Biography – Lori C.

Lori

Hi! My name is Lori, and I’m currently writing the B&B Short Recaps, the Best Lines for B&B and GH, and proofreading/editing the GH transcripts.

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of soap operas! I guess you’d say my mom got me started at a very young age, in the early 1970s when she tuned in to Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. As I got older, I spent my summers enjoying the CBS morning lineup of Search for Tomorrow and Young and the Restless and then switching over in the afternoon to ABC with One Life to Live, The Edge of Night, and General Hospital; I’ve been watching B&B since it debuted in 1986.  Unfortunately, when I was in elementary school and junior high, we didn’t have a way to record our shows like we do now, so I would catch up reading the previous week’s summaries in magazines like Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly or TV Guide. Here’s a fun fact: I was such a huge fan of GH during its heyday in the early 80s that I decided to write a storyline, complete with dialogue, and send it to Gloria Monty, the producer behind the Luke & Laura phenomenon. To this day, it is the most cherished rejection letter I’ve ever received, and I still believe that Louisa (“Lou”) Swenson was loosely based on a character I created. LOL!

I’m originally from the West Coast. After a stint in the Army, I lived in the Midwest for 16 years and then moved to South Carolina in 2006, where I currently live with my husband of 25+ years and our three cats Jasper, Mia, and Maddie. I have a grown daughter, who still lives in the Midwest with her husband and my only grandchild. In my free time, I enjoy watching HGTV, reading biographies, crafting, gardening, photography, and traveling to the beach, where I love to collect seashells and observe the shorebirds.

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Welcome, new volunteer/contributor for the TV MegaSite!  This probably seems like a lot to read, but it gives you a lot of information and shows how I feel about the site and you.  So please read it, and share any thoughts and concerns you have! Thanks!

HISTORY — Misc. Facts

The TV MegaSite used to be part of my personal site at http://suzann.com The site got too big and used too much bandwidth (got too popular), so my ISP at the time asked me to cut it down.  Instead, I took the TV part and made it a separate site.  I joined with Amanda D., who had a great Y&R site, and we built up the site to include all of the daytime TV shows and much more.  Eventually we looked for volunteers and added daily summaries and transcripts for the soaps and many links for all the shows.

We also have a few other sites that are not directly under the that domain (you can find them on our old Site Map).

We had to move the site many times in order to find a good home for it.  Because of how large the site is, and how many hits we get now, it is hard to find a cheap or free place to host it.  We finally have found a good host that we can afford and that has worked out very well for us.

Back when the dot.com’s were making lots of money, I thought perhaps that we could get some advertising for our site and make some money, at least enough to pay the volunteers.  Unfortunately, by the time we got enough hits on the site to make it worth it for advertisers, the dot.com’s were going downhill and Web advertising dollars were virtually gone.  Add to that the fact that none of us really knows anything about advertising and marketing, particularly on the internet, and things just didn’t go well in that regard.  We made a few bucks off affiliate programs, but for most years what I got barely paid for the Christmas presents and cards that I buy for the volunteers every year.  So we know this has to be a labor of love! 🙂  What we get now in advertising pays for most hosting costs and other expenses. Anything left goes toward volunteers’ holiday gifts.

Because of the nature of volunteerism, we have a rather high turnover of volunteers.  Fortunately, there always seem to be more that come in and take up the slack for the ones who leave.  We get new volunteers all of the time. Occasionally I post for new help on other people’s forums and boards, but I don’t have too much time to do that.

Our volunteers are listed on the credits page as well as on other places in our site.  We have volunteers of all ages, races, backgrounds, genders, sexual orientation, and nationalities.

Although this site is a “fan site”, it is a business as well. It is a corporation, mostly for tax and legal reasons. There is no budget and no one draws a salary.

THIS AND THAT

Besides whatever work you have volunteered to do, you are REQUIRED to go to our volunteers forum at least once a month to read the posts in the “Announcements/Reminders” topic. It’s at http://forums.delphiforums.com/tvmeg/ It is by invitation only, so if you have not received an invitation from me in a week from now, please email to remind me.  This is for our volunteers only and not anyone else. I used to send announcements  (about important things to do with the site) out in email, but this is easier and doesn’t rely on my having to make sure everyone’s email is working.  Delphiforums.com is free; they just require you to register (if they ask personal info you don’t like, put in fake info).  This is not optional!  If you post on the forum and introduce yourself, and chat with others about the site, that’s great!!  But that part’s not required.  It really doesn’t take any more time to do this every month than reading an email from me.

