executive at Jabot (wow lol
Now, in 2015 he would be 30….
as I read — he has returned a 34 yr old..

go figure it .. It is too crazy!

Nikki
Nikki

Actually Summer was born on December 18th–2006 which makes her 9 years old. Kyle Abbott was born on January 8th. 2001 which makes him 14. Mariah/Cassie was born January 8-1991 which makes her 24. Abby was born on November 13-2000 which makes her 15. No news on Kevin Fisher but his real birthday is Feb. 26/1977 so in real life he’s 38. So if we go by the Newman Abbott family tree Kevin & Mariah are hanging around with teenagers and Summer should be at a play-date or in school.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Are you sure Kyle is 35,Su? I’m not sure about that. If he is supposed to be 35, then TPTB made a big boo-boo. Lachlan is actually 24. He ‘fits in’ with the rest of the young crowd.
Abby (yuck) is a lanky, no-taste-in-clothes overgrown fake teenager. Same goes for Kevin…except that I love Kevin. I hope Austin is gone for good. His face looks like a question mark.
I hate it when “they” mess with the characters’s age like this…..infuriating. Soon, the children will be older than the parents….Take nuPhyllis and Daniel, for instance. They are only five years apart. What about GH’s Sam and Julian? ……grossly ridiculous….are we stupid? That’s all. Later, girl.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Su, have you notice Kyle’s shifty eyes whenever Summer blames herself for Austin’s death? Either he died by Kyle’s hand; Kyle knows much more than he is letting on he does; or, TPTB want to create another stupid mystery of “who ‘done’ it?”
On a different note: what was that thing Sage was wearing? A black lace bib?

I know you are not a fan of Y&R (I do wonder why you watch, though….LOL), but I am starting to get into the Kelly/Phyllis/Jack storyline, albeit I would love to see Kelly and her innocent, childish act take a flight to the moon. And, Jack? What can I say….find someone your own age. How about you? Do you find a little interest in this storyline. I’d love your feedback.
Cricket should get over herself, and Paul should stop acting like a faithful puppy , panting after her with his tongue hanging out. Get a grip . I say: act your age and as the man who commands a police department, Paul !!!!!

Aden
Aden

Su….you are completely wrong…and Mary is 100% right.

Harry
Harry

Mary is always right–just like Mom.
Cee Cee, as Jim said, I want to squash that cricket with my Timberland hiking boots.

Harry
Harry

Cee Cee, Austin’s face looks like a question mark?
Brilliant, brilliant I tell ya! While that statement should not make any sense, I get it completely.
I think Summer’s face looks like an exclamation mark.
And as F Scott Fitzgerald once said,”Never use an exclamation mark. It’s like laughing at your own joke.”

Elhu
Elhu

It is way too early to truly judge, as everyone deserves a chance, but on first impression, Lachlan as Kyle seems okay, but as for Hayley playing Kiki, she is an adorable, young girl, but I am just not feeling her in that role “yet”. Wishing them both good luck !

Becca
Becca

I don’t watch Y&R but LOVE Haley Erin on GH. She did a fantastic job and I really like her father/daughter chemistry w/ Michael Easton. I think she’s going to fit in just beautifully. 🙂

madluv4u
madluv4u

Both were seemingly competent.

Ces
Ces

Personally, once I heard Kristen Alderson was leaving, I was hoping she’d take the role of Kiki with her. I do not like this new lame actress and I won’t be investing in this character anymore than I invested in Kristen’s version of her. Like the character of Christina, they need to put this one to pasture too!

Patrick
Patrick

the part that bugs me… is that… is this the actor… who’s going to “steal” away Morgan from Ava…. that’s what has me bugged

if it happens… I can see this

GH production needs to cull from the stratosphere Maura West
to enervate

Sonny
Silas
and still … her best yet.. Morgan

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

I wasn’t impressed with NuKiki. She reminded me of a blonde lighter completcted Christina! I’m hoping she will grow into the role and on me with time. Really missing Kristen Aldrerson right now though!

