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    Editor in Chief, Soap Opera Network
  • Birthday 02/05/1984

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  1. I remember General Mobpital. Great poster. Tell them I said hi. What I love about the SON Community is that I learn new things every day. Whether it is an era of soaps I never knew about or people in front of and behind the scenes who have long passed or haven't been seen in quite some time, it's fascinating to learn things you never knew or how we take things for granted today. The 80s and the 90s are my favorite era, but only because I was around in both and they are more recent than any other time before it. However, I can never ignore what programs led to the shows we still have today nor the people who've become the faces of our current soaps. I'm a soap lover. I want to see another golden era of soaps. I'd like to help guide the future of them in some way as well. Because of all the things I've learned here and elsewhere, I know there is another golden era on the horizon and I can't wait for it to happen.
  2. A look at how the soaps are doing for the season (2019-2020) in Total Viewers, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54. The post Soap Ratings for 2019-2020 TV Season, Including Live+7 appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  3. Susan Lucci talks about a possible "All My Children" reboot, nine years after show's cancellation, and "The Real Housewives" franchise. The post Susan Lucci Would Welcome an ‘AMC’ Reboot with Lorraine Broderick at the Helm appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  4. No need to worry. We ain't going anywhere but up, up up. Besides adding components to the site here and there, we will never get rid of our community here as it's a very important asset not only to what made SON to begin with but more specifically what keeps it unique among soap sites. Soap fans love their soaps. SON soap fans love their soaps, its history, and all the details that make a soap a soap. Whether its the outlandish and the sci fi, the love and the passion, the action and the adventure, we crave it all. We bitch about it all too, and that's alright.
  5. CBS' "The Young and the Restless" to celebrate 40 years of Eric Braeden with three special episodes dedicated to his iconic character, Victor Newman. The post ‘Y&R’ to Celebrate 40 Years of Eric Braeden and Victor Newman with Three Special Episodes appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  6. Nostalgia. There's nothing else like it. Some have even asked me why we still have a message board since there is Twitter, Facebook, etc. I wouldn't have it any other way, personally. Nothing like a one stop shop to discuss various topics with people you've created real semi-tangible connections with over decades vs some rando who'll shout their beliefs and agendas at you without a care in the world. I will miss TVbytheNumbers, although it hasn't been the same since it lost its original owners. Things evolve.
  7. Point of reference, Monday, January 20 was MLK B-Day which is a federal holiday. I'm of the belief that daytime should be programmed similar to primetime so that we can enjoy more diverse programming most days of the week. For example, air one show 3 days a week, if necessary, and on the other two days you can either program one new series or two new series (one each day) or various sets of programs in the slots. Instead of being stuck with 1-4.5 hours of network programming being dedicated to a select group of shows EVERY day all year long you can have a plethora of shows air, including series that air ONLY in the summer. Heck, even air a movie or two from time to time on non-holidays or air the freaking Daytime Emmy Awards for god sakes. More people would watch it than they did the impeachment, and it would at least get some social trends during a daytime airing vs against nighttime sports, entertainment shows, etc.
  8. Remembering the life of daytime legend Kristoff St. John one year after "The Young and the Restless" actor's passing. The post Kristoff St. John: Remembering a Daytime Legend appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  9. This topic is veering off of what it was created for, but I will add this: AMC/OLTL not only failed due to mismanagement of the Prospect Park (now The Firm) executives, but also because they put too much emphasis on big name "stars" and tried to push two iconic soaps back into production using just $25 million as a budget that could never have sustained more than the amount of episodes it did with them not even securing a real broadcast TV home and the bulk of each show's viewers being 60 years old and older. It's not to say that there weren't older tech savvy viewers, but a lot of them weren't willing to transition to an online format when you had to pay for each episode using iTunes or be a (then) Hulu Plus subscriber. Not for nothing, but when you got a product for free for 40 years you aren't inclined to want to start paying to watch it again when most of the people you would have watched for (AMC in particular) weren't even there. Speaking of the $25 million, I reported when they got that amount from ABRY partners and I knew they were dumb to push through with just that money. And I was right. Because they got not a cent more, PP turned into even more of a financial disaster with those shows. They thought going big and all out would have made them successful. They forgot that they (the soaps) were already successful for more than 40 years before they got their hooks into them. They only needed minor adjustments to recapture the magic of what made them so must-see in the past. The PP execs should have stepped aside and not made themselves EPs just so they could ignore the two women they had hired in the first place to do the actual EP's job. I personally did a lot of promotion for that crazy bunch at PP, more than a lot of pubs, and kept my mouth shut about what I really felt for the fact that I stand by my writing towards the facts of a story and not inserting my opinion. Nearly seven years of silence, I felt it was way beyond time to say the above. Apologies for it being on a semi-unrelated thread but since most of you all were referring to these two shows here I guess it's alright. Rant over, for now.
  10. Catch an exclusive screening of "Studio City" alongside cast and producers on Tuesday, February 11 at the Elks Club in Van Nuys, CA. The post Catch a Special Screening of 12-time ISA Nominee ‘Studio City’ appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  11. "The Young and the Restless" wins the Writers Guild Award for Daytime Drama during 2020 ceremony. The post ‘Y&R’ Wins Writers Guild Award for Daytime Drama Writing appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  12. The network finally decided to return airing original episodes of their soaps, and now we know why: Ratings were that bad. The post Impeachment Trial Ratings Average Way Below Soap Opera Averages appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  13. "The Young and the Restless'" Lauraleee Bell to star in Lifetime's upcoming V.C. Andrews movie series based on the prolific writer's "Ruby" novels. The post Lauralee Bell to Star in V.C. Andrews ‘Ruby’ Movie Series for Lifetime appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  14. Camryn Grimes to reprise her role as Cassie Newman on "The Young and the Restless" for a special visit with Sharon (Sharon Case). The post Camryn Grimes to Reprise Cassie Newman Role on ‘Y&R’ appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
  15. "All My Children" icon Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) to co-host the Friday, January 31 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show" as celebrity superfan. The post FRIDAY: Susan Lucci to Co-Host ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ and Talk Posible ‘AMC’ Reboot appeared first on Soap Opera Network. Read More
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