Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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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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‘All My Children’ Loses Another Leading Man

Thorsten Kaye Bids Farewell to Pine Valley One of ‘All My Children’s‘ biggest stars,  Thorsten Kaye, will be departing the show for the second time. According to Soap Opera Digest, his character, Zach, will be presumed dead after a plane crash. Yes, AMC is resorting to the old “no body was found,” trick.   Seeing Zach […]

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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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Deep Soap: Why Does GH Lack Cliffhangers?

Why Has ‘General Hospital’ Jettisoned Cliffhangers? Friday’s ‘One Life to Live‘ ended with Eli (Matt Walton) blowing up a warehouse with numerous people inside.  Yes, I will be tuning in Monday to make sure that everyone but the actor whose departure has already been announced will be fine.  ‘The Young & The Restless‘ ended with […]

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Deep Soap: Y&R’s Casual Sex Epidemic

Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am ‘The Young & The Restless‘ is turning into the daytime equivalent of the No Strings Attached section of Craigslist.  People are having meaningless hook ups all over the place. It’s neither a criticism nor a compliment, just an observation. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) has made it quite clear that her relationship […]

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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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