Patrick
Patrick

there are so many insightful reason

I laud posts

she didn’t leave a magnified impression… dim… like Christina

nathalie
nathalie

I can’t picture him playing the role. Last kyle was was older he fitted perfectly. This one, way too young. No comments on the new kiki. Wasn’t a fan of hers on y&r, won’t change my mind in this new role.

su0000
su0000

Lachlan Buchanan /Kyle is or looks too young to be Kyle, a businessman..
Kyle held some power and on his way as a businessman in a powerful company and nuKyle looks like kid ..
Kyle should be more worldly suffocated but looks way too young for Kyle..
Kyle does not fit in with the Abbott family, not at all..

nuKiki, I am not sure yet… She seems to fit in, doing well ..

su0000
su0000

but hey.. he Kyle is 34/35.. so he looks ok perhaps he should act older than he does.. something is not right lol

Aden
Aden

Su….what is your insistence with Kyle being 34/35? You are so adamant about it you have felt the need to say it in at least 3 posts. Kyle is nowhere near 34 or 35. In the context of the show he is about 26 as him and Abby were both specimins of stolen sperm.

Nikki
Nikki

Aden, If you go to Newman/Abbott family tree it will tell you the age of most of them when they we’re born on the show. Kyle was born on January 8th, 2001 which makes him 14. Go figure.

Patrick
Patrick

this is neither here nor there

I still MISS kevin Schmidt… as Noah

just commiserating

Nikki
Nikki

I like Noah & Courtney but I wish they would bring back Captain Harding & Gwen.

Harry
Harry

Su, Kyle is not in his mid thirties–he’s just not. About 7 or 8 years ago he was played by a very annoying kid of about 12.
As you tell us all the time, you must utilize your ability to suspend disbelief.
You cannot get all hung up with age when viewing any soap opera. It will drive you insane.
On another note, has Abby changed out of that absurd Valentine’s Day get up yet? She looks like a private school girl trying to jazz up her school uniform. She also looks more ridiculous in that get up than she did trotting around in the nude as The Naked Heiress.
Can someone please give Abby some grown up clothes?

Ron
Ron

None of the characters remotely act their ages anyhow– old and young alike: complete immaturity in their antics…. they never seem to have outgrown “high school behavior.” I am the broken record: Writers, please have these characters grow up! I ranted on another post about having an audience TRUST the stories and the characters but that is impossible with all that is going on. When the audience doesn’t trust your craft anymore, they slowly (or maybe quickly) drift away. Writers– are you out there reading these posts?

dee
dee

Nukiki I agree someone saying they should have waited at least a couple of weeks, she to me look more like Ava daughter than KA but she to me was boring, she was just saying her lines, maybe it is nerves everyone has them, so hopefully she will grow into the roll, I wish she would change her name to Lauren,but that me never like the name of Kiki I know that trival, but that is just what I am thinking now

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t know… if she was recast, fired, or replaced by Emme Rylan as the nuAbby

should that have said something… about taking her on? I wasn’t feeling her first scenes with Morgan….

and that’s an important get… as it seems to be heading in that direction

as posts have stated… is she this big… if it’s determined.. she’s really Nina daughter?

oy

CeeCee
CeeCee

WOW !!

Linda
Linda

I am not impressed with the new Kiki as she cant act. I doubt if she will last long in that role.

Timmm
Timmm

I cannot see how Frank would hire her if she couldnt act. Give her some time. Recasts are tough. Look at Billy Abbott. That guy has a year under his belt and he has not gotten any better. He needs to go. Let this girl make Kiki her own before we throw her off a cliff!

