I confess that before Guiding Light and As the World Turns were cancelled I never really tuned in to ABC soap opera before. I was raised a CBS soap opera fan and my heart was firmly in that camp. But then Jordi Vilasuso was cast as Griffin Castillo on All My Children and so I had to tune in. I mean it was TONY, but you know, not. Instead of the mafia man with the heart of gold he was instead a doctor. But a HOT DOCTOR.
And how could I NOT watch One Life to Live? It had Jerry Ver Dorn, Guiding Light’s Ross Marler and soon Kim Zimmer rejoined the show as Echo. So I could see some Guiding Light veterans, though as very different characters then the ones I grew up loving.
Then came word that All My Children and One Life to Live were the next Soap Operas to be axed from their networks. Unlike in the case for GL and ATWT these soaps had a saving grace in a company called Prospect Park.
Prospect Park bought the rights to these two soaps and after a number of setbacks the day has finally arrived, All My Children and One Life to Live are BACK!! Four days a week Monday through Thursday at 5 AM new episodes will be available exclusively online for free on Hulu or for .99 at iTunes.
So while All My Children and One Life to Live will never be my “go to soaps” of choice I will watch them. Because every viewer helps show that SOAPS STILL MATTER. And besides….Jordi Vilasuso is STILL on AMC and he wears scrubs. Can you really go wrong with that?