Queens of Drama Bringing Soap Operas Back to Television

Queens of Drama is a US television show that first aired on April 26, 2015, on POP. The first season had 10 episodes. The producers of the show wanted to highlight the disappearance of soap operas from television. They thus scripted this soap opera with a hint of documentary reality. The running time for each episode is 30 minutes.

Queens of Drama focuses on the efforts of former primetime and daytime soap stars as they try to bring soap operas back to television. The stars form a small production company with the aim of developing and producing a new TV drama series. They struggle to work together not only in front of the camera but also behind it. They juggle between acting and trying to get a pilot deal before the end of the first season.

Vanessa Marcil seems to lead the pack as she tries to advance the TV project. She enlists the help of Donna Mills who comes in as a prima donna. She hires Hunter Tylo without consulting the others and this irks them. She further goes ahead to attend a network meeting with CW without informing the other partners. This act causes the rest of the gang to try and find a replacement for Mills and thus settle for Joan Collins.

The show also brings to light the shaky relationship between Crystal Hunt and Lindsay Hartley. The two have a passive aggressive relationship that is full of tension. The reasonable member of the cast is Chrystee Pharris. The composed and reasonable character is often trying to defuse the tension between Hartley and Hunt.

The show is wonderfully scripted to highlight the struggles of a dying breed of soap opera stars in trying to get back to prime time television. It explores the thin line between documentary reality and reality television. It also shows the plight of fading soap stars and what they go through to remain relevant in the industry.

Crystal Hunt’s Character in the Show

Metacritic reviewers wrote Crystal Hunt plays a fictionalized version of herself on the new POP television show. She has blended her character for Queens of Drama with other characters she played on other soap operas. One notable character is that of Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live. On this new show, Hunt showcases her business side as well as her creative skills. Viewers will be able to appreciate her sharp business acumen and creativity.

About Crystal Hunt

Hunt is an American television actress and producer. She has been cast on many TV commercials before she got her breakout role on Guiding Light. She played Lizzie Spaulding from the year 2003 to 2006. In 2005, she appeared in a film titled The Derby Stallion. Later in 2007, she was cast as Demetria Rosemead Hodgekiss in Sydney White. Hunt played Stacy Morasco in One Life to Live from 2009 to 2010.

In 2014, Hunt produced a feature film, Talbot County. She owns My Pets Dream Boutique located in Clearwater, Florida. In 2005, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and a Soap Opera Digest Award.  Crystal’s acting reel can be seen on YouTube.