Diane
Diane

This Kyle looks 10 years younger than the last one! Usually soaps age characters, this time they went backwards

Robert
Robert

I like the new KiKi , she has a sexy innocence about her but at the same time you get the feeling she is nobody’s fool. The new Kyle looks like a young versions of his father, let’s hope he do not become a womanizer like his father use to be and Summer become the new Patti,lol.

Timmm
Timmm

I like her to. Didnt like KA at all.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ahhhh, Timmm. You wound me.

Harry
Harry

Oh me too. I adore Kristine Alderson.

Becky
Becky

I liked Kyle, but I wasn’t watching back when there was a different Kyle, so I know how long-time viewers might not like him. Can anyone tell me who his mother is?

As for NuKiki, she looked pretty skanky, which I totally blame on hair and makeup folks (completely wrong colors on her; hated her dark roots and dirty looking hair; yes, I know it was product but she looked awful), not on the actress. When I saw picture of her, I had high hopes, that’s why I think it’s hair and makeup. Hope they’ll improve her look and that I’ll get used to her.

Eden
Eden

Kyle’s mum was Diane Jenkins. X

su0000
su0000

Yes,,
Kyles mom was Diane played by Mura West now Ava on GH ..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yup, the multi-talented Maura West…love her.

Nanci
Nanci

I don’t like nu-Kyle.
He seems too young( and rather cocky.)
Maybe if the previous Kyle actor had looked
younger, it would not be jarring.
But since when do people age backwards?

Aden
Aden

Mariah can not be 25. Cassie died at age 15…..Summer was born as a product of the grief of that death about a year later. Summer is 19 so As Cassie’s twin, Mariah also has to be 16 years older than Summer which would put her at 35. That would make Sharon 51 or 52. Do you see where I am going? This show has completely beyond repair botched the ages of their characters. Its best to pretend these shows happen in a strange vortex where ages are interchangeable. Logic has no bearing. But that said…Kyle under any circumstance is closer to 21 than to 35 as Su keeps insisting. I dont care if the person is 19 or 25 or whatever as long as they can play the part believably. Andrea Z. from 90210 was played by 33 year old Gabrielle Carteris. But all that gang played their parts well and were backed up by good writing.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Perfect post, Aden. Clear and succinct.

Ron
Ron

I just mentioned something a few posts above on this. Right on!

brian
brian

Missing Kristen Alderson on my screen. She was one of the reasons I tuned back into GH. Wish her well.

su0000
su0000

what is being done with this Kyle is really weird..
he is 34/35 and hanging out with Fen and Summer who are not 21, well fen might be..
they are playing him with the young cast..
Mariah is 25..
Kevin and Abbyy are the only ones Kyles age..

k/kay
k/kay

Kyle was born in 2001 what do you not get about this? You hate the show watch GH and put a lid on it!

Patrick
Patrick

what struck me about the cabin exploit

what was Kevin doing their… he should be even older than the estimated age of nuKyle…

OK.. hold on… I do like Kevin with Mariah

su0000
su0000

k/kay.. having a bad hair day lol 🙂
I do not hate Y&R, and I never have…
Nothing is real in Y&R, to hate Y&R it would need to be a very personal a real life thing to hate it and it ain’t lol
I do not like Sharon, she terribly irks me and I want her killed off lol, irk is not hate, and she is not Y&R..
you are correct Kyle was born in 2001..
One source said 2009.. ooops so sorry to upset you .. 🙂
🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

Su, we must separate the character from the actor, right? But, if Kyle is, indeed, playing the role of a 35-year old, then TPTB must be idiots. “They” must do some rewriting and re-tracking for nuKyle’s role to be accepted. As it is, this age thing is becoming an obstacle for me because every time Kyle comes on, I fixate on his age, trying to discern if he looks 35. NOPE! He looks his age…24.

vince i
vince i

Why would Kyle or abby be 34 or 35? If we’re going with their birth dates they’d both most likely be teens at most; let’s not forget that on one life to live Blair was originally asian..then wasnt, so shaving a few years off a previous actor is no biggie. .be nice to see Kyle with Mariah

su0000
su0000

Kyle and Abby were born at the same time..
google their characters ages, it will tell you 34/35, for both as of now ..

