"American Heiress" is the latest primetime soap or telenovela to
on MyNetworkTV. This soap tells the story of the rich Wakefield family.
sole parental figure is business tycoon Lionel Wakefield (played by John
Aprea.) The mother left the family many years before and left Lionel to
now adult children. Damian (Race Owen) chose to join Lionel at the family
export business but also serves as the narrator and controller of all evil
befall this family. He desperately wants to please his father by working
but when his work goes unnoticed, Damien hatches a plan to kill his father
and his sister.
The remaining siblings include the spoiled most loved
Elizabeth (Alicia Leigh Willis), the second son who chose to be a racecar
driver rather than join the family business Matthew (Robert Buckley), and
second daughter, Loren (AnnaLynne McCord), who would rather spite the
sleeping with her fatherís business partners than go on vacation with
Damian hatches a plot with co-worker and confidant Solomon (Joe
to rig the private plane carrying Lionel and Elizabeth to crash while
are flying off to their family vacation.
The plans go awry when a CIA
who lost her partner while investigating Lionelís company smuggling
into South America, confronts Lionel about his business practices. Lionel
confronts Damian as being behind the arrangement and their argument
to have a massive heart attack. The plane still crashes in the jungles of
Guatemala but Elizabeth and the main pilot, J.D. Bruce (Carter MacIntyre)
survives. The spoiled princess and the proud blue-collar worker must
survive in this jungle until they are rescued. Damian secretly calls off
This show has the makings of a more dark style than your average soap
I think casting Race Owen as the villain mastermind was a great choice as
not only looks dark and foreboding whereas his siblings look more prim
proper but the voice he uses to narrate even sounds like an evildoer.