Paolo Seganti

As The World Turns Promo

James Stenbeck (Anthony Herrera) dies again and Liberty (Meredith Hagner) is about to get an abortion – next week on As the World Turns. Watch the promo after the jump. READ MORE

As the World Turns: Finally Getting It Together

Perhaps someone passed along my Open Letter to Christopher Goutman. Perhaps Barbara Bloom took a good look at the plummeting ratings and decided that everyone should not lighten up after all. Perhaps head writer Jean Passanante took an extended vacation to Buenos Aires. Whatever has been happening over the last few weeks, let me step out on a limb and utter the words that many fans thought might not ever be said again or even believe: As the World Turns is, at long last, improving.

I fully expect the comments section to be full of invective and angry fist shaking about how ATWT is still "the worst soap on the air," how the vets are misused, and how the "Vortex of Suck" continues to, well, suck. In addition, the now well-documented list of the show's biggest defects remain stubbornly in place: warp-speed storytelling and the soul sucking semi-episodic structure continue to test the rapidly waning patience of the show's dwindling audience.

Having said that, it bears repeating that fans are a stubborn breed. We will praise shows, actors and performances we like, but we are quick to make our displeasure known when we feel things are not up to speed and falling apart. Once the latter narrative has been established it is very hard to turn the tide of opinion, even when a show starts to address its critics and make changes. Therefore, though the longstanding criticisms of ATWT are still valid, I think it is time to once again give credit where credit is due. READ MORE

Is Paul's Amnesia the Real Deal on ATWT?

Paul Ryan (Roger Howarth) has lied, cheated, lied, attempted murder, lied and much more to keep Meg (Marie Wilson) at his side. His enemies are numerous, but Dusty (Grayson McCouch) and Damian (Paolo Seganti) are at the top of his list. Last week, surgeons found a microchip in Paul's brain presumably implanted at some point by his father, James Stenbeck (Anthony Herrera). When it was removed, Paul's memory was lost and his long suffering mother (Colleen Zenk Pinter) was the first to find out. Considering Paul's troubled history...

Do you think Paul is faking his amnesia?