Blogging With Janet
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jan 21, 2009
What was up with Y&R's Karen suggesting Ana call her something else, like "Mama Karen," now that she's living with her and Neil? The move came totally out of left field.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Dec 2, 2008
Tall, dark and handsome Brad Carlton has never needed any help when it comes to women. Over the years he's romanced and married an array of Genoa City beauties — Cassandra, Ashley, Victoria... Hence, it's totally out of character to have him suddenly work underhandedly to get the girl.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Oct 21, 2008
During her initial DAYS OF OUR LIVES run, Nadia Bjorlin's Chloe was one of the show's most interesting characters: an awkward teen transformed into a inspiring heroine. Her complicated love life, being torn between Brady and Philip, had viewers hooked. Remember the passionate Broe and Phloe fan camps?
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Sep 23, 2008
I'm finding all the fuss over Daniel's sketches on YOUNG AND RESTLESS and his prospering art career hard to believe.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Sep 2, 2008
It may just be the most fabulous twist in years: scheming brat Chloe is really Esther’s long-absent daughter, Kate. Did anyone even see this coming?
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Aug 20, 2008
DAYS OF OUR LIVES ventured outside the box with this week's black-and-white film noir episodes, and the results were delightful. From the dialogue to the performances to the spot-on wardrobe and hairdos — LOVED Sami's snood! — it was classic 1940s
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Aug 7, 2008
Kudos to DAYS OF OUR LIVES for their decision to venture into the great outdoors, when supercouple Bo and Hope renewed their wedding vows.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jul 15, 2008
GENERAL HOSPITAL is thriving with an embarrassment of riches — and they're all in the supporting actor category. Derk Cheetwood started out as Sonny's trusted bodyguard Max, but was transformed into a lovesick puppy when his secret crush on Carly was revealed.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jul 1, 2008
After suggesting in last week's blog that PASSIONS' Ben Masters (Julian) be considered when YOUNG AND RESTLESS casts Gloria's ex and Michael's dad, Lowell, I got to thinking about where some of the show's other soon-to-be unemployed actors might best be utilized around daytime.
By Janet Di Lauro Posted: Jun 23, 2008
With all the talk about Michael's father Lowell on YOUNG AND RESTLESS of late, it looks like the show might be looking to cast Gloria's drunken, hippy ex in the not-too-distant future.