I must have been 12 or 13 years old when I first started watching soap operas. With not a lot else do to in the summer, my sister and I would eat our lunch and spend a couple of hours flipping channels between various soap operas.
The stories were always a bit scandalous and outlandish and a lot of fun to watch. But neither of us really kept up with watching any of the shows after summer ended – although I’d usually tune in when we had a day off from school.
These days, daily soap operas on network TV are almost a thing of the past, with shows like “Guiding Light,” “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” no longer on air.
But while you can’t watch them on TV, you can catch up with shows like “One Life to Live” online. The Online Network revived the popular soap, and streams new 30-minute episodes online on Tuesdays and Thursdays for free at TOLN.com and Hulu.com, as well as on Hulu Plus and via iTunes.
“One Life to Live” features Sioux Falls native Jerry ver Dorn (below), who’s played the role of Clint Buchanan on the popular soap since 2005.
Photo courtesy of Pat Harbron/The Online Network