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Primetime TV Update - June 2017

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in June 2017. Of course, as always, there is a possibility...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day Preemptions

Reminder there are no new episodes in the US of the network soaps due to the Labor Day holiday on September 2, 2013.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Y&R: Head Writer Change


It was announced yesterday (August 27, 2013) that "The Young & the Restless" will be getting new head writers per SOD. Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman will share the job.

Monday, August 26, 2013

AMC: Thoughts on Episodes 41 & 42


Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 41 & 42 (August 26, 2013) of All My Children.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Thoughts about the Fosters


The summer run of "The Fosters" on ABC Family ended on August 5, 2013 and was ten episodes long. The series will come back in January to continue its first season. Below are my thoughts on the show, which includes story details.

Soap Stars in Other Places: Match Game 1990

Match Game 1990 was an attempt by ABC daytime to have a successful game show. The program only lasted a year from 1990-1991, and would typically air prior to Loving, unless the ABC station had a local news program.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

GH: Happy Real Life News


This week, we got the great news that Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Brandon Barash (formerly Johnny Zacchara) are married and she's pregnant. The news was broken in two articles at People Magazine's website.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Y&R: 6 Random Thoughts


This blog entry is about "The Young and the Restless" and six random thoughts I have about the show currently, which are subject to change. They are listed in no particular order. and include small spoilers/speculation.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

AMC: Thoughts on Episodes 39 & 40


Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 39 & 40 (August 19, 2013) of All My Children.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TV on Demand: House of Cards


Earlier this Summer, I watched Netflix's "House of Cards", as the first season was available on the service. For those who don't have Netflix subscriptions or aren't able to use someone's television who does, the program is now available on DVD. This entry discuss the entire first season, so expect spoilers, but it doesn't touch upon every story.

Monday, August 19, 2013

OLTL: Thoughts on Episodes 39 & 40

Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 39 & 40 (August 19, 2013) of One Life to Live.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

B&B: 7 Random Thoughts


This blog entry is about "The Bold & the Beautiful" and seven random thoughts I have about the show currently, which are subject to change. They are listed in no particular order.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Soap Stars in Other Places: Scattergories


Scattergories was another short-lived game show from 1993. The show along with a revival of Scrabble aired on NBC from January - June replacing the soap opera Santa Barbara.

Friday, August 16, 2013

GH: Mac and Felicia Remarry

This week on General Hospital, Mac (John J. York) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner) were married on the Friday (August 16, 2013) episode. The couple became engaged during the ball, but celebrated their engagement with a karaoke party early in the week.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Days: Reefer Madness


This week on Days of Our Lives, the Salem ladies book club members enjoyed some marijuana thanks to JJ (Casey Moss). These scenes were unexpected as typically accidental recreational drug use isn't shown on daytime television.

JJ made a batch of laced donuts for his friends, but Adrienne (Judi Evans) swapped them with the ones, by his mother Jennifer (Melissa Reeves). So instead of teenagers getting high, we see the ladies of Salem toast with donuts made with Alice Horton's recipe and proceed to get loopy. Oddly, all of the characters thought it was wine only.

The characters met to discuss "Alice in Wonderland", and to share a night away from their children and/or love interests. Jennifer invited Nicole (Ari Zucker) to come, but she was out of place. Jennifer and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) were both married to Adrienne's brothers. Jennifer and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) are cousins, as Jennifer's father Bill and Julie's mother Addie were brother and sister. Back in the day, Julie was a bad girl, are you telling me that she never sampled drugs? Kayla was first a nurse and now practices medicine, but couldn't tell what was going on at the Horton house? With Nicole's horrid background, she should have seen it too. I can understand Jennifer and Adrienne not realizing it even if they knew people who had used drugs. I wish someone had thought something strange was going on and then the others disagreed with the cause of the odd behavior like everyone getting extremely hungry.

What is interesting to me is that this isn't the first time recently that characters used drugs on screen without being called addicts. JJ and his friends do this for fun as does Theresa Jeannie (Jen Lilley). Also Kristen (Eileen Davidson) drugged Eric (Greg Vaughan), but that is a different kind of use. Brady is the one "addicted" character, and thankfully he has been kept far away from the donuts. I wonder where this change of point of view comes from, as typically soap operas are more conservative when it comes to a substance that isn't legal for use in most states.

This wasn't the first time that Alice's donuts were laced, as she did it once upon a time to help Roman escape from prison. That being said, I doubt Alice would have ever imagined what her great grandson would accidentally do the ladies from the book club.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

OLTL: Thoughts on Episodes 37 & 38


Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 37 & 38 (August 12, 2013) of One Life to Live.

Monday, August 12, 2013

AMC: Thoughts on Episodes 37 & 38


Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 37 & 38 (August 12, 2013) of All My Children.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

AMC: Thoughts on Episodes 35 & 36


Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 35 & 36 (August 5, 2013) of All My Children.

Friday, August 9, 2013

B&B: Room 8 General Impressions of the 1st Two Episodes

The Bold and The Beautiful premiered a new web series called "Room 8". The show is an online version of the program that has been discussed on B&B starring Maya and Carter as played by Karla Mosely and Lawrence St. Victor. So far two episodes have been posted.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Y&R: Phyllis's Departure


Last week marked the final episodes of Michelle Stafford playing Phyllis Summers on "The Young & the Restless". The character left town for treatment as she was comatose.

Monday, August 5, 2013

OLTL: Thoughts on Episodes 35 & 36


Here are my thoughts and a brief summary about episodes 35 & 36 (August 5, 2013) of One Life to Live.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

AMC & OLTL: News and Notes

This past week a lot of new intel about All My Children and One Life to Live dropped. This post summarizes the latest.