Luke's 10 Ways to Fix All My Children
No. 2: Do not let one or two characters eat the show
All My Children, as with all ABC Daytime soap operas, has a tendency to be eaten alive by one or two characters. Ryan, Zach (Thorsten Kaye), Babe, and until recently, David Hayward are prime examples of characters who were major air and storyline hogs, leaving fans looking elsewhere when they got sick of seeing them on every day. Unlike Madison, Randi, Marissa or Damon, however characters like Ryan and Zach have large and vocal fanbases, but there is such a thing as to much of a good thing. Bring back balanced storytelling, utilzing the soap's talented ensemble cast. Soaps aren't meant to revolve around one character or couple 52 weeks out of the year. Not even Zendall is really that interesting.