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By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 26, 2009
You gotta love today's AS THE WORLD TURNS (well, as long as you didn't see the CBS promo that totally bankrupted the big reveal about Riley, that is!).
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 25, 2009
While Dominic, GENERAL HOSPITAL's new thug on the block, has a sense of humor, he loses brightness points for seeking shelter from Claudia. Sure, he's working for her, but she hired him to kill Jason, Sonny's right-hand man.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 24, 2009
Last week, I half-seriously lamented the lack of fires on RESCUE ME. This week's episode opened with a harrowing, slow-motion escape from a collapsing, blazing corridor by several of firefighters, including Tommy, Lou and Sean, set to Duffy's bluesy, dreamy song, "Syrup and Honey."
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 23, 2009
I'm shocked, shocked to find that shoddy writing is going on in here! I really hate it when a soap falls back on the Casablanca excuse for breaking up couples: "I waited for you that day and you never showed." And they never saw each other again, until now.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 22, 2009
Last night's NBC premiere of the British series MERLIN surprised me by not totally sucking. In fact, I quite liked it. It took me a while to get past the near-total reimagining of the King Arthur legend, but once I accepted the (ludicrous) premise that the key players were teenagers and the castle could be thought of as "Camelot High," I settled in.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 17, 2009
I suppose it had to happen eventually: "Kamikaze GUIDING LIGHT" finally crashed and burned thanks to a couple of silly story points.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 16, 2009
Mala convinced me to watch the season finale of GREEK last night, and I'm so glad I did, because it reminded me how much I love the super-soapy prime-time drama.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 12, 2009
Normally, I'm a fan of AS THE WORLD TURNS' Dusty, but this time the crusading do-gooder is doing harm to Bonnie. Not intentionally, mind you, but he is definitely having a negative effect, because he's coming between her and Derek.
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 11, 2009
Is there a better, more entertaining soap right now than GUIDING LIGHT? The-powers-that-be seem to be reveling in the freedom that comes from being a "dead soap walking." My colleague Mala and I call "Kamikaze GL" because they just don't seem to care about following rules any more; they just want to have fun. What's the worst that could happen — it gets canceled twice?
By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jun 10, 2009
It was a week for comebacks on RESCUE ME, starting with Candy, the conniving wench who shafted Lou out of his life savings ($26,000) a few seasons back. She haunted him this week like a candy-colored specter in a bright yellow dress.