It’s 2012, and we’re still having a world-wide conversation about women’s sexuality. Yeah, I don’t know. I don’t get it either. So, allow me to throw my .02 cents in the ring with a resounding “What in the ever-loving HELL is going on around here?” I wish I could tie this all up in a… Read More Fifty Shades Of…Why Are We Still Talking About This?!
The Indian soap opera Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? is becoming a global hit for Star Plus, and quite the fixation for yours truly. How do you know you’re getting a little too invested in your desi drama? Well, it’s pretty simple! You might be obsessed with IPKKND if… …you say “Hai re, Nanda… Read More You Might Be Obsessed With IPKKND If…
When crafting a love story, a certain amount of physical or emotional separation is germane to the narrative. Perhaps you want to build tension. Perhaps there is a task that must be completed — someone is off fighting a war or must slay a dragon. Maybe the characters just need to grow up, and grow… Read More Separation Anxiety: How Far is Too Far in Fictional Love?
As an obsessed fan of Star Plus’ Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon, who devours every detail and picks up on every quirk, I couldn’t help but invent an unofficial IPKKND drinking game. How could I resist, when “Peeke”(I’ve been drinking”) is in the abbreviation? For your own good, don’t play this with actual booze. I… Read More The Unofficial IPKKND Drinking Game
Soaps may be reaching their golden years here in the United States, but, overseas, the genre is experiencing a veritable silver jubilee! India, which many Nonresident Indians remember as having only networks like DD1 and DD2, has dozens of soap operas — or “serials” — currently on the air, on various cable and satellite channels… Read More IPKKND Sends Love Letters To This Lifelong Soap Fan
It has been a jam-packed weekend of gay-themed soap events. Gays of our Lives brought together stars from Verbotene Liebe, Alles Was Zahlt, Queer As Folk, Greek/Dante’s Cove, Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten and One Life to Live for meet-and-greets with the fans and passionate panel discussions about playing gay roles on television and the challenges therein.… Read More These are the gays of our lives…
I don’t know if this means I’m perversely ornery or what, but when a canon tells me that a character is root-worthy, to the point of slanting stories to show how sympathetic or wonderful or favored they are, I inevitably run screaming in the opposite direction. And sometimes, I even start rooting for whoever their… Read More Soap characters and taking sides