Not much of our girl today. She’s been missing in action since the 25th of April and this is all we get? I’m going to state again why bring her back to play a character who the writers clearly have no interest is developing beyond just hanging around at Charlie’s and chasing after Julian (William deVry)? The one thing we know now is that I’ve added a new project of Tamara’s to the sidebar. Apparently she’s been off filming a pilot for a new series either for television or streaming a la Netflix. The series is THROTTLE and Tamara’s character’s name is Kate Smith. So far she’s filmed one episode and the pilot is scheduled to air/stream in 2019. I’m going to keep an eye on this title for any new news on it or whether it will go to series. Here’s hoping it does as Tamara looks like she’s a main character. Quite frankly I’d rather see her in a series rather than being wasted on this show. Sorry for being the Debbie Downer but it’s been so frustrating to see her largely play crowd scenes in other people’s stories considering as Carly, Ava, Reese and even Taylor she was driving her own stories. It just seems to me Frank Valentini and the writers wanted her back for her fans eyes, rather than giving her fans what we want.
Category: All My Children
Sorry for how late in the day these are, but I had some tweaking of the media section and some of the video files I had to do.
The latest edition of Soap Opera Digest has a retrospective of the history of LGBTQ in soap operas. The significant mention from ALL MY CHILDREN is Eden Riegel as being one of the first lesbians in daytime. She was very significant due to her being the daughter of none other than Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). In the pictorial it mentions the first lesbian wedding in daytime. Of course the other half of that was our own Tamara Braun as Reese Williams. There’s no text link to the press section since the article indirectly mentions Tamara.
There’s not much in the history of soaps that is worth celebrating, however, today is one of the most monumental moments in soap opera history. On this day nine years ago ALL MY CHILDREN reached an unheard of peak with the first LGBTQ wedding. With the first real “out” character of Bianca Montgomery played by the beautiful Eden Riegel, soap scribe and ALL MY CHILDREN creator Agnes Nixon created for her one of the most controversial soap heroines. It became difficult to tell Bianca’s story without really allowing her the same moments in the story as her fellow characters did in terms of getting married and settling down to have a real family. It wasn’t until 2008 when the show brought on Tamara fresh off of her role as Ava Vitali on DAYS OF OUR LIVES to play the character of architect Reese Williams who would sweep Binx off her feet and make an honest woman out of her. The nuptials of these two characters made for one of the most history making moments in television history with finally acknowledging the relevance of same-sex couples in a medium that only acknowledged the classic heterosexual unions. I choose to forget what came after since it was sacriledge what was done to Reese and Bianca. Instead I choose to focus in on the incredible moments in television. So here’s to Tamara Braun and Eden Riegel. Thank you for braving to bring us something that is of historic value, showing it is not wrong to love someone who is of your own sex. In fact it’s, well…. normal. What a wonderful moment to remember. Thank you Tamara and thank you Eden.
I’ve been busy adding the most recent articles to the Press Section. To see those please feel free to click on the link below to go to the press section and check the header for the most recent additions.
I’m calling out to all of Tamara’s fans who have clips of her soap roles. I’ve set up a video site for Tamara’s work. I’m going to be adding her soap opera work very slowly due to the sheer volume of work she contributed to GENERAL HOSPITAL, ALL MY CHILDREN and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I have all of her time on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Ava Vitali from both 2008 and her return 2015/2016. What I have most of her work from ALL MY CHILDREN as Reese Williams, however, I don’t have her final two months. As for Taylor Walker from her DAYS OF OUR LIVES stint from 2011, I don’t have most of her final three months. And for Carly Corinthos on GENERAL HOSPITAL, pretty much all of her time from 2001-2005. While I have her time as Carly on a long running DVD format, I don’t have her individual airdates. So I’m calling out to her fans for those resources if you have them. I’ll include what I need below in terms of specific dates.
- GENERAL HOSPITAL as Carly Corinthos – 06 May 2001 – 15 April 2005
- ALL MY CHILDREN as Reese Williams – March 24 & 27 2009 / April 06, 14, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 2009
- DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Taylor Walker – July 28 2011 / August 02, 04, 05, 10, 11, 12, 15. 16, 22, 23, 25, 26 2011 / September 01,12, 15, 2011
If you have any of these dates please reply to this post in the comment section by clicking on the post title. We’ll then arrange how you can send me whatever you have. Thanks in advance.