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SOAP LIFE Documentary Feature Trailer Released – Watch The Video!

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The documentary feature SOAP LIFE  tells the story of the passion of the soap opera genre from the actors, producer and writers, journalists and fans perspective in a very unique way that has never been seen before. For more on the film visit their website!

In the SOAP LIFE teaser promo press release it states, “Once a cornerstone of network television, the American soap opera has fallen on hard times and cancellations. In the feature-length documentary SOAP LIFE, producers John Grossman and Matthew D’Amato attempt to find out why, with millions of viewers, these icons of American culture are disappearing from the television landscape. SOAP LIFE features interviews with actors, directors, producers, writers, and fans to get their perspective on the changing face of daytime television.”

After the jump watch ATWT’s Eileen Fulton, AMC’s Julia Barr, Francesca James, Jill Larson, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson and Derk Cheetwood, and many more, give their perspective of what has happened to the genre in the last several years and why.  Then, let us know what you think of the trailer? Does it pique your interest?  Would you like to see the entire documentary? 

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jimh
jimh

When i was growing up in the 1960s there were over a dozen soaps to choose from plus a nice There was a great variety in daytime…and none of the soaps felt the same. General Hospital and The Doctors were medical dramas…some of it was so real people wrote in for medical advice! Edge Of Night was daytimes answer to Perry Mason…courtroom drama with lots of crimes and mysteries! Dark Shadows was the late afternoon gothic horror soap about vampires, witches and werewolves! Strange Paradise was about a wealthy man who used black magic to bring his wife back from the dead with disasterous results…she had to kill to stay alive! And then there were the family oriented soaps of Days Of Our Lives with the Hortons, Another World with the Mathews, As The World Turns with the Hughes, Guilding Light with the Bauers and One Life To Live with different families of ethnic backgrounds! So many great writers and wonderful actors and storylines! This was the best decade for soaps ever and im glad i was part of it! Todays daytime is all talk, and not enough action!

jimh
jimh

Finally out of the hospital and catching up with my soaps! Thanks to my friends K.W. and J.T.W. for watching things for me!

jimh
jimh

plus a nice selection of game shows and there was only three networks and a few other stations, and it was all free! Primetime had comedy, variety shows, science fiction westerns, Peyton Place and so much more! Far less news and talk shows and i not much in the reality department except for documentaries but even those were entertaining!(some how this part of my comments ended up missing when i posted! Dang it!)

jimh
jimh

Plus we needed all this overuse of cussing, sex and nudity, or any gory violence to be entertained! It was all fun and entertaining that the whole family could sit together and watch, and for many hours a day we were able to escape the problems of the real world! TV,cable and online shows have some really good entertaining offerings but none are as great as the good old days of television…the 1960s!

jimh
jimh

didnt need i meant to say…

Rich
Rich

With these shows no longer bound by FCC/network content restrictions,they’re becoming more realistic. And that includes stronger language than we usually hear on daytime tv,without the bleeps.

It’s because it’s coming from mouths of people we’ve all grown up with on tv that’s shocking to long time viewers. The characters are finally getting the chance to say and do things they never got to on ABC.

I,for one,welcome these changes and will keep watching until it’s,god forbid,cancelled again.

kim
kim

Rich…i wasnt judging the new reboots…i was in the hospital and havent seen them yet…my comments was just mainly about 1960s tv including daytime! Daytime was so much better back then because we were lucky to have more choices on way fewer stations compared to whats offered today and it was free!

kim
kim

my friend jim was in the hospital i meant to say…hes recovering from a little stroke and has had some difficulty typing this out so im helping him. He hasnt seen the episodes yet but me and my husband told him about them…he’ll be watching the reboots later today!

heidi
heidi

YES!!! I would love to see the entire documentary!!! It looks great!

heidi
heidi

When is it going to be available?

Rodd
Rodd

This is extremely interesting. I hope that we will hear more about it and how we can see it. I’m sure any soap fan would be interested in seeing it. Thank you, Michael, for bring it to our attention.

su0000
su0000

Go to their Facebook the link was on their page..

su0000
su0000

The FaceBook is very inserting..
I wish that someday Dark Shadows, will be reanimated!!

With shows busting the chart with stories of ”
”Walking Dad” and ”Vampires”, I think Dark shadows would do well..

su0000
su0000

To be ”Walking Dead” not Dad .. Keyboard is sooo tiny..

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Absolutely. I would love to see the entire documentary.

su0000
su0000

Spin/Bradford Anderson is sexy-handsome with his glasses on..
He should wear them all the time on GH ..
lookin very cool .

Christy
Christy

wow! this is more like the stuff I was hoping Friday’s OLTL “More” would be like. Are you listening PP?

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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All My Children Alum Kim Delaney Joins The Cast of CHICAGO FIRE!

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Pine Valley’s Jenny Gardner, who is all grown up and had a successful career in primetime television and films, has landed a primo role on NBC’s hit drama, Chicago Fire!

Casting news has revealed that Kim Delaney is joining the show in Season 6 where she will play the role of Jennifer Sheridan, the mother of Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney).

According to Deadline, Kim’s new role as Jennifer Sheridan is described as “warm, scripture-quoting and church-going. At one point she may have partied like it was 1979, but now it looks like she’s on the path of the straight and narrow. If you ask her, she’s moved on from the past, namely her messy divorce from her ex-husband Benny (Treat Williams), but old habits die very hard.”

Chicago Fire is currently on hiatus until after the Winter Olympics, when it begins again on March 1st.  As viewers know, in the last episode prior to the break, Kelly and Casey (Jesse Spenver) were seen jumping off a roof of a building while it was in flames in an exciting cliffhanger. (more…)

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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