Showing posts with label Soap Operas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soap Operas. Show all posts

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Soap Opera Lovers REJOICE All My Children & One Life to Live are back via The Online Network (@TOLN) on Monday, April 29th!

Butterflies, I don't know if it started for you the same way it did for me, but my first sick day when I was in Junior High School turned out to be a bonding moment and TV habit that would last for decades! I was home sick and well past my cartoon days, so Mom let me in on her favorite daytime 'me time', Soap Operas! Mama Butterfly introduced me to all the characters and patiently caught me up on story lines so I could figure out what was happening. Like many moms, she created a monster, I HAD to know what was going on! And subsequent sick days always meant me in my PJ's watching 'soaps' with mom!

When All My Children and One Life to Live were cancelled it was the shot heard around the world. Many loyal watchers considered each character 'family' and many soaps were passed down throughout the generations in families. Even those who couldn't watch their 'stories' during the day would be sure to record them so they could watch them at night. Soap Operas were favorite water cooler fodder, and the networks were definitely barraged by outraged fans.

And while it had been rumored for what seems like a very long time coming, I can indeed confirm that All My Children and One Life to Live are BACK! The shows are being brought back on The Online Network and can also be viewed on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes! You can check out All My Children (AMC) on Hulu at and One Life to Live (OLTL) on Hulu at

Fans no longer have to settle for the crossover of their favorite characters on General Hospital. (And while I know I'm in the minority on this one, I didn't like the character crossovers from OLTL characters on General Hospital. I personally felt that they just didn't 'fit'.) They belong back in their home, and now they will be!

I am SUPER excited to know not only that All My Children and One Life to Live are back, but it's like they are re-invented and being re-born on the web. It's like Soap Opera's 2.0, bigger, better and hopefully built to last!

Show synopsis: All My Children revolves around the lives of the residents of fictional Pine Valley. For nearly forty years, this town has seen the trials and tribulations of its dynamic families. Now your favorite stories are back, and more dramatic than ever!

Plot outline: Since 1970, the residents of All My Children's Pine Valley, PA -- including its most famous citizen, Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) have seen their fair share of scandalous hookups, feuds, and devastating murders. Pine Valley luminaries include resident hero Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison), Fusion Cosmetics maven Greenlee du Pres (Rebecca Budig), perpetual troublemaker David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry), funnyman Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight), and the unforgettable romantic duo of Angie and Jesse Hubbard (Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams).

All My Children actors include returning actors include Debbie Morgan as Dr Angie Hubbard, Julie Barr as Brooke English, Sal Stowers as Cassandra Foster, Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler, Denyse Tontz as Miranda Montgomery, Jordan Lane Price as Celia Fitzgerald, Ryan Bittle as JR Chandler, Eden Riegel as Bianca Montgomery, Cady McClain as Dixie Cooney, Ray MacDonnell as Dr. Joe Martin, David Canary as Adam Chandler, Heather Roop as Jane McIntyre, and Francesca James as Evelyn Johnson will be returning once the soap moves online.

What Luke and Laura are to General Hospital, Jesse and Angie are to All My Children! I remember where Dr. Angie Hubbard's storyline last left off, and I literally can't wait to find out what direction they are going to take her character and her storyline!

Show synopsis: One Life to Live follows the complicated lives of three main families: the wealthy Lords, the powerful Buchanans and the strong-willed Cramers. The quiet simplicity of small town living is often interrupted by the drama between them yet despite the struggles, strong family bonds keep them united.

Plot outlineThe good people of Llanview, Pennsylvania, lead complicated lives. In a town of questionable marriage ethics, teenagers grow up fast and fall in love quickly. The quiet simplicity of small-town living on the Llantano River is frequently upset by an over-abundance of multiple personalities who disturb the peace. Despite the jealousy, betrayal, and occasional baby-swapping, Llanview is where the Buchanan, Lord, and Cramer families struggle to retain the strong family ties that have always united them.

One Life to Live actors include Corbin Bleu as Jeffery King as well as returning actors Erika Slezak as Victoria Lord Buchanan, Robin Strasser as Dorian Lord, Tuc Watkins as David Vickers, Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan, Kassie DePaiva as Blair Cramer, Jerry verDorn as Clint Buchanan, Florencia Lozano as Tea Delgado, Melissa Archer as Natalie Buchanan Banks, Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan, Kelley Missal as Danielle Manning, Josh Kelly as Cutter Wentworth, and Andrew Trischitta as Jack Manning. Recurring actors include: Sean Ringgold as Shaun Evans, Shenaz Treasury as Rama Patel, and Nick Choksi as Vimal Patel.

The Buchanans are the power family of OLTL, and true fans know that Erika Slezak who portrays Victoria Lord Buchanan is a very versatile actress, she certainly plays many roles!

I got to see the premiere episodes and am sworn to secrecy, but I do have previews I can share with you!

All My Children | New Season Preview:

After a gunshot was fired five years ago, how has life in Pine Valley changed? Who will find love? Who will seek revenge? The characters you have come to love, the characters you will meet for the first time..Find out when all new daily episodes begin, Monday, April 29th!

One Life to Live | New Season Preview:


Character driven drama One Life to Live is back with all new must-see episodes. Filled with action, romance, comedy and it pushes the boundaries of entertainment by exploring cutting-edge social issues.

I just couldn't resist including this Photo of Snoop Lion helping to countdown the days until OLTL's return!

30 minute episodes will be available each weekday with a recap on Friday, and with Guest Appearances by Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg, notorious OLTL fan who has appeared on the show before), as well as Riff Raff and Nervo, and without the restrictions that sometimes come with daytime TV, folks this is NOT your mama's Soap Opera!

