shipperx: (True Blood- Tara Ain't Buyin' Shit)
Why does LJ always have ONTD on the front sign-in page?

And I see that the top comment one is that Susan Lucci and Sarah Michelle Gellar had a feud back during their AMC days.

Um... yeah, this is not news.  Well, well,  well known among AMC watchers back in the day.  It hardly qualifies as a 'secret'.

But the headline is that Susan Lucci got SMG fired.  Er... I'm guessing the same people who think that it's news that SL and SMG didn't like each other don't know enough to know that there is simply no way in hell this is true based on the timing of contracts, announcements, and the storylines involved.
SMG blindsided everyone involved when announcing -- on air --  in her acceptance speech when she won her Emmy that she wasn't going to renew her contract. Soap press -- and SHOW -- were shocked by the announcement.  It was a surprise.   It was a thing!  Soap Press covered everyone's reactions because it was an out-of-the-blue announcement.  By her.  On stage.

The show didn't have an exit storyline planned for her.  They hadn't planned on her character exiting, and the existing plot had to be truncated and new story had to be pulled out of the show's asses to accommodate her not renewing her contract (a story that never made much sense, btw, and got disposed of once they brought the character back a couple of years later).

The show was not prepared to lose SMG's character (a character who was slated to become and who eventually became a show staple. When they recast the character a couple of years after SMG's exit, the character remained on canvas until the end of the show, having become arguably one of its most central characters).  The swerve in story was 100% obvious at the time because it was so clearly a detour in the storyline engineered after her announcement at the Emmys.

SMG didn't re-sign her contract and exited at the end of her contract despite the show wanting her to stay (which, come on!  It was a good career move for her at that time to move on.  Look at what it did for her career-wise to jump while the jumping was at its apex.  It was a smart move!).  SMG was. not. fired.

I always side-eye Lucci getting tagged with this because it always seems to stem from people being incapable of separating Lucci from her character, the diva-ish Erica Kane.  Lucci -- the actual woman -- as opposed to the fictional character that she played, was never known to be much of an instigator.  She was on the show for 35 years and did not have a history either before or after SMG of on-going feuds or diva behavior with other actors (or actresses to use a gendered term)*  I would suppose that Lucci being on the same show for 35 years (throughout many different regimes running the show and that misogynist asswipe Brian-what's-his-sexist face who took over running all of ABC Daytime in the late 90s-00s) that Lucci wasn't a boat-rocker. She appeared happy to go along with the status quo. That's not all that high maintenance in showbiz.

Lucci  was not Erica Kane. She simply played her on TV.

An actress is not her character (Alyson Sweeney is reportedly a nice person as well, despite playing Days bitch-in-residence Sami Brady.) Playing an OTT soap diva doesn't necessarily mean that an actress is a real life shrew. They may not be great or even good actresses, but that doesn't mean that they are the characters that they play on screen.

Plus, it's not like Lucci didn't have other actresses playing her adult daughters on the show.   Not only was SMG not the only actress to play an adult daughter of Lucci's character (and other than the little-kid version of Bianca, SMG was the YOUNGEST actress portraying one of Lucci's daughters ...at the time she was portraying her.  {It was downright ludicrous that SMG was 16 playing a 24 year old, anyway.  Not only did she NOT look 24 but it made it hella uncomfortable watching her character attempt to seduce her 50-something stepfather... ::shudder::} So it cannot be an age thing either.  A few years later it would be a 32 year old recast playing the same character as SMG, and Lucci and Minshew got along from her hiring through the end of the show just a couple of years ago).

Anyway, SMG was not the only actress to be nominated or to win the Emmy by playing one of Lucci's daughters on AMC.  SMG's replacement repeatedly got nominated for an Emmy (for the same role).  And the actress who played SMG's character's sister won more than once (in fact... I think BOTH women who played the adult version of SMG's character's sister were nominated for that role....which...erm... guys.  In case no one knows this, the 'younger daytime actress' (and younger daytime actor {looking at you yelly-mc-yellerson when you played recast Lucky Spencer...)  Emmy is a joke.  Always has been.  Yes, even more of a joke than all the other Daytime Emmys... which are uniformly a bit of a LOL  (for example:  It hands out Emmys to the likes of Days of Our Lives... for real! Even for writing (once).  I mean, seriously.  That places things in perspective.)    So, where awards are concerned, it's not the greatest one that an actor can get.  Or within many, many, many miles of it.  )  And all three four actresses who played Lucci's daughters were nominated for Emmys (and a couple won) . (Basically, the 'Kane women' were some of the most showcased characters of the show).  So, again, this wasn't a SMG-specific thing.  [And Michael B. Jordon -- yes, that one -- played Lucci's adopted son.  So SMG isn't the only one to have mainstream success.  For that matter, Amanda Seyfried started on AMC in the 00s as well...]

What's more, the "Kathy Griffen says..." rumor says SMG was fired by Lucci because SMG won the Emmy.  Um... SMG announced her exit as part of her acceptance speech, and the soap press at the time revealed that EVERYONE was shocked by the announcement. Including the show.  That gives Lucci approximately a 1 minute opportunity to stink-eye and magically fire SMG while SMG walked down the aisle to the stage... or something.

And the feud was not taking place while SMG was off being successful elsewhere, but while SMG was just an unknown soap vixen, so it cannot boil down to 'career envy'.  At that point in time, when this would've happened, Lucci was substantially the more successful of the two (it reversed AFTER SMG left the show) and Lucci had front-burner storylines on the show during the entirity of SMG's tenure with the show.  She wasn't being sidelined.

At any rate, it simply does not really fit the timeline, the in-show writing, or the general  circustances that Lucci supposedly  engineered the firing of a 16 year old girl (Wasn't SMG 19 by then?)  apparently without the show knowing about it... because they would've planned a better exit if it was the show firing SMG.  And it would've had to be the show and Agnes Nixon firing SMG because Agnes Nixon (and whoever was beneath her at that time) ran the show not Lucci, who was only an actress even if perhaps the highest profile one.  {I've heard of actresses 'getting' a couple of actors fired... but in both those cases it stemmed from actresses accusing actors of sexual harrassment with said actors being abruptly replaced/recast as love interests  {one guy this happened to, had it happen on two different shows with a total of 4 actresses accusing him -- 3 on one show, 1 on the other so...yeah.  He was scuzzy and the shows were fearing lawsuits... especially given that he revealed he'd also been dating a teenaged -- jailbait-- costar.... while he was in his mid-thirties.)

So... I'm just not buying that Lucci had SMG fired.

It might make juicy 'gossip' for Kathy Griffen to float that (why at this late date, I do not know.  But, I guess, it works better when people don't remember the context of SMG's announcement and exit.) Given the shock surrounding SMG's Emmy announcement that she was leaving and the show having been blindsided by it such that they were not yet prepared for an exit storyline -- and had to pull one out of their asses -- yet STILL had a couple of months to write and film the SMG exit storyline (so she didn't just disappear overnight or had the character suddenly recast (as is what generally happens with abruptly fired actors on soaps). They instead wrote  and filmed a 'happy ending' plot for the character, having her within-a-few-weeks-fall-in-love with 'good guy' Del, with her swearing off her perpetual revenge against her mother to run off to 'be happy' with the {temporary} 'love of her life' (Want to know who got fired?  The guy who played Del who got written off with her!).

