Check out my Soap Moments thoughts today, in which I chat about the demise of AMC and commiserate about the upcoming axe that’s hovering over OLTL.
Do you love soaps? Do you suffer as each one bites the dust?
I only started watching All My Children after the execs killed off As the World Turns (one year after axing Guiding Light!). But in that short period of time, I was hooked. Just as I was for One Life to Live, which I once watched years ago, and which I thought would be a nice replacement, since it was another one from back in the day.
As I try to imagine my life with only
five (four, after OLTL departs!) soaps remaining, I cannot help but worry that one or more of them will also breathe a final breath.
Which is why I’m very happy that Days of our Lives is revamping and rebooting the soap. I first watched this show back in the summer of 1966 (when I was in between semesters in college, and pregnant with my first child), and watched it on and off over the years, between work days…until VCRs came along and I could tape it! Joy!
So, yes, there have been some stories I didn’t love, but through the years, I’ve come to adore the characters. Just as I do those on Young and the Restless and General Hospital. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Bold and the Beautiful…some of the repeats of a certain love triangle are a bit overdone.
But I forgive them because I love the lush sets, the glamorous characters, and LA!
What, if anything, do you love about the soap world? And has anyone caught the new show called Dirty Soap that is broadcast on E on Sunday nights? I’m loving it so far!