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Monday, February 28, 2011

All My Afternoons: Soap Opera Book from the 1970s (Part 1)

I have decided to do write-ups on All My Afternoons by Annie Gilbert. The book is copyright 1979 and has some very interesting information. This entry will be on the first part of the introductory chapter.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Soaps & the Tearjerkers

This morning, on CBS Sunday Morning, they did a segment on tearjerkers and how they have disappeared from the movie theaters. If you would like to read about it click here. That story inspired this entry.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thoughts on the Emmy Pre-nominations 2011

Here are my thoughts on the pre-nominations. At this point, we do not know what these performers will submit to attempt to win a Daytime Emmy. Looking from the original ballot to the pre-nomination list, the list was cut from 142 people to 80. Usually the final tally of nominees is around 30. This is the last year of eligibility for As the World Turns, so it is possible we may have less nominees in the future. The people on this list will get to pick scenes. The judges will screen the material at home and this one round will determine the nominees and final winners. While that is not my favorite style of judging, nothing I can do about it.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Days: EJ and Nicole Marry Again

On Days of Our Lives, EJ DiMera remarried his former wife Nicole. They were wed in front of family, and well family as neither really has friends. Here are my thoughts on this latest development and it includes spoilers.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Y&R: Cane's Death

Cane Ashby played by Daniel Goddard died recently on The Young and The Restless. This entry is about his death, funeral and through his burial. In the last week, there have been rumors that the death may have been exaggerated, but at this point we’ve seen his body in a coffin, so one should figure he has perished.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Insatiable: Vampire Novel with Soap Subplot

One of the latest books I've finished reading is Insatiable by Meg Cabot. In this particular novel, the main character Meena is a soap opera writer who lives in New York City. For that reason, I am going to talk about it on this blog. This entry has book spoilers, though I do not mention some major elements, but don't read any further if you don't want to know.

Monday, February 14, 2011

GH: Michael and Abby

Recently on General Hospital, Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) admitted to his family that he was raped by another prisoner named Carter while he was in Pentonville. This story was months in the making as he finally spoke the truth. Going to prison, changed Michael as well as his family. As part of this story, he has developed feelings for a much older woman named Abby (Andrea Bogart).

Sunday, February 13, 2011

AMC: 1997 Erica Kane Book: Having it All

Since Susan Lucci is going to be releasing a real life book, I decided to do a write up on Erica’s tome about how to be successful. This hardcover from July 1997, (original price 17.95) explains the does and don’ts to “Having it All”. I’m not going to critique the book just summarize its contents.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

OLTL: Friday's 1995 Rerun Episode

This Friday ABC Daytime aired older episodes with One Life to Live’s being from November 14, 1995. Since All My Children and General Hospital had episodes from the last 5 years, I have decided to only write about the OLTL broadcast.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Oprah’s Soap Opera Episode 2011

Today The Oprah Winfrey show had an episode focusing on soaps. This is a summary of what happened. I know the clips are online, but I like writing about things when I see them as years in the future my impression of the same program may be very different.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thoughts on the Elements of Soap Couples

In honor of Valentine’s Day being next week, I wanted to share my thoughts on the most vital elements that are needed to create a successful soap couple. I’ve limited myself to the top three things I need to invest in a pairing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OLTL: Daddy Dilemma

Jessica and Natalie have given birth to their sons back on 1/11/11. The boys were Liam Asa McBain and Ryder Asa Lovett; their paternities are still in question. In this entry, I discuss the pros and cons for each of the various fathers in this One Life to Live story. This entry is without spoilers.