Monday, August 31, 2009
This entry was started on August 31, 2009, but only completed on September 4. Another year, another Daytime Emmy broadcast. With the show airing on The CW, ratings expectations were low, and sadly there is a decent chance we won't get them aired in 2010. The Daytime Emmys for me are a celebration of the television shows I've watched for more hours that one should admit, but I have feel no shame.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Asa's plans were thwarted and the double weddings of Viki and Charlie and Nora and Clint were held. The banner he had sent from the great beyond with Viki paired with Clint and Nora with Bo did not change anyone's minds. Surprisingly a drunken Dorian agreed with Asa as she told the couples that they were making a huge mistake. While I can see Charlie and Viki being happy together for a long time, Nora and Clint may not make their first anniversary. So how are the couples different and why should Clint and Nora ultimately fail?
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
A lot has been and will be said about the last few months of Guiding Light and its cancellation. Regardless of what the ending is, it will be bittersweet to me as there are very few things in media that have spanned generations. This entry is not about what could have been versus what actually was, where and why it went wrong, and ultimately who is to blame. That said this is not going to be a sonnet of praise to the powers that be, a treatise on the "death of the daytime serial"or how the serialized format is used in other genres. Any of these topics would be fine for discussion, but I do not feel the need today, not with the last of taping being this week. This is more about coping with the end.