Besides our credits pages, we have bio pages for the volunteers, with their pictures.  We need you to send us your bio and a picture to put up as soon as possible.  Your bio is just a paragraph or two about yourself; you can talk about your personal life, your hobbies, your favorite TV shows, etc.  It’s up to you.  You can click on the link to read other people’s bios, to get an idea of what to write.  We can work with you to help you get a picture, if you don’t already have one.

If you want a business card for the site with your name and other info, let me know..  We get them from dcp-print.comHere is an example of what the current card looks like.  At the current time, we do not pay for cards for  volunteers. Note that any volunteer who will be attending an event where they can take photos of celebrities will get cards or letters if they need them to obtain press access. The cards cost about $50. They cost more if you want it glossy, rounded corners etc.

We mostly use WordPress now for our site, so it’s helpful if you can learn that.  Our older site uses Microsoft Frontpage or Expression web.  These are harder programs to use.

If you find you want to change jobs or add more responsibilities, let me know!  I am not always good at remembering what everyone can do.  And you can always send me a message on Facebook, or even phone me if you prefer.

We always can use more content, so if you get an idea for an article, a list, a puzzle or game, or anything, please let me know!  We can always use more people to help with soaps updates, scoops, rumors, and predictions, too.

I urge you to look around the site and really get to know both tvmegasite.net and TVMEG.COM. The sites are really huge and have tons of content.

I am always open to new ideas and designs!  I may not always be able to implement them or do them right away, but I appreciate anyone’s opinion, expertise, and viewpoint.

If you are going to be using Frontpage for the site, please configure your version so that it is compatible with both Internet Explorer and Netscape, versions 4.0 and above. (If you don’t know how to do that, ask me and I will send you details)  This site should be completely visible in both of those browsers.

All of our volunteers fill out the questionnaire on this page.  It is just so that I can keep track of everyone and only I see the answers.  Feel free to leave out anything you feel is too personal.  I need to know your name and email address, at least.  If you want to get a present during the winter holidays, we generally need your mailing address.

If you are going to be a soap update (summary) writer, please read this; it’s what I usually tell our new writers:  We like detailed summaries, not just short recaps.  Don’t ever worry that you are writing too much because that’s usually not a problem.  People come here to find out what happened on their soaps, not just the bare essentials.  You can find good examples and other info on this page. You will be putting them up through a form on the Web. As soon  as you let me know you are going to do this, then we will give you the details about that…  They need to be in as soon as possible after the show airs. The sooner the better because the earlier they get in, the more people who will come to our page to read them. The very latest we will accept is midnight central time. We are not strict if you have an emergency or can’t do them, but we do ask that you let us know if you can’t do them or if it will be later than that.

ABOUT WORKING

First let me say I am VERY GRATEFUL that you chose to work for our site and to donate your time and effort.  This site would be nothing without the volunteers and the visitors.

I consider this site not only “my site” but “our site”.  Sure, I pay to host it, I built much of it, and it is “my baby” 🙂 But I could not run it without the help of all the people.  It is just too big now.  I place the site and how I think it should be run over anyone or just about anything else.  What’s most important to me is “what’s good for the site”, and that means more than my own ego or gratification, or yours.

Brenda is our Editor-in-Chief; she is the person that you can ask questions or send things to if you’re having problems posting.  Please make sure that her  and my email addresses are in your address book, so you can receive her messages.  Make sure to always reply to her or my emails so we know you are reading them and not ignoring us! You can email me for her address.

The internet is a difficult place for communication. I cannot see you or meet you in any real way.  I don’t know what you look like, who you are, what your life experiences are, or in many cases, why you choose to work for my/our site.  You don’t know any of that about me, either.  That is both a good and bad thing.  When we communicate, it must be through email or IM, neither of which is great for real communication.  Sometimes people misunderstand things or say things the wrong way, and that can lead to problems.

Please know that I always say what I mean, but that doesn’t mean that you always will know what I mean. 🙂  Try to take what I say at face value and not get offended.  I will do the same to you.  I usually assume that people say what they mean and that they are nice, pleasant people, and I’m not disappointed too often.  I prefer that if you have a problem/question/concern that you ask me directly and we can work it out.  If I have said something to offend you or put you off in some way, chances are I didn’t know it and I wasn’t trying to do that.  You need to tell me, if you think it is that important, and especially if it means you want to stop being a volunteer or you are somehow disgruntled.  I’m not like your real boss; I won’t fire you (well, hardly ever) because I really really need you and I can’t afford to pay you or anyone else like you!  I won’t ever yell at you, curse you, call you names, or get upset with you for quitting or making mistakes.

