Marlena Says: Take Me Home to Pine Valley

Thinking Fans Comment Update Sept. 16:  James recalls shopping and dining in old Pine Valley ... Kel agrees it's too soon to judge the new headwriter ... Brandon opines even bad Pine Valley circa 1997 beats today's incarnation ...and more. See Comments below. ______________________ By Marlena De Lacroix All My Children was always my … [Read more...]

Who Created All My Children’s Erica and Sugar on the Run?

By Marlena De Lacroix You ever think you're going to hate something and you wind up liking it?  I certainly chortled when I heard jail-bound Erica Kane on All My Children was going to escape  from the cops during a  police van crash and go on the run handcuffed to a  bank robber named ... Sugar. Some AMC writer has to be an old movie fan, I … [Read more...]

General Hospital’s Stephen Macht: Can Character Actors Save Soaps?

By Marlena De Lacroix Every week for months, there have been rumors that Stephen Macht's tough mob lawyer character, Trevor Lansing, is about to be whacked on General Hospital.   So, while there's still time, I'd like to say that I'm really enjoying Macht's performances in the role this season.  Yes, Macht, the 60ish actor with the pock markets, … [Read more...]

The Daring and the Cowardly: Four Sweeps Surprises

By Marlena De Lacroix With spoilers, there are no storyline surprises on soaps anymore.  That's not to say that the ways in which storylines are presented can really come as shockers -- especially in the February sweeps that just wrapped up, the sweeps in which we expected little to nothing interesting because of the Writers Strike.  So here are … [Read more...]