April 2, 2009


Yesterday I heard some disappointing news.  The longest running broadcast drama in history has been canceled.  Yes, I do watch a soap opera.  I've watched Guiding Light since I was a child coming home from school.  My mother watched it at 3 p.m. when I was young.  I would return from school, and she'd fix me a snack while GL was on the TV.  When I got a DVR, recording it daily became my ritual.  When I had a free half hour, I'd be able to catch up on what was going on and could fast forward the commercials or story lines I wasn't so interested in.  Pat even grew to know some of the characters.  On September 18, Guiding Light will be no more.  I know it sounds weird for me to be sad by the end of a soap opera, but really it is more the loss of something that has been with me for a long time during many phases of my life.  I can equate it to reading a novel you really enjoy; you do not want to get to the end because your time with the characters will be up.  The network will likely replace GL with a talk show or game show because they are cheaper to produce.  I guess my days of watching daytime drama are coming to an end.  Somehow I know that I'll find something to keep me busy though ;)  

1 comment:

Devon said...

this makes me happy~ not that you are sad, but that you watch daytime soaps! i dvr general hospital. it is my way to unwind at the end of the day. i taped it before we knew what dvr was, yes i am addicted, what can i say!
i hope you find something else to fill that void!

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