Anyway, way to pull out ancient gossip and mangle it.


* Noted while Lucci has no track record of feuding, SMG has a few known 'feuds' in her history... (Neve Campbell, Charisma Carpenter, and Alyson Hannigan among them).

Silliness

Jun. 27th, 2013 01:46 pm
shipperx: (Fringe Cast)
Something silly for the day.

TVGuides 50 top Soap Moments (as I confess to a lifetime of soap viewing with some commentary...  BTW -- Opera's network has picked up the HULU version of One Life and All My Children!)

Sordid secrets, evil twins, mind-blowing returns from the dead and love in the afternoon so lushly romantic it makes our knees buckle. We're talking, of course, about daytime soaps, which have been bubbling over with escapist thrills since 1946. Here, like sands through the hourglass, are the grandest, wildest, most shocking moments of our soap-viewing lives — the ones that made us all tune in tomorrow.

1. Luke and Laura's Wedding, General Hospital (1981)
A record 30 million people — many who skipped class or called in sick to work — watched as raucous rebel Lucas Lorenzo Spencer married his earth angel, Laura Baldwin. It's been 31 years and those two still make us swoon.

<blockquote>Guilty as charged.  Faked an illness to stay home from school to watch this.  (And I was probably too young to have been watching the story in the first place!)  I know.  I know.  Did it anyway.  VCRs weren't common in those days, y'know!</blockquote>

2. BJ's heart, General Hospital (1994)
After a devastating school-van accident, the heart of little BJ Jones was transplanted into her dying cousin, Maxie. Tragedy met ­catharsis when BJ's dad, Tony, laid his head on his niece's chest and quietly listened to his daughter's heart, once again pulsing with life.

<blockquote>I won't even snark about this one.  This was absollutely THE best soap moment ever as far as I'm concerned.  It was gutwrenching.  And the headwriter handled it perfectly so that it resonated through most of the cast.  I still remember Felicia (who was the thrilled mother of the child who received the heart transplant hearing that the heart actually came from her neice... and then collapsing into sobs in the corridor of the hospital.  Joy and sorrow in the same scene.  And Lucy Coe, who had just recently lost her child Serena when Scott, who had custody, disappeared to parts unknown, discovered that her ex-husband Tony's child -- one that she had been stepmother too -- had just tragically died, and her also breaking down into tears.  And then there was BJ's adopted mother, Tony's current wife, who had fallen into bed with a bad guy JUST as her daughter was killed... and Tony discovering it just as his daughter died.  His fury was... wow.  But impossible not to feel for the guy as his world fell apart, and he went to Maxie's bedside to listen to BJ's heart.  This was one case where a soap actually hit things out of the park.  It's been almost 20 years and I STILL remember all of that because it was so darn powerful.</blockquote>

3. Marlena's possession, Days of Our Lives (1995)
Satan raised holy hell in the sleepy town of Salem, desecrating the local Catholic church and fighting for the body and soul of trusted shrink Marlena Evans. In one cheesetastic scene, Marlena levitated.

<blockquote>Cheesetastic?  Oh was it ever.  It was truly one of the most batshit hilarious things I had ever seen (Up until that point as loopy as Days had been, it had not gone the time travel/clones/ghosts/aliens routes as other shows -- to that point-- so when it became obvious that they were trying to sell this plot as Marlena being possessed by Satan and John/Roman/Forrest/Amnesia/Mercenary/JewelThief/Brain Surgeon (not kidding, he was one week)/Pilot/Priest/Oh whoever he was that week was going to 'save'her in an excorcism? And then she levitated?  I tell you I LITERALLY fell on the floor laughing.  It was the funniest thing ever until... Well, wait a few numbers down... </blockquote>

4. Bert's diagnosis, Guiding Light(1962)
In daytime's first social-issue storyline, Springfield mom Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) contracted uterine cancer but found out in time, thanks to an early pap smear.

5. Karen's testimony, One Life to Live (1979)
In a scorching courtroom meltdown, Llanview hausfrau Karen Wolek (Judith Light) was forced to reveal her secret life as a prostitute. Her blindsided hubby, ­Larry, immediately demanded a ­divorce. The upside: Light won an Emmy.

<blockquote>Now this storyline I was definitely, definitely WAY TOO YOUNG TO HAVE BEEN WATCHING! I was what?  7?   Again, though, I was totally watching.  And I REMEMBER it!  (I loved her and con-man Marco Dane.  I don't even know if I understood what was going on, just that she was infinitely watchable</blockquote>

6. Katherine's facelift, The Young and the Restless (1984)
When daytime's most daring diva, Jeanne Cooper, had a cosmetic overhaul in real life, so did her rich-bitch character, Katherine Chancellor. In a pioneering preview of reality TV, graphic footage of Cooper's actual surgery aired on Y&R.

7. Erica's abortion, All My Children\ (1973)
Fashion model Erica Kane found herself with child but chose to end the pregnancy — without telling her husband — in TV's first post-Roe v. Wade abortion. In the dumbest writer decision ever, the fetus was "unaborted" in 2005. Don't get us started.



I was too young for this story, but I saw the "unabortion" who came to town in 2005 as a good-looking twenty something guy (who Kendal's husband eventually murdered to give Kendal a replacement heart).   And, yeah, that was dumb.

Offensive, and dumb.
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8. Jeff's death in a car crash, As the World Turns (1962)

9. Viki's out-of-body experience, One Life to Live (1987)
Ushering in the new, anything-goes era in soaps, Llanview's premier citizen "died" during brain surgery and wound up in heaven. Fortunately, it was a round-trip. In a kooky follow-up plot, Viki visited the lost underground world of Eterna!

10. Reva's dip in the fountain, Guiding Light (1985)
When hot-to-trot Reva (the ferocious Kim Zimmer) was accused of infidelity by her ­bitter stepson Josh, she didn't deny it. Instead, she stripped down to her undies in the country club fountain and baptized herself "the slut of Springfield."