Please think of me as the director of the site, rather than the boss, but I do have to give instructions on how things should be done.  When I make suggestions or tell you that I think something needs to be changed, it is because I have a certain standard for the site and what I want it to be like, and I want your work to fit into that.  If you don’t like what I’m saying, you are very free to let me know that and then we can take it from there.  I just ask you that you try not to get upset or angry, or take it personally, and that you be upfront with me.

I know that a volunteer worker is not the same as a paid worker. You don’t have the same expectations, and neither do I.  I can’t ask you to donate more time than you are able/willing to give.  However, I do expect you to take it seriously.  That is, if you commit to doing something, in a certain way, in a certain time, I expect you to follow through on that commitment.  I know that life can interfere with these things, and that’s fine for the occasional mishap when your computer needs repair, you have a family emergency, you have to take on a second job, etc.  Please let me know that, though; I’m not psychic.  In other words, I need to be able to depend on you and you need to be reliable, as much as possible.  Mostly I need you to communicate with me, especially if you can’t do the job you promised to do.

For instance, if you are a soap opera summary writer, I expect you to upload the summaries in a timely fashion (as early as you can, and no later than midnight) and to let me know if you can’t do it, or if it has to be late.  If you are constantly unreliable, or late, I may be looking for someone to replace you. More importantly, you are hurting the site and not living up to your word.

If you agree to keep something updated on my site, and you don’t do that, I need to know why.  And if you change your mind about volunteering and decide to quit, please let me know.    Otherwise, I have to sit around, wondering whether I will hear back from you and whether you will email me, and keep emailing you until I give up.  Believe me, a lot of people do this to me, and though I’m used to it now, I still think it’s rude…I would never do that to you!

If you are writing something for the site, I expect you to run spellcheck on your contribution first, and then proofread it for typos, punctuation errors, grammar, and any spelling problems that spellcheck may have missed. Again, I understand that no one is perfect, and if you have a problem with spelling (or whatever) or you can’t use spellcheck, please let me know and we can work something out.  We don’t have proofreaders any more, so it’s best if you do your own proofreading.

Any content given to or written for this site is the property of the site.  That is, if you write an article, poem, fanfic, etc. for The TV MegaSite, or any part of The TV MegaSite, it stays part of The TV MegaSite, whether you still continue to work for The TV MegaSite or not. This is also true of TVMEG.COM

Most of the volunteers on this site have been great and do wonderful work, thank goodness!  Occasionally we get some prima donnas who don’t like to be given instruction or who think that they know the best way to run a website.  That type of attitude is not useful or constructive.

So, please, feel free to share with me any concerns, problems, etc. but please don’t get overly upset or quit without telling me.  NO website is more important than our real lives or our human interaction. We just ask for simple courtesy from you.

I try to thank everyone who contributes work to the site and I try to always let you know how valued you are.  But just like you, sometimes real life interferes with what I do, too, and so I may not always tell you how much I value your work.  I’m very busy, as I know you probably are, too.  There are many helpful people who have contributed to the site and I value every person who has worked on it.

And if you ever need to get a job recommendation from me, just ask, and feel free to put us on your resume.  This is a job, whether you get paid for it or not. I hope it’s fun, too!

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Shawn D.




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My name is Shawn

I am a volunteer writer for The TVMEGASITE. I love all soap operas. I like the style of writing where a cliffhanger is always around the corner. I love to write and would like to become a writer one day. It is of course one of my MANY goals but definitely on the top. I also edit fan videos for YouTube; I have been doing that for quite awhile as well. That is about it; I lead a very simple life but I have big aspirations that I hope to achieve.

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Biography – Joseph M.

Joseph M.




My name is Joseph, and I was born on February 14, 1991. I have lived in Texas all of my life, and I have two older brothers. I graduated from Richland High School in 2009. I am a huge fan of pro wrestling, having watched it since I was born, and I also love all sorts of music. I’ve enjoy watching most of the main soaps on TV (AMC, OLTL, Days, GH, and some Y&R) as well as a few other television shows and have written All My Children updates here since November 2010. Now I write Days of Our Lives Updates. I’m glad I am able to help contribute to The TV MegaSite!

