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199 June 10th, 2014 THIS WEEK ON Y&R: A Hero Will Fall! How Will Paul’s Shooting Cause A Ripple Effect in Genoa City?

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This week on The Young and the Restless the stage has been set for some stunning revelations, heartbreak and danger!

On yesterday’s episode of Y&R Christine (Lauralee Bell) admitted to Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) that she wanted to create something that was a testament to her love with Paul (Doug Davidson) and she hope’s it’s  not to late! Of course, she is referring to having Paul’s baby!  So is Christine indeed pregnant?

And that dovetails right into this week’s CBS Promo for the number one series which in the voice-over reveals the tag lines, “A hero will fall … his life on the line  … and his attacker goes on the run!”   So here’s what sets this up:  Avery (Jessica Collins) is being held at gunpoint by Austin (Matthew Atkinson), and Dylan (Steve Burton) finds his girlfriend in trouble and fights for the gun with Austin, only it goes off and Paul is in the line of fire! Now Christine is worried her husband won’t make it, as Dylan looks outside the ICU window, and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scot) makes a heartfelt plea at Paul’s bedside! Meanwhile, Austin tells Summer (Hunter King) he is going on the run, and that she doesn’t know the truth about why he went after Avery!   Summer tells him she want to go on the lam with him!

So putting two and two together what do we know?  We know Y&R teased a major tragedy would happen this summer.  We also know that Corbin Bernsen is set to reprise his role of Father Todd, Paul’s brother.  And we know that Steve Burton revealed on a recent talk show in Nashville that a paternity secret will come to light this month!

Watch the Y&R promo after the jump! Then let us know is this where we will learn Dylan is actually Paul and Nikki’s bio-son? What do you think of the storyline and the set-up? What do you hope is the outcome of Paul getting shot and Austin going on the run?

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  1. jonboy says:

    JFP better not even think of killing off Paul!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Paul wont die…this may be how they reveal Dillion is his son?

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    jonboy replied

    Really? I mean, come on, does everybody have to related to everybody else in town. I’ve had more than enough of Dillon already. He’s even more boring on here than he was on GH.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    DYLAN!!!

    4ever DAYS replied

    They’re just dilly dolling around with Dylan.

    davlestev1 replied

    Who cares??? From the glaring lights to that hokey hold up story I just sat opened mouth at the ridiculousness of this entire storyline. No doubt this Austin character will stick around and be someone’s son they had no idea they had. I’m over this whole mess. It was like watching the GH relish wars. At least they were slightly more entertaining than the garbage on this show. After all these years i truly don’t care what happens on this show any longer. How can you make the number 1 show out of only 4 so unwatchable???

    Gary replied

    These guys are like rabbits! Maybe Austin will be Nickies son. It seems like everyone else is!

    Timmm replied

    She couldnt. She has to know her job is on the line with ratings falling? Doesnt anyone who is in charge of CBS daytime regulate what happens on this show?

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    jonboy replied

    Apparently GH nearly met its demise under her control. A great many long-time characters met their demise during her reign, which is why I’m a little nervous hearing about the Paul situation.

    joan replied

    I Strongly agree!!

    Toni replied

    I will be so ticked if they kill off Paul. Doug has been on 25 yrs. He deserves to stay !

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    JulieW replied

    This show is an absolute mess. I never thought it would be possible for Y&R to fall this far so fast. These writers need to go, as well as JFP, who brought them in. Awful, just awful on so many levels.

    Please CBS & Sony, get rid of this regime.

    Chris replied

    35 years…he started in 1979

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Sorry, but the Paul/Dylan father/son thing is the best this show can think of…got to tie Paul and Nikki together as well so Nic and Vic can divorce for like the 100th time!!!

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    Valerie R. replied

    They can’t kill off Paul’s character. I came back to the Y & R because of Dylan / Steve Burton. He is an amazing actor and playing Dylan allows him to have more of a range. Christine this time around has been a little jealous of Nikki and Paul’s relationship. I would much rather have Dylan as Paul’s son than Ian’s. Ian as a father would be the worst. Paul deserves to have a son!!

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    jonboy replied

    Wish I could agree with you re Steve Burton, but I can’t. For me he’s way too one-dimensional of an actor, both as Jason and Dylan. I don’t think his addition has aided in the popularity of the show. But, hey, if you like him that’s ok. Won’t put you down for it.

    Harlee replied

    Boy you’re so right! Austin has been on the show 2 minutes and another psycho\agenda playing storyline. Lets see…Stitch, soon to be Jenna, Austin, Leslie’s to Ian, Barton, Ian, Mariah, Kelly all have hidden agenda stories…Sickening plotted crap. JFP isn’t thinking of YR but trying to create her “own” soap sprinkling in very few fan faves and resting on YR’s shirttails, ignoring history, making her own and most importantly DISRESPECTING Bill Bell’s mastery of storytelling!!! But it’s not nobody’s fault from Sony\SK, JFP\Jean\Shelley, AngMcD/Margot/CBS…all are innocent while the ratings are tanking showing proof…DISGUSTING been watching 41 years, LML\MAB was bad enough but this creative team (used loosely) has surpassed the others by leaps & bounds.

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    jonboy replied

    How long has this thing been on? I started watching like six months into it when I heard Jeanne Cooper (one of my faves) was joining and have watched since then. Twice I abandoned ship. First when they recast Jill with Jess Walton and second when Maria Arena started rewriting history. They better do some quick work or I’m outa here again.

    jaybird369 replied

    Harlee…Y-E-S…AGREED!!!!! And…I wish that SOMEONE would show JFP the door…NOW!!!!!

    Ameila Kelly replied

    Paul has been on the show for a long time as one said either 35 years or so and they should not allow to die. Paul has finally got a storyline with Dylan as his son who he still does not know, and Nikki is the mother showing many years ago Paul & Nikki were in loved and we should she this side of the story instead of writing him out the way they did to Cassie who grew up on the show now they brought her back as Mariah to make trouble. These writers all they do is focus the show on Neil Winters and his love life, Lily and Cane and Devon they get too much alr time and they storylines are lousy. Paul has saved Lauren and Paul and Fenn when they had problems he has also helped other people we should she more of Paul and Christine who now are married and she even happy great couples have problems and we should not lose this gifted actor. I pray they Keep Paul Willians do much better in their writing. This soap will not allow couples to stay together they break them up or they make them die. It is very sad and I want them to reconsider the mistake they are making by making him die. First Adam has to disappear now they want to kill off and make a real true hero especially since Ricky was an awful son, Paul needs to prove to himself and others he is an awesome dad and a super actor.
    I hope & pray they keep Paul Williamas-Doug Davidson on the Young & Restless and Steve Burton as Dylan is a great actor too. I want them to have a relationship they deserve.
    A Loyal Fan of Paul Williams if they kill him I will no longer watch this soap.
    Sincerely,
    Ameilia Kelly

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    jonboy replied

    I have a feeling Paul will survive. What would be the point of bringing Dylan out as his son if he’s dead? I don’t really feel they are focusing on the African American cast. I am enjoying the Neil/Hilary/Leslie story line, but Lily and Devon need to be brought down a peg or two from their high horse. It’s to the point that I literally can’t even stand to look at Lily anymore. And Leslie really needs to lose the phony wigs. Who would trust an attorney who wears wigs? If I was on one of her juries that, in and of itself, would sway me.

  2. MC says:

    So now Summer is going to run off with the man who just shot Paul and held her Aunt Avery hostage? After just being duped by Ian Ward? I don’t understand this show.

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    Timmm replied

    Summer wont know what happened to Avery. However, this show is famous for not having its characters use Twitter, Facebook, or any online news service that Summer would see in five minutes what Avery went through!

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    Timmm replied

    Whoops, Summer will know what Austin did, she is just dumb enough to run off with him! How in the hell can you run off with your Aunt’s stalker who shot the Chief of Police? More dumb illogical writing!

    JustSaying replied

    It’s because Summer was brainwashed by Ian without her knowing it. Wild guess, of course….

    jaybird369 replied

    MC…where the character of Summer is concerned, there’s not much to understand. Summer is nothing but whiny, clueless and (even more) annoying.

    Case closed.

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    Jenny Brooks replied

    Very disappointing too, considering she is Phyllis’s daughter. Why on earth didn’t she call the cops before going to meet him? Man, I hate it when women are written so stupid!

    Travis T Thomas replied

    Im scratching my head too. Where is the Character development. I mean just a few months ago she was duped by Ian & swore to find herself and make better decisions. And now shes gonna run off with a guy who just shot the chief of police and kidnapped her Aunt. I could buy it if this story had actually been fleshed out and played the beats. But she’s been hanging out with him on screen for TWO WEEKS. Seriously YR. This show frustrates me. But the GCAC has Lobster Mac and Cheese so at least that made my day. lol

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    Mary SF replied

    I get what you are saying, but if they had taken their time to build a real romance between them, then viewers would be complaining it was going too slow.

    However I have a different take on it,—having been a young woman once myself I don’t find the quickness of her affection for this guy strange. At that age one tends to think with their emotions and just finding out the guy likes the same movies as you do was enough to convince you he was your soul mate. To me Summer is just acting her age—

    And at that age because she is infatuated with him, she will no doubt understand why he held Avery hostage, that he was just trying to make the pain of his mother’s death go away by finding someone to blame. And she will defend him saying he didn’t shoot Paul intentionally, the gun went off in a struggle- it was an accident. She will believe she is the only one who understands him, that her love can ‘rescue him’ and it will feed her need to feel needed. Is it dumb? yes, but most girls at that age, when it comes to love are dumb, as in immature dumb, not stupid dumb. Stupid dumb is when they have woman Nikki’s and Jill’s age acting like Summer’s age when it comes to men in their lives– that is where I scratch my head

    Travis T Thomas replied

    Especially when it comes to Nikki. Ugh. The Nikki I remember from the 80′s & 90′s took NO MESS from the Great Victor Newman. I mean I was loving her after she finally left him & was doing her own thing. I still have childhood memories of her fighting with her Crazy Maid Veronica/Sarah in the barn or her AMAZING friendship with Bobby Marsino. I hate that so many of the recent regimes keep acting as if Nikki Newman can only exist within Victor’s orbit. Damn some of my fave YR Storylines were NIKKI’S stories where she drove story. They have her all over the place. They need to Wiki her character. She was able to plot, scheme, and take down the best. Now they just have her running around town wringing her wrist. Her MS could have been a powerful story. But it seems to have been dropped with the new writing team. But I also must note, that I don’t remember the last time there was a true Storyline on this show with a beginning, middle, and end with consequences leading into or spinning into another storyline. It seems no writer wants to write any of the beats ofn daytime anymore. Its just plot, plot, plot. There is no true fallout anymore. I feel like the last of that was during the Kay Alden/John F. Smith era. The fallout from Lily’s paternity, Lily/Daniel, The Dru/Phyllis feud, Gloria’s lies/Jabot/The Baldwins/The Abbotts SL….Its like one thing led right into the next. It was ensemble Storytelling. Now everyone just goes from 1 Plot to the next, with nothing truly bleeding into the next Story. I keep hoping for a return to great Storytelling, but I think as long as the same hacks keep getting recycled that will never happen.

    Morgan Farantino on Facebook replied

    HA HA. yep
    summer is what i call and others on net A.H.M.
    rofl
    a”hot mess!”

    i just laugh at her lately.AGAIN.
    got the last week of epie’s on Sooo good. june 10th thru friday the 13th.
    i love cricket/christine by paul her hubbie side,she look nice for mid 40s
    laura lee bell. and i love how Nikki realistically is fretting over paul her
    great friend. i love this show.and i just hate SUMMER is such a dunce.
    Poor paul.
    night all fans.

    from morgan farantino

    4ever DAYS replied

    The summer of Summer.

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    k/kay replied

    The Nikki Newman you use to know also would not dress like she is 35 total lack of respect for MTS by the wardrobe people please start dressing her better. The fans of this show and MTS deserve better. The dress she has had on for the last two days is just awful!

    Harlee replied

    Ridiculously stupid, lazy, plotted writing so Summer could lose her virginity!!!…shameful how JFP treats women & young women in story. Always “reformed” or “off with a technicality” reason to keep, rapists, murders, lowlifes on canvas while not knowing how to produce good, heartfelt characters but leaving them in limbo.

    So this is the summer storyline for “Summer” on the run, generic bs…Bill always had a good summer story planned…while Noah, Kyle (nowhere in sight), Abby (stuck in Tyler hell), having no real story…”young & restless” doesn’t exist nowdays.

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  3. Dale says:

    I hope they don’t kill Doug Davidson off!!! Why does JFP & THE WRITERS DI THIS!!!

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    Patrick replied

    it’s another tired ploy for Y&R to raise the stakes… up the ante…. proclaim… #1…. beck and call.. fans back….

    Paul Williams is spent… laid up… flatulence

    come hither.. gather round… rally up troops

    to spare how enigmatic we cry foul, cry lame, cry forbearance… another stunt

    where’s christine

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  4. Max says:

    This sounds very exciting but Paul better not die. He and Niki are 2 of the best things on the show right now.

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    Timmm replied

    I think Father Todd is going to be on the show to pray and support his brother but I highly doubt Paul will die. This may be the incident that Ian tells Dylan he better go and be with is father who is “Dying”.

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    jean replied

    Father Todd will be tested to see if he is a match for Paul’s liver transplant and he won’t be but Dylan will and the truth comes out..

    Patrick replied

    I still say…

    dare I say… do the writers have it in them

    display… sexual…. Paul and Nikki

    on the bandwagon…. off the wagon…. stilted… going down… imbibing together… enjoying what cash can do… forgetting their reason…

    defining all it means… to be left.. to their own devices… not much left on the canvas any way

    have at one another… it’d be projected steamy… scintillating… I’ve waited for you

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  5. k/kay says:

    They are not going to kill DD off JFP and the writers are going to make Dylan a hero we will find out he is Paul’s son and he will donate part of his liver to save his Dad. Now she has tied SB/Dylan to the two longest veterans on the show Paul & Nikki. Mission Accomplished.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Exactly! He is worse than Dr. Dan on DAYS!

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    Patrick replied

    @k/kay

    and that’s not a bad thing….

    we all know the state of affairs on this production… so lacking

    Paul and Nikki… in and unto themselves… drive must… intrigue

    where do the meeting of the eyes… have it? have some… stand by

    it’s time for a new change… for Nikki… she needs to spit on the newman ranch and walk away… Pauls still versatile… staunch … up bringing LOL

    this would segway so much more… than all the newbies and new production… it’s revelotory in veteran that would take notice by and with fans alike

    two charismatic stand alone… meeting of the minds… emoting stuff this show needs

    why not? christine… astonishes me

    this would be the comeuppance… we’ve all been waiting for.. Victor stews and settles in HIS OWN muck… rots at the ranch

    shake up folks

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    Patrick replied

    for all the erosion… of all things possible

    lament… all good things must come to an end

    but not for:

    Paul and Nikki
    Gloria and Ian
    Jill and Colin

    Michael and Lauren still matter some

    I hope for Cady McClain sake… Kelly and Jack muster

    I LOVE Victoria and Stitch

    I can’t be faulted for forgetting the newbies and tired other

    I GIVE serious props to how lovely and doesn’t let up.. her being… Sharon

    there is much to be deigned worth some thing

    it’s a little long in the tooth… and wandering… but altogether… still

    Patrick replied

    DAYS had a two day hiatus… due to the french open… 4 days without DOOL… missed… whew! train still coming

    so I tuned in to Y&R

    it was SO less than the others…. OK I can’t compare to b&B… but fan strong… won’t let us forget

    thank you gosh darned it… for GH and DAYS

    Y&R… honest tearful admission… has strengths

    k/kay replied

    @ Patrick I get what you are saying about Paul & Nikki I do not know what it is but Steve Burton/character on this show drives me nuts as a good shrink would say something about this actor makes you lose all reason. He has never personally done anything to me from what I understand nice personable fellow when I see him on my screen I just go nuts. Not very mature I know!

  6. Elhu says:

    I honestly think that this storyline will somehow lead to the revelation that Paul is Dylan’s bio Dad. After all, Paul was with Nikki at the commune all that time, so it certainly is plausible. Time will tell.

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  7. Derrick says:

    I really don’t think JFP would go that route and kill off Paul but other than that, this looks good!

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  8. Timmm says:

    Summer is beautiful, has two “Dads” who adore her and have a billion dollars, a grandfather who treats her like royalty, why does she feel the need to run off with someone she has just met who harassed Avery and shot Paul? Dumb!

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  9. Mary SF says:

    Paul is going need some kind of organ donation, perhaps a kidney or a liver ,so Todd comes to town to be tested but isn’t a match– Dylan feeling somewhat responsible for Paul’s condition will get tested a lo and behold he is a perfect match– someone will put two and two together and realize that Dylan and Paul are father and son. Come on this is so obvious you would have to be not watching at all not to see this story line coming a mile a way.

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    mramper replied

    I definitely agree with the way you’re thinking I thought the very same thing when they mentioned that there was a problem with his liver.

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    Elhu replied

    Exactly what I said above. I so believe this is what will happen.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I don’t watch, but just by reading about it, it’s a safe bet. He’s a pet of the soap killer!

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    Barbara from Atlanta replied

    I think Mary is right. However, Paul has LOTS of other KNOWN relatives —- sister Patti, daughter Heather, AWOL other brother Steve (never mentioned anymore but he was on the show decades ago and married one of the Brooks sisters), AWOL mother Mary —– why does Dylan suddenly have to become his son?

    I never watched GH and knew nothing about Steve Burton before he showed up on Y&R. However, the obvious efforts to make his Dylan a major character on this show and to tie him to veteran characters is too much. I feel like this guy is being shoved down our throats — “You like him! You like him! You just don’t know it yet! Give him a few years to grow on you!”

    I really wish these new writers and the new producer would think for a moment before bringing all of these new characters onto this show. No one cares about them!!!! Now, quit spending $$$ on hiring them and think about how you can lure Tricia Cast (Nina) and Jess Walton (Jill) back under contract to appear regularly!!! While you’re at it, bringing Mary Williams, Gina Roma, and Dina Abbott Mergeron (played by Elizabeth Hubbard) would be a smart move as well!

  10. Joy says:

    No Y&R without Paul. He has to live. He has always been my favorite character.

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  11. Reagan says:

    I’ve been known to be wrong from time to time on these things but I really don’t see Doug leaving. If so, his departure has been keep quiet. I think the promo is set that way to attract viewers/drama. Austin or Courtney could end up dead.

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  12. su0000 says:

    Y&R is horrible at writing high drama, so the shooting will be rather lackluster lol ..
    A shooting will not get Y&R out of the staledom it’s in it needs better couples, the couples are so lame!

    A shooting is not all that exciting because it is not murder which would hold mystery, suspense etc..
    Paul will be shot and all will pray and all will be OK ..

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    jonboy replied

    Not only that. The staging is always horrible when it comes to action sequences. And evvvvvvvvvvvvvverybody and their brother has to be present when something goes down.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Y&R’s Phyllis falling down the stairs VS DAYS Nicole falling down the stairs:

    DAYS wins, EASILY! The Phyllis fall was laughable.

    4ever DAYS replied

    Where’s the smiley face? LOL!

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    jonboy replied

    Can’t comment about DOOL because I don’t watch. Was considering moving from GH to Days until I heard about DePaiva joining the cast. That’s more than enough to keep me away. Not a fan.

  13. diane says:

    Watching Paul and his Keystone cops was funny, not exciting.

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  14. Marie c. says:

    Can’t Jill W. Pheleps think of anything else but Steve Burton copying Jason Morgen. He already is wearing a black leather jacket. Now he rescue Avery. When is CBS going to get smart and fire her. She has already lost a lot of talent from the show. Now she is showcasing Steve Burton. What a joke.

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    su0000 replied

    It is more than obvious what will happen;
    Paul will need blood or some such thing, and Dylan will be the one to give and then it will come to light that Paul is Dylan’s father.. another DNA boring thing..
    The shooting is all about Paul and Dylan being father and son..

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  15. Mark says:

    Paul is one of my favorites but unfortunately this means we have to see icky Cricket more than we need to. I think Summer going on the run would be interesting she needs to have more story than being a footnote to everyone else’s.

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    CarJo1 replied

    We all know why Cricket/Christine is on this show. I dont enjoy watching her, either. Something happened to my favorite show and it is not as good as it was. I would like to see Nina, Ashley, Gina, Danny Sr, Daniel, Adam, Dina come back. I didnt like the Chloe character, so it is ok if she doesnt come back.

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  16. Nancy says:

    If Paul leaves we may be done with Y and R and have watched it for YEARS!!!! It was bad enough when Michelle Stafford left! Although Gina Tongoni (p?) is a great replacement choice! Please please say Doug Davidson isn’t leaving!!!

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    Fred replied

    Paul will die but his toupee will live on. JFP will put it on a dummy sitting at Paul’s desk. Kevin and Harding will refer to it as The Chief and Kevin will lament often about how The Chief doesn’t talk to him any more. When alone we’ll see mysterious hands typing orders from the Chief on a keyboard. It will be revealed that the orders are coming from Paul’s ghost and he can’t rest in peace until JFP is fired. Then suddenly Paul, Adam, Billy Miller, Emme Rylan, Deedee and Phyllis return from the dead and the past year was only a bad dream.

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    rhonda replied

    this would be good….but it wont happen for phyllis, billy or abby, they r on gh now, so i have returned to gh , i dont believe they will write paul out,at least i hope not but time will tell

  17. Nate says:

    The only surprise is it was Paul that was shot, and not Dylan. Of course this will lead to the reveal of Paul as Dylan’s dad. I thought it would be Dylan that was shot, and that would reveal that Ian is not his father. As far as the rest of the story, just when you think Summer cannot get any stupider, TPTB make her stupider. Sad, because Ms. King is a fantastic actress. And Austin? Other than a wooden-at-best performance, he’s been on for 5 seconds, has zero chemistry with Summer (not Ms. King’s fault), and wants revenge on Avery? Wow, awful and beyond boring. Was here brought on only to move the Paul/Nikki/Dylan story forward, or will there be more to “Baz” and his mother’s story? Either way, I don’t care! More sloppy writing from a show that is either hot or freezing cold. Time for a TPTB change again I’m afraid. I mean, the Chancellor necklace/music box? WTF, it was in the light the whole time? Then WTF is the music box all about?!?! Sloppy, SLOPPY writing.

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    Nanci replied

    I too thought it would be Dylan who would be shot.
    And totally agree with your thoughts on both Summer
    and Austin! Why is Summer this much of a ditz?

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  18. mike says:

    Somebody needs to take control of this trainwreck fast!

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  19. JulieW says:

    Y&R is unwatchable now. I hope JFP is happy. She destroys every show she touches and now Y&R is another one.

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  20. Alan says:

    Surely I can’t be the only one totes invested in this five minute insta-romance between Summer and Austin.

    This whole gripping, edge of your seat “cooking show commenter” story has been so spectacular in its complexity from the get-go who would have thought it could get any better and yet somehow it did in that instant when Paul showed up with Joey Buchanan and a meter maid to diffuse a hostage situation. I smell Emmy.

    *eye-roll*

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    Wendy replied

    Throw in a little dead/undead/witness protection Carmine and I think you’re talking Emmy sweeps here! The whole world will be abuzz with excitement. It will be like the summer of “Who Shot JR”.

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  21. Barbara from Atlanta says:

    This plot sounds horrible!!

    The only bright side — Maybe we’ll get a scene with Mary Williams. Paul’s devoted mother has been AWOL for too long and glaring absent at significant moments for the Williams family for the past 5 years (daughter Patty killing people and slipping into insanity; grandson Ricky also going insane, killing people, and murdered by Paul).

    Yes, I know that the actress who played Mary for decades died in the past couple of years but that doesn’t mean Mary had to die. She has been off-screen for so long that a decent recast would work — Michael Learned, who stepped in for an ailing Jeanne Cooper would work. Also, I think Tippi Hedren would be an interesting Mary Williams.

