Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday Surgery: Flatlined; The Day The World Stopped
'Daytime soaps are starting to look like a game of survivor. I hope we dont have to start eating bugs....or each other' ~ Nancy Lee Grahn via twitter
When I saw this tweet posted on Saturday I thought that it was so poignant--especially coming from a daytime actress that has been in the business a long time. As we all know, As the World Turns...53 years old, went off the air on Friday. Although I wasn't a regular watcher, it's still a sad day in daytime. That leaves six. Only one in NYC. You have to start wondering just how long they are going to last.
At least one actor on General Hospital has said they give the show "six years, tops". Another has said that the future for them might lie in production of a web-based serial series. Notice how many people are already involved with that genre? Well, buckle up for some more. Of course, you'll never hear that from the producers-- but the ratings are really bearing out the idea that alternative programming will not only cost less, but will free up a lot of time for newer syndicated shows like "The Doctors". It will be interesting to see how the new talk show does on CBS--can another show make it along side "The View"?? If their ratings are better than the soap numbers, look out.
AH HA!! What's the wild card here?? THE FANS!! That's right...we love our soaps damn it. They have a great deal here--people that watch that spend money. I do think they'll keep some of the shows on the air, and I do think we can weather the storm. NOTE to producers: THE WRITING needs to captivate us. Buzz needs to be created. You can do that with big time guest stars, or you can do it with knock-out writing. OR, hey, here's a concept: BOTH!!
Ratings for last weeks GH? 2.0!! Nice work. I guess people tuned in for S&B. Just think if they had done that a month ago!!
On to GH..! There are a ton of new Spoilers are up. Looks like Lucky's going to be locked up in Ireland and receive a surprise visitor--Daddy Dear? Siobhan is going to end up in Port Chuck, and so is Suzanne. As you can see, Brazen steps out on the town--and Brenda will be drugged with heroin. Claire and Sonny will do it again...guess where?
Wubs October Charity is close to the heart! Alberta will be participating again in the AIDS WALK LA!! We need to get her donations up!! Please visit her Donation Page. You can also donate by going to the site and just visiting some sponsors. Just click on the top link to the google ad!! Goes right to Berta. Guess what? Alberta is ALSO going back to CA this week to be on Let's Make a Deal!! Yep..she'll be going with her Gwaddie Godparents. We can only hope she gets on camera. My lobster is so much a Diva.
Hope you had a good week. Although Sonny slept with Claire, quite a few people enjoyed the Brazen scenes and also the Crazy-Lisa stuff is going over well. (and into a well soon! LOL). What do you think about the whole Ireland thing? I'm glad JJ has a storyline, but you know I'm laughing at most of it. heh. Mr. Geary should be back on screen in the beginning of October...and Becky is already back taping.
See you on Twitter (@wubsnet) and right here at 3:00 every day I can make it!! xxoo