“The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital” don’t hit close enough to home, eh? Well, we’ve got some news for all of you daytime television buffs: Boston now has its own soap opera, and it looks scandalous as hell. “Beacon Hill” is a streaming web series made up of 12 episodes, which will be released every Wednesday at 3 p.m. You can subscribe and have access to the entire season ad-free for $9.99 on the show’s website.
You’re probably wondering what the hell a Boston-based web-drama could be about. No, it doesn’t star Marty Walsh, but it does involve a pretty complex political scenario. The website for “Beacon Hill” describes the following plot:
“When Senior Massachusetts Senator William Preston (Ron Raines) suffers a stroke, his rebellious granddaughter Sara (Alicia Minshew) is called home to Boston. Once there, Sara finds that her ailing grandfather has a new wife barely older than herself (Melissa Archer), that her mother Claire (Crystal Chappell) is still hiding in her room with her favorite bottle, and that her brother Eric (John-Paul Lavoisier) is playing nursemaid in between board meetings.
Sara also discovers that her ex, State Representative Katherine Wesley, (Sarah Brown) is being mentioned as a possible Senatorial candidate in a cat-and-mouse game controlled by Sara’s grandfather.
When former flames Sara Preston and Katherine Wesley reconnect after six years apart, it seems unlikely that they’ll ever be able to put their past behind them. And with the political turmoil, family intrusions and the press interfering, it may be downright impossible.”
Can you handle this? Is this the TV show Boston has been waiting for since “Cheers” was cancelled? Is this “what’s next”?