In a world where the stock market is crashing, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs decide they would be better off as banks, the price of a barrel of oil jumps $16 in one day, and a Federal bailout plan threatens to balloon between $700 billion and a trillion dollars or more, everyone needs a little Emma Snyder in their lives.
I thought today was a strong episode of As the World Turns. The Chris/Alison/Aaron triangle continued to make less and less sense given that we (the online "we") know that Dylan Bruce is leaving as Chris Hughes while the "Who's The Baby Daddy?" story line is apparently ramping up. Lily and Holden got closer after bringing Ethan home from the hospital. Derek made an outrageous request of Bonnie to be his lawyer, which she wisely refused (although we know Paul is going to rope her into it to help find Meg). Colleen Zenk Pinter was phenomenal with the little bit that Barbara was given to do. Dallas increased his line count to about eight while Ethan officially became The Cutest Kid on Daytime.
But the pure pleasure for today was Kathleen Widdoes as Emma. She certainly wasn't the star of today's show. She's not hip. She doesn't fit the desired 18-34 demographic. She's not a size 0 and she's not a hair model, but that's the point. READ MORE
As the World Turns rolled out a new bumper that is pretty snazzy and makes everyone look great and the wonderful Colleen Zenk Pinter look amazing. Check it out.
It's official, As The World Turns is BACK! I just caught up on last week's episodes and to borrrow from the Gossip Girl viral media campaign, OMFG. It is been so long since I've been glued to my seat by a rich, complex, character-driven helping of heaping good daytime drama.
Carly and Holden: An Affair to Remember
The explosive climax (te he he) of Carly and Holden's affair spun off several believable story threads featuring characters we know and love like Brad and Katie, Jack and Janet, Luke, Noah, Parker and Janet. Who knew soaps still knew how to do umbrella stories that don't involve serial killers, explosions or memories on a disk?
Giving props where props are due
There are so many people to give kudos to for these amazing episodes that it's hard to know where to begin. Maura West is arguably the best actress on her network as she continues to prove day in and day out. READ MORE
On today's CBS and Days of Our Lives' Daytime Confidential episode Luke, Mike and Nicki discuss the latest on As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless including...
Lily Snyder Guns It: Has As the World Turns' Lily Snyder lost it as she guns her car's engine to run down Carly? Can the writers get away with this happening to the character since Martha Bryne isn't in the role?
Blatantly Using Owen: Felicia getting her hooks into Owen Knight and she isn't the only one who wants a piece of him, so does Daytime Confidential's Nicki. Speaking of psychos, what's it going to take for Bridget to lose it and go crazy?
Cat Fights: Days of our Lives' Sami, Chloe and Nicole highly anticipated cat fight happened this last week and it didn't last long enough. What has happened to knock-down-drag-out cat fights?
Ava's Out: Michelle Ray Smith is out as Ava on Guiding Light and the Daytime Confidential gang discusses where the show goes from here. Mike has some definite opinions on Cyrus' brother.
Raya Meddine Let Go: Word has it that Raya Meddine has been let go from The Young and the Restless and we're discussing which character would have been a better rival of Nikki for Victor's affection.
All this and much more on today's CBS and Days of our Lives show.
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Wondering what Noelle Beck's take on Lily Snyder is going to be? Check out this preview from Thursday's episode.
Thanks to MarkDutchViewer for the tip!
It's look like Noelle Beck (Lily, As The World Turns) isn't the only cast member of ABC's recent stinker Cashmere Mafia who has found herself new employment possibilities. Lucy Liu is in serious negotiations to join the cast of the far superior ABC primetime soap Dirty Sexy Money next season as a regular. However her potential role on the show is contigent upon whether or not ABC actually cancels Mafia or decides to bring it back as a midseason replacement. I'm sorry, but bringing Cashmere Mafia back would be the equivalent of giving New York from Flavor of Love her own series. Oh wait, they did that. Cashmere Mafia was a dismal attempt at recapturing the fabulosity that was Sex and the City. NBC's Lipstick Jungle is a much closer match in spirit and style to the groundbreaking HBO hit both shows were trying to mimick. I say put a fork in Mafia and let Lucy go romp it up with the Darlings, the best dysfunctional clan to hit TV since General Hospital's Quartermaine's started catching one fatal bullet after another!