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  1. DisneyBoy

    Got Questions?: We've Got Answers!

    I know I watched it when it aired, but I've completely forgotten the details of that weird storyline involving Shane's twin....who is some kind of computer hacker....and I think it was Anne and Adrienne? Did that have something to do with The Spectator? I was thinking about how Shane wasn't around right now and I suddenly flashed back to those scenes at the Salem Inn with his twin doing something on the computer. I have no clue what any of that was about. Can someone refresh me?
  2. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    I'm just glad Kate and Sami will be getting some screen time together. It's been too long!
  3. LOL Boes. Glad I'm not alone here in my Team Theresa tee. I had completely forgotten about Paul. I still don't think of him as John's son. It's too bad Lucas and Sami weren't around for the wedding either.
  4. I could see him and Sarah being a thing once Eric and Nicole reunite. I don't think she's interesting with him in the long run though...but for a storyline that keeps the Xander on the canvas for a couple of months? That could work. I mean...he's the shows best hunk, and he's had no actual love story since he came on. They flirted with the idea of him and Nicole but turned him bad before he could follow through with it. He and Serena were F buddies at best and that relationship also turned sour. I never bought him being in love with Nicole last fall. Their marriage was a total joke and frankly a bad idea. I would much rather see him trying to prove himself to upstanding Doctor Sarah than fawning bizarrely over Nicole and hoping she'll show him some affection. Now, would I prefer it if the writers actually took a moment to acknowledge that he seemed to desperately want Nicole's attention last fall and has somehow gotten over that? Absolutely. (And why aren't the good people of Salem pointing out that he forced Nicole into a marriage last year and now seems to have no particular interest in her?) But otherwise, I see his relationship with Sarah as having potential. They really screwed the pooch by trying to make him a gun-toting maniac for so long, and I see this as a smart course correction. I hope Xander is viable on the show for many years to come. He's the better version of EJ to me, but I think that's a controversial opinion I should probably keep to myself!
  5. Kim is apparently absent from the Caroline funeral because Patsy was recovering from a surgery... https://www.google.com/amp/s/dailysoapdish.com/amp/2019/06/days-of-our-lives-spoilers-head-writer-ron-carlivati-explains-kimberlys-patsy-pease-controversial-absence-from-caroline-bradys-peggy-mccay-funeral/
  6. Xander over Ben any day.
  7. Thank you for posting that tweet from Jen L. I thought as much.
  8. JJ had chemistry with Theresa too. *Warning: rant ahead* ...I don't know why Ron would force AZ to play this Kristen with a Mask storyline because how on Earth can she possibly be successful with it? Is she supposed to be imitating Eileen Davidson, who's no longer playing the role? Or imitating Staci, who's kind of imitating Eileen Davidson too? All the while playing Kristen's imitation of Nicole? I get dizzy just trying to understand how an actress is supposed to approach any of that. It seems to me like what we're getting is AZ just kind of winging it and playing it as Nicole with a secret. She doesn't do any sort of body language moves or vocal intonations to suggest to the viewer that she's Kristen....and how can she? How can she possibly imitate Staci? There's nothing specific about Staci's performance. And I'm not blaming Staci for that, because she's only played Kristen for what...three months last year prior to this? Kristen is and has always been Eileen Davidson. Everything that Eileen is was channeled into the role, from the way she speaks to the way she holds herself. What was amazing about watching her transform into Susan was that she could objectively see how Kristen presented herself, and could therefore go in a completely different direction as Susan. And then, she was skilled enough to blend those two characters together so we could sit back and enjoy watching Susan trying to imitate Kristen and Kristen trying to imitate Susan. If it was two separate actors playing those parts, it wouldn't have been anywhere near as entertaining. Which is kind of why this particular storyline is falling so flat for me. I definitely think AZ could have pulled off a memorable performance if she could possibly know what to base that performance on. No such luck. When that male actor was pretending to be Sami as "Stan" years ago, it was really helped by the fact that they had Alison Sweeney doing the character's interior monologue. A little of that here would go a long way, but the bigger problem is that I don't think anyone hears Staci's voice and thinks of Kristen. She's still just a placeholder, and I feel like she will remain that way until Eileen returns. My two cents.
  9. I'm glad she could come back...we haven't seen her since the Prague storyline/death of Stefano.
  10. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    Nothing to be sorry for! She will surely resurface as herself. AZ is on contract, so this is a stall storyline to keep the mystery going of who is still alive...but obviously Nicole is one of them. They wouldn't bring AZ back just to play a Nicole mask. If Nicole was dead dead, Eric and the characters around him would never have referred to her as his "true love". The narrative would move on quickly. Ron is going to milk this "death serum" storyline the entirety of his run.
  11. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    Maybe the spoilers were partly wrong, and Chad and Abigail return to do battle with Gabi and Stefan for control of DiMera... If Robin Strasser is playing Vivian, then it would make sense for them to keep Stefan around I guess. Killing him off so that a new actress can walk around in mourning seems a bit strange. Vivian wouldn't have any other reason for being on the show, especially with Louise Sorel no longer playing her. Dang.... I wish we could have scenes of Louise and Eileen playing opposite each other again.
  12. DisneyBoy

