Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ and ‘Bold & the Beautiful’ Say Goodbye to Their Stars

Requiem for a Black T-Shirt I have so many mixed emotions about the death of “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan. Love him or hate him — and I did both, often simultaneously over the course of what will be looked back upon as the Jason Morgan decades  — his departure forever changed the show. I was […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Launches Its First Gay Storyline

Days Takes a Baby Step Out of the Closet “Days of Our Lives” officially dipped its toe in the gay pool this week. It’s a bold step for what is, despite its numerous bizarre, over-the-top storylines, a show that espouses conservative values. More characters on “Days” consult priests for advice than on every other television […]

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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: GH’s Steve Burton: Jason Has To Protect Brenda

Steve Burton plays Jason Quartermaine, the hit man who always seems to save the day on ‘General Hospital.’   The funny, outgoing Burton is the opposite of the humorless, taciturn Jason.   Burton revealed why Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) will turn Jason’s life upside down, why he’d like more scenes with the Quartermaine family and the true […]

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