Sunday, July 18, 2010

Super Soap Smackdown Part Deux

When it comes to writing, no one really talks about the genius of soap opera writers. These people create new and fresh stories on a daily basis, yet no one would even recognize them on the street. Legions of fans watch their shows every day, yet no one even knows their names. Sure, they have their own yearly awards. And sure, ocassionally, a person gives them a shot out on the soap's personal website or in the Soap Opera Digest. But it's not like people go to Super Soap Weekend to see the writers. And it's not like they have their own fan clubs or merchandise.

In this scene in particular, the writers have really gone above and beyond the call of duty. There's love and fighting and legal jargon-the makings of any good novel-and I don't even know the names of the people wrote this scene. To me, that's a travesty. And I, for one, intend to do something about it.

So from now on, when I see a truly fantastic catfight or dramatic scene, I will post it on the blog. Not only that, I will try to find out the names of the writers of that episode or scene. It's time for these geniuses to be acknowledged. They deserve their day in the "blogosphere" sun.

FYI-the writer of this scene was probably Richard Culliton-head writer at AMC in the early 2000's.

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