Timmm
Timmm

In the end the years dont matter. Its a soap and we are supposed to imagine certain things. I say just group them together as close to age as possible or before you know it Faith will be running HR at Newman Enterprises!

Nikki
Nikki

Damn sooo what are you not getting ? I’ll try again KYLE was born January 8th, 2001 that makes him 14 years old.

Saundra
Saundra

Vince I. is correct. Kyle & Abby were conceived by Diane & Ashley, respectively, around the same time during the heist of Victor’s stolen sperm. They really should be around the same age.

k/kay
k/kay

My god people 2000 and 2001 get over it!!!!

Nikki
Nikki

One More Time Kyle was born on December 8th, 2001 he is 14 years old. Abby was born November 13th. 2000 she is 15 years old. The oldest are Mariah & Kevin.

Yvonne
Yvonne

Ridiculous how they’ve made Kyle so much younger. Best Kyle was Blake Hood, who JFP should have kept but replaced with one of her own, and that guy failed. Now this new, much younger Kyle. Nothing personal but his acting just isnt there. Another Y&R character replacement fail. Another funny thing is that new Kiki on GH was Summer on Y&R and JFP replaced her as well and brought in the whiney Summer we have now. New Kiki is okay so far. I do think her hair should be a little darker…after all they made Kristen Alderson darken her hair for the role.

Timmm
Timmm

Blake was the BEST! He had that Michael J. Fox thing going and him and Jack clicked.

robert
robert

Love Lachlan Buchanan. He looks like Kyle and fits in really well. He is also good looking. Hayley Erin was bad on Y&R. Not a big GH watcher,but her acting ability is weak. GH has a weak younger set right now that has no spark. I do like how Y&R is really starting to play up it’s younger set.

Timmm
Timmm

KYLE: Horrible, just horrible. The kid can act but the key word here is kid. He was an older dude when he last appeared on the show and went off to work out of town on Jabot business. Now you recast him and he is a young kid again in a Scooby Doo story line. VERY dumb! If they have him work at Jabot again as a businessman, it will be a huge joke!

Kiki: The girl isnt bad. I remember her as Abby on Y&R and she had skills. The Abby now on Y&R is head and shoulders above this new Kiki BUT this is about GH. Kristen wanted to leave and thats that. I was surprised the character was recasted so quickly. I will give her some time. I want to see her with Ava or Franco and then I will have a better answer as to if she is a bust or not

Good luck to both but I see Kiki as having a better chance of catching on with viewers than “Benjamin Button” Abbott!

su0000
su0000

2009 is when Ashley had Abby..
And– Abby and Kyle were born near same time..
this is all crazy because Kyle is through college and was being trained by Victor to be a CEO/whatever..
how can that be with a 16 year old boy LOL
then he was aged to be 34 .. crazy lol

Nikki
Nikki

Wrong again Kyle was born on January 8 2001 and he should be 14. Abby was born on December 13, 2000 and she should be 15. Go to Abbott/Newman family tree.

Harry
Harry

Kyle was never aged to be thirty-four Sue, and you know it. I think you’re just trying to drive us all crazy and doing a damn fine job of it I might add.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Kyle was born in 2001 then they SORAS him to 22 in 2012, so the character would be 25ish– this actor is 24– totally right for the character. In my mind they are just correcting a mistake they made when they cast the last guy who was looked and acted way too old for the role. As for his job qualifications Victoria was running a division for Newman when she was barely 20 and had no experience– when daddy runs the company I guess age doesn’t matter- but most of these issues are related to SORASing characters– it really messes with the time line and you get these silly paradoxes like 20 somethings being at the top of profession overnight.

su0000
su0000

Thanks Mary SF!
It is very messed up, the age change..
How you have in order makes sense .. 🙂

Timmm
Timmm

Yes Mary if they are correcting their past SORAS, fine. But the kid looks like he would work at the Gap and not flying in and out of town on business.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah, thanks… it’s all about the relationship with Ava

Harry
Harry

Timm, I think he Kyle looks more like a kid who would work at In n Out or Chick Filet. Those kids are so earnest and aggressively friendly that I cannot help but think they moonlight as Children of the Corn.
That said, I think this new Kyle is going to be a hit.