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Biography – Zina W.

Zina W.




Zina W.

Zina Wyman has spent the past 30 years living in San Diego, California. Originally from Boston, she is a born and bred Red Sox fan. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2001 – receiving a BA in History, and a paralegal certificate. Since 2001, she has worked for the indigent through legal non-profit organizations, in defense of civil rights. She is an avid photographer, having been taking photographs at San Diego Comic-con since 1999. Her favorite, taken quite by chance, and not very good, is of the late great Ray Bradbury. She also has worked as a photographer for corporate events. She loves to travel, and take photographs wherever she goes. If it were possible, she would live in Venice, Italy. When she’s not working hard in civil rights defense, she lives in a cottage surrounded by trees, with her husband, 2 cats and an old dog.

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Biography – Thane P.

Thane P.




Thane P.

I create, maintain, host and program websites for myself and also host sites for other people. I used to create sites and software professionally for clients, but I am finding working on my own sites more rewarding. I know many programming languages such as PHP and HTML. I also know some functions of batch which I use to automate tasks. I am the primary contributor to peoplewithdisabilities.com

I collect episodes of TV programs I watch, and some I don’t watch. My favourite prime time shows are House and Boston Legal. My other favourite ended series are Norm, Becker, Still Standing, Blackadder and Frasier. I like most types of music including old (Kenny Rogers) punk/rock (Simple Plan, Linkin Park) and sometimes listen to classical (Mozart, Beethoven) while I work on sites.

Thane no longer works regularly for our site but sometimes still helps us out with scripts and articles. We’re grateful for his past help!

Please visit his website at http://thanepullan.com!

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Biography – Nikky D.

Nikky D.




Nikky D.

Nikky lives in Reading, PA. She currently works in the low-income department for the electric company. She loves TV, music, and attending soap events.

She joined the TV MegaSite in either January or February of 2003. She hosts our PC forum for us. She has also been known to help out with updates as a backup writer from time to time.

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Biography – Michele and Cheryl J.

Michele and Cheryl J.




Michele and Cheryl J.

Our names are Michele and Cheryl. We are twins sisters who work on the TV MegaSite. We’re from Newark, New Jersey. We’ve lived in New Jersey for the bulk of our lives. We’ve worked on the MegaSite for two years. We started out writing opinions for the MegaSite’s Passions page and then we became the managers of the page. We write opinions columns, winners and losers, countdown, nitpicks/flubs, moments, and lines of the week. We also write predictions, poems, and we put up quizzes. We gather news and scoops for the NBC newsletter, and we host the Days and Passions message board.

In our spare time, we like to listen to music, write, read, watch movies, use the computer, and shop. We love to watch Days and Passions. We have been watching Days for almost 15 years and we’ve been watching Passions since it debuted. We also write other columns for both shows at other pages. Maybe we should consider being writers on the shows. LOL! Since we enjoy writing about the shows so much, maybe we can become writers one day.

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Biography – Marlene S.

Marlene S.




Marlene S.

I enjoy writing the “Days of Our Lives” opinion articles for this site. I live and grew up in Brooklyn, just like the book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” I did get a chance, when I was in college in my twenties, to live in upstate New York, in Poughkeepsie, for a while. I went to a community college there. I majored in the health care field and continued in that until I received my BS from St. Francis College in Health Care Management. I married on September 16, 1984 and had two children named Benjamin (who is now 27) and Natalie (now 17). They take up a good part of my life. Although I worked previously in the health care field, right now I am an Advertising Sales Rep for a magazine in Brooklyn as well as a Sales Representative in a Real Estate Company. I enjoy both part-time jobs.

In my spare time, I enjoy working out at a local gym, researching medical information on the internet, listening to music, and of course, shopping (as most women of my age do). Every ten years my hobbies change with the passing of time. I also have enjoyed taking courses either online or in an adult education program. I feel that the mind never stops working and has to be challenged. That is why I feel that keeping extremely busy and always wanting to learn new things will challenge my mind.

I also enjoy watching “Days of Our Lives” very much, when I have some spare time. I started watching the show 3 years ago and have not stopped. Some of the problems that the characters face are very similar to the problems and challenges that viewers face. I feel more involved with the show now that I can write these opinion articles about it. The most important feature that I have is that I enjoy talking to and working with people. I’m a people person and that gives me a sense of fulfillment.