    Unpopular Opinions

    While I agree the 2012 version of Kristen wasn't as good as the 90s version, it was worth it just to see Eileen come back to strut her stuff with a new generation of characters and with the vets. And some of the writing was pretty good. Watching her get torn up about using Brady while being tempted by John were some of the highlights. The Eric rape is where things went south. I also liked seeing Theresa get in way over her head with Kristen. But then I also wanted Jennifer Lily to get better material so putting her against someone as powerful as Kristen was right up my alley. As much as I hate to say it, I doubt we'll ever see Peter Blake again. Missy Reeves it's just too much of a part of the family of the show. They won't make her uncomfortable even by recasting the character. Though I agree with you, he definitely deserves another strong storyline. I would have much rather had him around than Stefan, but then again they probably would have turned Peter into a rapist too *eyeroll* As campy as it was starting to get during Eileen's last run as Kristen, I think we're getting the worst of it now so I'm glad she's not back to have to play all of this mess with a mask.
  13. I know for a fact that it was around when Kristen first debuted as a good girl social worker who wanted to help kids. She and John had their first love scene in the cabin, so it dates back to the late 80s or early 90s.
  14. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    I kinda hope the other storylines are put on hold for the Caroline memorial. I like how they did that for Stefano - devoted a whole episode to remembering him at the pub. Will's death is about as real to me as Brady's was a few years back. We know it ain't happening so why they dragging it out? I'll be glad when the melodrama is over. ...I miss the old Sonny and Will. Now it's like the show is afraid to write either of them as people. Their point of view is missing. They're generic now. And all the Leo/tumor angst stuff has been so blah.
  15. My overall recollectionfrom yesterday's episode is how great Sonny looks Yes, you can really tell he lost weight and he looks much better for it. Seeing as how he's not working, they should just put him in some flattering sweaters, something that makes him look like a normal person. If they could do that and lose the hair gel I think his appeal would go up considerably. How is it people are ALWAYS getting trapped on Smith Island because there are no ferries Here's another question for you - how is it the authorities didn't think to look at the one piece of property the Horton's own that could potentially be used as a hiding place? Everybody in Salem knows about Smith Island and the famous Horton cabin. If the authorities were trying to find someone from that family who is hiding, wouldn't that be the first place they'd look?
  16. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    Wait.....so they're getting remarried in the hospital? Wow Ron. Their fans have waited what....five years to see these two actors play a Will/Sonny wedding and you give them....a cheapo rushed vow renewal. Impressive.
  17. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    So....are we getting Andre or Tony? It looks like TP sitting at the far left of the screen during the Marlena/John anniversary at Doug's Place....so....Tony? But then there's a shit if him wearing a bathrobe with AD embroidered on it....so.... Ugh. I just don't care anymore. I missed out on all the good Andre/Tony stuff from back in the day, so all I know these characters from are the last few years, which were excruciating. They had no idea what to do with the actor then and I think they still don't. Just leave the duo dead!
  18. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    GREAT Promo 🙂 Certainly more uplifting than the show lately. Loved Xander getting to be cute and silly. Hmmm. Four weddings hun? I'd guess... -Will and Sonny (successful) -Sarah and Rex (interrupted) -Jennifer and Jack (successful) -Tony and Anna (though I really hope they don't ressurect him)
  19. She did last Fall, when Stefan helped her hide out in the secret room in the tunnels behind the wardrobe... I'd pay good money to see Jason Brooks back on the show as Peter.
  20. DisneyBoy

