Archives for August 2009

The Daytime Emmys: Happy At Last

For another view of the Daytime Emmys, read the post following this one by Marlena's longtime friend and colleague Ed Martin.  A veteran TV industry journalist and analyst, Ed is a columnist for JackMyers.com. By Marlena De Lacroix From out of a dying soap industry, from out of a cable network I never watch, last night arrived the most … [Read more...]

Daytime Emmys 2009: The Beginning of the End?

By Ed Martin  Watching the 36th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on The CW during the dog days of August confirmed what I already knew: These are dark days indeed for the daypart overall and for soap operas in particular. It's not that the telecast was all bad: I actually prefer smaller venues for the Daytime Emmy celebration (the Orpheum Theater … [Read more...]

Marlena Returns Monday 8/31 to Review Daytime Emmys

Hi, everyone! What a week!  Moose and I had to cancel our August vacation to take good care of our 12-week-old puppy, Nigel Bartholomew-Smythe.  And then my computer crashed, and it took days to find and set up a new one.  Today I realized that the Daytime Emmys are Sunday!  I will also be resuming regular postings now that my  official summer-long … [Read more...]

Marlena’s Summer In Review (Part 1)

By Marlena De Lacroix What a summer, and it's not over yet! Moose and I deeply mourn the loss of my mother, who passed away in April.  This very week we adopted an exquisite beagle puppy I've named Nigel.  As in Mr. Bartholomew Smythe, the One Life to Live character, played so capably by Peter Bartlett, who has given me so much laughter and … [Read more...]

One Life to Live Insults Women — Again!

Thinking Fans argue pros and cons of OLTL's Grey Gardens spoof: Marilyn Henry applauds, "It never occurred to me it was anti-woman at all. I was happy to see two of the show's vets get a big chunk of air time in an imaginative bit of spoofiness" ... while Steve says, "This spoof fell flat for me because it wasn't about Blair or Dorian at all. It … [Read more...]