Alan Sarapa

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Alan’s Soap Box: Top 10 Worst Couples 2024 Edition

Romance is the bread and butter of soaps. Though, not all of that bread is fresh and sometimes the butter is an unchurned globby...

Alan’s Soap Box: Alan’s Wish List For Soaps 2024

It is a new year and the winds of change in the air on soaps. ABC has finally shown head writers Chris Van Etten...

Alan’s Soap Box: Best & Worst of Soaps 2023 Part 2

2023 has been a rough year for soaps. A writer's strike, shoddy writing both before and after the strike, and questionable decisions. Here's the...

Alan’s Soap Box: Best & Worst of Soaps 2023 Part 1

If you follow me on the platform formerly known as Twitter, you know that each year I do a thread about the best and...

Alan’s Soap Box: Top 10 Ways to Fix The Young & the Restless

It isn't a secret that The Young & The Restless has been in a rough patch for a while now. We had moments of...

Alan’s Soap Box: Assessing The Soap Scab Writing

The writers are back to work as the 2023 WGA strike has ended, but the scab material that has been airing on three soaps...

Alan’s Soap Box: Top 12 Characters That Need To Return

Last month, I talked about the soap characters that should leave, temporarily or permanently. This month, I want to name the characters that I...

Alan’s Soap Box: 15 Soap Characters That Need To Leave (2023)

Soap operas have lots of characters that just need to leave. It could be a character who just should be rested for a bit...

Alan’s Soap Box: The Mid-Year Report Card For Soaps 2023

As the year is halfway over, it is time to assess the soaps. Unfortunately, 2023 has not been great so far. Lots of questionable...

Alan’s Soap Box: Top 10 Most Common Soap Writing Blunders

Last year, I wrote about the habits of current soap head writers. The quirks they have that are unique to them. About a month...

Alan’s Soap Box: How to Fix Days of Our Lives

I wanted to mention that one bit in the first section briefly discusses non-consensual sexual acts. I wanted to mention in case - or...

Alan’s Soap Box: The State of Young & the Restless

As The Young and the Restless celebrates 50 years, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the state of the show. What's...

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