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CBS Daytme Renewed

The CBS network announced earlier today that everything daytime is coming back for the 2019-2020 season.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 Half-year Review of Soaps

Here is my brief review of the soaps so far in 2010. This isn’t comprehensive, and just includes some highlights typed up stream of consciousness style in a less than 70 word format.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Days: Alice Horton Tribute

Earlier this year, Frances Reid passed away, and Days of Our Lives created a story in which her character Alice Horton became ill and died. Over the last few episodes, characters from Salem’s past returned to pay their respects and say goodbye to Alice Horton.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thoughts on the 2010 Daytime Emmy Show

Last night on June 27, 2010, CBS aired the Daytime Emmy Awards hosted by Regis Philbin. The show was two hours in length, and seemed to be barely about daytime television. Many people were irate watching the broadcast as it was more about celebrating the best of Las Vegas than any genre of daytime television.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ATWT: The End of Taping

With the end of June, comes the last days the cast and crew of “As the World Turns” will be at work. Hearing about and looking at pictures from the wrap party being held last Friday, June 18 and seeing this announcement on Entertainment Weekly’s site shows that the last tape day was yesterday.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Thoughts on Web Soaps

A few months ago, I wrote about my feelings about web soaps and whether or not I thought they were a fad or the future. Now with a lot more series having been produced, or in production and/or pre-production, I want to explore this a bit further with some pros and their potentially related cons.

Monday, June 21, 2010

GH: Johnny and Olivia Break Apart

General Hospital’s Johnny and Olivia knew they were on borrowed time when they got involved, but now the time has passed. The unexpected couple was together a long time for Port Charles, though it seems the obstacles are just too much for it to continue.

Monday, June 14, 2010

AMC: Jake and Amanda Renew their Vows

On their first anniversary, All My Children’s Dr. Jake Martin and Amanda Dillon renewed their wedding vows. The couple’s first year of marriage was somewhat rocky, as was their courtship, but after everything they went through the couple has finally found some happiness together.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

True Blood Season One

In the last week or two, I’ve seen a lot of press on HBO’s series True Blood, in which the program is referred to as a soap opera. Since I recently watched the first season on DVD, I decided to write about it here. A few months ago, it was on sale for under $20 for the season set, though unfortunately the season two set is still too much, and without HBO I have no idea when I will see that or season three which is premiering in the next few days. While I’ve only seen the first season of the television show, I have read the first eight full-length novels that Charlaine Harris has written about Sookie Stackhouse and her friends and foes. This post does reveal plot lines, so if one has never watched, they may want to skip due to spoilers.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OLTL: Bo and Nora Wed Again

Monday, June 7, 2010 was the big day when Bo and Nora got married again on One Life to Live. Their first marriage in the mid-90s fell apart due to her infidelity, but they finally worked their way back together.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

GH: Brenda Comes Home

The latest in General Hospital news is the return of Vanessa Marcil in her role of Brenda Barrett. The character that first appeared in Port Charles over 15 years ago is loved and missed by many. Of course, while many love Brenda some do not and worry the character will take over the canvas.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Y&R: Billy and Victoria's Wedding

In honor of June, it seems like I’m going to be writing a lot about soap weddings. Here are my thoughts on latest wedding on The Young and the Restless.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Days: Vivian Marrying Victor

Last week on Days of Our Lives, Victor Kiriakis married Vivian Alamain. The duo’s nuptials were met with more grief than glee as no one except for Vivian felt this was a very good idea.