The Decline of Soap Operas – It used to be that the networks needed the daytime profits to finance the more expensively produced (and unprofitable) prime-time programs. By blending message and melodrama—ads were cunningly buried in the plot—"sudsers" became the perfect subliminal salesmen.
'Kröd Mändoon' has fun mocking the fantasy genre | The Watcher – But a good deal of the humor in “Kröd,” which features suitably stentorian narration by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Chris Parnell, is a little more subtle than that. At one point in his quest to defeat Kröd, Dongalor threatens to kill one resident of a local village every minute. One fiesty serf wants to know how Dongalor could possibly do that. "Even our most accurate sundials are approximate at best," he says.