Huge Changes Mark A Chaotic Week For Soaps

This has been the craziest week in daytime since “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled. The headwriters of “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” were fired within twenty-four hours of each other.  The Los Angeles Times reports that Katie Couric is close to signing a deal with ABC for a […]

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Double Trouble: Daytime’s Duplicate Mania

The Doubles Two Ericas. Two Rafes. Two Todds. Daytime’s double mania has reached epic proportions. On “Days of Our Lives” Real Rafe and Imposter Rafe (Galen Gering) finally came face-to-face, in scenes that put Sami (Alison Sweeney) and the DOOL audience out of their misery. “One Life to Live” pulled the end of Friday reveal […]

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Will ‘Days’ Bring Gay Romance Back to Daytime?

“Days of Our Lives” has long been the most conservative soap opera. Its core family, the Bradys, are devout Catholics, and characters regularly seek the counsel of priests, even though that does not stop them from ignoring all ten of the commandments. It is also the least realistic soap on the air. Recent plots have […]

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Ted King Joins ‘One Life’; ‘Days’ Men Talk

Ted King + Kassie DePaiva = Good Soap Times The best casting news of the week:  Ted King, known for his portrayals of sexy arms dealing brothers Luis and Lorenzo Alcazar on ‘General Hospital’ as well as his primetime roles on ‘Charmed‘ and ‘Prison Break‘, is joining the cast of ‘One Life To Live.’ That […]

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Deep Soap: Marriage Implosions And Wedding Explosions!

After He Cheats If there’s one thing that ‘General Hospital‘ does well, it’s scenes where people find out that their significant other is cheating on them.  On Tuesday, Patrick (Jason Thompson) finally admitted to Robin (Kimberly McCullough) that he had a one night stand with the newly psycho Lisa.   The writers and actors chose to […]

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Deep Soap: DOOL’s Sami Needs To Be A Bad Girl

Bring Back The Real Sami Brady The stage is set for the revelation that ‘Days of Our Lives‘ E.J. (James Scott)  staged baby Sydney’s kidnapping.  I applaud DOOL for getting the set-up right.  Sami (Alison Sweeney) has just accepted E.J.’s marriage proposal, but had a steamy make out session with her ex-boyfriend, Rafe (Galen Gering).  […]

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