Friday, September 08, 2006

CPW Confessional: All My Children


Both Old Lady and Gizmorox have been blogging about soap operas lately, which reminds me that I have a confession to make.

When I was a kid I got addicted to All My Children, but I was embarassed to admit it to anyone. During the summers I would watch it every day at noon, but I would have to sit really close to the TV so that I could turn the channel quickly if I heard somone coming into the room. Made it hard to follow the story sometimes.

I outgrew my embarassment about liking All My Children by the time I graduated from high school, but today I'm embarassed about my prior embarassment.

How screwy is that?

13 comments:

Katy said...

I have watched The Bold and The Beautifull since I was 12 (thats when east and west germany was united and we got some west german TV channels)I still watch it today now I tape it all week and watch it in one setting which allows me to fast forward through commercials

Dale said...

Very embarassing. And now you're blogging about it. How will you ever break the cycle of shame?

Beth said...

Just think: Those who randomly read you now know your secret. Boring Midwesterners who live with their mummies and write about "Project Runway" are giggling about you. Of course, they're still living with mummy, so ............

Coaster Punchman said...

I see you've been over to Martha recently, Beth!

Katy, didn't know you were from East Germany originally.

Dale, I live for my shame. I wouldn't be the same without it.

Grant Miller said...

I know a surprising amount about "The Young And The Restless."

Coaster Punchman said...

Would that be "surprising" or "alarming"?

Old Lady said...

This is making me dizzy.

jin said...

What's a soap opera?

Oh...wait...did you say noon?

What's noon?

gizmorox said...

Man, when I was trapped in a little room and forced to watch ABC soaps as a "job" All My Children was the worst. Maybe that's what made it so entertaining. Personally, I liked "Port Charles" for the day and a half it was on, because it took ridiculous to a whole new level and introduced vampires and time travel.

Coaster Punchman said...

Wow, a job where you were forced to watch AMC?

gizmorox said...

ABC, which is nowhere near as fun. Four hours of soaps a day can nearly kill a person.

Coaster Punchman said...

Wow, what city was that in? And by AMC I meant "All My Children" - I didn't think you were talking about "American Movie Classics," unless they changed their format without telling me, bastards....

I love how "old" movies on AMC are now from the 80s and early 90s....

wonderturtle said...

I too have lost a youthful summer to AMC, and as a result have always felt an irrational fondness for Kelly Ripa.