A recent article in The Boston Globe focuses on the changes afoot at Guiding Light. Here's the introduction to the piece...
There's something oddly comforting about the classic daytime soap-opera aesthetic. Bold artifice has a perverse appeal, especially when you're home sick and channel surfing mindlessly among One Life to Live, As the World Turns, All My Children aned General Hospital.
The stage-set living rooms - like overly vacuumed furniture-store layouts - look just as they did 30 years ago, when you were home sick and channel surfing. The lighting is still too hot, the skin is still too pancaked, the hair, thank goodness, is still too teased.
So it was with some trepidation that I tuned into CBS's Guiding Light recently, after a friend told me that the 56-year-old daytime TV soap is employing a new filming technique designed to usher the ratings-starved genre into the age of reality TV...
Read the full Globe article now.
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