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For the past year or so, All My Children has been missing the humor that it used to have. There have been moments of zaniness -- remember the "birth" of Liza's pretend baby in the basement of Tad's house? -- but most of the humor appeared forced, liked the endless lightbulb jokes Tad told after being shot.
I was brought up being told that if you don't have something nice to say, you don't say anything at all. As I got older, I was introduced to that adage's evil twin: If you don't have something nice to say, come sit next to me.
I don't know if it is because I am getting older or just because I am busier than usual, but I seem to be losing my mind. I spent an hour the other day looking for my car keys -- only to find that they were in my pocket.
There was never any question that All My Children would be emotional last week, but I don't know if I was fully prepared for how everything played out. To lose two phenomenal figures in AMC history in one week -- one to death and one to retirement -- has left an emptiness in my heart.
Sweeps is upon us, All My Children fans -- and it started with a good squeal-worthy moment. Anyone who reads the latest soap news here on soapcentral.com knew that Kate Collins was set to reprise her role as Janet Green.
Do you remember back in the day when Amanda's only storylines had to do with falling in and out of bed with someone? I have to admit that I've always liked Chrishell Stause, but for the longest time I felt that her talent was being wasted by writers who either didn't know what type of story to craft for her or writers who felt that a pretty face couldn't have a meaty role.
Talk about an amazing Sweeps storyline. On a routine trip from Pigeon Hollow, West Virginia, to Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, Erica Kane's private jet crashed on a remote desert island because Zach didn't enter numbers into a computer.
I often read message boards, magazine columns, and surf around the 'net to see what different people are saying about the various characters on the soaps. Though I write the Two Scoops column for All My Children, my job here at soapcentral.com requires me to keep up with all the different soaps and their characters.
For the second week in a row, we were presented with just four original episodes of All My Children. Last week the show was preempted for coverage of the horrific oil spill and this week we were shortchanged because of a Memorial Day repeat.
Whoever has been spreading the nasty lies that I would not be writing this column this week should be given some of David's mystery drug. I think it's inappropriate to… oh, wait. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
Watching All My Children is becoming increasingly like watching an episode of reality television. It has nothing to do with the visual aesthetics, but everything to do with the quality if what's playing out on-screen.
It's been seven or eight months now since All My Children landed in Los Angeles, so I suppose that I should be used to all the new little persons (that's the polite term for kids, I am told) that are playing the Pine Valley kids. I'm not.
To so many people -- people who don't get it -- soaps are meaningless, mindless fluff. In last week's column, I asked you, the readers, to send me All My Children storylines that you felt were good examples of realism.
Each and every week you welcome me into your computer screens to hear all about what I like and dislike on All My Children. That means so much to me (even if some of your monitors could use a little Swiffer action). Just kidding!
Apparently, All My Childen's newish head writers, David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski, don't need to wait for a Sweeps period to generate a lot of interest in a storyline. This week, someone -- a major character at that -- is going to get whacked.
Despite the fact that there were several stories taking place on the AMC canvas before David died, they've all sort of come together -- or temporarily paused -- into one big, connected story. It's sort of the opposite of the much-ballyhooed umbrella storyline.
What I love about soap fans -- and something that might also be to our detriment in terms of being able to enjoy the shows we watch every weekday -- is that we never forget anything. Sure, from time to time we may need a little refresher, but for the most part… we remember everything that's ever happened in Pine Valley.
I am so used to people not doing anything nice in Pine Valley that I have to admit I was stunned to see Kendall and Bianca take off after a distraught Marissa. Usually, everyone is too self-absorbed with their own troubles to ever notice that someone else needs an ear or a shoulder to cry on.
I've owned and operated the soapcentral.com web site for more than 15 years now, and there are certain things that I think I tend to assume that folks know about me. Since this site started as The AMC Pages, an All My Children-only fan site, I know that many of you have been here since Day One or pretty near it because of your love of all things Pine Valley.
Something funny happened on All My Children last week -- and it sort of threw me for a loop. For those of you who have been reading this column for a bit of time, you may have noticed that after I post a column about my disappointment with something on the show, the show usually addresses that item within the next week.
Try as they might to get through the day unscathed, nearly everyone in Pine Valley has some sort of target on their back. It's not always a literal target in the sense that someone is going to be shot at.
It never ceases to amaze me when a character changes the way that they treat another when they suddenly find out that they're related. If you dislike someone, man up and hate them even when they turn out to be your long-lost kid.
If I didn't love All My Children, I probably wouldn't be writing a weekly commentary about the show. I think that in order to offer a critique you have to care… otherwise it would be easy to just pack it in and move on to something else.
I had planned to let you, the readers, have the say in this week's column. After all, last week featured just three new episodes -- and what could happen in that short amount of time? Boy, was I wrong.
Elephants are celebrated not only in cartoons for their oversized ears, but also for the memory. With all due respect to anyone who might be offended by this comparison: soap fans are just like elephants. They never forget anything.