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Biography – Krista C.

Krista C.




Krista C.

Krista interviews TV celebrities on the phone for us. She lives in Alabama with her husband. They have no children but they do have a 4-legged furbaby named Luke.

Krista is active in animal rescue and loves all animals, dogs being her favorite. She is a Christian and loves Jesus very much. She is Baptist by denomination.

She also loves music and singing, movies, and of course, TV! She also enjoys a good book and spends a lot of time with friends on the internet.

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Biography – Karl K.

Karl K.




Karl K.

Karl is a 28-year-old that enjoys hiking, exploring, spelunking, kayaking, travelling, and brewing beer. He hosts movie nights at his home theater and prefers sci fi, horror, dystopian future, revenge, and zombie movies.

His favorite television shows are Star Trek, Stargate, and Game of Thrones.

Karl lives in the San Diego area and takes many great photos at San Diego Comic-Con every year.

Just some of Karl’s work on our site:

San Diego Comic-Con Photos

Primetime Articles

Older Primetime Reviews

Older Primetime Articles

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Biography – Jim W.

Jim W.




Jim W.

Jim Wadman is a fan of both fiction and reality. He thinks that literature and like creative arts can elevate and alleviate the human condition, even if they do so by doing nothing more than reminding us that we are human and that others feel like us, that transitory beauty is worth enjoying, or that we have a universe of opportunity for growth and adventure.

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Biography – Jake G.

Jake G.




Jake G.

Jake Glazier is a writer, editor, and contributor to The TV MegaSite. Born in San Diego (but raised in Northern Minnesota), he has returned to San Diego because he does not appreciate the Fargo accents, snowmobile gang rivalries, and arctic winters.

With a background in broadcasting and audio production, Jake has recorded commercials for several car dealerships and casinos. He spends his days eating burritos and his nights producing magical content for SoundCloud under the moniker “Your Text Spoken“. Your Text Spoken is his whimsical audio empire and Jake has been labeled “The Voice of Twitter”. This dude takes funny tweets and converts them into mp3 files. He records the voice-overs in an effort to entertain the masses, take the internet to the next level, and gain employment by Cartoon Network.

Does Jake love television? Damn right he does. You could even say he loves it in a Mega way… TV MegaSite is a nice place for him, and it’s a nice place for you, too. Thanks for stopping by.

Just some of Jake’s work on our site:

San Diego Comic-Con Photos

2018-2019 TV Reviews

Older TV Reviews

2015-2018 Older Primetime Articles

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Biography – Eva D.

Eva D.




 Eva Diaz

Eva has been working for the TV MegaSite since July 2001. She began writing Updates for As The World Turns, All My Children, and sometimes Guiding Light, before they were canceled.  Now she does short recaps and best lines for Y&R. Eva also occasionally does television reviews. Eva enjoys watching General Hospital and Young and the Restless as well as reading mysteries, watching mysteries, listening to music and computing.

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Biography – Danielle L.

Danielle L.




Danielle has been working on the site since May of 2003. She started out on the site doing updates, recaps, and best lines for Days of Our Lives but has since moved on to running the primetime forum

Danielle lives in Maryland. She enjoys cruising, reading, watching television, and playing trivia games. Danielle loves sharing her stories and photos in her new travel blog. She hopes to one day achieve the dream of getting paid to travel by writing for travel publications and media.

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Biography – Christine R.

Christine R.




Hi, I’m Christine, and I wrote updates for “General Hospital.” Now, I’m writing those for “The Young and the Restless.”

I live in upstate NY, and love watching soaps, baseball, reading, skiing, and spending time outdoors with my family and friends. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and am planning on getting an advanced degree in the future.

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Biography – Brenda J.

Brenda J.




Brenda J.

I am happily married with one adult son. When I have time, I enjoy watching the soaps. I was a longtime fan of All My Children and One Life to Live. I still watch General Hospital, and sometimes The Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful.

My other hobbies include:

    • Reading Fantasy and mystery novels
    • Watching sci-fi and Superhero movies
    • Watching Korean dramas
    • Solving and making puzzles
    • Learning languages (Spanish and Korean)

My favorite puzzles to solve are Japanese picture puzzles (Tsunami/Griddlers/Nonograms) and number puzzles (Kakuro & SuDoku). I also enjoy crossword puzzles and cryptograms.

