okay, so one of my biggest guilty pleasures is soap operas. abc soaps, specifically. i've watched them all at one point in my life - from edge of night to ryan's hope to loving to all my children to port charles to one life to live, plus general hospital - the only one that i remain a loyal fan of.
my mom was a teacher back in the day, and when she was off for summer vacations, she'd watch all my children. i don't actually remember if she watched it religiously or not, but somehow she got me hooked, and my gram, and my aunt. i loved to watch the crazy antics of erica kane martin brent cudahy chandler marick marick montgomery - give or take a surname or two, perhaps. i loved the romances of nina and cliff, jenny and greg, dixie and tad, angie and jesse.
i lost track of amc a loooong time ago. i'd say i dropped it somewhere around high school - i just didn't have the time to keep up with it, and vcr tapes were pretty expensive for a girl whose income consisted of sporadic allowances and a part-time job at burger king.
but since i became a SAHM, i've picked up the habit of having the tv on all the time, whether i'm watching it or not. it's nice to have background noise, and it helps with the bean - we decided a long time ago that ours was not to be the type of household that had to be quiet at all times. i always snicker at those homes that sport a "shhhh, baby sleeping" sign at the front door. yes, i've actually seen this. don't tell me you haven't. well, or at least heard of it.
and then in early january, soapnet and abc began running this fabulous promo:
their marketing and writing departments did their jobs, yo. i was instantly determined to start tuning in every day, to see the reunion and hear the explanation of how/why these two characters were returning. i mean, jesse died, man! i know soap characters "return from the dead" all the time, but i don't care. i loved, loved, loved angie and jesse back in the day. and don't we all love to reminisce and wax nostalgic about silly things that take us back to when we were younger?
so yeah, i've been watching pretty religiously. i'm even a solid TWO weeks behind on general hospital - i've got to remind the hub to put the tivo out here instead of in the bedroom. and last week, when angie and jesse were finally in the same place at the same time, locked eyes, and ran in slow-mo towards each other, i was CRYING. the poor bean - my tears kept falling on her sleeping head. but it was just so...satisfying.
ah, i sure do love me some soaps.