Monday, April 29, 2013
Click here to watch AMC and here to watch OLTL.
I don't think it's possible to overstate just how critically important these episodes are to all soap fans - not just those of AMC and OLTL.
If this move from television to the Internet is a success, it is entirely possible that other late, lamented shows like As the World Turns, Guiding Light, heck, maybe even Another World and Ryan's Hope and Edge of Night might become candidates for revival, as well.
Back in November of 2011, I wrote about the fact that there is only one way to bring our beloved soaps back: Prove that they can still make money.
A year and a half later, AMC and OLTL's revival has made it possible for us to do just that. Watch the shows. More importantly, watch the commercials. Don't skip through them and don't tune out as soon as one airs. Watching the commercials is what's going to make this experiment a success and lead to more opportunities down the line. This is critically important. And it's something anyone can do.
The fate of the entire genre is in your hands. Soap fans got their miraculous second chance. Let's not blow it.
Posted by Alina Adams at 5:10 AM