ATWT Opinion Article
"Year in Review"
January 1, 2007
So 2006 is over. How can
one sum up this year on As the World Turns. I would say that it has had its
ups and downs. We started out with Emily leaving Paul for dead, and him
being found by Meg. We soon discovered that Meg and Paul had some mad
chemistry, and she could possible be his best match yet, but somewhere along
the way, their love story became all about Emily and Craig. Letís hope that
these two can get back on track to becoming the next super couple in 2007.
Emily went completely insane this year, but I must say that this is some of
her portrayerís finest work ever. Maura West delivered as all ways along
with her costar Michael Park in their heartbreaking breakup scenes, but the
rest of the year for them was just kind of blah.
I would say that Jenniferís death scenes were some of the best scenes I have
ever seen. Iíve never cried so much, they were heartbreaking, and every
actor was at the top of their game, but there was not fall out at ALL.
Nobody really seemed to grieve for long, except Dusty.
The slasher storyline started out as really campy and odd, but as they got
more into it, and especially once they reached Raven Lake, it became really
enjoyable. Jade arrived this year, and for the life of me, I canít figure
out why Lily has yet to get a DNA test. So she relies on Dr. Lucyís 30
second analysis of Jade and Lilyís blood work? Give me a break. Van Hansis
did some fine work as Luke this year, but it seems as if his coming out
story was lacking some more story and it just ended abruptly. Why doesnít
Jade get a job?
Dallas Griffin arrived in the form of a good actor (Duane), and he brings
supreme energy to every scene he is in. So why the writers canít recognize a
good thing, and give the man a story. It has been a while since any black
actors have been a significant part of Oakdale. (All of the soaps should
take a clue as to why Young and Restless is the number 1 soap.)
There was much buzz about the return of two sexy characters, Simon and
Damien. I am still upset at how much they ruined the character of Damien, in
order to give Lucy and Luke a story. It was unnecessary, and I fear that we
have seen the last of Damien. Simon has probably worn out his welcome. His
storyline has run dry, and I think the fans were anticipating a Skatie
reunion, that didnít happen. Speaking of Katie, what on earth has happened
to her this year? She has always been manipulative and annoying, but she has
become a downright B$%^%! It was already sickening enough to watch Katie and
Mike make bacon everywhere in Oakdale. It was really sick how quickly he
forgave her for sticking her nose where it didnít belong again, which
basically lead to the death of his cousin Nick. But I think that her latest
run of nosiness takes the cake. She sleeps with her ex husband and then gets
mad that he respected her wish to leave her alone. The worst is that she is
treating her so called friend Carly as if she had done something wrong.
Thank goodness that Mike is starting to see what a hateful little witch that
she is. Now all we have to do is get Henry on board. Here are my lists for
standouts this year.
Maura West and Kelley Menighan-Hensley
Best Supporting Actresses:
Lucinda and Emma
Best supporting actors:
Guy who plays Tom Hughes
Best Younger Actors:
Jessie Lee Sofer
Best Younger Actresses:
Dallas Griffin (Duane McLaughlin)
Carly and jack breakup scenes
Jenniferís deathbed scenes
Paul and Megís scenes in the cabin
Damien Gramaldi and Lucy Montgomery
Worst character destruction
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