Datillo Returns to ‘Days of Our Lives’

Bryan Datillo Returns to “Days” All of Sami’s exes are returning to “Days of Our Lives.” Bryan Datillo will once again play Lucas, Will’s father, and Sami’s (Alison Sweeney) first love-hate relationship. Given that Will (Chandler Massey) is turning to alcohol to deal with his problems, a talk with his alcoholic father could scare him […]

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‘General Hospital’s New Plot is a Blast From the Past

Congratulations, “General Hospital.”  You’ve progressed from ripping off Bob Guza’s mob and disaster storylines to ripping off the awesome mid-1990s Claire Labine storylines.  I am being completely sincere here. Since I’ve accepted that GH will never come up with anything new (nor, in all fairness are there many completely original possible storylines under the daytime […]

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Deep Soap: Why Is ABC Daytime Airing Reruns?

Welcome to Budget Wednesday Today, ABC is going where daytime has never gone before: reruns. This is the first of its scheduled non-holiday repeats, though the Brendapalooza in August was clearly a dry run for the concept.  Budget cuts have forced the network to scale back the number of original episodes. Rumor has each show […]

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Deep Soap: GH’s Brendapalooza Is Three Hours of Awesome

Wow. All of a sudden ‘General Hospital‘ is brilliant!  It’s like it’s a whole different show.  The dialogue is rich.  The characters are flawed and multi-dimensional.  The show is balanced. The mob no longer dominates the show, nor is it glorified.  The production values are lush.  Wait a minute.   These are reruns.  ABC’s Brendapalooza […]

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