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CBS Daytme Renewed

The CBS network announced earlier today that everything daytime is coming back for the 2019-2020 season.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thoughts on Hollyoaks - End of 2014

This entry on Hollyoaks is through the UK airing schedule not the US one on Hulu, so anything through the end of 2014 may be mentioned. There are spoilers if someone is watching on Hulu.com, so please be aware while reading this entry.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Soap Opera Showdown - Meredith Viera Show

On Youtube.com, two videos including former "All My Children" stars have been posted from "The Meredith Viera Show".

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - May 1968

Another month's worth of episodes of "The Doctors" has aired on RetroTV. Below are my thoughts on what has aired for the month of May 1968.

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Resolutions for 2015

Here is my list for soap opera and television related things for 2015. Hope everyone has a better 2015, than 2014.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thoughts about Neighbours Last Months of 2014

The last episode of Australian soap opera Neighbours aired on Friday, December 5, 2014. Below I'm going to do a quick write-up about what has been going on in recent months.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - April 1968

Another month's worth of episodes of "The Doctors" has aired on RetroTV. Below are my thoughts on what has aired for the month of April 1968.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Soap Director Larry Auerbach Passed Away

I usually don't do in memoriam posts for behind the scenes personnel, but am making an exception for Larry Auerbach. He spent the majority of his career in soap operas. Click here to read his obituary from the DGA.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Days: 6 Random Thoughts for December 2014

Here are some of my random thoughts about Days of Our Lives for the month of December 2014.

Friday, December 12, 2014

B&B: Hope Leaves LA

On Friday, December 12, 2014, Hope left Los Angeles as her portrayer, Kim Matula, left "The Bold and the Beautiful". The character went through a lot in her last few weeks, and I'll summarize my thoughts about what happened below.

Monday, December 8, 2014

GH: Bye Bye Britta

Today (December 8, 2014) was Kelly Thiebaud's final appearance as Britt Westbourne on "General Hospital. Below I write about her departure.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Y&R: Six Random Thoughts for December

Below are some of my current thoughts, which are subject to change on "The Young and the Restless".

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - March 1968

Another month's worth of episodes of "The Doctors" has aired on RetroTV. Below are my thoughts on what has aired for the month of March 1968.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Y&R: Special Nicholas Newman Episode

In the US on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, "The Young and the Restless" aired a special Nick Newman (Josh Morrow) episode. Below are my thoughts and a quick summary.

International Emmy Award Winners Announced

On Monday, November 24, 2014, the International Emmys were given out in New York City. If you've never heard of the International Emmys it isn't surprising as they aren't aired on television and are given mainly for non-American productions. Click here to read a list of winners and nominees.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Preemptions for 2014

Just wanted to post about next week's preemptions.

GH: Michael Corinthos Becoming Michael Quartermaine

The newest character on General Hospital is Michael Quartermaine as the former Michael Corinthos has completely changed. While some may think it is for the worse, I feel it is for the better as it gives Chad Duell a lot to work with as an actor. Below are my highlights of this situation in Port Charles over the month of November.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Save Dallas is Dead

Just wanted to post a link and some thoughts about the end of the #SaveDallas campaign.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Days: JJ and Eve Have Sex

JJ (Casey Moss) will have a lot of explaining to do, as he slept with his girlfriend Paige's (True O'Brien) mother Eve (Kassie DePaiva). This Days of Our Lives story got me to thinking, so I decided to write about it tonight.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Random Soap Topics - November 2014

This post is about things that I can't really create full topics about, but I wanted to write about. So here goes.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Y&R: The End of Nick and Sharon

Genoa City's Nick and Sharon have had to deal with a lot of turmoil in their relationship. Sharon's stunt of changing Summer's paternity may be the end of their love. Below are my thoughts on what we've seen of this story.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - February 1968

Another month's worth of episodes of "The Doctors" has aired on RetroTV. Below are my thoughts on what has aired for the month of February 1968.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Days: Kristen's Gone Again

Eileen Davidson's most recent stint as Kristen Blake Dimera has come to an end. Below are my thoughts on her latest departure from Salem.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

B&B: 6 Random Thoughts (New CEO Edition)

The Bold & the Beautiful had yet another battle for the role of CEO of Forrester Designs. Eric (John McCook) was stepping down from his role to spend more time relaxing. Two legitimate contenders for the job were noted to be Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Rick (Jacob Young).

Monday, November 3, 2014

Primetime TV Update - November 2014

Here's another post listing shows I've caught or caught up with recently in binge format or viewed over the summer. This includes show spoilers for some series, but since I'm years behind it shouldn't matter.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Neighbours Halloween Web Series

During the week of Halloween, there was a special Neighbours Halloween web series called Neighbours Vs Zombies. While the show wasn't canon, it was a bit hilarious. Below there will be spoilers about the program.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Days: Sami left Salem

October 30, 2014 marked the last regular appearance of Alison Sweeney as Sami Brady for the foreseeable future. Below I summarize the character's write off along with any other general thoughts I had about the character.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Books about TV: As My World Still Turns Part 1

Here is my summary and review of "As My World Still Turns", which is a memoir by Eileen Fulton best known as Lisa on "As the World Turns". The book came out in 1995 and is "the uncensored memoirs of America's Soap Opera Queen." It was with Desmond Atholl and Michael Cherkinian. This is about the first four chapters.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thoughts on The Doctors - January 1968

Another month's worth of episodes of "The Doctors" has aired on RetroTV. Below are my thoughts on what has aired.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

GH: 6 Random Thoughts (Carly & Franco Edition)

My last random thoughts post for General Hospital was rather negative, so I hope this one has a more positive tone. This particular six focuses mainly on the Carly and Franco plot.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Y&R: The Anniversary of Delia's Death

Today "The Young & the Restless" honored the late Delia Abbott. The remembrance of a girl who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2013 was the main focus of the episode. Below I share my thoughts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Primetime TV Update - October 2014

Here's another post listing shows I've caught or caught up with recently in binge format or viewed over the summer. I'm seasons behind on some shows, but hope to rectify it when possible. This includes show spoilers for some series, but since I'm years behind it shouldn't matter.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thoughts on The Doctors - December 1967

The two weeks (or rather 20 episodes) of "The Doctors" have aired on Retro TV from 1967. Below are my thoughts on what has aired.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Y&R: 6 Random Thoughts for October 2014

Here is my semi-regular random thoughts post on "The Young and the Restless". They are just my opinions as of today, so they are subject to change and spoilers may be mentioned.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Reality Show for Soap Stars

Coming in 2015, TVGN will be called POP and one of their new shows will be "Queens of Drama". The show is about a group of female soap stars who work together to create a new primetime soap.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Twin Peaks Back in 2016

Today the exciting news broke that Twin Peaks will be on Showtime as a limited-run series in 2016. This news was announced via video, which I've embedded.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Dallas on TNT Cancelled Plus Thoughts on end of Season Three

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Dallas on TNT was cancelled today.
Tonight, we got the news that Dallas on TNT was cancelled at the end of day. To read the exact wording you can visit TVLine's story here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Inside Soap Awards for 2014

Inside Soap is a UK-based soap opera publication. I typically don't read it, because of not being up-to-date with overseas shows and spoilers. I made an exception for their awards.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Y&R: Nick and Sharon's Engagement Parties

"The Young & the Restless" had a special episode on September 30, 2014 celebrating the engagement of Nick (Josh Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case). The two separate parties became one larger event that ended in arrests.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

More Thoughts on Aussie Soap Neighbours

Since Hulu has posted 65 episodes of Neighbours, I thought it was time to write a catch up on what has been happening on Ramsey Street. This doesn't include any spoilers past what is posted on Hulu so far, and takes us nearly through the end of August's original Australian airings.

Friday, September 26, 2014

GH: The End of Crichton Clark

Scarsdale has gotten many mentions on General Hospital this September. The real life town, which is a bedroom community to New York City, was the fictional home to the clandestine clinic Crichton Clark. The private medical facility was used for cutting edge treatments. Below I'll summarize everything we know that happened at this location.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Books about TV: The As the World Turns Quiz Book

Here is a short entry on "The 'As the World Turns' Quiz Book" - Celebrating Forty Years of the Popular Soap Opera from 1996. The book by Gerard J. Waggett (author of other soap books), A Citadel Press Book was published by Carol Publishing Group. The cover price at the time was $9.95 in the US.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: 3rd Degree!

3rd Degree! was a short-lived game show hosted by Bert Convy.  The episode discussed below and linked here includes soap opera performers Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor from The Young and the Restless) and Stuart Damon (Alan Quartermaine from General Hospital). The other celebrities were Mark McEwen (who appeared as a game show host on Guiding Light years after this aired) and Marsha Warfield (Roz from Night Court who also was a host).

Friday, September 19, 2014

Y&R: The Chuck Pratt News

Last night (September 18, 2014), it was confirmed by Daytime Confidential that Chuck Pratt is in at "The Young and the Restless" as the show's new head writer. Feelings on this are mixed, and below I'll discuss mine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Why I do lists of 6?

I was thinking about why I do lists of six most of the time instead of lists of five or ten. Below I explain my reasons.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall TV Pilot Thoughts

As a civillian and fan blogger, I don't have access to any pilots that bigger sites have. That being said some new fall series were made available to everyone. Below are my thoughts on what I was able to see and includes spoilers

Sunday, September 14, 2014

TVGN: Programming notes for Y&R and B&B Returning Late Nights

Since Big Brother 16 will soon be completed, I checked out my program guide to see if and when "The Young and the Restless" will be back on TVGN during the night.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Y&R: Shemar's Visit

This past Wednesday and Thursday (September 10 & 11, 2014), Shemar Moore visited "The Young and the Restless" playing the character who made him famous to daytime soap fans Malcolm Winters. The two episode stint was a lot of fun and I felt the need to write about it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Celebrity Bowling

MeTV, a digital broadcaster, posts videos on a weekly basis of some of their programs. Every Monday, they update the episodes. I looked at their site today and they have five episodes of Celebrity Bowling.

Primetime TV Binge Update - September 2014

Here's another post listing shows I've caught or caught up with recently in binge format. I'm seasons behind on some shows, but hope to rectify it when possible. This includes show spoilers for some series, but since I'm years behind it shouldn't matter.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Pictionary

Here is a short write up about "Pictionary", the 90s game show that included celebrity guests. Unfortunately only two episodes are available online that are close to full length. They include Ali Sweeney (Sami on Days of Our Lives) and Victoria Rowell (Dru on The Young and the Restless, though they mention Diagnosis Murder, as she was doing both shows at the time.)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

B&B: Marriage for Hope and Wyatt

Hope (Kim Matula) on "The Bold and the Beautiful" finally got married. Her groom was Wyatt (Darin Brooks) after she was stood up by Liam (Scott Clifton). Liam rescued Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) from the Seine when unbeknownst to them Quinn (Rena Sofer) dropped her in the river.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Y&R: Anniversary of Katherine's Death

"The Young and the Restless" had two episodes that aired Tuesday and Wednesday August 26 - 27, 2014 that focused on the late Katherine Chancellor as played by Jeanne Cooper. As it was the one year anniversary of her death, the denizens of Genoa City along with some guests gathered to honor her.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Y&R: Neil is Injured

On "The Young and the Restless", Neil (Kristoff St. John) got electrocuted while working on his dream house for his wife Hilary (Mishael Morgan). The home was a surprise for her, but she had one for him in return. My thoughts are below.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

More thoughts on Hollyoaks

This entry on Hollyoaks is through the UK airing schedule not the US one on Hulu, so anything through early August may be mentioned. There are spoilers if someone is watching on Hulu.com, so please be aware while reading this entry.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

B&B: Story Updates August 2014

The Bold and the Beautiful has started another remote to France and Monaco. I'm not going to discuss spoilers, but summarize summer 2014 before the overseas footage.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Days: Coma John and those who "Love" him

On Days of Our Lives, John Black (Drake Hogestyn) is in a coma, as he was hit over the head with a fire poker. He wasn't happy over the marriage of his son Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Theresa (Jen Lilley). Below are my thoughts about these developments.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Crosswits from 1986-1987

I recently found some episodes of Crosswits, which was a syndicated game show that included celebrity panelists. This is a program I'm unfamiliar with, but wanted to share, because of its rarity.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GH: Rafe is Dead

Last week, Rafe (Jimmy Deshler) died on General Hospital. Below are my thoughts on this development.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Doctors on Retro TV

Today the news came out that Retro TV is going to start airing episodes of "The Doctors" on their station this fall. Click here to read the press release.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Y&R: Summer and Austin Wed

Genoa City's newest married couple are Summer (Hunter King) and Austin (Matthew Atkinson). The two have a star-crossed romance and rushed into wedded bliss. Below are my thoughts about what we've seen so far in their story.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Veteran Fan Dilemma - Major Characters Becoming Minor Ones?

Sometimes it is difficult to be a veteran soap fan. To define it just for this blog entry, I'm referencing people who are fans of long term performers. I'm not referring to long time fans as someone can be interested in actors who've been on for decades and be newer to a program. For the record there are other fan issues long time fans have to deal with or fans of long term performers have to adjust to, but I'm just touching on one in this blog.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Days: Sami's Revenge

This past week, Sami (Ali Sweeney) got her revenge on her new husband EJ (James Scott) and the woman he had an affair with during their engagement Abigail (Kate Mansi). Below are my thoughts on these developments.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour

There is an episode online from the week where NBC soap stars appeared on the Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour. Celebrity cast members from Another World, Days or Our Lives, and Search for Tomorrow were on the panel.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Books about TV: AMC Trivia Book

This is my quick write-up on "The Official All My Children Trivia Book" by Gerard J. Waggett from 1998. The book has an imprint from ABC Daytime Press and is dedicated to his editors as the late magazine Soap Opera Weekly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Neighbours on Hulu

It was announced today that we'll be able to see Neighbours again in the United States as Hulu has picked up the episodes starting July 14. The show will be a month behind the Australian airings.

Monday, June 30, 2014

GL: June 30th Anniversary

June 30 is the television anniversary of Guiding Light and also my twitterversary. Yes that was an intentional choice as I would always be able to remember when I signed up for the service.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thoughts on the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards

Here are my yearly thoughts on the Daytime Emmy Awards. Below I list the winners and anything else that caught my interest during the live feed.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Primetime TV Binge Update - June 2014

Here's another post listing shows I've caught or caught up with recently in binge format. I'm seasons behind on some shows, but hope to rectify it when possible. This includes show spoilers for some series, but since I'm years behind it shouldn't matter.

When Worlds Collide: Orphan Black & ATWT alum Dylan Bruce Gives a Soap Opera Acting Lesson

BBC America is promoting their new show Almost Royals and there is a soap opera connection see below for a link to a video.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Y&R: June Random Thoughts

Here is another round of random thoughts about "The Young & the Restless". This does including casting spoilers, so if you don't keep track of such things please don't continue reading.

Monday, June 16, 2014

GH: The Death of Baby Gabriel

On the Monday, June 16, 2014 episode, General Hospital's denizens gathered for the funeral of baby Gabriel Drake Santiago. The prematurely born boy passed away in the arms of his mother.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Days: Gabi left Salem

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Gabi Hernandez (Camilla Banus) left Salem as she paid for her crimes by going to prison. Below I'll go into details of her departure.

Friday, June 13, 2014

B&B: Middle East Remote Ripples

The Middle Eastern remote caused a lot of ripples in the canvas at "The Bold and the Beautiful". Below is a summary of what has happened with the story so far.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Super Password Soap Opera Special

Back in the 80s, Peggy McCay (Caroline) and John Aniston (Victor) from Days of Our Lives battled Linda Dano (Felicia) and Kale Browne (Michael) from Another World on Super Password. Since all of these shows aired on NBC, this was a good cross promotion for the network.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Daytime Emmys Not on TV in 2014

It is official the Daytime Emmy Awards will only be available online and won't air on television. The streaming broadcast will be at http://daytimeemmys.net/ , which isn't yet active. Hopefully it will be viewable to people outside the US especially those in Canada.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Days: June Preemptions

NBC Daytime is preempting Days of Our Lives for French Open tennis again next week.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Family Feud: Daytime Dynasties from 1984

This episode of Family Feud aired on February 9, 1984 and was Ryan's Hope versus General Hospital. The Ryan's Hope team were the members of the Ryan family including in-laws, while the General Hospital team were members of the Quartermaine clan.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Y&R: Chloe Left Town

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Chloe left Genoa City to get psychiatric help tying into the departure of multiple-Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Hendrickson. The character started to fall apart once her daughter Delia was killed in a car crash.

