As the World Turns has released a video with deleted scenes from the show's final episode. You can watch it after the jump. READ MORE
Several days ago, I posted an entry about the fallout from the death of Dr. Reid Oliver (Eric Sheffer Stevens) on As The World Turns. There were three central ideas in that piece. First, despite the very legitimate complaints that any given fan might have, ATWT is providing great human drama here at the end of its run. Second, Reid’s tragic passing and donation of his heart to Chris (Daniel Cosgrove) encapsulated that goal mainly by thrusting the Hughes’— the show’s core family since its very debut— front and center toward its conclusion. Third, given the soap opera wrapped production months ago, the idea of kicking a dead horse with unrelenting criticism isn’t going to make it win the Kentucky Derby.
I have not budged one iota from any of those positions and I am about to incur the wrath of a whole lot more of you by making what I know will be a very controversial statement to many: I believe that in these final days, executive producer Christopher Goutman has made mostly the right decisions.
After 54 seasons and one unforgettable journey As the World Turns comes to an end. Watch the series finale promo after the jump.
On next week's As the World Turns mother Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard) and daughter Sierra (Mary Beth Evans) are reunited. Sarah Glendening is also coming back as Lucy. Henry (Trent Dawson) asks Katie (Terri Colombino) to tell him where Barbara is. At the same time Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) is desperate and asks Casey's (Billy Magnussen) help. On the other side of town Carly (Maura West) sees Lily (Noelle Beck) and Craig (Jon Lindstrom) kissing and is horrified. Watch the promo after the jump! READ MORE
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 was the last production day for As the World Turns.
There seems to be no more appropriate time to begin the 54-year-old series’ final reviews before the globe stops spinning on September 17.
This first entry in that effort actually is an overview of where I, as a reviewer & fan, see ATWT’s standing first and foremost as a soap opera. The politics, recriminations, ratings analysis, and the business decisions leading to its demise are not my primary concern. Instead, I want to focus on the trials and shenanigans of Oakdale because, in my opinion, this venerable daytime serial — which once held the slot as the number one daytime drama for 20 years! — deserves no less. READ MORE