Okay you knew it was coming. Now that the Idiots In Charge of The-Soap-Opera-Formerly-Known-as-Days-of-Our-Lives have let the phenomenal Blake Berris go, I decided to start out doing a Wishful Casting about where Berris should end up, but it turned into more of an analysis of which soaps are managing to set things up for their next generation the right way, and which ones are getting it wrong, dead wrong.
Much of the daytime industry is experiencing a serious drought in terms of talented, young stars who can actually, you know, act. Save for The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live and General Hospital, the under 30 set at most soaps is pretty much comprised of rejects from the Pamela Anderson School of Acting and Pantomime. I'll start with the soaps in most need of help and work my way up. READ MORE
TVG: Are you a soap fan? You clearly understand the genre.
SR: I grew up on General Hospital. It is the show I’ve watched the most in my life. I started watching at eight years old, and religiously tuned in for 15 years. In recent years, I’ve drifted in and out, but I always kept tabs on it.
When ABC approached me, I was surprised, because this gig wasn’t something I sought out. I never considered writing for daytime TV, but when they called, it was perfect. It really was a dream come true. As a fan, it’s like being given the keys to the candy store. I think every fan head-writes a soap in their head at one point or another. And I actually got to do it. It was a huge thrill. And a lot of fun.
Doesn't anyone else want to just kiss that man? Maybe give a fist bump to Nelson while we're at it.
The man that's behind turning NS into must see tv and sticking to the rich history of its mothership, General Hospital, will have a chat fest with Branco next week Wednesday. Fans of the show don't want to miss this interview to find out what makes him tick and how he brought the sexy back into night time soaps.
Tonight, Anna Devane makes the jump from Daytime to Primetime as Finola Hughes takes a turn on Night Shift. Robin calls in Mom for the assist when her Dad, Robert, is rushed in for emergency surgery.
Grey's re-do? Remember the racist EMT? Looks like Night Shift is stealing a page from the ABC Primetime hit. A group of racists take over the ER and Chief of Staff Dr. Patrick Drake must step in.
The aftermath of Claire and Leo... can Kyle forgive his brother? What about his roomie?
The Finale... with all the returning greats does the script really matter? Of course it does as everyone is singing Sri Rao's praises. Robert will be in a coma and his friends come back to see him. Now, what isn't clear to this SPOILER Guru... will Tiffany, Sean and Luke be there in real life or in Robert's dreams? I am hearing that the Finale is quite the cliffhanger.
Tonight's Episode Description:
ANNA RUSHES TO ROBIN'S SIDE WHEN ROBERT TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORSE ON “GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT” AIRING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 11 PM ET/PT READ MORE