    Creatively, this show is in a tail spin. I think it should return to its roots and core families. They need to ditch all of these recent additions — Dylan, Avery, Kelly, etc.– and get back to basics!! Play up the Abbott clan!! Beef up the Williams folks!! Heck, even bring Laurie Brooks back into town with a couple of 30ish nephews!

    Bringing Mary back would be a good start. Paul really is not as strong with both his mother and devoted secretary Lynn out of the picture. Cricket doesn’t cut it!!!

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    Shelly replied

    I believe the actress who portrayed Mary Williams passed away a couple of years ago.

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  22. Anthony says:

    Will it ever end . Summer is truly walking in the steps of her mother, making decisions that can only lead to more issues. The truth needs to come on out cause this has gone on farrrrrrrrrr tooooo long. Will anyone ever come to Genoa City and lead a peaceful life. Im just sayin.

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  23. Shelly says:

    This show is in a tailspin, creatively speaking. Please, I hope they don’t kill off Paul. Does anyone remember when GL killed off Maureen Bauer??? The show NEVER recovered from the loss of it’s moral compass. Couldn’t they afford both Doug Davidson and Gina Tognani?

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  24. Rae Parks says:

    As far as I’m concerned Y&R is on its way out. Very sad to me because it’s always been my favorite until the last few years. So many things have happened. The main thing was not doing everything they could to keep Phyllis ( Michelle Stafford ) on the show. Then there was Sharon who they made wacco . One of the originals and the sweetest character on the show. Killing her child off, now killing Delia, crazy, crazy writers.taking Billy Miller off biggest mistake ever. Y&R isn’t the same great show it use to be. I tune in every once in a while to see if they’ve righted their wrongs. Makes me sick to see what’s happened to this show. NOW , ” PAUL WILLIAMS” REALLY !!!!!!! Get yourselves together!!!!

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  25. becky powell says:

    Paul must pull through an live. And we need.a happy ending.

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  26. donna says:

    I can’t believe I’m commenting on this ridiculous show, but I’m surprised that no one has predicted that it wasn’t Austin who shot Paul, but Dylan. Of course this doesn’t preclude Paul being Dylan’s father, probably would make it more likely. Maybe Dylan has been possessed by Ricky’s spirit!

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  27. Naami Yiseral says:

    I think that Dylan will try to give him blood and that’s when they are going to find out Paul is his father. I’ll just be glad when Nick finds out the truth.

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  28. PaulaKate Meserole says:

    I have always thought that Dylan was actually Paul and Nikki’s son. I also think that Ian’s ex-wife was in possession of that information and that she tried to sell that Info to Dylan months ago.

    Regarding Austin….not interested in his story at all.

    Also…Paul is an integral/indespensible part of the Young and the Restless and he should be written to survive with a liver transplant from his Son, Dylan.

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  29. Mary says:

    I don’t want Paul to leave the show. To many original stars are leaving and we can’t loose another one. I can’t wait for Sharon’s secret to come out. Nick is Summer’s farther, and it’s about time Sharon gets hers. Plus I can’t stand watching Jack play daddy.

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  30. Nicole says:

    This is most ridiculous story line Y&R has served up ever. I am sick if Sharon and Nick, heck I sm sick of all of them. They really need to hire new writers ASAP!!! I am trying to hang in there but it is getting hard yo do so..

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I’m with you, Nicole. The writing is terrible. I love(d) Y&R but it’s getting hard to watch.

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  31. rashell says:

    Well I have a 17, 19, and 20 year old and all girls, I can tell you what Summer is doing does happen when a guy is involved, no matter how smart the girl is. As far as Paul and Dylan, I think its an okay story line as long as Victor and Nikki don’t divorce again. Dylan is adorable in my opinion but him and Avery do make me a little sick. As far as Paul- If you kill him off you will have so, so, many pissed off People. That is just crazy and stupid thinking after all the other crap you writers have pulled this year.

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  32. rashell says:

    Oh and I love Sharon and alwasy will.

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  33. katherine chatman says:

    I (we) hope Paul makes it bcuz he and Christine just got married…at least give him a chance….

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  34. Bonnie says:

    Losing the Adam Character & Original Billy, along with Delia was the Beginning of the End. Huge Mistake! The actor who played Adam was the Best on the show…on any show. The Original Kelly Actress wasn’t interesting, but Katy McClain is too old for Stitch & Billy & Sexually Uncomfortable …AUWFUL with Jack! They keep ended up in Bed & neither is enjoying it!

    The Sharon Character is a Simpleton Now! Not the Actresses fault, just poorly written…Dragging the Mariah thing out, soooo Stupid! Nick is Fine, but was better with Avery & Dylan , Steve Burton Looks Miserable…Lets trade him back to GH for <Michelle Stafford! Her Gh Character doesn't fit her!

    The New Rude Cop is just a Terrible Actor! Steve Burton was just appalled doing the Hospital scenes with him..He need to GO! Oh, Neal is not the Dirty old Man Type, his old girlfriend sucked too! He just fits no where any longer! Lilly & Cain's Story Line is a Yawn as well as her brother…wasted talent.

    All & All the Writing is Awful & a Soap I've watched since Day1 is Destroyed! Paul should Die along with the Soap! I don't think it can be Repaired.

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    joan replied

    NEED A NEW EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!!!!

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    rhonda replied

    the beginning of the end was when phelps took over, first we lost katherine but that couldnt be helped, then one by one we lost first…our amazing phyllis, then billy and adam then chloe another child ….seen the paul/nickki/ian/dylan story line a mile away i knew as soon as i heard he was coming to canvas that paul and nickki were going to have a child because of the commune from way back when….i started watching the first year it was on…. and yes these stories are beginning to want me to stop but i still have some favorites but u r right i would love for some of the fosters ,and abbots return, and danny , i really cant see anyone replacing phyllis, nor adam , and as we see two different billys in 3 months… what a shame….so now i am following then to gh….hopefully we have our adam newman back, we will soon find out

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  35. jaybird369 says:

    Once upon a time, Y&R was CLASSIC soap opera at it’s finest!!!!! For example:
    1. Wonderfully established core families (the Abbotts being my all-time FAVORITE!!!!!).
    2. The wonderfully classic Katherine/Jill rivalry.
    3. Breathtaking romance.
    4. Very realistic friendships.
    5. Wonderfully complex and multi-dimensional characters.

    Now…here is what we are currently stuck with:
    1. The Steve Burton Hour (gag gag gag!!!!!).
    2. Ridiculous and endless baby mama/baby daddy drama.
    3. An ENDLESS revolving door of recasting.
    4. Longtime characters acting clueless, self-righteous and (EVEN MORE!!!!!) stupid.
    5. Newbie characters that NO ONE cares about…at all.

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS DESERVES W-A-Y BETTER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    jaybird369, you nailed it! I couldn’t agree more!

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    rhonda replied

    me too

    jaybird369 replied

    James…thanks. Now…here’s the thing: At this point, I feel like I can watch Y&R in, like, 10 or 15 minutes. Then…I’m done with Y&R for the rest of the day. Beyond sad. And…I don’t even bother to DVR Y&R anymore. And…believe me…I get A LOT of usage out of my DVR…LOL!!!!! One last thing for now: Earlier, I forgot to tell you this…I TOTALLY AGREE with you about Tyler and nuAbby. TOTAL BLECH!!!!! To me, that Tyler chump ALWAYS looks like he’s sleepwalking…LOL!!!!! As for nuAbby…what a meddlesome and self-righteous N-U-T…LOL!!!!! Sad, but true. Yikes.

    Take care. Peace.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, sadly, I, too, can get through Y&R rather quickly, fastforwarding through the boring dead weight. What you said about the Tyler chump “sleepwalking” had me laughing out loud. :) He and Steve Burton must have the same acting coach.

    PS: I may have gone overboard in an earlier post about all the characters that bore me, but Dylan and Tyler are definitely on the list!

    Peace, Brother…

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    jaybird369 replied

    James…dude…you have every right to go overboard here!!!!! I feel the same way. Man, oh, man…the late and great William J. Bell is probably (and even more sadly) rolling over in his grave thinking about what has horribly happened to his wonderful and epic soap that he created back in the day. Very sad. And, dude…by the way…my all-time FAVORITE Y&R characters are (and ALWAYS will be) Jack and (especially!!!!!) Nina…HOLLA!!!!! One last thing for now: Your ‘acting coach’ comment totally cracked me up…LOL!!!!!

    Peace, bro.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks, Jay! You are right again about the formerly “epic soap.” And I agree with you about Jack and Nina. Tricia Cast is a great actress. We were mentioning Genie Francis the other day. When she first joined Y&R, she was paired with Jack. I actually liked them as a couple, but then that fell by the wayside. But maybe you felt differently about that. I can definitely see the rooting value in Jack and Nina. And speaking of acting, Peter Bergman, now that’s an actor! And I enjoyed Jack’s friendship with Adam, plus the fact that both men are great actors.

    Have a good one, Brother!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey, dude!!!!! Some other thoughts and all of my own:
    1. Don’t get me wrong…I have been a BIG FAN of Genie Francis ever since her GH days back in the day. But…when she joined the cast of Y&R a few years ago (in 2011) to play the role of Genevieve…the character of Genevieve had me HAPPILY HOOKED (or whatever) right away. GF was playing a role so very different from her GH character Laura. She was playing Genevieve…a PERFECTLY FLAWED character!!!!! And, I (also) liked Jack and Genevieve as a couple. But, sadly, when I read that JFP (gag gag gag) was gonna be Y&R’s new EP (YIKES!!!!!), I felt like Genie’s days at Y&R were numbered. Beyond sad.
    2. I have been a BIG FAN of Peter Bergman ever since his AMC days. More and more (through the years and all), Mr. Bergman is AWESOME ACES as Y&R’s Jack…HOLLA!!!!! Yes, indeed!!!!!
    3. And, lastly…I would LOVE for Tricia Cast to come back as Y&R’s Nina. And N-O-T as recurring (or whatever). But as in a CONTRACT PLAYER. But…I know better. I know that (very sadly) that ain’t gonna happen while that dreaded JFP is in charge (or whatever) at Y&R. No. More and more, JFP reminds me of an ULTIMATE BULLY who doesn’t know how to get along with ANYONE in the playground…LOL!!!!!

    Deuces, dude. Peace.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hey Jay! Great to read your thoughts!

    I, too, have been a huge fan of Genie Francis all along. To this day, Tony Geary has a cushy position (with much time off, ability to change dialogue on a whim, etc.) at GH, and the producers never offered Genie this deal. For many years, she wanted to come back, but GH didn’t want her. You know, Sonny and the Mob had to be the main emphasis, according to the enigmatic powers that be.

    From what I read, Maria Arena Bell, former Y&R producer, created the role of Genevieve for Genie. I was ecstatic to see Genie in this new role, and you could tell she enjoyed playing this complex (and as you say) “PERFECTLY FLAWED” character; it was such a departure from GH’s Laura. What a different show we’d be watching if she were still at the helm…

    You’re so right about JFP being an “ULTIMATE BULLY.” I don’t like bullies; I had my own experiences with them long ago. Someone needs to stand up to bullies and to JFP.

    Right there with you re: Peter Bergman and Tricia Cast, great actors portraying great characters.

    All the daytime producers and network executives have to do is get feedback from jaybird369, Jamesj75, and many other fans to determine what is working—and what isn’t…

    Take care, Friend!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey, bro!!!!! Dude…I (also) HATE bullies!!!!! And…I’ve survived LOTS OF BULLYING over the years. I’ve been bullied by meanies, haters, teachers (from high school days), so-called friends, ex-boyfriends (yep…I’m gay.) and (even!!!!!) relatives. But, trust me…emotionally speaking, I have a VERY TOUGH SKIN!!!!! Remember that bullying storyline that Y&R did…you know…the one that featured Fen, Summer and that Jamie kid??? Well…the more that I watched that storyline unfold (or whatever), that’s HOW MUCH it kept (painfully) striking a chord with me. I am so glad that that storyline is now over. But…(of course) bullying is STILL a big problem in society. And it just keeps getting W-O-R-S-E!!!!! Beyond sad.

    I have a feeling that those Sony suits over at CBS have some kind of C-L-U-E as to what’s going on (behind-the-scenes and all) at Y&R. But…I think that they choose to ignore the problem (or whatever). Truly lame.

    Lastly (for now), I am (VERY AGREEABLY!!!!!) on board with you about that Leslie chick. I have never cared for her…or for her IDIOT BROTHER Tyler. BLAH!!!!! And…once Leslie marries that Barton dude (whoever he is), I hope that Barton whisks (or whatever) Leslie OUT OF Genoa City (aka the show) FOR GOOD!!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!! As for Neil, I think that (in terms of going from Leslie to that TOTAL WHACK-JOB Hilary) he went from the frying fan to the fire…LOL!!!!! Totally dumb as hell.

    James…have a good one, buddy. Deuces.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, first, I am so sorry to hear about your bullying experiences, and that they came from, not only peers, but teachers, relatives, and boyfriends. It’s shocking and unforgivable. I hope that you have healed from these experiences. In my case, it happened for 3 years in high school. Like you, I developed a “VERY TOUGH SKIN” as well as a sense of humor, which preserved my sanity. I also believe that these experiences molded me into who I am, and I like who I am. The memories and feelings associated with the bullying are always with me. People don’t realize that these experiences can stay with you your whole life.

    Re Y&R’s Jaime, a great little actor who made the scenario believable. We are sympatico about Leslie. After Drucilla died, the only woman I thought was a good match for Neil was Karen. Everyone other relationship since has been laughable.

    Finally, Jay, it’s admirable that you were so open here with your remarks about your life. Spoiler alert! We play for the same team… Til next time, Brother!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…bro…you TRULY ROCK…HOLLA!!!!!

    Dude…yep…I have healed from the bullying experiences…for the most part. You see…in my own way, I forgive (eventually). But forgetting…NOT A CHANCE!!!!! Don’t get me wrong…I am all about forgiving. But forgetting…not so much. Nope.

    I remember the character of Karen. Character-wise, I liked Karen. And…from what I once heard, Nia Peeples (the actress who played the role) was a real SPITFIRE on the Y&R set…LOL!!!!! Character-wise, Karen was a HELLUVA LOT BETTER than that Tyra chick. Tyra…played by Eva Marcille (A TOTAL SOAP D-I-V-A)…LOL!!!!! I DID NOT like the character of Tyra…at all!!!!! Remember when she slept with Devon??? That was just ALL KINDS OF C-R-E-E-P-Y!!!!! TOTALLY WHACK!!!!!

    Deuces. Take care.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, so glad that you were able to forgive and that you are doing well. You are absolutely right: forgetting is not easy (if even impossible). Keep hanging in there, Friend!

    I didn’t know any of that info about Nia Peeples. And to think they already had to deal with that behavior from Victoria Rowell. No, I didn’t like Tyra either. Funny that they have gone down that road again, with Neil and Devon fighting over the same woman…

    Believe it or not, there are some Y&R characters I actually enjoy: Sharon, Jack, Kevin, for example.

    Til next time, Brother!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…check this out, bro:

    When she was on Y&R, Nia Peeples (behind-the-scenes and all) was a real SPITFIRE in terms of fighting for the integrity (or whatever) of her Y&R character Karen. Supposedly, she used to BUTT HEADS with Maria Arena Bell (remember her???) because of it. Also…from what I’ve read about Nia Peeples over the years, Nia herself is a very nice person and LOTS OF FUN to work with. It’s just that…Nia is a very strong-willed person and all and she refuses to be pushed around. By anyone.

    Until next time…deuces, bro.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, thanks for clarifying the information on Nia Peeples. I am all about being assertive and defending yourself! As I said, I always liked the character of Karen and her storyline with Neil. I also have a favorable opinion of Maria Arena Bell because (1) she is definitely preferable to JFP; and (2) she created a role for Genie Francis.

    Take care, Brother…

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey, dude!!!!! Sometime yesterday, I remembered something else about Nia Peeples during her time on Y&R. Get this: In addition to butting heads with Maria Arena Bell, NP supposedly feuded with both Kristoff St. John (aka Neil) and Eva Marcille. You see, KSJ was good friends with MAB. And…Kristoff sided with MAB in her feud (or whatever) with NP. Then, from there, NP and KSJ started feuding themselves…I think. As for NP and EM and their feuding…EM didn’t get along with too many people during her time on the Y&R set (Nia included). Nia got along VERY WELL with the others on the Y&R set. It was just those 3 (MAB, KSJ and EM) that Nia had problems with. And…in the end…Nia (in terms of her Y&R character Karen) got fed up with getting the runaround from MAB. Then, soon after that, MAB tried to FIRE Nia…who wasn’t having any of that bull-crap. So Nia VERY DEFIANTLY Q-U-I-T. One last thing for now: During Eva Marcille’s time on the Y&R set, it (D-I-V-A-wise) was like Victoria Rowell all over again. Oh, those soaps…NEVER A DULL MOMENT…LOL!!!!!

    James…take care, bro. Deuces.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hey Jay!! Thank you for providing this information on all the head-butting! I had no idea… It is amazing what I have learned from YOU about behind-the-scenes drama!! And I thought it was just Eric Braeden who threw his weight around (and sometimes his fists, like in the opening montage)!

    Jay, you are the MAN!! Peace, brother!!

    As I continue to fast forward through so many Y&R scenes filled with actors/characters/storylines that bore me, I am clearly missing so many actors:
    Michael Muhney as Adam—of course
    Michelle Stafford as Phyllis—I know she is on GH
    Kevin Schmidt as Noah (blond)—to me, the real Noah
    Tricia Cast as Nina
    John Driscoll as Chance
    Debbi Morgan as Harmony
    Genie Francis as Genevieve
    Stacy Haiduk as Patty
    Stephen Nicholls as Tucker
    Thad Luckinbill as JT
    Blake Hood as Kyle
    Billy Miller as Billy—I know he is going to GH
    Jeff Branson as Ronan
    Emily O’Brien as Jana
    Marco Dapper as Carmine—a guilty pleasure, to be sure
    Michael Fairman as Murphy—must have missed the scene where Murphy jumped into Katherine’s casket
    and
    Nia Peeples as Karen—despite her drama!

    Please, POWERS THAT BE, bring back some of these actors/characters!!

    All for now…

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey, man!!!!! What’s up??? Dude…W-O-W…that is some list…LOL!!!!! Anyway, some more thoughts of my own:

    1. I remember Kevin Schmidt…FULLY AGREED!!!!! He was a HELLUVA LOT BETTER…UNLIKE Robert Adamson (aka nuNoah…BLECH!!!!!)!!!!!
    2. To me, John Driscoll is so VERY RUGGEDLY DREAMY!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. And…what’s EVEN BETTER…the dude can A-C-T!!!!! UNLIKE that overrated Steve Burton…LOL!!!!!
    3. To me, Stacy Haiduk PERFECTLY ROCKED IT as Patty/Mary Jane!!!!! And, I hope that SH lands another soap SOON…She is THAT TALENTED!!!!!
    4. To me, Stephen Nichols got a RAW-ASS DEAL!!!!! Enough said.
    5. Blake Hood…another TOTAL DREAMBOAT!!!!! Again…Hee Hee Hee. To me, BH brought a lot of WONDERFUL BAD BOY SWAGGER when he played Kyle!!!!! UNLIKE that Hartley Sawyer…who was BEYOND TERRIBLE when he played Kyle…TOTAL BLECH!!!!!
    6. I wish that Emily O’Brien would come back…as a resurrected Jana, as a Jana lookalike…ANYTHING!!!!!
    7. Marco Dapper…OH, YES!!!!! To me, words cannot describe how SEXY AS HELL Marco Dapper is!!!!! One more time…Hee Hee Hee. Marco Dapper…another AWESOME TALENT that needs to come back to Y&R…STAT!!!!! And, by the way, an idea…if and when MD does come back to Y&R, I think that the show’s writers should put his character Carmine (OH, THAT BAD BOY…LOL!!!!!) with Mariah (that Cassie lookalike). To me, Carmine would be WAY BETTER SUITED for Mariah!!!!! Plus…I think that Carmine and Mariah would wonderfully CHALLENGE each other…HELL TO THE YEAH!!!!! That Tyler dude is WAY TOO ANNOYING…No Thank You!!!!! Again…just an idea.
    8. James…dude…I remember the scene of Murphy jumping into Katherine’s casket. To me…as an example…NOW THAT’S ACTING!!!!! HOLLA!!!!!

    James…one final thing for now: James…you, also, are THE MAN!!!!! HOLLA!!!!!

    Until next time…deuces, bro. And PEACE.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks, Jay!

    Cool that you agree on some of my choices. Granted, it’s my wish list. Others at the show as well as fans might disagree with me… No doubt!

    Why they got rid of Kevin Schmidt for a recast is beyond me. Robert Adamson?!?!
    Why they got rid of Blake Hood for a recast is beyond me. Hartley Sawyer?!?!
    I didn’t even remember that Jana is dead—that tells you how bad my memory is…
    Stephen Nichols seemed to get a “RAW ASS DEAL” at more than one show. On both GH and Y&R, every time it looked like his character would get together with Genie Francis’ character, BOOM. Something derailed it.
    Stacey Haiduk is an awesome actress! She knew how to play CRAZY!
    I’ll take Marco Dapper anyway I can get him—I mean, Carmine—yeah, that’s the ticket! Jay, your ideas of pairing him with Mariah is a great one! Just put him on the screen. In addition to his obvious sexiness—of course, Lauren wanted him—he can play humor. Humor in soaps is needed, too.
    That’s my 2 cents for now.
    Balls in your court, Jay!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…h-e-y!!!!! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!! Anyway…here are my 2 cents and all for today:

    1. I wish that Y&R would flesh out that new character Detective Mark Harding…the dude that works for Paul down at the GCPD. And…Chris McKenna (the actor that plays the role) is such a RUGGEDLY HANDSOME DREAMBOAT!!!!! CM is so F-I-N-E A-S H-E-L-L that his Y&R character makes me wanna EMOTIONALLY SWOON all over my living room…LOL!!!!! James…oh…I am so HAPPILY TERRIBLE!!!!! Hee Hee Hee.
    2. I think that I can shed some light (or whatever) on Stephen Nichols. Over the years, SN (supposedly) has developed a reputation (here and there) on soap sets for having a vocal, rebellious and outspoken type of personality. It is what it is.
    3. Now that Chloe is gone (for now, anyway), I think that the show’s writers (or whoever) need to give Esther (Chloe’s mom) new storyline material (or whatever). And…as an actress…Kate Linder is such a NATURAL on-screen!!!!!
    4. Y&R needs to get that SUPER DREAMY Marco Dapper back on the show…N-O-W!!!!! Dude…remember when Carmine held Lauren hostage??? To me…that was A HOOT AND A HALF to watch!!!!! And…as I was watching it, I kept wishing that I was the one being held hostage and not Lauren. Once again…HAPPILY TERRIBLE HERE!!!!! Hee Hee Hee.
    5. I wish that Stacy Haiduk would come back to Y&R!!!!! Her dual role of Patty/ Mary Jane was all kinds of WONDERFULLY C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!! HOLLA!!!!! Furthermore, I think that Y&R is sorely lacking a HARDCORE VILLAINESS on-screen right now. Unfair.
    6. I think that Y&R should bring Drucilla back. And…no…I DO NOT WANT Victoria Rowell to come back to Y&R!!!!! No Thank You. I could easily accept a Drucilla RECAST…IF it is done CORRECTLY.
    7. Lastly (for now), FULL AGREEMENT HERE…humor is TRULY NEEDED on soaps!!!!! James, I’m sorry but I could NEVER watch a one-dimensional type of character with N-O SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!! No No No No No. To me, GRUMPY OLD Victor easily comes to mind…LOL!!!!!

    James…OK, handsome…your serve!!!!!

    Again…HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!

    Deuces.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, Jay, Jay, Happy Belated July 4th! I hope all your fireworks were the good kind!