    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    You're not. It was meh.
  21. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    What galls me is that the show is on its last legs and none of the writers or producers seem to realize that what we really want to see from John and Marlena isn't rehashed versions of their kidnapping adventures from years ago, but rather them acting like actual grandparents to the new generation of kids in their family. I think Claire has had maybe five minutes of screentime with John and Marlena in the last 3 years. Will occasionally gets to interact with Marlena but it's nothing like what their relationship used to be. That was a big reason why Will was so likeable - he was close with his grandmother and it was nice to see that. John hasn't spoken to Brady in years, it seems. He was fighting so hard for his relationship with his son back in 2012 when Kristen was trying to tear them apart, and now even though they're supposedly "good"... they never speak. I think the last time Marlena spend any time with Ari was the day that they both got kidnapped by Yo-Ling's men. Wasn't that like 3 years ago? ...it's like no one involved in the telling of these stories actually thinks of them as people in families. The family connections should matter...and not just at the eleventh hour when it's dramatic for someone to finally realize Brady or Claire or Sami have gone off the rails.
  22. DisneyBoy

    S11.E14: Grand Finale

    ...um...how? I don't think either of the other two deserved to be in the final lip sync. Silky was a huge freaking mess in the lip sync department. I was embarrassed to see her in the finale, I really was. I don't mean to be a hater, I wanted to find something to like about her, but it felt like the producers were happy to let her be an obnoxious insecure child for the sake of "drama" and ratings. She ate up 50% of this season's screentime and was carried into the finale... ...whereas Brooke and Yvie were both put together queens who clearly showed up to fight for the crown and do their thing. I just wish there had been a third queen on Brooke and Yvie's level to battle it out with them in the finale instead of two girls we knew weren't going to win. I really liked Nina, but I don't even feel like she was operating at a high enough level to win the crown. Vanjie neither. Plastique Tiara could have been a strong contender if she was more comfortable being an entertainer instead of a runway model. Out of everyone in the finale, Yvie earned the highest marks for me. Her muscle tissue dress at the beginning was cool, her plushie Sesame Street monster dress was cool, and I liked aspects of her final dress, particularly the mirrors on either side of her face. But I kept waiting for some bigger reveal or cool move. All she kept doing was bending over backwards, and as we all know you can't pull the same move over and over again and expect the audience to be as excited as the first time you tried it. The mask on the back of her head was cute but it didn't do that much for me. And a brown dress? Really? I think Brooke fought too hard against Silky. She should have saved that standing on her head move for the final lip sync. All she had to do was be competent and confident while Silky flailed around tearing her clothes off and looking completely lost. She did not have to do much to beat her. I fully believe Silky would willingly choose Brooke because....well, she's kind of an idiot. I don't think much of her intelligence and I think her ego is so big that she would believe herself capable of beating Brooke without any skill to back it up. She's like that little kid in elementary school who talks real big but doesn't have a clue what's going on. You can see the fear and insecurity in her eyes, and I'm kind of surprised most of the other queens didn't immediately pick up on that earlier on in the season and give her sympathetic looks. She did calm down as the show went on, but not enough for me to forgive all of the nonsense I was forced to watch. God help us if she gets a spin-off. I may even tune out an All-Star season that features her. Yvie won because she was well branded. Her name and her aesthetic completely gel and you know what you can expect from her, which is something surprising and polished. Brooke is a little bit boring. Maybe if she had really knocked it out of the park with the Snatch Game and with her choreography in the finale, then she would have deserved the crown. And I really don't buy her as the Queen of the North. There isn't all that much Canadian about her and it feels like she just trotted her citizenship out in a failed attempt to compensate for her yet-to-be defined personality. I honestly didn't really enjoy this season that much. The fact that they featured one lip sync where Ru ordered six different girls to justify their presence in the competition all at once, and another lip sync that ended with a "meh" really says it all.
  23. DisneyBoy

    Theatre Talk: In Our Own Little Corner

    So this is really old news but I just found out about it...apparently during the first Broadway preview of Jekyll and Hyde back in the day, Linda Eder was ill and could not belt out any of her big songs, requiring her understudy to sing in the wings while Eder mimed. Her understudy? None other than Emily Skinner, of Sideshow fame! How weird is that? Their voices sound nothing alike, and as you can see in this video from that preview, Linda did sing a few bits here and there and spoke as well. She has a very distinctive delivery, very Streisand-esque, and Emily doesn't sound anything like her... If you jump to the 22:10 mark, the lip synching starts for "In His Eyes"...and then continues partway through in "Dangerous Game". Apparently Emily hadn't been given the chance to fully rehearse the part, necessitating this last-minute mashup performance. Curiously, Linda sounds in good voice when she starts "Game". Wonder what the audience's reaction was to all this?
  24. DisneyBoy

    Spoilers And Shockers

    Pyro Claire pisses me off to no end!!!
  25. Maybe prison aged him? He has the same "sleepy eyed" look the previous Joey actor had. I could see him pulling it off. But knowing Ron, he could end up being a recast Claire... LOL
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