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Soap operas: Guiding Light

So, I'm not a soap opera fan, not to say that I wasn't back in the early 1980's. When I was in college, I would stop off at the student union in the afternoons for a beer after class and ended up getting hooked on General Hospital during the "Luke and Laura" days.

Anyway... I'm working from home today, and turned on the TV to check out the news channels. My TV happened to be on CBS (from watching Craig Ferguson last night) and I was so struck by the rawly lit, shaky camera work of whatever show was on so much that I stopped and watched it for a few minutes. I found it so unusual - the camera work that is - that I decided to look it up on line and found this...

... officially beginning Feb 29th, Guiding Light will have a new format that hopes to update the show. They will use real buildings, outdoor locations, natural lighting, hand-held cameras, etc. all to try and make the show seem more realistic and less old-fashioned soapy. Check out this article for further details.

I have to say that the show certainly has a very unique look to it now. It has all the appearance of a guerilla video project. The acting wasn't the greatest. The actors still depend on long, staring pauses to show the "drama" of whatever scene they are in, and I'm not sure if the amateurish video doesn't heighten how wooden some of the actors are. Still, the show has such a unique look to it now that it made me post about it (grin).

With the growth of on line "you tube" style mini soap opera's I have to wonder if TV based soap opera's are not having to find new ways to keep their younger audiences. This certainly may be on strategy to do just that. I wish them luck.

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