11. Lisa hits Oakdale, ATWT (1960)
12. Roger rapes Holly, GL (1979)
13. Carla is black! OLTL (1969)

14. Tracy withholds Edward's heart meds, GH (1980)

<blockquote>Remember this one too!  Tracy could be a stone cold bitch sometimes.  Then again Edward (especially Original!Edward could too).  Also up there was when Tracy's brother Alan literally blew up the building where his wife was having an affair with Rick Webber.  Those Quartermaines!  Any wonder we loved them?</blockquote>

15. Bianca comes out as gay to her mother Erica, AMC (2000)
16. The Salem Strangler "kills" Marlena, Days (1982)
17. Robin is diagnosed with HIV, GH (1995)
18. Nola's movie fantasies, GL (1981)
19. Margo euthanizes Casey, ATWT (1990)

20. Marlena is a serial killer, Days (2004)
<blockquote>Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.  And she "killed" Alice-freaking-HORTON by shoving donuts down her throat.  Also killed Jack, but Jack was killed what? 10 times before they offed him.  But, no bitches, NO ONE KILLS ALICE HORTON (until the late and wonderful actress died a few years ago)</blockquote>

21. The Kristen-Susan craziness, Days (1997)
<blockquote>I could go into how dumb and annoying it was, but why bother?  It was AWFUL!</blockquote>

22. David Kimble's killer forehead, Y&R (1991)

23. Lucy Coe is a secret ho! GH (1986)
<blockquote>This I remember!  Gotta love Lucy -- meek and mousy librarian reveals herself (to the audience) as a quick-witted sexy schemer.  Took a while for the town to find out.</blockquote>

24. Maureen dies, GL (1993)
25. Maeve sings "Danny Boy," Ryan's Hope (1989)
26. Mona's funeral, AMC (1994)

27. Marty is gang-raped, OLTL (1993)

<blockquote>Another this isn't snark and it isn't funny one.  This rape was reasonably well done storywise and it was truly, TRULY horrific.  ::shudder:  God, it was awful.  The actors did a good (though of course horrifying) job. </blockquote>

28. Barnabas Collins is a ­vampire! Dark Shadows (1967)
29. Caleb Morley is a vampire! Port Charles (2001)

30. Felicia's intervention, Another World (1992)



Personally, I preferred the storyline where it was revealed that wild-child, rock-producer Lorna Devon was Felicia's biological child after Felicia had spent months looking down on Lorna as not being 'as good' or saintly or perfect as her adopted daughter what's-her-face. And thus had treated Lorna as 'the enemy'

31. Andrea's trial, Search for Tomorrow (1968)
32. Rachel kills Janice, AW (1981)
33. Doug elopes with Addie, Days (1972)
34. Cliff and Nina's wedding, AMC (1980)
35. Stephanie succumbs to cancer, The Bold and the Beautiful (2012)
36. Sloane faces the firing squad, Capitol (1987)

37. Jenny dies by Jet Ski, AMC (1984)
<blockquote>Poor Jenny.  Wasn't she on her honeymoon too?</blockquote>

38. Ridge is not a Forrester, B&B (2001)
39. Nancy and Mike break up, The Edge of Night (1976)
40. Adam is murdered, EON (1977)
41. Cindy loses her battle with AIDS, AMC (1989)
42. Tina's wedding screwup, OLTL (1988)
43. Caroline's death, B&B (1990)
44. Bo and Hope go on the run, Days (1984)

45. Timmy the doll becomes a real boy, Passions (2002)




Didn't this air the same day that the very young actor really died?  It was a bizarre coincidence.
Bet Spike cried
...</blockquote>

46. Reva is cloned, GL (1998)

47. Tad the Cad beds Marian, AMC (1983)

<blockquote>Tad, a high schooler at the time, bedded his girlfriend's middle-aged mother...</blockquote>

48. Mary is murdered by the Mob, RH (1979)
49. The AIDS quilt visits Llanview, OLTL (1992)
50. Doug stalks Kim, ATWT (1986)

51. J.R. fires gun during Pine Valley party, AMC (2011)

<blockquote>Really?  No, seriously, really?  This made the top fifty?  Oh, please, I could name fifty other events that should have ranked higher than this one.</blockquote>

52. Janet pushes Natalie down a well, AMC (1991)

<blockquote>Like this one for instance</blockquote>

53. Ryan and Vicky reunite in Heaven, AW (1997)

<blockquote>Um... how did that happen?  Vicky didn't die until YEARS later... when she was married to Jake...and was on As the World Turns!</blockquote>

54. Joan Crawford fills in as Joan Kane, The Secret Storm (1968)

55. Vincent gets pregnant by his own father, Passions (2007)
<blockquote>Just reading that and I'm o.O?!?!</blockquote>

56. Luke and Noah kiss, ATWT (2007)
57. Bob trysts with Susan, ATWT (1990)

58. Mary is killed by the big C, Santa Barbara (1986)

<blockquote>I vaguely remember that!  Vaguely</blockquote>

59. Luke rapes Laura, GH (1979)
60. Jo has soaps' first pregnancy, SFT (1956)

shipperx: (Fringe Cast)
I wonder what in the heck they are planning to do? Say Cassadines cloned them all? That vampire Caleb had ANOTHER doppleganger (actually Easton is the easy one. I think he Caleb ALREADY had a doppleganger on Port Charles so in that case, soap hopping can be their friend).

Still... weird!

OLTL stars head back to GH... as different characters.

Will General Hospital fans accept Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson in brand new roles? They might have to!

Multiple sources tell TV Guide Magazine that the trio of former One Life to Live stars — who've been embroiled in a tug-of-war between ABC and Prospect Park, the company that's producing the upcoming OLTL reboot — will soon return to GH after being forced to vacate the show for several weeks.

But here's the kicker: It seems we'll no longer see Easton as John McBain, ditto Howarth as Todd Manning or Alderson as Todd's daughter Starr. ABC doesn't want to risk any more legal entanglements with Prospect Park, which currently owns the rights to all OLTL characters, and the only way to do that is to have the three stars play characters that in no way resemble the current ones. Word is, GH head writer Ron Carlivati is devising some clever ways to work around the headache, even though John, Todd and Starr are now tightly woven into Port Charles society and all three are involved in blooming romances.

"Prospect Park has been extremely difficult to deal with on this issue so GH basically said, 'Screw it! We'll create all new characters!'" notes one source privy to the situation. "It's the only way GH can get past the problem and get on with business."

Neither GH nor ABC will confirm this wild development, but no one's denying it, either. "I can't really comment for legal reasons," says GH exec producer Frank Valentini. "It's not like I'm trying to keep a secret. [ABC] doesn't want me to say anything." We also asked ABC Daytime chief Vicki Dummer to comment on the matter but she only coughed up a cryptic, "All I can really say right now is...stay tuned."

Waiting for the fur to stop flying "has been crazy," says Thom Racina, one of the head writers of the new OLTL. "First it was, 'Yes, we have these actors,' then it was, 'No, we don't have them.' I don't know that any show has ever gone through this kind of thing before. It's a very unique situation what with all these legal issues between the [two parties] but we came out of it very happily. You'll see."

We have no doubt that Carlivati —whose work on GH has been simply stellar — is the perfect guy to pull off this magic trick. Besides, if we soap fans can accept evil twins and peeps coming back from the dead, we can certainly get past a few sudden identity changes, right?

"I think it's going to turn out well for everybody," Racina says of the brouhaha. "The soap audience, as we know, is very forgiving."
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It's only been speculated since the character was three (Seriously.  It's been fanon practically since the character was born.  I'm not even sure why.  It just... was).


