Deep Soap: Major Characters Return to Two Soaps

Major Characters Return to “B&B” and “General Hospital” Sean Kanan is bringing his character, Deacon, back to “The Bold & the Beautiful.” Deacon was last seen in prison on “The Young & the Restless”, where he was arrested for blackmailing Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) about killing Diane. Deacon has far more to do in his […]

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Deep Soap: Shocking Death on ‘General Hospital’

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/General-Hospital/97378/2177271876/Thu%2C-Dec-15%2C-2011/embed?skipTo=390 580 476] I have to hand it to “General Hospital“: for once, the show kept a major plot point under wraps. I was surprised by the sudden death of Abby (Andrea Bowen) via off-screen construction crane.  I am not sure why the show decided to kill her off. I was not a big […]

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Welcome Home, Nikki Newman

Nikki Newman Makes Everything Better Can the presence of one character really change a soap? Yes, if that characters is “The Young & the Restless’s” Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott). The show has been much improved since she returned to Genoa City, drunk as a skunk, and convinced she murdered Diane. The audience knows she […]

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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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The Best of Daytime in 2010

There were a lot of good things that happened in daytime in 2010.  Really, there were. Ratings may have declined, but the mainstream visibility of soaps rose.  From James Franco’s role on “General Hospital,” to Neil Patrick Harris’s Twitter fight with Eric Braeden, the media remembered that soaps exist.  Several beloved actors returned to their […]

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