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Spinning Soaps on the Web

Posted on 07/15/2011 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentThe good news: All My Children and One Life to Live aren’t going to disappear after all. After the shows leave the ABC airwaves this fall (AMC) and early next year (OLTL), they’ll reappear with all-new episodes online. The bad news: Well, first, there’ll be no way to tell if those long pauses between the actors’ lines are there on purpose or because of an interrupted Web stream. But secondly, Web advertising revenue doesn’t come close to the bucks broadcast …

R.I.P. One Life to Live…Why You Don’t Mess With People’s Soaps

Posted on 04/18/2011 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWell, I’m sorry to see One Life to Live is getting the axe from ABC after all these years, but I must confess I feel a tinge of satisfaction because of what that show did to me 35 years ago. Not that I’m one to hold a grudge, but still… You see, I became quite hooked on OLTL near the end of my junior year in college. I’d been married that May, and while my bride Cindy was out earning …