Soap Bubbles

Confessions of a feminist soap fan

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #26 All My Children

Full disclosure: All My Children wasn’t on my original list of shows for this project because I thought one sappy post about how much I love the soaps was enough.  When ABC announced that it was canceling AMC and One Life to Live, I tried to stay strong, but at the beginning of August, I […]

Open letter to AMC and OLTL

Dear The Powers That Be at All My Children and One Life to Live, I almost forgot to tell you this!  My sister and I have solved your wrap-up problems.  I’m sure it felt like a daunting task: wrapping up shows that have been on every single day for some forty years.  Some of these […]

52 Shows, 52 Weeks: #17 General Hospital

My heart is heavy, friends.  Last Thursday, ABC announced it is canceling All My Children and One Life to Live, leaving my beloved General Hospital the only remaining ABC soap opera. Of course it’s mostly about money.  These lifestyle shows that are replacing AMC and OLTL are much cheaper to produce than the soaps, and […]