Y&R’s Newman Family Feud Finally Scores

The Newman Family Feud Finally Scores Is it just me or has the aftermath of “The Young & the Restless’s” Newman family lawsuit storyline been must-see TV?  I hated the build-up, but from Tuesday’s episode onwards, when Victor’s (Eric Braeden) house of cards came tumbling down, I have been riveted to the screen.  I loved […]

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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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Deep Soap: Were Soap Christmases Naughty or Nice?

With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, most soaps have already aired their Christmas episodes.  Which shows deserved a lump of coal, and which ones were the perfect holiday gifts? “General Hospital’s” Christmas Makes My Heart Grow Three and A Half Sizes I have a confession: I have always disliked Luke (Tony Geary) and […]

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Rating OLTL’s New Cast Members; Y&R in The Big Easy

Rating the New ‘One Life To Live’ Characters This week, two new actors debuted on ‘One Life To Live.’  Tom Degnan is the latest actor to assume the role of Joey Buchanan, the youngest and most idealistic of the Buchanan boys.  So far, Joey has returned home to visit his family for Thanksgiving, having hug-filled […]

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Deep Soap: The Week Of Delayed Gratification

Treading Water This has been a week full of the soap equivalent of the filibuster.   The quest for a big Friday cliffhanger or a story that lasts throughout a sweeps period sometimes leaves soaps with episodes where the story does not advance at all. ‘Days of Our Lives‘ has been an exercise in treading water […]

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