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  • Editor’s Notebook: ‘The Chew’ Debuts Today and I’m Pissed!

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    "All My Children's" replacement show "The Chew" debuts today, just three days after "AMC" aired its final episode on ABC, and I can't help myself in wishing it would just go away. No, it isn't the show or what it is all about. In a perfect world I'd care to watch it from time to time, after all we all have to cook good and healthy meals don't we? But it is the way the network went about handling "The Chew" which included non-stop advertising during "AMC's" final weeks on television along with non-stop advertising on soap opera centered websites including Soap Opera Network that I find myself saying "what a way to spit on your audience."
  • My View of Llanview: September 15 Edition

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    With the Prospect Park era about to begin for "One Life to Live," the show appears to be in better shape than its sister soap "All My Children."
  • My View of Llanview: August 30 Edition

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    Just another abnormal week of "One Life to Live."
  • My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

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    What happens when real life interferes with reel life?
  • New Site, New ‘DAYS’ and Big Scoops!

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    What started out as a typical week that began on July 25 ended up being one of the worst in Soap Opera Network history, but you wouldn't have known it from a behind the scenes perspective.
  • My View of Llanview: July 30 Edition

    My View of Llanview: July 30 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” does what it does best – comedy. And even if the storyline is absurd and vulgar, the show still manages to give fans a chuckle and poke fun at itself, all without skipping a beat. I’ll be the first to admit that this whole Nate and Deanna do porn… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

    My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” gets a last minute reprieve and will continue to air new episodes online. But will it mean that the show’s second life will be as good as its first? First of all, it was 43 years ago today that “One Life to Live” made its television debut so Happy… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: June 30 Edition

    My View of Llanview: June 30 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Rex Balsom proves in one day that he is more of a Buchanan than he will likely ever admit. The more Rex (John-Paul Lavoisier) keep trying to prove he is nothing like his father, the more they seem to have in common. Rex, like Clint, and Asa for that matter, has proven that… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: June 15 Edition

    My View of Llanview: June 15 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Must see TV? More like must miss TV. The more I watch “One Life to Live” these days, the more I am convinced that the show itself is bi-polar. From week to week and even day to day this show goes from entertaining to choppy and idiotic. It seems to have more ups… Read More »

  • My View of Llanivew: May 30 Edition

    My View of Llanivew: May 30 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Hate Nate? Welcome to the club. My hate of Nate didn’t start on any particular date, but instead I feel it was simply an act of fate. At any rate, whenever I see him on TV, my feelings of ill will toward him cannot be contained by a flood gate. But wait, even… Read More »