A must read for any soap fan or student of the genre, this material looks at how sex and its ramifications are presented on daytime television and how men and women perceive sex on soaps differently. Utilizes inline citations to the comprehensive bibliography with over 50 sources including soap books, communications journals, and network soap episodes. Original version 1992. Revised edition 2011.
Mimi Griffin fulfills a lifelong dream of opening a spectacular restaurant on the luxurious Montecito coast. To find the perfect chef, she stages a dinner at the new restaurant; the winner will be the head chef at Mimi' with an option bankrolled by Mimi, for their own restaurant depending on their success.
Darkly handsome Emil Chandon is clearly the winner but finds his dreams cut short by death.
As an environmentalist committed to organic living, Jane Savary never thought she’d get cancer. Unable to support her family after diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Jane is thrust into emotional and financial upheaval, contemplating the causes of her cancer and her family’s future as her recovery collides with the Great Recession.
Lucy Faas was lonely, though she didn’t realize it before coming to stay at Alexander Murphy’s Montecito home. Her only intention leaving her hermitage was for a fresh place where she could begin the comeback of her abandoned music career. She never expected that she would be joining an informal family of celebrities hiding from the world, or how the home would change everything.
Nina leaves her former life and returns home to Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara, and her great-aunt Iris to create a new life.
A legend describes an early priest with a lust for gold who betrays his church; and a loyal servant dies in his place.
During a séance, Iris finds the secret of Mission Canyon; now old spirits are on the move and demand justice, but will it destroy the living?
Santa Barbara Detective Quinn Anderson is faced with solving a puzzling crime where none of the pieces fit.
A killer stalks and methodically kills men. Logic is upended as evidence points toward a woman as the killer. But women aren't serial killers....are they?
Twisted Sister gives a whole new meaning to the words "family ties."