Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter [NOOK Book]

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Forget everything you've heard about the daytime soap opera going the way of the old Betamax tapes that were used to record them. The style and influence of the afternoon serial resonate in every existing dramatic entertainment and reality show, as the soaps continue to engross and entertain millions of viewers around the world every single day. In Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter, author and veteran soap expert Carolyn Hinsey brings a unique passion and perspective to the genre, having covered daytime ...
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Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter

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Overview

Forget everything you've heard about the daytime soap opera going the way of the old Betamax tapes that were used to record them. The style and influence of the afternoon serial resonate in every existing dramatic entertainment and reality show, as the soaps continue to engross and entertain millions of viewers around the world every single day. In Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter, author and veteran soap expert Carolyn Hinsey brings a unique passion and perspective to the genre, having covered daytime television for more than twenty years. In this enthralling new work, she shares all the dirt, dish, and drama that make soaps great from what happens on-set to what makes it on-air, from backstage drama to back room dealings, and all the sensational soapy scandal from the daytime bedroom to the network boardroom.

Filled with fascinating anecdotes, celebrity contributions, insider analyses, and a true fan's perspective; Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter vividly makes the case that daily dramas still serve up a delicious dish of programming with a purpose. Where are we now? The #1 soap "The Young and the Restless," currently has over 4 million viewers every day (take that, Jon Stewart!). "As The World Turns" went off the air in Sept. 2010 with a higher rating than "Mad Men." Clearly, there is enormous interest in the still-surviving daytime soaps and a desire for them to thrive for another 50 years. Soap operas have blazed a trail across television that continues to be relevant in our homes and in our lives to this day; to millions of loyal viewers there is no doubt that you can still find plenty of love in the afternoon!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012816238
  • Publisher: 4th Street Media
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Hinsey has covered daytime television for over 20 years for such publications as Soap Opera Digest, Soap Opera Weekly, and the New York Daily News. She has written a weekly humor column in Digest called "It's Only My Opinion" for 14 years, cited as the #1 reason to buy the magazine in all reader polls. Prior to that, she covered gossip, entertainment and television for the New York Daily News. She has appeared as an expert on daytime television on The View , The E! True Hollywood Story of Kelly Ripa, Politically Incorrect, ABC Eyewitness News, A&E Biography, Soap Talk, NPR Radio, and many other programs (including soaps!). Fun fact: Carolyn attended Indiana University, where she befriended Mark Cuban and invested in his bar, "Motley's Pub." Cuban went on to make $6 billion on Broadcast.com and now owns the Dallas Mavericks. Carolyn feels that investing in Cuban's bar but not his Internet company was good practice for covering soap operas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Big ripoff at 9.99

    E book has 169 pages hard book has 304 readers should be informed if abridged no info that any soap fan would not know not for carolyn hinsey fans dont waste your mon

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Required reading for any soap fan!

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