Isn’t Downton Abbey Just Like Daytime Soaps? Consider the Similarities …

By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman Name me a daytime soap fan who doesn’t watch and probably love Downton Abbey. Even though a lot happened this busy soap week (Genie’s coming back, Prospect Park made a deal with the Writers Guild) what everyone’s talking about is the megahit Masterpiece Theater miniseries. Downton’s third … [Read more...]

As The World Turns’ Unique Christmas Gift to Us

By Marlena De Lacroix On the very pre-Christmas Friday when ABC stabbed us in the eye with Georgie's funeral on General Hospital,  As the World Turns showed us that it remembered what Christmas, family, hope -- and soaps -- are all about.  The ATWT holiday show was purely a gift to us -- the fans!  We, the people, who really count!  It was a … [Read more...]