Okay, I KNOW I’m not the only fan of As The World Turns on the Dope. I haven’t actually watched regularly since about 2000, but I still try to follow what’s going on occasionally and I do sometimes catch an ep. So I still consider myself a fan. Not quite as much of one when I was watching regularly and discussing the show every day on ratsc (rec.arts.tv.soaps.cbs).
I was kind of thrown into mourning by the announcement by CBS of their cancellation of ATWT. I’m having trouble imagining a world without Oakdale. I’ve found myself turning some of the more memorable plotlines of the 20 years or so I watched regularly over in my mind. So I’m opening a free-ranging discussion of the show here.
Some conversation starters:
What’s your first memory of ATWT?
What was the first plotline that got you watching regularly (if different from the previous question)?
Who is your favorite character in the period you watched (can be more than one)?
Who is your favorite villain in the period you watched (can be more than one and can be the same as above)?
What was your favorite plotline?
What was the most ridiculous plotline?
Do you have a favorite writer? Favorite actor?