25 Totally Innocent-Yet-Oddly-Inappropriate Soap Scenes



While the old adage tells us "a picture is worth a thousand words", sometimes context is equally important. Soap operas crank out episodes 52 weeks a year, so it's no surprise sometimes even the most innocent scenes can end up seeming oddly inappropriate.

For example, if you never watched One Life to Live you might raise an eyebrow wondering what exactly Tea (Florencia Lozano) and Victor (Trevor St. John) were up to in the scene above.

Here are 25 Totally Innocent-Yet-Oddly-Inappropriate Soap Opera Scenes we found in the Daytime Confidential archives.


Noelle Beck on Carrie Diaries Role: “My Character is Crazy!”


 
CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting As The World TurnsNoelle Beck has snagged a recurring role on The CW freshman drama The Carrie Diaries. According to the magazine’s site, Beck will play Sebastian’s (Austin Butler) mother, Ginny, starting tonight. Beck joked:

My character is crazy!" Beck laughs. "I would never talk to my kids this way. So funny! It's all about Ginny.


The Carrie Diaries airs Mondays at 8 PM EST on The CW.

Noelle Beck Lands Role on The Carrie Diaries


As the World Turns alum Noelle Beck (ex-Lily Snyder) has been cast as Sebastian’s (Austin Butler) mother Ginny on The Carrie Diaries, according to TVLine.  Reportedly, the character is a “sometimes absentee mother Ginny, a woman who flits in and out of her son’s life and isn’t afraid to share the intimate details of her romantic life with him.”

Beck played Br. Big’s (Chris Noth) first wife Barbara on Sex and the City.

Bernard’s “World” View: In Defense of Christopher Goutman



Several days ago, I posted an entry about the fallout from the death of Dr. Reid Oliver (Eric Sheffer Stevens) on As The World Turns. There were three central ideas in that piece. First, despite the very legitimate complaints that any given fan might have, ATWT is providing great human drama here at the end of its run. Second, Reid’s tragic passing and donation of his heart to Chris (Daniel Cosgrove) encapsulated that goal mainly by thrusting the Hughes’— the show’s core family since its very debut— front and center toward its conclusion. Third, given the soap opera wrapped production months ago, the idea of kicking a dead horse with unrelenting criticism isn’t going to make it win the Kentucky Derby.

I have not budged one iota from any of those positions and I am about to incur the wrath of a whole lot more of you by making what I know will be a very controversial statement to many: I believe that in these final days, executive producer Christopher Goutman has made mostly the right decisions.

Grins and Gripes For The End of The World


 
It is with heavy heart that I pen this review for my beloved As the World Turns. I still remember that autumn day nearly six years ago, when my college roommate regaled me with tales of CarJack’s (Maura West and Michael Park) magnetic pull despite Jack’s amnesia, and Jennifer and Gwen’s (Jennifer Ferrin and Jennifer Landon) heart-wrenching saga over baby Johnny, and I’ve been hopelessly hooked ever since. As time winds downs, the loose ends of Oakdale’s patchwork are being sutured together, some to my delight and others to my annoyed chagrin. Just like your favorite drunken cousin at Uncle Pookie’s home going, I’m going to tell it like it is, grief and tender feelings be damned!