When the news that The CW was developing a spinoff of Beverly Hills, 90210 was still in its infancy, we asked you which daytime stars you'd like to see on the new show. Alas, neither Van Hansis nor Kirsten Storms has made the jump to good old West Bev as of yet, but both Drew Tyler Bell and the bra-zilliant Michael Graziadei have booked air time on the teen soap. So in keeping with tradition, now that news has been broken that a possible Melrose Place update could soon turn up on our screens, which daytime stars would you like to see living it up at Amanda Woodward's motel-style, SoCal apartment complex?
Check out some great Halloween's past on General Hospital!
General Hospital's Sam vs. Liz (Kelly Monaco and Rebecca Herbst) debate is one that rages across the web, on blogs and in forums. Ironically, instead of building on the rivalry and amping things up to draw viewers in, since last fall's cat fight at the Black and White Ball the show seems to have slowly ebbed off the rivalry, to the point that now Sam and Liz are actually almost friendly to one another. Honestly, I don't understand why the show hasn't turned Sam and Liz into the next great rivalry. All the pieces are there.
Last fall I posted Why I Hate Sam From A-Z. Recently, the post made a reappearance and now long-time Daytime Confidential reader and TV Fan Online Forum member Erica's Evil Twin has written a rebuttal. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
The other day I was thinking, quite a shock I know, about the fact that very few of today's soaps have true "teen" (pre college) storylines anymore.
Gone are the days of teen storylines such as General Hospital's Lucky, Elizabeth, Nikolas and Emily, Days of Our Lives' Belle, Shawn, Chloe and Brady and The Young and the Restless' Glo by Jabot Kids. The classic "four teen" formula that dominated much of soaps through the late 90's, and made stars out of Jonathan Jackson, Rebecca Herbst, Tyler Christopher, Kirsten Storms, Jason Cook, Nadia Bjorlin, Kyle Lowder, Farah Fath and countless others before them, seems to have been replaced by the "duo."
As the World Turns has Parker and Liberty. General Hospital doesn't have any true teens. The Young and the Restless has Noah and Eden. The Bold and the Beautiful has Stephanie and Marcus (not true teens). All My Children's last attempt at recreating the forumla bombed and the show is now rebuilding with Colby and Petey. Guiding Light has Daisy and Rafe. Days of Our Lives, which practically defined the formula with Sami, Austin, Carrie and Lucas, has no true teen characters except maybe Melanie. A character not even Blake Berris' Nick Fallon (a post college character) can save.
At the moment only One Life to Live seems to be following the "four teen" formula with Starr (Kristen Alderson), Cole (Brandon Buddy), Langston (Brittany Underwood) and Markko Rivera (Jason Tam). Now granted, at least one of these four actors isn't actually a teen, but the characters are all still in highschool. In honor of these four characters I thought I'd see which couple fans enjoy most.
Which couple is your favorite?
If you are a Liason fan and haven't watched this clip you need to. This may quite possibly be the best Liason (Steve Burton and Rebecca Herbst) fan clip I've seen. It raises the question of why General Hospital doesn't do more to try and bring these two together instead of stringing us, the fans, along.