Now that Guiding Light fans have had a chance to watch Jeff Branson as Shayne Lewis I'd love to know what your first impressions have been. On All My Children I thought he was a good actor but I couldn't stand that he was a Lavery and I hated the love story with Lily.
What are your impressions of Branson on Guiding Light?
Welcome to the Thanksgiving weekend edition of Mel's Guiding Gossip. My apologies for not having this up last week, but real life got in the way once again. The year is winding down but the drama on Guiding Light is picking up speed. A wedding, two character returns and a kiss send shockwaves through the small town of Springfield. Get ready for all the juicy gossip, rumors, scoops and spoilers for the week of December 1st.
Coop/Beth/Alan/Buzz: Coop (John Driscoll) and Beth's tawdry affair is getting to be too much for them to handle. Beth tells Coop their relationship is becoming too complicated and she's doesn't know if she can keep up the fling. A depressed Coop goes to Buzz and spills the beans about his affair with Beth. What does Buzz say?
Meanwhile, Beth is having the same conversation with Lillian. Lillian ends up forcing Beth to make a decision. Who does she choose? Later on, Coop has confrontation with Alan. About what? Speaking of Alan, later in the week he makes a deal with Cyrus. What are the terms of the deal? READ MORE
Is there somewhere a fan can register a formal complaint because I'd like to make one, specifically with All My Children?
A few years back an unknown by the name of James Scott debuted on All My Children as Ethan Cambias. Two years later Ethan had been written into a corner and killed off. Fortunately, he quickly found a home on Days of Our Lives as EJ Wells DiMera and is now one third of the show's hottest triangle.
In 2004 Jeff Branson debuted as Jonathan Lavery and proved he had acting chops, holding his own amid a controversial storyline. But like James Scott's Ethan, Jonathan was written into a corner and then phased out of the show on the quite. Branson is now set to appear on Guiding Light as Shayne Lewis. Granted, we have yet to see how the role of Shayne Lewis fits with Branson but to be sure a lot of All My Children fans will be watching, either on TV or through YouTube highlights. READ MORE
We were wondering how long it would take for a show to scoop up Jeff Branson after he left All My Children. Now we know. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Guiding Light has cast Branson as the new Shayne Lewis. It should be interesting to see what kind of dynamic Branson's Shayne has with Kim Zimmer's Reva in comparison to Tom Pelphrey's Jonathon.