In the wake of a decision by Days of Our Lives to feature its first same-sex relationship, the NBC soap has announced plans to reveal another gay character on the traditionally conservative sudser. EW has learned exclusively that Will Horton (Chandler Massey) will come out on the show, which introduced its first gay character last summer. Freddie Smith joined the show in June to play Sonny, a good-natured young man who returns home to join his family.Read more... )

Since the law of soaps is that they implode if there's more than two gay people, Sami's son is going to find 'true love' with Justin and Adrienne's son.   Which... good.  I like Sonny (which I can't say of 90% of the characters.
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It's only been speculated since the character was three (Seriously.  It's been fanon practically since the character was born.  I'm not even sure why.  It just... was).


In the wake of a decision by Days of Our Lives to feature its first same-sex relationship, the NBC soap has announced plans to reveal another gay character on the traditionally conservative sudser. EW has learned exclusively that Will Horton (Chandler Massey) will come out on the show, which introduced its first gay character last summer. Freddie Smith joined the show in June to play Sonny, a good-natured young man who returns home to join his family.Read more... )

Since the law of soaps is that they implode if there's more than two gay people, Sami's son is going to find 'true love' with Justin and Adrienne's son.   Which... good.  I like Sonny (which I can't say of 90% of the characters.
shipperx: (Default)
It's only been speculated since the character was three (Seriously.  It's been fanon practically since the character was born.  I'm not even sure why.  It just... was).


In the wake of a decision by Days of Our Lives to feature its first same-sex relationship, the NBC soap has announced plans to reveal another gay character on the traditionally conservative sudser. EW has learned exclusively that Will Horton (Chandler Massey) will come out on the show, which introduced its first gay character last summer. Freddie Smith joined the show in June to play Sonny, a good-natured young man who returns home to join his family.Read more... )

Since the law of soaps is that they implode if there's more than two gay people, Sami's son is going to find 'true love' with Justin and Adrienne's son.   Which... good.  I like Sonny (which I can't say of 90% of the characters.

Stuff

Oct. 27th, 2011 09:55 am
shipperx: (Default)
TV is mostly boring lately. It's the pre-sweeps reruns.

* Modern Family was a re-run. I didn't bother to watch (it was on, mind you. I just didn't watch it much).



* A week late on the last Being Erica episode. Eh, episode but... KAIIIIII!!!!!!



* I did watch Suprenatural (late). I thought JM looked pretty good (though age appropriate). The TWOP summary was annoying as hell... but it's TWOP. What else do you expect?



* Revenge. Backstabbing. Spying. Murder. Machinations galore. Yippee! Loved E-manda pegging Tyler and nailing him on his preposterous back story (So how did you land that expensive jet on an island that only has a dirt runway long enough for a prop plane? And why would you suggest that island as a tax haven when they changed their tax laws in the 1980s?) Smart chicks rule! Tyler, your Talented Mr. Ripley routine isn't going to top the female Count of Monte Cristo. You can't con a con, and she has your number. ::rubbing my hands together:: let the games begin. BTW E-manda... glorious red dress.



* So I'm reviewing part of BtVS Season 8 for fanfic and...I still look at it with.. o.O? I can tell by the parts I'm glossing over and leaving out as extraneous material that there's so much about Season 8 that simply did not interest me at all. Too much of it was comic book clap-crap meant for fanboy appeal. The tanks, the guns, the grenades, the military hardware in total, the Nick-Fury-ing of Xander. The 'buck up it's war. People die' patronizing speeches given by everyone from Xander to Andrew (or is that Oz? I swear from the art it's impossible to tell in one panel whether it's Andrew or Oz... I'm going with Andrew, but solely because of the color of his shirt! From the face/hair/posture there is no clue!) Yadda, yadda. This wasn't the BtVS I bought into with the show, and I really disliked their turning it into some weird miss-mash of boy-toy soldier war with panels of generic, nameless girls being lectured to + traditional superhero villain (complete with flying and lycra outfits!). I liked the Goth/Horror/Soap/Comedy show. This stuff...wasn't it.



* Okay, so I've peeked into Days of Our Lives desperate bid to save the show reboot and I gotta call it as I see it -- flop! (bitching behind the cut) Read more... )

Stuff

Oct. 27th, 2011 09:55 am
shipperx: (Default)
TV is mostly boring lately. It's the pre-sweeps reruns.

* Modern Family was a re-run. I didn't bother to watch (it was on, mind you. I just didn't watch it much).



* A week late on the last Being Erica episode. Eh, episode but... KAIIIIII!!!!!!



* I did watch Suprenatural (late). I thought JM looked pretty good (though age appropriate). The TWOP summary was annoying as hell... but it's TWOP. What else do you expect?



* Revenge. Backstabbing. Spying. Murder. Machinations galore. Yippee! Loved E-manda pegging Tyler and nailing him on his preposterous back story (So how did you land that expensive jet on an island that only has a dirt runway long enough for a prop plane? And why would you suggest that island as a tax haven when they changed their tax laws in the 1980s?) Smart chicks rule! Tyler, your Talented Mr. Ripley routine isn't going to top the female Count of Monte Cristo. You can't con a con, and she has your number. ::rubbing my hands together:: let the games begin. BTW E-manda... glorious red dress.



* So I'm reviewing part of BtVS Season 8 for fanfic and...I still look at it with.. o.O? I can tell by the parts I'm glossing over and leaving out as extraneous material that there's so much about Season 8 that simply did not interest me at all. Too much of it was comic book clap-crap meant for fanboy appeal. The tanks, the guns, the grenades, the military hardware in total, the Nick-Fury-ing of Xander. The 'buck up it's war. People die' patronizing speeches given by everyone from Xander to Andrew (or is that Oz? I swear from the art it's impossible to tell in one panel whether it's Andrew or Oz... I'm going with Andrew, but solely because of the color of his shirt! From the face/hair/posture there is no clue!) Yadda, yadda. This wasn't the BtVS I bought into with the show, and I really disliked their turning it into some weird miss-mash of boy-toy soldier war with panels of generic, nameless girls being lectured to + traditional superhero villain (complete with flying and lycra outfits!). I liked the Goth/Horror/Soap/Comedy show. This stuff...wasn't it.



* Okay, so I've peeked into Days of Our Lives desperate bid to save the show reboot and I gotta call it as I see it -- flop! (bitching behind the cut) Read more... )

Stuff

Oct. 27th, 2011 09:55 am
shipperx: (Default)
TV is mostly boring lately. It's the pre-sweeps reruns.

* Modern Family was a re-run. I didn't bother to watch (it was on, mind you. I just didn't watch it much).



* A week late on the last Being Erica episode. Eh, episode but... KAIIIIII!!!!!!



* I did watch Suprenatural (late). I thought JM looked pretty good (though age appropriate). The TWOP summary was annoying as hell... but it's TWOP. What else do you expect?



* Revenge. Backstabbing. Spying. Murder. Machinations galore. Yippee! Loved E-manda pegging Tyler and nailing him on his preposterous back story (So how did you land that expensive jet on an island that only has a dirt runway long enough for a prop plane? And why would you suggest that island as a tax haven when they changed their tax laws in the 1980s?) Smart chicks rule! Tyler, your Talented Mr. Ripley routine isn't going to top the female Count of Monte Cristo. You can't con a con, and she has your number. ::rubbing my hands together:: let the games begin. BTW E-manda... glorious red dress.



