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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Chocolate-Coated Shoving: The Soap Fight Club

The New Fight Club On tonight’s fight card, it is Llanview’s Dr. Marty “physician heal thyself” Saybrooke versus Natalie “This is how we do it in the A.C.” Buchanan, followed by Genoa City’s Phyllis “pen is mightier than the sword” Newman versus Sharon “I am just a girl who can’t say no” Newman.   There is […]

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Rating OLTL’s New Cast Members; Y&R in The Big Easy

Rating the New ‘One Life To Live’ Characters This week, two new actors debuted on ‘One Life To Live.’  Tom Degnan is the latest actor to assume the role of Joey Buchanan, the youngest and most idealistic of the Buchanan boys.  So far, Joey has returned home to visit his family for Thanksgiving, having hug-filled […]

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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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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: ‘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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