Soap Bubbles

Confessions of a feminist soap fan


Some people celebrate birthdays. Some people celebrate wedding anniversaries. Some people remember the dates they got jobs, cats, houses, etc. I remember this stuff. The lack of sound in that video just adds to the creepiness, doesn’t it? I can’t believe it has been ten years. I feel old, but I’ve aged more gradually than […]


It turns out that just because something is inevitable, it doesn’t have to happen right away. Guys! General Hospital will be on for at least another year. I have said more than once that all I wanted was for GH to reach its fiftieth birthday, which is April 3, 2013. I was afraid to hope […]

And then there were four

It has been a few weeks since the end of One Life to Live, and my feelings are still too disjointed to write a proper send-off.  I’ll try anyway, though, because I want to say goodbye here on this blog, and if I don’t do it now, I’ll do it so long after the fact […]

Hanging on

What do you do when you start to realize that a thing you love will cease to be a thing at all during your lifetime? Last year, both All My Children and One Life to Live got canceled.  Today I learned that SOAPnet will end in late March.  I wasn’t a regular viewer of AMC […]