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lynn-liccardo's picture
Jul.24.2013
I recently came across a posting on Television without Pity's Guiding Light board that included links to some YouTube video that reminded me of just how good soap opera can be. That my find coincided with a piece in The New York Times extolling the virtures of nostalgia was, well, ironic, not to...
lynn-liccardo's picture
Jun.19.2013
In recent years, watching the Daytime Emmys has become an exercise in frustration. This year's ceremony was no exception. By any standards, the production was a mess, running 35 minutes over (a marked contrast to 2009, when the broadcast ended just as Bradley Bell was about to accept The Bold and...
lynn-liccardo's picture
Jul.05.2010
Boston's in the midst of a heat wave. It's after 10pm and the temp's still pushing 90; the humidity's turning my brain to mush. And reading Jim Romanovich's hyperbolic and self-aggrandizing comments before and after last week's Daytime Emmy broadcast is only exacerbating things. I keep looking for...
lynn-liccardo's picture
Jun.21.2010
the daytime emmys are this sunday. and according to the pre-show publicity , the soap opera component of daytime seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. the show is in las vegas (interesting choice) and according to executive producer, david mckenzie, viewers should expect " very vegas-...
lynn-liccardo's picture
Sep.08.2009
and for the most part, good riddance. Here in Boston it rained - a lot. I came back from my all-too-short vacation with a cold. Watching Guiding Light piss away most of the summer was no fun - I mean Holly returns, yet she and Ed barely say hello. What was the point of that? Now that the writers...
louise-shaffer's picture
May.21.2009
    So the year I won my Emmy for Best Supporting Actress was the one year when they didn't televise it. I mean, they didn't televise the Emmy show in the very beginning because they figured we were daytime, and well, who cared? But once they figured out that a lot of people did care, they started...
lynn-liccardo's picture
Jun.22.2008
Nope, that’s not a typo. And no, we’re not in a time warp. I’ve been waiting a whole year to talk about the 2007 Daytime Emmy broadcast on CBS. But I need a basis for comparison. To read live bloggers coverage of ABC’s orgy of corporate synergy, check out snark and serial drama (thanks to Mallory...
lynn-liccardo's picture
Jun.16.2008
Back in 1994, it might have been the 6th of June, I was in my bedroom deeply immersed in an episode of Guiding Light. Where I was watching mattered, because that television didn't have a VCR, so I can't go to the video. But even as I was watching, I realized that it was one of the best hours of...