Some Thoughts on The Soaps
Written 6/20/04 by Suzanne originally for
Here are various thoughts I've had lately about the shows!
All My Children
I am really loving the twist and turns of the whole baby-switch storylines
(I know some fans don't like it, though). I didn't like the whole
Erica-as-Vegas-Showgirl storyline (Frankly, it was stupid) but I am
enjoying it since Erica started her downward slide, and since Zachery
appeared. I'm glad other Pine Valley residents are getting involved, too.
Which will happen first: Erica gets sober, or Binks gets Miranda back?
As The World Turns
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Barbara and Walker together! They are so hot! How great
that they give an "older woman" a story AND a romance with a hot young guy
(are you listening, other shows?)? I know Tom and Margo fans are not
liking her dalliance with the new guy, but let's hope it gives Margo and
Tom some great story. They need shaking up after being happy all this
time. The rest of the show is going great, as usual. For those of you who
complain about bad stories on other soaps, why aren't you watching this
Bold & The Beautiful
It's about time they gave the Forresters something to do...it's great to
bring back Kristen and Felicia. Darla and Thorne's wedding was A-dor-a-ble!!
When is the last time I saw a soap wedding with no interruptions?
Um....maybe never....and great use of history to have Sally and Darla
reminiscing about Saul before the wedding.
Days of Our Lives (or is that Days of Our Fake Deaths?)
If I were a long-time fan who loved this show, I would be pretty ticked
off by now. I thought they were being really daring by killing off major
characters (even though I didn't like that they were getting rid of so
many over-40's) and making the show's heroine the serial killer...then
they turn it around and negate the whole thing by having it all be fake.
UGH!! Is anyone left watching? Kudos to them for stealing Robyn Richards
from GH (to play Belle after Kirsten Storms leaves). Once again they get a
great under-used actor from GH and give them story! GH deserves it for how
they treat their actors (badly, in case you were wondering).
I enjoyed the silly romp in Italy...I like Jax and Courtney together. Did
anyone really think Sonny was dead for even a split second? How many times
has that man been shot? He has more holes than...GH plotlines!! I am not
thrilled with the Lois recast so far. She seems to be trying too hard to
imitate the speech patterns (and forgetting to act). I loved her on ATWT
as Molly so I'm hoping she'll grow into it. I love Brook Lynn to death and
what a great voice!!!
We're all crossing our fingers that the new writers will breathe life into
the show. The cast changes and firings so far have been a step in the
right direction. This is pretty much GL's last chance, from what I've
heard, to shape up or be canceled. Let's hope daytime's oldest soap is not
going to die! I love the great cast and the rich history. Now let's see
some great stories, too...
One Life to Live
I'm enjoying the show, for the most part. Sometimes they have the
characters do stupid things (like, why would Paul and Kelly run away from
that mobster AFTER the gun went off and shot him? Shouldn't they have
knocked him over the head then and tied him up? And Kelly really just ran
off and potentially left a gunman in Asa's house, where her baby was
sleeping??) but mostly I like it. I have to wonder, couldn't they have
waited a few weeks to kill off Ben, to see whether Mark Derwin wanted to
come back (since his primetime show JUST got canceled)?? Seems like very
FINALLY they are tying up loose ends and giving us answers to questions
we've waited so long to answer...it's about damn time! And wasn't it great
when Sheridan finally remembered Luis' love? But, for how long, you have
to wonder....and, will they ever get even a minute's happiness? And I
still want her to remember that Beth kidnapped her, and get her baby back.
I hope we don't have to wait ANOTHER 5 years for that one!
Young & The Restless
Great to have Danny and Mac back. The stories are all so rich and
intertwined on this show, and the performances are A+. It really deserved
that Emmy and gets better every day. Kudos!!!
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