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|Deadline: ‘Bold And Beautiful’ & ‘General Hospital’ Likely To Return As Soaps Stage Comeback|
|Topic Started: Jan 25 2013, 10:10 PM (1,226 Views)|
|dc cubs||Jan 25 2013, 10:10 PM Post #1|
|Actor87||Jan 25 2013, 10:27 PM Post #2|
The Royal Dork
Part of me is PISSED that neither ATWT nor GL ever received any sort of efforts to save them, or run them online. No one ever fought for them. They were just... canceled. And that was THE END.
But then OLTL and AMC get canned, and suddenly, everyone races to save the genre??
Even the press, pre-OLTL/AMC/PP stink, had rarely heard of a so-called "soap opera". But now? Every media site known to mankind has started posting "exclusive" casting news & behind-the-scenes "sneak peeks"... Where was all this care BEFORE the Prospect Park drama?!
It makes me SICK to know that my two favorite soaps got the short end of the stick.
|Nate||Jan 25 2013, 11:23 PM Post #3|
||Yay! Great news.|
|KMan101||Jan 26 2013, 05:58 AM Post #4|
I love AMC and OLTL but also love GL and ATWT and totally agree.
However, hasn't it been said that Telenext or P&G or whoever the hell owned them had no interest in selling, despite "claims" they were shopping the shows around.
Also, daytime is also looked at differently now. I honestly feel like it HAD to get down to what it did for everyone to start realizing daytime is dying and something needs to be done about it. Took 5 straight years of soaps being cancelled. It also is about damn time the press started recognizing the soaps and not treating them as the bastard step children of the networks. Having just four, IMO, made the networks actually take notice.
I do agree, I wish there were efforts made. I think both ATWT and GL, in capable writers, had SO much life left. It was just .. timing, I guess.
|Renegade_Killerbee||Jan 26 2013, 11:33 AM Post #5|
I agree. I think had All My Children and One Life to Live gotten the can in 2009 and 2010, respectively, that it would be Guiding Light and As the World Turns getting a second chance on the internet in 2013.
In a way, some shows had to be the "guinea pig" and rise up to soap heaven and say, you know what, there is just too many of us fine soaps up here -- hi, Santa Barbara -- and we need to put a limit on anymore new arrivals!
So really it's a matter of timing. In this day and age, timing is everything.
|DrewHamilton||Jan 27 2013, 11:16 AM Post #6|
||I do wish ATWT and GL got the same treatment OLTL and AMC are getting. Even if the two shows lived on like AW is currently doing with Another World Today. I'm a faithful reader. There every Monday and Thursday to find out what's happening to the residents of Bay City. I wish someone, maybe a former ATWT or GL writer, would do the same for Oakdale and Springfield. The writer who writes AWT was in charge of Mindy's Twitter account, which kept us updated on GL characters after the show went off, but that has since ended. I would be satisfied with that sort of thing. But then again, I'm not as big of a fan of ATWT and GL, the way I have become one of AMC and OLTL.|
|Mason||Jan 27 2013, 12:03 PM Post #7|
||I think ATWT could have easily been resuscitated, but by 2009, I think it would have taken a miracle to salvage what was left of GL -- even under capable writers.|
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