Soap Bubbles

Confessions of a feminist soap fan

Soap Opera Housing: A Rant

I’m a seasoned soap opera viewer. My disbelief has been sufficiently suspended for years now. Picture me on the couch with my diet Coke (it is, after all, the middle of the day), my lips pursed in a knowing scowl, my eyes rolling as I refused to be surprised by the blood clot in Sonny’s […]

The future keeps happening.

By now I should have formulated an opinion on Ava Jerome. She has been living in Port Charles and thus on my TV screen for ten months, but I remain conflicted. First, I have this “no new people” rule. (It is mostly for General Hospital, but sometimes for my real life too.) Around 1998, when […]

I’m 50!

I was unprepared for the fervor surrounding General Hospital‘s 50th anniversary this week. Well, that’s a lie. What I mean is that I was unprepared for the show’s enthusiasm to match my own. I didn’t expect a 20/20 special. I didn’t expect the return of the Nurses’ Ball. I didn’t expect Lucy Coe. And even […]

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I find myself faced with twin sources of nostalgia. We moved a couple weeks ago, and moving always brings up a lot of nostalgia. I had plastic bins full of my past just taking up space in the basement. These artifacts from high school evoked the requisite memories, and I was suddenly face-to-face with that […]

More Feelings

There is a scene in the second episode of the first season of The L Word in which Shane confronts her stalker, Lacey, and in an attempt to convey her empathy, she says to Lacey, “You have a lot of feelings.” For a long time, I have daydreamed about having a podcast about General Hospital. […]