Indie Series of the Week Poll (April 13-19, 2014)

Beacon Hill was voted favorite web series in our indie poll last week. But which show was your favorite this week? Check out links to the latest episodes below, and vote for your favorites in the "Indie Series of the Week" poll.

You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple. Voting ends Tuesday, April 22 at 12 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day).

Web series that aired one or more new episodes from April 6-12, 2014 are eligible. If an indie series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in your choice.

Watch this week's indie series below:
- Ave 43 Chapter 67
- Beacon Hill Episode 9
- The Casuals Episodes 6 & 7
- Living With Uncle Charlie Episode 2
- Montreal Boys: Some Strings Attached Episode 3
- Starting From Now Episode 6
- Submissions Only Season 3 Episode 4
- Two Housemates Episode 1 "I'm Busy, Always Busy" (series premiere)
- Vicky & Lysander Season 2 Episode 10
- We Are Angels Episodes 5, 6, 7 & 8
- Winners Episodes 5 "The Lesson"
- YouStar: Road To Fame Episode 9 The Finale Part 1 "Everything I wanted..."

- 5th Annual Indie Series Awards: Complete List of Winners

Lifetime Movie 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' Premieres Tonight, Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames, Anika Noni Rose, Tichina Arnold, Kimberly Elise and Mekhi Phifer

A Day Late and a Dollar Short premieres Saturday, April 19.
Photo Credit: Rafy
Lifetime Original Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short premieres Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple, The View) and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible) headline the cast.

Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan, A Day Late and A Dollar Short is the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and downs. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer (Dawn of the Dead), Kimberly Elise (Hit the Floor, Diary of a Mad Black Woman), Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) and Tichina Arnold (Ryan's Hope, All My Children).

SPOTLIGHT: 'Days of our Lives' Memorable Musical Montages

I an a romantic. I admit it. I want to watch a couple fall in love slowly and and sit on the edge of my seat as I wait for "the moment." Do you remember the days when your favorite couple fought so hard to be together? And then, when they were finally united, they received their own special song? This signified that they had "made it." Or when they were torn apart, they would remember the good times shared, and the beautiful song would play in the background of a flashback sequence. Do you miss that? I do!

I miss hearing the latest pop songs on the soaps and how much many of them added to the shows in the '80s and early '90s, before the show couldn't afford to pay for them anymore. Music added so much to the moment.

Today, I want to highlight Days of Our Lives, which was known as the show for supercouples and romance. Below are some of my favorite musical montages from the past, including John (then thought to be Roman) and Marlena, Bo and Hope, Kim and Shane, and Steve and Kayla. I would love to hear what you think about the use of music in daytime soaps.

Today in Soap Opera History (April 19)

1983: AMC's Verla Grubbs told Phoebe about her father.
1985: Todd arrived in Salem.  1990: Bo Brady returned to DAYS.
1991: AW's Kathleen unintentionally interrupted Cass &
Frankie's wedding.
"There is no present or future, only the past happening over and over again - now."
- Eugene O'Neill

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: On Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) spoke to the portrait of Josette, declaring that he has come home to stay.

"Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found"

In a memoir titled "Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found," Julie Mannix von Zerneck (Wendy Porter, The Secret Storm; April Morrison, The Best of Everything; Heather Turner, General Hospital) and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Julie is the mother of actress Danielle von Zerneck, who starred on GH in the early 1980s as Lou Swenson. Hatfield was a fan of the soap and had no idea she was watching an actress that was actually her sister.

A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospital. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption.
A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale—but we all know how fairy tales go.

This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope--because anything is possible.

Watch the fascinating trailer for the book below:

'General Hospital' Spoilers (April 21-25, 2014): One Night Changes Lives Forever and the Unthinkable Happens at AJ's Funeral

The unthinkable happens at AJ’s funeral.  Photo Credit: ABC
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of April 21st.


Monday, April 21
Upset over A.J.'s death, Michael (Chad Duell) seeks comfort from Sonny (Maurice Benard); Luke (Anthony Geary) is confronted by Spencer (Nicholas Bechtel); Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) shows up at Emma's (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) recital, throwing Patrick (Jason Thompson) off guard.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (April 21-25, 2014): Liam's Obsession Takes an Ugly Turn

Liam's (Mark Collier) obsession takes an ugly turn. Photo Credit: NBC
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of April 21st.


Monday, April 21
A photo of E.J. (James Scott) and Abigail (Kate Mansi) causes chaos at the DiMera mansion; Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) discuss the DiMeras.

This is a special episode, focused on EJ (James Scott) and Sami (Alison Sweeney), and her reaction to learning the truth about his affair with Abigail.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (April 21-25, 2014): Nick Learns The Truth About "Cassie"

Cassie (Camryn Grimes) tells Nick that Victor was responsible for her
tormenting Sharon.  Photo Credit: CBS
Check out day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of April 21st.


Monday, April 21
Nick (Joshua Morrow) confronts the Cassie (Camryn Grimes) imposter; tensions increase between Ashley (Eileen Davidson), Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Stitch (Sean Carrigan).

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