Archives for October 2009

Ten Happy Halloween Questions

By Marlena De Lacroix 1.  Isn't it most curious that two of the most intelligent women characters in daytime -- Dr. Marty Saybrooke on One Life to Live and fashion mogul Jackie M on The Bold and the Beautiful -- have gone from brunette to blonde in the last few months?  Fashion, or just another attempt by the networks/shows to "dumb down" smart … [Read more...]

The Downward Soap Spiral Accelerates

By Marlena De Lacroix Bonjour, everyone.  This November will mark 20th anniversary of my becoming Marlena De Lacroix, soap critic. Marlena's mission has always been to write the truth as I see it, no matter how impolitic.    But now, for me -- I repeat, for me -- it's clear that we've reached the end stage of network daytime soap opera, a … [Read more...]

James Franco to General Hospital? Marlena’s Top 10!

By Marlena De Lacroix James Franco to guest star for two months on General Hospital has to be the biggest bombshell news in the decades I've watched and written about soaps.  I just heard, and it's fabulous!  As much as I love soaps, my mind jumped to wise guy remarks, a la David Letterman's nightly Top 10. And I have no shame: here's my … [Read more...]