Marlena Says: Take Me Home to Pine Valley

Thinking Fans Comment Update Sept. 16:  James recalls shopping and dining in old Pine Valley ... Kel agrees it's too soon to judge the new headwriter ... Brandon opines even bad Pine Valley circa 1997 beats today's incarnation ...and more. See Comments below. ______________________ By Marlena De Lacroix All My Children was always my … [Read more...]

Losing “The Natural” — An Appreciation of Beth Ehlers, Guiding Light’s Irreplaceable Harley

By Patrick Erwin Beth Ehlers is on her way to ABC and All My Children's Pine Valley, and they're all damn lucky to have her. But for the second time in just a few months, P&G and CBS have made the boneheaded move of allowing someone who was woven deeply into the tapestry of a show to walk away. P&G clearly hasn't learned from the loss … [Read more...]

Why Guiding Light is Self-Destructing

By Patrick Erwin The other day I got so fed up, I turned off Guiding Light and swore I'd never turn it back on.  That might have been an overreaction -- of course I've been watching it so long that  I'll inevitably  tune in again sometime. But in my up-and-down relationship with GL, it's time to give it some tough love. My old friend has changed … [Read more...]