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Books about TV: The Soap Opera Slaughters

In another addition to my entertainment book collection, I purchased a used copy of "The Soap Opera Slaughters", by Marvin Kaye. T...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Y&R & B&B on Memorial Day 2011

Since I was off for Memorial Day and doing nothing I decided to watch CBS daytime specifically their airings of The Young & The Restless and The Bold & the Beautiful. Here are my thoughts on those two episodes.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Prime time TV Thoughts and More - 2010 Season

The traditional television season ended last week. With that the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show also aired. Season finales abounded as most of us wait for the summer shows to begin airing. This is a post mortem of sorts about the changes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Y&R: The Fight Over Baby Lucy

One of the big stories on The Young & the Restless is about the youngest denizen of Genoa City, Lucy. Billy Abbott and his wife Victoria Newman Abbott had been raising her, but she is the biological child of Daisy and Daniel. At first only Daniel has any idea that, the Abbotts illegally adopted his baby. Now everyone knows which has caused a lot of strife. This entry is only up to date for US episodes.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Soap Viewers and Loyalty

This is a topic, I’ve wanted to write about for months, but wasn’t sure how to broach it. It is one of these hotbeds of discussion and dismay among soap fans that are online.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Days: Head Writer Swap

Today Soap Opera Network had breaking news. The current head writer Dena Higley is out and has been replaced by Marlene McPherson (used to be credited as Marlene Clark Poulter) and Darrell Ray Thomas Jr.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

GH: New Head Writer

General Hospital viewers got a shock today with the news that Bob Guza is out of the job as head writer. Garin Wolf, who went fi-core during the writers’ strike, is the new guy in the top writing job.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Days: A Stirring from Salem

This is my review and partial summary of the newest Sheri Anderson novel using original characters along with Days of Our Lives favorites. If you don’t want to know, don’t read anything after the jump. These books aren’t canon, as things that happen in them don’t match the real Days, but they are entertainingly fun.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thoughts on Daytime Emmy Nominations 2011

Here are my thoughts on the Daytime Emmy Nominations for 2011. The broadcast will be Father’s Day, June 19, 2011 on CBS. Wayne Brady is hosting, and as his show replaced Guiding Light on the CBS schedule, I am glad they waited to have him in this gig.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AMC & OLTL: Women don’t want Escapism?

The last month has been definitely insane for all of us who follow soap operas. Just felt the need to post again about what I’m feeling, and then get into the issue of escapism.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Y&R: Jana's Dead

On the episode of The Young & The Restless that aired in the US today, Jana (Emily O’Brien) died. Perhaps her earlier health problems led to her death, but she didn’t meet her end before causing a lot of problems.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

GH: Cancellation Rumors

With All My Children and One Life to Live cancelled, there has been speculation that General Hospital is next on the chopping block. This week TMZ said it looks to be the case with the Katie Couric news. Here are my thoughts.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Days: Ciara and Theo are Rescued

On Days of Our Lives, Ciara Brady and Theo Carver ran away and were rescued by Rafe’s double. This entry is about that recent plot.