I have been watching soaps on and off since the 60's
Boy have they changed 150 degrees since then.
They use to be 30 minutes long
You could turn it off and come back 3 months later and know just what was going on... they moved very slowley...
People in movies or tv would not be caught in a roll on the soaps... and most soap stars did not cross over either.
The soaps have really changed for the better and are more like a series that the tv does these days. It follows a great and daily time line and if you miss a week you could really be lost...
But my two bigest gripes are
1. Changing the stars at the drop of a hat. We really get use to having a star and then to find them replaced is a shock and takes alot of getting use to.
In the old days the only way a star got off the soap was to die... and you knew that they were not coming back..
As I said the soaps have really come a long way and are very good to watch. TILL..... this big glitch with Michael and Christina
What a crock this is.....
Michael was born in 97 and Christina was born in 2003
that makes Michael 12 years old and Christina 6.
Why would the writers want to skip almost 10 years with the new actors... Really lame writing there....
They did not do that with Jr and Jamie in AMC.... Or Star and Mathew in OLTL.... We have watched them grow up and become teens and then adults...
GH needs to take a page out of AMC and OLTL about this.
And my last beaf with them all is having a fav star show up on another soap with another name and not at all conected to the last soap they were on.... bouncing stars between AMC, OLTL and GH are fine because they retain their idenity... but to shift them to TYAR or GL... just aint on in my book.