Noelle Beck

Grins and Gripes For The End of The World

It is with heavy heart that I pen this review for my beloved As the World Turns. I still remember that autumn day nearly six years ago, when my college roommate regaled me with tales of CarJack’s (Maura West and Michael Park) magnetic pull despite Jack’s amnesia, and Jennifer and Gwen’s (Jennifer Ferrin and Jennifer Landon) heart-wrenching saga over baby Johnny, and I’ve been hopelessly hooked ever since. As time winds downs, the loose ends of Oakdale’s patchwork are being sutured together, some to my delight and others to my annoyed chagrin. Just like your favorite drunken cousin at Uncle Pookie’s home going, I’m going to tell it like it is, grief and tender feelings be damned! READ MORE


Unpopular "World" Opinions


I dare to be different, march to the beat of the music I hear inside my head, and root for the underdog. Of course, even the soaps are not safe from my eccentric thinking. I have been thoroughly enjoying As the World Turns for the past few weeks and have some very strong, albeit potentially unpopular thoughts about what I would like to see before my "World" stops turning in September. Please be gentle with me and hurl only fresh tomatoes in my general direction. READ MORE

Sierra And Lucy Return to Oakdale

On next week's As the World Turns mother Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard) and daughter Sierra (Mary Beth Evans) are reunited. Sarah Glendening is also coming back as Lucy. Henry (Trent Dawson) asks Katie (Terri Colombino) to tell him where Barbara is. At the same time Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) is desperate and asks Casey's (Billy Magnussen) help. On the other side of town Carly (Maura West) sees Lily (Noelle Beck) and Craig (Jon Lindstrom) kissing and is horrified. Watch the promo after the jump! READ MORE

As the World Turns: Countdown to the Finale

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 was the last production day for As the World Turns.

There seems to be no more appropriate time to begin the 54-year-old series’ final reviews before the globe stops spinning on September 17.

This first entry in that effort actually is an overview of where I, as a reviewer & fan, see ATWT’s standing first and foremost as a soap opera. The politics, recriminations, ratings analysis, and the business decisions leading to its demise are not my primary concern. Instead, I want to focus on the trials and shenanigans of Oakdale because, in my opinion, this venerable daytime serial — which once held the slot as the number one daytime drama for 20 years! — deserves no less. READ MORE

Will and Gwen Are Back on ATWT

On next week's As the World Turns Jesse Lee Soffer and Jennifer Landon reprise the roles of Will and Gwen Munson. Chris (Daniel Cosgrove) wants Katie (Terri Colombino) to give him a reason to stay and Craig (Jon Lindstrom) tells Lily (Noelle Beck) he will take care of Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard). Meanwhile, Barbara (Colleen Zenk) is locked up somewhere while Henry (Trent Dawson) and Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) are getting married. Watch the promo after the jump! READ MORE

Chris Puts the Moves on Katie; Lily Lies for Craig on ATWT

Next week on As the World Turns, Carly (Maura West) defends herself to Jack (Michael Park) regarding Parker (Mick Hazen), while Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz) gives Henry (Trent Dawson) some surprising news. Meanwhile, Chris (Daniel Cosgrove) makes a play for Katie (Terri Colombino) and Lily (Noelle Beck) covers for Craig (Jon Lindstrom) when he is questioned by Margo (Ellen Dolan). Reid (Eric Sheffer Stevens) gives Luke (Van Hansis) a warning about Noah (Jake Silbermann). Check out the promo after the jump! READ MORE