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Labor Day Week Preemptions 2017

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving in Soapland 2010

This is just a short summary of what happened on the soaps (All My Children, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young & the Restless) I watched over the American Thanksgiving holiday. These are just short blurbs (125 words or less), so things are missing.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SOD: Insider's Guide the Secret Life of Soaps from 1988

I was looking through my old soap opera magazines and came upon this particular issue from October 4, 1988 of Soap Opera Digest. While this issue is the regular size, it states it is a special issue as it features those things that make “soaps so unique and so much fun.” I wanted to explore these items and see if they are still prevalent in soaps today. At the end of this entry, I will summarize some of what else is in this particular issue.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AMC: David's Alive and Zach's Gone

All My Children had two stunning turns of events. David Hayward faked his death and Zach Slater was lost in a plane crash. The two events are interconnected and it seems like much of Pine Valley won’t be having a Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Days: 45 Years a Celebration in Photos

Yesterday, I received my copy of the Days of our Lives 45 Years a Celebration in Photos by Greg Meng and Eddie Campbell. I was able to purchase it new with discounts for under $10, which included shipping. What follows are my thoughts on the book.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

GH: Ethan and Maya Marry

General Hospital’s Ethan Lovett and Maya Ward were in for a shock when they discovered they got married while in Las Vegas. Having a lot to drink, they blacked out, said vows and signed the paperwork.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OLTL: Greg goes up the River

Another casualty of Eli Clarke on One Life to Live was Dr. Greg Evans (Terrell Tilford). While he didn’t die, the actions he took while being blackmailed were illegal. Greg agreed to a plea bargain for 6 years and will serve at least 4 years in Statesville Prison until he is eligible for parole.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

AMC: Brot and Natalia Will they finally happen?

Are All My Children’s Brot and Natalia finally headed for a romance? When I say finally, I mean it as this relationship was teased last autumn. That’s a long time to play with a potential couple without either finding another love interest.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chicago Website with Soap Opera Archive

Normally, I don't write about websites, but I was surfing and stumbled upon the site for the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Currently, the museum is closed and scheduled to be reopened in Spring 2011. This entry will mainly focus on their soap opera information.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

OLTL: Goodbye to Cole

Wednesday, November 10 marked the last day of Cole Thornhart as his portrayer Brandon Buddy has left One Life to Life. Cole was sentenced for ten years in prison for shooting and killing Eli, who murdered many people including Kelly’s mother Melinda and Eli’s own brother Ross, blackmailed Greg and kidnapped Tea, Dani, Starr, and Hope. So while what Cole did was wrong, to many his actions were justified.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Days of Our Lives

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Days of Our Lives. The show began on November 8, 1965 on NBC as a 30-minute program that aired between 2-230 in the afternoon. This past weekend they had the Day of Days event in California, which many people attended and the news has been announced the show has been renewed for another two years. If anything that is a wonderful birthday present.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Y&R: J.T. and Mac Get Married

On Friday’s US episode of The Young and the Restless, J.T. and Mac got married and left town with his son Reed. Unfortunately all of this was rushed to get the characters out of Genoa City.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Days: Caroline Switching the DNA

This week it was revealed that Caroline Brady switched the DNA results for Chloe’s baby on Days of Our Lives. Well color me shocked. Here are my thoughts pro and con about this revelation as I am not sure if I like idea.