Megan and Wendy have eagerly been awaiting this week’s Hallmark Channel movie A Little Daytime Drama. Listen in as they rate and review this brand new movie from the Summer Nights line up. A Little Daytime Drama stars Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey plus features the amazing, Daytime Emmy Award winner, Linda Dano, in her first Hallmark Channel movie.
Look for our bonus podcast episode to drop on Thursday, August 26th.
What do you think of the Summer Nights line up? We really enjoyed Love, For Real and The 27-Hour Day. We both sort of hated Sealed with a Kiss: Wedding March 6.
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News and Notes
- A Little Daytime Drama was originally titled Love in the Afternoon.
- This Hallmark Channel movie was filmed in Canada, including Vancouver and The Bridge Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia.
- Filming wrapped on July 10, 2021 but director Heather Hawthorn-Doyle shared on Instagram that she was still editing the movie one week prior to its debut date.
- Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey have both worked in daytime television.
- This is Linda Dano’s debut on the Hallmark Channel. She has previously appeared in a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries movie.
- Ryan Paevey and Jen Lilley last worked together on 2017’s Harvest Love.
- Cameron Bancroft – Beverly Hills, 90210 fans know him as Joe Bradley, CU quarterback with the heart problem and Donna’s boyfriend – plays Gregory James. Took Wendy about midway through movie to recognize him!
What is A Little Daytime Drama About?
From Hallmark: In order to save her daytime soap drama from cancellation, head writer Maggie must convince Darin, fan favorite actor and real-life ex-boyfriend, to return to the show.
- Jen Lilley (Maggie)
- Ryan Paevey (Darin)
- Linda Dano (Alice)
What Does SORAS stand for?
Did you catch the scene where Darin comments on the new age of his co-star? Soaps are notorious for age progression. SORAS stands for “soap opera rapid aging syndrome.” Says here, SORAS was coined by Soap Opera Weekly founding editor-in-chief Mimi Torchin.