Casey Moss, left, and Jen Lilley of "Days of Our Lives" (Photo: NBC)

Deep Soap: ‘Days of Our LIves’ Jen Lilley & Casey Moss on J.J. & Theresa’s ‘Fatal Attraction’

They’re dysfunctional, diabolical and drugged. “Days of Our Lives” misunderstood teen J.J. (Casey Moss) and rebellious bad girl Theresa (Jen Lilley) have one of the most unusual relationships on soaps. He sold her drugs while dreaming of being her boyfriend. She expressed contempt for him unless she was jonesing. Then she overdosed when they were […]

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Deep Soap: Best and Worst of the Year in Soaps

I thought 2012 would be a terrible year for soaps. It began it the darkest of places, as “One Life to Live,” the best soap of 2011, aired its final episode in January 2012. The deal to move it, and “All My Children” online had just fallen apart. All three of the networks seemed to […]

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Deep Soap: Reasons For Soap Fans To Be Thankful

This has been a rotten year for daytime soaps. At the beginning of 2011, there were six daytime dramas on the air, their futures all seemingly secure. Now, there are only four survivors, with “General Hospital’s” future looking increasingly tenuous. Yet almost every day I am reminded of why I love this unique genre. Here […]

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Which Soap Had the Best Halloween?

It’s Halloween, the greatest of soap holidays. It’s the chance for characters to don elaborate expensive costumes that reveal aspects of their personality and attend masquerade parties where anything can happen.  With the holiday falling on a Monday, Halloween became a four day extravaganza this year in both real life and on television. It’s unfair […]

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Huge Changes Mark A Chaotic Week For Soaps

This has been the craziest week in daytime since “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” were canceled. The headwriters of “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives” were fired within twenty-four hours of each other.  The Los Angeles Times reports that Katie Couric is close to signing a deal with ABC for a […]

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Deep Soap: TV Academy Celebrates ‘Days’ 45th Anniversary

Tuesday night The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrated ‘Days of Our Lives‘ 45th anniversary with a lengthy event featuring panel discussions and montages of the show’s classic moments.  Executive Producer Ken Corday held court alongside actors grouped into panels including Families, Heroes, Villains and Growing Up in Salem.  The m.c. was Jon Jordan, […]

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