Monday, September 26, 2011

The End of an Era

I have a few guilty pleasures.  Things that I indulge in that when spoken of by me, does one of two things...   it either creates surprise in folks that I choose to share these things with, or it causes them to laugh at me.  It's all good though because we are all entitled to our little guilty pleasures.

One of mine, and the one that I am specifically referring to, are my love of Daytime Soap Operas.  Yes, me, the tough woman likes her soaps.

I've grown up watching All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital.  Today was the first day since I can remember when All My Children was not on the air.  I found myself sad when I cued up the DVR and only had OLTL and GH to watch.

Ever since I can remember, I've watched Erica Kane on the TV fighting with Brooke English and getting married a gazillion times.  The Martin family and all of their trials and tribulations, the Courtlandts, the Chandlers, the Hubbards and so on and so on.

While I know that soaps really mean nothing, but to me, during some of the toughest years of my life, it offered an escape for me.  A way to take time out of my own troubles and focus on something else.  I know it seems silly to most of you who read this blog but that's okay, I'm a big girl and can take the criticism.

At any rate, today marked the end of an era.  After 41 years of being a part of my life, AMC is now gone from the airwaves.  OLTL will soon follow leaving only GH behind.

I hear that there will quite possibly be a webcast for AMC after the first of the year, but it's just not the same. Oh well, I suppose that all things come to an end at some point and for television, 41 years is an amazing run. Congrats to the cast and crew of AMC I wish them all most well in whatever endeavors they pursue.  It was fun and entertaining.  Through the years I've laughed, I've cried, I've cursed and I've applauded.

You can't ask for anything more.


  1. I guess the name of the soap opera on The Simpsons, "It Never Ends," won't be as funny anymore...

  2. lord don't I know. Sometimes I effing hate the dvr.

  3. I had a TIVO with the ex-wife. I had to get rid of it. Even after we parted ways the D**m thing STILL recorded what it thought was best. It unfortunately was all her.

    So now I have the big honking flat screen and everyone that comes in to the house says: "Nice TV, do you ever cut it on"?


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