When I put this blog into limbo (again) in early 2018, I didn’t think there was much else to say about those shows I loved so much. And while I still watched some of the remaining shows from time to time, I wasn’t hooked enough to get deeply involved on that day to day basis.
I feel a bit foolish dusting this blog off again. After all, coming back from the dead is only really a surprise once. Then you become James Stenbeck or Stefano DiMera, returning from certain death as if it was a round trip ticket!
But a few interesting things have happened recently.
Earlier this year, the brilliant Elana Levine released HER STORIES, a rich volume capturing the history of soaps. (It is a slow read for me, but that is a high compliment – every time I read a few paragraphs or pages I end up falling down a rabbit hole and reading or researching THAT tangent!)
We’ve had this dreadful pandemic, and people have been looking for ways to connect and I was floored when Alan Locher launched a YouTube channel to facilitate reunions of many of our favorite actors, particularly from the P&G shows (where Alan was part of the PR team for years).
It’s been moving and meaningful to see so many familiar faces (more on that later).
And now, tonight, as I sit a few feet from my TV, there’s a two hour special about to play on ABC about soaps. On ABC! (Somewhere, Brian Frons is shaking his head.)
I have always taken a wary view of any coverage of soap opera in the media or any nighttime special. It’s so hard to capture out of context, and most news coverage, if they manage to cover it at all, covers the over the top elements of soap at the expense of the seconds and minutes that tie it all together.
But I am hearing good things and am optimistic, especially after reading a few previews…..
So, there may be a few fresh posts here and there for a while.
Not sure if this blog is “back” officially, but hell, who knows what the search for tomorrow will bring in THIS time? Very strange times indeed. Let’s just take it one day at a time……