Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Light and the Dark

Where was your favorite GL character when the lights went out in Springfield in 1992? In the dark, of course!

The Springfield Blackout is one of the most famous events in the history of GUIDING LIGHT. With the entire city plunged into darkness, partly as a result of Bridget Reardon's irresponsible consumption of electricity, GL was able to kick all of its already potent stories into high gear by placing all the players into perilous (or at the very least, stressful) situations. The blackout was the event that saw consumations (one physical and one emotional) of Blake & Ross and Ed & Lillian's forbidden attractions. It was the night that Nick finally learned that Alexandra was his mother and got left at the altar (sort of) by Mindy. It was a week of episodes that featured great fistfuls of meaty interactions between a wide array of GL characters, including new combinations, creating several bonds that persisted for years.

This event is a perfect time capsule of the GUIDING LIGHT of this period and features (arguably) GL's best ever acting ensemble and as well some beautiful, grown up writing. It reveals a soap at the very top of its game, creating story that affects Springfield even today. The blackout is one of the most famous and respected "big events" in the history of daytime and this clipset shows exactly why: brilliantly crafted, interweaving story, top notch acting from top to bottom, and all the heart, soul, warmth, wit, and intelligence that soap opera should have.

And so, enjoy The Light and the Dark--

clip 1 , clip 2 , clip 3 , clip 4 , clip 5 , clip 6 , clip 7

clip 8 , clip 9 , clip 10 , clip 11 , clip 12 , clip 13 , clip 14

clip 15 , clip 16 , clip 17 , clip 18 , clip 19 , clip 20 , clip 21

clip 22 , clip 23 , clip 24 , clip 25 , clip 26 , clip 27 , clip 28

clip 29 , clip 30 , clip 31 , clip 32 , clip 33 , clip 34 , clip 35

clip 36 , clip 37 , clip 38


See you back here on October 1 when GLMP presents the 3rd Quarterly Report of 2007, covering the best of the show for July, August, and September of this year!

Happy watching,



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