* So I'm reviewing part of BtVS Season 8 for fanfic and...I still look at it with.. o.O? I can tell by the parts I'm glossing over and leaving out as extraneous material that there's so much about Season 8 that simply did not interest me at all. Too much of it was comic book clap-crap meant for fanboy appeal. The tanks, the guns, the grenades, the military hardware in total, the Nick-Fury-ing of Xander. The 'buck up it's war. People die' patronizing speeches given by everyone from Xander to Andrew (or is that Oz? I swear from the art it's impossible to tell in one panel whether it's Andrew or Oz... I'm going with Andrew, but solely because of the color of his shirt! From the face/hair/posture there is no clue!) Yadda, yadda. This wasn't the BtVS I bought into with the show, and I really disliked their turning it into some weird miss-mash of boy-toy soldier war with panels of generic, nameless girls being lectured to + traditional superhero villain (complete with flying and lycra outfits!). I liked the Goth/Horror/Soap/Comedy show. This stuff...wasn't it.



* Okay, so I've peeked into Days of Our Lives desperate bid to save the show reboot and I gotta call it as I see it -- flop! (bitching behind the cut) Read more... )
shipperx: (30 Rock - Liz&Jack)
* The Vampire Diaries: Tyler/Caroline FTW.  Like those two together. And Klaus is kind of hot (though evil).

* The Secret Circle:  And suddenly, I'm nostalgic for the old BBC series "Hex".  Am I crazy or is there some similarity bits and pieces of Hex... only sans Thelma the lesbian ghost... who was actually the best part of that show.  TSC and Hex both even have its lead character named Cassie. 

* Out of curiosity over the whole 'reboot' nonsense, I looked at Days of Our Lives today for the return of my old teen crush Jack Deveraux (I realize that the actor has been ill, but please, MA ease up on the macrobiotic diets a bit and eat a sandwich... and SHAVE)... and OMG, Jennifer Rose Horton, you've grown insufferable.  But, aw, there's Abby Deveraux, all grown up and not at all SORASed.  God, that makes me feel old. 
shipperx: (30 Rock - Liz&Jack)
* The Vampire Diaries: Tyler/Caroline FTW.  Like those two together. And Klaus is kind of hot (though evil).

* The Secret Circle:  And suddenly, I'm nostalgic for the old BBC series "Hex".  Am I crazy or is there some similarity bits and pieces of Hex... only sans Thelma the lesbian ghost... who was actually the best part of that show.  TSC and Hex both even have its lead character named Cassie. 

* Out of curiosity over the whole 'reboot' nonsense, I looked at Days of Our Lives today for the return of my old teen crush Jack Deveraux (I realize that the actor has been ill, but please, MA ease up on the macrobiotic diets a bit and eat a sandwich... and SHAVE)... and OMG, Jennifer Rose Horton, you've grown insufferable.  But, aw, there's Abby Deveraux, all grown up and not at all SORASed.  God, that makes me feel old. 
shipperx: (30 Rock - Liz&Jack)
* The Vampire Diaries: Tyler/Caroline FTW.  Like those two together. And Klaus is kind of hot (though evil).

* The Secret Circle:  And suddenly, I'm nostalgic for the old BBC series "Hex".  Am I crazy or is there some similarity bits and pieces of Hex... only sans Thelma the lesbian ghost... who was actually the best part of that show.  TSC and Hex both even have its lead character named Cassie. 

* Out of curiosity over the whole 'reboot' nonsense, I looked at Days of Our Lives today for the return of my old teen crush Jack Deveraux (I realize that the actor has been ill, but please, MA ease up on the macrobiotic diets a bit and eat a sandwich... and SHAVE)... and OMG, Jennifer Rose Horton, you've grown insufferable.  But, aw, there's Abby Deveraux, all grown up and not at all SORASed.  God, that makes me feel old. 

TV Stuff

Sep. 27th, 2011 01:17 pm
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* Enjoyed The Big Bang Theory's season premiere. Discussing stuff with Shadowkat I realized why I find TBBT funny and Zooey Daschenel's New Girl to be annoying. In New Girl, she's only superficially geeky, and her geekiness is portrayed as something that must be fixed. The men in her apartment are supposed to help her become more of a...well... an functional human being (which is the other thing that annoyed me about New Girl. She was only superficially geeky but the stupid cut bone deep.) On the other hand, geekiness on TBBT is not something 'to be fixed'. If someone tried to 'fix' Sheldon he would begin by explaining that he does not in fact need to be fixed and the truth is... would Sheldon actually be happy any other way? No! This is Sheldon. He loves himself like this. He's happy. Howard wanted a girl... and he found a smart, cute one who loves him... as he is. And I enjoyed Bernadette heading over to Raj's to be angry with him and, even as she was angry with him, telling him that of course the right girl will want him, he's sweet and adorable. And it's really not about Penny 'fixing' or glamming-up Amy Farah Fowler. Amy just eagerly wants to be friends. ANd that's why it's working. Amy and Bernadette give perspective to Penny and Penny gives perspective back. No one is 'better', just different. It's not about 'fixing' anyone. (And truthfully, Leonard is pretty much an average guy.) The geeks on TBBT are functional human beings! They have friends. They get dates. They get each other's jokes and have fun. They hold down good jobs. On the other hand, Zooey Daschenel's character can't even seem to dress herself!

* Loved the Season finale of Drop Dead Diva because I'm evil and vindictive. Grayson has seriously gotten on my last nerve with his penchant for skinny blonde dimwits. I know that the rational is that he's supposed to be dating Deb-alikes. But Jane/Deb should be offended (premise of show is very Heaven Can Wait with Deb, aspiring blonde-dimwit model dying in season 1 but was 'brought back' by being put in the body of a far heavier brunette lawyer named Jane. Her IQ got a bump along the way because of Jane's brain so she's now a very smart person instead of her more dimwitted former self), because, given who Grayson has been dating, it wasn't Deb's generous nature he loved so much, it was her being a pretty ditsy model... because he has shown no romantic interest in Jane for three years now -- despite her actually being Deb in another body. So, basically, I was happy with the way the season ended with Jane 'choosing Jane' and boarding a plane to Italy, Grayson finding out the truth... but too late to reach her on the plane. Meanwhile the judge she's been dating recently -- who was actually attracted to Jane -- decided to drop everything and follow Jane to Italy. So -- mwhahaha! at Grayson's pout at the airport. And good on the Jane for actually being happy to see Owen show up in the seat next to her.

* Enjoyed the season primiere of Fringe. It wasn't quite the follow-up that I expected. I expected 'bigger' and this was much more like a new pilot for a new series... but I can see how they decided to approach the season that way, introducing us into 'how things changed' since last season.

