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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...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AMC: J.R. Martinez (Brot) on DWTS

The news of the new cast of Dancing with the Stars came out on Monday night. Surprisingly, J.R. Martinez (Brot) from All My Children was part of the cast. While other AMC performers have been on the show, (Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, and Aidan Turner), the new season of DWTS begins after AMC ends its run on ABC.

Monday, August 29, 2011

GH: Dreams of Jason

On Friday, August 26 and Monday, August 29, General Hospital featured dreams about Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) and alternate realities based on his life. We saw how Carly (Laura Wright), Monica (Leslie Charleson), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) thought about Jason during his brain surgery.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Y&R: Jack, Jill, Colin and Genevieve

On “The Young & the Restless”, a new quadrangle was formed once Colin’s soon to be ex-wife Genevieve came to Genoa City. She hooked up with Jack (Peter Bergman), while Colin has tried to get Jill (Jess Walton) to take him back.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

OLTL: Goodbye to Dorian and David

Today marked the last episode for One Life to Live’s Dorian Lord (Robin Strasser) and David Vickers Buchanan (Tuc Watkins). The two who remarried earlier this year got a happily ever after as they left town separately. It is disappointing we won't continue to see them, but at least they remain committed to one another off screen.

Monday, August 22, 2011

B&B: Liam proposes to Hope

I’m not a regular viewer of “The Bold and the Beautiful”, but I happened to be home today and caught the show that aired on Monday, August 22. This is based on near first impressions as I have barely seen Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope (Kimberly Matula) interact on camera.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

GH: More Stories About the Hospital these days

One of the first moves of General Hospital’s new head writer Garin Wolf was to make Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake, the Chief of Staff of General Hospital. Since then, we’ve seen a lot more of General Hospital. There isn’t quarantine, a bomb, chemical weapons, or a hostage crisis just more of the hospital. This entry has spoilers.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

AMC: Bianca finds love with Marissa

On All My Children, Bianca (Christina Bennet Lind) and Marissa (Sarah Glendening) aka Minx fell in love. With the end of the show on ABC, the story seems a bit rushed, but the program actually allowed the characters to consummate their relationship on screen.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OLTL: Destiny's Pregnancy

On One Life to Live, seventeen-year-old Destiny Evans (Shenell Edmonds) discovered that she was pregnant. Destiny and Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson) had been intimate just one time.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Days: All My Afternoons

This entry is about the Days of Our Lives section of All My Afternoons a 1979 book by Annie Gilbert on soap operas.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More about Switched at Birth Season One

After the first three episodes of Switched at Birth, I wrote about the ABCFamily show. As the summer season is over, I wanted to write about what has happened. The great news is according to news outlets, the show has been renewed. There were ten episodes over the summer and come January 2011, another 22 will air to round out the first season.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Y&R: Billy's Downward Spiral

Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) had everything he never thought he wanted. On the Young & the Restless, he had a life with his wife Victoria (Amelia Henlie), a suburban house in the style of Father Knows Best, and children. Well, he had it all, and now it’s lost due to his actions in Genoa City.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

MTV's Awkward.

Awkward. is a serialized comedy (not a dramedy) that airs on MTV on Tuesday’s at 11 PM EDT. This weekend I caught the first three of its twelve episodes that are airing this year.

Friday, August 5, 2011

AMC: Greenlee Sees Leo

This week on All My Children Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig) saw her lost love Leo du Pres (Josh Duhamel). Unfortunately it seemed to be only a dream or a hallucination instead of reality.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Days: Sonny's Gay and Not Everyone is Okay

This summer Days of Our Lives introduced their first regularly airing gay male character Jackson Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) who goes by the nickname Sonny. He’s the youngest and only biological child of Justin and Adrienne. Warning: this article contains speculation based on long term spoilers, but no specific information.