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Saturday, June 30, 2012

GL: 60th Anniversary of TV Premiere

Today June 30, 2012 is the 60th anniversary of Guiding Light's premiere on television in 1952. Unlike most radio shows of that era, that were moved to television, GL's migration was successful and remained on the air for over 50 years.

Friday, June 29, 2012

GH: Two Big News Items

This week two big things happened with General Hospital. GH is officially moving to 2 PM ET and 1 CT and PT starting on September 10, 2012. The other surprising thing was that General Hospital premiered a new opening on Friday, June 29, 2012 usually such changes happen on Mondays, not the last day of the month.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Y&R: Adam Proposed to Chelsea

On Monday's US episode (June 25, 2012) of The Young & The Restless, Adam (Michael Muhney) proposed to Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan). While their relationship developed quickly, I'm glad for it.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Anniversary of Another World's Last Episode

Today is the 13th anniversary of the last episode of Another World (June 24, 1999). I just wanted to post some thoughts I had about the program.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thoughts on the 2012 Daytime Emmy Show

Last night (Saturday, June 23, 2012), the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys aired on HLN. Here are my thoughts on the broadcast, which started at 8 PM EDT and ended about 10:08 PM EDT. Prior to this, HLN had a Showbiz Tonight Special on Friday night, and a red carpet show immediately before the awards. On Sunday night, they are rebroadcasting, the red carpet show once, and the actual awards twice.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

GH: Kate's Memory Has Returned

This week Kate Howard (Kelly Sullivan) realized why she developed the Connie personality. I'm not sure how I feel about this, but this entry has spoilers and speculation.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Days: Bo is going to Go

Late last week, confirmation came that Peter Reckell is leaving the role of Bo Brady on Days of Our Lives. On Monday (June 18, 2012), Peter tweeted about his feelings on his departure from the program. If you don't want to go on twitter, SOD summarized all of them here. Bo will be on air until some time in October based upon how far in advance Days tapes their episodes.

Friday, June 15, 2012

GL: Springfield Through the Years Disc 3

Here are my thoughts and a summary of the episodes on disc three of the soapclassics.com 20 classic episode Guiding Light release. The episodes on the disk range over a more than 20 year period. What I find amusing is how three holidays were represented: Christmas, the 4th of July and Election Day. The other two episodes focused on milestones: the 15,000 episode and the 70th anniversary in January 2007.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dallas on TNT

This is just a short write up on the new Dallas. I apologize for any errors as this is extremely stream of consciousness.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GH: Matt Murdered Lisa Niles

On Monday, June 11, Dr. Matt Hunter (Jason Cook) said goodbye to Port Charles after pleading guilty to the murder of Lisa Niles (Brianna Brown). For this crime, Matt will spend five years in Pentonville Prison.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wishing A Soap Dead

This is going to be one of my speechifying posts. I apologize in advance, but I needed to get this out of my system.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

GH: The Baby Switch

On General Hospital, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Tea (Florencia Lozano) had their babies in a storm outside of GH. Unfortunately, only one child survived. Here are my thoughts on the story so far.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Days: Stefano's Been Shot

On the Friday, June 1, 2012 episode of Days of Our Lives, Stefano (Joe Mascolo) was shot. It was a dark and stormy night in Salem and many of its residents were capable of shooting the Phoenix. Here are my thoughts on what we've seen so far, and this does include a bit of speculation based on spoilers.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Does she or doesn't she? Book

The latest book I've read with a soap opera theme is "Does she or doesn't she?" by Alisa Kwitney. This novel came out in 2003 and is written by someone who never worked in soaps. She does credit soap writer Stephanie Braxton, for teaching her about the genre. Below is a summary with spoilers and some thoughts on this book.