When you launch a new business, what do you do to unwind late that night? Well, if you are me and you grew up watching Soap Operas (yes thanks to my mom this is a vice for me), you watch the new Hulu/Prospect Park soaps relaunch of the two ABC cancelled Soaps.
Yes, the launch of J9 Designs actually coincided with the online relaunches of both these famed and long running soaps that were unfairly and unjustly cancelled last year. And after a long day, this is just what the doctor ordered!
But I must tell you, I wasn’t sure I would have time to watch. When they were still on, I would sometimes catch them on SoapNet in the evenings or late at night. Rarely ever caught them in first run during the afternoon slots, but still would get my fill when I had a few extra moments to spare. However, I just had to check them out. I mean the soap fan in me couldn’t resist. So my girls went to sleep and up I was watching these two shows.One Life to Live Hulu Re-Launch
Up first was One Life to Live, because I truly watched more of this soap before it went off the air. Overall, I was very impressed with how they really got so many of the original characters to return and was able to keep with many of the story lines that the show ended with when it last aired.
With the good comes the bad though. And however, I did notice that the show’s overall direction was more sexed up. I guess sex does sell, because there was even a scene where one of the regular characters ran into a couple having oral sex in the back of the club opening she was attending.
Even at the end of the 27 minute episode, we are treated to another one of the female characters laying down by herself under a blanket on her couch wearing only a Victoria Secret type of get up including bra and panties.
As well as, one of the other main characters that they needed to recast, because from what I have heard was not available to return, was totally made much more sexy indeed. See the original character of Destiny was typically a sweet, yet overweight (well overweight for Soaps and TV not for the norm).
The original actress brought such spirit and spunk to the role and yes I understand they needed to recast, but seriously why not keep true to the character’s build and size. Nothing against the new actress, because she is just playing a new role, but feel that they should have had Destiny played by another actress with a similar frame to the first actress. Any actress taking over would have had large shoes to fill, because the original Destiny was amazing, but still would have loved to see a bit better casting here.
Seriously though, having a larger build than a supermodel is not a terrible thing and I am sure there are plenty of actresses out there that could have fit the bill for this character better then what they were able to find. Truly just goes back to society’s portrayal of women in general and it is truly just sad that yet again, women have to be objectified in this manner and light.
I know Daytime allows a lot, but you can definitely see this is not your grandmother’s daytime soaps anymore!
However, back on the brighter side they have put some of the veteran characters that on many network channels get put on the proverbial shelf only to get dusted off to prop up the more youthful characters, front and center in the new shows and story lines. So, for that, I can concede and say kudos.All My Children Hulu Re-Launch
I also did view All My Children afterwards, but must admit was not as impressed with their story lines or characters having had much more newbies added to this show with only a few of the originals from the network’s original assemble. But was still happy to see the few that did return. Plus, I had stopped watching this one way before it went off air, because at the time there were too many newbies for my taste. So, quite possibly I was already out of the loop to begin with. So for that reason I am not going as in depth about my overall feelings with this new updated version.
Yet in the end, I will say that this was a wonderful thing that Prospect Park, the company to purchase the rights for these two shows and am happy to have them back. I am not sure I will be able to get to view them daily, as I do have so much on my plate, but nice to know that if I have a few quiet moments, I can view these shows that I grew up with as they are no longer cancelled being back in production right on Hulu and so can you, too!!
I will leave you with the Hulu Premiere of the newly relaunched One Life to Live that I just viewed below.
And if you do watch soaps like I do Happy Viewing!! Also, I interestingly enough read a blog post from Blushing Noir here through my BlogHer Publishing Network Affiliation, offering a giveaway in conjunction to watching your favorite soaps online.
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