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A Review of the New Guiding Light Set, Production

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guidinglight-newproductionsmodel.jpg Today was the first day of the rest of Guiding Light's life. Or something to that effect.

The long-running soap opera introduced a new set and new overall production format. Here's a review of the changes, courtesy of iF Magazine:

Trying to be hipper, faster and more current in its strorytelling devices, CBS is shaking up a format that has been etched in stone for decades and while it may bring in younger viewers, it’s going to be shock treatment for older watchers who will be thinking their favorite soap has been hijacked by cable access filmmaking punks featuring shaky camera work, bad lighting and audio that sounds as it came directly from the microphone on the video camera.

That said, there’s some good and very bad examples of what is working as they try to accomplish something groundbreaking with its new milieu.

Read the full review now.

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The guiding light is about to go under,that's why they have cut out the make up artist,the writers,the location crew and what ever else that could be cut.They have run out of money,could be from paying way to much for some of their so called talent....can you say reba...the show sucks PERIOD!!

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What can we do to save this amazing soap. I grew up on this show and remember all of the bauers. cant you move to cable or maybe another network. I cant even think about this show not being on!!

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g l has always been a favorite of mine even tho some of the story lines are ridiculous the worst yet is the olivia/natalia affair this is insane two beautiful women suddenly become gay haha i am 100% behind gay people and their rights i would not have a problem if they had always been gay this story line is unbelievable also natalia is obviously pregnant in real life why couldnt they have written in this as franks baby i will still miss this show very much

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WOW.... You all can't be true Guiding Light fans to sit here and bash the show. What they have done was try to bring the light into the new century. I like the style of a 65 Mustang, but can't have it forever. Everything changes. Even your looks. What if people sat around writing nasty things about you all day long.
I LOVE THE GUIDING LIGHT format. Its real, its refreshing and its GREAT....

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I grew up with Guiding Light on our television as a very young child as my mother watched it. I stopped watching about 15 years ago (when I was in my 20's)..I am now home during the day, and I turn it on before Dr. Phil, and the difference in quality made my jaw drop! I hadn't heard of any production changes, and couldn't imagine what had happened to the show! I googled "Guiding Light quality" and now I understand what happened. It's AWFUL!!!! The quality is much much worse than 15 years ago...that is unacceptable!!! I'm sorry, I can't watch it either.

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Wow, what the heck happened to this show. I haven't watched in years & can't believe this is happening. This new format is ridiculous, it makes the cheesy soaps on Telemundo look good. What GL should be doing is use The Young & the Restless as a model. Y&R is the gold standard & GL is now an example of everything not to do. It literally looks like they closed the studio, fired all the writers, production crew & editors. There is nothing right about this show anymore, nothing. CBS should have sold it to NBC, who needs a good soap. Whoever is responsible for this change should be banned from TV work & moved to radio. I literally can't think of anything that is this bad, except maybe home videos.

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What is going on with GL??? This show has become SOOO pathetic! I hate watching now; the plots, storyline, cast are just ridiculous!!!! Moreover, this outside live crap is horrible. I've watched this show since 1990; and it has sadly deteriorated since! Who is responsible for the debacle?? Who's directing and writing what has become an absolute disaster... People, please, wake up already or I'll use my option to permanantly look the other bloody way!!!!! LK

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What is going on with GL??? This show has become SOOO pathetic! I hate watching now; the plots, storyline, cast are just ridiculous!!!! Moreover, this outside live crap is horrible. I've watched this show since 1990; and it has sadly deteriorated since! Who is responsible for the debacle?? Who's directing and writing what has become an absolute disaster... People, please, wake up already or I'll use my option to permanantly look the other bloody way!!!!! LK

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What is going on with GL??? This show has become SOOO pathetic! I hate watching now; the plots, storyline, cast are just ridiculous!!!! Moreover, this outside live crap is horrible. I've watched this show since 1990; and it has sadly deteriorated since! Who is responsible for the debacle?? Who's directing and writing what has become an absolute disaster... People, please, wake up already or I'll use my option to permanantly look the other bloody way!!!!! LK

Guiding Light Quotes

Harley: Did you buy or seel any small countries today?
Gus: No, that's tomorrow at 4.

Thank you. My favorite kind of food - the kind that sweats in the bag before you open it.

Gus