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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...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Days: The Reboot So Far

Friday September 23 was a big day in the soap world, as the last episode of All My Children aired, and Days of Our Lives aired the first episode that was fully written by the new head writing team of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. Here are my thoughts on the revamp after watching one full week of episodes.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

B&B: Liam gets Engaged Again

This week on The Bold & the Beautiful, Liam (Scott Clifton) lost Hope (Kimberly Matula) and became engaged to Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). In the matter of one episode Liam lost one fiancĂ© and gained another, say what? Let’s go back and explain what happened…

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MTV's Awkward. Season One

Last night, MTV aired the final two episodes of season one of Awkward. The program is a 30 minute serialized teen comedy, which is coming back for a second season in 2012. Here are my thoughts on how the show advanced since my first post on it after the airing of episode three. This entry has information through the last episode of the season, so if you haven’t seen it yet read no further.

Monday, September 26, 2011

AMC: I Love Lucci Marathon (Part 2)

The last episodes of All My Children have aired on ABC. This past weekend I caught up with the I Love Lucci marathon that was on Saturday the 17th.

Thoughts on the Premiere of Dirty Soap

Last night E! aired the first episode of the soap opera reality show, Dirty Soap. The program was on from 10-11 pm in the east. Here are my thoughts on it.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

AMC: The Last Two Episodes

I did a write up about the first three episodes of All My Children’s final week on ABC. Here are my thoughts on the last two episodes.

Friday, September 23, 2011

GH: Jason and Sam Elope

On General Hospital, Jason (Steve Burton) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) spontaneously eloped. While they plan to marry the next day, Sam and Jason decided to take a motorcycle ride to cool off, and ended up newly married.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

AMC: Two Shows Left

Here is my summary on the first three shows of All My Children’s final week on ABC. We only have two more shows to air, and it is starting to hit me fast that the end isn’t near, it is just about here. The first three shows of the week had a family focus. Monday was about the Hubbards, Tuesday was about the Kane/Montgomery group and Wednesday was about the Martins. Each family gathering ended with a photograph along with a montage of past scenes. Unfortunately some characters were omitted and they didn’t show different performers if the part was now played by another person. There were other characters shown on these episodes, but those were the primary groupings.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Days: The Revamp

Right now Days of Our Lives is clearing the decks and the revamp is supposed to be on September 26. The September 23 episode is a clip show with characters discussing the past and I plan to write about that as I hope to enjoy it. This entry has spoilers, but isn't about the people coming back that's left for another entry once we see them.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

GL: Kim Zimmer’s Memoir (Part 1)

Since today is the 2nd anniversary of the last episode of Guiding Light ending, I wanted to do a write up on Kim Zimmer’s (Reva) memoir. The full title of the book is “I’m Just Sayin’! 3 Deaths, 7 Husbands, and a Clone! My Life as a Daytime Diva.” Laura Morton who co-wrote Susan Lucci’s book also did that job here. These are just my thoughts; spoilers about the book are included. I’m going to do this in more than one part due to size and space.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

AMC: I Love Lucci Marathon

SoapNet aired a five-hour marathon with complete episodes of All My Children called I Love Lucci on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Here are my thoughts and a summary of the first episode from over 30 years ago.

Friday, September 16, 2011

AMC: All My Afternoons 1970s Soap Book

Here is my summary of the All My Children chapter of All My Afternoons, by Annie Gilbert. This section is 20 pages long and broken into five parts.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Y&R: Devon is Tucker's Son

Recently a new blood tie was discovered in Genoa City: Tucker (Stephen Nichols) is Devon’s (Bryton) father, which makes Devon, a grandchild to Kay (Jeanne Cooper). While Tucker was comatose, Kay found out about Tucker’s missing child and put Paul (Doug Davidson) on the trail. With limited information, he was able to find out it was Devon.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thoughts on Glee and The Glee Project

Just felt like writing about Glee tonight as the new season is coming later in September. Over the summer, I watched The Glee Project and was one of the few who saw the movie. This entry does have spoilers.

Friday, September 9, 2011

AMC: Ten More Shows on ABC

We have two weeks left of All My Children on ABC daytime. This entry discusses my thoughts on the program right now, along with spoilers to what is known to be coming up in AMC’s last two weeks (10 episodes).

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Days: The End of the DiMera & Kiriakis War?

For many years the DiMera and Kiriakis families have been fighting. Stefano DiMera (Joe Mascolo) and Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) are rivals in business whether it is of the legal nature or not. Both men are seen as villainous, but regardless of their behaviors they do love their families. The war is currently at a truce, but there is no indication that this is built to last.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

1992 Soap Opera Magazine

Due to the holiday weekend, and the lack of new soaps on Labor Day, I decided to go through my magazine collection. I went through a box of Soap Opera Magazine (about 50 of them) and chose the oldest in the stack dated December 29, 1992 (Volume 2, Issue 52). The over 18-year old issue like many in this box is not complete, so I apologize in advance.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

OLTL: The Newest Set of Twins (Todd & Victor)

During the month of August, it was revealed that the Todd Manning (as played by Trevor St. John) we’ve known for the last eight years was really Victor Lord Jr. and the actual Todd Manning was last seen when Roger Howarth played the part. This story had a lot of shocks so far and here are some of the highlights.