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Petraeus scandal and "Ripped from the headlines" soap stories
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:23 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:44 PM
But can you think of others? And would you have liked to have seen daytime tackle any particular real-life scandals/stories?
AMC sent Erica Kane to jail, which was inspired by Martha Stewart's insider trading scandal conviction.
GH had Krustina be the victim of domestic abuse, a la Rihanna and Ike Brown
If you asked me the latter question 15 years ago, I'd be gung-ho about daytime tackling real-life scandals and stories. After all, that was the era when soaps truly shined when it came to depicting social issues without letting characters off the hook or demonizing them.
However, the 2000s have been rife with so much bullcaca that I don't want a single soap HW to go anywhere near a real-life story or scandal. Even the storylines with the best of intentions have eventually gone haywire in order to uphold the status quo and I'd rather than they steer clear.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
And Tom Cruise's sofa gymnastics on Oprah.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:48 PM
Dolly the sheep = Dolly the clone?
Ha, of course. How could I forget?
Yeah, I can't imagine any writer today doing justice to a "ripped from the headlines" story. Too often these tales would simply be plot-driven messes (with characters shoehorned into stories), which is why I'm glad soaps are avoiding them to a certain extent.
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