Sunday, December 20, 2009

End of an Era

I don't know about you guys but when I got to America, I got sucked into the Soap Opera world. I was very surprised to learn how long they had been on air and they came on every day as opposed to every week. It wasn't the best of material but somehow they were addictive. That was a long time ago, fast forward to today and it looks like yet another thing is being driven to extinction and that is the shelf life of soap operas.

It first started with the cancellation of Passions, then Port Charles, then Guiding Light( the longest running) and now my beloved As the World Turns. I was addicted to all the CBS soaps except Young and Restless. For years, I recorded these soaps everyday and wasted 3 hours of my life catching up (not counting my regularly scheduled tv shows). I decided that it was not productive and decided to give up my beloved soaps for Lent and hope it stuck. It worked and I was cured of my addiction.

So even though, I haven't watched them in years, it's still pretty sad to hear that they are being cancelled. I am not sure if it's the fact that they are leaving or if it's that it symbolizes how quickly the world is evolving and things that have been staples are slowly being phased away which in turn reminds me that I am getting older. I don't know which it is, but I have no doubt that TV stations will soon decide that soaps are not necessary and will phase them out. Well before they do *raises glass* Here is to the soaps with their out of this world story lines that kept me entertained, the hardworking and under recognised actors who had to learn their lines in way shorter time than most and for being the starting ground for most A-list actors now (Morgan Freeman, Julianne Moore, Nia Long etc).

In other news, go get Banky W's "The W experience" and unless you are still mad at him Chris Brown's "Grafitti". Pretty hot albums.

Enjoy this new video from Duncan Daniels, pretty catchy song and my boo (M.I incase you didn't know) is on it :



Kabi-Osi Edumare said...

Soaps...hmm i miss the days of "the rich also cry"..."passions"
Ur boo MI ke? heck no...dats my lurver...aint u taller than him...abeg leave him for me(short black girl)
Hmm wetin do all of una with the "W" experience....hmmm might get one from lasgidi.

Ms. 'dufa said...

I never liked soaps YAY!!!

Banky W really tried for himself this time.

I love that song with M.I by the way. It has to be my boyfriends's ringtone4me..That is, when I find one :)

Myne Whitman said...

I loved soaps like Days of our lives and All my Children and it is sad to know some of them are being cancelled but I think the world is just changing. Reality shows and new shows have to come up I guess for the fast paced life we live now.

Ms.O said...

I was such a passions head in HS. I loved it so much! I also used to watch all my children. sigh

I love the W experience! my fave album out of Naija this year!.

David.фаворит Бога номер-один said...

not a soap person...
merry christmas!!!

Suru said...

Back in HS everyone loved passions except for me then one day I was home sick and got into the soaps on abc but gave them up for the same reason as you lol

sweetness said...

Graffitis good
I am gonna get the W experience soon
I love soaps a lot

Ms. Royal Reigns said...

I started watching soaps when I was 13/14. Immediately got addicted to "All My Children". Due to it being on ABC, I watched the other soaps on that channel, too. Never cared much for CBS soaps and "Days of Our Lives". Anywho, was (banished) sent to Naija for HS school years, came back and discovered the awesome-ness that was "Passions". Talk bout getting addicted! Shoo, addicted is even an understatement. I was OBSESSED with that show. Buying soap magazines to see if "Passions" was featured. Schedule my classes around it. Recorded it on my VCR. Not a game. Sang the theme song like it was a Top 10 hit. Anywho, seeing all these recent cancellations is a shame. But I don't think that the other soaps are gonna be affected. If I HAD to pick which soap is next then it'll be "One Life to Live". All the other soaps are too popular.

Yay for Mr. Chris Brown!!! I truly believe that it's all about the music. That's why I'm still a R. Kelly fan. All about the music. Anywho, can't wait to buy CB's album. Not really into the current Naija music scene.

Nice Anon said...

Chris Brown's album is HOT! I am not mad at him at all. Dude is too good looking for ppl not to forget and forgive.

LucidLilith said...

The song is catchy but I am beginning to tune out to any thing that is auto-tuned to an inch of its life.

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