Deep Soap: Crystal Chappell to Play Lesbian on ‘The Bold & the Beautiful’

Now here’s some smart casting: “The Bold & the Beautiful” has cast Crystal Chappell as Karen’s (Joanna  Johnson) girlfriend, Danielle. Yes, that’s right, girlfriend. Entertainment Weekly reports that the show’s new instant It Girl Caroline (Lindsay Godfrey) has two mommies. Chappell became a lesbian icon when her “Guiding Light” character Olivia fell in love with […]

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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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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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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: Y&R’s All Female Episode Is All Good

The Women ‘The Young & The Restless’s‘ all female episode on Tuesday was a delightful surprise.  I wish soaps would write more lighthearted, character driven episodes like this one.  Hearkening back to the classic film ‘The Women,’ and a similar episode of ‘All My Children‘ centered around a bridal fair that I believe was also […]

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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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