I’m an alumna of Sacramento State University in California, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Digital Media/New Media. I have always been a student. It’s kind of my hobby. I take at least one class per semester, usually just for fun.

I’m happy to be promoted to Editor-in-Chief of this site as of July, 2019. I love running this site for Suzanne, proofreading, and helping everyone out.

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Biography – Anthony L.

Anthony L.




Anthony L.

Hello, my name is Anthony, and I write B&B updates. I am originally from Michigan. I now live in South Carolina. I love to watch TV in general; I can get hooked on pretty much any show when I give it a chance! My favorite shows are Desperate Housewives, Nurse Jackie, Shameless (both UK and US versions), Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, One Life to Live, All My Children, General Hospital, The Young and The Restless, The Bold and The Beautiful. I was a devoted Guiding Light fan for several years while it was still on TV.

I love soap operas in general. I think One Life to Live is probably my favorite show of all as I almost never missed an episode. Other interests of mine are reading, theater, and writing stories!

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Biography – Angelina A.

Angelina A.




Angelina A.

Angelina Angileri (or Angie to all who know me)

As a writer I always find it so easy to write and create content that will inspire; teach and enthrall all who read it, so I was truly frustrated at how difficult it was for me to actually write a Bio about myself!!! So…….here goes……

Born and raised in sunny South Africa where I currently live as a single mother of four gorgeous talented children; Gemma (18yrs; leaving to live and study at the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2016); Olivia (15yrs); Luciano (13yrs and the only boy) and last but not least Isabella (11yrs going on 40 something due to her immense wisdom!). I chose to home school all four of my children due to the fact that talent is not seen as “good enough” unless you are an A+ student! But being wired differently is what makes life interesting and what drives us to succeed.

From a young age I was always enthralled with acting; dancing and entertaining but despite being cast in almost every school play and event that allowed me to be up on stage, I did not end up pursuing a career in the arts; instead I followed the usual normal structure of society. I have tried every job possible but only as a means of making a living and it wasn’t until I decided to quit the corporate world of Financial Planning and start working as a writer that I felt truly fulfilled.

There is something that seems to shift inside when one realizes that 40 is half way to 80!! Right?! This is, when life started looking more like a “Cease the Day” EVERYDAY opportunity to me. Therefore, when I was given the added opportunity to be able to work with Suzanne on The TV MegaSite, it not only intrigued me but also made me feel like it was an opportunity that I DID NOT want to miss out on; so Suzanne, thank you once again for the patience and opportunity to work with you.

No matter how hard life seems there is always something to look forward to regardless of what struggle may need to be overcome first!

Love life and live it to its fullest measure is how I embrace each day with my amazing children.

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Biography – Amanda D.

Amanda D.




Amanda D.

Amanda first started working for the site in 2000 when founder Suzanne split her TV site from Suzann.com and made it The TV MegaSite. Credited as co-founder because of all of her contributions during that time, Amanda has worked for the site off and on through the years, contributing links, photos, HTML work, FrontPage editing, transcripts, and tons of other stuff. A very creative and ambitious person, Amanda has produced many great ideas, including expanding the daytime section of the site with tons of links and adding many more shows. She donated her flourishing site, “Amanda’s Y&R Fan Page”, now the Y&R section, which has grown since then for the better. Amanda currently makes wallpapers for the site. She loves working for the site and is always adding more responsibilities or offering more helpful suggestions.

Amanda lives in Huntsville, Ontario (Canada). She stays close to home because she is epileptic, has social anxiety and takes care of a 4-bedroom house for her dad. Her dad and uncle live with her. Her dad is disabled, so she helps with the housework and general upkeep of the house. It’s a lot of work, but she enjoys it. She also enjoys taking care of her 18-year-old cat, Tigerlily (Tiger for short). Her father and uncle also live in the house with her. She loves watching, taping, and trading soaps and other TV shows; learning new computer software; spending time with her family; and working for The TV MegaSite, where she helps out whenever she can (mostly making wallpapers).

Amanda has a lot of medical issues, such as epilepsy, asthma, and residual schizophrenia.

Lately she’s been making Young & The Restless Wallpaper.

You can email her here.

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Biography – Akpene D.

Akpene D.




Akpene D.

I started proofreading transcripts in January this year. I’m currently working on the Y&R archives, and I’m enjoying catching up on a lot of the stuff that happened a few years ago which I missed. I don’t get as much of a chance to watch the soaps these days, but I try and catch up when I can. My favorites are GH, Days & Y&R. Other favorite TV shows are Lost, House, MI5/Spooks, Moonlight and re-watching classic shows on “Hulu.”

