Columns

  • 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...

  • 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”...

  • 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.”...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...