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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Daytime Emmy Awards 2011: Live Blog

7:42 PM The press room is closing. Thanks to those of you who stuck with me. On the whole, I thought it was much better than last years ceremony from a production standpoint, even though I am mystified by a couple of the results. Oh. Daytime Emmys, I hope this isn’t the last time I […]

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Daytime TV’s Biggest Blunders of 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year of soaps.  It was, to crib from the true king of serialized drama, Charles Dickens, the best of years and the worst of years.  This column is about the worst: the biggest storyline flops, the worst behind-the-scenes decisions, and the just […]

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‘All My Children’ Reveals New Opening Credits

“All My Children” Unveils New Opening Credits There are many things that “All My Children” needs to improve.  But one thing that the show has always gotten right is its opening credit sequence.   Since it premiered in 1970, the titles have always been centered around a hand opening an album with the words “All My […]

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Product Placement Goes Viral

Non-Soap Blogs Discover ‘Days of Our Lives’ Product Placement ‘Days of Our Lives‘ fans have been amused by the show’s blatant product placement for years.  I, and other soap bloggers, have cringed at the embarrassing conversations about Midol and numerous other brands that paid to be incorporated into the scripts. This week a YouTube compilation […]

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