Ken Corday's head scratcher of the soap millenium decision to gut his two biggest stars, while seemingly courting ever actor from Passions, even the chimp, has the mainstream press taking notice. Notorious gossip blogger Perez Hilton posted about the firings of Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn and the New York Post also weighed in. It seems unlike the late James Reilly, the only time the team of Corday and Dena Higley know how to generate mainstream press is when they make colassal blunders. This thing is gonna get ugly.
The news that Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn have been fired from Days of Our Lives pulled me out of my self-imposed moratorium on posting for the next few days, drowning as I am in work. However as I watched this news filter out over the internets and the intertubes, the completely understandable and justifiable reactions by fans of shock, anger, disbelief and inevitable doomsaying about the future of Days were leavened by my sense that something was amiss in my own reaction. At first I couldn't put my finger on it until it hit me out of the blue.
My reaction was, "Whatever." READ MORE
RUMOR PATROL: Is Drake Hogestyn OUT at Days Of Our Lives?; Why Are Soaps Throwing The Vets Out With The Bathwater?By Jamey Giddens on November 15, 2008
Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Praise Daytime. Okay, we bring you this with trepidation because we all know how whenever news stories are broken by online sites, the soaps love to run to the print mags to yell "not true" only for it to be later confirmed that the online sites were right all along, i.e. the on set turmoil with Dena Higley on Days, Ed Scott's firing, Josh Griffith being out at Y&R, Andrea Evans leaving OLTL, etc., however online sources are saying that Days of Our Lives front man Drake Hogestyn has once again been let go. READ MORE
Sorry this is late, I've only just managed to catch up on Wednesday's, Thursday's and Friday's episodes (Friday's thoughts to come later).
Wednesday's Episode - 10.01.08
Caroline: It's not looking good for Caroline - only her prints on the murder weapon and the DA is going to press charges. The fibers found at the scene are of a cotton blend, so that's no help clearing her at this stage. I bet they end up belonging to Max - even though he's innocent of the murder as well (in my opinion).
Victor: I like that Victor wants to help Caroline and it does seem as though they are moving towards a Caroline/Victor re-pairing. I guess enough time has passed since Grandpa Shawn died? READ MORE