Archives for 2009

Soap Shrink at Sea: On Deck with The Young and the Restless’ Elizabeth Hendrickson

By Damon L. Jacobs  Combine the beauty of Jennifer Garner and the comic timing of Debra Messing and what do you get?  The hysterically entertaining and insightful Elizabeth Hendrickson!  During SoapNet's "Rock the Soap Cruise," we talked about her experiences and life lessons learned from mistakes on All My Children and her current run on The … [Read more...]

Soap Shrink at Sea: On Deck with All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes

Thinking Bobans (Bobbie fans) on Ms. Eakes: Says renee, "I've become a Boban because of her insightfulness" ... and DSO816, "She's an unheralded and spirited actress" ... and Dana Webb, "She is so down to earth and balanced" ... and more. See Comments below.   ______________________________________  By Damon L. Jacobs Before meeting Bobbie … [Read more...]

Soap Shrink at Sea: On Deck With As the World Turns’ Van Hansis

Thinking Van Fans on Mr. Hansis' sea-going chat: Morgan D. enthuses, "Van is amazing, but we all knew that. But look how much brighter he shines when he is asked INTELLIGENT questions" ... Mary says, "It's always nice to hear an actor be able to really understand his character" ... while Tom confirms, "As someone who has met, and talked to, Van at … [Read more...]

How Helena Cassadine Can Save General Hospital

Thinking Fans Comment Update: James speculates, "My own preference for bringing back the vets would be a storyline where it is revealed that they all joined a witness protection program and are brought back to testify against Sonny" ... while Melanie declares, "The good think about the outrageousness of soaps (and characters like Helena) is that … [Read more...]

Guiding Light: What Happened? Start Your THINKING Long Ago

Thinking Fans savor vintage Guiding Light: Mike Goldberg says, "It seems to me that Guiding Light has had so many magical periods and then so many dreadful periods. The era you describe was magnificent" ... while from Italy, Giada declares, "I don't want to be a 'laudator temporis acti,' someone who praises the past for its own sake, but I do … [Read more...]

Grief Counseling from the Soap Shrink: How To Cope When the Light Goes Out

Thinking Fans mourn:  Matthew J. Cormier says, "I can't even begin to know how Guiding Light fans are dealing with the loss right now. I was such a wreck when Loving, The City and Port Charles were cancelled and they didn't run nearly as long as Guiding Light" ... while Blake reflects, "It's really going to hit me some time, but right now I just … [Read more...]

Soap Shrink at Sea: On Deck with One Life to Live’s Kathy Brier

Thinking Fans salute Ms. Brier: John says, "It's sort of depressing thinking how daytime has actually gone downhill in the time since Kathy Brier came on to OLTL, when at the time she was a breath of fresh air in a medium that was already pretty moribund" ... while Jake says, "Brier's acting chops stand out on a show that is showcasing some really … [Read more...]

Guiding Light Cancelled! After 72 Years Does It Have to Stay Dead?

Thinking Fans share their grief: Skylar laments, "I want to call my great grandmother and tell her the news, as I'm sure she doesn't know. But I really don't want to be the one to deliver the news: a friend of 72 years is set to disappear forever"  ... while BL says, "I'm glad for all the people I've met and become pals with over the years due to … [Read more...]

Guiding Light: Keep It Burning!

Thinking Fans cherish Guiding Light memories: Levi recalls, "(GL) was a show my grandmother and I talked about on the phone and watched together. Even on her deathbed, we still talked about our favorite soap" ... while Jonathan Reiner declares, "Losing GL is not just a blow for the genre, it's a major loss for 20th Century Americana" ... and David … [Read more...]

Soaps March: When a House Is Not a Home

Thinking Fans Comment Update: Ann demands to know, "Why is Guza doing this to Robin? It kills me to see people on the GH boards calling wonderful brave Robin a slut and a cheat because this PPD is being used to destroy her character" ... while Elvira rejoices, "Guiding Light's creative resurgence (headed by the old-school Otalia story, which is … [Read more...]