She Blogs…. what she thinks with Caroline Blazer
By now the blogosphere is all a twitter over the horrid earth-shaking eye gouging news that CBS has canceled its long running soap As the World Turns. This is a tragedy of BIBLICAL Proportions. I’m talking Old Testament here. Today is the Pearl Harbor Day of Soaps! This is an event from which the soap genre will NEVER recover. I know I’LL never be the same again! This is certainly a bad omen for all soaps but specifically GH . Since they replaced their tried and true formula for soap success (secret ingredients: rape/seduction of a minor with a dash of James Bond, promiscuity, adultery, crimes of passion, vigilantism, murder unrelated to the mob,etc) with the GLORIFICATION of an abusively abusive mobster who is abusive and a KILLER the clock is certainly running down on its shelf life. Neilson ratings are WAY DOWN, SIX FEET UNDER down, and I offer that as proof of my theory. I don’t care that the ratings for ALL soaps are down and that even OPRAH is loosing viewers. I don’t care that cable tv, cable on demand and Netflix are giving viewers more choices than they ever had before. I don’t care that the ratings system is out-dated and that viewers now watch soaps on a variety of platforms unrelated to television: YouTube, Hulu, Soapnet (streaming video on site), ABC Daytime (streaming video on site) and in some cases on podcasts). I don ‘t care that a number of soaps that conformed to my notion of what makes a good soap, have been cancelled over the years (such as The Doctors, Santa Barbara, Edge of Night, Ryan’s Hope, Loving, Port Charles). I THINK Mob stories are KILLING SOAPS soaps and I have a BLOG!
Do not ask for whom the bell tolls GH, it tolls for THEE!
Until next time my lovelies.