Stephen
Stephen

New Kiki and the entire role need to go

Patrick
Patrick

if it doesn’t work with Ava… i’m sorry… she needs to go

Charday
Charday

I couldn’t keep my eyes off the new Kiki’s brown roots growing out too much for her dyed-blonde hair. That’s all I could focus on. It’s true.

I love gh
I love gh

Yep. It’s gotta be fixed.

su0000
su0000

blond hair dark roots was a hair fad, recall- most all blondes had it ?
her hair just needs to be modernized .. the dark roots style went out awhile ago..

Carolyn
Carolyn

Kyle acceptable, but could have gotten someone close to kiki looks, don’t think this girl can act, gonna be hard to replace Kiki that fast, maybe should have left her part disappear for awhile, then come back looking completely different!

mike
mike

She is a very bland actress, he is a pretty boy actor, wish the casting directors had tried a little harder. Pratt should have gotten Christian Alexander from his Lying Game to play Kyle. He’s a much more interesting actor.

Patrick
Patrick

just saying : DAYs casting director for new hire

YES

k/kay
k/kay

Kyle is the right age!! Please stop the crap the only person who does not mix is Kevin who is 38 oh and he tried to kill Colleen!

Nikki
Nikki

Not really Mariah was born January 8th 1991 so both her & Kevin are the oldest. OMG how did we get in this. Does it really matter?

k/kay
k/kay

No it does not ! Kevin was brought on ten years ago and has been involved with Billy, Daniel group. Now we have him with this generation! Yuck big disappointment the biggest problem was when MAB aged Summer in two weeks that character has thrown everything off. Doing the long lost twin Mariah who should be 18years older then Summer has made this story never work. As for the character of Kyle yes I agree with people hard to believe he would be a big shot in NY. Chuck Pratt will make a train wreck out of this show and the actors need to stay off Twitter praising him you just will have egg on your face. Susan Lucci never has a harsh word to say about anybody and she said he hurt AMC I would take her word any day over these other rats over at Y&R.

Nikki
Nikki

I agree with everything you said k/kay except the Susan Lucci part. She lost a job which gave her a bitter pill. That’s not to say I like C.Pratt but there is nothing we can do about who writers or produces the show. I doubt they care what fans think. Think about it we wanted Billy Miller/ Michael Muhney/Michel Stafford to stay. Did they listen? When there was talk about bringing Kyle back we the fans asked for Blake Hood back. Did they listen? They asked for a new/younger Summer. Did they listen? There was some petition going around to get rid of J.F.P. is she gone? IMO They don’t care. That is why they can’t get as many people watching the awards as they use too because they know that we know it’s not who the fans want it’s who the writers/producers want.

Harry
Harry

Nikki, no it doesn’t matter. That said, we’ve watched Kevin Kevin for so long it’s hard not to recognize that he’s a lot older than Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica.
And I swore I would not get sucked into the age vortex, but Mariah being born in 91 makes her twenty-four. Kevin is a good fifteen years older than her–a whole generation. I think Kevin is too old for Mariah but I do like them as friends.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Ahhhh…a good place to point you to a reference Harry. Check out the post on Ava and Silas and scroll down to the comment bray Aden on Alex, baby drama and AGE. Then keep reading…the subject and tired old’ ageism just rages, redundantly, on. Which by the way has nothing to do with this post and age…don’t watch the show…no idea who’s who here. (But you do realize Archie, Veronica, Betty and Jughead are senior citizens now, doncha?)

