More on the soap opera genre

Former soap writer, Kay Alden recently participated in a colloquium at MIT. Brilliant analysis of what is wrong with soaps, how they’re written, how to fix them, the people who watch them. Long, but so so worth the listen.

She’s currently consulting on All My Children. One can only hope they listen to this woman.


One response to “More on the soap opera genre

  1. M.L., it was great to have Kay here at MIT and to work with her on my Master’s thesis project over the past two years. The project is completed in written form now, and if you or any of your readers would like a copy, e-mail me at

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