    1. Agreement about all your “HAPPY TERRIBLEs!” For instance, Chris McKenna! I enjoyed him when he was on OLTL, and he has matured into an appealing, very handsome man. They need to make him a regular cast member and give him a major storyline, you know, something along the lines of, oh, I don’t know, maybe he’s struggling to come out as gay, he falls in love with Kevin, who also realizes he’s gay, but then his ex-lover comes back to Genoa City, and it’s Carmine. I mean, why not? It would definitely add time to Y&R that I am not fast forwarding through…

    2. Again, you’ve set me straight with the 411 on Stephen Nichols. I had no idea…

    3. I am worried that they are going to write off Esther, as her main screenmates (Katherine and Chloe) are gone. After all, Jill can only bitch at her so much… But I agree with you: Linder is a great actress.

    4. Re: Marco Dapper’s Carmine: Yeah, I share your fantasies. Even if you’re one of those fans who hates anyone coming between Lauren and Michael, you have to admit Dapper’s appeal.

    5. Among many things Y&R needs are what you’ve discussed: a new Drucilla, a hardcore villainess, and more humor. Plus, bring back a least a couple of the fan favorites. Enough with the Dylan show. Stop bringing on models/recasts who can’t act. Yada Yada Yada… Now, I’m getting restless!!

    To my terrific Buddy Jay and all soap fans everywhere: may all your cliffhangers get resolved quickly and happily, and may you always stay on the frontburner!

    And thanks to Michael Fairman for this fun, fantastic forum!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey there, handsome!!!!! What’s up??? Once again, here I go:

    1. Dude…a possible Carmine/Mark/Kevin love triangle??? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Forgive me, man…I had to laugh!!!!! Well, hell…throw M-E into the mix and you would have a love quadrangle GONE W-I-L-D!!!!! Once again…HAPPILY TERRIBLE IN DA’ HOUSE!!!!! And, yes…Hee Hee Hee. Anyway, I’ll VERY GLADLY watch a possible Carmine/Mark/Kevin love triangle over that Dylan The Dimwit ANY DAY!!!!! Dylan The Dimwit=ENDLESS BLECH…LOL!!!!! Anyway, moving on…….
    2. James…what do you think of THE FABULOUS Gina Tognoni as the new Phyllis (She starts airing Monday August 11th.)??? Anyway, I am so STOKED AND EXCITED about GT being added to the Y&R cast!!!!!
    3. And, finally…dude…what do you think of Myk Watford??? I don’t know if you remember Myk Watford but I do. Refresher: MW played Womack…that dirtbag/scumbag who terrorized Fen in prison (or whatever). Also…Womack took (basically) HALF of the Y&R characters hostage in that GCAC ballroom. Anyway, that so-called hostage scenario (or whatever) was BEYOND RIDICULOUS!!!!! I mean…come on…freely walking around, guzzling and knocking back champagne, whispering together in huddled groups?!?!? Yeah, right…as in N-O-T!!!!! I am so sorry but forgive me for rooting for Womack aka THE BAD GUY…LOL!!!!! Oh, well. As for Myk Watford (the actor himself)…SURPRISE SURPRISE…YET ANOTHER RUGGEDLY HANDSOME DREAMBOAT!!!!! Oh, I need to stop…LOL!!!!!

    James…that’s my 2 cents and all for now. The ball is now in your court, handsome!!!!!

    D-E-U-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay-man, what’s up?

    Glad you liked my Carmine/Mark/Kevin love triangle. And there is always room for you!

    Loved your “Dylan The Dimwit” comment. It’s beyond ridiculous what they’re doing with him. I expect him to move onto the ranch, the tackhouse, and the hospital any day now and form connections with every other character on the show.

    Gina Tognoni is definitely a great actress. Phyllis is needed on the canvass. Someone of Tognoni’s stature could make it work. I say give her a shot. As much as I like Sharon, she needs to be held accountable for what she did to Phyllis. That’s one reason I came to detest GH (where Michelle Stafford currently resides): Sonny has never been held accountable for anything. And he’s been shot so many times, his body should be riddled with bullet holes, and he’s a mean, abusive jerk on top of it all. Victor on Y&R behaves that way most of the time. Where is the rooting value in that?

    With regard to your interest in Myk Watford (Womack), I can definitely see the interest. He, too, was very appealing, and they just scratched the surface with his character. For one thing, I find myself rooting for the bad guys more often than not. By all means, whenever I am held hostage, I hope that I can be “guzzling and knocking back champagne,” too. And those prison scenes with Fen left me wanting more… They always do… :)

    Jay, what do you think about this idea? You know, despite the numerous instances of love triangles, a mainstay of soaps, has anyone dared to explore the excitement/intricacies of a threesome, no matter the gender configuration? I don’t know how common these hook-ups are in real life, but I think they are common enough (or fantasized enough about) that they’re fertile territory for exploration. Particularly when so many plotlines, devoid of realism, are recycled ad nauseum (back from the dead, babies switched at birth, evil twins, mistakenly arrested for murder).

    Until the next time, Jay, may the days of your lives be filled with young, restless, bold, beautiful “RUGGEDLY HANDSOME DREAMBOATS!” Catch you on the flipside, Brother!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…well, hello!!!!! What’s up??? My thoughts and all for today:

    1. Dude…always room for me, huh??? HA…I wish!!!!! Anyway, can you imagine M-E playing a character on Y&R??? Hee Hee Hee. Don’t get me wrong…it’s ALWAYS nice to dream. But…I don’t think it would EVER work out in terms of me being on Y&R. My point with this??? I probably couldn’t COPE with working for that SOAP-ZILLA Jill Farren Phelps…B-L-E-C-H!!!!! Dude…I know ME…I would end up cussing her arrogant ass out and THEN quitting…A-N-D all on the first day!!!!! LOL!!!!! In general, I couldn’t handle the STRESS…No Thank You!!!!!
    2. Y-E-S…Sharon needs to be held accountable for what she did to Phyllis…THANK YOU!!!!! And…once NuPhyllis wakes up from her coma (or whatever) next month (aka Monday, August 11th)…Tick Tock Tick Tock. Oh, well.
    3. Bro…YES…GH’S Sonny has been shot SO MANY TIMES…so much so that it’s a wonder that he’s STILL ALIVE!!!!! In general, Maurice Benard…WHAT AN ACTOR…LOL!!!!! As for Eric Braeden (and his Y&R character Victor)…NOT IMPRESSED HERE!!!!! Check this out: Back in the day (early 1980′s), GRUMPY OLD Victor locked that Michael Scott dude (the lover of Julia…Victor’s first wife) in that CREEPY AND SECRET D-U-N-G-E-O-N!!!!! I didn’t like Victor THEN…OR NOW!!!!! I’m sorry but Victor treating another character like that…there is NO ROOTING VALUE in that PERIOD!!!!! No.
    4. James…YES YES YES…there should be THREESOME RELATIONSHIPS in soaps!!!!! YUM!!!!! Dude…I get so SICK of watching love triangles on soaps!!!!! ESPECIALLY (1) love triangles that DON’T WORK and (2) UNWATCHABLE love triangles that seem to go on and on and for F-O-R-E-V-E-R…Blah Blah Blah and more Blah. And, here are some other plot devices that just WORK MY NERVES: Amnesia. A so-called important character suddenly bursting, charging and storming into (HUH?!?!?) a courtroom scene. Interrupted soap weddings (a VERY TIRED soap device). Good Twin vs. Evil Twin. I could go on and on…LOL!!!!!
    5. James…dude…the idea and thought of dull-as-dirt Dylan moving onto the ranch and/or the tackhouse??? Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!!! And…B-L-E-C-H!!!!!

    James…OK, HOT STUFF…your turn…LOL!!!!!

    Until next time…ROCK ON, bro!!!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…h-e-y!!!!! Here are some current things on Y&R that keep WORKING MY NERVES:

    1. Austin and Summer. First, that idiot Austin kidnaps Summer’s Aunt Avery. Then, after Avery is rescued, Summer (who is none too swift herself) forgives that one-dimensional MORON for holding Avery prisoner. And, now…Austin and Summer are now M-A-R-R-I-E-D (via QUICKIE ELOPEMENT!!!!!)!!!!! No No No No No.
    2. Devon. Devon…who keeps acting like such a VILLAGE IDIOT…ESPECIALLY when it comes to chicks!!!!! UNWATCHABLE DORK!!!!!
    3. Lily. Lily…who is so OUT OF CONTROL that I (at this point) immediately reach for the Mute button on my DVR remote control so I won’t have to listen to the sound of her annoying voice. SHUDDER ALL AROUND!!!!!
    4. Cane. Cane…OMG…watching that dude being HENPECKED by Lily The Loony is a TOTAL SNOOZE-FEST!!!!! And…since Cane now allows Lily to boss him around (BLAH!!!!!), I no longer find Cane or his Australian accent sexy. Idiot.
    5. Paul and Dylan as long-lost father and son. This so-called storyline is BEYOND LAME on so many levels!!!!! Yep!!!!!

    James…your turn, bro.

    As always…D-E-U-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, Man, Great stuff as always!

    It would indeed be difficult working for JFP. The way she has treated legends (many from GH in addition to others), she doesn’t respect her actors or any show’s rich history. I wouldn’t last 2 days, although I am already a way better actor than Steve Burton, and I haven’t had an acting lesson in my life! :)

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for Lily or Devon. Or Cane, for that matter. They have always bored me. Now they are showcasing them in their swimsuits in commercials. Barf, barf… They are 2 actors who don’t sell their roles very well. I know they are actors; character development is nil. Maybe the writers’ fault…

    Neil is okay, that is, when he has a believable storyline. And that hasn’t happened in a while.

    As for tired old storylines, they keep bringing them in, don’t they? MAny of them we can see from a mile away, like the Paul/Dylan father/son thing. Sure, Paul needs to be a father (or is that grandfather) to a worthwhile spawn, given that Ricky was a wacko. But Dylan makes every character in his orbit just as boring as he is. Avery included.

    Totally agree with you, Jay, about Austin and Summer. Forced. Boring. Contrived. Waste of airtime.

    That’s all for now, Jay. Please take care, and try to avoid the SNOOZEFESTS and LAMENESS!!!

    J to J, over and out!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey there, CUTIE-PIE!!!!! What’s up??? Anyway, I particularly enjoyed your post from yesterday. SO TRUE!!!!! Anyway, once again, here I go:

    1. Your comment about Steve Burton (lol) makes me curious about something: James, dude…how old are you? Me? I am age 46. Anyway, just wondering.
    2. Dude…I am SO OVER Cane, Devon and Lily. Devon has gotten WAY TOO STUPID!!!!! And…watching Cane, Lily and their 2 kids play happy family (or whatever) ain’t cutting it for me. FAST-FORWARD MATERIAL ALL THE WAY!!!!! Yep.
    3. James…yes…Ricky was a TOTAL WHACK-JOB but Peter Porte (YET ANOTHER DREAMBOAT…LOL!!!!!) is a SUPER TALENTED ACTOR and he made his Y&R character of Ricky VERY, VERY WATCHABLE onscreen!!!!! Which is more than I can say for rigid and stiff-as-a-board Dylan…LOL!!!!! Yep.
    4. Bro…the more Summer opens her mouth…the STUPIDER she sounds!!!!! Moving on…….
    5. James…I wish that Y&R would bring back the character of Julia (Victor’s first wife). And, as an actress…Meg Bennett TRULY ROCKS!!!!!

    From Jay to James…your turn.

    As always…Peace.

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey, dude!!!!! Check it out: Actor Scott Elrod (who used to play on Men In Trees…an AWESOME series that ended way too soon…sigh) starts airing on Y&R in early October. He’s gonna play the role of Joe Clark…Avery’s ex-husband. And, supposedly…the character of Joe Clark comes to Genoa City with a MAJOR AGENDA (or something). Dude…I am SUPER EXCITED by this!!!!! Scott Elrod was AWESOME on Men In Trees…and (hopefully) he’ll be EVEN MORE AWESOME on Y&R!!!!! Furthermore, Scott is a TOTAL DREAMBOAT…and…he can ACT, too!!!!! HELL YEAH, BABY!!!!!

    James…your serve, handsome.

    As always…D-E-U-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, my Man, how are you?? Sorry I haven’t responded sooner, but I was out of town for a few days and didn’t check my e-mail much. Hmmm…. Did I check into rehab? Was I in Australia trying to get info on Stitch? Was I visiting a comatose Phyllis? Or was I just having a good time with friends and family?…

    Anyway, well rested and ready to tet-a-tet with the AWESOME jaybird369!!

    Thanks to your suggestion, I have checked out Scott Elrod. I’m on board and already a fan! Didn’t watch Men in Trees, at least not the televised version! And I look forward to seeing him on screen.

    You and I are in complete agreement about Cane, Lily, and Devon. You know, I actually liked Devon’s longtime (but rarely seen) girlfriend Roxanne; they should have given her a storyline. And these days, Neil is just beyond dim… Don’t get me wrong: I like Neil. He just needs a believable love interest and storyline.

    I have heard of Meg Bennett, but I didn’t watch Y&R when she was on. I have watched Y&R since 2005.

    We are also sympatico regarding Peter Porte as Ricky. Again, another great (and handsome) actor Y&R let slip through its hands. Another great (and handsome) actor is Max Ehrich (Fen). Where is he? Where is Gloria? I love her and I think Judith Chapman is a great actress. Can run circles around so many younger stars with her acting (been on several soaps, as you probably know).

    Now a clue about my age—I am older than you but not old enough to be your father, even if you make me submit to a paternity test…

    Another clue—my favorite soap actress of all time is the beautiful Valerie Starrett, who played Diana Maynard Taylor (the original Diana) on GH from 1969 until 1977. She was a beautiful, popular, and great actress who was frontburner for virtually her entire GH tenure. She was actually fired from the show because the producer (Tom Donovan) didn’t like her—sounds a lot like JFP! She left show business, owned a bookstore, and retired to the beach in southern California. She was an unsung heroine of the show, never gets any credit or tribute, but the love story of Peter and Diana Taylor in the 1970s was mesmerizing. To my knowledge, she is still alive, and I actually had the pleasure of writing her a few years ago (via stumbling via guess onto her e-mail address). And in the last couple of years, GH footage from 1977 (featuring Starrett) has made its way onto Youtube.

    I know I was gushing, but Starrett was really that good. Probably similar to your Meg Bennett. You’ll have to tell me more about her sometime…

    Full disclosure time, Jay, I just turned 57! A bit older than 46… I consider myself a young 57, especially with how I feel. I stay very active and am happy. Don’t let my age faze you… I am older than Christian LeBlanc but younger than Doug Davidson.

    Look forward to your next post, Jay. Peace and best to you!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…H-O-W-D-Y!!!!! What’s up? More and more, you crack me up (lol). Anyway, I’m gonna take a quick guess here…you were probably having a good time with friends and family. HAHA!! Once again, I’m up:

    1. Paternity test, huh? Dude…I was ROTFL on that one (lol). Anyway, I had a feeling that you were older than me. Yep. By the way…B E L A T E D H A P P Y B I R TH D AY!!!!! I hope that it was a good one. I’ll be turning 47 at the end of this year (December 6th). More and more, people tell me that I look very young for my age…which is true (lol). But, as I get older, I feel my age…a little less energy here and there.
    2. I don’t remember Valerie Starrett but I remember her Diana Taylor character…somewhat. What did you think of the late Gloria Monty? I don’t know if you remember her. Anyway, she was Executive Producer (I think) of GH for several years. In certain ways, she was A LOT LIKE that JFP. But, yet…GM was a SOMEWHAT BETTER EP than JFP.
    3. Y-E-S…where is Gloria??? I tell ya’…over the years, Judith Chapman has TRULY made the Gloria character her own (sorry, Joan Van Ark). And, yes…I remember JC from her GH days. To me…her Ginny Webber character was such a HILARIOUS HOT MESS (lol)!!!!! And…EVEN MORE ENTERTAINING!!!!! F.Y.I.: David Mendenhall (who played Ginny’s annoying, bratty and whiny son…BLECH!!!!!) is all grown up now. And…David is VERY HANDSOME and is currently (I think) an attorney. Yum.
    4. I (also) liked Roxanne. And…Tatyana Ali was AWESOME in the role!!!!! Furthermore, Roxanne was the BEST girlfriend that Devon ever had!!!!! Then, Devon broke up with her and (from there) got ALL STUPID!!!!! Oh, those soap writers…LOL!!!!!
    5. And…finally…I’m gonna go out on a limb (or whatever) and tell you 3 certain words that best describes me. I am (among other things) carefree, fearless and spit-fiery (which is a cross or whatever between being both fiery and a spitfire). Dude…what about you? What words best describes you?

    From Jay to James…your turn, dude.

    P.S. – James…I’m just remembering this: Meg Bennett doesn’t act all that much anymore. She’s currently a soap writer (I think).

    Anyway…D-E-U-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, first, thank you for the birthday greetings! And your other kind words! Glad to hear I crack you up, my Friend. You do the same for me, every time. :)

    I will get to the personal stuff right off the bat:

    I like the 3 words you use to describe yourself. They are definitely admirable traits! And I like your vernacular with “spit-fiery!” Those descriptors give me a good feel, to say nothing of our conversations… Of course, you went out on a limb: that is what carefree, fearless, spit-fiery gents do! :)

    For me, narrowing it down to 3 (and, of course, only positive traits), I pick: thoughtful, humorous, and assertive (the latter not to be confused with aggressive).

    Glad we agree about Y&R’s Gloria and Roxanne. Yes, I remember Judith Chapman from GH, too, and she was on ATWT before that… Interesting stuff about David Mendenhall; nice to hear about him.

    I almost stopped watching GH after Valerie Starrett was let go, but somehow I got lured back. That’s how these addictions work, isn’t it? Gloria Monty succeeded Tom Donovan at GH. As most soap historians know—is that what we are?—she is the one who turned GH around from cancellation to the #1 soap, particularly with the Luke/Laura phenomenon. And, believe it or not, I have an interesting anecdote about Gloria Monty. Back in, I believe, 1980, I wrote her a fan letter and asked whether it would be possible for a fan to visit the set. I was contemplating taking a vacation in LA at the time. She actually wrote me back!! I was blown away! She wrote me a handwritten note, stating she appreciated my interest but that they had closed sets. So, as busy as she was, she did that for me. I don’t think I have that note any longer, but I will check…

    And getting back to Valerie Starrett for a moment, imagine my awesome surprise when she actually responded very kindly to my e-mail, and she appreciated me remembering her from so many years ago. I don’t think that many of these soap stars realize the impact they have on their fans… The loyalty and passion we have are downright amazing at times…

    Back to Y&R: I apologize for not responding to your comments about Summer and Austin. I don’t care for either of them (even though he is easy on the eyes). Summer could save the town on Genoa City from a fire (probably set by an unmedicated Sharon), and I would still not like her. For me, she will always have that baggage of the alleged incident(s) with Michael Muhney… Talk about dreamboats… Do you remember when he and Rafe were dating?!?!

    Speaking of gays in storylines, a gay character on Y&R would be nice. You and I can help the writers figure it out. Did you know that GH currently has 3 gay characters in a triangle. It’s a threesome waiting to happen if you ask me. And one of them is an Asian who can be unscrupulous. The 2 gay guys on DOOL are way too holier than thou and earnest for my tastes.

    So, Jay, please tell me more about Meg Bennett. Why did you like her so much?

    This will be all for now, Brother. Sweet dreams and sweet dreamboats! Cheers!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey, there!!!!! What’s up??? Check this out: Earlier today, I was reading something online about Meg Bennett. As I was reading, I came across something about Meg that I had totally forgotten about…back in 2005 (I think), Meg appeared on GH. She played the character of Allegra Montenegro…a totally HARDCORE VILLAINESS who stopped at nothing to get what she wanted. And…if I remember correctly…blackmail, eavesdropping, identity switching…just a few tactics (or whatever) that Allegra used to get what she wanted. And Meg was SO AWESOME in the role!!!!! Also, in real life, Meg is married to Robert Guza, Jr…who used to be a Head Writer for GH. They’ve been together since the late 1980′s (I think). And…finally…from what I’ve read about Meg Bennett over the years, Meg is a VERY NICE PERSON…very outgoing, always makes time for her fans and NEVER SAYS NO when it comes to signing autographs for fans. And…Meg is (get this) age 63. YES!!! Of course, she looks SO FANTASTIC for her age!!!!! Dude…I hope that I look that good once I reach age 63 myself…LOL!!!!! Yep.

    From Jay to James…I look forward to your next posting.

    P-E-A-C-E!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, it looks like we were posting at approximately the same time! Thank you for the additional information on Meg! I wasn’t aware of her GH connections. Great to hear!

    PS: If I ever become famous, I promise to be nice to my fans, too! (But I don’t think I have to worry about that…)

    After being away for a few days, I am contemplating the need to catch up on Y&R, given my propensity for fastforwarding…

    In case you didn’t see it, my 3 main traits (and other ramblings) are listed above in a lengthier post (July 16th).

    All for now, Jaybird! Always looking forward to posts by Jaybird369. :)

    jaybird369 replied

    James…h-e-l-l-o. What’s new??? Once again, I’m up:

    1. James…dude…sometime last night, I posted something about Meg Bennett around 9:10PM. Also…Meg Bennett has had a very long and very successful career over the years. First, as a soap actress. And…nowadays as a VERY SUCCESSFUL television writer. Over the years, Meg has written for SEVERAL shows…and not just soaps. Bro…here’s what I respect most about Meg Bennett: Over the years, Meg has always carried herself with wit, intelligence and (most of all) grace…not a trace of D-I-V-A at all!!!!! Thank God. Now I’m blushing…LOL!!!!! In general…Meg is AWESOME ACES all the way!!!!!
    2. Dude…Summer saving the town of Genoa City from a fire? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! GOOD ONE!!!!! That kind of stressful situation would make Summer FREAK OUT every few seconds (that crybaby…wah wah wah)…lol. Yep. And…Y-E-S…Matthew Atkinson (who plays Austin on the show) is VERY EASY on the eyes!!!! Just like Marco Dapper…hee hee hee. Now…speaking of Marco Dapper, an idea: I think that it would R-O-C-K if Marco came back to Y&R (I’m still waiting.) and teamed up with Matthew Atkinson on-screen. Now, here’s the actual idea part: Austin and Carmine end up meeting in a bar one night (or whatever) and discover that they have A LOT in common. Most of all, they realize that they are both TOTALLY FED UP with the self-righteousness and all of others in Genoa City. So…from there…Austin and Carmine form an AWESOME ALLIANCE (part DYNAMIC DUO, part BROMANCE) and vow to get revenge and all on those in Genoa City by teaching the citizens of Genoa City a lesson about being L-E-S-S self-righteous. And, most of all, Austin and Carmine end up realizing and agreeing that women are WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE and…dude…I think you know where I’m going with this. LOL!!!!!
    3. James…yep…I am TOTALLY AWARE of the 3 gay dudes in the current love triangle on GH. And speaking of the Asian one in the triangle, of the 3, he is my FAVORITE…PERFECTLY BAD-ASS ALL THE WAY…LOL!!!!! HOLLA!!!!! And, yeah…I (also) don’t care too much for those 2 gay dudes on DOOL. Now don’t get me wrong…I think that they’re BOTH good-looking fellas and all. But…their characters are WAY TOO BLAND for me. Dude…give me BAD-ASS over bland ANY DAY!!!!! HOLLA!!!!! And, by the way…’threesome waiting to happen’…GOOD ONE!!!!! LOL!!!!! And…true. AGREED!!!!!
    4. That was so nice of Gloria Monty to respond to your fan letter like that. And…from what I read and heard about Gloria over the years, she was truly ONE TOUGH COOKIE!!!!! And I can understand about the ‘closed sets’ part. Nowadays, I hear that security on soap sets is EVEN MORE STRICT…because of stalkers, weirdos and other crazies out there. Understandable. Yep.
    5. And…finally…a question: Do you have a boyfriend? Just wondering. As for me…about a month ago, I (finally) broke free from an on-again off-again relationship that went on FOR WAY TOO LONG. Check it out: The guy (who shall remain nameless) was (among other things) bossy, emotionally abusive, immature, self-centered and selfish. I finally HAD ENOUGH aka GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!! Dude…what that jerk put me through…to me, it would make for a great storyline on a soap…IF DONE CORRECTLY!!!!! Anyway…just a thought. Yep.