* Saturday is pretty much consumed by football, so I didn't see the latest episode of Doctor Who until Sunday. I liked it. Stormaggedon? LOL! Petrachor bothers me because I know that name has been a plot thing somewhere... and I can't remember whether that plot-thing was in Doctor Who or not. Faulty memory is faulty. (It was used in Doctor Who, wasn't it?)

* Speaking of, finally got around to seeing the season premiere of Community. LOL at introducing Abed to British TV with Cougarton Abbey, and his flipping out at it ending at 6 episodes, with Britta saying that British TV unlike American has closure (but it was traumatizing for Abed). So Annie arrives to introduce him to "Inspector Spacetime" which has been going on British TV since the 1960s. Heh! (Someone in Community is a genuine sci-fi lover, because I still remember Abed correctly relating the plot of Farscape during an earlier season).

* Saw the series finale of All My Children. I wasn't spoiled for how it would end so I was just watching along... and started giggling as I realized 'they're going to do the "Gone with the Wind" ending for Erica!' Bwhaha! Then they did! They did! Up to and including Jack saying he'd been following Erica around for the last 24 years and had had it. 'Frankly, Erica...' J.R.'s gun really should've gone off right then. Really. I know that Prospect Park wanted a cliffhanger because they bought the rights and want to continue AMC on the internet (and possibly cable) but the PP imposed cliffhanger really just came off as cheesy, and not in the "cheesy-bwhahahahah! Awesome!" way as with Jack leaving Erica with "Frankly, my dear..." but cheesy-ugh, in that J.R. deciding to shoot someone was stupid. And making it look like he could've shot anyone was even dumber. There are actually only two people it would many any sense for him to shoot. His ex-wife Marissa or himself. If he shot, Marissa he could be delusional enough to think he'd get away with it and would get custody of his son. But I think when PP comes back, they should just say that J.R. shot himself. That actually makes the most emotional and show sense in that if they ever bring back his parents (all however many of them there are Adam, Dixie, Tad, etc.) it would be devastating. It would be a trauma for his kid. It would be an issue for Marissa and Bianca. And, honestly, after his rampant homophobia, can't say that his committing suicide over his ex choosing a woman over him would cause me to cry. The only thing working against that scenario is that he basically gave himself an alibi... which means he probably killed Marissa (but since Jacob Young isn't signing with PP... maybe they'll go for the more logical "J.R. shot himself" sceanrio). Eh. I won't be watching. I just enjoyed Jack going cheesy Rhett Butler after 24 years (literally!) Hee.

* HIMYM - what a state I'm in. They ruined Barney for me a couple of years ago and I'm in no-win land of not wanting Robin with him... and not wanting him without Robin. Yeah, that's not good.

TV Stuff

Sep. 27th, 2011 01:17 pm
shipperx: (Default)
* Enjoyed The Big Bang Theory's season premiere. Discussing stuff with Shadowkat I realized why I find TBBT funny and Zooey Daschenel's New Girl to be annoying. In New Girl, she's only superficially geeky, and her geekiness is portrayed as something that must be fixed. The men in her apartment are supposed to help her become more of a...well... an functional human being (which is the other thing that annoyed me about New Girl. She was only superficially geeky but the stupid cut bone deep.) On the other hand, geekiness on TBBT is not something 'to be fixed'. If someone tried to 'fix' Sheldon he would begin by explaining that he does not in fact need to be fixed and the truth is... would Sheldon actually be happy any other way? No! This is Sheldon. He loves himself like this. He's happy. Howard wanted a girl... and he found a smart, cute one who loves him... as he is. And I enjoyed Bernadette heading over to Raj's to be angry with him and, even as she was angry with him, telling him that of course the right girl will want him, he's sweet and adorable. And it's really not about Penny 'fixing' or glamming-up Amy Farah Fowler. Amy just eagerly wants to be friends. ANd that's why it's working. Amy and Bernadette give perspective to Penny and Penny gives perspective back. No one is 'better', just different. It's not about 'fixing' anyone. (And truthfully, Leonard is pretty much an average guy.) The geeks on TBBT are functional human beings! They have friends. They get dates. They get each other's jokes and have fun. They hold down good jobs. On the other hand, Zooey Daschenel's character can't even seem to dress herself!

* Loved the Season finale of Drop Dead Diva because I'm evil and vindictive. Grayson has seriously gotten on my last nerve with his penchant for skinny blonde dimwits. I know that the rational is that he's supposed to be dating Deb-alikes. But Jane/Deb should be offended (premise of show is very Heaven Can Wait with Deb, aspiring blonde-dimwit model dying in season 1 but was 'brought back' by being put in the body of a far heavier brunette lawyer named Jane. Her IQ got a bump along the way because of Jane's brain so she's now a very smart person instead of her more dimwitted former self), because, given who Grayson has been dating, it wasn't Deb's generous nature he loved so much, it was her being a pretty ditsy model... because he has shown no romantic interest in Jane for three years now -- despite her actually being Deb in another body. So, basically, I was happy with the way the season ended with Jane 'choosing Jane' and boarding a plane to Italy, Grayson finding out the truth... but too late to reach her on the plane. Meanwhile the judge she's been dating recently -- who was actually attracted to Jane -- decided to drop everything and follow Jane to Italy. So -- mwhahaha! at Grayson's pout at the airport. And good on the Jane for actually being happy to see Owen show up in the seat next to her.

* Enjoyed the season primiere of Fringe. It wasn't quite the follow-up that I expected. I expected 'bigger' and this was much more like a new pilot for a new series... but I can see how they decided to approach the season that way, introducing us into 'how things changed' since last season.

* Saturday is pretty much consumed by football, so I didn't see the latest episode of Doctor Who until Sunday. I liked it. Stormaggedon? LOL! Petrachor bothers me because I know that name has been a plot thing somewhere... and I can't remember whether that plot-thing was in Doctor Who or not. Faulty memory is faulty. (It was used in Doctor Who, wasn't it?)

* Speaking of, finally got around to seeing the season premiere of Community. LOL at introducing Abed to British TV with Cougarton Abbey, and his flipping out at it ending at 6 episodes, with Britta saying that British TV unlike American has closure (but it was traumatizing for Abed). So Annie arrives to introduce him to "Inspector Spacetime" which has been going on British TV since the 1960s. Heh! (Someone in Community is a genuine sci-fi lover, because I still remember Abed correctly relating the plot of Farscape during an earlier season).

