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Jan 6, 2003
Picks of the Year!
You asked for it, you got it! I've gotten a ton of mail asking for my take on what rocked and what sucked in 2002 for ABC Soaps, so this week, I will be running a three part series of my picks for 2002. This column will center around AMC. OLTL and GH will be posted in the next day or so. Walk with me, darling, back through the things you'll love to remember and the things you'll try to forget about All My Children, 2002.
BEST BIT PART
That should also be listed as saddest misuse
of an unmined resource: Tom Wopat as Hank Pellam, that ubersexy
traveling troubadour who wooed Opal, then slipped out of Pine Valley as
stealthily as he entered, taking Sage's heart with him. C'mon,
folks...bring back the Duke!!
BEST SURPRISE COUPLE
Brooke and Adam! What a fun romp! Honorable mention goes to Vanessa and Larry, her Chauffer.
Anything with Mateo in it, particularly "Mateo works for Proteus." Honorable mention goes to "Dixie's Dying," not the last time when she presumably did die, but when David rushed to...how forgettable is this? The Caribbean?? Somewhere? to save Dixie with his special lucky experimental drugs.
LUCK WITH MEN
You might think the Widow duPres would get this award, but at least she got a little bit of happy this year. The prize goes to poor Simone who first fell for a married man (Mateo), then was forced to wear a Scarlet "W" (figure that one out) for daring (*gasp*) to find the gorgeous Mark Pinter irresistible (and who had a heart attack on her, and I do mean ON her), then hooked up with the handsome Frank Hubbard who had the misfortune of filming her brother's overdose. Not a good year for Simone! Honorable mention to Kendall who could not stay out of her own way. I'd also choose Bianca if I didn't want to kill her every time she opens her mouth.
Chris is Ryan's daddy. I loved the pace and I loved the way the story unfolded. The acting was great and it left me satisfied. I thought this far surpassed "Who's Proteus," which in my opinion, kind of fell flat.
Edmund and Brooke.
Like walking in on your parents having sex. It was yuck from beginning
JOB MONEY CAN BUY
manipulated into the job of Police Chief by Chris Stamp. Poor Derrick!
Mia's shift from Angry
Young Woman to something between Mary Poppins and Amy from Little Women.
I would give honorable mention to TreyBen Kenyon-Sheppard, but I think he's
still a baaaad boy at heart, where Mia is practically perfect in every way.
Liza's tumor. Sure, the story was fairly stupid, but man, did she look sick or what??
BLATANT AND OFFENSIVE USE OF COMMERCIALISM IN THE CONTEXT OF A THEORETICALLY
DRAMATIC SHOW EVER
See, you guys thought I was going to be all up Eva LaRue's butt, didn't you?
It was all going to be about Julia, wasn't it? Nope. I loved the
scenes I got with Arlene when Enzo was sick. I even liked the stupid
scene in the bar with Mateo. I love my baaad girl!
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Jan 6, 2003
*cough* Choose "optimistic!" Make this year count! Those seconds are ticking!!
Jan 3, 2003
[echo chamber, you know the drill!]
THIS JUST IN!!!
Look for the end of January to bring a murder conviction...or two.
Jan 3, 2003
In a surprise move, tvguide.com announced today that J. Eddie Peck has been released from his contract in the role of Jake Martin on AMC. No other details have been given on important stuff such as whether or not a recast is in the works or when Peck's last airdate will be. Peck has been in the role since September of 2000 when he took over the role from Michael Lowry.
Amber Tamblyn recently clarified on her board that GH actual did contact her about two months ago with an offer to return but their terms were not workable for her. She apologized for misleading her fans into thinking she had not been contacted.
Hi. These are RUMORS. They are fairly RELIABLE rumors, but they are not yet SCOOPS or SPOILERS. They are RUMORS and may or may not come to pass. Please do not mistake these for SCOOPS or imagine that I am PASSING MYSELF OFF AS A SCOOPSTER by reporting these so called "rumors" in my "RUMOR COLUMN." I am not claiming that this is NEW or EARTH-SHATTERING information since I am REPORTING GOSSIP which you may *gasp* have already heard but guess what??? Maybe others HAVEN'T heard it and were too busy having a LIFE to haunt every website on the net and find every rumor, so I am merely reporting GOSSIP as is my assigned task at Eye on Soaps. So as you have been instructed to do so on so many message boards, PLEASE take Sage with a grain of salt (and maybe some oregano or perhaps a dash of kiss my ass) for a fine tasting stew. Anyway, on to the column for the NICE folks out there who just want to kick back and have a good time with the DISH!!
We hear Zander's back story in part by way of Cameron confiding the loss of his son, Peter, in a hunting accident. She in turn tells him that Ned is not the biological father of her baby.
There's a whoooole lotta slappin' going on!
Ned may inadvertently put Alexis and Kristina in harm's way with his involvement with Faith. And what was the deal with getting Zander all mixed up in his affair? Pfft. I like a lot about the new, more aggressive, hornier Ned, but taking Zander down the dark trail isn't impressing me!!
I'm *still* hearing the Brenda and Sonny chant going on and it's getting louder since Carly and Ric have had their heads together talking about how great it would be to be "out of the life." My feeling is that there is NO WAY Sonny will ever leave his mob life and I hope they are not going to go through another "Carly Betrays Sonny" story. I keep thinking about that rumor from a while back where Carly finds out she'd pregnant just as Sonny is pissed at her for something and ready to ditch. SURELY we are not going to do High Octane Lily Redux where Sonny not only stays with Carly out of obligation to the baby, but also hates her for some betrayal real or imagined! We know that no couple stays together for any length of time on the soaps, but would Guza risk busting up his star couple or will it be more fire to forge the sword?
