By Marlena De Lacroix
We’ve just passed New Year’s, and a certain ennui has set in this week on soaps. This winter of Marlena’s discontent is made worse by the arrival of scab-written scripts. Are they here so soon? On General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, this would seem to be the case. Are there more? Perhaps. I’m listening closely, trying to take some small amusement in detecting that moment when the generally bad writing we’ve all gotten used to turns a corner and actually gets worse.