By Michael Karol Posted: Jun 1, 2009
Ever wonder why you love soap operas so much? Why we, as a culture, have embraced the form for centuries? While the real world flies by at an ever-increasing, disturbingly fast pace, soap time has always, well, taken its own time, the better to dissect the issues and dramas for which we routinely turn (and return) to the genre. And, to paraphrase the old Life cereal commerical, Mikey likes it.
By Michael Karol Posted: May 21, 2009
On May 20, ALL MY CHILDREN finally revealed that it wasn't the hated Adam Chandler who was killed in the library with a gun (and no, this isn't Clue). Beloved, gentle, identical Stuart was mistakenly shot in Adam's place. Murders are nothing new on soaps, but AMC has a storied history, going back as far as 1992's "Who killed Will Cortlandt?" (my all-time fave) and running through 2001's killing of the lovely Princess Andrassy and the ignominious end of Dixie Martin (death by pancakes, indeed!) in 2007.
By Michael Karol Posted: May 1, 2009
In prime time, a series finale is often much less than ballyhooed. Thus, it was a pleasant surprise when LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and 24 pulled rabbits out of their respective hats and gave viewers two-hour, pull-out-all-the-stops cliff-hangers. The result: fan-boy joy.