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Dienstag, April 22, 2014 | by: Erin Byrne

"The Young and the Restless" has been the number one daytime soap for 25 years. This could be for a number of reasons, like the fact that there is an African-American family, the Winters, who have been part of the canvas for years (even though sometimes they seem to exist in their own corner of Geno... [More]

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Dienstag, Januar 14, 2014 | by: Erin Byrne

Is Blake Carrington supposed to be a total prick, or was this completely acceptable behavior for a leading man in 1981? This was the question I asked myself after watching season one of "Dynasty." In this article I'll be taking a closer look at episodes 1–3 of Season 1. Eventually we'll make ... [More]

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Montag, September 9, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

The summer before my second senior year of college I talked my way into a job as a counselor/arts-and-crafts teacher at a summer camp in Pennsylvania. Despite having negative experience in those two fields I sought out the job because a few weeks prior I watched a marathon of the Nickelodeon summer ... [More]

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Montag, August 26, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

When Dek, my esteemed editor, called me up to ask if I'd ever be writing for him again I said yeah, but I didn't know what about. He was all, "What about this new show, "Orange and Black" or something like that? I think it's about the OSU Cowboys but with lesbians, right? Tell me why I should watch ... [More]

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Donnerstag, Juni 13, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

As you, my dozen of readers, may remember I've got the whoop(ing cough).  Don’t worry, other than some opiate induced constipation I’m recovering nicely; down to only three bloody handkerchiefs a day. Those of you who have been sick know that it’s a perfect time to catch up ... [More]

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Mittwoch, Juni 5, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

This morning, after a week of coal miner level hacking I was officially diagnosed with pertussis, AKA whooping cough. It's given me a voice that makes Kathleen Turner sound like Butterfly McQueen, which is nice, especially since talking on the phone is 90% of my professional job. But since the CDC h... [More]

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Dienstag, Mai 28, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

In the mid-1980s, every day at 4:30 I watched “I Dream of Jeannie.” I wanted her outfit, her bottle, and her ability to disappear. I loved her because she had all the control whether Major Nelson knew it or not. She was beautiful and powerful, all that I wanted to be. My parents’ ... [More]

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Donnerstag, Mai 9, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

I know that my dozens of readers are used to me blathering on about the gays of daytime television but this week I'm taking things in a different, more literary direction. Today I will be discussing “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin. “The Westing Game” was/is/and should alw... [More]

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Mittwoch, April 24, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

Erin Byrne regularly dives into the soapy waters of daytime television and tries to make sense of it all. This week she takes on “As The World Turns.” “As the World Turns.” The gateway soap. As I've said before, for years I watched soaps in fits and starts, but “A... [More]

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Mittwoch, April 17, 2013 | by: Erin Byrne

Listen up ladies and lovers of ladies, have I got the show for you! It's called “Bomb Girls” (airing on the ReelzChannel) and it’s about plucky gals working in a munitions plant in Toronto, in WWII! But before we get started how many of y'all out there know about the Bechdel Test? ... [More]