Any Hour Now
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: May 4, 2011
Some people in my life might think I see the world through "rose-colored glasses." Not exactly. I just see it through glasses.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Apr 22, 2011
Today, I was going to post an entry about how well ONE LIFE TO LIVE is doing with its bullying story, or maybe how interesting and refreshing it is that YOUNG AND RESTLESS' Sharon is getting to know a new guy far from Genoa City. But on this Earth Day, I have a brief message.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Apr 18, 2011
At this very challenging time for daytime soap operas, which are still very much alive, I have a word to current soap viewers. I know that some recent events (such as a sorrowful Nicole and Taylor mourning their mom throughout DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Salem, and YOUNG AND RESTLESS' Lily keeping secret her visions of her deceased husband Cane) have made it challenging or difficult to watch today's soaps, but I'm asking in the strongest way possible: Do not give up.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Apr 1, 2011
With the baseball season running onto television's field again, I've been thinking about yet another fine aspect of soaps: There's much less of a rivalry among soap fan "teams" than sports fan leagues
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Mar 18, 2011
John's old friend, Pete Braust, recently returned to ONE LIFE TO LIVE and remarked to John: "You're looking for ways not to be happy." But this is a soap...that's what the characters do! Yes, we love the drama, but we need ways to make us happy, and distract us from our own drama. That's why comedy's so important.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Jan 28, 2011
Why do I watch soaps? One of many reasons is that the writing is inspirational...I've said that for decades, and I've meant it. The entertaining and often complex writing in daytime dramas inspires me as a writer.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Dec 30, 2010
The Daytime Club story continues (look here for part one), as we return to the circle of chairs in the television section of an electronics store, while a few customers mill about and test the TVs.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Nov 24, 2010
I haven't been so thrilled and thankful to see a soap character simply sitting and talking on a couch in months. Murphy's bedridden plight was one of the saddest I've watched in my many years of YOUNG AND RESTLESS viewership.
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Oct 15, 2010
Many AS THE WORLD TURNS viewers are assuredly still questioning and dealing with the loss of their show, as GUIDING LIGHT viewers have before them. Those who are sticking with daytime have probably been asking, "What else is there?"
By Marc Wilkofsky Posted: Sep 16, 2010
In soaps, lying and crying are easy; comedy is hard. This is why one of several reasons I unabashedly love YOUNG AND RESTLESS' Billy and Victoria.