* Saw the series finale of All My Children. I wasn't spoiled for how it would end so I was just watching along... and started giggling as I realized 'they're going to do the "Gone with the Wind" ending for Erica!' Bwhaha! Then they did! They did! Up to and including Jack saying he'd been following Erica around for the last 24 years and had had it. 'Frankly, Erica...' J.R.'s gun really should've gone off right then. Really. I know that Prospect Park wanted a cliffhanger because they bought the rights and want to continue AMC on the internet (and possibly cable) but the PP imposed cliffhanger really just came off as cheesy, and not in the "cheesy-bwhahahahah! Awesome!" way as with Jack leaving Erica with "Frankly, my dear..." but cheesy-ugh, in that J.R. deciding to shoot someone was stupid. And making it look like he could've shot anyone was even dumber. There are actually only two people it would many any sense for him to shoot. His ex-wife Marissa or himself. If he shot, Marissa he could be delusional enough to think he'd get away with it and would get custody of his son. But I think when PP comes back, they should just say that J.R. shot himself. That actually makes the most emotional and show sense in that if they ever bring back his parents (all however many of them there are Adam, Dixie, Tad, etc.) it would be devastating. It would be a trauma for his kid. It would be an issue for Marissa and Bianca. And, honestly, after his rampant homophobia, can't say that his committing suicide over his ex choosing a woman over him would cause me to cry. The only thing working against that scenario is that he basically gave himself an alibi... which means he probably killed Marissa (but since Jacob Young isn't signing with PP... maybe they'll go for the more logical "J.R. shot himself" sceanrio). Eh. I won't be watching. I just enjoyed Jack going cheesy Rhett Butler after 24 years (literally!) Hee.

* HIMYM - what a state I'm in. They ruined Barney for me a couple of years ago and I'm in no-win land of not wanting Robin with him... and not wanting him without Robin. Yeah, that's not good.

TV Stuff

Sep. 27th, 2011 01:17 pm
shipperx: (Default)
* Enjoyed The Big Bang Theory's season premiere. Discussing stuff with Shadowkat I realized why I find TBBT funny and Zooey Daschenel's New Girl to be annoying. In New Girl, she's only superficially geeky, and her geekiness is portrayed as something that must be fixed. The men in her apartment are supposed to help her become more of a...well... an functional human being (which is the other thing that annoyed me about New Girl. She was only superficially geeky but the stupid cut bone deep.) On the other hand, geekiness on TBBT is not something 'to be fixed'. If someone tried to 'fix' Sheldon he would begin by explaining that he does not in fact need to be fixed and the truth is... would Sheldon actually be happy any other way? No! This is Sheldon. He loves himself like this. He's happy. Howard wanted a girl... and he found a smart, cute one who loves him... as he is. And I enjoyed Bernadette heading over to Raj's to be angry with him and, even as she was angry with him, telling him that of course the right girl will want him, he's sweet and adorable. And it's really not about Penny 'fixing' or glamming-up Amy Farah Fowler. Amy just eagerly wants to be friends. ANd that's why it's working. Amy and Bernadette give perspective to Penny and Penny gives perspective back. No one is 'better', just different. It's not about 'fixing' anyone. (And truthfully, Leonard is pretty much an average guy.) The geeks on TBBT are functional human beings! They have friends. They get dates. They get each other's jokes and have fun. They hold down good jobs. On the other hand, Zooey Daschenel's character can't even seem to dress herself!

* Loved the Season finale of Drop Dead Diva because I'm evil and vindictive. Grayson has seriously gotten on my last nerve with his penchant for skinny blonde dimwits. I know that the rational is that he's supposed to be dating Deb-alikes. But Jane/Deb should be offended (premise of show is very Heaven Can Wait with Deb, aspiring blonde-dimwit model dying in season 1 but was 'brought back' by being put in the body of a far heavier brunette lawyer named Jane. Her IQ got a bump along the way because of Jane's brain so she's now a very smart person instead of her more dimwitted former self), because, given who Grayson has been dating, it wasn't Deb's generous nature he loved so much, it was her being a pretty ditsy model... because he has shown no romantic interest in Jane for three years now -- despite her actually being Deb in another body. So, basically, I was happy with the way the season ended with Jane 'choosing Jane' and boarding a plane to Italy, Grayson finding out the truth... but too late to reach her on the plane. Meanwhile the judge she's been dating recently -- who was actually attracted to Jane -- decided to drop everything and follow Jane to Italy. So -- mwhahaha! at Grayson's pout at the airport. And good on the Jane for actually being happy to see Owen show up in the seat next to her.

* Enjoyed the season primiere of Fringe. It wasn't quite the follow-up that I expected. I expected 'bigger' and this was much more like a new pilot for a new series... but I can see how they decided to approach the season that way, introducing us into 'how things changed' since last season.

* Saturday is pretty much consumed by football, so I didn't see the latest episode of Doctor Who until Sunday. I liked it. Stormaggedon? LOL! Petrachor bothers me because I know that name has been a plot thing somewhere... and I can't remember whether that plot-thing was in Doctor Who or not. Faulty memory is faulty. (It was used in Doctor Who, wasn't it?)

* Speaking of, finally got around to seeing the season premiere of Community. LOL at introducing Abed to British TV with Cougarton Abbey, and his flipping out at it ending at 6 episodes, with Britta saying that British TV unlike American has closure (but it was traumatizing for Abed). So Annie arrives to introduce him to "Inspector Spacetime" which has been going on British TV since the 1960s. Heh! (Someone in Community is a genuine sci-fi lover, because I still remember Abed correctly relating the plot of Farscape during an earlier season).

* Saw the series finale of All My Children. I wasn't spoiled for how it would end so I was just watching along... and started giggling as I realized 'they're going to do the "Gone with the Wind" ending for Erica!' Bwhaha! Then they did! They did! Up to and including Jack saying he'd been following Erica around for the last 24 years and had had it. 'Frankly, Erica...' J.R.'s gun really should've gone off right then. Really. I know that Prospect Park wanted a cliffhanger because they bought the rights and want to continue AMC on the internet (and possibly cable) but the PP imposed cliffhanger really just came off as cheesy, and not in the "cheesy-bwhahahahah! Awesome!" way as with Jack leaving Erica with "Frankly, my dear..." but cheesy-ugh, in that J.R. deciding to shoot someone was stupid. And making it look like he could've shot anyone was even dumber. There are actually only two people it would many any sense for him to shoot. His ex-wife Marissa or himself. If he shot, Marissa he could be delusional enough to think he'd get away with it and would get custody of his son. But I think when PP comes back, they should just say that J.R. shot himself. That actually makes the most emotional and show sense in that if they ever bring back his parents (all however many of them there are Adam, Dixie, Tad, etc.) it would be devastating. It would be a trauma for his kid. It would be an issue for Marissa and Bianca. And, honestly, after his rampant homophobia, can't say that his committing suicide over his ex choosing a woman over him would cause me to cry. The only thing working against that scenario is that he basically gave himself an alibi... which means he probably killed Marissa (but since Jacob Young isn't signing with PP... maybe they'll go for the more logical "J.R. shot himself" sceanrio). Eh. I won't be watching. I just enjoyed Jack going cheesy Rhett Butler after 24 years (literally!) Hee.

* HIMYM - what a state I'm in. They ruined Barney for me a couple of years ago and I'm in no-win land of not wanting Robin with him... and not wanting him without Robin. Yeah, that's not good.
shipperx: (Spike - huh?)
Okay, that was weird.

So AMC is ending this week. SMG asked to do a guest shot. And... was she playing Buffy? Buf-endal?

