Growing up I have many memories of my mother sitting at the edge of our kitchen counter, lunch in front of her, watching All My Children from one to two every afternoon. She was hooked on the trials and tribulations of everyone in Pine Valley, and still to this day loves Erica Cane.
Naturally, as I got older, I became hooked as well. I remember one summer, when I was in seventh or eighth grade, I was glued to the television alongside her every afternoon. These were the days of Palmer and Opal, Erica and Dimitri and my all time favorites, Tad and Dixie.
When school started in September, I set a VHS to record All my Children. I watched every day after school. I can't remember when Tad and Dixie were heating up, but I do remember one particular episode that my mom picked me up from school early to watch with her. We were beyond addicted to the crazy story-lines and extravagant characters.
I was heartbroken when after nearly 42 years, All my Children went off the air in 2011. I felt it was the end of an era, a time when women indulged in soap operas that were so unbelievable they provided a mid-day escape from hectic lifestyles.
The good news is that All My Children, and One Life to Live, are returning on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting April 29th. The all new episodes will be 30 minutes long, and many of the original cast members will return. Hulu makes watching and enjoying your favorite shows easy, and the service is FREE. Sign up online, and you can watch the latest episodes on your computer.
Hulu Plus is $7.99/month, and it makes watching your favorite programs easier than ever. You can stream shows through game consoles, laptops, ipads and even smartphones. Imagine the convenience of watching your favorite shows on-the-go, never missing an episode because you can't get home in time to watch? Hulu Plus also offers full access to their online library, which features complete series episodes of top television hits. Best yet? You can try it for free for one week by signing up online here.
I'm excited to tune in and get lost in the lives of all my favorite Pine Valley characters from the past, and the new characters set to join the show. Watching and caring for four kids all day is mentally exhausting, and I need "me time" to unwind and recharge. Thanks to Hulu, I will be enjoying All My Children again, one of my ultimate guilty pleasures from the past!
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