Random Thoughts on Five Soaps
GL has felt more "real" since Grant Aleksander's return, the fallout from Coop's death, the dynamite Otalia love story and the return to focused storytelling than any time since the switch to the current production model.
Making Doris (Orlagh Cassidy) a lesbian is one of the single smartest character moves made on GL in several years!
We can't call it "the new production model" anymore, can we? Tell me we can't.
ONE LIFE TO LIVE
I love Stacy. As usual, I'm going against the general consensus on this one but that's why it's called a general consensus, not a unanimous one. I love a completely amoral, slightly deranged, unrepentant bitch on daytime and Stacy has those things going for her in spades. She's clear about what she wants and doesn't pussyfoot around in her cuckoo for cocoa puffs efforts to get them. This will sound like sacrilege to many, but Stacy vaguely reminds me of another psycho nutjob from daytime's historic past: Janice Frame on Another World. (To Carlivati's detractors, she may come across more like a rerun of crazy ass Margaret). Mind you, I'm not wild about Crystal Hunt's acting, but Stacy is my kind of Planter's: nutty.
Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, and Trevor St. John need to call the police and report a robbery, because Carmen LoPorto (Jack Manning) steals every scene he is in! Jack's scenes with Todd in jail and later at the mansion were pure gold!
To the chagrin of David (Tuc Watkins) and Dorian fans everywhere, I like the sparks between Dorian and Ray Montez (A Martinez) almost as much as I liked the heat between Ray and Marty (Susan Haskell).
John Paul Lavossier should consider keeping the new haircut.
What are your random thoughts about your favorite shows? Am I cuckoo for liking Stacy? Does AMC's brown make you see red too? Is Starbuck an angel? Oops, wrong show. What say you, gentle readers?