All My Children fans have been enjoying the past few months as interim head writer Lorraine Broderick provided a steady hand and worked to correct so many of the problems left by former head writer Chuck Pratt.
The return of Julia Barr’s Brooke English to help usher out David Canary’s Adam Chandler, Cady McClain’s return as ghost Dixie to keep JR (Jacob Young) from going to the Great Beyond, Erica (Susan Lucci) and Jackson’s (Walt Willey) slow build, the wedding day revelation that Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) is alive, the relationship between David (Vincent Irizarry) and Greenlee, not to mention the H-O-T JR and Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) pairing and Palmer’s (James Mitchell) memorial have all been fantastic. AMC has turned around so quickly it is now one of the first soaps I watch when I get home and go to clean up my DVR. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski’s first episode as co-head writers debuts on May 12. Whether or not Kreizman and Swajeski are capable of keeping AMC on the steady path Broderick has put it back on (their previous stint co-head writing Guiding Light into oblivion doesn't inspire much confidence), let's just pray Broderick remains very active in longterm storytelling for this nicely-restored soap opera.