The World is definitely Turning for sure.
I too prefer to follow along with a story line of a show. I'll probably get some ribbing for this...I watch Desperate Housewives re-runs on occasion!
Reality TV is often scripted behind the scenes too. It is so easy to notice when they do this. It gets on my nerves when I catch them doing it.
My Mom has been watching "All my Children" since the early 80's.