Soap Shrink: Why Can’t Women Be Allowed to Age Naturally on Soaps?

Thinking Fans Comment Update August 5:  Ryan offers kudos to the bigger but still sexy Kim ... esther wants to see more age appropriate attire ... Aaron says the issue isn't pounds, it's Reva's "white trash" look ... and more. See Comments below. ________________  By Damon L. Jacobs There has been a lot of discussion on the boards about … [Read more...]

On the Soap Shrink’s Couch: Guiding Light’s Joshua Lewis

By Damon L. Jacobs Look into his eyes.  Those deep blue eyes.  There you may see a man who has great capacity for warmth, generosity and concern for his family and community. Look a little deeper, however, and you will also see anger, bitterness and an intense fear of being inferior to others. But let's back up a bit. Guiding Light's … [Read more...]

From Hank to Luke and Noah: A Personal Journey

By Patrick Erwin Most soap operas are a unique combination of realism and complete fantasy. But every once in a while, there are characters or storylines that transcend the fictional wall, and spill over into real life -- one's own real life -- in a very powerful way. … [Read more...]