It is absolutely wonderful to see Grayson McCouch back as Dusty Donovan! Oddly enough, he looks much younger than when he left World Turns. And maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me but with that mop top of curly hair Grayson looks like a slightly older version of his character Morgan Winthrop on the late Another World.
However as much as I've been enjoying the return of James Stenbeck, there is a problematic element with how Dusty's return has folded into the larger narrative. READ MORE
Ethan-in-a-Hole is that rare soap opera event story told right: a sprawling umbrella story that encompassed most of the show's cast and storylines.
Although I don't watch the show on a regular basis, TheYoung and the Restless apparently struck umbrella story gold with the deaths of David Chow and Sabrina Newman. One Life to Live's 40th anniversary's 1968 time travel story was met with mixed reaction, while viewers and critics almost universally revoked Mendorra's diplomatic immunity. And Days of Our Lives, which was once the master of the umbrella twirl, has become drenched in incomprehensible excess more often than not recently. Only General Hospital does big umbrella stories on a regular basis, but these are more sweeps related stunts that often have limited repercussions after the requisite number of cast members who didn't renew their contracts or were fired have been killed off. READ MORE