This Week in Daytime
This week in Daytime,
I called bullshit! One Life to Live's ratings decline was blamed on the gays because the storyline reportedly doesn't "resonate with the mainstream audience." Which loyal and core audience does ABC Daytime think helped make Grey's Anatomy the No. 1 show in all of primetime? Who do they think tunes into ABC's Sunday night scripted lineup of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters? Who do they think made the Bravo network a smash success? Who do they think tuned in to Ugly Betty for four seasons? Fans of soapy storytelling and gays, that's who. The same "mainstream" audiences who enjoy the gay storylines at nighttime and on cable are the very ones who watch in the daytime.
The Kish storyline and its lead characters are far better than any gay storyline Desperate Housewives has given us. Kyle (Brett Claywell) and Fish's (Scott Evans) relationship has been more organic than anything the soaptastic Shonda Rhimes has penned for her lesbian characters on Grey's Anatomy. I would put Kyle and Fish up against Brothers & Sisters' Kevin (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty (Luke Macfarlane) any day. To ABC's rationale I say bullshit!
This week in daytime,
I Wondered: Why General Hospital just doesn't get it over with and make Jason (Steve Burton) a cop? He and Lucky (Jonathan Jackson) are practically partners already and Jason solves most of Port Charles murders and mysteries anyway. Who Robert Pattinson would call "The Sexiest Woman in Soaps" if he considers Betty White to be among the sexiest women in America?
I Cheered: The returns of Eden Riegel and Marcy Rylan to soaps. It's fantastic both actresses will once again be on my TV screen. The characters they will portray on The Young and the Restless may not be the ones a lot of online fans would have wishfully cast for them, but in the big scheme of things, these developments are still major casting coups for CBS, and after the cancellations of two soaps back-to-back, it's about time the network had some good news.