Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Guiding Light

The time is drawing near for the end of a very long run for one of my two favorite soap operas to end, The Guilding Light.  I posted before about hearing of the demise of the show when I found out.  I am now DVR'ing the show everyday and watching it.  I am going to be so very sad when it is over.  It has been such a huge part of my life, watching it since I was born basically.  I remember it being in black and white, whoa head rush, I'm not that old am I am.  I will miss Grant Alexander aka Phillip Spaulding.  I will miss Kim Zimmer aka Reva Shane Lewis.....O'Neal, Robert Newman aka Josh Lewis and everyone else that has become a part of my TV family.  (Shush...When I was young I used to dream of Grant Alexander.)  Of course my very favorite character on there is Tom Pelphrey aka Jonathan Randall.  He is back for the end of the show and I'm very pleased.  He is an awesome actor, hell, they all are and it is just a shame that it is over.  I saw in my People magazine that arrived today, Kim Zimmer and shots of some of the many episodes of her with the last shot being one of the final shots...sob, now that was sad.  I feel bad for my Daddy because it is part of his routine to watch it and now he will have to find something else.  We, as a family only watched two soaps, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light.  I've cheated and followed a few more but I don't stick with the others and always watch these two.  Really am sad. 

6 comments:

Char said...

I grew up on Days of Our Lives so I remember soap operas with fond memories too. It really is a passing of a generation, isn't it?

lagirl/sweet tea said...

I remember watching the soaps with my Mom. She would iron and I would sit on the floor in front of the TV and watch along with her...I haven't watched them in MANY years, but it is the ending of an era. *sniff

♥georgie♥ said...

My husband is all in a tizzy about this soap ending...he remembers watching it with his G;ma!

carma said...

I used to keep up with GL back in the 80's-- amazing how long it has been on

Anonymous said...

I am so sad. This is the best soap opera that was left. My mom and I used to always watch together, as she did with her mother. I will so miss it.

(M)ary said...

ohhhh....i know. i was a HUGE Guiding Light fan for years. i am still mad at the show, though. i am mad that they got rid of Michael Zaslow who played Roger. i wish they would have written Zaslow's ALS into the show.