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IQ: As the World Turns

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Drake Walker stood looking over the balcony, stone-faced and brooding over his missing child. The sound of a door opening and closing inside his high-rise apartment woke him from his dreary respite. He turned around slowly, and it was as if he was seeing a ghost. It was his ex-wife Cynthia, standing before him, smiling wickedly, with little Katie's raincoat sitting boldly in the crook of her arm ...

Sound familiar? It is if you watch daytime TV. Amidst all the confusion and chaos of everyday life, the soaps keep us wound up in drama that makes our own lives look dreary and mundane. What's your favorite?

Cameron Crawford
  • Cameron Crawford

Cameron Crawford
Writer
Neighborhood: North End

What's your favorite soap opera? [I] have none. I prefer to stay with the classics, probably; Dick Van Dyke, Happy Days.

What's your favorite real-life soap opera? The Real World. That's probably the only one I know of.

What do you think about the Guiding Light story line where Beth is pregnant by her ex-husband and they're donating the baby's bone marrow to Lizzie who has leukemia? I have no preference or opinion whatsoever. I've never heard of it until now.

Lois Corman
  • Lois Corman

Lois Corman
Retired
Neighborhood: Cleveland, Ohio

What's your favorite soap opera? I don't watch any.

What's your favorite real-life soap opera? Probably some of the work cliques. Particularly the "it's not my job" group of people.

What do you think about the Guiding Light story line where Beth is pregnant by her ex-husband and they're donating the baby's bone marrow to Lizzie who has leukemia? I think it's a great idea -- I don't know anything about the soap opera though [because] I don't watch it.

Brian Mandabach
  • Brian Mandabach

Brian Mandabach
Teacher
Neighborhood: Downtown

What's your favorite real-life soap opera? Actually my favorite soap opera is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. No real-life soap operas.

What do you think about the Guiding Light story line where Beth is pregnant by her ex-husband and they're donating the baby's bone marrow to Lizzie who has leukemia? That sounds just so beautiful.

Brian Frilot
  • Brian Frilot

Brian Frilot
Cook
Neighborhood: Downtown

What's your favorite soap opera? Days of Our Lives I'd have to say. It's the most out-there.

What's your favorite real-life soap opera? At the moment I'd say Eminem. He's catching a lot of things from everywhere for nothing, for opening his mouth.

What do you think about the Guiding Light story line where Beth is pregnant by her ex-husband and they're donating the baby's bone marrow to Lizzie who has leukemia? Right on.

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