Thinking Fans on the passing of beloved soap characters: BL says, “Feelings are feelings, and if someone did something magnificent in their career or touched you emotionally, it should be honored” … while renee says, “I know they’re not physically real, but if we’re blessed they’re emotionally real” … and more. See Comments below.
By Damon L. Jacobs
This is not an easy time to be a soap fan. Already we are coping with declining ratings, pre-emptions, time changes, and signs of behind-the-scenes instability. But this week the Thinking Fans are coping with not one, not two, but three significant creative and artistic losses. What’s worse, the NAW’s (Non-Addicted-Watchers) in our lives usually have a limited ability to relate to our pain and sorrow.
Unlike stars of prime time TV shows or movies, soap actors/writers form unique relationships with us viewers. They are in our homes several times a week, sometimes for decades at a time. We often go through school and college
Respect your relationship with the person who has died … Appreciate the values they brought into your life.
watching our favorite character go through similar struggles. We may enter and exit relationships; we may give birth to children and watch them grow up, all with that comforting surrogate family member entering into our homes during the day. They come to symbolize [Read more…]