‘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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Stars and Fans React to AMC and ‘One Life To Live’s Cancellation

“All My Children,” “One Life To Live,” “General Hospital,” Susan Lucci and Erica Kane were all trending on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Yes, contrary to ABC’s press release announcing the soaps’ cancellation which stated that ““We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days,” […]

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Y&R’s Newman Family Feud Finally Scores

The Newman Family Feud Finally Scores Is it just me or has the aftermath of “The Young & the Restless’s” Newman family lawsuit storyline been must-see TV?  I hated the build-up, but from Tuesday’s episode onwards, when Victor’s (Eric Braeden) house of cards came tumbling down, I have been riveted to the screen.  I loved […]

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The Best of Daytime in 2010

There were a lot of good things that happened in daytime in 2010.  Really, there were. Ratings may have declined, but the mainstream visibility of soaps rose.  From James Franco’s role on “General Hospital,” to Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter fight with Eric Braeden, the media remembered that soaps exist.  Several beloved actors returned to their […]

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Deep Soap: Were Soap Christmases Naughty or Nice?

With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, most soaps have already aired their Christmas episodes.  Which shows deserved a lump of coal, and which ones were the perfect holiday gifts? “General Hospital’s” Christmas Makes My Heart Grow Three and A Half Sizes I have a confession: I have always disliked Luke (Tony Geary) and […]

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5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Daytime

2010 has not been a great year for daytime soap operas.  ‘As The World Turns’ was canceled.  Ratings are low.  Budgets have been slashed.  Viewers are demoralized.  It’s a continuation of the issues that have plagued daytime for years.  Yet there are still many reasons why I am thankful that I have spent hundreds of […]

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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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