Deep Soap: Ex-Cons Take Over ‘One Life To Live’

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/One-Life-to-Live/97348/2183290979/Tue%2C-Jan-3%2C-2012/embed?skipTo=166 580 476] Llan(d)view of  Psychos The great Statesville prison break of 2012 is an awesome way to kick off the final nine episodes of “One Life To Live.” Only nine more episodes? Gosh, that’s got to be a mistake. How can a tense umbrella suspense storyline kick off as the show is winding […]

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One Lousy Week For ‘One Life To Live’

Susan Haskell Leaving “One Life To Live” Two years ago, Susan Haskell won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actress for her performance as Marty Saybrooke on “One Life to Live.” Now, according to We Love Soaps, her character is being written off the show. I have mixed feelings about this departure. On one hand, […]

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Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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‘One Life To Live’s Heroines Fall From Grace

Tarnished Halos Sometimes a little moral ambiguity can go a long way towards making a character interesting.  ‘One Life To Live’s’ Inez (Jessica Leccia) makes my fast forward finger itchy. She was a bland damsel in distress, with financial problems and a jerk of an ex-husband.  She has three annoying sons, amazing Miscrosoft Office skills […]

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‘All My Children’ Loses Another Leading Man

Thorsten Kaye Bids Farewell to Pine Valley One of ‘All My Children’s‘ biggest stars,  Thorsten Kaye, will be departing the show for the second time. According to Soap Opera Digest, his character, Zach, will be presumed dead after a plane crash. Yes, AMC is resorting to the old “no body was found,” trick.   Seeing Zach […]

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Deep Soap: Why Is ABC Daytime Airing Reruns?

Welcome to Budget Wednesday Today, ABC is going where daytime has never gone before: reruns. This is the first of its scheduled non-holiday repeats, though the Brendapalooza in August was clearly a dry run for the concept.  Budget cuts have forced the network to scale back the number of original episodes. Rumor has each show […]

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