It was six months ago today that Guiding Light aired its last episode.
I’m still sad that it’s gone, and that so many people I like and respect aren’t working anymore.
Since GL’s last episode, our worst fears about As The World Turns have come true, and ABC’s One Life to Live also seems to be, if not in serious trouble, showing signs of distress.
I’ll be just as sad when ATWT goes, but as wonderful as ATWT is, I miss GL’s strength: heart. Even in its darkest hours, it had more warmth and heart than any other show.
It’s sad that ATWT made so many of the same mistakes as GL (waiting until it was too late to fix problems).
Do you still miss GL? Have you been to a “So Long Springfield” event? Are you still in denial about its cancellation?
And have you been following the continuation of GL on Mindy Lewis’ Twitter page? There have been some interesting twists and turns there; whoever’s responsible for tweeting (for Mindy, of course) has a clear understanding of the history of GL and those characters. Wish they’d have been around a few years ago!
None of those changes the fact that GL and ATWT are (or will be) past tense. We may not be able to change the ending, but I’m hoping to continue to shine a light on the rich history of these shows in the months to come.