Julie Pinson

When As the World Turns Gets It Right

As the World Turns gets little critical love these days, at least from me. Executive producer Chris Goutman and head writer Jean Passanante are roundly criticized for revolving door castings that last between three to six weeks per actor while a number of popular veterans remain stranded on the sidelines, nine month story lines compressed into 45 minutes of screen time, and obviously declining production values due to draconian budget cuts not of their making or within their control. Watching ATWT lately has been as often a test of endurance as much as one of patience. Unfortunately, many viewers have been able to pass neither challenge as the show's declining Nielsen ratings attest.

Nonetheless, I am careful to try to give credit where credit is due and today's episode did something very smart for the first time in a long time: human emotions took center stage. The writers shoved janky plot mechanics aside and instead focused on characters trying to relate to each other through adverse circumstances. Yes, ATWT's usual maddening problem of compressing events that should have played out over days and weeks into a single show managed to compromise a bit of my enjoyment, but I have to say I thought as a whole they hit it out of the park today. READ MORE

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ATWT's Janet Ciccone Gets a Sister

Janet's (Julie Pinson) younger sister is coming to Oakdale. Vanessa Ray has been cast in the role of Teri Ciccone. She starts airing late July.

Janet Ciccone Snyder: Brunette or Red?

Julie Pinson has been a wonderful addition to As the World Turns as Janet Ciccone Snyder. Who would have guessed that a character would have fit so perfectly into the Carly and Jack saga, without  becoming a mere speed bump on their road to a reunion? Since almost day one, Janet has always favored the color red in her wardrobe. She wears it often and Pinson looks great in it. Recently Janet  changed her hair color. What was once brunette is now an almost ruby red. What do you think of Janet's new hair color?

Which of Janet's hair colors do you like best?