I received my classic ATWT DVD in mail yesterday and I was immediately struck by how far the genre has sunk in even 10 years. It goes without saying that the Marland years were absolutely Oakdale at its peak, but Hogan Sheffer and even Lorraine Broderick’s stories were pure soap gold.
If you watch a 2001 episode, it is saddening to think how off course the show got in its final years under JP and CG’s “vision” for the show, yet still there were shining moments, mainly linked to Luke’s storyline, despite the tentative play it received.
Any headscribe out there for the four remaining shows should watch these classic episodes to see how it’s done.
What are the episodes? (Won’t ask for full episode.)
Here they are…