    From Jay to James…your move.

    A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, Brother, I am really enjoying this parallel soap world you and I are cultivating: our hopes and dreams for our televised soaps as well as our own real-life storylines. I will get to the personal stuff at the end… I guess that’s a tease… But aren’t we all?!?!

    Anyway, I LOVE your idea about the teaming of Austin and Carmine (still waiting, too, with open arms; Lauren, move out of the way…). But, yes, indeed, they should team up and get revenge on all those holier than thou Genoa City residents. I am such a huge Sharon fan, and it pisses me off that Victor, Nicki et al. treat her like crap all the time. Granted, she has some problems… I loved her with Adam, BTW.

    I agree with you about the gay characters on soaps. First, the fact that soaps include gay characters is AWESOME. (These are not your mother’s/father’s/grandparents’ soaps!) But, yes, as the DOOL characters are admirable, just a little too goody-two shoes for my tastes, and everyone in town just loves them. I guess that’s a good thing, given all the hostility in some circles toward gays. And I am with you, Jay, regarding GH’s gay characters. I like Brad the most, and he is the bad boy in the group! By the way, I often wonder who the target audience is when so many male characters are so often shirtless. I’m not complaining, mind you…

    Now to you directly, Jay: I am so sorry to hear that someone you were dating was abusive, selfish, etc. That he treated you poorly at all is something you don’t deserve, so cutting ties is definitely the right move. You must feel instant relief. And I hope that you find love and happiness soon with someone who is deserving of you. And you must update your pal, James. I am pulling for you, Brother! :)

    As for me, I am happy in a very long-term partnership. He’s a great guy, that’s for sure. We are different people, with different likes. He would never watch a soap, for instance. And our tastes in music are vastly different. But we see eye to eye in most things, especially the important things, and we have always gotten along well.

    Until next time, Jay, wishing you all the best, today and always…

    jaybird369 replied

    James…HI!!!!! Before I begin, one thing: Thank you for your very kind words and all. Dude…it really meant a lot to me. And, I hope that your boyfriend knows how lucky he is to have you in his life…and vice-versa. You’ll have to tell me more about him, how ya’ll met, how long ya’ll have been together, how old he is (oh I am too terrible here…lol), etc.. Details, my friend!!!!! Anyway, once again, I’m up:

    1. Dude…I stopped caring about the Victor and Nikki MERRY-GO-ROUND a long time ago. I mean…HOW MANY TIMES can those 2 BREAK UP AND GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN?!?!? Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!! Yes…a Charlie Brown reference (or whatever)…I went there. lol. Anyway, back to Victor and Nikki: I’m sorry but those 2 have WAY TOO MUCH DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION in their lives. To me, that is WAY TOO MUCH MISERY on a soap…PERIOD!!!!!
    2. James…I think that that Mark Harding hunk (played by that SUPER DREAMY Chris L. McKenna) should be added into the possible Austin/Carmine mix. YES!!!!! Dude…what do you think about this: More and more, as time goes on, Mark gets (more and more) fed up with taking CONSTANT ORDERS AND ALL from Paul (Paul…who is WAY TOO SAINTLY for me…BLECH!!!!!). Anyway, one day, Mark realizes he HAS HAD ENOUGH and very honestly tells this to Paul POINT BLANK. Then, Paul reacts by YELLING at Mark. Mark YELLS BACK!!!!! Then, Mark QUITS IN TOTAL DISGUST and STORMS OUT of the GCPD. For good. Then, soon after that, Mark is taking a walk (through that park that is now named after the deceased Katherine Chancellor) and suddenly hears/overhears familiar voices. It’s Austin and Carmine discussing, um, business. Then, Mark can no longer contain his excitement (or whatever) and (with LOTS OF BAD BOY S-W-A-G-G-E-R) approaches Austin and Carmine. Then, Mark tells them that he is D-O-N-E with being pushed around and with being THE GOOD GUY (blech) and getting nowhere else in life. Then, Mark says to the fellas that he WANTS IN. Austin and Carmine are VERY AGREEABLY onboard with this and BOTH EACH say to Mark, “Welcome aboard, bro. Let’s teach this judgmental town a lesson.” Then, later on that night, the new POWERHOUSE TRIO (Yum) go out for an evening of fun and (especially) drinks. Then, from there…of course, you can figure out the rest. Hee Hee Hee, Your thoughts on this, please.
    3. James…your boyfriend would never watch a soap, huh??? Tell him (from me to him)…VERY, VERY SMART MAN!!!!! My point? At times, soaps can get S-O-C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!! Yep.
    4. Where my recent break-up is concerned, I got T-I-R-E-D of being with someone who kept acting like such an immature/overgrown MAN-CHILD (or whatever). And…besides…at this point, I prefer the enjoyment and all of my own company instead of being with some CLUELESS CLOWN AND CHUMP that doesn’t get me. GOOD RIDDANCE ALL-AROUND!!!!! Yes. Once again…great potential soap storyline material here!!!!!
    5. And…finally…James, what are some of your pet peeves? A few of mine? Let me see…arrogance, bullying, cowards, fake-filled people, homophobia, lousy liars and racism. The list goes on and on. YIKES!!!!!

    James…I think that I’m done venting (or whatever) for now. LOL!!!!! Your move, my friend.

    As always…A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello Jay!

    I hope all is well!

    So, where to begin… When I first started watching Y&R, I thought Nicki was a busybody and Victor was a jerk (milder term than what I really thought). Not much has changed since to change my impressions. I see how tiring the make-up-to-break-up rollercoaster is with those two. And not to be ageist (esp. considering my own age), but Braeden must be pushing 80, and he still boxes? Still threatens all these young bucks on the show (in the storyline and in real life)?

    Jay, Man, you crack me up! As usual… :) Your storyline ideas for Mark Harding—is that a porn name?—along with Carmine and Austin are extremely interesting and enticing. I am salivating at the thought of such interaction! And the idea of having fun (and drinks) with any or all of these hot men is incredible…

    I have to tune in soon to Y&R or I will forget who’s who and won’t be able to add much to this part of our discussion…

    Speaking of our personal discussion, thank you for your kind words, too, my friend! I wish that we could connect elsewhere, so that we could be more open and more detailed. As for my relationship at home, I can discuss it more later…

    Regarding your recent breakup, at least now you can move on and be free, free to enjoy your life without such stressors and free to avail yourself of someone more deserving of the AWESOME, THOUGHTFUL Jaybird! There have been times in my life, too, when I thought it would make a great storyline, for better or worse… Now that each soap, except B&B, has gay characters, the territory is fertile for exploration…

    Pet peeves: I definitely agree with yours. The world would become a much wonderful place if we eliminated the ones you mentioned. My additional pet peeves: I don’t care for impolite or thoughtless people, those who have no sense of empathy for others. I certainly make mistakes all the time, but I try to go out of my way to avoiding hurting others. And when I err, I feel terribly about it. I’m also anal about keeping things clean and organized. And, despite being a “people-pleaser,” I hate crowds and do all I can to avoid them.

    “Venting (or whatever)” is a good thing! Backatcha! Enjoy yourself, Brother!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey hey hey!!!!! More and more, I L-O-V-E reading your posts!!!!! Thank you. Once again…chat time…soaps and all…LOL!!!!! Anyway…
    1. Dude…I AGREE!!!!! We should connect more elsewhere. We could exchange e-mail addresses but I’m afraid that we (you and I) might get kicked out of this TOTALLY WONDERFUL website. Sigh.
    2. Bro…I would much rather watch a possible Austin/Carmine/Mark storyline than the rest of that idiotic M-E-S-S- (B-L-E-C-H!!!!!) currently going on on Y&R!!!!! Yes.
    3. What do think of William deVry (the dude that plays that Julian Jerome mobster on GH)? To me, that man is all kinds of R-U-G-G-E-D-L-Y F-I-N-E!!!!! TOTALLY!!!!!
    4. Back in the day, I remember when Y&R’s Victor and Nikki first got together (early 1980′s). Anyway, soon after they started dating (or whatever), Victor asked Nikki to move in with him (I think) at the (old and original) Newman Ranch. As time went on, Victor felt like it was time to teach Nikki how to be a (get this) PROPER LADY. Dude…I kid you not!!!!! Anyway, one day, while Victor was giving Nikki a, um, lesson, Nikki made the mistake of mouthing off to Victor. Victor’s response…Victor then responded by putting Nikki (yes) over his knee (or whatever) and giving her an ACTUAL SPANKING!!!!! Seriously!!!!! To me, watching that Y&R scene as a young kid was so LOL funny!!!!! Oh, the CLASSICS!!!!!
    5. I wish that B&B would have gay characters on there…as in RIGHT NOW!!!!! HELL YEAH, BABY!!!!!
    6. Dude…what do you think Of BOTH Eric Martsolf and Greg Vaughn (aka Brady and Eric) from DOOL? Well…no mystery here…2 X THE HOTNESS!!!!! Y-U-M!!!!!
    7. In general…I wish that there were MORE GAY CHARACTERS on soaps PERIOD!!!!!
    8. James…by the way…what kind of music do you like? Me? In terms of music, I L-O-V-E the classics…’70′s, ’80′s and (some) ’90′s music, mostly. I ESPECIALLY love soft rock music!!!!! As for MOST of today’s music…well…never mind. Moving on…
    9. James…I (also) don’t care for impolite or thoughtless people. Also…people with RUDE AND UGLY WAYS makes my BLOOD BOIL…B-A-D-L-Y!!!!! And…I (also) don’t care for crowds. Here’s why: To me, A LOT OF THAT has to do with the fact that I DON’T LIKE too many people prying into my personal business…another thing that makes my BLOOD BOIL BADLY!!!!! And…as for the keeping things clean part…I have my moments (lol). As for the organized part, I am (get this) VERY ANAL about that. Example: When it comes to alphabetics, I am a TOTAL N-U-T!!!!! Get this: A-L-L of my DVD’s (of which I have SEVERAL…lol) are alphabetized…from A-Z!!!!! That way…whenever I wanna watch a movie, I’ll know where a certain movie title is…instead of digging through my DVD video cabinets (I have 2.) to find a damn title. Yep.
    10. James…finally…personal confession time. On Tuesday May 6th (over 2 months ago), I had MAJOR kidney surgery (another story for another time). Anyway, a week later on May 13th, I came home from the hospital. I unpacked a little bit and slept the rest of the day. I SURE AS HELL didn’t get too much sleep while I was in the hospital. Anyway, Wednesday May 14th (aka the next day), I decided to catch up on Y&R. Mistake mistake mistake mistake mistake mistake mistake. Dude…here’s what I saw (if I remember correctly)…MORE OF THE SAME…DULL-AS-DIRT Dylan, SNIVELING Summer, those IDIOT newbie characters running amok. You get the point. TOTAL D-R-E-C-K!!!!!

    James…OK, handsome…your serve.

    As always…A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, My Man, the fun continues… I find constant enjoyment from your posts; clearly a highlight of my day is reading and responding to your posts—and I so look forward to it. Each time, I find more and more we have in common. More on that later…

    1. With regard to your surgery in May, I hope you are feeling and doing much better. I hope you have had a good support system, besides that ex you mentioned, and that your loved ones are looking out for you. You deserve that and more!

    2. Back to Y&R, you said it all: Dylan, Summer, and newbies galore. It makes me wonder when Y&R will get back to what made it the phenomenal must-see, No. 1 soap… My viewing has been so sporadic… Now if only the powers that be would consider your Austin/Carmine/Mark storyline. THAT is ratings gold; I know it would keep ME glued to the set, even if I had to fastforward everything else. The Victor spanking Nicki segment must have been hilarious. I guess the writers were targeting the “spanking” segment of society.

    3. Boldly and beautifully going onto other soaps… B&B has such a small cast as it is, but a gay character would be a nice addition. Technically, Bill Spencer’s sister has a female partner, but they are on, maybe once or twice a year. That show sure has a fine stable of good-looking men. So many from which to choose… More gay characters, a few with an edge or bad-boy persona, would spice things up, that’s for sure!

    4. DOOL’s resident studs, Eric Martsolf and Greg Vaughan, are might fine. Hell, yes, I like them! And there are a few other nice ones on that show, too, the actors who play Daniel and Rafe in particular. By the way, a couple of years ago, the Brady character (so often shirtless) was boxing or wrestling with a British character who, I believe, owned the local gym. In these scenes, both men were shirtless… I mean, naturally, don’t all straight men box or wrestle with their buddies shirtless? I’m not complaining, mind you, but the homoeroticism was palpable and in your face!

    5. And GH’s William DeVry is stunning! He is often shirtless, too, as is the new cop, Ryan Paevey as Nathan and Bryan Craig as Morgan. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    6. And now back to the real world of J & J: Brother, our commonalities keep adding up. I also keep my DVDs in alphabetical order, and I do the same thing with my CDs. I have always kept my music in alphabetical order, even when I was a teenager. And don’t even ask me about my closet… You just know it’s well organized. We’ll leave it at that!

    Jay, I hope you can avoid those thoughtless, rude, nosy people who make your blood boil.

    *************NEWSFLASH*********** ANOTHER J & J COMMONALITY: Our tastes in music are most likely similar. I, too, love soft rock, primarily from the 1970s. My favorite singer of all time is Karen Carpenter. I have all music made by the Carpenters and I constantly play it to this day. I am sure I always will. Karen’s voice was incredible. After Karen, I have other favorites, including Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester, Olivia Newton-John, Elton John. The only somewhat contemporary singer I really like is Josh Groban—what a voice.

    Speaking of the Carpenters, another website I enjoy is the A&M Corner, referring to A&M Records, record company of the Carpenters. The message boards at this site primarily discuss topics involving the Carpenters. It’s nice to see that, to this day, there are avid Carpenters’ fans. Do you like them, Jay? Or are your 70s soft rock classics of another incarnation?

    By now, Jay, I have probably bored you enough. I wanted to respond to what you had written and lay out what I find are things we have in common, in addition to the soaps and orientation.

    So until next time, Jaybird, tag, you’re it!!

    Peace and best wishes…

    jaybird369 replied

    James…well, h-e-l-l-o!!!!! James…dude…you bore me??? N-E-V-E-R!!!!! More and more, your posts BRIGHTEN MY DAY!!!!! Thank you. Anyway…

    1. James…yes…I am doing and feeling A LOT BETTER!!!!! Thank you. Also…here it is: The medical drama and all with my kidneys started back in late February of this year. The results: Kidney stones (right side). Then, soon after that, I ended up having 2 laser surgeries. The first one only broke the stones in half. The second one? Luckily, they were able to medically suction (or whatever) the rest of it out. So far so good. Then, that day in May (aka the 6th) came around. The MAJOR kidney surgery involved them surgically cutting me open in order to remove a tumor (non-cancerous, Thank God!!!!!). That surgery went well. Then, the next morning (5/7), all medical H-E-L-L broke loose!!!!! I went into cardiac arrest (or whatever). You see, a blood clot was slowly, yet, rapidly making its way towards my kidneys. Then, they had to go back in, re-operate and remove one of my kidneys. Otherwise, I would have died. In fact, I almost died anyway. YIKES!!!!! Now…I am now down to just 1 kidney. James…I am STILL working through my sadness and grief…but…I am somehow dealing with it. By the way, the tumor…left side. Anyway, dude…I had a WONDERFUL support system throughout all of this CRAZINESS!!!!! Check it out…my buddy Pat Darby (A REAL COOL DUDE!!!!!), Johanna and Lorraine (my 2 BFF’s) and (most of all) my dad. James…those 4 individuals were there for me the most throughout my medical ordeal. Most of all, I am SO TRULY GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE!!!!! Yes. Of course, what I went through would make for a great and future storyline (soap-wise)…IF TOLD CORRECTLY!!!!!
    2. Check this out…B&B’s Joanna Johnson (aka Karen Spencer) came out publicly as a lesbian around 2 years ago. Now…speaking of B&B…there are only 2 characters on there that I don’t like…at all. It’s…that over-the-hill BIMBO Brooke and her IDIOTIC daughter Hope. Here’s why: (1) How many more times is Brooke gonna act like a damsel-in-distress (or whatever)?!?!? (2) As for Hope…Hope’s wholesome and Puritan-like behavior makes me wanna throw myself out of my own living room window!!!!! Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!! Anyway, Brooke and Hope I CANNOT STAND!!!!! Everyone else…I like. Yep.
    3. Dude…I forgot about GH’s Ryan Paevey (aka Nathan)…MY BAD!!!!! And…have you seen the MAJOR MUSCLES on that dude?!?!? Wow wow wow. Once again…Y-U-M!!!!!
    4. Resident studs, huh??? Anyway…I LIKE THAT…LOL!!!!!
    5. Dude…I have been a MAJOR Olivia Newton-John fan ever since I was a kid. Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester, Elton John…I like those, also. Some of my other favorites are ABBA, Anne Murray and Rita Coolidge. As for The Carpenters…I became a fan of their music as I got older. My mom (who is now deceased. She passed away from cancer on November 6th, 2003) turned me onto The Carpenters’ music. Back in the day, my mom (when she was alive) saw The Carpenters in concert SEVERAL times over the years. Yep.

    James…cutie-pie…tag tag tag, you’re it!!!!!

    Until next time…A-C-E-S!!!!!

    P.S. – James, I almost forgot to tell you…close to 2 years ago (I think), Olivia Newton-John’s older sister Rona passed away (complications from breast cancer, I think). Very sad. As sisters, Olivia and Rona were very close. Anyway…take care, bro.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello Jay!!

    First, I am thrilled that your health has improved, particularly given all that you faced… Including being near death… Thank God you pulled through… And it is touching to know that you have very special friends who were with you during and after your ordeal. I am sure they are AWESOME PEOPLE!!! I hope that your health continues to improve and that your life is always filled with good health, happiness, and a bounty of friends… :)

    You have reminded me about Joanna Johnson’s coming out. I wish that she and Crystal Chappel were on B&B more frequently. I totally get your points about Brooke and Hope. Hope just doesn’t seem real to me, and I am tired of the way she toys with the men in her life, stringing them along endlessly. I actually like Brooke. I know she is flighty and people don’t like her because she has slept with virtually every Forrester, etc. etc., but I find her endearing—she’s an aging blond, like myself… And I like her with Bill.

    Still, the writers are just too repetitive with regard to Hope and Brooke. I mean, I know that interrupted weddings are a soap staple, but B&B overdoes it. It is so hard to keep track of when a wedding on that show actually was a fait accompli (sans accents)! Seriously, how many times can Brooke and Ridge marry each other? Ditto for Hope and Liam… They spent all that money on the beautiful location shoots in Italy, and no wedding happened??! And as great an actor as Thorsten Kaye is, his “Ridge” seems like an entirely different character, not only because of the differing accents. So if Brooke marries Ridge again—count on it!—it will seem different because it’s a different actor portraying Ridge.

    But all the soaps keep throwing hunky men our way. That is one soap staple I can live with… :)

    Olivia: yes, I am aware of her sister’s passing. Further, she has been performing in Las Vegas, filling in at the Flamingo when Donny and Marie are off. I had my chance recently. I live in Florida, and Olivia was scheduled to perform on a couple of Carnival Cruises, as they docked in the Bahamas. The timing and expense did not work out for me… But maybe Vegas sometime…

    Other music favorites: So glad your mother (rest in peace) turned you on to the Carpenters (as you got older). I also like the other acts you mentioned, particularly ABBA. Lately, I have been listening a lot to Rita’s “I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love,” great song…

    This is all for now, Handsome. Take care.

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey hey hey!!!!! Well…once again, here I go:

    1. I have been a BIG fan of Thorsten Kaye ever since his OLTL days. Fast-forward to now: To me, Thorsten’s portrayal of Ridge is WAY MORE REALISTIC (and edgier!!!!!) than that of Ronn Moss (I know, I know…RM originated the part.). Furthermore, I think that Thorsten Kaye (as an actor and all) has A LOT OF MACHO, MANLY AND RUGGED S-W-A-G-G-E-R to him…HOLLA!!!!!
    2. James…oh, how I L-O-V-E hunky men…Hee Hee Hee. Anyway, speaking of hunky men, I recently had a thought. Dude…what do you think about this: I think that it would be SUPER AWESOME if someone would create a soap featuring and combining certain characters from ALL 4 of the remaining soaps (Y&R, B&B, GH and DOOL)!!!!! Also, I think that Y&R’s Stitch, B&B’s Deacon, GH’s Julian and DOOL’s Eric should be a permanent part of this possible creation. And…the title of this…ULTIMATE SOAP. YES!!!!! Also, I think that this, um, gem should also include Y&R’s Anita, Austin, Esther, Mark and Nina, B&B’s Carter, Charlie, Katie, Pam and Quinn, GH’s Anna, Franco, Lucy, Nathan and Tracy and DOOL’s Abe, Brady, Hope, Kate and Kristen. Furthermore, I think that I (yes…me) should play a character on there. My character’s name…get this…Jassina May. Y-E-P!!!!! And…my character is (among other things) carefree, blunt, fearless, openly gay (no mystery there…lol), spit-fiery, unapologetic and (even more) vulnerable. And…how’s this for the first episode: In the first episode…in the fictional town of Dimensional Falls (oh…me and my imagination…lol), it is a cold and stormy night in town. A mysterious and powerful F-O-G suddenly fills the cold night air. Then, from there, Stitch, Deacon, Julian and Eric happen to be at the, um, wrong place and the wrong time. Then, the F-O-G turns ALL 4 of those dudes G-A-Y…yes…gay gay gay!!!!! Then, a few days later, THE FAB 4 notice me as I’m sipping on a large cappuccino (mocha-swirl…my FAVORITE!!!!!) while relaxing in the local town park. Suddenly…it’s ON LIKE DONKEY KONG (h-e-l-l-o!!!!!) as THE FAB 4 start fighting over me!!!!! After a while, the fellas get fed up with me and DEMAND that I choose one of them. I VERY DEFIANTLY refuse. Suddenly, the fellas are VERY IMPRESSED with me and my very defiant attitude. And…in the end…ALL 5 OF US decide to join forces and all and take the entire town BY STORM!!!!! And…other storyline ideas: (1) Carter and Nina fall in love and become a SUPER-COUPLE (MINUS all of that goody-goody, sugary and syrupy bull-crap) and (2) Anita, Anna, Kate, Lucy and Tracy end up joining forces and forming their own (get this) COUGARS club. MEE-OUCH!!!!! Juicy stuff, huh??? And…by the way…I think that Y-O-U, James, would be THE PERFECT CHOICE as the Executive Producer of this thing!!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!! Anyway…feedback, please.
    3. James…some of my favorite bands over the years: Air Supply, Blondie, Culture Club, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Heart, Journey, Little River Band, Loverboy and Styx. Dude…what about you??? What are some of your favorite bands???

    OK, James…you’re it!!!!! Your turn.

    As always…A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay:

    Your cylinders are going to explode with all you put into your great idea for a new soap! Really good stuff, very creative, and very exciting!

    Hmmm… The plot twist about a fog that turns straight men gay is very intriguing… I wonder if it can be bottled… Or maybe slipped into someone’s drink… Or maybe you could casually escort an attractive straight friend to the area of the fog’s deepest concentration… I have known a married man or two over the years who evidently was under the influence of such a fog, but then it dissipated…

    I will be happy to be your Executive Producer. I will be fair with the entire production. I will bend over backwards to keep my actors, including the spit-fiery Jaybird, happy! I will honor the show’s evolving history and continuity. I will be more like Gloria Monty and nothing like JFP. I know that you have the cast already chosen—and I agree with your choices—but I also want a hand in developing raw, new talent…

    Music: I like all the bands you listed, particularly Fleetwood Mac.

