One Life to Live, as I’ve probably praised before, is doing a great job of integrating its characters. There’s no black character bubble, no Latin character oasis, and no gay character island. Sure, characters of color or the same sexual orientation have scenes with each other, but that’s not all we see. As every week… Read More Out of the Fishbowl and into the sea
Today was a great day of soap. Of quintessential soap. Beginning with the end of Guiding Light, moving on to The Bold and the Beautiful, and then capping off with great stuff on One Life to Live. I started the day sobbing, saying farewell to a show that I’ve watched for twenty years. Some people had… Read More Calgon take me away…to daytime.
Can you believe I actually went four whole days without watching a soap? I don’t know how! Actually, wait, I do. First, I made sure to check in on the one storyline that left me on the edge of my seat before I left for vacation: Owen’s odd behavior on BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL. Right around 1:45… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala
On Wednesday, when The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Owen went AWOL in San Diego for a bit before a crucial interview for Jackie M, my Spidey senses started tingling. Then, as he returned just in time to sprawl carelessly in a chair and be both callous and flip about his marriage to Jackie, the alarm… Read More Double trouble
Good soap isn’t just about one thing or the other. Truly good soap is a collaborative effort between talented writers, actors, directors and crew. If even one of those elements is off, it does make a difference. You can have the best script in the world, but a weak actor may not be able to sell it.… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala