Friday, September 23, 2011
The End of an Era: All My Children Closes Shop on ABC Today
The show ended better than any other "soap opera" I have seen end recently. The overarching story that brought things to a head was that David Hayward (Vincent Irrizary) was a doctor who could bring people back from the dead. This story was far-fetched and outlandish, but brought together such great storytelling it never seemed to matter in the end. For those who are fans of the show watching Dixie come back and reunite with Tad, and Adam get to see his brother Stuart alive, or watching Erica Kane chose between her man and her career. I was hooked with every moment. Throughout the last couple of months I found myself watching the show again, and seeing AMC as must see TV. The ABC series finale ended with a cliffhanger making the audience wonder who got shot, a classic sopa soap opera motif. Even though the show is moving online there will be something different, but I hope the tradition of this show carries on.
The woman who created the show Agnes Nixon was on The View today and her tears signlaed my tears. I was moved and got chills. I hope to see this show carry on the traditions of "family, friends, and neighbors online, and remember the grand tradition of the wonderful show that is and was All My Children.