Ridge’s Purple Scarf Steals the Show on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

Real Men Wear Scarves Over the years, soap operas have incorporated many of their stars real life interests and experiences into the shows.  “One Life To Live’s” Blair (Kassie DePaiva) occasionally sings because DePaiva is a singer. “General Hospital’s” Sonny is bipolar because of Maurice Benard’s own struggles with bipolar disorder. “The Bold & the […]

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‘The Bold & the Beautiful’ Gets Berry Berry Crazy

The Island of Misfit Berries There is a fine line between bad and so bad it’s good. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Thomas’s (Adam Gregory) psychedelic berry trip on “The Bold & the Beautiful” classifies as the latter. Yes, Brooke is once again committing accidental adultery. Last time the culprit was masks and reggaeton music. […]

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‘General Hospital’s New Plot is a Blast From the Past

Congratulations, “General Hospital.”  You’ve progressed from ripping off Bob Guza’s mob and disaster storylines to ripping off the awesome mid-1990s Claire Labine storylines.  I am being completely sincere here. Since I’ve accepted that GH will never come up with anything new (nor, in all fairness are there many completely original possible storylines under the daytime […]

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Y&R Newcomer Makes A Great First Impression

Angell Conwell Makes A Big Impression in a Small Role Every now and then an actor debuts on a soap in a small role and makes a big impression.  It happened last week when Angell Conwell first appeared on ‘The Young & the Restless‘ as attorney Leslie Michaelson. I initially thought she was just going […]

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Deep Soap: B&B’s Stephanie Tackles The Big C

B&B And The Big C When I read that ‘The Bold & ‘The Beautiful’s‘ Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) was going to be diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and hide it from her family, I was scared it would be a repeat of the godawful ‘Guiding Light’ storyline in which Reva kept her breast cancer […]

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Deep Soap: The Younger Actor Daytime Emmy Nominees Tell All

The Younger Leading Actor category is one of the most interesting slots at this year’s Daytime Emmys.  Four of the five nominees are no longer playing the roles for which they were nominated. I spoke to the three frontrunners, Drew Garrett (Ex-Michael ‘General Hospital‘), Zack Conroy (ex-James ‘Guiding Light‘/Oliver “The Bold & The Beautiful‘) and […]

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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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