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#1 Marco Dane

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

A year after ABC ditched two daytime dramas, the remaining shows are seeing a resurgence.


http://www.hollywood...ess-soap-397885
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Is there some reason we've seen a surge of "Soaps are coming back!! Keep hope alive!!" trolling in the press? We've had DC, Hinsey and now this article. Is there some deadline coming up that has these people thinking that they need to Jedi Mind Trick everyone?

Valentini cites other recent improvements -- storylines don't drag out as long, portrayals of women are more contemporary, and there are fewer flashbacks and more intrigue, romance and humor.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

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LMAO Marceline!!! I mean GH has gone up in the ratings and more people are positive about it, but soaps aren't any safer than they were before.
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#4 Y&RWorldTurner

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

This is all a gross hyperbole. Next.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

LMAO Marceline!!! I mean GH has gone up in the ratings and more people are positive about it, but soaps aren't any safer than they were before.


I just can't get over Valentini citing that portrayals of women are more contemporary. WTF? More contemporary than what? Game of Thrones? Mad Men?

The moment he said that someone should've slapped him. Anyone. The reporter, some homeless person on the street, a kid skating by on a skateboard, anyone. The moment those words left his lips, the universe should've moved to make sure he got slapped.

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#6 ChitHappens

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

Storylines don't drag out, women are contemporary and there are fewer flashbacks? WTF?!

Obviously someone has been lacing their weed with cat vomit.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

I just can't get over Valentini citing that portrayals of women are more contemporary. WTF? More contemporary than what? Game of Thrones? Mad Men?

The moment he said that someone should've slapped him. Anyone. The reporter, some homeless person on the street, a kid skating by on a skateboard, anyone. The moment those words left his lips, the universe should've moved to make sure he got slapped.


Game of Thrones has some of the strongest female characters on TV.
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#8 Ira

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

Showgirls has stronger female characters than most of current daytime TV.
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#9 doolfan

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

I want to know on what planet they think the ratings have gone up?? The only show to have increases are GH and B&B. Y&R and DAYS are down.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Game of Thrones has some of the strongest female characters on TV.


Strongest but not most contemporary. That's my issue with what he said. He didn't claim the portrayal was strong he said "contemporary" as in modern. For me that's two different issues. There's nothing modern or contemporary about women who get knocked up over and over again and never know who the father is or women who are so singularly focused on the man in their life that their every move and motivation is about pleasing him, keeping him or [!@#$%^&*] him. The portrayal of women is contemporary only if you're comparing them to the women of Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows Best.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Why on earth did they use the repeat episode of DAYS as an example. 1.8 million dosen't paint a pretty picture. How about a 2.4 million day then add the DVR numbers in. The repeat episode is irrelevant because it's not current. lol
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

I just can't get over Valentini citing that portrayals of women are more contemporary. WTF? More contemporary than what? Game of Thrones? Mad Men?

The moment he said that someone should've slapped him. Anyone. The reporter, some homeless person on the street, a kid skating by on a skateboard, anyone. The moment those words left his lips, the universe should've moved to make sure he got slapped.


What weed was this guy smoking?

Storylines don't drag out, women are contemporary and there are fewer flashbacks? WTF?!

Obviously someone has been lacing their weed with cat vomit.


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#13 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

Amazing how viable entertainment news sources always manage to provide a stark contrast to what is considered as gospel around these parts.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

Amazing how viable entertainment news sources always manage to provide a stark contrast to what is considered as gospel around these parts.


Sicne when is The Hollywood Reporter a viable news source?
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

Soap Opera Network enraged by positive discussion of soap operas. Film at 11.
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#16 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

Sicne when is The Hollywood Reporter a viable news source?


I'm sure Janice Min will be able to explain to you at length.
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#17 DRW50

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

Storylines don't drag out, women are contemporary and there are fewer flashbacks? WTF?!

Obviously someone has been lacing their weed with cat vomit.


Nothing says contemporary like defining women solely by rape, pregnancy, mental illness, and whether or not they have a man.

Edited by CarlD2, 05 December 2012 - 11:29 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

Soap Opera Network enraged by positive discussion of soap operas. Film at 11.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yep.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

What I don't understand is that for the past 3 or so years television experts have predicted the death of soap operas. Right after Passions was handed the pink slip by NBC a television expert said that he expected three or more could be cancelled in the next few years, and he was right. We lost As the World Turns, Guiding Light, All My Children and One Life to Live. Now all of sudden you have them saying that they expect to see a resurgence of soap operas. This really kind of come out of nowhere.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

Soap Opera Network enraged by positive discussion of soap operas. Film at 11.


Not at all! But when what we are watching is not what is being described, we will take the normal pokes at it. You're not new here. Valentini's words were complete and utter bull chit!
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