First A Word From Our Sponsor

News from the rumor mill is that the production company, Prospect Park, the very one that had planned on leasing the beloved soap operas, One Life to Live and All My Children and airing them online–news that broke last summer, a few months after ABC-TV announced they were canceling them–is renewing their plan on bringing those sudsers back to life. The headline of just three days ago read:

BREAKING NEWS: Prospect Park Officially Renews Plans to Revive All My Children and One Life to Live!

and allegedly PP has inked deals with SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actor’s Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, is looking for writers and hopes to begin production in the first quarter of 2013. Oh, to see Victoria Lord Reilly Burke Reilly Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson Banks Buchanan again. Maybe 13 will be lucky, after all.

Hopefully entertainment execs are getting the idea that soap audiences still want their soaps, to be entertained during the day, to have an escape, to solve someone else’s problems for a little while. Dear Brian Frons, wherever you might be, looks like are just not trainable. I understand the new shows the replaced AMC and OLTL are still wavering while General Hospital, ABC’s only remaining soap opera is climbing in the ratings. I wonder why that is? Hmm.

While we’re on the topic of soap operas, my new favorite, Bajo las riendas del amor, is ending tomorrow. You know how thosebajo Spanish telenovelas are, they run for a finite time. I was bored one morning while I was working (sorry, boss!) and I was flipping through the channels and thought, well, why not? Of course it got better when I turned on the closed captioning because I know enough Spanish and can even conjugate a few verbs, or at least recognize the ones that are.

Then, I got the idea to record it so at night the two of us could watch it, where I could pay closer attention and review what I thought had happened that day and Ariel could fill in the rough spots. Well, that’s all well and good, but sometimes the closed captioning is so screwed up; they actually seem to be typing “live” and it’s all misspelled and back spacing and half of the dialogue is omitted and sometimes there’d be none at all. Ay yi yi. The only drawback is they were showing two episodes back to back and that means a two hour time slot, which equates to 4 hours a day–2 in the morning and then watching it again at night.

But everything is coming to a fine dramatic conclusion and I’m really kind of sad to see it go. So long, Juan Jose & Montserrat (Juanjo & Monse). But, I’ve got another show lined up that starts in January.

So, for now, here’s a little something for you, a regift, as it were. Go ahead, play! It’s Christmas.



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2 Responses to “First A Word From Our Sponsor”

  1. Melissa Says:

    Okay, have we discussed the fact that One Life to Live characters (and actors) are on General Hospital now?? So far, I have seen Star, Todd, and John McBain! Does that interest you or entice you to watch?

  2. Melissa Says:

    Oh, and if they DO start filming One Life to Live again, will they get all their old characters back .. the ones that have now showed up on General Hospital? Hmmm … will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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