Well, the breast cancer story is pure Higley and old world soap. And remember: this story was started under Higley/Griffith, and I would bet my las dollar that Higley crafted this Adrienne story a few years ago and it was largely scrapped last year when Griffith got control and pushed the grizzly serial killer story. It's fun to see Judi chew the scenery. I'm sick of Nancy Lee Grahn getting all the cheese lately (of the four soaps). We need some Reva in the fountain stuff.
Hairspray was pretty good. It's always going to be a solid show and Harvey Fierstein at this point can do it in his sleep effortlessly. Jennifer Hudson was very good. The rest of the leads were not as good for the most part although whoever played Traci did a good job. Link, Seaweed and Corny were a little weak. Martin Short is a decent singer.