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New Year's Eve 2018 and New Year's Day 2019 Scheduling

Monday is December 31, 2018, and Tuesday is January 1, 2019. Below is what is scheduled.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Days: Steve and Kayla's Uneventful Goodbye

February 17, 2009 was the last day of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson and Kayla Caroline Brady Deveraux Johnson. Instead of leaving town or dying, they just will no longer be seen. Even nearly two weeks later, my feelings are muddled on this one. Steve and Kayla were the first couple I ever cared about in daytime, so my heart is kind of heavy and unlike many I never became actively involved in a community to discuss them.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

AMC: Annie and Aidan--Pine Valley's Newest Couple?

A wonderful surprise has been the burgeoning relationship between Annie and Aidan. Who would think trust would grow within the walls of Oak Haven? I was skeptical with how Aidan checked himself into the institution to look after Annie. What was his agenda, was it to cover himself for helping Annie when Di had Emma or something pure?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Soaps and the Icebox Test

The famous film director/producer Alfred Hitchcock had the belief that if one watches a movie and buys into the story while watching it and only hours later realizes the plot holes then he was successful in the storytelling. In soaps, the viewers have to put up with a lot of plot holes and sadly many aren't just noticeable hours later when we go to the refrigerator (icebox) to get a snack.

Why is it that soap watchers (myself included) put up with ludicrous and/or outrageous things that defy logic? I can't answer that, but I can write about some of the standard soap conventions that fail this test like coming back from the dead, missing twins, and Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome.