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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...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Flashes of the Past: Soap Opera Bistro

In 2001 and 2002, Disney California Adventure had an ABC Daytime-themed restaurant called the ABC Soap Opera Bistro. Below the cut is a video of nearly nine minutes in length to show was it was like. Thanks goes to the YouTube poster.

Primetime TV Update - December 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in December 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

B&B: Six Random Thoughts for December 2015

With 2015 nearly over, here are six random thoughts about "The Bold and the Beautiful".

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Year's Resolutions for 2016


Here is my list for soap opera and television related things for 2016. Hope everyone has a better 2016, than 2015.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - June 1970


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 June 1970.

Y&R: Six Random Thoughts for December 2015

Here are another six random thoughts about "The Young and the Restless" - December 2015. There probably will be spoilers, so that's your warning.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

B&B: Ivy, Liam, Wyatt & Steffy

On "The Bold and the Beautiful" the quadrangle took another turn. Below are my thoughts on this story.

Friday, December 18, 2015

GH: The Truth About Jake

On "General Hospital" everyone is dealing with the truth of Jake's identity being that of Jason Morgan (Billy Miller). Below are my thoughts on this story so far.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - November & December 2015

Here's another installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in November and December of 2015.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Y&R: Sharon & Dylan Wed

There was a surprise wedding this week as Sharon (Sharon Case) and Dylan (Steve Burton) wed on "The Young and the Restless". The duo, who've been engaged for months, married in a small ceremony at home. Below are my thoughts on the December event.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

DAYS: Ben is Caught

On "Days of Our Lives" Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) was caught for his crimes against Salem. The character now is catatonic and on suicide watch. Below are my thoughts on everything that has happened.

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - May 1970

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 1970.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - November 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during November of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Primetime TV Update - November 2015


Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in November 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving in Soapland 2015

Here is my quick write up of what happened on all four current US daytime soaps for Thanksgiving 2015.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - April 1970

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 1970.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

David Canary Passed Away

Earlier today, it was announced that soap legend David Canary passed away on November 16, 2015. His family posted an obituary for the five-time Daytime Emmy winning actor on a local news website for Wilton, Connecticut.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Days - Six Random Thoughts for November 2015

Here is a six random thoughts post on "Days of Our Lives" about the show's on screen 50th Anniversary.  

Neighbours End of Year Break

Unlike US soaps, "Neighbours" has a yearly break in December/January. From reading social media, this year the last episode airing in Australian pace is December 4. It is scheduled to return January 4, 2016.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Books about TV: "Days of Our Lives 50 Years"

Below is a review and my thoughts about "Days of Our Lives 50 Years" by Greg Meng. (This entry will reference the 45th anniversary book as well, since I did a review of that book five years ago.) This coffee table book is nearly 400 pages and retails for $34.99 in the US.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - March 1970

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 1970.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Soap Stars in Other Places: "To Tell the Truth"

This is a bit of a unique video clip, an episode of "To Tell the Truth" from December 2, 1958. Unlike most soap opera clips, I've shared this one is with Irna Phillips. Below is a link and more about the video.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - October 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during October of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - October 2015

Here's another installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in October 2015.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Primetime TV Update - October 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in October 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Friday, October 30, 2015

B&B Maya and Rick Want a Baby

On "The Bold and the Beautiful", Maya (Karla Mosley) and Rick (Jacob Young) want to have a child. They are newlyweds, but feel they are ready to become parents. Since Maya is transgender they cannot have a biological offspring. They decided to enlist her younger sister Nicole (Reign Edwards) below are my thoughts about this plot as of the end of October 2015.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

GH: Six Random Thoughts - October 2015

Here are six random thoughts I'm having about "General Hospital" these days.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Neighbours Off of Hulu

Last month, the Australian soap "Neighbours" was pulled from Hulu. If you've become a fan of the show, and want to continue watching it you'll have to find other means.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Y&R: The Verdict in Adam's Trial

This week, "The Young and the Restless" finally gave Adam (Justin Hartley) his day in court after he accidentally ran over Delia and killed her with his car. The crime was two years ago though since he was presumed dead and then lived as Gabriel Bingham due to plastic surgery, he was undetected. Below are my thoughts and include everything that happened through the US airing on October 23, 2015.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - February 1970

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 1970.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

DAYS: Ben's Motivation Explained

On the Tuesday, October 20, 2015 episode of "Days of Our Lives" Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) explained to his father Clyde (James Read) why he killed Serena, Paige and Will. Below are my thoughts on this development.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GH: Sonny & Carly Wed Again

On October 14, 2015, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) married again on"General Hospital". The long-term on and off couple said their "I dos" at the hospital chapel. Below are my thoughts about the wedding.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Days: Will is Dead

On "Days of Our Lives", the character of Will (Guy Wilson) was murdered by his friend Ben (Robert Scott Wilson). Ben had already killed two women on canvas (Serena and Paige) and Will was the latest victim as he figured out what Ben had done. Below are my thoughts on this development.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - January 1970

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 January 1970.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

B&B: Caroline's Pregnancy

Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) is pregnant, but not with her new husband's baby, but his son's child. Below are my thoughts about this latest development on "The Bold and the Beautiful".

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - September 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during September of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - September 2015


Here's another installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in September 2015.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Primetime TV Update - September 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in September 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

DAYS: Soap Stars in Other Places Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Many websites reblogged the story about migrants and refugees from Syria that features a "Days of Our Lives" fan. The approximately 18 minute video of the HBO program "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" shares a short interview with Noujain Musaffa, an EJ and Sami fan, and the actors also appear in character at the end of the vid. Below are my thoughts and a link.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Y&R: Six Random Thoughts - September 2015

Here are six random thoughts for "The Young and the Restless" for September 2015.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Days: The Murder Discovered

During the September 24, 2015 episode of "Days of Our Lives", the audience was shown the necktie killer. Below are my thoughts on this development and includes spoilers.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - December 1969

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 December 1969.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Days: Gabi Returns

Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) returned to Salem this week as her conviction was overturned. She was able to leave prison and reunite with her daughter.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

UK Soaps: Secrets of the Soap Super Brands

At the Edinburgh International Television Festival, a panel was held with the show runners of the big four UK soaps during August 2015. For reference I'm embedding it to my blog.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Days: Death Abounds

A new serial killer has arrived in Salem on "Days of Our Lives". So far two victims have paid with their lives, below are my thoughts on the story through September 11, 2015.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - November 1969

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 November 1969.

B&B: Six Random Thoughts - September 2015

Here are six random thoughts I'm having about "The Bold and the Beautiful".

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Soap Stars in Other Places: Tattletales

Another episode of the game show "Tattletales" has been posted on YouTube. This is the final episode of the program that aired in 1984 on CBSDaytime. It included three soap opera pairs, who need not play an onscreen couple. Below are my thoughts on this episode.

Friday, September 4, 2015

GH: Silas's Death Resolved

On "General Hospital" this week, Silas Clay's (Michael Easton) murderer was discovered. Below are my thoughts on this development, so if you don't want to be spoiled stop reading.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - August 2015

Here's another installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in August 2015.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - August 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during August of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Primetime TV Update - August 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in August 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GH: What I Wish & What I Miss

I've done this type of post for the other US soaps, but never did one for "General Hospital". Since the show is getting new head writers, I figure it is the perfect time to talk about what I'd like to see.

Y&R: Sage & Nick Marry

On "The Young and the Restless", another August wedding took place as Sage (Kelly Sullivan) and Nick (Josh Morrow) got married. The couple's ceremony was a small affair, which I'll write about more below the cut.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - October 1969

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 October 1969.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Y&R: Hilary & Devon Wed & Now She's Thought Dead?

Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and Devon (Bryton James) were wed in a happy ceremony at the Athletic club on "The Young and the Restless". The couple's potential joy was nearly ruined by the bride's former husband Neil (Kristoff St. John), who is always the groom's father. Below I share more thoughts on their nuptials and the honeymoon.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Guilty Pleasures or Surprising Treasures

A lot of people consider soaps a guilty pleasure, but for many who watch they are surprising treasures. Below I discuss of how someone can start viewing for one thing and find some deeper meaning.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Days: Coming to Pop

Today, the news came out that "Days of Our Lives" will now be airing on Pop in the evenings. These will be same day episodes, and be on at 8 pm ET.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Days: Sonny Left Salem

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Sonny Kiriakis as played by Freddie Smith left Salem and "Days Of Our Lives". The character's marriage was in tatters and he decided to help his Great Uncle Victor (John Aniston) with his overseas nightclub business in Paris, France.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - September 1969

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 September 1969.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

B&B: Rick and Maya Married

Today (August 12, 2015), Rick (Jacob Young) and Maya (Karla Mosely) finally got married. The duo said "I do" in the Forrester living room. Below I'll give my thoughts on the nuptials and everything else that happened at the ceremony.

Monday, August 10, 2015

GH: Silas is Dead

Last week, Dr. Silas Clay (Michael Easton) met his maker on General Hospital. Below are my thoughts on the story so far.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Soaps Stars in Other Places: Family Feud Soap Star Challenge

Here are two episodes of Louie Anderson's version of "Family Feud" with soap performers from "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless". They are playing for charity in the amount of 10,000.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - July 2015

Here's another installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in July 2015.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - July 2015


Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during July of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Primetime TV Update - July 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in July 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - August 1969

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 August 1969.

Monday, July 27, 2015

GH: Luke Has Left the Building

Monday, July 27, 2015 marked the last on air episode of Tony Geary as his longtime character of Luke Spencer. The actor who first appeared on "General Hospital" in 1978 has decided to retire from the show, so the character left Port Charles. Below are my thoughts on his goodbye.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

GH: Carlivati Out

Today, General Hospital and ABC Daytime announced that head writer Ron Carlivati is out as head writer of the show. He started his gig at GH after the death of One Life to Live on ABC. To read the press release visit TVLine's coverage. Below I'm giving my thoughts on the change and the new head writing team.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

B&B: Aly's Dead

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, Aly Forrester as played by Ashlyn Pearce died on "The Bold and the Beautiful". The character had been struggling with emotional issues and attacked her cousin Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood). While protecting herself, Steffy went after Aly. Aly fell and hit her head on a rock. Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) arrived and when first responders came to the scene, they discovered she was dead.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Y&R: Avery Left Genoa City

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Avery Bailey Clark as played by Jessica Collins left "The Young and the Restless". Below I'm summarizing her last story.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

B&B: Pre-empted Nationally July 15, 2015

"The Bold and the Beautiful" was pre-empted nationally on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In its place a rerun of Hope's Paris fashion show aired on Pop.

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - July 1969

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 July 1969.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GH: Lucky and Ethan Visit

The month of July on "General Hospital" gave us short return stints for both Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer and Nathan Parsons as Ethan Lovett. The two came back for visits to tie into Anthony Geary's departure as Luke Spencer. Below I discuss their 2015 stints.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - June 2015

Here's another installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in June 2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Twin Peaks Pushed Back to 2017?

The major sites like Variety posted earlier today that Mark Frost from "Twin Peaks" mentioned that the show will only be back in 2017. Below are my thoughts on this turn of events and the odd way that this  came out to the public.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

B&B: Shortest Marriage Ever

The first week in July 2015 showed the annulment of the shortest marriage ever as Liam (Scott Clifton) and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) signed papers on "The Bold and the Beautiful". Below are my thoughts on this development.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Primetime TV Update - June 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in June 2015 that weren't part of the free HBO/Cinemax weekend. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - June 1969

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 June 1969.

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - June 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during June of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Days: What I Wish & What I Miss - June 2015


This installment is what I miss and wish I could see on "Days of Our Lives". I did a post like this about Days over a year ago, and I wanted to see if my feelings have changed.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GH: Is Denise Trying to get caught?

Denise is Ava's new identity and she's played by Maura West as well. Below are my thoughts on the situation.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Primetime TV Binge Update - June 2015 Free HBO/MAX Weekend

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in June 2015 during a free HBO/MAX four day weekend. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Soap Stars in Other Places: Big Brother Press Day

This year, the reality show, "Big Brother" has soap stars playing during their press day special event. The video is about 26 minutes and is only playable in the US.  Click here to view it and my discussion of it has spoilers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"The Doctors" - Schedule Change June 29, 2015

"The Doctors" is moving time slots on Retro TV. The network has posted new schedules for Summer 2015 at their website.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

B&B: Ivy and Liam Wed

Bad news for Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) and Liam (Scott Clifton) got married. It was a green card ceremony officiated by Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) that took place at the beach house. Below I write about my thoughts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - May 1969

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 1969.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episodes 9 & 10

Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episodes nine and ten of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode nine is "Read the Script" and stated by Chrystee Pharris. The title of episode ten is "How Did We Get Here".

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Thoughts about "Neighbours" - April & May 2015

Here's another semi-regular installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in April and May 2015.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Y&R: What I Wish & What I Miss - June 2015

This installment of what I miss and what I wish is for "The Young and the Restless". The last one of these I did about the show was May of 2014.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - May 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during May of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Monday, June 8, 2015

B&B: Six Random Thoughts

Here are six random thoughts I'm having about "The Bold and the Beautiful".

Friday, June 5, 2015

Soap Stars in Other Places: Family Feud Challenge 1992

A video with the stars of "Guiding Light" and "The Young and the Restless" from June 1992 has been posted. This originally aired the same week as the GL blackout story - their 40th anniversary. Below are links to the episodes that have been shared and a summary of what happened.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episode 8


Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episode seven of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode seven is "She Set Me Up" and stated by Hunter Tylo.

Days: Melanie's Gone Again

On June 2, 2015, Melanie (Molly Burnett) departed Salem after a few months back in town. Below are my thoughts and how the story of the character wrapped up for the time being.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - April 1969

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 1969.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Primetime TV Update - May 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in May 2015 that weren't part of Watchathon week. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Days: French Open Preemptions June 2015

Due to French Open coverage live from Paris, NBC isn't showing "Days of Our Lives" two days in June. This was scheduled ahead of time, so no episodes will be skipped.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Y&R: Nikki's Intervention

"The Young and the Restless" aired a special episode involving Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and her battle with alcoholism on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in the US. Below is a summary and my thoughts about the episode.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episode 7

Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episode seven of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode seven is "Asking for Trouble" and stated by Donna Mills.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

B&B: Maya's Past Revealed

Last week on "The Bold and the Beautiful", the truth came out to everyone that Maya (Karla Mosely) is transgendered. Below are my thoughts on the latest developments.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

GH: Six Random Thoughts - May 2015

Here are six random thoughts I'm having about General Hospital. Some of these are serious, while others may be silly or snarky.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Days: Paige Discovers it All

This week on "Days of Our Lives" Paige (True O'Brien) discovered that her boyfriend JJ (Casey Moss) had a sexual relationship with her mother Eve (Kassie DePaiva). Below I discuss my feelings on the story so far along with partially summarizing it.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episode 6

Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episode six of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode six is "We Have to Clean Up Her Mess" and stated by Crystal Hunt.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day Week Preemptions 2015

Since Memorial Day is being celebrated on Monday, May 25, 2015, some soaps won't be on for the holiday. Below is the list of what is and isn't on in soaps that day.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - March 1969

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 1969.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Twin Peaks Back On Showtime

Yesterday, the happy news was released that Twin Peaks on Showtime isn't dead. Below are a collection of tweets from the involved parties.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episode 5

Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episode five of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode five is "What Donna Wants" and was stated by Vanessa Marcil.

Friday, May 8, 2015

GH: Tony Geary out

Today it was announced that Tony Geary is leaving his long time role as Luke Spencer on General Hospital. To find out more check out this interview at TV Insider.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episode 4

Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episode four of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode four is "Dealing with a Sociopath" and was stated by Hunter Tylo.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

GH: Nurses Ball 2015 Thoughts

General Hospital's three-day extravaganza that is the Nurses Ball ended yesterday. Below are my thoughts and some highlights of the 2015 event.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - February 1969

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 1969.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Wikipedia Ranking Applied to Soaps

This was inspired by a "Radio Times" article about television shows in general that I saw on a "Doctor Who" fan site. As this is a soap blog, I did the research for the genre of soap operas. The results are based on worldwide answers and include both daytime and nighttime series that may or may not air in the United States.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Days: More Casting News

In the last few weeks, Days has gotten busy with casting changes. Below I'm going to summarize some of them. The information is from various sources, which is the only reason I'm not sourcing as some come from publications and not from the web.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Y&R: Billy & Chelsea's Wedding

Today on "The Young & the Restless" Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Billy (Burgess Jenkins) prepared for a wedding at the athletic club. To Chelsea's surprise, the ceremony ended without the vows. Below are my thoughts on this story.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Primetime TV Binge Watching Update - April 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in April 2015 that weren't part of Watchathon week. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - March & April 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during March and April of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Episode 3

Here is a live blog summary and my brief thoughts about episode three of "Queens of Drama". The title of episode three is "Those Little Devils" and was stated by Donna Mills.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thoughts about "Queens of Drama" - Premiere

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Pop premiered the first two episodes of "Queens of Drama". A reality show with soap stars coming together to create a new series.

