On Sunday evening, 60 Minutes paid magnificent tribute to Guiding Light.
Viewers were treated to a retrospective segment featuring brief interviews with Tina Sloan, Frank Dicopolous, Ron Raines, Grant Aleksander, Michael O'Leary, Peter Simon, Beth Chamberlin, and of course, Robert Newman & Kim Zimmer. There was also a sure-to-be lambasted short sit down with Ellen Wheeler and GL's last de facto headwriter Jill Lorie Hurst, which will probably send ex-headwriter David Kriezman (now at As the World Turns) into a soap-style catatonic state. READ MORE
The Soapgeist's Mimi Torchin is sick and tired of being sick and tired. In her latest Guiding Light column for her onetime intern Nelson Branco, Torchin begs the question, is it time to let go of the anger so many fans feel at Ellen Wheeler, CBS and Procter and Gamble for botching the one thing they managed to do right during GL's last season, namely Otalia?
I’m tired of being angry at Ellen Wheeler and CBS and P&G and, at the moment, even the Republican Party, which of course has nothing to do with Guiding Light, but indirectly, I’m sure it had something to do with no sex or even a kiss for Otalia. Anger is exhausting and gives too much power to the object of one’s rage. I want to own my power. I want to enjoy the rare state of bliss I seem to be experiencing from out of the blue. For some reason these days I don’t want to be a fighter; I want to be a lover. Anger has left the building. READ MORE
Advocate.com's Michael Fairman chatted up Guiding Light's Jessica Leccia about what fans can expect to see in the final days of the show.
How do you think fans will feel about the ending of the Otalia story line?
Either way, everyone is going to be a little sad...the whole thing is just sad. I hope the fans can appreciate how the story ended or didn't end, or however they see it. Everybody really did the best they could, and no matter what, it's just going to be a little bittersweet. There was not a whole lot you can do, because the story has to be over and you really don't want the story to be over. I did not envy the writers at all.
To hear more about Otalia's final scenes click here