There was so much to talk about in Week in Soaps for July 16 that we had to split up this episode of the TV Source Podcast. In part two, our hosts go IN on General Hospital’s lackluster summer stories and inability to connect the pieces of good soap to greatness. Why get excited about moments when it’s not going to matter in the end? Will the on-hiatus Bold and Beautiful segment return? Possibly, if one host has his way. Of course, the main event is Days of our Lives talk – Gabi angers pro-choice soap twitter, 5 minutes in Cin and Salem’s black budget!
Episode Taped: July 22, 2018
If you missed it: Episode 42, Part 1 – In Our Y&R Feelings…We’re Upset
- (01:00) General Hospital’s identity crisis, refusal to revolve, inability to tell the obvious good story and overall confusing creative decisions. Why double down on Peter when the general consensus is fans are rebelling against it? Where’s the sex? Where’s the adventure? Where’s the soul?
- (20:58) Is B&B getting better? It’s pulling some back in but we’re still cautious.
- Gabi’s revenge on Abigail hitting a controversial beat, Theresa winning custody and leaving town, Eli and Lani’s lack of airtime, and Ben and Ciara’s (SEE-ARE-UH) five minutes of airtime proving quality over quantity works any day! But we will want more Sin.
- (49:42) Let’s talk about #Cin! Yes, they have their own segment. Was Ciara’s bitchiness to Claire justified? Why is Hope being a BULLY and trying to gaslight our sweet Ben?
- (59:15) Does the black budget across all of Sony? Where is Eli and Lani’s airtime? A missed opportunity is in the making.
- (01:10:00) Listener comments – praise for Jen Lilley, criticism for Hevon’s end, and more!(24:15) When you’re the best US soap opera on air it’s difficult to limit you discussion so we a LOT about Days of our Lives.
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