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Pros & Cons of Binge Watching

Just wanted to do a post on this topic as while I love binge watching, there are some advantages and disadvantages to viewing things in this manner.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Pre-emptions 2014

In the US, Memorial Day will be celebrated Monday, May 26, 2014. Due to the holiday, some daytime soaps will not air.

Friday, May 23, 2014

May Sweeps or May Sleeps

Here are some highlights for our American daytime soaps for the recently ended sweeps month, which ran from April 24 - May 21. For some sweeps seemed sleepier than normal, so I'm going to see how many things may rank as exciting or at least interesting.

Daytime Emmy News

Just wanted to put this in its own post. This year the nominee videos are on youtube on a channel created by NATAS. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Books about TV: OLTL Trivia Book

This is a short summary of "The One Life to Live 40th Anniversary Trivia Book", which came out in 2008. The factual book by Gerry Waggett was authorized by ABC.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Days: Nick is Dead

Nick Fallon (played by Blake Berris) was murdered. We don't know who the killer is yet. This post is about the development.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Y&R: What I Miss & What I Wish May 2014

This installment of what I miss and what I wish is for "The Young and the Restless".

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Wheel of Fortune 1992

In November 1992, Wheel of Fortune did a Soap College Challenge from San Francisco, California. They had two soap stars play against a college student. This was unlike other WOF events as typically celebrities team up with civilians on game shows or play against each other. Below is my summary of the one episode available on youtube.com.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GH: Thoughts on the 2014 Nurses Ball

General Hospital's four-day extravaganza that is the Nurses Ball ended today. Below are my thoughts and some highlights of the 2014 event.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

B&B: May Random Thoughts

Here is yet another edition of random thoughts on "The Bold and the Beautiful". This is through the episode that aired on Thursday May 8, 2014.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Another World's Anniversary

May 4, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the soap opera Another World. The show created by Irna Phillips lasted for 35 years until it was cancelled in 1999. Below are some of my thoughts about the show along with other comments about its history from my memory as I was thinking about the program.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thoughts on Daytime Emmy Nominations 2014

On Thursday, May 1, 2014 Emmyonline.org posted the 41st annual Daytime Emmy nominations. This year's winners have already been decided based on who was voted in the pre-nomination round. Below is the list and my thoughts on those that are included.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Y&R: The Cassie Reveal

This past week it was revealed that "Cassie" (Camryn Grimes) was really Mariah, Tyler's ex-fiance and she was working with Ian Ward too. Below are my thoughts about this situation on "The Young and the Restless" in pro and con format.  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

B&B: Hope's Choice

Hope Logan (Kim Matula) is torn between two brothers Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Liam (Scott Clifton) on  "The Bold and Beautiful". The ingenue isn't sure who she wants, so the triangle has flared up yet again.

Monday, April 28, 2014

GH: AJ's Funeral about everything, but AJ

Last week, General Hospital had a service for AJ Quartermaine. Instead of it "honoring" the character as such, it was used to forward stories. Here is a quick summary of what is going on with them.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Pregnancy Problem

If you read this blog on occasion or chat with me on twitter, you may be aware about how I have issues with pregnancies on soap operas. This post goes into detail as to why I feel soap operas show too many stories of this nature.

Friday, April 25, 2014

B&B: The Mystery Couple Reveal

"The Bold and the Beautiful" showed a shocking new couple on the Friday, April 25, 2014 episode. Below are my thoughts on this twist and includes speculation.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Days: Thoughts on the Special April 21, 2014 Episode

Today, Days of our Lives had a special episode featuring EJ and Sami. Below are my thoughts on the program, which includes spoilers, so if you haven't seen it don't continue to read this entry.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Days: What I Miss & What I Wish April 2014

I've decided to start a new kind of post about different soap operas. This installment is what I miss and wish I could see on "Days of Our Lives".

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Orphan Black Back this weekend

Season two of Orphan Black is premiering on Saturday evening on BBCAmerica. Prior to the new season, the channel is marathoning the first season. Below are some reasons why I really enjoy this show without giving away too much information.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thoughts about Mad Men

The first part of Mad Men's seventh season premiered this week. Here are my general thoughts about the show, which includes information on the show throughout its run.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dallas Midseason Finale

Just a few notes on the Dallas midseason finale. The show is scheduled to return on August 18.