    Jay, take care of yourself. And don’t stop thinking about tomorrow!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hello. Before I begin with my (new) 2 cents worth, I must confess…w-e-l-l w-h-a-t c-a-n i s-a-y (yeah, dude…a classic TV Good Times reference…I went there. lol)…I’ve always had a very active imagination!!!!! And…my mom used to tell me that (as far as she was concerned) BOTH my imagination and my intelligence used to go hand-in-hand together. Dude…she was right. And…as they say in general…ALWAYS LISTEN TO MOMMY!!!!! LOL!!!!! Once again…here I go…

    1. James…I will be fair, also. Yep. And…I will bend over backwards to keep Y-O-U, James (aka the Executive Producer), VERY HAPPY!!!!! Oh I’m so reasonable!!!!! Hee Hee Hee.
    2. Dude…how’s this for 2 more storyline ideas: #1. That RUGGEDLY DREAMY STUD-MUFFIN Carmine (Hee Hee Hee) comes to Dimensional Falls (and very, very angry) because he feels ABANDONED by both Austin and Mark (Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo aka more Hee Hee Hee.). Anyway, Carmine originally comes rolling into town because he has LOTS OF REVENGE on his mind…H-E-L-L-O!!!!! Then, from there, one day…Carmine (and a pair of binoculars) is hiding behind (at a far away distance) some see-through bushes (or whatever) and spying on us all (aka THE FAB 5). Suddenly, Kevin (as in Fisher from Y&R) quietly calls out Carmine’s name from behind. Carmine VERY ARROGANTLY tells Kevin to get lost. Kevin refuses. Then, all of a sudden, Carmine starts CRYING!!!!! Then, Kevin feels the need (for whatever reason) to laugh at Carmine’s crying. Carmine tells Kevin to STOP LAUGHING OR ELSE. Kevin refuses to stop laughing. Then Carmine starts laughing. In the end, both Carmine and Kevin (in a FIERCE sort of a way) share a totally LOL-filled BRO-HUG and agree to a TOTAL TRUCE. And, from there, Carmine and Kevin decide to, um, disappear for a while and head down to Mexico for LOTS AND LOTS OF SUN AND FUN!!!!! #2. As for Mark…he has MOVED ON from BOTH Austin and Carmine (so to speak). So, now…he and Nathan are now THE SUPER-COPS of Dimensional Falls and are (basically) focused on bringing a VERY CRAZED AND OUT OF CONTROL Brady to justice. You see…Brady is running and operating a local casino (restaurant, hotel and all included) without an ACTUAL LICENSE!!!!! Anyway, the more Mark and Nathan stakeout BOTH Brady and his illegal activities…the more that BOTH Mark and Nathan realize that they each have A LOT in common!!!!! Then, from there, Mark and Nathan… James, dude…you can take it from here. LOL!!!!! Once again…juicy stuff, huh???
    3. James…OK, handsome…I think that I’ve got the ball rolling here. Dude…your turn!!!!! Meaning…who would Y-O-U cast??? And…who and/or what would Y-O-U develop in terms of raw and new (and…let’s not forget EXCITING…YAY YAY YAY!!!!!) talent??? LOTS of input, please…and DON’T hold back!!!!! Thanks.
    4. James…THIS JUST IN (or whatever): Next month, on August 26th and 27th, Murphy and Nina will be coming back to Y&R for 2 episodes (Oh, how I wish it was for A LOT LONGER than 2 days!!!!! Sigh.). Anyway, there’s gonna be a town gathering (or whatever) in the park named after Katherine (I forget the name.) in honor of the one-year anniversary of her death. That’s not all. Later…on September 10th and 11th, Malcolm (as in the ORIGINAL Malcolm…played by that S-U-P-E-R D-R-E-A-M-Y Shemar Moore…HOLLA!!!!!) will be popping back up for 2 episodes. Supposedly, Malcolm’s coming to town to check in on (and as I currently refer to them as) his WHACK-ASS family. Yep.
    5. James…3 of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE Fleetwood Mac songs are Big Love, Little Lies and Seven Wonders. Yeah Yeah I Know…aka their LATER STUFF.
    6. James…check this out: I have the following on DVD: ALL 5 seasons of Good Times, ALL 5 seasons of Charlie’s Angels (my ALL-TIME FAVORITE TV SHOW EVER!!!!! And…my FAVORITE ANGEL…Shelley Hack.) and the first 4 seasons (so far) of the TOTALLY AWESOME TV Land Sitcom Hot In Cleveland. Also, in terms of current TV shows, I L-O-V-E Mom, The Millers and 2 Broke Girls (CBS), Undateable (NBC) and Family Guy (FOX). Dude…what about you??? What are some of your TV Favorites…past, present and all???
    7. James…dude…what kinds of movies do you like??? As for myself, I L-O-V-E Action-Adventure, Comedy, Comedy-Drama, Musical (well…some, anyway) and (most of all) Scary-Horror. Dude…from me to you…more on this topic later. To Be Continued…

    James…your turn, dude!!!!!

    HAVE A GOOD ONE!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    The role of Jamesj75 is now being played by Jamesj76, his sometimes evil twin…

    Jaybird, how’s it hanging’? Sorry I have been on another hiatus and didn’t reply sooner. Still, catching up now, you crack me up!

    1. Jay, your storylines for the Dimensional Falls characters are incredible. I like them, I want to see them, I want to savor them!

    2. I did hear about those Y&R characters coming back briefly. That is definitely a step in the right direction! I understand when Y&R felt the need to recast the Malcom role several years ago, but, may I say, bad choice… And the contrived interaction with Phyllis was almost painful to watch. Really looking forward to seeing Nina! Another thing about Shemar Moore. I became a huge fan of his when he presented Susan Lucci with her long-awaited Emmy win, on only the 19th nomination! He was so excited for her and gracious with her, it made the whole cathartic experience even more so.

    3. As I mentioned, I am also a Fleetwood Mac fan! They are great! I am more old-school in that I like their 70s output more. “Rhiannon” takes me back to the coming-of-age Jamesj75, nervously navigating his new-found interactions on the dating scene… Who doesn’t (didn’t) own “Rumours?” But their 80s output (and beyond) is great, too!

    4. Movies: I am not a big moviegoer, but I like suspense and sci-fi. And I loved “Gravity.” Enjoyed “Brokeback Mountain”—no surprise there–despite its sadness and its length. It got robbed of the Best Movie Oscar, though.

    5. TV: I really enjoy your favorites, past and present, from TV. OK, we know about our soap preferences, but I will take you on a journey of my favorites, from when Jamesj75 was a little tike to the present: Lost in Space, Here Come the Brides, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Carole Burnett Show, Carpenters specials, Dynasty, Lost, Invasion, FlashForward, V, Law & Order: SVU, Brothers and Sisters, True Blood, Under the Dome, About a Boy, The Goldbergs…

    Overall all-time faves: GH, Lost in Space, Dynasty, Law & Order: SVU!

    Law & Order: SVU—watched every episode; miss the studly Chris Meloni, love Mariska Hargitay, she won one Emmy, deserves many more, especially for this past season, and she isn’t even nominated… Grrrr…. Just as the Daytime Emmy nominations are often clueless, so are the Nighttime Emmys…

    That’s all for now, Bro. Take care. XOXOXO,

    James

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey there, cutie-pie!!!!!

    Dude…Jamesj76, huh??? HELL YEAH!!!!! Well…check this one out: ‘The role of Jaybird369 is now being played by Jassina May (aka Jaybird’s MULTI-DIMENSIONAL alter-ego).’ Hee Hee Hee.

    James…check it out…personality-wise and all, I have a VERY POTTY MOUTH!!!!! YES!!!!! And…FYI…the F word is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE curse word E-V-E-R!!!!! Honey…to me, it is SO LIBERATING!!!!! Also, I am BEYOND HORRIBLE when it comes to hiding my emotions!!!!! That’s where the F word comes in (BOTH off and on) for me (or whatever). Verbally-speaking…I JUST LET IT FLOW!!!!!

    James…late last night, I had a thought. If having a VERY POTTY MOUTH was AGAINST THE LAW, I would be IN AND OUT OF JAIL…NONSTOP!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. But…you know what…the following SOAP HUNKS can V-I-S-I-T M-E in jail 24/7: Y&R’s Austin, Ian, Mark and Stitch, B&B’s Bill, Carter, Rick and Ridge, DOOL’s Brady, Daniel (I Know I Know…Daniel is DULL AND ALL. But, hey…A SOAP HUNK IS S-T-I-L-L A SOAP HUNK!!!!!), Eric and Rafe and GH’s Franco, Julian (OH SWOON-VILLE ALL THE WAY!!!!!), Nathan and Shawn. Furthermore, Y&R’s Nick, B&B’s Deacon, DOOL’s Lucas and GH’s Sonny can be the guards. And…(most of all)…Y&R’s Jack can be THE SHERIFF and Carmine can be THE DEPUTY SHERIFF!!!!! Dude…THE ENDLESS F-U-N that I would have with THE DEPUTY SHERIFF!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. And, dude…don’t forget to visit me in jail…LOL!!!!! And bring along with you A FEW HUNKS (aka friends) of your own. NONSTOP P-A-R-T-Y!!!!! Feedback, please.

    James…back in the day, my excitement of RE-CASTED MALCOLM (played by that Family Matters dude Darius McCrary) lasted about a month. Then, my excitement about NuMalcolm came to a VERY QUICK END!!!!! I’m sorry but in terms of appeal (or whatever), DM is N-O Shemar Moore!!!!! Not even close!!!!!

    I L-O-V-E Brokeback Mountain!!!!! But that ain’t all. I have it on DVD (like…DUH!!!!!). But…not just any DVD of the movie. I have the 2-disc Collector’s Edition. Dude…if you don’t have it…then you should buy it. The ENTIRE 2-disc Collector’s Edition is BEYOND AWESOME!!!!!

    Dude…here are more of my TV FAVORITES from long ago: Battle Of The Network Stars specials, Cheers, Dallas (BOTH past and current), Designing Women, Diff’rent Strokes, Dynasty, Facts Of Life, Falcon Crest, Golden Girls, Knots Landing, Love Boat (Oh the ENDLESS P-A-R-A-D-E of guest stars that came and went during the show’s ENTIRE 9 season run…H-E-L-L-O!!!!!), Mama’s Family, Married…With Children, Melrose Place (my ALL-TIME FAVORITE TV show of the 1990′s!!!!!), Sanford And Son and Step By Step. James, to me, V (as in the original V from the 1980′s) was TRULY EPIC!!!!! Dynasty (every week) used to make LOL…every episode!!!!! Dude…I couldn’t help myself. I mean…to me, those Carringtons on there were such AN ENTERTAINING HOT MESS!!!!! And remember those Krystle vs. Alexis CAT-FIGHTS?!?!? To me, those cat-fights were WONDERFULLY ENDLESS AND TRULY EPIC!!!!! And…by the way, John James (who played that SUPER-DREAMY Jeff Colby) has aged QUITE NICELY!!!!! Tidbit for ya’: Back in the day (long after Dynasty came to an end), John James went to As The World Turns. Anyway…JJ played Dr. Rick Decker…a REALLY BAD-ASS type of dude. Bro…Rick Decker was a real 180-degree-turn and all from Jeff Colby. Among other things, Rick was a blackmailer, con artist, control freak, insanely jealous, pathological liar, psychotic and a thief. Rick was TRULY SCARY but (trust me) John James played the hell out of that role…VERY BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!

    James…I share with ya’ those sentiments and all about that RUGGED STUD-MUFFIN Christopher Meloni. I’ve been such a BIG FAN of CM ever since his HBO’s Oz days (Oh, how I miss that show!!!!!). Oh, the RUGGEDLY DREAMY BAD-ASS DUDES on there every week!!!!! Of course, Christopher’s character (I forgot the name) on there was my TOTAL FAVORITE!!!!! Total and rugged Y-U-M!!!!!

    James…your serve.

    Take care. XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, you are spoiling me, and that’s the way I like it, uh huh, uh huh! Your ideas on your soap, your remembrances of old TV and music, your fiery and funny style… Man, I am a fan!!

    First, I should apologize to you for not adding any storyline ideas to your soap. I think you have handled those duties exceptionally well. All of it is terrific! I wouldn’t change a thing.

    As I surf from soap to soap, I try to fantasize about storylines I would enjoy. For instance, we all know what a ladies man Daniel is on DOOL. Sometimes, though, when he is in scenes with the studly and sweet JJ—not to be confused with JJ from your Good Times—I half expect them to embrace and kiss. The forbidden love of an older otherwise straight man with a confused, very young man. It certainly happened to Jamesj75 when I was that younger man, back in 76… But their relationship background is ripe for a love story. They started out hating each other, via misunderstandings, etc., and now they think the world of one another. It would certainly throw JJ’s mother Jennifer for a loop. And, forgive me, God for I have sinned: I actually side with Theresa and Ann against the self-righteous board-up-her a** Jennifer. Why are there so many self-righteous types in soapdom? Too many if you ask me… If I had to deal with that many or those busybody types in my real life, I would go crazy!

    Another older man/younger man storyline I want to see is Julian and Lucas on GH. I know that right now they are supposed to be father and son. But it wouldn’t be a stretch for paternity results to be faked on a soap, now would it? From there, all these awkward meetings could lead to love. Julian, in fact, would be surprised that he even has these feelings, but there they are…

    Thanks, Dude, for the heads-up about Brokeback Mountain, Collector’s edition. I probably will get it at some point…

    The catfights on Dynasty with Krystle and Alexis were legendary and fun! I miss them… They were the “gold standard” of TV catfights. I wasn’t familiar with those updates on John James—thanks for that! So many NICE men on that show, throughout its run.

    I, too, liked the original “V,” and I also liked the remake from a few years ago. Nice that they brought Jane Badler (former soap star) back for the remake…

    And via the reminiscing about Christopher Meloni, you mentioned “Oz.” How could I forget that?!?! His character was Chris Keller and his “love” interest was Tobias Beecher. Despite all the gratuitous, relentless violence on that show, I sure as hell kept coming back. Now, what could the reason be for that?… Oh, I don’t know, was it all the male nudity?!?! Including the aforementioned Meloni?… You betcha! But, in all honesty, it really was a great show: production, writing, acting, etc…. Not much love from the Emmys, though. Don’t get me started on the clueless Emmy voters again… You know my broken-record mantra by now… BTW, I like that your soap features much in the way of prison drama—and all that comes with it…

    In the real-time soap world, I tuned into Y&R recently. Summer, yawn… Not much going on there, but the s*** will hit the fan when new Phyllis returns and rats out Sharon. One payoff I want to see…

    Jay, you take care your sweet, intelligent, imaginative, F-bomb-liking, gorgeous self. I hope they stud muffins are lining up at your door—you deserve it, Brother!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…dude…you spoil me, also…BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! Thank you. Anyway, let’s get down to it…

    Dude…DOOL’s Daniel and JJ as a couple? GH’s Julian and Lucas as a couple? And I thought that I was the only one here (or whatever) with a W-I-L-D IMAGINATION!!!!! Anyway, James…you BAD BAD BAD BOY!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. R-I-G-H-T O-N!!!!! But…let’s be fair (or whatever) and balance this out. My point? Let’s include the other 2 (aka BOTH Y&R and B&B) as well. #1. Y&R-wise, how’s this for a possible gay storyline: Dylan (I Know I Know…just bear with me, please.) has been having A LOT MORE nightmares about his time in the war and all. Anyway, it’s late one night while Dylan is trying to sleep. Suddenly, the nightmares start up again…and this one is THE WORST ONE YET. Among other things, Dylan is shivering, shaking, screaming, frightened out of his mind, crying…we’re talking A TOTAL BASKET CASE here!!!!! All of a sudden, Stitch (who felt the need to check in on Dylan) forces his way in and all because of Dylan screaming in his sleep. Then, from there, Stitch immediately goes towards Dylan to get Dylan to W-A-K-E U-P!!!!! A few minutes or so later, Dylan comes to. He sees Stitch and then gets VERY, VERY ANGRY!!!!! Then, Dylan VERY, VERY ANGRILY tells Stitch to GET OUT!!!!! Stitch asks why. Dylan tells Stitch that he (Dylan) FLAT-OUT REFUSES to be friends with someone (Stitch) who LIES about their past, identity and all. Suddenly, Dylan starts yelling at Stitch. Then, Dylan emotionally spins out of control by trying to push and shove Stitch out the door. Then, from there, Stitch (in a moment of PURE R-A-G-E…GRRRR!!!!!) lets his temper get the best (or whatever) of him. Stitch ends up SLAPPING Dylan. And…the SLAP sends Dylan reeling across the room. Stitch immediately feels remorse. Then, Dylan really starts crying (banshee and all). Then, Stitch goes towards Dylan to comfort him (Dylan). Dylan doesn’t put up a fight. Then, Dylan and Stitch start talking things out (or whatever). The more they talk, the more emotional they get. Then, from there, Dylan and Stitch really and truly get carried away and…well, you get the idea, of course. #2. B&B-wise, how about this: Eventually, BOTH Bill and Ridge are BEYOND FED UP with Brooke and her whiny behavior and all. So…they BOTH go to Brooke and tell her to put an end to the NONSENSE AND ALL FOR GOOD and to choose one of them…now. Then, Brooke starts blubbering and all and tells the fellas that she won’t be forced into making a decision like that on the spot. She very angrily refuses. Then, BOTH Bill and Ridge each tell Brooke that they are D-O-N-E with her…GAME OVER AND ALL!!!!! And they storm out of Brooke’s house for good. Suddenly, on the outside, Bill very impulsively invites Ridge over for a few drinks and to hang out. Ridge says…’yeah…why not. Thanks, man.’ So off to Bill’s place they go. As the night, um, continues, Bill and (especially!!!!!) Ridge really THROW-DOWN AND ALL with the booze. And, the more and more that they TOSS ‘EM BACK, the more and more their behaviors, minds and all get VERY BLURRY. Then, eventually, and before the night is over…again, you get the idea. Dude…your thoughts on all of this, please.

    James…I’m just gonna blurt this one right out: I prefer older men. And yes…as in men OLDER than me. Here’s why: Deep down, I’ve ALWAYS PREFERRED men older than me because I’ve always found older men to be WAY MORE MATURE and more emotionally settled in life. And…to me, older men know what the hell they want out of L-I-F-E!!!!! As for (most) men my own age (and younger)…No Thank You. Let me explain. You see, I find (most) men my own age (and younger) to be selfish, self-centered and (even more) immature. Plus, I find that they have their heads VERY ARROGANTLY buried in their asses!!!!! And…they cannot seem to make up their minds about ANYTHING half the time, anyway. Dude…this drives me TOTALLY N-U-T-S!!!!! But, honey…this is what REALLY make me see R-E-D: I CANNOT stand a dude who plays head games/mind games. James…that right there REALLY AND TRULY gets me into such an emotional R-A-G-E (GRRRR AND MORE GRRRR!!!!!). Head games/mind games…another thing that makes MY BLOOD BOIL…B-A-D-L-Y!!!!! Among other things, I scream, yell, get (even more) spit-fiery, throw things and get totally pushy. Emotionally speaking, it ain’t a pretty sight. But…I have no other choice (or whatever). Bottom Line Here: I DON’T LIKE head games/mind games…PERIOD!!!!!

    Hey, handsome…I (also) cannot stand DOOL’s Jennifer!!!!! To me, that chick is such an annoying and prissy-filled AIRHEAD…B-L-E-C-H!!!!! I’m now starting to realize that Daniel DESERVES WAY BETTER!!!!! Idea: I think that a Daniel/Kristen pairing would TRULY ROCK!!!!! I mean…Kristen currently (or whatever) has Daniel all tied up or whatever. Hee Hee Hee. Another character that TRULY WORKS MY NERVES: Sami!!!!! Don’t even get me started on her (for now, anyway). But…I will say this…that S-U-P-E-R D-R-E-A-M-Y E.J. deserved WAY BETTER than Sami!!!!! Sami…WHAT A N-U-T…LOL!!!!! And, yes…I am TOTALLY BUMMED about E.J. being off the show (or whatever). And…James Scott…AN U-L-T-I-M-A-T-E SOAP HUNK!!!!! And that British accent of his…WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

    James…here’s what I respect and admire about Christopher Meloni the most: I once read somewhere (long ago) that Christopher is a strong advocate and all for gay and lesbian rights. Yes. And…from what I hear, Christopher is popular (or whatever) in The LGBT Community. To me, that is the definition and all of a REAL MAN!!!!! Christopher Meloni=A-W-E-S-O-M-E A-C-E-S ALL THE WAY!!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!

    James…take care…you caring, hilarious, lively, passionate and thoughtful DREAMBOAT!!!!!

    Your move, handsome. XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, please forgive the delay—very busy the last few days…

    1. Okay, your Dylan/Stitch scenario is out of this world! I like it! First, I do like Stitch; in fact, when they hinted that he was Nicki’s son, I was all for it. I don’t care about his past; he is likable, interesting, and handsome! Your storyline suggestion is really fertile, especially given their friendship and connection in battle. All those emotional scars could easily manifest in other emotional connections. Still hard for me to root for Dylan/Burton, but the possibilities are there…

    2. Your B&B storyline ideas with Bill and Ridge are hysterical. I am a big fan of Bill in particular. We know he’s been known to toss a few back. And J&J know that some “straight” men are just a few drinks away from “bicurious” or “gay.” So why not! It would serve Brooke right that she would be tossed aside for another man! Oh, man, how I would love to see that.

    Speaking of B&B, can you believe they continue to force-feed us this crap with Hope/Liam/Wyatt? Now Liam is out and Wyatt might be back in. Oy vey! Wake me up before you go-go!

    Chris Meloni—he likes when I call him “Chris”: I had heard that, too. He really seems to be a stand-up guy, but anyone getting horizontal with him would be in for a treat!

    DOOL tidbits:

    EJ (James Scott): you nailed it again! He is handsome, and that British accent is intriguing. He will be missed.

    Sami: Also agree. Gets on my nerves.

    Daniel and Kristen: Dude, you are way ahead of the curve. I just saw yesterday’s episode, and Daniel and Kristen are getting physical (in some ways). They would make a HOT couple, as you suggest!

    My take on Marlena: She’s a bitch. OK, I said it! I know she’s supposed to be wildly popular, but I don’t understand why. To me, the character is a know-it-all cold bitch. I rooted for Kristen all the way. No doubt, she didn’t breastfeed Sami, which would explain at lot all the way around…

    Jennifer: OK, so neither of us likes the character. From what I’ve read, I don’t care for the real person, Melissa Reeves, either. Jaybird, you probably know all this, but many years ago, she evidently had an affair with another DOOL star, handsome guy BTW, while married to Scott Reeves; they’re still married, I believe. Now I don’t throw stones for having an affair. But having an affair and then being a hypocrite who criticizes gays, that’s a different matter. Did you see her support of Chik-Fil-A a year or so ago? And she made some comments very unsupportive of the gay community. Then, Greg Rikaart called her out on it. Way to go, Greg! I will always root against Jennifer and won’t be joining the Melissa Reeves fan club anytime soon (that is, if there is one).

    Again, my friend, your Dimensional Falls soap is brilliant! Forgive me for not adding any storyline ideas, but what you have detailed so far is exciting and breath-taking.

    Brother, it’s obvious you are a talented, creative, intelligent man. Knowing you (as best we can here) is a blessing. And this comes from an “older” man. So nice to know you have an affinity for older men. I hope that there is one out there for you who can treat you well and be there for you, as you deserve the very best! It would be so much fun to hang with you, cliffhangers or otherwise.

    As I mentioned, you could find me at the A&M Corner. Wink Wink!

