Ken Corday’s NetSoap/NetNovellas website is up and running

pril 11, 2014
Last week Ken Corday(Corday Productions)and Greg Meng made the announcement they would be revolutionizing the soap genre with their new vision. An interactive online soap website, Net Soaps/Net Novellas.

Today the website Net Soaps/The Interactive Soap Opera go to www.netsoapstv.com.

You can check out the new features and this wonderful new concept which is Soap Operas … Reimagined! Net Soaps are , “We are developing the next generation of online, interactive, multi-lingual Soap Operas and Novelas. Together with our brand sponsor partners, we’ll build global audience communities and truly engage them with actor casting contests, location and show selection participation, viewer contests and more. In our world, the audience fully participates – and helps craft – the shows they want to watch.

Here you will be able to see an actor/actress online contest: “Soon we’ll be launching a site where aspiring actors and actresses can select a scene written by our creative team, videotape an audition and upload it to us. They’ll be incented to have their social networks vote for their auditions. Our celebrity judges and audience will also be polled and winners will be cast into roles on our shows. ”

A writer/producer online contest: “We’ll also encourage producers and writers to submit reels and show concepts to us. If we like a show concept, we might fund it and test it on our sites.”

Viewer Interactions and contests: “We’ll be building viewer communities around our shows and allow our viewers to suggest show locations, casting, storyline directions and more. And our brand sponsors will also hold regular contests providing viewers with the chance to win products, services and even walk on roles in our shows.”

This is an amazing concept so be sure to visit and check out the site. The Soap genre lives on and on!

Madelaine and Leisl are sisters on GH. Where are the Quartermaines?

Madelaine and Leisl are sisters? Nathan and Britt are cousins, half brother and sister, lovers? What the heck is going on at General Hospital? Why must they keep bringing in new characters when the main characters are being decimated. Who needs new nurses when the core families are available?

GH is generally a violent show full of murder and mayhem, but when the OLTL fab two came on to write and produce there was a glimmer of hope that they would be able to bring the legendary characters back to their former glory. Instead they became Capone and Derringer and started killing off the people who made GH great. Quartermaines are now extinct. Dinosaurs in the new world. They can never be revived, there is no one left to bring new life to their clan. Even if they bring Jason back, he does not carry their name so the Q’s are no more. Yes, we have Tracy who does have some screen time, but Monica is mere filler.

Some fans suggest that Monica can be the third sister in the Magda, Leisl mess, hoping she will be brought front and center, but that still has nothing to do with the Q’s. Sure it would be nice to have Monica on screen for more than 30 seconds, but the Q’s have been eliminated either way. I know Ned will be back for the funeral, but any chance of a rebirth of the Q’s is as dead as they are.

Why is it easier to write for newbies than to carry on with the families who count? Yes Nathan is good to look at and Britt has become bearable, but Levi? Why couldn’t they write for AJ, and Ned and Brook Lynn. Why does Michael have to be a Corinthos when he was becoming a Quartermaine with AJ.

Why was every young Quartermaine killed violently when the Corinthos brood should have been targeted? They with the mob boss for a dad?

When did Carlivatti become a death monger instead of the writer who held family to the highest importance on the much missed One Life To Live. The Lords and Cramers and Buchanans thrived on OLTL. He used to be one of the best writers in the business, but has been relegated to being a hit man once he came to GH.

With Robert (for lack of a s/l)and Robin(should never have been brought back) gone the Scorpio family is eradicated, since Mac is also filler and The Spencer family is a joke now that Luke has been replaced with mob minded Lukebot and Bobby gone and Lucas just mooning over Brad, unfortunately, the founding Hardy family is long gone. All replaced by criminals, Corinthos, Cassidines, Jeromes , and their minions. tom Hardy should be running General Hospital not Frau Leisel.

It is a sorry day for Port Charles when they have no upright families to look up to. Just the legacy of violence and death. PC has become a graveyard. A graveyard of Quartermaines!

General Hospital can be seen weekdays on ABC at 2 p.m.

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Peter Reckell would return to Days of Our Lives to tie up Bo’s storyline

Nanci Hughes
NY Soap Opera Examiner

April 10, 2014
What could be better than Bo coming home to Salem and Hope and Ciarra? Bo Brady, played by the much missed Peter Reckell has been missing for almost eighteen months, presumably on a top secret assignment.

