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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Were ‘One Life To Live’s Jokes Insensitive?

One “Life To Live’s” Surprisingly Homophobic Humor A year ago, “One Life To Live” was the most gay-positive show on television, including “Glee.”  It featured a mass gay wedding, a straight woman pretending to be lesbian to improve her chances of being elected mayor, because apparently the gay vote is key in small, wealthy mainline […]

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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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Daytime TV’s New Year’s Resolutions

It’s New Year’s Eve, a day filled with drinking, football and soap repeats.  It’s also the day when everyone writes down their New Year’s resolutions.  Though daytime is very good about remembering to go the gym and sticking to a budget, it needs to make some changes.  Here are my suggestions for how soaps, and […]

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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: ‘General’ Confusion

Continuity Gaffe of the Day Monday’s episode of ‘General Hospital‘  ended with Jason (Steve Burton) holding a gun on Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Tuesday, both Dante and Jason were MIA, as were all references to the “Francophenia” art show.  Is the show going to pick them up tomorrow like time stood still?  Did all of the […]

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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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Deep Soap: Do People Care About James Franco’s ‘General Hospital’ Return?

Franco Returns to ‘General Hospital’ Fans of homoerotic performance art, rejoice.  James Franco is returning to ‘General Hospital‘ as pretentious hit man Franco this summer to wrap up his storyline.  Although the mainstream press’s coverage implies that he is being brought back because of his character’s popularity, this was the plan all along. As Franco […]

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