    I’ll be catching you on the flipside. Over and out, Amigo!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey there, handsome!!!!! Dude…more and more…you F-L-A-T-T-E-R me!!!!! Now…all of a sudden…I’m B-L-U-S-H-I-N-G…LOL!!!!! Anyway…thank you. Let’s D-I-S-H…

    Y-E-S…this so-called Liam/Hope/Wyatt love triangle has gone on (and more on) for WAY TOO LONG!!!!! TOTAL D-R-E-C-K!!!!! And now that Liam and Wyatt are STARTING to form a bond and all as brothers, I wish that they would both each kick that VERY ANNOYING AIRHEAD Hope to the curb. I have N-E-V-E-R liked Hope and I never will!!!!! Stupid chick.

    Before I forget, I am (if you don’t mind, dude) changing the name of our possible soap. I am now calling it (yep…you guessed it) Dimensional Falls. To me, Dimensional Falls sounds WAY MORE EXCITING than Ultimate Soap…H-E-L-L-O!!!!! Anyway…thanks. Oh…and I think that OUR SOAP should take place in the state of New York. Dimensional Falls, New York…I LIKE THAT…A LOT!!!!!

    I have N-E-V-E-R liked DOOL’s Marlena and I never will. More and more, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT when that WONDERFULLY CRAZY Kristen pushes that self-righteous Marlena’s buttons…AW, HELL YEAH!!!!! And, by the way…here is the ONE AND ONLY TIME when I found Marlena to be actually interesting: Back in the day, remember when Marlena was possessed by Satan??? Dude…to me, that kind of storytelling was TRULY EPIC!!!!! Then…after that (eventually) ended…nothing. From there, Marlena started to BORE ME again. Still does. Yep.

    Dude…to begin with, I recently found out (about 2 or 3 months ago, I think) about that Melissa Reeves chick and her IDIOTIC SUPPORT of Chick-Fil-A. Crystal (a friend of mine) told me all about it. Then…from there, I did A LOT of reading on the subject. Dude…the more I read, the more SADDENED I became. I mean…W-A-Y back then, I didn’t think too much of Melissa Reeves (or that husband of hers, Scott). I still don’t. Furthermore, I now think EVEN LESS of her. And, yes…I remember Melissa having an extramarital affair back then with that Jason Brooks dude (who used to play Peter Blake. Yum.). Anyway, and by the way…I thought that that Jason Brooks dude was WAY MORE HOTTER than Melissa’s BLAND AND DORKY hubby (Scott). I still do. Oh, Well!!!!! James…look…I have nothing against people who are hardcore Christians (or whatever). What I D-O have a problem with is this: DON’T act ALL CHRISTIAN AND ALL (you know…preaching and promoting so-called FAMILY VALUES and all that) one minute and then turn right around and have an extramarital affair behind dear-old-hubby’s back the next. No. To me, that just SCREAMS hypocrisy (hypocrisy…another one of my pet peeves). Also, I think that certain people in the world (who CLAIM to be Christian) are the ones with THE MOST SKELETONS in their own closets!!!!! So…you know what??? More and more, crap like that makes me R-O-O-T for the skeletons…for the skeletons to (1) come leaping out, (2) start dancing all over the place and (most of all) (3) START SINGING LIKE A CANARY!!!!! Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp And More Chirp. And…here’s what I REALLY DO NOT LIKE about Scott and Melissa Reeves: They are VERY, VERY OPPOSED to same-sex marriage. Furthermore, one day last week, I was reading (online, of course) some of their comments (or whatever) about same-sex marriage. Let’s just say (for now, anyway)…EMOTIONALLY DISGUSTING!!!!! Dude…I think I had better move on to another topic (or whatever) before I emotionally spin out of control. Anyway, moving on…

    Dude…once again…blurting out time. I CANNOT STAND people who are wholesome, overly-moral and full of G-Rated behavior. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! Furthermore, DON’T EVER ask me to be A ROLE MODEL. To me, being a role model means being wholesome and pure and all that…and…No. Wholesome and pure AIN’T MY BAG!!!!! No. However, ask me to be a WONDERFULLY BAD-ASS ROLE MODEL…NOW T-H-A-T I am happily down for…H-O-L-L-A!!!!!

    Here are some more of my ALL-TIME TV FAVES: Beverly Hills, 90210 (I didn’t care for that recent 90210 remake all that much. Sorry.), Chico And The Man, Happy Days, Hollywood Squares (my ALL-TIME FAVORITE Game Show EVER!!!!! I wish that SOMEONE would bring it back!!!!! Sigh.), It’s A Living, Laverne And Shirley, MadTV (Dude…I was SO MAD AS HELL when FOX pulled the plug (ala CANCELLATION) on that AWESOME show back in 2009…GRRRR AND MORE GRRRR!!!!!), Murder She Wrote, Silk Stalkings and Tales From The Darkside. Oh I am such a TV JUNKIE…LOL!!!!! And…I’m almost forgetting: Angie, Maude (That chick used to KICK MAJOR ASS every week…LOL!!!!!) and The Muppet Show (I Know I Know…but…trust me…The Swedish Chef (my favorite on there) was TRULY LOL HILARIOUS!!!!!).

    OK, AWESOME Amigo…tag-tag-tag…you’re it!!!!!

    As always…A-C-E-S!!!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…I forgot to tell you this earlier…

    James…dude…to me, certain people in the world who are opposed to same-sex marriage are clearly HOMOPHOBIC!!!!! Homophobia=NO THANK YOU!!!!! I, myself…well I am HAPPILY OBSESSED with same-sex marriage!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. And (from my gay-filled standards, anyway), you what they say…once you go gay…HEY HEY HEY!!!!! H-O-L-L-A!!!!!

    OK, you TOTALLY DREAMY cutie-pie…tag-tag-tag…you’re it!!!!!

    A-C-E-S!!!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Quick correction: In my posting from last night, it should have said ‘you know what they say’. Anyway…MY BAD!!!!!

    Thanks, dude.

    Jamesj75 replied

    OK, Stud, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do… You never cease to entertain or amaze me. Your “Chirp Chirp Chirp Chirp And More Chirp” alone had me LOL!!! GREAT STUFF, FRIEND!!

    Before I forget, TV shows: I am totally sympatico with you on Laverne and Shirley; to this day, when someone makes a statement that would precede the arrival of Lenny and Squiggy, such as “You’d have to be a complete imbecile to do something like that,” I make comments and utterances that Lenny and Squiggy would make as they entered the room, biting on my hand in the same way as Squiggy. And this tells you how stupid I am. I just now realized the connection: L&S = Laverne and Shirley; also, L&S = Lenny and Squiggy! It only took me about 38 years…

    Other shows I have loved include NYPD Blue and Saturday Night Live (not just off and on, but regularly, even through lean years…). I like all your choices, too.

    The whole Melissa Reeves/Scott Reeves/hypocrite/Christian scenario: No need to be a fan of the Reeves’… And, yes, sadly, so many so-called Christians don’t practice what they preach, and they don’t do what Jesus would do….” Even a lot of these right-wing politicians who vote against same-sex marriage end up being caught with their pants down, sometimes with another man. There have been quite a few, anyway. So, Jay, we share those pet peeves…Hmmm… “peeves” rhymes with “Reeves.”… Coincidence?!?!

    With regard to DOOL’s Marlena, glad it’s not just me. Her soulmate, John, now in a coma, is hardly ever on anyway, but his acting style is one-dimensional: a squint is worth a thousand words.

    Furthermore, in agreement J with J, being a role model is overrated, and it’s way too much pressure to put on oneself.

    “Dimensional Falls” as the title of your great soap — I LOVE IT!! And that it takes place in New York is a good choice… Maybe an offshoot of Niagara Falls (one of Jamesj75′s favorite places… exciting, romantic, beautiful, fun).

    My soap watching has been sporadic of late. But I just saw a commercial for B&B. After Italy, Dubai, and the interminable Knights Dinner Show, they are now going for location shoots in Paris, affording the opportunity for Hope and Wyatt to get back together… Or not… The beautiful backdrop of gay Paris is not enough to drum up interest in this repetitive, very tired storyline. May I suggest to the B&B writers that Hope, Wyatt, and Liam scale the Eiffel Tower, lose their footing, and fall to their deaths? Then the show could focus on other characters once in a while…

    And I noticed that Nicki on Y&R is falling of the wagon again (for probably the 37th time). Yaaaawn… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………. And, BTW, if I hear Victor utter “ain’t” one more time, I will vomit…

    Still enjoying the soap studs that populate the soaps. It’s not enough to have handsome looks, you have to have a buff bod, too.

    Finally, here are a few things you see in soaps all the time but rarely in real life:

    1. Two people having a conversation, one in front of the other, but with both facing the same way.
    2. Ending a phone conversation without saying “goodbye.”
    3. Looking at a picture frame but holding it a weird angle (so the cameraman can get a shot).

    And, Yes, Jay, I agree with you about homophobia. But let’s face it: it’s one type of discrimination that is more accepted and perhaps more widespread than racism, sexism, and ageism.

    Sweet Thing, I will close for now. Always looking forward to reading your posts, hoping Jaybird369 is happy, as he deserves it. Tag X O Tag X O

    jaybird369 replied

    James…as always…H-O-W-D-Y!!!!! As always…GREAT STUFF!!!!! Thank You. Once again, let’s begin…

    I remember NYPD Blue. To me, NYPD Blue (back then) was TRULY CUTTING EDGE!!!!! As for Saturday Night Live…I was a fan of their earlier stuff (aka the 1970′s). I still watch it occasionally. And my ALL-TIME FAVORITE SNL personality (or whatever)??? Ding Ding Ding Ding…Laraine Newman. Laraine Newman=TOTALLY A-W-E-S-O-M-E CHICK!!!!! LEAST FAVORITE??? Victoria Jackson!!!!! Yep!!!!! Dude…for one thing, Victoria Jackson has ALWAYS ANNOYED ME…UNFUNNY AS HELL!!!!! In later years, VJ got EVEN WORSE (as a person). Check this out: Currently speaking, VJ is an insufferable, self-righteous and arrogant Tea-Party-pushing B-I-T-C-H ON WHEELS!!!!! Also, she CRUELLY BASHES (among other things) gay rights, The LGBT Community, same-sex marriage…the LOONY-FILLED list goes on and on and on. The woman is T-O-T-A-L-L-Y T-O-X-I-C…PERIOD!!!!! Stupid woman.

    Dude…soap tidbit for ya’: On Monday, September 8th (yep…next month), Meredith Baxter (remember her…the mom from Family Ties) starts airing on Y&R. She’s gonna play the role of Maureen. Supposedly, Maureen is (among other things) intelligent, sophisticated and (even more) manipulative. But that’s not all. Eventually, Maureen’s gonna lead Nikki (yes Nikki) down a road of darkness, self-destruction and (most of all) drunkenness. And…supposedly, Maureen has emotional connections (or whatever) with some of the Y&R characters. Dude…how about that…Meredith Baxter on Y&R?!?!? YES YES YES!!!!! Anyway, we shall see…

    Dude…here is a current GH character that I CANNOT STAND…Levi!!!!! I HATE HATE HATE HATE Levi!!!!! And…the fact that Maxie is into that DORKY-ASS CLOWN…No No No No No. And…I find Levi to be EVEN MORE ANNOYING than Y&R’s Dylan…yes. And…believe me…that’s saying A WHOLE LOT!!!!! At the very least…at least Dylan knows how to look like A SOAP HUNK (I think.). But Levi? NO WAY JOSE!!!!! Anyway…moving on…

    James…remember in a prior post I listed some of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE bands??? Well…I am now gonna name my ALL-TIME FAVORITE song from each band. And trust me…these song titles make me EMOTIONALLY SWOON all over the place!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. Anyway…here I go…
    Air Supply=Every Woman In The World
    Blondie=The Tide Is High
    Culture Club=Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
    Fleetwood Mac=Little Lies
    Foreigner=Waiting For A Girl Like You
    Heart=What About Love
    Journey=I’ll Be Alright Without You
    Little River Band=Reminiscing
    Loverboy=When It’s Over
    Styx=The Best Of Times

    Dude…who are some of your favorite comedians??? Some of my favorites??? Comedians: Louis C.K., Jim Norton, Don Rickles, Bob Saget and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Comediennes: Whitney Cummings, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli, Wendy Liebman and Joan Rivers. And…I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE those Comedy Central Roasts!!!!! And I have 4 of them (so far) on DVD…Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, David Hasselhoff and Denis Leary. TRULY EPIC STUFF!!!!!

    OK, Sizzling Hot Stuff…you’re it!!!!!

    Until next time…XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Sorry for the delay, Jay! Please don’t hold it against me. Say, if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?!?! :)

    Thanks for the heads-up on Meredith Baxter. It’s good to hear that, and I’m sure she will be a great addition to the show. She will make Nicki’s storyline more interesting, I’m sure. I totally agree with you on GH’s Levi. The only good thing I can say is he is buff. The character is indeed annoying. I don’t understand why the soaps continue to produce annoying characters. I mean, I get the need for villains and bitches. Maybe there isn’t much difference…

    One thing that NYPD Blue featured was a little bit of nudity, which made it more enticing. Yet, it was a phenomenal show, all the way around.

    As for SNL, I could opine on this forever, but I will limit my comments. You can’t go wrong with Lorraine Newman. She was terrific! It is almost scary how SNL has permeated my life. Among characters I have played for Halloween, etc., over the years include Conehead and Linda Richman (yes, my one and only foray into drag, hair and makeup provided by guys more talented at that than myself). Other costumes of mine, which I still have, include the following: Pee Wee Herman, Ali G, and Austin Powers, yeah baby!

    And I continue to spout famous lines from the show when the situation warrants… My favorite star of the show: Nora Dunn from the 1980s. She played Pat Stevens, Liz Sweeney, Babette, among others.

    I, too, love those Comedy Central roasts—hysterical! Although I like the comics you’ve listed, esp. Rivers and Lampanelli, I’m not a big standup comic guy. I am a standup guy. Believe me on that!

    So nice to read your favorite songs from your favorite groups. I will give you James’ fave songs from some of Jay’s fave groups:
    Air Supply: Even the Nights Are Better
    Fleetwood Mac: Rhianon
    Foreigner: Waiting for a Girl Like You
    Heart: Dog and Butterfly
    Little River Band: Cool Change
    Styx: Come Sail Away

    This is all for now, my Man. Hit me up when you get time, and I will be quicker to respond. All my best to you, today and always…

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey there, handsome!!!!! Once again, let’s begin…

    James…dude…I would NEVER hold it against you. Again…never. Hey…we all get busy in terms of doing stuff (running errands, grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, etc.). Believe me…I truly and totally understand. It is what it is…period.

    James…I wanted some time to pass (or whatever) before I asked you this one: On Y&R, what do think of the new Billy Abbott (aka recast)??? Actually…NuBilly is growing on me (here and there, anyway). And…Burgess Jenkins (aka NuBilly) is a good-looking dude (no mystery there…lol). But…I STILL MISS Billy Miller (my ALL-TIME FAVE Billy Abbott!!!!!). And BTW…my ALL-TIME LEAST FAVORITE Billy Abbott recast??? Ryan Brown. James…dude…whenever that Ryan Brown fella opened his mouth TO EVEN SPEAK onscreen, for me it was like absolute AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH all the way!!!!! Ryan Brown=TOTALLY MISCAST BACK THEN!!!!! BTW…quick correction: Earlier in the paragraph, I meant to say ‘do you think’. MY BAD!!!!! Thanks.

    Dude…W-O-W!!!!! It seems to me that you are such a HARDCORE SNL fan!!!!! That’s how I felt (and still do) about MadTV.

    James…music time. I am now gonna name my ALL-TIME FAVORITE song from each of the following musical artists. Dude…even after all these years, these songs STILL TAKE MY BREATH AWAY!!!!! S-W-O-O-N!!!!! Well…here it is…
    Rita Coolidge=All Time High
    Neil Diamond=Love On The Rocks
    Melissa Manchester=Don’t Cry Out Loud
    Barry Manilow=I Made It Through The Rain
    Juice Newton=Heart Of The Night
    Olivia Newton-John=The Best Of Me (an AWESOME duet she did with David Foster back in the mid-80′s. 1986…I think.)
    Boz Scaggs=Heart Of Mine
    Rick Springfield=Affair Of The Heart
    Barbra Streisand=What Kind Of Fool (duet she did with Barry Gibb. POWERFUL SONG, BTW!!!!!)
    James Taylor=Her Town Too (duet he did with J.D. Souther. WONDERFULLY TIMELESS SONG!!!!!)

    James…what did you think of the recent Y&R episode where Gloria HILARIOUSLY flirted with Mark (aka Detective Harding. Yum.) so that Mark wouldn’t lock Kevin up??? Dude…I was LOL the entire time!!!!! Dude…put me in a cell with Austin, Carmine, Mark and Stitch and (trust me) I would DEMAND to NEVER be released from THE CELL!!!!! AT ALL!!!!! Hee Hee Hee. One final thing (soap-wise) for now: I am SO SICK of Christine…B-L-E-C-H!!!!! Bro…I HATE HATE HATE HATE Christine!!!!! And…I CANNOT STAND Christine’s bitchy, catty and stank-ass A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E!!!!! Oh How I WISH that Paul would D&D (as in dump and divorce) that STUPID AIRHEAD and get back together with (YEP!!!!!) N-I-N-A!!!!! And…once NuPhyllis (aka THE FABULOUS Gina Tognoni) starts airing on Monday (8/11), I hope that NuPhyllis EVENTUALLY gets around to performing some MUCH NEEDED WHUP-ASS on that self-righteous Christine. IT IS LONG OVERDUE!!!!!

    James…the fact that you’re a standup guy…W-O-W!!!!! And…that you admit that to me…again…W-O-W!!!!! More and more, you INTRIGUE me!!!!! D-A-M-N!!!!! Thank You.

    James…OK, TRIPLE H (as in HOT, HEROIC AND HANDSOME!!!!!)…your move!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello Studly Jay!

    First, thank you for the Triple H! I am not worthy…

    You have entertained, enthralled, and enamoured me once again with your witty words… Thank you, Friend. It means more than I can ever tell you…

    LET”S GET SOAPED UP!: I totally agree with you about Y&R Christine. Why would anyone root for this character??? I like your idea about nu-Phyllis giving Christine some “WHUP-ASS.” I know, maybe she can try to run her down with the car again… Actually, that joke is not in good taste, after what just happened with Tony Stewart…

    I’m looking forward to seeing Gina Tognoni onscreen. I wonder if her hair will be dyed red… As much as I adore Sharon, I am waiting for the scene(s) when Phyllis confronts her.

    It’s funny you asked me about the scenes of Gloria with Detective Harding—BTW, is that his porn name? Anyway, those scenes were hysterical. He is so damned cute and manly, it’s a sin. And nobody steals a scene like Judith Chapman… Jaybird369, I am beginning to sense a steamy love “pentangle” with you, Austin, Carmine, Mark, and Stitch. You’ve got enough. Throw me a bone. Give me either Carmine or Stitch, please…

    Speaking of all-male love triangles, did you see GH last week when Felix and Brad were fighting over a towel-clad Lucas? Wow! At one point, Lucas said that they could both have him. Excuse me, but I think J&J have been saying this all along. It could work out… But then Carly had to show up and spoil the mood…

    I almost forgot to answer your question: Yes, I like the new Billy on Y&R. He is surely good looking but also seems to be a good actor, which always helps. I am not familiar with Ryan Brown.

    NOW IT’S TIME FOR SOME ROMANTIC MUSIC… Jay, you are preaching to the choir!! So you have listed some of my favorite artists (e.g., Olivia, Barry, Melissa) and given your favorite songs by them. Thank you for that, Brother! It makes my day! I LOVE all the songs you mentioned.

    And now I will disclose another passion of mine… karaoke! Do you share this with me, Jay? In addition to going to karaoke clubs (virtually since karaoke began here in the States), I have also hosted some shows and have my own equipment and music. I used to sing “Her Town Too” with a male friend and “What Kind of Fool” with a female friend. We can talk about this more, only if it’s a shared interest. If not, that is cool, too…

    Another musical passion of mine is to create CD compilations (formerly known as “mix tapes”). I make them for myself, family, and friends. I wish I could share some with you. They might have themes, or genres, or represent a certain era or year or some favorite singer or group. It seems I am always working on one. Maybe it’s all part of my nondiagnosed (but apparent) OCD, in that I want to bring order and neatness to everything… But I really do enjoy this…

    And I also REALLY ENJOY this back and forth with you, Jay! You are quite intriguing yourself.

    The balls are in your court, Jaybird. XOXOXO

    jaybird369 replied

    James…hey there, handsome!!!!!

    James…I meant it when I said it and I STILL mean it…you are a TRIPLE H (HOT, HEROIC AND HANDSOME!!!!!)!!!!! You are in my book!!!!! Furthermore, YOU ARE WORTHY!!!!! Dude…always remember that.

    James…OK OK…I’ll share. Hee Hee Hee. Honey…pick a SOAP HUNK…A-N-Y SOAP HUNK!!!!! Let’s see…Austin, Carmine, Mark, Stitch. And…let’s not forget Billy, Ian, Jack, Michael, Neil and Nick. Forgive me if I accidentally left anybody out…LOL!!!!! And…don’t limit yourself to just one soap (Y&R). H-O-L-L-A!!!!!

    James…yep…I did watch that GH episode last week (aka Brad and Felix fighting over Lucas). I watched on ABC OnDemand. Anyway, poor Lucas…Hee Hee Hee. More and more, I kept LMAO. Then, I stopped LMAO when Carly (stupid woman!!!!!) showed up and spoiled the delicious fun…BLAH!!!!! Instead (and I KNOW that you’ll agree with me on this one!!!!!), Julian (Y-U-M!!!!!) should have showed up at the door. And NOT Carly!!!!! Before I move on to something else, quick correction: Earlier in the paragraph, I meant to say ‘watched it on’. Once again…MY BAD!!!!! Thanks.

    Dude…as for that Ryan Brown dude, you are N-O-T missing much here. Take my word for it. James…when Ryan Brown played Billy Abbott #whatever on Y&R, for me, it was TOTAL Y-I-K-E-S all the way!!!!! To me, that dude looked like he needed to constantly sneeze and/or blow his nose…ICKY ICKY ICKY AND MORE ICKY!!!!! And…the sound of his voice (alone)…AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! James I’m sorry but the dude (IMO) can’t act…PERIOD!!!!! Moving on…

    Cutie-pie…music time. I am now gonna name MY FAVE SONG EACH by more of my favorite artists/groups. Here it is…
    ABBA=The Winner Takes It All (from late 1980. And…which was their last/final song. Sigh.)
    Boston=Amanda
    Laura Branigan (R.I.P.)=How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
    Kim Carnes=Voyeur (a VERY UNDERRATED song!!!!!)
    Chicago=Stay The Night (WONDERFULLY KICK-ASS SONG!!!!!)
    Taylor Dayne=Love Will Lead You Back
    Whitney Houston (R.I.P.)=Hold Me (EPIC, EPIC duet she did with the late Teddy Pendergrass back in 1985)
    Elton John=Nikita (WONDERFULLY INTENSE SONG!!!!!)
    Kansas=Carry On Wayward Son
    Anne Murray=I Just Fall In Love Again
    REO Speedwagon=Keep On Loving You
    Kenny Rogers=Lady
    Rod Stewart=Passion
    Donna Summer (R.I.P.)=This Time I Know It’s For Real
    The Bee Gees=How Deep Is Your Love
    The Police=Don’t Stand So Close to Me

    James…dude…there is only 1 song by Air Supply that I’ve never liked all that much. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All…remember that one??? Anyway…Air Supply HAD ME (or whatever) at the song title. Then came the song itself. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! At close to 5 minutes, that song is BEYOND MANIPULATIVE!!!!! And I don’t know if you’ve ever read the lyrics to the song, but, to me…BEYOND DISTURBING!!!!! Dude…I remember the first time that I heard that song (back in 1983…the year it was recorded, released and all). About halfway through the song, I started SCREAMING to my stereo, “Air Supply…SHUT UP!!!!! Air Supply…P-L-E-A-S-E STOP SINGING!!!!! E-N-O-U-G-H!!!!!” And…DON’T EVEN REMOTELY get me started on that idiotic music video of the song!!!!! And…F.Y.I….I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE music videos (1980′s music videos, mostly)!!!!! But…as for Air Supply’s Making Love Out Of Nothing At All…N-O. Pass. Once again, moving on…

    James…I gotta admit…I like karaoke music. Somewhat. There is something OnDemand (about karaoke) that I like to watch. It’s on Music Choice (I think.) It’s called Karaoke. You should check it out. It’s pretty awesome!!!!! And, F.Y.I….I recently read somewhere that Cady McClain (who plays Kelly on Y&R) is a BIG FAN of karaoke music. Dude…good for her!!!!!

