Requiem for a Black T-Shirt I have so many mixed emotions about the death of “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan. Love him or hate him — and I did both, often simultaneously over the course of what will be looked back upon as the Jason Morgan decades — his departure forever changed the show. I was […]
The January 13th finale of “One Life To Live” was watched by 3,840,000 people, for a strong 2.7 Household rating. For comparison, that is more than watched the final episodes of “All My Children,” (3,475,000) “As The World Turns,” (2.846,000) or “Guiding Light” (2,975,000).
“Days of Our Lives” Will (Chandler Massey) is having a rotten winter. He’s grappling with two big secrets: he witnessed his mother cheating on her husband with her ex, and his realization that he is gay. On January twelfth, he finds himself drawn to a handsome older man played by “Queer Eye For the Straight […]
Days Takes a Baby Step Out of the Closet “Days of Our Lives” officially dipped its toe in the gay pool this week. It’s a bold step for what is, despite its numerous bizarre, over-the-top storylines, a show that espouses conservative values. More characters on “Days” consult priests for advice than on every other television […]
Wow. All of a sudden ‘General Hospital‘ is brilliant! It’s like it’s a whole different show. The dialogue is rich. The characters are flawed and multi-dimensional. The show is balanced. The mob no longer dominates the show, nor is it glorified. The production values are lush. Wait a minute. These are reruns. ABC’s Brendapalooza […]
Days of Our Lives’ Counterintuitive Path To Success The soap opera panel discussion I attended last week got me thinking about how counterintuitive Days of Our Lives success is. DOOL has ignored the conventional wisdom about what soaps need to do to succeed in the 21st century. The show has not has switched to shooting […]