By Michele Dargan

It’s sad to see the soaps dying – one-by-one.

Last year, Guiding Light.

This year, As The World Turns.

Ugh!

For someone like me, who’s been watching soaps for more than 40 years, It’s just plain sad….sad to see what soaps have become.

I look back on the old days of soap operas, when the writing was compelling and storylines revolved around core families…they were people we cared about and were invested in.

And there wasn’t this graphic and prevalent violence…don’t even get me started on that one!

Oh, how I miss the days when there were no revealing previews and no Internet spoilers…..actually, there was no Internet, which on many levels was a blessing.

You would turn on the TV each day and wonder what would happen next.

Quite frankly, what is the point of watching the show if you know what’s going to happen.

I don’t get the appeal of spoilers, but that’s just me.

At any rate, there are a plethora of reasons for the failure of soaps these days.

Author Kelly Wittmann lists the top 12 reasons for the demise of soap operas on her blog “Five Agents and A Funeral.”

Numbers 3, 4, 5 and 9 would be tops on my list.

I wholeheartedly agree with Kelly’s assessment and offer her blog entry for your perusal.

Click on the headline below. It’s a good read!

“One Writer’s Opinion of Why Soap Operas are Dying.”

So what do you think?

Agree or disagree?

Or do you have additional reasons to add?