Since I've really been noticing what a wonderful actress Tamara Braun has turned out to be now that she is occasionally allowed out of the Sonny Cave to interact with other characters/actors, I have to say I'd not reject the idea overtly. Carly has awesome energy with Jax and Ric, as well as with Scott and AJ, so I would welcome her being out there in the world a bit more.
Let's find out if the powers that be would go for Super Couple Break Up #2 with Jax and Brenda. Their fans (the ones that are left) are all convinced that nothing can come between them and I offer that the only thing that probably can is the pen of Guza and Pratt, which holds no loyalty to any coupling.
I'm hearing LOTS of buzz about Brenda and Jax not being long for this world. Between rumors about Guza loving the chemistry between Brenda and Jason versus Sonny's window being left open for her to crawl through again versus Brenda really turning out to be Alcazar's murderer and being sent away, the break up gossip is flying! I don't see them ever making it all the way through a marriage ceremony, but who knows? Maybe with one marriage, two weddings and now three engagements behind them, they might make it through. They keep trying and it keeps not happening, sort of like turkey dinner for the Quartermaines' Thanksgiving. The only time these two made it through (as opposed to "to") the altar was when Jax sprang it on her unexpectedly on the yacht when she barely knew him! Rumors are that this time, Brenda gets antsy and backs out before they can go through with it.
TONS of former Jax and Brenda fans are writing to me to tell me that Jax's behavior as of late has totally turned them off to the couple. I don't think I've ever in the history of GH seen a couple so quickly lose so many supporters. There are still hoards of devoted Brenda and Jax fans out there of course, most of whom are filled to the brim and overflowing with justifications and excuses for what the defectors are crying on their way out the door. Sadly, it seems to be turning into a civil war amongst the devout and ex-devout. What actually happens remains to be seen. Nothing is ever written in stone until it hits the screen!! Technically, post-production editing could occur right up until the episode airs!! All any of us can do is go by what the spoilers and sources tell us and report what we hear!
The subject of Skye is also a heated debate among the GH fans. The saddest thing I'm seeing is that a lot of people are holding the whole of ABC soap watching fans responsible for knowing things that happened in her life 100 years and 20-30 writing teams ago on AMC. It's quickly reaching the laughable point (this skit from an old Saturday Night Live is coming to mind starring William Shatner where he played William Shatner going to a Star Trek convention. When the Trekkers are asking questions like, "Okay, um, when you were gonna beam down to the planet, okay, for the last time in Episode 25? I was wondering, like um, w-w-what was going on with the crew in that particular...?" and Shatner responds with something like, "WTF? Episode 25? Don't you people have lives?"). The GH people can only judge Skye based on what they've seen her do on GH and the OLTL people might only be able to judge her there! The Society of Creative Anachronisms for Soaps are going to have to just suck it up and deal with that fact as a natural fallout of the unnatural migration of a character through three different soaps! To expect more is absolutely ludicrous! Not everyone has followed her across all three soaps to know her history since birth! To them, that's like holding them accountable for knowing Jax's history before he was on the show when for all intents and purposes, there was no Jax! It is really, really amazing how far people with a platform and an agenda will go to demand to be right, even to attack any who don't know the full history of all three shows! I could not believe the letter I got from some person on a message board fussing at me about the "irresponsible people" who don't understand Skye's history before they "like" her. Pfft.
The rumors are also flying about Courtney and Jason, who won't likely make it past February sweeps. A friend of mine from the set heard that Brian Frons told Guza in so many words, "Just end it" and Guza told him, "With pleasure." So how will they do it? That is still to be seen, but whether it is because Courtney can't stop saving Jason and he makes good on his threat to walk away or she truly does start to feel love for AJ again, I don't see it going far. If Jason stays married to Brenda and gets embroiled in a triangle with Ric and Liz, he's going to be a busy man with or without Courtney!
Yep, rumors are that Billy Warlock has an offer on the table to return to the role of Frankie Brady on DOOL. Who could fault him if he takes it? Guza has always proven in the past that AJ can NEVER have a redeeming moment, so I would think someone would get tired of playing such a once dimensional character.
Another rumor has Mike getting caught in mob crossfire, possibly with Jason firing a fatal shot. Seeing Sonny respond to the death of his father would be interesting, given all of the opportunities he's had to make things right with Dad. I'm also hearing about more than Courtney coming between Sonny and Jason, so this could get good if they go this way.
So as you can see, there's LOTS of gossip out there as usual!! Just thought I'd pass some of it along!
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|Jan 1-3, 2003||Dec 28-31||Dec 23-27|
|Dec 19-20||Dec 17-19||Dec 10-16|
|Dec 9, 2002||through Dec 5, 2002||Nov 25-27|
|Nov 18-24, 2002||Nov 9-16, 2002||Nov 1-8, 2002|
|Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2002||Oct 22-29, 2002||Oct 21, 2002|
|Oct 17-18, 2002||Oct 12-14, 2002||Oct 7-12, 2002|
|Oct 1-4, 2002||Sept 20-25, 2002||Sept 16-18, 2002|
|Sept 9, 2002||Sept 2-4, 2002||August 26-27|
|August 19, 2002||August 12, 2002||July 28, 2002|
|July 18 - 27,.2002||July 12-16, 2002||July 11, 2002|
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|June 2002||May 2002||April 2002|
|Mar 2002||Feb 2002||Jan 10-31, 2002|
|Jan 1-10, 2002||Dec 2001||Nov 2001|
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