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Like sands through the hourglass

April 19, 2011

There is this terribly awesome librarian, goes by the name of Elizabeth, who happens to share a crazy amount of my interests. The Amazing Race, Breaking Bad, Supernatural, Chuck Palahniuk, Bruce Campbell, and the list goes on. One of the few media things we disagree on is the awesomeness of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. I think it’s high camp, she thinks it’s just crap. And she’s annoyed that all I know of Survivor is what I see on The Soup. As it turns out, we even share soaps, yes I said soaps. I haven’t watched in a really long while, but I still have a fondness for Days of Our Lives. One day we were discussing our DOOL days and a patron kind of shuffles over and stealthily voices his shared obsession. Guilty pleasures unite! Ever since then, if he sees me on desk he’ll dart over to share his latest DOOL news or excitement. Sadly he’s more up-to-date with the show that I so sometimes I can’t enthuse with him. I have to say, he hasn’t replaced guest pass guy as my favorite, but I’ve grown quite fond of him. Unbridled enthusiasm is a fun thing.

Just today he happened by to share his excitement that One Life to Live and All My Children were canceled because it now meant that DOOL would be the #3 soap. That is pretty snazzy, but there’s something about the cancellation of all these soaps that makes me sad. I mean, I only ever watched Days (and Passions. I watched Passions), but so many of these soaps have been around for so long that they’re institutions of daytime storytelling. Sure, the stories can drag on and get really ridiculous, but what else are you supposed to do if you have to put out an episode five days a week all year long. That always kind of amazed me.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2011 9:37 am

    I LOVED Passions- that was high camp! (and I grew up watching Days- always and forever my favorite soap).

    • October 8, 2011 1:50 pm

      Wasn’t Passions the biggest crack fest? And yeah, Days will be my soap forever. I’ve long since lost track of the storylines, but I have a soft spot for it. I mean, how many soaps incorporated aliens? That’s just awesome.

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