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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, October 31, 2012

Days: Bo Leaves Town


On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell) left town with his mother Caroline (Peggy McKay) as she needs treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Peggy McKay isn't leaving Days of Our Lives, but Peter Reckell has, so this story was his write off from the series.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

B&B: Stephanie's Party Invitations

I did a summary of the first two special episodes of "The Bold & The Beautiful" in which Stephanie (Susan Flannery) said goodbye to each of her loved ones inviting them to a party.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fan Fiction

Derivative fiction more commonly called fan fiction or fanfic is something a good number of fans get involved in as part of their interest. Whether it is a coda to a prime time series episode, an imagined deleted scene that was referenced but never shown, or alternative universe story, all these things take creativity and time to explore.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Myth of True Fandom


On October 11, former One Life to Live head writer and current top scribe at General Hospital Ron Carlivati wrote some tweets that shocked me. Considering it has been over two weeks and I still want to comment it says something.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thoughts on "The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell" Part 4


Here are my thoughts and summary on the William J. Bell biography, "The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful" by Michael Maloney with Lee Phillip Bell (Bill's widow). This entry will cover chapters fifteen through twenty-one of twenty-one.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Switched at Birth End of Season One

ABCFamily finally aired the season one finale of Switched at Birth on Monday, October 22, 2012. The 30 episode season began in June of 2011, with hiatuses tossed into the mix, and the new season will begin on Monday, January 7, 2013. (Originally season one was to be 32 episodes, but something changed.) Here are my thoughts on the last eight episodes.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Soap Assignments Blog: May and June Questions


Months ago I had started answering the Soap Assignments blog questions and am still catching up on what was asked. These are my responses for May and June's questions.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

GH: Jason is "Dead"


On Monday's episode (October 22, 2012) of General Hospital, Jason (Steve Burton) "died". He was in a shootout with Joe Scully (Richard Steinmetz) and Duke or who we assume to be Duke (Ian Buchanan) then shot him. Jason went into the water after falling off the pier.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Soap Assignments Blog Questions: March & April


Months ago I had started answering the Soap Assignments blog questions. I stopped halfway through my entries, so I am starting again. This is for March and April's questions.

Friday, October 19, 2012

B&B: Stephanie's Story


This past week on the Bold and the Beautiful, Stephanie (Susan Flannery) found out her cancer has spread and is fatal. Here are my thoughts on the first episodes regarding this plot. This includes spoiler-like information.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dallas Casting News

News has been coming out about casting on TNT's Dallas. Considering the program will be airing again on January 28, 2013 information like this will continue leaking out for the weeks to come. Below I discuss all of it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Days: Nicole's Baby Dies


Nicole (Arianne Zucker) saw her life fall apart during a routine medical check, when she found out her fetus was dead on Days of Our Lives. This late term miscarriage is the fuel for story and below are my thoughts on it so far, spoilers and speculation are included so beware.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

ATWT: Lily & Holden Story Disc Two


This is my summary of the second disc in the two disc "The Lily and Holden Story" collection from As the World Turns.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nashville: Pilot Episode

Tonight the first episode of ABC's Nashville aired. Here are my thoughts on the first program.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GH: Thoughts on the Wedding of Kate & Sonny


Last week on General Hospital, Kate (Kelly Sullivan) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) were to be married. Like their last wedding ceremony this one didn't end with an "I do" as Kate's alter Connie admitted at the altar that she was married to Johnny (Brandon Barash). Here are my thoughts on the wedding and the parties before the "special" day.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Y&R: New Regime Coming Next Week


On October 12, 2012, the first of the new regime episodes of The Young & The Restless will be airing in the US. It feels odd watching the program currently because due to the 10,000 episode many characters are appearing that normally aren't there. Here are my thoughts on recent episodes.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Daytime Stars & Strikes 2011

Last year, I was able to go to Daytime Stars and Strikes. Since the 2012 event is on Sunday, I figured I should do my write up already. I apologize for any and all typos.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Days: How Melanie Left Salem


Last Friday, September 28, 2012, Melanie (Molly Burnett) left Salem to visit her mother Carly (Crystal Chappell) in Europe. This entry summarizes the character's departure.