Sometimes, bad characters happen to good actors. That was true of Nathan Parsons who tried his best in the role of “General Hospital’s” Ethan. Soap Opera Digest reports that his character will be departing the show in early 2012.
Best Fakeout Ever Matthew is alive! Long live Matthew! Never have I been so glad to be fooled by what was, in retrospect, an obvious soap red herring. I cried buckets of tears over Matthew’s (Eddie Alderson) death on the pre-Thanksgiving episode of “One Life To Live.” It contributed to the Thanksgiving malaise that I, […]
Production company Prospect Park announced that four more “One Life to Live” cast members have signed contracts to join the online version of the show that it hopes to launch in early 2012 on the fledgling internet television network, The On-Line Network. Florencia Lozano (Tea), Tuc Watkins (David), Josh Kelly (Cutter) and Shenell Edmonds (Destiny) […]
Showdown At The Buchanan Corral The epic battle between Clint (Jerry Ver Dorn) and Bo (Robert S. Woods) on “One Life To Live” Thursday was everything that a soap confrontation should be. Scenes like this are why I continue to find it the most entertaining soap on the air. OLTL wisely had Inez (Jessica Leccia) […]
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 […]
Treading Water This has been a week full of the soap equivalent of the filibuster. The quest for a big Friday cliffhanger or a story that lasts throughout a sweeps period sometimes leaves soaps with episodes where the story does not advance at all. ‘Days of Our Lives‘ has been an exercise in treading water […]
Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am ‘The Young & The Restless‘ is turning into the daytime equivalent of the No Strings Attached section of Craigslist. People are having meaningless hook ups all over the place. It’s neither a criticism nor a compliment, just an observation. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) has made it quite clear that her relationship […]
The Women ‘The Young & The Restless’s‘ all female episode on Tuesday was a delightful surprise. I wish soaps would write more lighthearted, character driven episodes like this one. Hearkening back to the classic film ‘The Women,’ and a similar episode of ‘All My Children‘ centered around a bridal fair that I believe was also […]