Monthly Archives: February 2014

Counting Cars proves soaps are in the eye of the beholder

What has a cable show on the history channel, a reality series called “Counting Cars” got to do with soap opera? I watch this show with my bed-bound husband and I have come to enjoy it very much.

Mainly because of the owner of “Counts Kustoms” a cool, rock and rollin, horror buff who is as buff as they come.

“ Danny Koker is the creative force behind each project. Danny is a self-taught mechanic who grew up in Cleveland and Detroit and whose family worked for Ford. He’s been successfully running his business for over 15 years and is a car- and bike-buying machine. Danny is so obsessed with hunting for, buying and flipping American muscle cars and motorcycles that when he sees a vehicle he loves, he’ll do whatever it takes to get it.”

I happen to see soap oper’s in every show I watch, every aspect of life and so when I watch this show, with big burly he menwho are softees inside and who will do anything to make their customers happy, especially those with a real story behind the work they need done, then I see a true soap story unfolding.

Like when a man came to them with a Blazer that neede to be overhauled, because he had promised it to his nephew when he turned sixteen, but his nephew was killed on a bike accident at age fifteen. This man so misses his nephew he feels an obligation to have the car fixed a s a tribute to his lost nephew. The job that Danny and Scott and Horny Mike, Rollie and Kevin do on this Blazer is amazing and brings tears to the eyes of the uncle who will take the car out and think of the nephew he loved so much. The engraved picture of his nephew on the left side of the back window, where he can see it when he drives was so touching it brought tears to everyone’s eyes. True soap opera to me.

Then their was the son whose mom loved mptorcycles and he wanted a cycle that would be a tribute to his mom. The end result was outrageous and the hand tooled seat with his mom’s name was beautiful to see. the son cried openly as did we all.

This show is worth watching, for these stories and all of the beautiful work done on cars and motorcycles. Also Danny has a rock band he sings in and you may get a chance to see the coolest guy on TV rockin out.

Counting Cars can be seen Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. on the History Channel.Image


Beacon Hill a new web series premieres March 5th


February 22, 2014

Beacon Hill a new online web series by multi-talented the Executive Producer, Crystal Chappell is coming on March 5th and streams here.

This new series is politically based, but full of intrigue, scandal, love, hate and back stabbing, among other things equally enticing.

The plot: “When Senior Massachusetts Senator William Preston suffers a stroke, his rebellious granddaughter Sara is called home to Boston. Once there, Sara finds that her ailing grandfather has a new wife barely older than herself, that her mother Claire is still hiding in her room with her favorite bottle, and that her brother Eric is playing nursemaid in between board meetings.
Sara also discovers that her ex, State Representative Katherine Wesley, is being mentioned as a possible Senatorial candidate in a cat-and-mouse game controlled by Sara’s grandfather.
When former lovers Sara Preston and Katherine Wesley reconnect after six years apart, it seems unlikely that they’ll ever be able to put their past behind them. And with the political turmoil, family intrusions and the press interfering, it may be downright impossible.”

The cast is chock full of incredible talent and everyone will be happy to see them back. Sarah Brown (ex-Claudia, GH; ex-Agnes, B&B) Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC), and Crystal Chappell (Dani, B&B; Olivia, GL) Scott Bryce (Craig, ATWT), Ricky Paull Goldin (Jesse, B&B; Gus, GL), Louise Sorel (ex-Vivian, DAYS), Tina Sloan (Lillian, GL), John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex, OLTL), Jessica Morris (Jen, OLTL), and Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL). Tell me who could ask for more? Find the characters and their backgrounds here.

I do not need to tell you that this new series is going to be a huge hit and everyone involved are pure pros who will make this a true soap worth watching each week.

Dallas season 3 sexy triangle promo

One week from tonight the season three premiere of Dallas, will air on TNT on Monday night, February 24th at 9 p.m./est

TNT has released a new promo teaser with the sexy love triangle John-Ross (Josh Henderson) the love interest of Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) and Emma Brown(Emma Bell) Who will come out on top in this sexy and deceitful triangle?

Josh , Julie. and Emma give their take on the triangle with clips in the promo. Josh’s prospective of the two affairs, with the character of Emma: “She’s falling for me (John-Ross) and at the end of the day, I see it as something I have to do to get what I need!”

John-Ross’ and Pamela, he says ,”Initially, the marriage was a move by my character. I cared about her, but the marriage was a big business move for me. Now, it’s kind of getting past that and you know that John-Ross truly loves Pamela and she truly loves him.”

John Ross on winning “I’ll do anything I have to to achieve that!”

Season three of Dallas should be a mixture of sex, betrayal, intrigue, family and love Ewing style

Young and the Restless ‘Cassie’ and Victor’s secret revealed

The Young and the Restless surprised everyone with Friday’s cliffhanger. Ghost Cassie is actually a doppleganger of Cassie Newman. What? Sharon (Sharon Case) is not going crazy when she sees Cassie and it is all another dirty trick of none other than Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) !

TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke to actress Camryn Grimes (Ghost Cassie/Cassie Newman lookalike) about the nasty secret she shares with Victor.

Camryn explaining who Ghost Cassie truly is: “You’re not going to find out exactly who she is for quite a while – but it’s pretty out there. She’s a very ballsy character. You’ll be surprised at the nature of her relationship with Victor. He doesn’t want his son, Nick (Joshua Morrow), reuniting with Sharon, so Victor is working with Fake Cassie to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

Camryn on just how she and Victor are working together: “They find out Sharon has an explosive secret — one Victor can really use. They don’t know what the secret is, but they know it must be something pretty big.”

Also watch the video for Monday’s Y&R where te cliffhanger left off on Friday

Share memories with a video celebrating General Hospital’s 13,000th show

On February 24th General Hospital will celebrate it’s 13,000th episode. A great accomplishment for a soap that not long ago was almost canceled.

As a tribute to this milestone ABC has made a video heralding the memories made during it’s 50 years on the air. The video contains interviews with current cast members: , Maurice Benard, Tyler Christopher, Rebecca Herbst, Kathleen Gati and Ryan Paevey, Emme Rylan, Sean Blakemore, EP Frank Valentini.

Enjoy the video, the memories and the laughs with some of the cast.

General Hospital can be seen weekdays on ABC at 2 p.m.

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Days of our Lives Father Matt, Ralph Waite dies at age 85


Ralph Waite was an American actor best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on the 1970s CBS TV series The Waltons, which he also occasionally directed.

Born on June 22, 1928 in White Plains New York,he died February 13, 2014 (aged 85) in his home in Palm Desert, California. he was survived by his wifeLinda East (1982–2014) and 3 children.

He spent his years from 1965–2014 acting and after many years performing on Broadway he was called out to Hollywood in 1971 to work on “The Waltons,” about a rural Virginia family struggling through the Great Depression. He appeared on the Waltons through 1981.

In 2009 he came to Days Of Our Lives to play Father Matt which he played until his death this week. He also appeared on All My Children in 2001. His characters name was Bart.

Mr.Waite was about 40 years sober at the time of his death — was an alcoholic when he first began shooting “The Waltons.” He said it didn’t take long for him to realize he was living a life completely different to the role of the hardworking, reliable father he was playing on TV.

“I was a caring, responsible father to all of these kids,” he said. “But I was drinking the night before and being a drunk on the side. I found a way to get sober. “Hollywood changed my life,” he said. “It turned me into a human being.”

Ralph Waite was an amazing actor and an inspiration to many, who could hit you right in the heart with his varied performances. Soap fans will always remember him as the soft spoken, kind and understanding Father Matt, His presence will be missed