Harry
Harry

Rebecca, sometimes it is so difficult to maintain contact as I don’t receive email notifications when someone replies to my comments and sometimes my comments are not posted.
I did find the threads to which you alluded. I don’t know what to say except it made me a little sad. You and I seem to disagree on just about everything. However, we always manage to disagree with civility. I do not understand what happened there. I hope it didn’t dishearten you too much. Yes, Betty, Veronica, Archie and Jughead would be senior citizens if they were real people. However, the beauty of being a comic book character is you don’t age.

Michael
Michael

I’m impressed with the new Kiki and thought it was nice that they said the role of Kiki Jerome is now being played by, which I haven’t heard in a long time. Some of the best actors in Daytime were recasts including Erika Slezak, Kassie Depriva, etc.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Sorry…but I am N-O-T impressed with the new Kyle (Y&R) or with the new Kiki (GH). To me, they both look like kids in high school. To me, EPIC FAIL TIMES 2!!!!! No thanks. Next…

CeeCee
CeeCee

My sentiments exactly, Jaybird. But, we must be patient and give them their due. Later.

Alan
Alan

Lachlan Buchanan was very good especially given the material. I think he benefits that this role has never been written with much depth — something I don’t expect to change with Pratt — plus the last actor in the role didn’t make much of an impression.

As for Hayley Erin, her acting style doesn’t seem to have changed much from her time on Y&R. I suspect the role will be recast again very soon.

damien
damien

much rather still have austin on canvas than nuKyle, mtthew attkinson was sooo beautiful to look at! i hope he s still somehow alive!

CeeCee
CeeCee

No way!!!! Atkinson is not good-looking at all; from a woman’s point of view. But, that is my opinion and I certainly respect yours, damien.

Nikki
Nikki

I’m a woman too and I think he was a doll.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Nikki. Lol and touché, Nikki. You’re entitled to your opinion.

Timmm
Timmm

Thats the problem, he was beautiful and not handsome.

Harry
Harry

His beauty will temper with age. Mine did.

JB
JB

They made Kyle to young….though he does resemble Jack.

Carol B
Carol B

It will definitely take some getting used to. I prefer the other Kyle he had a nice demeanor whereas this new Kyle looks like a bad guy. Certainly prefer old Kiki but I am sure I will get used to the new one.

Mo
Mo

Kyle was okay. Just don’t like the story. It is dragging onfor far too long.

Don’t watch GH, but hope Hayley’s acting has improved from when she was on Y&R. Was super surprised with the casting choice as I didn’t think Hayley was that good on Y&R.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Mo, not to soap standard, it isn’t…..it is not taking too long, Lol. It has only been what? A week? Two weeks? That’s nothing for TPTB. I hope it does end soon. But, I doubt it. We still don’t know who killed Austin.

su0000
su0000

Hi CeeCee..
Go to Matthew Atkinson/Austins twitter..
Matt;
Dude, chill, it’s not like someone die… I mean, never-mind, carry on..
and-
Trying to respond to everyone, y’all are awesome. Thanks for the love and support! Don’t worry, you haven’t seen the last of me
///////
🙂

Mo
Mo

I say too long because it’s uber boring.

penny
penny

The new Kyle seems like he has one it takes, the new Kiki, not so much.

Red
Red

The casting of these young female roles are always a hit or miss. This new Kiki is a half pint. They needed a young Gina Tognoni type, an actress with a little hardness, a NY edge. She’s a mobster’s daughter from Manhattan. I actually thought KA did a better job as Kiki as they darkened her hair and made her more ballsy and outspoken. There was a good balance of tenderness with the edges. I feel the same about Emmy Ryan in the Lulu role; total miscast. I liked ER as Lizzy and she even worked for a while as Abby on YR but not as Lulu. GH also needed an actress with very strong acting chops to stand up against BC as Morgan; he’s a true find and should be a leading player; not sure why he’s on once a week and Chad Duell (who I never thought could act) is front and center. Morgan is a much more intriguing character.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

I finally liked Kristen Alderson as Kiki (always loved her as Starr Manning) when they moved her story away from Chad Duell. They may be great offscreen, but their pairing put me to sleep. She really got a chance to spread her wings when she had more interaction with veterans, Maura West and Michael Easton.

