Monday, May 2, 2011

The end of an era :(

A few weeks back it was announced that my favorite soap, the long-running All My Children, has been canceled. This is the only soap I've ever watched and it's been a part of my day since I was 15 (almost 20 years). So I've been watching it for more of my life than I've not. Wow.

There had been rumors for a while, but the day they actually made the announcement...I was far more upset that I thought I'd be. Those characters were such a part of my life. I remember when I first started watching. My Grandma had fallen down some stairs in her apartment and needed to stay with us that summer. She just HAD to watch her story every day. And one day, in passing, I saw some teens on the show. I wanted to know what was going on. For you veteran AMC fans, it was Haley and Brian's love story way back in the early 90's. It sucked me right in and soon I needed to know what was happening in every other story line.

Many people may call soap operas silly and a waste of time. But these are stories of romance, drama, comedy, sometimes even suspense and intrigue. There was a little bit of everything. Yes, sometimes the storylines were corny and far-fetched, but after over the course of 40+ years, the writers had to get creative now and again. But it was always the romances the sucked me in.


  1. I never watched it, but then again, I don't watch too much television. I do know many people who were very fond of that show however.

  2. I used to watch Days of Our Lives. I agree--soap operas were a huge part of many women's lives for years.

  3. Seems like soaps are losing their audiences... or at least their network support. It truly feels like the end of an era. And what are we replacing them with? Talk shows?

  4. It's a moment to grieve when you lose a valued soap!

    just wanted to let you know that there's an award awaiting you over at

  5. Waaaay back when as a small child I remember coloring and playing cards (making those towers) while my Gramm watched several soaps.

    I watched AMC for awhile and then fell deeply into Days of Our Lives at a little bit older age; like you, the young love pulled me in.

    Then, I got really busy and didn't watch soaps for ten years or more. But when I had my business I fell into B&B because it is only 30 minutes and I could watch it during a short lunch break or while working through lunch.

    Then, I came home with kids and watched B&B and Guiding Light. They have ended several life long soaps. :-(

    B&B and Y&R are all that is left? And, Days maybe?

  6. I'm sorry to hear your show is ending. :( That's always so sad, I hate when I show I really like comes to an end.

  7. This is a judgement free zone. I used to be addicted to Bold and Beautiful and As the World Turns :D

  8. Farmer's Wife, General Hospital will be the only soap left on ABC. :(

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!!