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Oh Happy Day! The Soaps are BACK!!

I’m a total soap-a-holic. I mean, it’s really bad. When I found out that All My Children and One Life To Live were being cancelled, I cried real tears. AMC and OLTL have been part of my life since I was in junior high school. During summer vacations, me and my best friend had a routine. Wake up at the crack of 11, swim in the pool with no sunscreen until our bottoms looked like burnt biscuits, then by noon it was time to plop ourselves in front of the television to watch Channel 7, home of the soaps. We would do a three-hour stretch–first Pine Valley, then Llandview, then Port Charles. We’d marvel at all the big hair, bright white smiles and muscles. We’d try to imagine what it might be like to be Erica Kane and marry a kabillion times. And yes; I was one of those pathetic losers that signed the petition begging the producers to reconsider. I will not apologize. I know that tastes and interests change over time–I mean, look at the boom of ratchet reality television! But I have a soft spot for the soaps and so I cling to the few that remain on network television for fear that if I don’t, they will be replaced with Snooki or Nee Nee. But now I’m totally stoked that All My Children and One Life to Live are coming BACK…ish. Not to network television, but to Hulu and Hulu Plus. Hulu is kind of like Netflix but better than Netflix because AMC and OLTL will premiere on this platform on April 29. Yes; Jesus loves me. And don’t think that there’s going to be a bunch of new people you don’t even recognize, because a lot of the OG cast members will appear to assuage your need for nostalgia. There’s going to be all new episodes during the weekdays, just like before, just only a half-hour instead of a full one. Small sacrifices… Here’s how you can watch: There are two simple options to watch the latest episodes on Hulu: Hulu.com and Hulu Plus. Hulu.com is absolutely free and allows you to watch the latest episodes on your computer. The other option is through the Hulu Plus subscription service. With Hulu Plus, for a monthly fee of $7.99 you will be able to watch all episodes through select internet connected devices such as an iPad, iPhone, gaming consoles and set top boxes. Not only will you be able to watch your favorite episodes on-the-go but you will also have full access to the Hulu library which includes complete series episodes of top TV hits. To begin a free week trial, click here. I’m signing up now…this and Downtown Abby will have me for life. Want a chance to win a free year of Hulu Plus? Well here’s a game to play…answer and one lucky person on this blog will win it: Submit your best idea for an episode, spin, love story, intro of an old character. Each participant will also be automatically entered to win the grand prize, a Roku.


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