I was sad to see her go after finally being in a good place on screen.

Norma Jeanne Tandy
Norma Jeanne Tandy

I like Hayley Erin, I think she’s cute and will bring good chemistry to the show. I do miss Kristen Alderson, she can understand why she’s want to do something new. I saw Kristen in the audience of the Bachelor show tonight.

k/kay
k/kay

Well I guess it really doesn’t matter all the soaps screw up with ages have for years. Look at Days Sammi and EJ Dimera when EJ was born two years on screen after her son Will! Crazy!

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

It’s too soon to judge either of them. My first impression of nuKyle, though is that he seems younger and less mature than Sawyer Hartley portrayed him. This Kyle seems like a teeny bopper.

I have to say, however, I really cannot stand how CHEESY this storyline has become. It was bad enough with the cabin mystery, but now we have to endure all these “flashbacks” that happened off camera between Abby, Austin and Kyle?

Give me a break. That is THE cheapest and laziest way to tell a story. Wrap this up soon … please!

Oh and I guess Christine must have a magnet to her butt or something because she is getting hit by a car again. Of all the people in Genoa City. Is this like the guy in the movie, The Great Outdoors that keeps getting hit by lightning? Wasn’t the whole “flirting with disaster” enough? Now we have to have an expectant mother run down with a car.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@harry. Now look what you’ve done, harry. I have a very painful stitch on my side from laughing…LOL.

Christy
Christy

Did you all see Kristen Alderson in the audience of the Bachelor on Monday? I swear it was her.

Hayley doesn’t seem to fit, literally and figuratively, in the role of Kiki…. but we’ll see. She should go see Franko and see if he says she looks different or I don’t recognize you or who are you… especially after those last scenes with Kristen. 🙂

Rita
Rita

Love the changes!! Kristen was so amazing but since she has moved on for now this is a great decision.

And welcome Lachlan I think you look like Jacks son!! Please please give him a good story.
Y&r fan fo 39 yrs and counting and gh 50

Rita
Rita

the inexperience of soaps come on !!!

Nancy
Nancy

I actually do no like either actor in these roles. They are not very good.

Arbie
Arbie

It’s been awhile since Hayley Erin started her role as Kiki. I’ve tried to be patient with her growth but haven’t seen any. The scenes with her shrieking over her father and at Franco were over played and not genuine. I’m really upset about Michael Easton leaving the show too. I’d love to see someone else given a shot as Kiki.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Launches ‘State of Mind’ Website

Over the weekend, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny Coinrthos) had been teasing on social media that he was about to debut on Sunday.  Well, it’s here! Benard has launched his brand new website, MB’s State of Mind (www.mbstateofmind.com).

On the site homepage is Benard’s mission statement.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

The new site features merchandise including:’State of Mind” t-shirts in various colors, as well as way to pre-order Maurice’s upcoming memoir, Nothing General About it.   In addition, Benard shares his “Sunday Sessions” in a special section, as well as his upcoming tour dates, with more content to come.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.

As many know, Benard is a mental health advocate having been very open about his own struggles with mental illness over the years, and how he wants to continue to dispel the stigma of those who battle with it.

The new site offers links to three organizations close to Maurice: Nami (National Alliance of Mental Health), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and the International Bipolar Foundation.

Maurice released a video talking about how ‘State of Mind’ came to him one night following an anxiety attack.  Watch it below.

