Here are my wishes for a Happy Soap Year starting with:
My wish for All My Children is for them to write for the chatacters who count and the one who is most lacking in a good storyline is Tad Martin. When you have Solid Gold like Michael E Knight how do you not keep him front and center? Bringing on an endless supply of young and beautiful is fine IF you can give us an unending supply of “Tad the Total Package”!
Wish one for Bold and the Beautiful is to give us what we most wanted . The Stephanie Cancer / Homeless storyline. It started out so wonderfully and then back to “Borefour”..Amber/Oliver/Hope/Liam. LOOK.. I know we need teens to take over the world but when you have glorious actors wasting away in the background like Hunter Tylo, Rick Hearst ,Sarah Brown, Leslie Kay and Windsor Harmon and you stuff us full of ‘Everybody loves Hopey’ I have to say give us back that Emmy.
Days Of Our Lives I am wishing for a Marlena and John return. Look I know Sami is supposed to be the new Marlena but it ain’t working. Sami is a mess and will always stay that way. We need the Level Lovely head of Marlena and the Macho Magnificence of John Black. C’mon guys enough EJ… you stuff him down our throats. He is great but too much of a bad thing… well you know….
Now for the soap I am always most critical of General Hospital. I openly abhor the mobstoryline. I admit it. I am so over the Sonny Shootemup and send em to the Hospital Show. The show constantly tries to make us believe that the police are totally clueless and the mobsters totally untouchable. Even their stooge Spinelli is smarter than any cops and Sonny is totally irresistable to all women everywhere. I am sure even the lesbians in PC will fall at his….feet. The Brenda/Balkan storyline is a big bust. People are tuning out in droves and the only highlight was to bring back Sebastian Roche for a few days. Mr. Guza stop trying to forcefeed us the mob and give us good story with the core families of Port Charles and stop wasting the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn dammit!!
My wish for One Life to Live is stay as great as you have been. You are using all of your core characters and using them well. One Life To Live has been a wonderful Christmas and New Years gift and I hope it stays this way so it will definitely win this years Emmy.
My wish for my absolute favorite soap The Young and The Reckless is to ask them to just keep writing. Jack/Victor treachery but let Jack win for a change and win big.Give me Billy and Victoria anyway I can get them. Love their ‘Father’s Knows Best’ home and endearing beliefs and I am pulling for an Abbott/Newman baby this year. They are my Number one ‘Couple of the
Thanks you Y&R for Tristan Rogers under our tree and for giving Jeanne Cooper the well deserved prominence she has earned. Give us some more Doug Davidson and Kristoff St John and all will be right with the world of soaps in 2011.