In honor of ABC's upcoming drama Eastwick -- based on the 1984 John Updike novel The Witches of Eastwick, as well as the 1987 film of the same name -- we here at SOAPnet.com wanted to look back at daytime's own rich, mysterious history of the paranormal. Naturally, the entire series run of Passions comes to mind, replete with witches, demons, living dolls, random musical numbers during painful births, and portals to Hell in someone's bedroom closet. But more recent examples include Ghost Alan (Stuart Damon) on General Hospital, Marlena getting possessed by Salem's version of the Devil on Days of our Lives ... even Viki's trips to Heaven and/or the Old West on One Life to Live.
And speaking of Eastwick, for those not in the Jack Nicholson know ... the series follows three women living in the small New England town of Eastwick -- Joanna (Lindsay Price), the introverted local reporter; Kat (Jaime Ray Newman), the harried mother and wife; and Roxie (Rebecca Romijn), the quirky artist. These three women, because of preconceived notions, initially don't get along ... but a mysterious encounter in the local park not only draws them together as friends, but also uncovers some magical talents they never knew they had. Things really get interesting when wealthy, eccentric Darryl Van Horne (Paul Gross) moves to town ...
By the by -- in case Jaime Ray's name looks familiar, it's because she costarred on General Hospital from 2001 until '03 as Kristina Cassadine. And Lindsay Price is not only a veteran of Beverly Hills, 90210, but of All My Children as well (remember her as An Li? The one that married Brian Bodine for a green card?).
So take a trip down a ghostly Memory Lane by checking out our Supernatural Soaps gallery. We promise you'll have a fiendishly good time ... mwahahaha!
Tune into Eastwick on Wednesday, September 23rd, at 10PM!
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