    James…OK you ULTIMATE DREAMBOAT…your serve!!!!!

    As always…A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hi there, Jay! I hope all is going well in your world! :)

    One of my other friends is a huge Air Supply fan. They have come to our city and played a small (1000 people) but intimate venue the last couple of years, and my friend even got to speak with them in a meet-and-greet after the show. I will make a point of seeing them the next time they’re in town. That is also where I have seen Marc Cohn, one of my favorites and got to meet him and have my picture taken with him, the last time just a few months ago. He’s a great soulful singer and a terrifically decent man…

    I loved reading your list of favorite songs by (we’ll call them) 80s artists. I can’t disagree with any of your choices. From your list, I especially love “The Winner Takes It All,” “Keep on Loving You,” and “Hold Me.”

    For me, I have a penchant of most liking an artist’s more obscure works. For instance, my all-time faves, the Carpenters, had a huge string of hits in the 70s and a hit in 1981 (Touch Me When We’re Dancing—maybe Jaybird likes this one). Anyway, my favorite Carpenters’ song is “Solitaire” from 1975 (peaked at #17). It is considered perhaps Karen’s best vocal performance ever, but there are a few other songs of theirs in the running (“Superstar,” “Ave Maria,” “Ordinary Fool,” “This Masquerade,” among others)…

    Another example is Elton John… With all his many hits, it’s interesting that you pick “Nikita,” a great song BTW. My favorite of his is “Chloe,” from his 1980 album/CD The Fox. In the CD, “Chloe” is preceded by the instrumental Carla/Etude/Fanfare, all of which is mesmerizing… Check it out!

    I will check out your suggestion of “Karaoke” on Music Choice—I’ll get back to you on that one.

    Back to Soaps: From GH, yes, Julian should have shown up instead… I guess GH is being PC (pun intended) by having a white, a black, and an Asian as their holy trinity of gay characters. No wonder they want to mix and match them! I know I would! …

    Yes, Handsome, there are so many studly men on the soaps. If only they wanted little old me … or you… ! Well, maybe some of them would if they got the chance to meet us. I mean, perhaps to know us is to love us…

    I actually enjoyed today’s Y&R. Phyllis back on camera. Nick and Sharon. BTW, are the writers really trying to have Mariah attempt to seduce Nick?!?! Come on! He (rightly) sees his own daughter in her face. Even though she is a different character, it borders on disgusting… Please make them stop…

    And now, I will make myself stop. I can’t play the role of ramblin’ man, can I?

    Tag! You’re it, Brother. Be well!

    jaybird369 replied

    James…H-A-L-L-O!!!!! Before I confuse you, let me explain. The word ‘hallo’ is British terminology (or whatever)…I think. About a month ago, I first saw/noticed it while watching a recent episode of Hot In Cleveland. Dude…I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with that word!!!!! You might say that it’s my BRAND-NEW CATCHPHRASE!!!!! James…more and more, I have been having LOADS AND LOADS OF FUN making people LOL at this. Dude…you should see me whenever I answer BOTH my phone and my doorbell…H-A-L-L-O!!!!! In my own way, I am SO HYSTERICAL…HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    James…yes…I (Jaybird369) L-O-V-E The Carpenters’s Touch Me When We’re Dancing. Dude…you are SO PERCEPTIVE…LOL!!!!! Yep. I’ll even go a step further. Here are my ALL-TIME TOP 5 FAVE Carpenters songs…
    1. For All We Know (WONDERFULLY POWERFUL SONG!!!!! And…it was the theme (or whatever) from that TOTALLY AWESOME film (from 1970) Lovers And Other Strangers…a film that I watched years later for the first time on Cinemax.)
    2. Superstar
    3. Touch Me When We’re Dancing (Cutie-pie…I bet that you were probably wondering where this one ranked on my list, huh???)
    4. Hurting Each Other
    5. We’ve Only Just Begun

    James…I have a feeling that you already know this about me…but I’ll say it, anyway. Dude…I have a particular fondness and all for pop culture (music, movies, TV, trivia, etc.) from the years 1980 and (especially!!!!!) 1981. YES!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!! Dude…to me…the years of 1980 and 1981 takes me back. It takes me back to a time when things (to me) seemed more carefree, easygoing and F-U-N!!!!! Also, 1980 and 1981 helps me to HAPPILY REMEMBER my childhood. Granted, my childhood was FAR FROM PERFECT. But…where my childhood is concerned, more and more, I remember my childhood like…me running around like a LITTLE MANIAC (especially at family reunions…lol), me finding countless ways to entertain and amuse myself for hours and hours on end and me discovering my love of animals (especially puppies/dogs and kittens/cats.). Oh, the good old days!!!!! Yep.

    James…here is some backstory about myself. I was born in California (Oakland, originally). But…I was raised in Louisiana and have lived in Louisiana for basically my whole life. And…I’ve lived in New Iberia, Louisiana (aka Cajun Country) for over 30 years. It’ll be 34 years next month (mid-September). Also, I am physically handicapped (basically blind=right eye, basically deaf=left ear, touch of cerebral palsy, challenging eye-hand coordination and flat feet). But trust me…in my own way, I am VERY HIGHLY INTELLIGENT. Also, I have a sassy, sharp and (even more!!!!!) spit-fiery TONGUE!!!!! I DO NOT MINCE WORDS!!!!! I can WEED OUT fake-ass people L-I-K-E D-A-T!!!!! Most of all, I am V-E-R-Y protective of people that I love and care about. Furthermore, if WHOEVER wants to take a swing/shot at someone (emotionally or whatever), let ‘em take a swing/shot AT ME!!!!! Just leave my friends and loved ones alone. I DON’T LIKE seeing my friends and loved ones in ANY KIND OF PAIN!!!!! You guessed it…another thing that makes MY BLOOD BOIL…BADLY!!!!! And, BTW…I am close to 10 people (5 family, 5 friends). As for most other people…well, never mind. OK, handsome…let’s hear it…let’s hear your backstory. Details, please…

    Now…on to the soaps. Where Y&R’s Nick and Mariah are concerned…I HOPE TO GOD that Y&R DOES NOT go there!!!!! No No No No No. Not only does it border on disgusting, it also borders on EVEN MORE DISTURBING!!!!! S-H-U-D-D-E-R!!!!! To me, here is something that would make A LOT MORE SENSE: I think that Ian and Anita (Chelsea’s ENTERTAINING HOT-MESS of a mom) should hook-up. Dude…think about it…I mean, Ian and Anita aren’t that much different (personality-wise and all). And…can you imagine the ENDLESS F-U-N that Ian and Anita would have together?!?!? HEE HEE HEE!!!!! I would much rather watch that and N-O-T an I-C-K-Y Nick/Mariah pairing. No Thank You. Next…

    OK James…tag-tag-tag, you cutie…you’re it!!!!!

    XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hello Handsome!

    First, let me start with the personal… Thank you for sharing further details with me about your life. If you will allow me, it sounds as though you have been presented with some challenges, yet with your “fierce” attitude you have been able to persevere. And you have no idea how much I admire you for that! Keep fighting the good fight, keep maintaining your wonderful attitude, and keep being the terrific man you are!

    No one, ever, should take shots at you. No one deserves that. Further, it’s obvious to me how compassionate and intelligent you are. Thank you for sharing your backstory with me. I promise to do the same next time… And the fact that you have 10 people with whom you are close is a treasure and blessing…

    After that, everything else seems trivial, doesn’t it? But I will continue…

    Thanks for the explanation on “Hallo!” It’s a refreshing change of pace, and I’m sure you turn some heads with that greeting.

    I like that you have a fondness for 1980/1981 and everything 80s. I am similar to you, but my years are 1975/1976 and everything 70s. Of course, there is much in the 80s and beyond that I enjoy!

    Thank you for posting your fave Carpenters’ songs. I love your choices. And I will add my own top five, with a few extras thrown in for good measure:
    1. Solitaire
    2. I Need to Be in Love
    3. Superstar
    4. Only Yesterday
    5. We’ve Only Just Begun
    Nonsingles I love:
    1. You
    2. You’re the One
    3. Two Sides
    4. I Can Dream Can’t I
    5. Happy

    It’s hard for me to narrow my faves down, but this was a fun exercise!

    SOAPS GALORE: I like your idea of Ian and Anita. I like her character. And Ray Wise is such a great actor, even though (so far) his character is so unlikable. The soap world is so bizarre. In the same day that Y&R is mercilessly pushing Dylan down viewers’ throats, we see Steve Burton’s picture as Jason on GH while nuJason (not seen yet) is being “revived” (and, I believe, being played by Billy Minor, formerly of Y&R). And GH already “revived” Y&R Phyllis, or should I say Nina!

    This is all for today, my Friend. More personal details will come soon, including my first-time romance (with an older man), back in 1976… How’s that for a cliffhanger?!?!

    XOXOXO

    James

    jaybird369 replied

    James…H-A-L-L-O!!!!! James…you are such a CUTIE!!!!! Once again, let’s begin…

    James…I agree…I don’t deserve to be swung at. Thank you. But…I’d rather have WHOEVER take A-I-M at me and N-O-T at any of my loved ones. And…besides…in my own way, I AM TOUGH AS NAILS!!!!! And, BTW…I PUSH AND SHOVE BACK…TWICE AS HARD!!!!! Just leave ALL 10 of my loved ones alone. James…other people hurting A-N-Y of my loved ones is BEYOND UNFORGIVABLE in my book!!!!! No.

    Dude…Music Time. Now that we BOTH EACH seem to have The Carpenters covered (lol), I am now gonna name my ALL-TIME TOP 5 FAVE songs each from BOTH Olivia Newton-John and Elton John. And, here they are…
    Olivia Newton-John:
    1. The Best Of Me (duet she did with David Foster)
    2. Magic
    3. Hopelessly Devoted To You
    4. Make A Move On Me
    5. Suddenly (TOTALLY AWESOME duet she did with Cliff Richard back in late 1980)
    Elton John:
    1. Nikita
    2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    3. Blue Eyes
    4. Bennie And The Jets
    5. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)

    James…dude…here is a little recent TV backstory (or whatever) for ya’: On that recent episode (I forget the title.) of Hot In Cleveland, the character of Elka (played by the FABULOUS AND LEGENDARY Betty White) up and decides to produce a play based on the lives of her and her 3 roommates Joy, Melanie and Victoria (played respectively and all by Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendie Malick). Anyway, the 3 chicks end up going, at the last minute, to see an afternoon showing of Elka’s play. And…from there, they ARE NOT AMUSED at what they see. Joy seems PARTICULARLY UNAMUSED most of all. After the play, Joy, Melanie and Victoria end up confronting Elka in her dressing room. And, the confrontation went something like this:
    Victoria: “Elka…My God! You made all 3 of us look like fools out there. This is slander and me, Joy and Melanie can sue you, you know.”
    Melanie: “Victoria’s right. Elka…how could you do that to us?”
    Joy (very angrily): “Melanie and Victoria, I don’t know why you 2 are so upset. I should be upset…I’m the one being played by a M-A-N!!!!!”
    Elka (rather snidely): “Joy, I’m sorry, but that British actor portraying you up on that stage was the only actor that I could find at the last minute…big man-hands and all.”
    James…truly LOL all the way!!!!! H-A-L-L-O!!!!!

    James…Soap Time. Dude, to me, Ray Wise is such a WONDERFULLY AMAZING actor!!!!! I’ve been such a BIG FAN of his ever since his Twin Peaks days. And…let’s not forget Savannah. Bro…whenever RW flashes/shows his PEARLY WHITES aka teeth onscreen, it makes me MELT LIKE BUTTER!!!!! TOTAL SWOON-VILLE ALL THE WAY!!!!! Which is more than I can say for that FIRE-BREATHING NUT-JOB Victor Newman…B-L-E-C-H!!!!! If I was married to Victor, I would drink, too…LOL!!!!!

    James…what reality shows do you like? Currently, I have 3. Big Brother is my FAVORITE!!!!! 2nd favorite…The Bachelorette. No mystery there, huh??? HEE HEE HEE!!!!! And…3rd favorite…The Bachelor. Hey…who doesn’t enjoy a GOOD AND DELICIOUS cat-fight?!?!? More and more, BOTH Dynasty’s Krystle and Alexis would be proud…LOL!!!!! Yep.

    Dude…I wanna throw a challenge to you. Just hear me out. I challenge, challenge Y-O-U to find as many soap articles on this website as you can find. Then, from there, I want you to check out (aka read) my postings/comments…dude, as many as you can find. Then, afterwards, tell me what you think. Handsome…go get ‘em…

    James…first-time romance with an older man, huh??? Yep…a DEFINITE CLIFFHANGER!!!!! And…I am now EVEN MORE INTRIGUED!!!!! When you respond back…DETAILS PLEASE!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!! Backstory and all included. And don’t hold back. I’ll be waiting…

    James…before I sign off for now, one final thing for now: Dude…don’t ever stop with me!!!!! To me, you play the role of RAMBLIN’ MAN so very, very beautifully!!!!! Always remember that!!!!!!

    James…your turn, STUD!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hey there, Jaybird!

    Okay, I did look up a few of your comments, and your stellar reputation in my book continues unscathed! I added a couple of my own elsewhere. Silly me. I have only been looking at our conversation at this site and nothing else…

    PS: You have to comment on the proposed gay threeway on GH! The last couple of days on GH have been incredible!

    I’m with you on standing up for yourself. I stood up to the bullies in HS and I stand up for myself (and for others) to this day. I don’t put up with crap from anyone… But I’m still a standup guy.:)

    Hysterical stuff with that Hot n Cleveland show. Thanks for sharing!

    I am not a viewer of reality shows, believe it or not. I do watch a lot of CNN in addition to the shows I mentioned previously.

    Love your choices on Olivia and Elton songs! I will add my own for good measure:

    Olivia:

    1. Don’t Stop Believing
    2. Sam
    3. Have You Never Been Mellow
    4. I Honestly Love You
    5. Suddenly

    Elton:

    1. Chloe
    2. Tiny Dancer
    3. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
    4. Elton’s Song
    5. Blue Eyes

    And now for the resolution of the personal cliffhanger: just the facts, sir. I was 18, my married manager boss was 32. He put the moves on me. He told me that he was “becoming emotionally involved” with me—Yes I remember the exact words. We kissed (and more). We barely started the affair when he changed his mind and left me hanging, still having to work under him (pun intended) regularly. I was heartbroken, even though I knew I was wrong to get involved with a married man and my boss. He later came back to me just for sex (a few times), and I consented. A few short years later, I met the love of my life, with whom I have been happy since then… :)

    Further backstory on Jamesj75 (if you really want it):

    Grew up in south Florida, moved to Tampa after HS, moved to Orlando in 1980 after meeting my true love there. Have a very happy and fulfilled life. Keep busy with work and other activities (especially tennis, swimming). Can’t complain. Still lost in the 1970s in my mind. Still watch soaps (since 1969). Am frighteningly loyal, not only to my partner and friends but also to my TV shows and stars. Have a lot of friends and acquaintances, mainly through tennis, but not really anyone (outside my partner) I would consider a “best” or “close” friend. There were two who did fit that bill, but one passed away last year of cancer, and another ended our friendship because he thought I wanted more (I didn’t—he totally misread me). Hard now for me to get close to a “friend” or make the investment of time and effort into a friendship, particularly when my intent or motives might be misconstrued.

    I started out by saying how happy I am, and then my discussion involving friends took a depressing turn… Sorry about that. I just bring it up, in contrast to you who has 5 really close friends (in addition to 5 really close family members).

    I try to stay young, even though I’m older (as you know). I definitely feel young. Music makes me happy! Talking with you about music, TV, etc., makes me happy!

    So, my Louisiana Stud, take care and stay happy!

    Til next time…

    XOXOXO

    jaybird369 replied

    James…H-A-L-L-O!!!!! Once again…I’m up…

    Right off the bat, Music Time. This time around, I’m gonna list my ALL-TIME TOP 5 FAVE songs from Loverboy. And then, Billy Joel. Here it is…
    Loverboy:
    1. When It’s Over
    2. Working For The Weekend (my ALL-TIME FAVE PARTY SONG!!!!! P-A-R-T-Y!!!!!)
    3. This Could Be The Night
    4. Heaven In Your Eyes (from that Top Gun movie)
    5. Turn Me Loose
    Billy Joel:
    1. Sometimes A Fantasy (To me…the music video for that song looks and sounds like a never-ending OBSCENE PHONE CALL…LOL!!!!!)
    2. Tell Her About It
    3. Allentown
    4. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me
    5. An Innocent Man

    Music Time Part 2. I am now gonna list my ALL-TIME TOP 10 FAVE One-Hit Wonders (artists/groups included). Here it is…
    1. Franke And The Knockouts=Sweetheart (a VERY UNDERRATED SONG!!!!! GRRRR!!!!!).
    2. Gloria Loring And Carl Anderson (R.I.P.)=Friends And Lovers
    3. Peter Schilling=Major Tom (Coming Home)
    4. Gary Numan=Cars
    5. Vicki Lawrence=The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
    6. Van McCoy=The Hustle
    7. Animotion=Obsession (Dude…to me, A WONDERFULLY F-I-L-T-H-Y SONG!!!!! HEE HEE HEE!!!!!)
    8. Toni Basil=Mickey (F.Y.I….Toni Basil is now in her early 70′s. YES!!!!! Man…that makes me feel SO ANCIENT!!!!!)
    9. Wild Cherry=Play That Funky Music
    10. Alicia Bridges=I Love The Nightlife

    James…Soap Time. Honey…to me, GH has been INCREDIBLE ALL WEEK, PERIOD!!!!! I watched today’s new episode a little while ago. Poor Felix…BOTH LOL AND HEE HEE HEE!!!!! And, BTW…during the commercials, I let my mind WANDER…by FANTASIZING about Julian!!!!! D-A-M-N!!!!! Julian can kidnap me ANYTIME!!!!! And…Julian can hold me hostage FOREVER and I would do ANYTHING that he would tell me to do. But…NO PHYSICAL ABUSE!!!!! That’s where I draw the line. Seriously.

    Soap Time Part 2. Dude…here are 3 things that I will NEVER UNDERSTAND AND NEVER ACCEPT on soaps:
    1. Soap characters actually eating something (having a meal included). I mean…WHERE’S THE GRUB?!?!?
    2. Medical tests of any kind being done (one episode) and then the medical results being ready the next day (aka the next episode). TRULY UNREAL!!!!!
    3. Soap characters talking on their cell phones in public places where cell phones are prohibited/forbidden. D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T-F-U-L!!!!!
    Quick correction: For #1, I meant to say the word ‘rarely’ instead of the word ‘actually’. Once again…MY BAD!!!!!

    James…cutie-pie…your married manager boss (from long ago) sounds like a TOTAL MORON, DIRT-BALL and (most of all) TOTAL U-S-E-R!!!!! Users…another one of my pet peeves…GRRRR!!!!! Anyway, I wonder how many other people that JACKASS has EMOTIONALLY USED AND ABUSED over the years????? James…you DID NOT DESERVE to be treated like that!!!!! I mean…the ENDLESS NERVE of some people!!!!!

    James…you have NOTHING to apologize for!!!!! I mean…we all go through things in life. To me, life in general VERY EMOTIONALLY falls under (or whatever) the following 5 categories (or whatever):
    1. The Good
    2. The Bad
    3. The Ugly
    4. The Even Worse
    5. Oh, H-E-L-L No
    James…over the years, I have been through my share of D-R-A-M-A and other stuff…BOTH GOOD AND BAD!!!!! Dude…more and more, I feel like I can tell you ANYTHING!!!!! Of course, it works BOTH WAYS!!!!! Cutie-pie…N-E-V-E-R be afraid/scared to tell me anything!!!!! Just be honest and real. HONESTY AND REALNESS RULES!!!!!

    James…I’ve been to Florida on occasion (a vacation here, a vacation there). To me, Florida=BEAUTIFUL SCENERY!!!!! Allow me to illustrate (or whatever): As far as I’m concerned, Florida Beaches (in terms of THE OCEANS AND THE WAVES) are A LOT MORE blue-ish, breathtaking and (most of all) C-L-E-A-N-E-R!!!!! As for the so-called beaches here in Louisiana…well, never mind. Florida beaches are WAY BETTER!!!!! Louisiana beaches…not so much. No.

    James…before I sign off for now, 2 questions. (1) Who’s older…you or your boyfriend? And (2) What does he say about my postings and all on this website? Just wondering.

    James…you and your boyfriend have a good one. Peace.

    Your move, my friend. A-C-E-S!!!!!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks for your very kind words, Jay! Much appreciated… My partner is slightly older, BTW, and we haven’t talked about my postings here.

    I liked reading your Loverboy, Billy Joel, and one-hit wonders list. I like them all! I’ll give you my fave Joel songs:

    1. Piano Man
    2. And So It Goes
    3. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)
    4. Honesty
    5. Just the Way You Are

    My preference for softer rock is so damn evident, isn’t it?!?! But I like so much of Joel’s work, including the rockers, such as Allentown, We Didn’t Start the Fire, and It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, also Just a Fantasy (woah oh oh oh).

    You mentioned your all-time favorite party song, Working for the Weekend by Loverboy. Did you happen to see the SNL skit in which the late Chris Farley is auditioning to be a Chippendale’s dancer, alongside (the also late) Patrick Swayze? Farley’s Barney is energetic, enthusiastic, and he had some major dance moves. Working for the Weekend was his audition song. Whenever I hear that song, I can only think of Barney, who alas was beat out in the audition by Patrick Swayze’s character… RIP both men…

    With regard to beaches, I love ‘em! I much prefer the Gulf beaches to the east coast beaches. My favorite is Ft. De Soto Park, which is at the southern tip of St. Petersburg. The water is clear, warm, inviting, sensual…

    You are spot on about the strange things that happen on soaps! To add to your scenario about medical tests, it baffles my mind that, apparently anyone can simply change results on medical tests at any time, at any hospital, at will. It’s also one of the most despicable things someone can do… And, on soaps, “despicable” happens all the time.

    I, too, loved GH this past week. As you say, to be Julian’s captive would be wonderful! I enjoyed all the talk about the threesome, even though it didn’t materialize. Everyone finding out what a creep Levi is was worthwhile. And then, on top of that, we got to see Magic Milo again. But I do have problems with his return: (1) It was actually cruel the way the writers teased us (and Felix) about his possible infatuation with Felix; and (2) Okay, I’m not knocking Epiphany, but really??? This came out of absolutely nowhere.

    And, I for one, thought that Epiphany was very cruel at the Nurses’ Ball by destroying Mac’s dummy Mr. Marbles. She had no right to do it. It was extremely malicious to hurt Mac that way, and in a very public place.

    Don’t get me started on the Nurses’ Ball. Glad it’s back, but… Okay, now I’m fully started on the Nurses’ Ball:
    1. For all the hype, expense, promotion, the room holds maybe 30 audience members.
    2. The red carpet show is ludicrous, completely unbelievable, and embarrassing. The Port Charles residents are not actual celebrities. And the male host actually said that Nathan was the most handsome man he’d ever seen. That may be true, but usually the closeted entertainment reporters aren’t that obvious on air. And he mentioned Julian as a “purported crime boss.” Yeah, like that would happen in real life…
    3. Generally, the on-stage performances were good, but I was so sick of seeing several of the characters in several of them: TJ, Molly, Lucas…
    4. To me, the best performances were by Albrecht, and no one clapped? Really? So what if she’s a heinous villainess, the lady can entertain!

