Thinking Fans Comment Update: Ann demands to know, “Why is Guza doing this to Robin? It kills me to see people on the GH boards calling wonderful brave Robin a slut and a cheat because this PPD is being used to destroy her character” … while Elvira rejoices, “Guiding Light’s creative resurgence (headed by the old-school Otalia story, which is every bit as good as the stories that riveted me during the golden age of soaps) is still going strong” … and more. See Comments below.
By Marlena De Lacroix
I had a really hard time watching soaps during March. My old favorite, All My Children, was a dead bore. My other old favorite, The Bold and Beautiful, went from the ridiculous to out of control, as warring, one-upping “brothers” Rick and Ridge seemed more like those old rival cartoon characters Spy vs. Spy in Mad Magazine than living, breathing human beings. On As the World Turns, 17-year-old Liberty married Parker, who is barely 16. How desperate for story can a soap get?
Marlena is a hardcore soap watcher of countless decades, so my feelings of overall alienation from soaps this month may be part of a much larger trend. Are you a loyalist who didn’t feel so loyal to soaps in March? And how does that make you feel? I feel … homeless.
But here are a few brief comments on soaps I could watch:
One Life to Live: At least there were some wonderful, powerful performances by almost everyone in the Matthew is paralyzed/Shane has leukemia story. But this new Stacy … yikes! She is clearly intended to be [Read more…]