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General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Friday’s episode of General Hospital combined with Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, saw Daytime Emmy-winner, Cynthia Watros, run through the gamut of emotions in her portrayal of the duped Nina Reeves on her wedding day and the aftermath.

Watros, who made Annie Dutton of Springfield and Guiding Light one of the most memorable soap roles of all-time, showed GH viewers why she is just THAT good!  We have always said that Cynthia can play: drama, romance, torture, cray-cray, heartbreak all rolled-into-one; especially when given the material.

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In story, after part of the secret is out that Sasha (Sofia Matteson) is not really Nina’s bio-daughter – Nina, who has had everything she believed in fall in on her, tries to regain her strength to go back to Wyndemere to face Valentin, and move out of his house.  Once there to get her things, Nina tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that where she goes is no longer his business.

Valentin admits that he was looking for her daughter which caused this whole situation, but he also does not admit his part in the Sasha cover-up and that he was the one paying her to portray Nina’s daughter.  He even goes so far to insist that Sasha’s actions were all her own.  Nina still does not believe him.  After she packs her bag, and heads for the door. Valentin tells her that his life is meaningless without her. Nina basically says, “True, that” in so many words … and makes her exit.

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Next, with sunglasses on, Nina returns to the workplace at Crimson where she finds Sasha with Michael (Chad Duell) and Lucy (Lynn Herring).  She calls security and tells them all to get out.  Sasha then spins a yarn, much to the chagrin of the audience, knowing that if she implicates Liesl (Kathleen Gati) and Valentin, Nina would be devastated.  So, Sasha says she acted alone and faked being Nina’s daughter, when she was contacted by her attorney, and she was in cahoots with the guy … until he suddenly died!  What!?  Nina looks very suspicious… and throws back that how would Sasha know how to change three DNA test results.  Sasha had an answer for that – she had a friend who works in a lab do it.   Nina still believes she could not have done this alone without Valentin.  Then, in a heartbreaking speech, Watros as Nina shares how she has lost everything: her daughter, her marriage, hope she even had a daughter in the first place, and the list goes on.

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And … let’s not forget Tuesday’s nuptials, which we gave our review and recap previously here.  It is there that Nina is first blindsided, and the betrayal, rage, and hurt displayed by Watros was all top-notch.  Here is Nina finally marrying the man she loves, whom she had to allow herself to come to trust all over again so she could be with him, even with all of the warning signs around her.  Not only does she have Lulu (Emme Rylan) spoil her nuptials with exposing the secret of Sasha, but then has to process the deception  which means to her that maybe she never had the child she so desperately wanted and believed she had all along.

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The Friday cliffhanger though posed an upcoming intriguing scene.  Ava (Maura West) showed up with a bottle of booze to commiserate with Nina at Crimson (The same woman who Nina literally ripped the baby right out her and kidnapped it in a heinous revenge plot).  Will these two wronged woman team up?  Will there be hell to pay?  That is yet to be seen, but without a doubt, Cynthia Watros is Michael Fairman TV’s ‘Power Performance of the Week’.

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James Patrick Stuart Finally Gets His Photo In The Hallways at General Hospital: Watch What Happens!

Where has James Patrick Stuart’s (Valentin Cassadine) photo been all this time from the dressing room area at General Hospital?  Well, looks like we may have the answer to that question!

In a brand new video ditty posted by the folks at GH, Stuart is seen combing the hallways looking for his portrait along with the other major stars of the ABC daytime drama series .. problem is … it’s MIA! Something James takes notice off.

Then, in a time-jump (LOL), Stuart finally gets his big moment when he officially joins the ranks of the cast with his photo being unveiled right next to Maurice Benard’s (Sonny) picture.

The tweet accompanying the video relates: “Contrary to Valentin’s opinion… @japastu is having the best week ever.”   Of course, the tweet refers to Stuart’s character who has just had a disaster-filled wedding to Nina (Cynthia Watros)

Watch what happens below.

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