In truth DOOL decided yo back burner Bo and Hope, the heart and soul of Days and after too much new generation Salemites Peter decided: “I took my place in the hierarchy of the show, in the storyline, moving others aside, in the [1980s]. Now others have moved into the place I once held,” Reckell said at the time. “I have been very fortunate to have had such a long, meaningful, run. But now, with a torn heart, I have to say goodbye to the people, family, the character, that I love.”

Now after much pleading from the fans for Bo to return je took to Twitter to respond.

“Going back to DAYS, I don’t think that will ever happen as a long term commitment,” Reckell wrote to fans. “Going back to close out Bo’s story in a respectful way??? I would do that for you. You deserve better then what they have done to Bo. You have been very faithful and dedicated for years, decades!”

Peter has not been keeping up with DAYS since he left and so has no idea how they would write him out..

“Not sure what kind of story line could happen, I haven’t watched the show. You would have better ideas,” Reckel added. “Time to contact the show.”

Would it hurt too much to see Peter Reckell back for a short time or would you just be happy to see him for whatever time he was given?

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Soap Opera’s blamed for Daytime Emmys declining audience

According to Variety.com the reason for the low ratings for the Daytime Emmys is that it centers around soap opera’s. Because so little focus is given to talk shows and game shows and children;s programming.

“According to Gabriel Gornell, who exec produced the past two telecasts, audience apathy may be due to the ceremony’s strong focus on one genre: soap operas. “There’s a long history in building this special around daytime dramas,” says Gornell.”

“Daytime Emmys switched networks almost annually for four decades and has been beset by a 20-year ratings slide. Case in point: In 1993, the broadcast garnered 22 million viewers. Last year, viewers of the HLN telecast numbered 913,000.

They certainly do not see the real picture. If they go back to the older telecasts tey will see that the Daytime Emmys were so popular because they were about daytime dramas , the soap opera’s.

The beautiful women and gorgeous hunky men of soaps hosted the show, gave out the awards and entertained as well. Soap viewers were there in full force and the ratings were high.

The new telecasts have people outside of soap’s with TV newscasters handing them out and singing(?). So of course they have lost viewers the shows have become boring because of all of the lack of soap actors. Though we only had five soaps last year and now only four, the fans of the four soaps have moved mountains to keep their soaps and will show up for the show if and only if it is centered around the daytime dramas with soap actors honoring the talk shows and the game shows and the few children shows.

Make it a soap extravaganza people and you will see the fans come roaring back instead of losing interest and watching Prime Time soaps like Dallas, Devious Maids or Revenge instead.

Read the Variety.com here.

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The Bay adds more fan favorites to it’s already stellar cast

Nanci Hughes
NY Soap Opera Examiner

According to an exclusive on Soap Opera Network, fan favorite soap stars, Sean Kanan, Ronn Moss, Judi Evans and Patrika Darbo have joined the cast of “The Bay: The Series”.

Sean Kanan, formerly of GH and now back at B&B as Deacon Sharpe will be taking over the role of Press Secretary, Kenneth Allen, originally played by Brodie Hutzler.

Ronn Moss formerly of B&B will portray former Bay City District Attorney, John Blackwell. Judi Evans of DOOL will portray Katherine Blackwell, John’s wife.who come seeking vengeance on the Garrett’s.

Patrika Darbo formerly of DOOL will play Mickey, who runs eatery Patrick’s Roadhouse.

Moe good news is Charles Shaughnessy formerly on DOOL is returning to the series as Captain Elliot Sanders. Charles, Ron Moss and Judi Evans, will begin filming scenes on April 10.

“The Bay” premieres Chapter 12 on Thursday, May 1. The episodes will run between 17-20 minutes, the same as a 30 minute show minus commercials. Great news for all of it’s fans since we keep asking for more!.

Chapter 12 of “The Bay” begins streaming over Blip and Roku networks and services beginning Thursday, May 1st. You will not want to miss a minute of this exciting and original series.

Watch The Bay here

Alicia Leigh Willis to move to Salem

Days of our Lives has hired another former soap star. Alicia Leigh Willis(GH, AW) will come to Salem where some say she will interact with Liam(Mark Collier), but since other newbie’s are on the scene she could know Aiden(Daniel Cosgrove) also. We are still awaiting the arrival of the fabulous Kassie DePaiva too, so only time will tell.

Willis was before DOOL camera’s once before when she stood in for Chloe(Nadia Bjorlin) when she was out sick one day. When Nadia returned the next day Alicia’s scenes were scrapped.

Alicia will start airing on April 22nd.

Days Of Our Lives can be seen weekdays at 1 p.m. on NBC

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