This week's promo for As the World Turns.
As the World Turns is something of a mystery to me these days. I haven't been blogging regularly about the show because, honestly, I am kind of flummoxed about what to actually write about from day to day.
I love ATWT. The show is blessed with some of daytime's strongest actors. In this age of massive cost cutting, ATWT found an arguably better production alternative than Procter & Gamble sister show Guiding Light. Speaking for myself, I find most days, most characters, most stories and most events to be sufficiently captivating to keep me coming back.
Nonetheless, something is badly amiss in Oakdale. The usual criticisms of ATWT are all-too-familiar: far too many recasts, underused vets, storylines that turn on a dime, compressed storytelling and ever shrinking production values to name a few. While those issues are real and important, they are only symptons of several larger problems that encapsulate the issues that I, other Daytime Confidential bloggers and commentators all over the internet have found themselves dismayed about over the last several months. After trying to put a finger on these issues while attempting to "figure out" what's going on at ATWT from a larger perspective, several things have jumped out as serious structural flaws, like a cracked foundation in a beloved old home. READ MORE
The other day you guys wanted to know how I felt about actors having say so over storylines re: Grant Aleksander asking that changes be made in Guiding Light's writers room before he would return. Yesterday I said I was all for it in cases like Aleksander's where Phillip, his once iconic character, had been all-but destroyed by an overzealous head writer.
Then there are cases like the one TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco is reporting today in The Suds Report, about Kelley Menighan Hensley READ MORE