Why Are Soap Legal Storylines So Ridiculous?

Soap Law Last Friday, on “One Life To Live’s” Tea (Florencia Lozano) managed to prove her client innocent — at a sentencing hearing after he confessed.  New evidence was also submitted — by private citizen Todd (Trevor St. John), who just barged into open court and announced that Nate’s (Lenny Platt) fingerprints had been found […]

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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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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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Deep Soap: Y&R’s Casual Sex Epidemic

Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am ‘The Young & The Restless‘ is turning into the daytime equivalent of the No Strings Attached section of Craigslist.  People are having meaningless hook ups all over the place. It’s neither a criticism nor a compliment, just an observation. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) has made it quite clear that her relationship […]

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