Her bit consisted of her being brought into the psyche ward. Eva LaRue (now on one of the proliferation of CSIs (or is it NCIS?) also did a cameo, but since LaRue's character has never been recast, she was still playing Dr. Maria Santos. Anyway, SMG was being taken to the psyche ward where she tells Maria

SMG: "I see vampires. Everywhere."
LaRue: "Uh... well, vampires are very trendy these days."
SMG: "No, I was seeing them before they were trendy."


She followed it up, though with saying "Don't forget to tell them I'm Erica Kane's daughter" (which would be the role she played when she was on AMC. A role that has since been recast.) and getting a glance from Dr. Santos that she's cray-cray.


(It was also the day that Torchwood: Miracle Day's Alexa Havins returned to AMC. Of course her character has both been recast and killed off. So she only arrived as a ghost/vision/dream to her gone off the rails hubby... who isn't getting a happy ending like most other characters).
shipperx: (Spike - huh?)
Okay, that was weird.

So AMC is ending this week. SMG asked to do a guest shot. And... was she playing Buffy? Buf-endal?

Her bit consisted of her being brought into the psyche ward. Eva LaRue (now on one of the proliferation of CSIs (or is it NCIS?) also did a cameo, but since LaRue's character has never been recast, she was still playing Dr. Maria Santos. Anyway, SMG was being taken to the psyche ward where she tells Maria

SMG: "I see vampires. Everywhere."
LaRue: "Uh... well, vampires are very trendy these days."
SMG: "No, I was seeing them before they were trendy."


She followed it up, though with saying "Don't forget to tell them I'm Erica Kane's daughter" (which would be the role she played when she was on AMC. A role that has since been recast.) and getting a glance from Dr. Santos that she's cray-cray.


(It was also the day that Torchwood: Miracle Day's Alexa Havins returned to AMC. Of course her character has both been recast and killed off. So she only arrived as a ghost/vision/dream to her gone off the rails hubby... who isn't getting a happy ending like most other characters).
shipperx: (Spike - huh?)
Okay, that was weird.

So AMC is ending this week. SMG asked to do a guest shot. And... was she playing Buffy? Buf-endal?

Her bit consisted of her being brought into the psyche ward. Eva LaRue (now on one of the proliferation of CSIs (or is it NCIS?) also did a cameo, but since LaRue's character has never been recast, she was still playing Dr. Maria Santos. Anyway, SMG was being taken to the psyche ward where she tells Maria

SMG: "I see vampires. Everywhere."
LaRue: "Uh... well, vampires are very trendy these days."
SMG: "No, I was seeing them before they were trendy."


She followed it up, though with saying "Don't forget to tell them I'm Erica Kane's daughter" (which would be the role she played when she was on AMC. A role that has since been recast.) and getting a glance from Dr. Santos that she's cray-cray.


(It was also the day that Torchwood: Miracle Day's Alexa Havins returned to AMC. Of course her character has both been recast and killed off. So she only arrived as a ghost/vision/dream to her gone off the rails hubby... who isn't getting a happy ending like most other characters).
shipperx: (Default)
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soap Opera Network first reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar was interested in returning to her roots for a guest appearance in May. Today, the same day that film-star Josh Duhamel first aired on "All My Children" in his return stint as Leo du Pres, it was announced that Gellar's interest had come to fruition. Early this afternoon, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that the actress will appear on "AMC" for one episode before the September 23 finale on ABC.

Gellar, who has been a fan of the 41-year-old ABC soap almost her entire life, is also a fan of the actress that with much success took over the role of Erica Kane's first born in 2002, Alicia Minshew. On that note, the actress will not be returning to reprise the role of Kendall Hart. Gellar originated the role in 1993. Of her successor, Minshew, Gellar says, "[it's her] role now. She has made that beyond her own. She's amazing." Who will Gellar be playing? She has no idea, yet. The actress tells Digest she is open to playing any role, from a bar patron to the long-missing Bobby Martin's new ski-bunny wife, as long as she gets to bid the soap that started her career a respectful adieu.

The Daytime Emmy Award winner, who became a mainstream star for her seven season run (1997 to 2003) on the cult-classic and critically acclaimed "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is set to star on the CW drama-thriller "Ringer" in the 2011-2012 prime-time season. Speaking of "AMC" and "Ringer," Justin Bruening - who is also returning to "AMC" for a short stint this summer - will be joining the cast of "Ringer" as a potential love interest for Gellar's character. The role is recurring. (Bruening had originally been set to star on an NBC reboot of "Wonder Woman" for the 2011-2012 prime-time season; the production was dropped due to expense). Gellar adds that she believe she's set to tape at "AMC" on the same day her new co-star, Bruening, returns to tape his episodes.
 

It would be pretty funny if SMG was a babysitter for Kendal's son Spike!

But, good grief, Bruenig is going to be SMG's love interest?  Laimie?  (Thus dubbed by combining "Labrador Retriever" with his character's name... because the only thing Bruenig was ever good at was looking like a congenially confused puppy.   You could almost hear the Scobby-voiced 'huh?' in his scenes.)
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Soap Opera Network first reported that Sarah Michelle Gellar was interested in returning to her roots for a guest appearance in May. Today, the same day that film-star Josh Duhamel first aired on "All My Children" in his return stint as Leo du Pres, it was announced that Gellar's interest had come to fruition. Early this afternoon, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that the actress will appear on "AMC" for one episode before the September 23 finale on ABC.

Gellar, who has been a fan of the 41-year-old ABC soap almost her entire life, is also a fan of the actress that with much success took over the role of Erica Kane's first born in 2002, Alicia Minshew. On that note, the actress will not be returning to reprise the role of Kendall Hart. Gellar originated the role in 1993. Of her successor, Minshew, Gellar says, "[it's her] role now. She has made that beyond her own. She's amazing." Who will Gellar be playing? She has no idea, yet. The actress tells Digest she is open to playing any role, from a bar patron to the long-missing Bobby Martin's new ski-bunny wife, as long as she gets to bid the soap that started her career a respectful adieu.

The Daytime Emmy Award winner, who became a mainstream star for her seven season run (1997 to 2003) on the cult-classic and critically acclaimed "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is set to star on the CW drama-thriller "Ringer" in the 2011-2012 prime-time season. Speaking of "AMC" and "Ringer," Justin Bruening - who is also returning to "AMC" for a short stint this summer - will be joining the cast of "Ringer" as a potential love interest for Gellar's character. The role is recurring. (Bruening had originally been set to star on an NBC reboot of "Wonder Woman" for the 2011-2012 prime-time season; the production was dropped due to expense). Gellar adds that she believe she's set to tape at "AMC" on the same day her new co-star, Bruening, returns to tape his episodes.
 

It would be pretty funny if SMG was a babysitter for Kendal's son Spike!

But, good grief, Bruenig is going to be SMG's love interest?  Laimie?  (Thus dubbed by combining "Labrador Retriever" with his character's name... because the only thing Bruenig was ever good at was looking like a congenially confused puppy.   You could almost hear the Scobby-voiced 'huh?' in his scenes.)

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