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: ‘Days of Our Lives’ Flounders While ‘General Hospital’ Thrives

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/General-Hospital/97378/2214002180/Thu%2C-Mar-22%2C-2012/embed 580 476] Two soaps reboot themselves. One goes from so unwatchable that longtime fans were grumbling that it SHOULD have been canceled instead of “All My Children,” and “One Life to Live” to must watch and live Tweet in the space of a month, thanks to the return of veteran stars, and the […]

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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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‘Days’ Star Missy Reeves Talks Matt Ashford’s Return

“Day’s” Star Missy Reeves Previews Matt Ashford’s Return “Days of Our Lives” fans are eagerly anticipating the September reunion of supercouple Jack (Matt Ashford) and Jennifer (Missy Reeves). Reeves spoke with me at last week’s junket about reuniting with Ashford, the two men in Jennifer’s life, and why she still fondly remembers all the dialogue […]

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Y&R Named TV’s Most-Googled Soap

“The Young & the Restless” Wins The Internet Whether it was the year’s wild plot twists, the stuntcasting, or just a general love of all things Genoa City, “The Young & the Restless” achieved a very twenty-first century milestone in 2010.  According to marketing firm Experian Hitwise, it was one of the most Googled television […]

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