One can't help but wonder why, in an age where the soap opera is clearly a declining genre (witness the cancellation of All My Children last month), E! has come out with new reality show offering a provocative glimpse into young soap stars' lives.
On the flip side, it's a nice respite from Kardashian shows. Thank you, E!
Besides, we have to give the network props for incorporating THG into last week's Dirty Soap premiere. So, let's break down what happened last night ...
Episode two of Dirty Soap (Get it? Soap makes you clean, not dirty!) provided some more insight into the goings on of daytime drama stars you may or may not have heard of.
Once again, the troubled Kirsten Storms of General Hospital fame was a focal point. Last week, we saw her grapple with the demise of her friendship with Farah Fath.
This week, her immediate family, not her soap family, too center stage.
Storms' family situation is certainly less than ideal, as she apparently only talks to her brother. With him leaving for Army flight school, she feels even more isolated.
Fortunately, she has her co-stars to lean on as a support system.
Veteran Kelly Monaco is thinking about dating again, which is great news for red-blooded American males, while Galen Gering channeled his inner Mr. Mom.The night's major controversy revolved around the mothers, however.
Nadia Bjorlin and John-Paul Lavoisier's moms are totes too involved in their lives if you ask us. We understand close relationships with family, but at the same time, you have to exert independence as an adult at SOME point.
Nads' mama was less than thrilled about her relationship with Brandon Beemer (with a name like that, how could he be anything but a soap star).
Was she too critical, though? Should these kids stand up for themselves more or do they not show enough respect? Interesting study in parenting.
For the four guys who tune in, Storms, Monaco & Co. are easy on the eyes, while female viewers surely won't have any complaints about the male stars.
Can this show build a sustained audience, though? It's unclear.
If you watched Dirty Soap, what did you think of Sunday's episode? If you haven't seen it, check out this preview clip. Either way, comment below!