I love reading and I occasionally find myself juggling two or three books at once! I’m always on the lookout for interesting authors and material. I recently got into J. D. Robb’s “In Death” series and I’m having a great time with those. Jane Austen and J. R. R. Tolkien are top favorites of mine.

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Biography Page – Suzanne L.

Suzanne Lanoue – Writer, reviewer, interviewer, and founder




Suzanne Lanoue

Suzanne is Founder and President of The TV MegaSite, Inc. Originally from San Diego, CA; she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts (in the fields of Music, English and History) in 1986 at the Stony Brook University. She started working for Ask Jeeves about ten years later as one of the search engine’s first employees. She started The TV MegaSite while working there and was at Ask Jeeves for almost 5 years before being laid off with 25% of the company in 2000 (with a great severance package).

Watching many hours of TV as a child, reading many plays and books about the stage and screen, and acting in high school drama, led to her lifelong love of and interest in TV and movies, acting, and Hollywood. Working full time on the site for over 20 years has been gratifying and allows her to receive many free DVDs to review for the site and to interview many TV actors, writers, and producers by phone on a frequent basis. She also receives links to TV shows before they air and reviews many new upcoming series.

She also writes regularly for Karaoke Scene Magazine and has published articles for the campus newspaper The Bray,  about.com (now https://www.dotdash.com) SciFiVision and KryptonRadio.

Besides writing and interviewing, she also has managed the site’s other volunteers; sought out appearances, news and spoilers; makes daily daytime soap transcripts; helps with the site’s forums and mailing lists; builds other pages for the site; writes two blogs; posts on our Instragram, Facebook and Twitter feeds; and anything else that’s needed.

As of July, 2019, Suzanne is focusing more on writing for the site and letting Brenda (now Editor-in-Chief) do more managing and editing of the site.

Suzanne is also helping in slowly moving The TV MegaSite’s content to and creating new content at http://tvmeg.com

Suzanne has also been a professional singer in a band and has many interests and hobbies. She currently lives in Magnolia, Arkansas with her husband of 36 years, David, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Southern Arkansas University.  Suzanne just graduated in May, 2020, from SAU with a second B.A., in Mass Communication (Mass Media) in order to improve opportunities for this site. A member of Alpha Chi Honor Society, she graduated with a 3.94 grade average after taking part-time classes for two-and-a-half years.

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A New Year is Coming!

Blog Post #209



sick in bed

I apologize for the lack of updates on our sites this past month… finals, the holidays, traveling, and getting sick really got in the way of everything else. I’m getting back on track now!

Victor and Nikki

Eva has been on vacation, and Cherie has been filling in for her. Cherie is in Canada and gets “The Young & The Restless” a day ahead. She usually just writes Monday’s Y&R update, but she’s been doing them every day. I hope you can check it out! Eva returns Jan. 9th.

some of the Hallmark Christmas movies I saw

I was sick with a cold, that turned into a sinus infection, so I’ve spent a lot of time watching holiday movies that I recorded from Lifetime and Hallmark. I’ve enjoyed them. Some of them are a bit old-fashioned, but at least they did have some of my favorite stars, like Cameron Mathison, Jesse Metcalfe, Adam Mayfield, Amy Acker, Ryan Paevey, Lacey Chabert, Donna Mills, Greg Vaughan, and so many more! I’ve still got a few left that I’m watching. Hey, it’s still the holiday season! My decorations don’t come down until at least January 1st.

Besides holiday movies, I’ve been keeping up with “The Bold & The Beautiful” as usual. I’ve been very disappointed in the show this past year. They did many story things I didn’t agree with, including, writing out most of the Spectras; ignoring all of the past advances they made with the transgender story; bringing in boring characters/actors; breaking up Katie and Wyatt in a flash and then instantly pairing her with Thorne, and he with Sally; and cast changes that make no sense, such as letting Jacob Young go. They’ve ignored Quinn and Eric way too much (the story with Pam was pretty awful, though) as well as Maya’s parents. I don’t think I’m the only viewer who didn’t like these changes, or the only viewer sick of Hope/Liam/Steffy and Ridge/Brooke/Bill.  It seemed the only reason they brought Ingo Rademacher in to play Thorne was so that he and Katie could go up against Bill (dividing Brooke and Ridge), causing momentary problems.  On the plus side, they brought Sally and Donna back, and dumped Emma (or at least her story with Xander), and Ingo is on his way out. I didn’t mind Ingo, just the way they wrote his character. I hope they’re able to have better blance in 2019.