Thoughts on the Daytime Emmy Awards 2015


Here are my yearly thoughts on the Daytime Emmy Awards. Below I list the winners and anything else that caught my interest during the show that aired on Pop TV.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - January 1969

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 January 1969.

Monday, April 20, 2015

B&B: Quinn & Deacon Wed

Today (April 20, 2015), Quinn (Rena Sofer) and Deacon (Sean Kanan) were married on "The Bold and the Beautiful". Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) tried to stop the nuptials, but failed.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Soap Stars in Other Places - The Real

The talk show "The Real", which was recently renewed for its second season, on occasion has soap alumni on their show. I'm going to link some videos that include actors playing game with the hosts.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Daytime Emmy Nominee Videos & Fan Favorites Poll

The Poptv.com website offers a lot this year for the discerning Daytime Emmy interested soap opera fan as the reels for the major acting categories and a poll are available. Below I post my thoughts on these special items.

Primetime TV Binge Watching Update - April 2015 Watchathon Edition

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed during April 2015's Watchathon week. I will do another posting with shows I watched and finished during other times of the month. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Y&R: Jack's Doubled

"The Young and the Restless" is doing yet another doppleganger story as Jack (Peter Bergman) now has a duplicate. Below are my thoughts on this story so far.

Thoughts on Neighbours - February & March 2015

Here's another semi-regular installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in February and March 2015 and includes their 30th anniversary celebrations.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - December 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 December 1968.

Twin Peaks News

Today the news came out that David Lynch is out of the "Twin Peaks" continuation at Showtime. At this point, all we know is the show should be continuing, though we have no idea what the plan is when it comes to the show runner.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thoughts on Daytime Emmy Nominations 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Emmyonline.org posted the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy nominations. The winners again 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.

Home and Away on Hulu

The Australian soap opera "Home and Away" has been added to Hulu this month. It is viewable to anyone, who can use Hulu or Hulu Plus.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Primetime TV Binge Watching Update - March 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in March 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced March 31, 2015

Today, it was announced that the Daytime Emmy nominations will be announced during "The Talk" on CBS. The program runs from 2 - 3 pm EDT and will be rebroadcast on Pop at 8 and 11 pm EDT.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GH: 6 Random Thoughts - March 2015

Here is another edition of 6 random thoughts about General Hospital. These are my feelings through the episode that aired on March 24, 2015.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - November 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 November 1968.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thoughts on Neighbours - January & February 2015

Here's another semi-regular installment of my thoughts about Neighbours post. I'm going to be writing about the episodes that aired in January and February 2015 before they began with their 30th anniversary celebrations and returns.

Friday, March 20, 2015

B&B: Maya's Secret

On the March 18, 2015 episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful", Maya's (Karla Mosley) secret was revealed by her sister Nicole (Reign Edwards). Below I discuss my thoughts on this development so far, and link to some press articles on the topic.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Days: Casting News for the Anniversary

Yesterday (March 18, 2015), Soap Opera Digest reported news about returns for "Days of Our Lives" 50th anniversary. The show's birthday is in November, but due to how far in advance the program produces new episodes, we're getting the information months prior to date. Below are my thoughts on what we know so far, which granted isn't that much.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

NCAA Basketball Preemption This Week

It is time for the annual NCAA March Madness preemption on CBS. "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" won't be on March 19 and 20, 2015.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Queens of Drama Premiere Date Set

The new reality show "Queens of Drama" is premiering on Pop after the airing on this year's Daytime Emmys on April 26, 2015.  The show is scheduled for 10 pm ET and then will move into the Wednesday 8 pm ET slot. To learn more about the show and see footage check on ABC SID's website.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

GH: The Fight Over Baby Avery

General Hospital's Avery Jerome Corinthos has had a lot of strife in her short life. Below I'm going to summarize and discuss her story.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - October 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 October 1968. Due to the World Series airing during the day on NBC, there were less episodes than normal.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Thoughts about "Hollyoaks" - January & February 2015

Here is my rundown post of what's happened on "Hollyoaks" during the first two months of 2015. This is based on the UK air dates on Channel 4.

