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Deep Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Crosses Over to ‘Ryan’s Hope’

“General Hospital” Delves Into Soap History “General Hospital” opened up the soap history vaults this week when it featured a crossover to “Ryan’s Hope,” the ABC soap which last aired in 1989. Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Silas (Michael Easton), who were attempting to learn more about Julian (William DeVry), who Sam recently learned was her […]

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Deep Soap: A Tale Of Two Frustrating Females

Crash Into You I cannot think of a character I have less sympathy for right now than Abby (Marcy Rylan) on “The Young & the Restless.” First of all, she drove drunk and critically injured Tucker (Stephen Nichols). Unlike most soap sins, drunk driving is a real life problem. Unlike Luke (Tony Geary) on “General […]

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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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Deep Soap: Soaps’ Children Have an Unhappy Holiday

Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All? Ah, soaps during the holidays. The warmth of the family celebrations.  The beloved traditions, like watching the Hortons decorate the Christmas tree on “Days of Our Lives” and the holiday miracles that tend to pop up in numerous soap towns.  This year, soaps are celebrating the holidays […]

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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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