Get Social:

A fun way to get ready for Monday would be to interact with each show's Social Media Pages:

All My Children:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If you aren't already, you can 'Like' AMC on Facebook

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Stalk, ahem I mean Follow them on Twitter (as shown above, the hashtag is #WATCHAMC)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Wanna see their pictures? Then Follow via Instagram too!

One Life to Live:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 'Like' OLTL on Facebook

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow them on Twitter (as shown above, the hashtag is #WATCHOLTL)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow via Instagram too!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - And for my Tumblr Peeps: Follow OLTL on Tumblr too

The Online Network:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow them on @TOLN on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow them on YouTube/tolnsoaps

My Take:

Again, I have seen the first episodes but I am sworn to secrecy and cannot reveal any spoilers, but I am so happy to have both shows back on the air! This is not your Mama's Soap Opera butterflies, this is the digital age at it's finest, taking the old and adding a whole new twist to how you watch your beloved shows and now with the added availability of watching on the go, what's NOT to love?

Butterflies, on Monday after you've seen both episodes, come back here and sound off, let us know what YOU think!

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FTC Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post from One2One Network and The Online Network, however all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. I am a long time Soap Opera fan, and a 'General Hospital Moms' Blogger.

Monday, March 1, 2010

I am an official General Hospital Brand Ambassador! More GH Fun!

General Hospital Monday

As you all know from my post last week I am an official General Hospital Brand Ambassador! In an effort to connect with others who share my obsession for all things GH, I thought I'd make this another 'GH Monday'.

This Week's Juicy Storyline Topic of Discussion: This week on General Hospital a cop is determined to put his mobster father behind bars and might have to use his brother to do it. Also this week, Dante questions his own brother— will Michael confess or will Dante realize on his own that it was Michael who was responsible for killing Claudia and not Sonny? This great story line is sure to generate controversy and conversation! I can't wait to hear what YOU think is going to happen! So readers, are you team 'Dante' or team 'Michael'? (I am and always will be team 'Jason' but since he's not officially the topic of discussion.....)

And if you haven't already figured it out, I'm entirely obsessed with 'Jason Morgan' played brilliantely by Steve Burton! Here is some Jason Eye Candy for you!

Steve, please stop making bad look ever so good!  MWAH!!

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I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other General Hospital branded items to facilitate my review.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I am an official General Hospital Brand Ambassador!

My first sick day many years ago when I was still a student resulted in my introduction to my mom's secret world of 'stories' and General Hospital was one of them. I got wrapped up in the story lines and couldn't wait to ask her about them when I got home from school.

I still watch to this day, thankfully Soapnet, Tivo and Cable have made it easier to watch them on MY schedule!

I wanted to alert you to an exciting General Hospital sweepstakes that’s currently being run on the Mom Central website. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a trip to Los Angeles to visit the set of General Hospital and have a walk-on role! The sweepstakes is open until February 28th. The sign up survey for this Sweepstakes can be found HERE

Would you like to become a Brand Ambassador too? Learn How!

How to join the General Hospital Brand Ambassador Group

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - All Brand Ambassadors are encouraged to join our private brand group. In this group, you’ll have the chance to interact with each other, Mom Central and the ABC Daytime Team. Here are the instructions for signing up for this group. There are several steps involved since it is a private group!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Make sure you have an account set up on If you do not have an account set up you can register here

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Whether you’re registering with the website for the first time or are logging in to our new website for the first time since our makeover, please make sure to complete the entire registration process so that you will be able to fully participate in the General Hospital Brand Ambassador group.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If you’ve lost your password, here is how to reset your password:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If you are not already logged into Mom Central, go to the Mom Central homepage and click the “login” button at the top:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Once you are logged in, click the “My Profile” link in the top navigation bar to obtain your Profile URL. For example, here is Community Manager Adrienne’s profile URL:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Copy and paste that link into an email and send it to with the subject line: Please invite me to join the General Hospital Brand Ambassador Group.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Once we receive your email with a link to your profile we will invite you to join the group.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You will receive an email in the inbox of the email account you used to create your profile. It will come from

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Open the email and click on the link. It will take you to your “Member Quick Links & Notification” section on

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Click on the “Group Invites” link and “Accept” the invitation to General Hospital Brand Ambassador Group.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - You are now officially a member of the group! Here is the group URL: (remember, you will not be able to participate until you have completed the steps above):

I for one would be over the moon if I won, and I'd want my scene to be with Steve Burton who makes bad look oh so good as Mob Enforcer 'Jason Morgan' (formerly Jason Quartermaine). I can just picture the scene now.....a sultry, mysterious Lady Mob Enforcer rolls into town (played by ME of course) and has to go up against Jason in an all guns blazing fight....I'm thinking we both get away less worse for wear, this way I get to come back! Or maybe I'm sent to kill off Sam, Mu ha ha ha ha ha!

A hunky, handsome actor, Steve Burton gives the character of Jason the detachment and coldness needed to be a mob hit man. Burton, however, also portrays what goes on inside Jason Morgan - a loving heart aching to show itself. (inserting the words 'only to me' in my head,  pretend you didn't hear it!)

This Week's Juicy Storyline Topic of Discussion: Sonny’s trial for murder begins! One son is tormented when his father takes the fall for him while the other is called to stand to testify against his father.

What do you think is going to happen? Should Sonny take the rap for Michael?

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I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other General Hospital branded items to facilitate my review.