I’m an exasperated soap fan who keeps hanging on – waiting for the daytime I once loved to return to its former glory! Hey, it doesn’t hurt to have a dream. I learned to love soaps thanks to my wonderful mother and grandmother. I’ll always have fond memories of daytime, most especially of ‘Another World’, my first stoap love. The ever great, but sadly defunct, daytime shows like Ryan’s Hope, Search for Tomorrow, The Doctors, Loving, and many others keep a special place in my heart, as well.
What do I like about blogging? I’m not sponsored by any soap site, network, or other official body connected to daytime. I can give my honest critique of a show and not worry about what I’ll lose. Like you, fellow soap fans, my greatest concern is that when daytime sucks, we’ve all lost. I have absolutely no fear when it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff!
I’ve also learned to not pick a blog title when angry at daytime writers:
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Truthfully, I don’t think daytime writers are idiots, I just wish they didn’t write as if the viewers were. I wish they respected soaps as a living breathing art form, instead of a genre limited to storylines too often told. Soap Scope/Total TV Online readers (and my old board buds before that) will remember that I’ve always referred to soaps as a living novel – always in progress. That’s what it use to be and can be again.