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Labor Day Week Preemptions 2017

Here is my yearly preemption list for the Labor Day holiday.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Marie Claire Controversy and Soaps

If you've been around the net, this past week you should have seen news about what was blogged about on the Marie Claire website about the CBS sitcom Mike and Molly. Granted I've never watched the program, but I do have an opinion on the situation. I think daytime soaps seemingly have the same feelings on the topic as the author.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ABC Daytime had a Rerun Wednesday

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 marked a special commemoration on ABC Daytime and SoapNet, as they rebroadcasted episodes. They featured shows focused upon specific couples AMC Greenlee and Ryan, OLTL Todd and Tea and GH Jason and Sam.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Soap Opera Stars November 1984

While looking for something that had nothing to do with soaps, I came upon an issue of Soap Opera Stars from November 1984. Other than the reader’s poll, and a humor feature of soap opera bloopers, what is interesting is how many of the people in the magazine are still known to viewers of soap operas today.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Y&R: Victoria Rowell's Satirical Soap Book

I didn’t expect to be writing this entry, but I went to the bookstore today. Victoria Rowell’s novel “Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva” was on sale. The book, which came out in May 2010, was marked down from $16.00 to $3.99, but when I looked at my receipt it was only a $1. This wasn’t at some discount book chain, but Borders, so I was extremely surprised. What follows are my thoughts on the book.

Friday, October 22, 2010

OLTL: Rex's Paternity Up for Grabs Again

One of the enduring threads of One Life to Live’s Rex Balsom is his identity. While we have thought that Roxanne was his mama, earlier this year we found out that was far from the case. This entry discusses spoilers and speculation.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Y&R: The Tornado

I was not overly excited over the recent tornado on The Young & The Restless. Stunts such as this should advance story, but I wonder how much did this event really moved along when it came to plot or if it influenced anything when it came to characterization. That's the point of this summary to see if it really changed the status quo in Genoa City.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quality Television and Soap Operas

I was looking at my book collection and stumbled upon one entitled "Television's Second Golden Age: From Hill Street Blues to ER" by Robert J. Thompson from 1996. This is a book I had forgotten I owned and I wanted to write a bit about it. In future, I may get into more detail about it, but it got me to thinking about television past.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Current Status of My Soap Viewing

The idea I had for today’s blog was trying to come up with three reasons for watching five of the six soap operas currently on the air. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to come up with a numbered list, but here are the reasons in no particular order. I wish I had come up with a more interesting title, but my creative juices didn't come up with anything uniquely me.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Days: Brady and Nicole's Twisted Reunion

When I didn’t think Brady and Nicole would act odder, Days of Our Lives threw down the gauntlet with them reunite by starting to have sex in a mausoleum on top of a coffin. Both of the characters are damaged, he’s a drug addict and she’s suffered an abusive father who forced her into pornography. My reactions to this were extremely mixed and I need to get them out of my system. I should loathe these characters for what they have done, and be upset by this story, but for some reason I am currently interested in what will happen in the short term. Of course, these feelings could change tomorrow, but here goes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Y&R The Police Corruption Story & Chance's Death

The Young & the Restless did a story about drug dealing cops and corruption in the district attorney’s office. What did it achieve story-wise and how may it influence further plots.