some of my favorite shows

I don’t know about you, but I still have a DVR full of other shows I still need to catch up on… maybe this week, after I watch the holiday movies, I can finally catch up on my favorite superhero and scifi shows. Everything else I usually watch right away, but these I usually record to DVD for a friend, who doesn’t have streaming or cable. So I put off watching them until I can figure out where I left off, get out a DVD etc. Not even to mention all of the Netflix and other streaming shows I want to watch!

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We hope you have a Happy New Year! We plan to do big things this year with our site. More reviews, interviews, news, and more shows to cover!

The Doctor

New shows are already returning for the Spring season.  You won’t want to miss the special “Doctor Who” Christmas episode tonight on BBC America (Or BBC One if you’re in the UK).  “The Orville” returned this weekend for season 2 on FOX. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” returns Tuesday for season 3 on Netflix. “grownish” returns for season 2 on Freeform Wednesday. “The Blacklist” returns for season 6 Thursday on NBC.  Check out all the new and returning shows and movies here!

What are you binge watching or catching up on this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!

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Happy Holidays!





Blog Post #208

Happy Holidays!

Our new site is here at http://tvmeg.com as of this week! Hooray! It may be a wee bit premature, with most of our new content still over on The TV MegaSite, but I’m confident that we’ll be able to move a lot of content over in the next few months. I wanted to make sure that people can find us at our new home because I had new business cards made, and because I sent them out in my Christmas cards to a lot of people! I wanted to make sure that they pointed to the right place.

new card

This week I’ll start moving over the daytime soap pages and updating the content. Hopefully that won’t take too long. Once we get that done, then we’ll no longer have to archive all of the week’s pages and make new ones, which is a big hassle. Brenda will be free to do other great things on the site!  There are only 4 daytime soaps, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. For now, we’ll leave the older shows where they are.

After that, we can start moving over the Primetime show pages. I’m trying to figure out a way to put up our weekly news and schedule here in WordPress that will be both easier for us to write, and easier for you to read.

Besides working on this site, I’m also a part-time student, and finals are next week, so hopefully that won’t make things too difficult.  Christmas often takes up a lot of time because I like to have a lot of decorations, send out a lot of cards, and make a lot of cookies! This year I’ll have help putting up the decorations, at least.

Speaking of holidays, I hope you can spend some time watching holiday movies because there sure are a lot of them on the tube, especially Hallmark, Lifetime, and Freeform.  That’s not even to mention the old favorites and specials that are everywhere. And if you can’t find them on regular TV, I’m sure you can find them on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or somewhere else streaming.  What’s your favorite holiday movie? What’s your favorite holiday TV special or episode?  Let us know in the comments below. My favorite holiday movie is probably “Miracle on 34th Street” (1934) with a young Natalie Wood (you can watch it for free on YouTube!). I also love the musical “Scrooge!” from the 70’s (also free on YouTube!). I always love the specials, too, that I grew up with, like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I’m sure that people who are younger than I am have their own favorites, like “Elf” or “The Santa Claus” or “Christmas Vacation.”  There’s no wrong answer!

I know it’s a little early to talk about the holidays (or maybe it just seems that way to me), but this year it seems like we really need some holiday cheer, with so many terrible things going on in the world. I know I do!

Every year, some of the great TV networks, or the people who make their DVD’s, ask if we’re going to do a “Holiday Guide.” I should have made it back a few months ago, but I finally did get it done. It only took me 3 days! During Thanksgiving! I hope you can check it out if you want to buy any DVD’s for yourself or your family. They make great gifts.

When I made out my holiday cards, that includes the 20 or so I sent out to our volunteers.  We have a great group of people that work on our site, writing fan fiction, recaps, updates, scoops, forum posts and more.  Every year, I send them all holiday cards, along with an Amazon gift card. I can’t afford to pay anyone, even myself, so this is the way I can show that I appreciate them.  I wish I could do more!

Christmas Wish

Maybe one day the site will make enough money to pay us…that’s what I’m hoping, anyway. That’s why I’m taking classes and working to improve the site. This time of year, it’s easy to believe that all our wishes can come true.  I hope yours do, too!

~ Suzanne

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