I just read this article that says “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” will continue online, which doesn’t surprise me. I’ve been telling Ronn for the past few years that I believe television will soon be a thing of the past and will merge with the Internet. Networks are really behind and stuck in the 20th century. The fact that they keep soaps separated from the rest of television is a joke. Many huge stars were once soap stars and no longer is it a man’s world. The days when women stayed home and men were the only bread winners are long gone. Women are in the work force and both sexes need to work to make ends meet. So there is an audience for soaps and long and faithful one, but they aren’t watching their shows during the day anymore. They tape them and watch them at night or on the Internet. It really is silly to continue to separate daytime actors. They work harder than other actors who do film and prime time shows and those actors get paid way more! When you work on a film or prime time show there are numerous takes to make the actor look good and only a few pages of dialogue to memorize. Daytime actors have sometimes up to 40-50 pages of dialogue to memorize and only one or two takes to get it right. It’s so not fair and networks are just stupid. They believe most people watch TV at night, but are ignoring the power of the Internet and loyalty of Daytime fans.  I think this move to put soaps on the Internet will be a good one and could start to change television completely.  How cool would it be to have a huge television screen that is also your computer? The problem with television is that they are not open to the fast changing pace of the 21st century. I remember when film actors didn’t do television and now you see many film actors on TV. You also see actors from hit TV shows merge into major films, but soap actors are still stuck in the 1950s regarding their status within the industry. I call that discrimination. There has been talk of SAG merging with AFTRA which is much needed for the actors. It’s very stupid as I’ve said before to separate Daytime Emmys from The Emmys. They should be one as it’s all television. So perhaps with this noted change from television to the Internet, the soaps can take a life of their own and thrive even more, as more people are on the Internet anyway. So I say to television, you will be a extinct soon enough, so wake up and get into the 21st century!!!

Is it just me, or did the Emmys seem more like a mini version of  the Oscars? I thought television  would recognize television stars and I saw more movie stars being recognized. Stars such as, Susan Serandon, Al Pacino and Dennis Quaid who were big movie stars that didn’t do television at one time, weren’t they? Also, cable was considered a step below prime time television and now the most recognized shows are on cable. HBO rules television with shows like Entourage and True Blood. Seems there were very few real television stars being recognized at this year’s Emmys. Reality television now has it’s own catagory also, so just about anybody can be recognized on television today. No longer is television strictly for television stars. It’s sort of annoying to watch these people pat themselves on the back for what is really a bunch of crap. It’s also annoying that people who once turned their noses at television and only did movies are now the ones being recognized on television. I think the Emmys should recognize television people period and the Oscars should recognize movie people period. Also, if television is going to recognize reality they should stop dividing daytime actors from night time actors because it’s a joke now. Daytime actors should be more respected than reality people, they work much harder and it makes me angry to see this division. Wake up Hollywood because it doesn’t make sense anymore! The Internet has changed the way we view things now and soon enough your computer will be your television set, it already is becoming so. The stupid division of Daytime Emmy and Night time Emmy division will soon be history. Hollywood needs to stop recognizing movie stars in television because those people are not television stars to begin with. The Emmys were boring to me and I think in general television is boring. There are very few shows that are worth watching period. If the Emmys is the best of television, then I feel sorry for television right now. Personally HBO does have the best programming, but then again it’s not television, it’s HBO right?