Double The Soap Wedding, Half The Guests

Double Wedding Interruptus I think the majority of soap weddings should now run a crawl on the bottom of the screen: “Ridiculously small guest list due to budget cuts.”  That would stop me from grumbling about all the characters who should be in attendance but are not.  Plotwise, Natalie (Melissa Archer) and Jessica’s (Bree Williamson) […]

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‘One Life’s Ted King Gets Artsy; Y&R is in a Hurry

Ted King’s Character Gets A First Name Former ‘General Hospital‘ star Ted King will arrive in Llanview on January 21st.  According to TVGuide, he will be playing an artist named Tomas who painted the portrait of Blair that was in Eli’s mysterious lock box.  As eagle eyed fans noticed, the painting was of Blair (Kassie […]

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Soaps Skimp on Halloween Tricks and Treats

Soap Halloween 2010: Like Getting a Box of Raisins in Your Trick or Treat Bag Soaps did not make a big deal about Halloween this year.  The majority of characters did not acknowledge the holiday at all. Too bad.  I love it when shows come up with the perfect costumes that encapsulate characters’ personalities. 2010’s […]

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Deep Soap: Where Are All The New Supercouples?

Last week, ‘All My Children‘ featured beautiful, touching scenes between Angie (Debbi Morgan) and Jesse (Darnell Williams), as he supported her  decision to forgo treatment for a disease that could blind her so that she could carry an unexpected pregnancy to term.  Some of  the dialogue may have been sappy, but the actors sold it.  […]

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Deep Soap: ‘General’ Confusion

Continuity Gaffe of the Day Monday’s episode of ‘General Hospital‘  ended with Jason (Steve Burton) holding a gun on Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Tuesday, both Dante and Jason were MIA, as were all references to the “Francophenia” art show.  Is the show going to pick them up tomorrow like time stood still?  Did all of the […]

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Deep Soap: Actual Love In The Afternoon

Hump Day came on Tuesday this week as daytime suddenly took a turn for the Cinemax.   As a big advocate of tastefully steamy scenes between consenting adults who actually care about each other, I wholeheartedly approve of this day of actual love in the afternoon.  Though I am not sure why it happened on a […]

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Deep Soap: ‘All My Children’ Recasts Bianca

Recast Roulette: AMC Finds Its New Bianca ‘All My Children’ has cast soap newcomer Christina Bennett Lind in the role of Bianca.  Wouldn’t it have been funny if they hired Vail Bloom, who former Bianca Eden Riegel replaced as Heather on ‘The Young & The Restless?’ It would have been a funny story, anyway.  Bloom […]

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Deep Soap: I Question The Taste Level

Blaming the Victim Why can’t any crime victims on ‘General Hospital’ tell the truth?  Weeks after Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) claimed that he shot himself when Sonny was the actual perpetrator, Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) has claimed that Ethan (Nathan Parsons), not her abusive boyfriend Kiefer (Christian Alexander), beat her half to death.   Given that Kristina was […]

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