If anybody should ever ask--and they probably won't, because Susan Lucci's status as a national treasure is accepted and approved of by all, even people who don't watch soaps or classic Lifetime Movies. "The little lady with all the hair?" a random construction worker in Tennessee would say. "Yeah, she's all right!"--why Susan Lucci is a national treasure, I will screech "EXAMPLE 432!" and show them clips of her current All My Children storyline, clapping my hands in childlike glee all the while because really: the madcap adventures of Jane Campbell and her prisoner Erica Kane are the most compelling, entertaining and all around giddy-making things to happen on television right now.
Yes, I realize that the grandness of that grand pronouncement diminishes considerably when you give it a little thought, since most of daytime is a pit of bleakness and recycled stories, and most of primetime is in reruns. Faint praise is still praise, though! And I am really and truly enjoying this storyline and, for the first time in ages, fast-forwarding to get TO a story rather than THROUGH one, which is incredibly rare.