Friday, April 11, 2014

B&B: The Fight Over Forrester Creations 2014

Wanted to write a bit about the latest fight over Forrester Creations as Ridge tried to overthrow Rick in his role as president. Eric didn't agree to it, but perhaps it isn't the last we'll see of this struggle on "The Bold and the Beautiful".

Monday, April 7, 2014

Days: Will & Sonny Get Married

This blog entry is about Will and Sonny's bachelor party and wedding on Days of Our Lives that aired the week of March 31, 2014.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

GH: 51st Anniversary Episode

On April 1, 2014, the 51th anniversary of General Hospital was celebrated. Here is a short summary with comments about the episode.

Monday, March 31, 2014

GH: AJ is Dead

If you haven't watched the March 31, 2014 episode of General Hospital, I apologize for the spoiler. On today's episode AJ (Sean Kanan) died again.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Y&R: 6 Random Thoughts

Here are six of my random thoughts about "The Young & the Restless". These comments are through the episode that aired on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Soaps 2048

The latest web craze is 2048. I found a creator that allows you to pick your own subject. Of course, I had to make one that is soap opera themed and here is a link.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Days: 6 Random Thoughts

Here are six of my random thoughts about "Days of Our Lives". These comments are through the episode that aired on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Twin Peaks Anniversary

If you're a soap fan and also like mysteries or supernatural stories, and were old enough in 1990 you probably watched Twin Peaks. The show created by David Lynch was a cultural phenomenon and premiered as a special on a Sunday night. Twin Peaks had a style all of its own due to its unique location and characters, and is the very definition of cult series.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Books about TV: The Encyclopedia of TV Pets

The Encyclopedia of TV Pets by Ken Beck and Jim Clark is another book in my collection. The over 300 page reference published in 2002 shares behind the scenes stories of the greatest in television animals in the 20th century.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

B&B: Brooke's brokenhearted as Ridge & Katie find each other

On "The Bold and the Beautiful", Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) went on a bender after finding out that her sister Katie (Heather Tom) and former husband Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) are in love. She was informed before Katie and Ridge consummated their relationship. Below are my thoughts on the story so far.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Reminder CBS: NCAA Pre-emptions this week

This week marks the yearly NCAA pre-emptions of "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless". Both shows won't be airing on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21, 2014.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Bit about Head Canon

Head canon is a term that is extremely familiar to fans of various genres except soap operas. For some reason, it hasn't really made its way to our fandom, so I wanted to explore it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AMC & OLTL: More Prospect Park Woes

This week the news came out that Prospect Park filed for Chapter 11 and articles were posted by "The Hollywood Reporter on March 10 & 11. People involved with the productions of All My Children and One Life to Live are also owed money.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

GH: How Robin was written out again

Since Kimberly McCullough's Robin left Port Charles, I wanted to do a quick write up of the hows and whys of the departure of the General Hospital character. Here are my thoughts on it, and I hope not to offend.

Friday, March 7, 2014

What I'm Watching in Primetime

Just wanted to do a quick post to record what I'm watching these days on prime time television. Some of the shows I've watched within the last year on demand.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Daytime Pre-Nominations Announced 2014

On Monday, March 3, 2014 Emmyonline.org posted the 41st annual drama performer pre-nominations. The final nominees will be announced on May 1, 2014. This year the winner will be decided based on who got the most votes during this round. Below is the list and my thoughts on those who were included this year.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hollyoaks on Hulu

Hollyoaks, the British "teen" soap, is now available on Hulu and Hulu Plus. Currently 29 episodes are available starting from the season 19 finale (from 12/31/2013) through episode 28 of season 20, which aired in the UK on February 7, 2014.

