What an exciting time to be a soap lover
Oh My I hope everyone Joins me in this. What a spectacular time to be a soap fan. There is soooo much movement in the industry. Fans and cast alike lining up to try to save two cancelled shows, guest star appearances by former cast members, sad final farewells from favorites. Upheavals behind the scenes and on camera by the other shows answering the call to pick it up. A few months ago there was this cloud over the whole industry. There was no money, people were grumbling at the quality of what was hitting the air. This ship was quietly sinking. Now there are breathtaking responces by the minute in the press. New people coming aboard to try to turn the ship around, fan favorites coming back to their roots. Writers that WANT to be doing their job. Grass roots movements standing in front of the ABC building testifying to the fact that America is NOT done with soap opera.
One wants to check the news updates to find out whats happening next. If even a little bit of this renewal gets on the screen, I have no doubt that this could turn the entire genre back around.
In the last few days we have had Genie Francis return, we have Deidre Hall, Drake Hogenstyn, and Matt Ashford returning, we have Ed Scott back on the scene, we have two new writing teams promising us something completely new and different than what we have been getting, we are pruning casts and making room for new growth. And Agnes Nixon joining back in helping to either save or atleast have AMC go out with a bang. We see the talented OLTL people and it's audience attentively climb in the ratings to the point that it HAS to have ABC execs questioning itself atleast privately. Number three in ratings for a month has to mean something.....
Yes there is alot of sorrow but there is something happening. I can feel it. A new energy that is growing. This may NOT be the end but rather a new begining. Like a star exploding and sending its elements out into the universe seeding new worlds and new stars.
Everyone who watches OLTL and AMC please believe that I am not happy for you but please enjoy the shows that you watch and hopefully they will be a send off of hope and a sense of closure. In the mean time the 4 shows that are left have an obligations to the fans of daytime to give us the best of what you have to give. And to keep up this new energy that is floating around.