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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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 To Live’s Epic Confrontation

Showdown At The Buchanan Corral The epic battle between Clint (Jerry Ver Dorn) and Bo (Robert S. Woods) on “One Life To Live” Thursday was everything that a soap confrontation should be.   Scenes like this are why I continue to find it the most entertaining soap on the air.  OLTL wisely had Inez (Jessica Leccia) […]

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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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Chocolate-Coated Shoving: The Soap Fight Club

The New Fight Club On tonight’s fight card, it is Llanview’s Dr. Marty “physician heal thyself” Saybrooke versus Natalie “This is how we do it in the A.C.” Buchanan, followed by Genoa City’s Phyllis “pen is mightier than the sword” Newman versus Sharon “I am just a girl who can’t say no” Newman.   There is […]

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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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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: 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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