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 Cooper family may be overrunning Guiding Light, but on As the World Turns the Snyder family multiplies faster than bunnies on Viagra and birth hormones. Now Brad (Austin Peck) and Katie (Terri Colombino) have decided to try and make up for lost time by trying to pop out a baby Snyder asap. Since the naming of a baby is so important I thought we the fans should take a shot at naming the impending arrival. What would you name the baby?
During last night's People's Choice Awards, there were ads for As the World Turns and Guiding Light. Check out this one from As the World Turns feauturing Terri Colombino (Katie), Trent Dawson (Henry) and Austin Peck (Brad). I can't imagine anyone would want to start watching this show after seeing this ad.
We like to joke about how As the World Turns is a schizophrenic show but today it really did seem as if ATWT had at long last rounded the bend to multiple personality syndrome or, as fans of One Life to Live know it all too well, dissociative identity disorder.
BAD DADDY #1
On one hand, we had a series of terrific scenes between Luke (Van Hansis) & Brian (Laurence Lau). The Gay Snyder finally had a heart to heart with his step grandfather about The Kiss. Not only did Brian finally admit to kissing Luke after weeks of trying to convince Luke that he'd misinterpreted what had happened, Brian even went so far as to admit that he found Luke attractive. "Who wouldn't?," added Grandpa Down Low. READ MORE
This week's As the World Turns promo. Let's hope Meg stays away from Paul for good this time.