‘The Bold & the Beautiful’ Gets Berry Berry Crazy

The Island of Misfit Berries There is a fine line between bad and so bad it’s good. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Thomas’s (Adam Gregory) psychedelic berry trip on “The Bold & the Beautiful” classifies as the latter. Yes, Brooke is once again committing accidental adultery. Last time the culprit was masks and reggaeton music. […]

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‘One Life To Live’s Surprising Ratings Resurgence

“One Life To Live” Refuses to Die A funny thing happened to “One Life To Live” after it got canceled. Its ratings kept rising. The ratings are out for the first full week since the cancellation was announced. The show tied for second place with “The Bold & the Beautiful” in household ratings, the first […]

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Reflections on the Demise of Two Legendary Soaps

Like millions (and yes, there still are millions) of ABC daytime fans, I am cycling through the five stages of grief about the double whammy cancellation of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” I knew it was a possibility. But somehow I thought they would hold on for a little while longer. I […]

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Will ‘All My Children’ Be The Next Soap to Go?

Soap fans thought the future of the six remaining daytime dramas was secure after the recent renewals of “Days of Our Lives,” “The Young & the Restless” and “The Bold & the Beautiful.” Now Deadline is reporting that ABC is considering canceling “All My Children” and replacing it with a talk show. Though the article […]

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‘General Hospital’ Rumors Liven Up the Weekend

Rumors of Bob Guza’s Departure Are Greatly Exaggerated Oh, “General Hospital,”  I can always count on you to generate more crazy rumors than any other soap, even on the weekend when nobody who works on the show is available to comment.  Friday, Soap Opera Digest’s website claimed that longtime headwriter Bob Guza was on his […]

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Meet ‘All My Children’s New Matriarch

Elena Campbell Martinez just debuted on “All My Children” as Cara and Griffin’s mother, Leticia. Leticia understandably takes issue with her daughter’s decision to marry her ex-husband’s brother.  Martinez, has been a dayplayer on other soaps including “The Bold & the Beautiful” and “General Hospital“, and played small roles on numerous primetime shows. She is […]

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Why Is ABC Daytime Abandoning Reruns?

ABC Nixes Monthly Repeats ABC announced this week that Friday, February 11th, will be the final day that the network broadcasts “classic episodes” of its soaps.  Last summer the network announced that it would be airing twenty reruns a year in place of original episodes.  It was an unprecedented, controversial budget cutting move.  The network […]

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Were ‘One Life To Live’s Jokes Insensitive?

One “Life To Live’s” Surprisingly Homophobic Humor A year ago, “One Life To Live” was the most gay-positive show on television, including “Glee.”  It featured a mass gay wedding, a straight woman pretending to be lesbian to improve her chances of being elected mayor, because apparently the gay vote is key in small, wealthy mainline […]

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‘General Hospital’s New Plot is a Blast From the Past

Congratulations, “General Hospital.”  You’ve progressed from ripping off Bob Guza’s mob and disaster storylines to ripping off the awesome mid-1990s Claire Labine storylines.  I am being completely sincere here. Since I’ve accepted that GH will never come up with anything new (nor, in all fairness are there many completely original possible storylines under the daytime […]

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