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Oct.23.2011
since As the World Turns’ final episode aired? Actually, it’s been a bit longer. I’ve had a lot going on – and this has been a difficult piece for me to write. In 1995, after contributing several pieces to Soap Opera Weekly, I began pitching an idea to Smithsonian Magazine for a long article on the...
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Oct.20.2011
and feeling like a spoilsport, but...   I wish I could share in the excitement over the newly-issued As the World Turns DVD set. I really do. But, as I read through the list of selected episodes, I felt much as I do when a schoolchild asks me to buy mediocre chocolate I won’t eat (now, Girl...
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Oct.06.2011
Last month, We Love Soaps compiled their list of the 25 Biggest Blunders in Daytime Soap Opera History. I posted my initial thoughts a couple of weeks ago. Here are the rest (well, except for the long piece in progress examining the colossal blunder not on the WLS list – the 1995 shuffling of the...
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Sep.24.2011
  Last year it was As the World Turns, the year before, Guiding Light, and yesterday, All My Children. I can’t remember how long it’s been since I watched AMC on a regular basis. But since a modicum of masochism is damn near a prerequisite for soap fans, I watched the last few episodes and...
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Sep.14.2011
On Monday, We Love Soaps finished counting down The 25 Biggest Blunders in Daytime Soap Opera History. It’s a fascinating combination of decisions specific to an individual show and those that had a far-reaching impact on the genre. I was less interested in where each item was ranked than how they...
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Apr.19.2010
Back in January, We Love Soaps unveiled the 50 Greatest Soap Actresses of All Time. Now, it’s time for the men. As with the women, Roger and Damon asked a wide range of panelists to each submit our top 25. I was pretty pleased to see 18 of the 25 actresses on my list make the final cut; with the...
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Oct.26.2009
Recently, We Love Soaps, began posting "Soap Opera TV ratings" for twenty-five shows. Since there are but seven remaining daytime soaps on the air, it occurred to me that it might be time, albeit a little late in the game, to discuss exactly what the term "soap opera" means, and...
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Feb.26.2009
blog wise, it's been a pretty good week. yesterday, good friend roger newcomb at "we love soaps" named me one of the "top 10 blogs for soap fans." i'm in some pretty good company, including several fellow bloggers i cite frequently -- sara bibel, tom cassiello and patrick erwin...
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Jul.27.2008
A couple of weeks ago, I was looking through the archives at Snark Weighs In, and came across this very funny piece from March 2006 spoofing Soap Opera Weekly. Around the same time, MarkH sent me a note thanking me for an old SOW article I had posted. Mark went on to lament, "I sure miss the...