Friday, April 15, 2011
Losing a Part of Life
I remember asking my mom "whatever happened to that lady" on your show. Once she answered, (by the way, she lived!) I think I was hooked. I watched Guiding Light, faithfully, until I was about 30. And because my mom also watched , "As the World Turns," I did as well. I fashioned my hair after Colleen Zenk. (I also fashioned my hair after Dorothy Hammill) Our soaps were one of the things my mom and I would always discuss. These people were safe to discuss, love and criticize.
For years at work, we would all watch AMC during our lunch hour. GUYS and the gals. It was another bonding experience for us, and we would discuss how stoopid these people were for days!! (Our biggest anger was reserved for Matteo!) It gave us all something to discuss besides work. Since we're a law office, the trials were always an office fave!
Guiding Light and As the World Turns are now off the air. And, just yesterday, AMC and OLTL were canceled. Soaps are going by the wayside, and being replaced by reality and talk shows. And, that just makes me sad. These "people" and their families have been in my life for as long as I can remember. They grow older as I do. As my family grows, so does theirs. It will be so strange to not see them or know what happens to them. (and honestly, how does one successfully "wrap up" a soap opera?) What in the world will happen to Erica Kane?
I will miss my TV friends and the way they helped me make other friends. But hey, I guess I can watch the reality show that replaces it....