Friday, February 28, 2014

A bit about Dallas TNT

On Monday, Dallas on TNT aired its third season opener. Below are some of my thoughts on the show. (Don't say I didn't warn you.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

B&B: 6 Random Thoughts

Here is another edition of random thoughts, which is about "The Bold and the Beautiful". This is through the episode that aired on February 27, 2014.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

GH: 6 Random Thoughts

Here is another round of 6 random thoughts about General Hospital through the episode that aired on February 26, 2014.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Y&R: Dealing with Delia's Death

"The Young and the Restless" has spent a lot of time dealing with the aftermath of Delia's death. The seven year old died in a hit-and-run accident late last year, and hopefully this story will come to a close or at least make some positive progress.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Books about TV: TV Tie-Ins

"TV Tie-Ins" is a scholarly work that explores the evolution of paperback books that were written about particular programs. Written by Kurt Peer, it features both the history of these books (until 1990) along with a master list of every book that was found within this genre. Since this was published in the late 90s, all of this research was a lot more difficult to come by compared to how it could be done today.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Days: Pre-Emption Reminder

Days of Our Lives won't be on Thursday, February 20 due to the NBC Olympics coverage. The women's ice hockey gold medal game will air. The two teams playing are the US and Canada.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Days: Will & Sonny Engaged

Valentine's Day meant love for Will and Sonny as they agreed to wed. As part of the press around this story, the duo played by Guy Wilson and Freddie Smith did an interview with "The Advocate" discussing Days of Our Lives.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

B&B: Brooke & Ridge are Engaged Again

Today on "The Bold and the Beautiful", Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) agreed to get married again. Below are my thoughts on this development.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

GH: New Opening Theme

Today (Wednesday, February 5, 2014), General Hospital changed their theme song. The graphics haven't been updated at this time.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Y&R: Carmine's Murder

The Young and the Restless finally resolved the murder of Carmine Vasco (Marco Dapper). The character wasn't actually dead, but in witness protection.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Soap Stars in Other Places: Shop 'Til You Drop

Recently I watched a special holiday episode of the game show "Shop 'Til You Drop". This particular episode was from 1993 and included people who were on soap operas at the time (Victoria Rowell and Brad Maule.) Here is a link and below are my thoughts on this program.

Friday, January 31, 2014

GH: Robert Leaves Port Charles

This week on General Hospital, Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) left Port Charles to see Holly. On his way out of town, he said goodbye to his family.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Days: Nick's Back after EJ and Abby hit the sack

EJ (James Scott) and Abby (Kate Mansi) fell into bed so to speak, as he wanted to keep her quiet about what supposedly happened to Nick (Blake Berris). Obviously this plot as a lot of detractors, but I wanted to write about what has happened so far in this Days of Our Lives story.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thoughts on Who Shot the Daytime Soap?

Last month TVGN aired "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" below are my thoughts on this one hour documentary. (This is from memory so it isn't a summary of the program.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Days: Renewal News

NBC announced that it has renewed the show through September 2016. Click here to read quotes from NBC and Sony.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Days: Shocking Casting News

Early this morning (Tuesday, January 21, 2014), a clip from Ellen reveals a major cast change for Days of Our Lives. The official Ellen Show YouTube.com account has it posted and below are my thoughts.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2013 Year in Review

This is my stream of consciousness style review of the four daytime soap operas that aired in 2013. They are short and sweet and about 100 words each. (I already did wrap-ups of All My Children and One Life to Live earlier in the year, which is why they are not included in this entry.)

Friday, January 17, 2014

CBS Daytime Renewal News

Earlier this week as part of TCA, a press release stated that CBS has renewed their daytime line-up for the 2014-2015 season. On top of that "The Young and the Restless" has a guaranteed spot through the 2017 season.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GH: Sabrina's Pregnancy

On General Hospital, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) is pregnant with her former fiance Patrick's (Jason Thompson) baby. Her former boyfriend Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) stated he was the dad, before she admitted the truth. Here are my thoughts on this story so far.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Soaps & the 8 Deadly Words

"I don't care what happens to these people." are the eight deadly words (for more information see tvtropes.org for the historical usage.) The concept is that the characters are so poorly written, that the audience stops being engaged in the story. While this originally comes from the world of science fiction, it can be applied to soap operas.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Likes & Yikes 2013

Here is my version of best and worst for 2013. This is far from a complete list and just how I feel today about daytime soap opera related items. First will be general soap opera thoughts and later I will have items for particular programs.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Days: Rap Video

For the new year, an original Days of Our Lives rap video on YouTube was released starring T. Do and MC Milbauer.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Veronica Mars Trailer

The first cool thing for the television year for me was how the Veronica Mars movie promo was released today. The video aired on E! and is available on their website.