    And so, my friend, I will sign off. My best to you, today and always!

    XOXOXO

    Jamesj75

    jaybird369 replied

    James…once again, H-A-L-L-O!!!!! How’s it hanging, you ULTIMATE STANDUP GUY????? Once again, time to ROCK-N-ROLL!!!!! Anyway, I’m up…

    James…Soap Time. And here I go…
    1. Dude…Y-E-S…tampering with medical results is ALL KINDS OF WRONG!!!!! But…as I get older and older, I TRULY D-R-E-A-D watching hospital scenes on soaps!!!!! Here’s why: Where in the H-E-L-L is hospital security?!?!? Oh, I know…NOWHERE TO BE FOUND PERIOD!!!!! So, therefore…no wonder it’s E-A-S-Y for A-N-Y soap character to WWW (as in walk, waltz and wander) into a soap hospital scene. Dude…what I just described to you is what I HATE HATE HATE HATE the most about soap hospital scenes. TRULY RIDICULOUS!!!!! No.
    2. Dude…whenever a soap character actually does eat something, M-U-S-T he/she talk when and while their mouths are full of food?!?!? BEYOND DISGUSTING!!!!! More and more, it makes me think to myself, “BITCH AND/OR JACKASS…close your damn mouths…you’re creeping me out here!!!!!” Yep. Dumb as hell.
    3. I wish that GH would KILL KILL KILL KILL off Levi already!!!!! E-N-O-U-G-H!!!!! As for Maxie…her choosing that DORKY Levi over that SUPER-DREAMY Nathan…WHAT IN THE H-E-L-L?!?!? To me, Maxi choosing Levi over Nathan is the STUPIDEST thing she has ever done!!!!! Most of all, the sound of Levi’s voice…AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! Also, Levi looks like he ALWAYS has a stupid-ass grin plastered on his face. No. And…that so-called accent of his!!!!! Usually, I D-I-G a fella (on soaps and in real-life) with an accent (British and/or otherwise). But in Levi’s case…No. No No No And More No. Moron.
    4. About GH’s Epiphany…I can only watch that chick in small doses here and there. Let me explain: One minute, Epiphany has A HEART OF GOLD. Then, the next minute, Epiphany lets her mouth OVERLOAD her you-know-what. Dude…to me, it’s like watching a SPLIT PERSONALITY GONE W-I-L-D!!!!! No.
    5. About Epiphany Part 2. OH, YES…The way that Epiphany hurt BOTH Mac and that TOTALLY ADORABLE Mr. Marbles at The Nurses’ Ball was BEYOND UNCALLED FOR!!!!! TOTALLY UNCOOL!!!!!
    6. About Epiphany Part 3. To me, Magic Milo (aka TOTAL Y-U-M!!!!!)+Epiphany=TOTAL SNOOZE-VILLE ALL THE WAY!!!!! And Who Cares.
    7. Y-E-S…the performances by Dr, Olbrecht were the BEST THING about the recent Nurses’ Ball. And…the fact that NO ONE in the audience even clapped for her…D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T-F-U-L!!!!! Chicken-brained idiots.
    8. About Dr. Olbrecht Part 2. More and more, I have this IMAGE of me being a character on GH. My character’s name…Jay May. Anyway, soon after my character arrives in Port Charles, I land a job at General Hospital as (get this) Dr. Olbrecht’s personal assistant. Yep. But…I end up getting FIRED on the first day. Dr. Olbrecht HATES my filing system and starts YELLING AND SCREAMING at me…and in front of a BUNCH of other people. Then, I make the MISTAKE of getting in her face and YELLING AND SCREAMING back. Then, she PUNCHES ME!!!!! Yes!!!!! T-H-E-N…she TRIES to fire me. Instead, I tell her, “You ain’t firing me, you heartless and humorless DRAGON-WOMAN!!!!! No. I QUIT!!!!! And get bent already!!!!!” As I’m STORMING out of GH, the BUNCH OF PEOPLE start APPLAUDING me. Yes!!!!! Unbeknownst to me, Julian (yes…Julian!!!!!), who was at GH looking for Alexis (who was elsewhere), was hiding in a nearby corner and saw EVERYTHING. Then, Julian CAREFULLY follows me…to a nearby park. Then, he comes up to me and introduces himself. Then, Julian says to me, “Yo, kid…the way you stood up for yourself to Dr.O back there…that took MAJOR STONES in my book. You want a job working for me? I pay VERY WELL!!!!!” I immediately accept. Then, me and Julian decide to go out for a few drinks to discuss further details. And, finally…the next morning, as I’m waking up to START MY DAY, I WICKEDLY think to myself, “I think I’m gonna ENJOY living here in Port Chuck. Dr.Olbrecht…you DRIED-UP LOOKING WITCH that looks like something from an old prison movie…you made the ULTIMATE MISTAKE of VIOLENTLY putting your hands on the WRONG fiery homo here. See you in court…$$$ and all. And, Julian…while I’m FOREVER GRATEFUL for the job, you have no idea what you’re in for, handsome (from me to you). HEE HEE HEE!!!!!” Dude…intriguing stuff, huh?????
    9. More and more, I don’t care for (on Y&R) that Barton dude all that much. To me, that dude is WAY TOO hard-nosed and has NO SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!! MAJOR TURNOFF in my book!!!!!
    10. On Friday’s episode of Y&R, what did you think of Nick trying to expose Ian and Helen’s (aka Mariah’s mother) secret??? H-O-N-E-Y…to me…Nick is ON THE CASE!!!!! GO NICK!!!!!

    James…Music Time. I am now gonna name my ALL-TIME TOP 5 FAVE Foreigner songs. Dude…there is TOO MUCH from Foreigner to choose from. Last night, I even had to SLEEP on it. But I’ve managed to narrow it down. Anyway, here it is…
    1. Waiting For A Girl Like You
    2. I Don’t Want To Live Without You (Dude…the music video for the song is so WONDERFULLY OLD-SCHOOL!!!!! It has C-L-A-S-S-I-C images of Royal Wedding, Popeye, Betty Boop, etc. A little something for EVERYONE. Yep.)
    3. Urgent (to me, a song that deserved A LOT MORE recognition…GRRRR!!!!!)
    4. Head Games (I Know I Know…but…HATE the title, LOVE the song)
    5., I Want To Know What Love Is

    Dude…before I dash off for now, get this: CNN, huh??? Anyway, CNN-wise, you and my dad would get along GREAT!!!!! Also, my dad enjoys watching FOX News, local news, Bonanza, F Troop, Gunsmoke, M.A.S.H. and The Big Valley. At age 78 (he’ll be 79 this coming November 27th) and in terms of TV viewing…THAT’S MY DAD…LOL!!!!! Yep.

    OK, James aka STANDUP STUD…tag-tag-tag, you’re it!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

    jaybird369 replied

    James…H-A-L-L-O!!!!! What’s up?

    James…while I HAPPILY WAIT for you to reply to my most recent posting (8/16), I thought I would share the following with you: It looks like Y&R has a new Adam Newman. The actor’s name…Justin Hartley. Anyway, reply back to me whenever you can so we can (1) D-I-S-H about this and (2) catch up in general.

    Talk to ya’ soon. XOXOXOXOXO

    Jamesj75 replied

    Hi there, Jay!

    I hope all is well!

    Today, brief snippets (for better or worse)… :)

    First, I loved your scenario about your new GH character. I am definitely a fan! If only…

    Nice reading about your father. Nice that he also likes the old TV westerns.

    I like your Foreigner songs—definitely good stuff!

    Glad we’re on the same page about Epiphany. I think, however, that her character suffers from character development. And it’s not the actress’ fault. I mean, what can you do when you’re on air about 10 times a year.

    I think GH’s cast is way too large. Many of the characters are on for a couple of days about once a month. How can you root for someone you barely see.

    But contrast that with B&B’s small cast (half-hour show), and they shove people like Hope down our throats almost every damn day.

    As I mentioned before, I think GH turned off a lot of viewers (myself included) when they shoved the Mob story and Sonny down our throats every damn day. I tuned out for a while because it got so bad. Now I see they’re back to showcasing Sonny regularly again—not entertaining to me at all. I know Bernard is a great actor, however. Smaller doses could work the charm.

    Love your thoughts on characters not eating and hospital security. So true!

    I’m sad at the moment because I’ve read that an actor has been hired to play Y&R’s Adam, and it’s not Michael Muhney. Muhney should turn up elsewhere—he’s just too damn good! Man, I’ve used the word “damn” a bit much today, haven’t I? Maybe I’m a little restless! :)

    Take care, Sweet Prince!

    XOXOXO

  36. Gary says:

    Who cares. Without a doubt the worst acting (if you can call it that) on television. Most of these characters couldn’t get a job in a care wash!!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Gary…dude…your comment is TRULY HILARIOUS…LOL!!!!! GOOD ONE!!!!!

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    Gary replied

    Who writes this crap? Mary Poppins?

    Jamesj75 replied

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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  37. Tammy says:

    I hope Dylan is Paul’s son. This would be so great and Summer would found out who her real dad is!

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  38. Morgan says:

    JFP has just about ruined a show that I have watched for 35 years. She has rammed this hack, Steve Burton down our throats for too damned long. He has the personality of an old wooden statue. Dumber than dirt and worse all time actor to ever be on this once great show. Got him on 4 days a week and involved in everybodys story line. Sidelined many great actors and I am guessing, JFP must have a thing for him, cause he sure can’t act. Just absolutely the all time crappiest of stories with him involved in toooo many of them.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    You nailed it, Morgan!

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    Gary replied

    Gotta disagree, clown that plays Nick is downright. Dumb! If I hear him say “I want to protect you” once more from him, I will throw up my cookies. And the actor (??) that play’s Nicky-she should go back to being a greeter at Walmart. Sorry if I’ve insulted the greeters at Walmart!

    Jamesj75 replied

    Funny stuff, Gary!

    jaybird369 replied

    Gary…fella…GOOD ONE!!!!! And very true!!!!! Dude…about a month ago, a friend of mine (and her 3 daughters) came up with a brand-new drinking game for themselves (or whatever). Whenever that clueless doofus Nick says “I want to protect you”, my friend and her daughters each toss back a shot of…well…whatever. BOTTOMS UP!!!!!!! And, Gary…I think that the greeters at Wal-Mart would understand…LOL!!!!!

    Take care. And…HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!! Peace.

  39. Kidders Robinson says:

    Paul is by far the best actor on the show. I will look forward to seeing what the veteran actor can bring out in Dillion. If they end of killing him, then they kill me as a watcher.

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    Gary replied

    I’ll supply the bullet! There are no “best actors” on this show. Anybody who has the slightest bit of acting skill left this show a long time ago. The rest of them are just terrible and couldn’t get a job dishing fries at McDonalds.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Gary…your comment MADE MY DAY, dude…LOL!!!!! Once again…GOOD ONE!!!!!

  40. PaulaKate Meserole says:

    SAVE PAUL!

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  41. Kim says:

    Y&R needs to end the drama about Phyllis first, enough already, that story line has dragged on way too long, as has the Summer issue. Honestly I am sick of this show and refuse to watch it daily because it’s taking so long to clear up these two issues.

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  42. cheryl says:

    I am so sick ‘n’ tired that JFP keeps getting rid of actors/actresses on the show. She is obviously a very difficult person to be working for at this time. Now with Paul Williams appearing as though he is possibly leaving the show also, I have had more than enough of the changes in the past 6 plus months. As for David Thom playing Billy Abbott….get real. He sucks !!!!! Why doesn’t someone tell him to quit being a mumbly mouth actor. What is JFP’s problem?????/ You have lost me as an avid show watcher. There are better programs on many other stations. Thank goodness for all the stations on Xfinity. I am now like your actors/actresses…..I QUIT. Goodbye forever.

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  43. Pat Williams says:

    I am so sick of that dr. Trying so hard to break up a marriage and always in her face. Victoria didn’t even know this guy and had sex with him and unprotected.

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  44. Cathy says:

    I am curious as to the possibility of Austin being a miraculous match as a liver donor. Although far fetched, it might be the ‘golden carrot’ to save his bacon after shooting Paul accidentally. They already have Avery deciding to help him, meaning Austin (as of the Jun 19th show), so it occurred to me that something equally far fetched could happen in that Austin is discovered to be a coincidental match and a ‘more than willing’ donor as a means to demonstrate he truly is the ‘good guy’ Summer professes him to be. I may be off-base big-time, but it just suddenly popped into my head. Kill two birds with one stone; or in this case, save two men’s lives (literally and figuratively’ with one liver, or a part therein!) Just my likely worthless two cents! :)

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    Marianne replied

    I thought the same thing. Love Dylan..would hate to see him die helping Paul. Icannot or never could stand Christine. Did you hear that line.. In other words, heck with Avery and Dylan, what about my life with Paul. I might think it or secretly pray it in a circumstance like that, but to come out and say it. Selfish witch.

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  45. Marianne says:

    I do not like the new Billy (6/24). Victoria is being stupid and self righteous. Don’t kill off Paul.

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  46. Jamesj75 says:

    This whole storyline of Dylan being Paul’s son is so annoying. Face it: the only reason Dylan is Nicki and Paul’s on is because Jill Farren Phelps wants her “pet,” Steve Burton to control frontburner status. It is sickening. General Hospital was ruined by JFP with her tunnelvision focus on the Mob via Sonny, Jason (Steve Burton), and Carly. So now she wants Y&R to focus mainly on Steve Burton’s character. Burton is an overrated actor: he really doesn’t show much range or depth, just a cardboard caricature. And, guess what, Eric Braeden won’t put up with this crap for very long. Trust me…

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    jaybird369 replied

    James…Y-E-S…VERY, VERY WELL SAID, bro!!!!! And…hey…I’ve never cared for Eric Braeden’s Y&R character (aka Victor). However…dude…that is SO TRUE about Eric Braeden. I hear that he is VERY OUTSPOKEN on the Y&R set and DOES NOT MINCE WORDS…at all!!!!! Oh, those soaps…LOL!!!!!

    Peace, bro.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks, Jay! Like you, I am not a fan of Y&R’s Victor. But Mr. Braeden is, as you say, “VERY OUTSPOKEN,” and I admire him for that. Now, as much as you and I (and countless others) like Peter Bergman and Michael Muhney, Braeden butted heads with both men, even got into a fistfight on the set with Bergman many years ago. (I’m sure you know about that!) Now that’s drama!

    Peace to you, Brother…

    Gary replied

    How come everybody that has a missing son or daughter ends up in this town? Ho writes this crap.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    If this happened as often in real life, I think alcoholism would spike (pun intended)!

  47. Jamesj75 says:

    Here are some reasons why Y&R has been so bad in recent months:
    1. The proliferation of new characters no one cares about (Summer, Dylan, Avery, Leslie, Hillary, Colin, Kelly, Tyler)
    2. Awful recasts (Kelly, Noah, Abby)
    3. Ruined characters:
    a. Sharon, from a heroine to a wacko. I like Sharon and I want her likable again.
    b. Neil, from a likable hero to a lech. Seriously, he’s like a lovesick puppy. He falls madly in love with (and wants to marry) any pretty young thing that gives him the time of day. And they get younger and younger each time.
    4. Missing in action characters (Gloria, Kevin, Michael): which begs the question: how on earth does Christain LeBlanc get an Emmy nomination when he hasn’t had a storyline in quite some time and he is rarely on?
    5. Focusing too much on Steve Burton’s character Dylan: which begs the question: how on earth does Steve Burton get an Emmy nomination when his acting is so boring and flawed?
    6. Firing Michael Muhney. Sorry, but this man was the best actor on the show, handsome and charismatic. Muhney made the audience understand Adam, no matter his actions. That whole thing with Hunter King was a “he said/she said” debacle. Moments after he was fired for allegedly groping King’s breast(s), she is shown on Y&R wearing low-cut outfits, prominently displaying said breasts. And what does this double standard signify?
    7. Jill Farren Phelps’ stewardship. She ruined GH. She has now ruined Y&R. She clearly plays favorites with the cast. She couldn’t get Genie Francis fired fast enough, and she couldn’t get Steve Burton hired fast enough.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Jamesj75…more and more, you are saying a MOUTHFUL…VERY BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! I ESPECIALLY agree with you about #7 in your certain post (about that A-W-F-U-L JFP). Also…Y-E-S…the firing of Michael Muhney was a HUGE MISTAKE!!!!! And…I’ll N-E-V-E-R believe that MM harassed Hunter King…PERIOD!!!!! I mean…I hear that MM is VERY HAPPILY MARRIED in real life. So, therefore…I don’t think that MM would ever put his own happy marriage in jeopardy like that. No way. One last thing: Let’s not forget the multi-talented Debbi Morgan…another multi-talented soap vet (just like the VERY FABULOUS Genie Francis) that JFP couldn’t wait to get rid of!!!!! James…dude… when, oh, when will the TOTAL IDIOCY at Y&R ever end?!?!? I wonder.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Thanks jaybird369! We are on the same page totally. I’ve just read your other earlier posts here, too. You asked when the “TOTAL IDIOCY” will end. Once CBS or Sony sees the errors in their ways and dumps JFP. That would be a good start. You are so right about Debbi Morgan, too. Surely, the powers that be have focus groups or read message boards like this one to get a feel of audience impact. If they did, they would see the reasons that they are losing viewers.

    When I gave up on GH about 10 years ago (I still tune in occasionally, especially if I hear they are having someone back, such as Genie Francis), I started watching Y&R. As you insightfully outlined earlier, Y&R used to be a great show. I hope it can return to its former glory!

  48. jaybird369 says:

    Jamesj75…thank you for reading my earlier posts and all. Dude…I think that you are TRULY AWESOME!!!!! A few things:
    1. A while back, I was pretty much D-O-N-E with GH when that BARRACUDA JFP F-I-R-E-D Stuart Damon. WHAT THE HELL?!?!?
    2. I think that the STUPIDEST thing that JFP has ever done was when she F-I-R-E-D Anna Lee. Dude…Anna Lee was in her 90′s!!!!! The way I heard it, GH was EVERYTHING to her.
    3. Dude…R-I-G-H-T O-N about that overrated Steve Burton!!!!! Trust me…back then, it was one of the happiest days of my life when SB FINALLY left GH. YIPPEE!!!!!!!
    4. Lastly, Summer is BEYOND ANNOYING!!!!! BOTH Wah Wah Wah and spare me!!!!! One minute Avery (Summer’s aunt) is being held hostage by that idiotic dude Austin…then…that sniveling and whiny Summer acts like she cannot live without Austin. Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo…and BLECH!!!!! And…this business of Summer having 2 daddies (aka Jack and Nick) is getting TRULY OLD. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

    James…take care, dude. Peace.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Jay, no, Dude, you are AWESOME!! :) Anyway, you are spot on as always!

    With regard to GH, I didn’t realize JFP actually fired Stuart Damon and Anna Lee. That is sacrilegious and unforgivable. But I knew the policy at GH was total lack of respect for veteran actors. Why focus on them when they get can get mileage out of Sopranos Lite? Yes, I also cheered when Burton left GH. I might have felt differently if (1) he were a better actor; and (2) he wasn’t crammed down our throats everyday.

    With regard to Y&R, see above with regard to Steve Burton being “crammed down our throats everyday.” And, Summer, I just never liked her. It’s a total injustice (and more than enough politicking) that Steve Burton and Hunter King would get Emmy nominations whereas the great Michael Muhney didn’t get one…

    Take care, Friend!

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    jaybird369 replied

    James…let’s just agree that we’re BOTH AWESOME…LOL!!!!! Anyway…total injustice…HELL YEAH!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Michael Muhney can act CIRCLES (and beyond) around that one-dimensional muscle-head Steve Burton ANYTIME!!!!! Also, here are 2 more reasons as to why I DO NOT LIKE JFP…AT ALL: In the early ’90s, JFP killed off the beloved character of Maureen Bauer from GL. Then, later on and in the mid-’90s, that JFP witch killed off the character of Frankie Frame…my all-time FAVORITE character from AW. Bottom Line Here: Y&R needs a MAJOR OVERHAUL…PERIOD!!!!!

    James…take care, bro. Peace.

    Jamesj75 replied

    Amen, Jay! Wow, I didn’t realize JFP’s destruction went beyond GH and Y&R… That’s too bad. Although I didn’t watch GL, I was familiar with their stars/characters, for the most part. And I was aware of what happened with Maureen Bauer.

    You take care, Jay, and keep fighting the good fight!

  49. Marianne says:

    I cannot stand the thought of Hillary and Mr stand up guy, Neil, being married. She would be better off with Devon, and when did Neil stop caring about, and putting his family first. Cain and Lilly want to make me puke, and Jack and Kelley want to make me gag. Chloe being off in some institutution puts too much focus on insignificant characters. The next thing coming is Billy and Adam’s widow in the sack, also a mistake. Why all this sudden bring back of Christine. She is allwaays so self absorbed. Has she even asked about Dylan or thanked him, Avery or Nicki? No, she just gets in Nicki’s face and tells her to keep away. Seems a little insecure to me. While you’re at it, go eat a big bowl of pasta and a bag of chips. Top it off with a Dove bar….way too skinny. A hair cut might help too. Just an opinion. They need to get moving on the Phyllis issue, and the Stitch thing is getting old. I would hate to see Dr. Good with Victoria.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Good stuff, Marianne! I wish we could give “likes” at this site… Anyway, I totally agree with you.

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    Izabel replied

    LMAO!!! Thanks Marianne well said! I agree with everything you just said and was going to say the exact same. Gross & corny with neil/ hilary so devon get steppin’… Leslie hurry up w/ barton dr. Shellby… Jack/kelly uneventful.. Billy/chelsea do not hook up.. Stitch/vikki the truth already!!.. Summer/austin soo stupid & childish.. Avery/dylan mediocer but I feel sorry for dylan and his character is sweet AND last but not least victor/nikki stop with the “my baby” and christine??? Get a life! Poor paul. He deserves better and glad he and nikki can bond over dylan and he is a golden son.. Literally his character been thru hell 3 times I think and he always was a gentleman w/ a good heart. Oh Mariah love her, abby also needs a life and tyler get some ba*s. Jill/collin and lilly/cane uneventful but laughable. Can’t wait for sharon/nick/phyllis secret and Ian’s connection with mariah. Finally LOL, DYING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS W/ ADAM….. Better be good.

    jaybird369 replied

    Marianne…girlfriend, your comments about Y&R’s Christine (aka Cricket) had me ROTF…LOL!!!!! Anyway, you are SO RIGHT ON!!!!! I ALWAYS found her to be TOTALLY ANNOYING…BLECH!!!!! Remember when Y&R TOTALLY RUINED the end of Katherine’s beautiful memorial service by tacking on Paul and Christine’s STUPID NIT-WIT NUPTIALS (aka TOTALLY Y-A-W-N CITY…LOL!!!!!) at the last minute??? Tacky Tacky Tacky Tacky Tacky!!!!! And…I just started to root for Paul and Nina (As an actress…Tricia Cast TRULY ROCKS!!!!!) as a couple. I should have known better. I’m sorry but I have N-E-V-E-R liked Paul and Christine as a couple. No No No No No. They are WAY TOO B-L-A-N-D for me…LOL!!!!! Truly lame.

    Marianne…take care, sweetheart. XOXOXOXOXO

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  50. Gary says:

    To the dude that plays Nick, if I hear “I want to protect you”, I will,puke my guts.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Gary…dude…I look at it like this: Once Phyllis wakes up from her coma (or whatever) on August 11th (aka Gina Tognoni’s first air-date as the new Phyllis), I have a feeling that Nick won’t feel like ‘protecting’ Sharon once NuPhyllis exposes Sharon’s tampering with those DNA results. Tick Tock Tick Tock…..

    Oh, those soaps…LOL!!!!!

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