Archives for October 2007

Would You Die For Love?: General Hospital’s Alarming Sweeps Slogan

By Marlena De Lacroix  "Would you die for love?"  That's ABC Daytime/SoapNet's slogan for November sweeps on General Hospital. It bridges four major storylines, including one in which the major young heroine will die on the show, mistakenly murdered by her own pre-poisoned ex-husband/current boyfriend during a gala ball. How can ABC be so … [Read more...]

Can Guiding Light and As The World Turns Survive The Big Change?

By Marlena De Lacroix  There's nothing soap fans hate more than change. Whether a show's longtime leading teen is recast with a skinnier actress or the show suddenly changes dramatic style with the entrance of a new headwriter, viewers freak out because what they have always prized about daytime drama is its continuity and constancy. Now, in … [Read more...]

General Hospital Night Shift: Good Night and Good Riddance

By Marlena De Lacroix  General Hospital: Night Shift broadcast its final episode last week and I fear because its first episode was so highly rated the entire show will go down in soap history as a hit instead of the incoherently written and produced mess that it was. Same sets, same writers as daytime GH. ABC Daytime should have learned its … [Read more...]