Pine Cones in Pine Valley

Regular Daytime Confidential readers and aficionados may have noticed that this lovely website has added daily recaps of most of the soaps on the air, in addition to Perkie's longtime (and often hilarious) observations about General Hospital. Conspicuously absent from the recaps — at least as of this writing — has been what might be considered the quintessential forerunner of the modern soap opera, All My Children.

Not too long ago, our fearless leader, Luke, asked if I would be able to write a daily recap of the show since I've been watching it; I regrettably informed him that because of a currently unpredictable schedule (hence, why there are long lags between my posts these days) I would be unable to do so. Instead, I suggested that I would divert my recent attentions from Guiding Light to AMC a bit more closely and blog about life in Pine Valley more regularly. Since then I've mightily tried to get a grip on the show, but unfortunately watching All My Children is not unlike walking on pine cones barefoot: it's not the worst feeling in the world, but it is still pretty painful.

Ronald “Satin Slayer” Guttman Back on “Children” has dished that Ronald Guttman (Alexander Cambias, Sr) will make his way back to All My Children in May. As fans know, Alex was in a vegetative state when he was carted off to the nut house after being revealed as The Satin Slayer. So maybe he was hustling everyone like son Zach (Thorsten Kaye) thought? Will the senior Cambias return with a muffin mix to take out Erica (Susan Lucci) or will it be a fruit cake for Crystal (Bobbie Eakes)? Stay tuned!

27 Dresses and 4 Soap Stars

I just got out of Katherine Heigl's new movie 27 Dresses and though it is probably one of the best romantic comedies of 2007 I couldn't help but be happy for Brian Kerwin (Charlie, One Life to Live), Ronald Guttman (Alexander Cambias, All My Children), Jennifery Bassey (Marion Colby Chandler, All My Children) and Alexa Havins (f. Babe Chandler, All My Children) who all had roles in the movie. Kerwin was Heigl's on screen father, Guttman was a wedding cake baker, Havins was a bride and Bassey plays the mother of the groom. If you are in the mood for a great romantic comedy be sure to check it out.