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May.01.2008
I don't know why 1981 proved to be such a pivotal year for television. But the premiere of Hill Street Blues in January 1981 and the wedding of Luke and Laura on General Hospital that November marked the beginning of a profound shift for television programming, day and night. For primetime, the...
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May.01.2008
Everyone loves to talk about the successful actors who got their start on soaps, especially the mainstream media. When they deign to write about soaps, this is often the first, and only positive thing they have to say. And just what does that say about actors who spend their entire career on soaps...
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May.01.2008
In her essay, The Siren Call of the Super Couple: Soap Operas’ Destructive Slide Toward Closure, ( published in Contemporary Soap Opera Criticism, ed. Suzanne Frentz, 1992), Diana Reep talks about how the super couple phenomenon, beginning with General Hospital's Luke and Laura in the late 1970s...