If The Bay’s Mary Beth Evans trailer or Lily Melgar trailer didn’t get soap fans excited for its upcoming premiere season then maybe this teaser of Tristan Rogers as Lex Martin will. Watch it after the jump!
Honestly these actors are on the balls of there behinds and its pathetic... There is no Artistic Thrill about doing Webisodes, Web Soaps, Soaps on The Web etc... Soap Actors, Actors in general who are pointing and shooting right after these shows get cancelled are doing this to say look at me I am not cancelled I have a new project I am not washed up yet!! Its Really Sad.... This Show is done by a grade C Director who is trying to make this look like a MY 9 Soap from 2 years ago.... Soaps are dying.. One Life to Live is gone Real soon... Followed By the rest of ABC....... Y&R... etc.......
I disagree. I think web shows are a great way to continue the soap format. It's perfect and allows some of our favorite ex-soap stars to continue to work. It's keeping the genre alive. What I don't understand is how an indie web soap can afford to use such popular music as Queen??? Isn't that costly????
So if soaps are dying, as they stand, why not find a way to revitalize them? Those who just thumb their noses at webisodes must not have noticed how the world of entertainment has been changed by Hulu and other ways we watch shows online. Look at the number of people who choose to watch YouTube as a main part of their viewing habits, or those who record their programs rather than watch them live.
If viewers aren’t watching soaps because they are frustrated with the current writing and network decisions, and, if Nielson’s are down because they don’t track viewers who record their shows for later, then why not create a neo-genre? Perhaps someone should offer shows that are the exact thing fans have been screaming for, and do it in a way that doesn’t have to cow tow to network suits.
I think indies could definitely find a loyal following. Stirring in a little creativity, a little freedom from network yadda, and fans hungry for great stories and beloved actors could go a long way, given a chance.
They have used a different popular song for each promo. They must not be paying to use any of them. A web show can't afford one popular song. All the other web shows used original music. Is that legal to use a song like that and post it to Youtube?
This is a spectacular promo. Congratulations to the Bay for their sensational promos! I've very impressed. Most web soaps don't have the polish put into this trailer. This is network quality.
As for the "soaps are dying" routine, give it up. Daytime soaps may be in decline but the majority of successful cable dramas are all soaps! Mad Men? Soap! True Blood? Soap! Breaking Bad? Soap! Lost? Soap! Hell, even 24 was a soap. The only dramas on TV that are not soaps are usually the repetitive procedurals, like CSI: Miami
Moreover, I take issue with the smearing of any actor who participates in a web program. The Internet is just another medium for transmitting information. In the 1950s, it was considered a career killer for film actors to appear on a TV show. But that attitude is now dead.
The actors who are taking a leap into Internet-based programs are often entrepreneurial. They're gaining new technical and business skills that make them more competitive.
Look at that promo again and ask if yourself if the quality of it isn't on par with what you would see on network TV. An honest answer would be a big fat yes.
The promo is awful. And if you cheat and don't pay for music that you are using in your promos I will never watch your shows. I take issue with producers and directors that would compromise their ethics just to put a promo on Youtube.
I have watched some web soaps and I think it`s great it`s like the being of a cable network all the web shows are doing is give us that love soaps is more of what we love and what so bad about that anyway, Sooapnet was going to be a place for soaps and place to creat soaps but all they`ve created is more realdity shows .