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
Sexual orientation is a hot button topic in soaps these days, which is refreshing considering it used to never be discussed at all. But it also brings to light a lot of misconceptions about the Kinsey Scale and being gay vs. being bisexual. Many One Life to Live fans, for instance, are hoping for Oliver… Read More Soaps, sense and sexuality
I’m closing in on the home stretch of Written on Your Skin, by Meredith Duran, and while this particular novel doesn’t actually play with the typical romantic tropes of the bad boy and the pure-of-heart lady who gets past his defenses, I’ve still got The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Bill and Katie on the brain.… Read More The rake and the ingenue, B&B-style.
I’m going to try and hit a few different shows in this entry, including Y&R, NBC’s MERLIN, and B&B — with no mentions of Rafe/Adam, babies or hats! Holy HIPAA violation, Batman! Y&R’s Olivia told Neil and Devon about Lily’s cancer diagnosis before telling the patient herself? Last I checked, Lily is a twice married,… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala
Hey, Y&R, what’s the dealio? Why wait till now to flesh out Rafe? Just because Colleen is back to be his talk-to? Couldn’t we have seen the flashes of depth we saw yesterday before he got busy with Adam? Viewers tend to like a little dimension to characters, especially when they’re suddenly part of a front-burner story.… Read More Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala