GUIDING LIGHT is milking the Natalia and Frank wedding this week for all its worth and it's truly spectacular soap opera. The will she or won't she back and forth with Natalia is so well done that it takes my mind back to my favorite time on the show in the 1980s.
I have intentionally not asked what was going to happen and avoided spoilers about the wedding. The Olivia and Natalia story, more than a year in the making, is such a throwback that I've just wanted to enjoy every second of the build up. And enjoy it I have.
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When Natalia finally, FINALLY, ran out of the church today, I was so happy. This wedding has played out over the course of the entire week and anticipation has grown every day about what will happen. The previews for tomorrow look like a huge payoff is coming to me. I will be over the moon if Olivia and Natalia decide to be together and crushed if she goes back to that church and marries Frank. The writing, production, acting have all come together and created this masterful story that I have become truly invested in.
The other nice thing about this week on GL is realizing how all the other stories are working so well right now too. We've had the exciting Reva/Edmund babynapping story, Dinah and Shayne bonding, some adorable Beth and Phillip moments and maybe best of all, Alexandra slapping Alan today in one of the funniest scenes I have watched in a very long time.
I also have to compliment the show for the realistic quality in which everything has been portrayed this week, especially the wedding. There are diehard fans of the three-camera/three-walled-sets format, but I don't think any of this would have been as interesting or "real" if the old format was used. GL is now playing to the strengths of their production model and I have nothing but praise for the show.
I hold out hope that the show will find a home on another network. It needs to happen. But whether it does or not, true soaps fans are doing themselves a disservice if they are not watching this week's episodes. If you need to get caught up, visit CBS.com.
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