When we got married, my wife and I would record her favorite soaps, including ATWT. Initially, I was not "into" soaps so did not know the story lines, characters, situations, etc., but it did not take long for me to get hooked on the show.
But then as our family grew and schedules became more hectic, I did not watch the soaps so I missed years of stories.
However when it was announced that the show was being cancelled, we began recording it again and I'm glad to say I was able to be here for the end. Not glad FOR the end, but at least able to appreciate it once more.
The stories and characters in ATWT were so much more believable than other soaps we had watched. The sense of family, caring, and for the most part, doing the right thing set ATWT apart from others. Of course there were the bad guys who made life in Oakdale interesting, but the good guys always won, which is how you always wanted real life to be.
But now the last episode is about to air and I feel a sense of sadness. There will not be Thanksgivings, Christmases, 4th of July celebrations anymore. No more advice shared. No more checking in to see what is going on in Oakdale. Although very unlikely, I could only wish that the shows could be viewed in reruns, but with Soapnet on it's last leg, I doubt that will ever happen
So we bid a fond farewell to the cast,our friends who are still on the show and a special on to Nancy.
You were a real treasure