Hey, LTAS fans! We have some exciting news. We are thrilled to be inviting a new member on to our staff. His name is Casey Hutchison, and he will be doing The Cliffhanger Friday weekly of “The Young and the Restless (Y&R). In the comments following his recaps, we encourage Y&R fans, and fans of any other soaps, and soap fans in general, to communicate with each other, vent about issues related to Y&R, and most importantly show the networks YOUNG PEOPLE DO WATCH SOAPS! We at LTAS are so excited to have a talented and enthusiastic writer like Casey on board as part of our team. Welcome, Casey! And below find Casey’s introduction of himself.
LTAS: Can you provide a basic introduction of yourself and your favorite soaps?
CH: My name is Casey Steven Hutchison. I was born on October 28th, 1999 in Springfield, Illinois. As of June 20th, 2014, I currently live in Rosebush, Michigan. I watch two soap operas that are my favorite as well. They are “General Hospital,” and “The Young and the Restless.”
LTAS: What about your new column for us?
CH: I will be recapping “The Young and the Restless” for LTAS I will recap the whole week for you super fans!!!
LTAS: Networks claim young people don’t watch soaps. Do you agree?
CH: I think younger people would be missing something in their lives if soaps were gone. This genre is one that viewers can rely on to come on their screens every weekday. Not too many TV shows do that. Three words to advertisers who think the young demographic doesn’t watch soaps.…you are wrong. I have been watching soap operas since I was three. That is twelve years! I have let them come into my home and my life. So, advertisers… there is how you are COMPLETELY wrong.
LTAS: Do young people—like the so-called “older demographic” of people over 37—need soaps in their lives?
CH: People, including young people want a constant in their lives, and daytime serials can still provide that.
LTAS: Any final words to your future readers?
CH: I hope that you enjoy what I have to say about my favorite soap Y&R! I cannot wait until you see what I have to offer to the soap world. LOVE ALL THE SOAPS, NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
We also have a November 28th, 2014 launch date for our Cliffhanger Friday recaps.
Another wonderful soap fan and writer will be doing recaps for “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
We are looking for two volunteers to do Cliffhanger Friday recaps (e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details) for “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives.”
And as always, soap fans, stay soapy!
–Your Editor-in-Chief, Akbi Khan