Lannon Killea appears on As The World Turns as Mark and serves as Kevin’s campaign manager beginning on Wednesday, October 22, when the Oakdale University election season heats up (What? There's another election happening? I hadn't noticed). The cut-throat contest will eventually involve not just Kevin, Luke and Noah, but Casey and Alison, as well.
Friday Night Lights recently featured a student-body election, as did Popular in the past. Everyone from Marcia and Greg Brady to Alex Keaton to the fictionalized Chris Rock have taken a stab at running for academic office in at least a single episode, and the feature film Election made Reese Witherspoon a star.
Yet soaps, which for so long have been trying to attract a young audience by featuring a young cast supposedly living relatable young lives haven't spent much time in the world of high-school or university politics a topic which, it would seem, is ripe for drama, passion, loyalty, betrayals, clandestine alliances and forbidden romances -- you know, all that soapy goodness.
Will ATWT continue to go where no soap has gone before? Tune in now and see!
And if I've missed a past storyline on the subject, please let me know in the Comments section below!