Monday, January 31, 2011
On Thursday’s American episode of Days of Our Lives, Justin (Wally Kurth) and Adrienne (Judi Evans) reunited on camera. While my first reaction was “it is about time, my next was why they broken up in the first place?” In this entry I go into my thoughts on Days’ treatment of this 1980s era couple.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
For grins and giggles, as I am not going to submit anything to them, I wanted to see if I could answer the questions listed on Oprah’s site. They give you a maximum of 2000 characters, and I doubt I will be able to be that concise. Instead of waxing poetic on my favorite things (past and present), I’m just going to answer the questions or attempt to if someone wants to submit their answers they can go to Oprah’s site and apply to be on the program. Back in the 90s, I could have seen myself actually submitting something, but now I’ve gone through too much hurt as a viewer to feel comfortable talking about the shows without a caveat of some sort. That said if this episode comes to pass, I plan on recording it as it will be interesting to see what kind of viewers they do speak with about the programs.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
For some soap fans (past and present), today is an important day as it is the anniversary of the first radio episode of The Guiding Light that aired on January 25, 1937. Back in 1997, 14 years ago GL did some special things promoting this anniversary online. I wanted to share those memories in this entry. This entry was borne due to how I felt the need last night to find my transcript of the GL radio show they did back all those years ago. Since I took the time to find the paperwork, I decided to blog about it.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This is my summary of the daytime soap section of book Glued to the Set by Stephen D. Stark. This nonfiction book focuses on 60 shows and events that made us who we are today, and is from 1997. This part focuses on All My Children though it is not solely about that program. In the book, they actually say that they contemplated having it being about General Hospital or Guiding Light instead. The chapter on soap operas is called All My Children, Soaps and the Feminization of America.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As a viewer of a lot of soap operas, I’ve seen many actors come and go, and shows for that matter. This entry discusses casting spoilers at Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. If you are spoiler free, and haven’t heard this information wow. If you don’t want to know, don’t read this entry.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I posted part one which featured my likes and yikes for AMC, ATWT, B&B and Days. Here is part two for GH, OLTL and Y&R. This is similar to the print edition of TV Guide and their famous Cheers and Jeers section and like that feature there are things that are seen as both likes and yikes. This is far from comprehensive, but lists the things that stood out for me most in 2010.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
For 2009, I did my likes and yikes for daytime soaps and I wanted to share my list for 2010. This is similar to the print edition of TV Guide and their famous Cheers and Jeers section and like that feature there are things that are seen as both likes and yikes. This is far from comprehensive, but lists the things that stood out for me most in 2010. Here are my thoughts on All My Children, As the World Turns, The Bold & The Beautiful and Days of Our Lives. The rest of the soaps along with any other general comments about daytime will be listed in another entry.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Here are my short summaries about soaps in 2010. They are all between 90 and 100 words. Last year, I did a halfway mark write up, so this will focus on the second half of the year. I still haven’t watched the last episodes of As the World Turns, but I can write about what happened though not comment about the positives and negatives of these plots.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Here are my thoughts and a brief summary on the General Hospital Bus Crash. There were some things that were okay about it, but others that made me shake my head. This post is through the current episodes, so any later repercussions that may have been mentioned in spoilers are not discussed making this is a safe read for the spoiler-free. I’ve avoided reading commentaries so any similarities are a coincidence.