Friday, March 6, 2015

B&B: Quinn & Deacon Become Engaged

This week on "The Bold and the Beautiful", Deacon (Sean Kanan) asked Quinn (Rena Sofer) to marry him. She was uncertain at first, but said yes.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Daytime Emmys Back on TV

Today, March 2, 2015, NATAS announced on their website, that the Daytime Emmys will be on television in 2015. They will be airing on Sunday, April 26 on Pop. Below are my thoughts about this news.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Primetime TV Binge Watching Update - February 2015

Here's a list and a quick description of all of the shows I've watched since the start of 2015, that I have yet to write about on the blog. Of course, as always there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Y&R: February Fiascos

The month of February 2015 was rife with disaster in Genoa City. Below I go into detail about all the scandalous events.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Soap Stars in Other Places: Alison Sweeney on "Singled Out"

The 90s MTV game show "Singled Out" was famous for being the dating show of its generation. The show aired in the late afternoons and was originally hosted by Chris Hardwick (now best known for Nerdist) and Jenny McCarthy (who is best known for her opinions). This partial episode from 1996 has Alison Sweeney as the contestant.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors - September 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 September 1968.

Friday, February 20, 2015

DAYS: Will, Sonny & Paul

The triangle of Will (Guy Wilson), Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Paul (Christopher Sean) dealt with the fallout from Sonny discovering that Will and Paul had sex. This story has been going on for months, and finally things are happening. Below are my thoughts on the material through the episode that aired on February 20, 2015.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

B&B: Bill & Katie Wed Again

Just a few days after Valentine's Day, Bill (Don Diamont) and Katie (Heather Tom) were married again on "The Bold and the Beautiful". The couple, who divorced completed their reconciliation, by a ceremony in their home. See below for my thoughts on this event.

Monday, February 16, 2015

GH: Kristen Alderson's Last Episode

Today (February 16, 2015) marked Kristen Alderson's last day on General Hospital. While she was playing the role of Kiki Jerome, the character's goodbye was more about her prior role on One Life to Live as Starr Manning.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Books about TV: TV Guide's Better Living Through Television

Here's a review and some quotes from one of the books in my library: "TV Guide: Better Living Through Television - The Quote Unquote Guide to Life" from 2006 with a foreword by Matt Roush.

Monday, February 9, 2015

DAYS: Writer Swap Again

Soap Opera Digest released news about "Days of Our Lives" today that the head writing team is changing again. Below are my thoughts about their news linked here

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - August 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 August 1968.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

GH: Luke is Fluke

So General Hospital, finally told the audience that the Luke (Tony Geary) impostor was actually Luke after all and not someone in a mask. Below are my thoughts on this latest development.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Y&R: The Battle for Faith

This week on "The Young and the Restless", Faith's custody situation was resolved as Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nick (Josh Morrow) went to court. Below are my thoughts on the latest developments.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Daytime Pre-Nominations Announced 2015

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Emmyonline.org posted the 42nd annual drama performer pre-nominations. The final nominees will be announced on March 26, 2015. The winners again 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.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - July 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 July 1968.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Primetime TV Binge Watching Update - January 2015

Here's another posts listing shows I've caught on demand due to having free preview weekends of Showtime and Starz. This includes spoilers for the series that I watched.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

B&B: 7000th Episode

On Friday, January 23, 2015, "The Bold and the Beautiful" aired its 7000th episode.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

B&B: Six Random Thoughts for January 2015

Here are six random thoughts I have about the current story on "The Bold and the Beautiful."

Saturday, January 17, 2015

GH: The Election Results

General Hospital had a special episode on January 13, 2015, where it was decided who the new mayor of Port Charles would be. Below are my thoughts on the episode.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Books about TV: The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Television

Wanted to do a write-up about another one of the books in my television collection. "The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century American Television" by Ron Lackmann, copyright 2003 Checkmark Books, an imprint of Facts on File, Inc tells the story of 20th century US television in an alphabetical model.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thoughts on "The Doctors" - June 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 June 1968.