It’s hard to meet a person who hasn’t seen a single episode of the series constantly being broadcast via TV. Everyone once had a thought about the longest series ever filmed.
- The greatest amount of the episodes are contained in the series named “The Guiding Light”. There were 15 762 episodes in it, which were shown on the central TV channels during the period since 1952 to 2009. The end of shooting was connected with the ceasing of the financial support. The whole duration of the series makes 164 days, 4 hours and 30 minutes. In other words to watch it one requires almost two years if he would watch 8 episodes a day. This is considered to be a Guinness record. The plot develops around the life of a priest in the suburbs of Chicago. Such famous actors Kevin Bacon, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and Christopher Walken were starring in “The Guiding Light”.
- The second goes “As the World Turns” with its 13 763 episodes which was broadcast on the CBS channel since 1956 up to the present time. The whole duration is more than 500 days. To watch the whole series will take no less than one and a half years if one watches 9 episodes a day. It tells the story of the inhabitants of a small town Oakdale in California with their everyday life problems. The famous actors starred there are Meg Ryan, Courtney Cox and Martin Sheen.
- Another series with an enormous amount of episodes is “One Life to Live” which could be watched on the TV since 1989 to 2009. Except being one of the world’s longest series it was the first one to articulate the problems of racism and drug abuse. The action takes place in a fictitious town Llanview. The well-known actors to perform there are Tommy Li Jones, Amanda Pitt and Lawrence Fishburne.