Alright, I admit it. I’m a huge fan of the show. It’s one program I do watch almost daily, and more regularly than any other program. I don’t DVR it, but luckily if I miss it, the show is re-played later.
I’ve followed these characters as long as I can remember, and even recall watching it year and years ago with my own Mom. It’s probably my own personal most watched show of all time.
Sure, the characters are totally flawed, and the program provides no educational value whatsoever, but hell, that’s probably mostly why I enjoy it. Time and time again these characters have made spontaneous, reckless, selfish and wrong decisions, but time and time again I’d tune into see them do it.
Every once in a while the characters would find happiness, some times even true love, despite themselves, which almost always made it twice as heart-breaking later when someone else rained on their parade or thwarted their happily ever after.
I watched characters marry, have children, and even watched them grow up, make bad decisions and get married too. Many were kidnapped, missing, stranded, shot, stabbed, deceived, jailed, involved in auto accidents, boat accidents, even plane crashes. Some died, some survived, and some even came back from the dead.
Now ABC has decided to cancel All My Children and tomorrow, along with countless other housewives, I’ll curl up in front of the TV at 1pm with a final bowl of bon-bons to say good-bye to the characters I’ve grown to love over the years.
So thanks for the memories, the unrealistic stories, the break from reality, the adult programing after mornings filled with Dora, Elmo and the Wonder Pets.
I guess there’s nothing left to do that hour than to watch my own children…thanks a lot ABC…
What about you? Fess up! What are some of your guilty pleasures? I’m in the market for some new ones now! Leave me a comment!