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  • My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition

    My View of Llanview: May 15 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The less we see of the mess called Wes, the better. Leave it up to Ron Carlivati to kill a good story. Okay, so the story wasn’t all that great to begin with. Even so, with one swoop of his pen, Carlivati effective ruined the Jessica/Tess/Bess/Wes/Hess/Dess/whoever storyline last week. As if Jessica and… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition

    My View of Llanview: April 30 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Who might be returning for “One Life to Live’s” grand finale, and could the show find a new home on another network? Just two weeks after ABC dropped a bombshell on fans of “One Life to Live” and “All My Children,” rumors have begun to swirl regarding the network’s decision, along with speculation… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview Special Edition: The End of ‘Life’ as We Know It

    My View of Llanview Special Edition: The End of ‘Life’ as We Know It

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Thursday, April 14, 2011 is a day that will live in infamy for ABC soap fans as, in the blink of any eye, the network canceled long running serials “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” By the time they air their final episodes in September and January, respectively, a combined 84… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition

    My View of Llanview: April 15 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” learns to take the good with the bad….even when the bad outweighs the good. (NOTE: This column was written on the evening of April 14th, less than 24 hours before the news of “One Life to Live’s” cancellation broke. I will talk more about that in a special edition… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: March 30 Edition

    My View of Llanview: March 30 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — With “One Life to Live’s” bullying storyline now kicking into high gear, just how effective has it been so far? Anyone who has seen the latest “One Life” promo, with a desperate Shane seeking to escape the torment of being bullied by a classmate, knows that this storyline is certainly taking on rather… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

    My View of Llanview: March 15 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” keeps it all in the family with plot twists so convoluted and mind-boggling that you need a score card to keep up with just who is related to who. First it was Walter Balsom, then it was Mitch Laurence, then it was Charlie Banks, and then (finally) it was… Read More »

  • Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

    Editor’s Notebook: Interviews Coming Soon

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The last time I wrote an edition of the Editor's Notebook was August 12, 2008. A lot has changed in the nearly three years since including the cancellations of both "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" by CBS, the near blackout of the Daytime Emmys on broadcast television and news of the… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

    My View of Llanview: February 28 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “One Life to Live” recently took to the scriptures with regards to the the new rivalry between Kelly and Natalie — the “scriptures of pie” this is, evoking the sacred Pie Commandment that “Thou shalt send a pie to your enemies as a peace offering.” What’s that? Pie scriptures and commandments you say?… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

    My View of Llanview: February 15 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Does, at the end of the day, “One Life to Live” show that it cares for its viewers? The answer may surprise you. Given the show’s often stagnant ratings and high volume of viewer complaints, it may seem hard to imagine that “OLTL” might actually care what their fans think and want.  However,… Read More »

  • My View of Llanview: January 30 Edition

    My View of Llanview: January 30 Edition

    (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" is having success with turning Clint Buchanan into the J.R. Ewing of daytime,  but an ever increasing cast size and endless display of pretty faces continues to cause problems. Jerry verDorn has quickly become "One Life to Live's" saving grace who, in many ways, is carrying the show right… Read More »