Take your best Caption This shot at this picture from yesterday's One Life to Live.
Who is your favorite teen?
Who is your favorite teen?
Eddie Alderson (Matthew, One Life to Live), Mick Hazen (Parker, As the World Turns), Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo, Days of Our Lives) and Austin Williams (Shane, One Life to Live) have been nominated in the category "Best Performance in a TV Series, Recurring Young Actor".
One Life to Live (Eddie Alderson, Kristen Alderson, Camila Banus, Carmen Lo Porto, Austin Williams) is also nominated in the category "Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series". READ MORE
Much of the daytime industry is experiencing a serious drought in terms of talented, young stars who can actually, you know, act. Save for The Young and the Restless, One Life to Live and General Hospital, the under 30 set at most soaps is pretty much comprised of rejects from the Pamela Anderson School of Acting and Pantomime. I'll start with the soaps in most need of help and work my way up. READ MORE
Gone are the days of teen storylines such as General Hospital's Lucky, Elizabeth, Nikolas and Emily, Days of Our Lives' Belle, Shawn, Chloe and Brady and The Young and the Restless' Glo by Jabot Kids. The classic "four teen" formula that dominated much of soaps through the late 90's, and made stars out of Jonathan Jackson, Rebecca Herbst, Tyler Christopher, Kirsten Storms, Jason Cook, Nadia Bjorlin, Kyle Lowder, Farah Fath and countless others before them, seems to have been replaced by the "duo."
As the World Turns has Parker and Liberty. General Hospital doesn't have any true teens. The Young and the Restless has Noah and Eden. The Bold and the Beautiful has Stephanie and Marcus (not true teens). All My Children's last attempt at recreating the forumla bombed and the show is now rebuilding with Colby and Petey. Guiding Light has Daisy and Rafe. Days of Our Lives, which practically defined the formula with Sami, Austin, Carrie and Lucas, has no true teen characters except maybe Melanie. A character not even Blake Berris' Nick Fallon (a post college character) can save.
At the moment only One Life to Live seems to be following the "four teen" formula with Starr (Kristen Alderson), Cole (Brandon Buddy), Langston (Brittany Underwood) and Markko Rivera (Jason Tam). Now granted, at least one of these four actors isn't actually a teen, but the characters are all still in highschool. In honor of these four characters I thought I'd see which couple fans enjoy most.
Which couple is your favorite?
You know, we knew that Clint had a surprise in store for Dorian and Langston (Brittany Underwood) and even though A Martinez's run may only be a short stint I thought I'd see what everyone thinks of Langston becoming a "Cramer Woman?"
Personally, I love that this storyline brings out the softer side in Dorian (Robin Strasser). Too often we just see her as the larger than life, uber bitch, diva she is and we forget that she does have a softer side (anyone who watched the 40th Anniversary episode scenes between Dorian and Mel knows that).
What do you think of this storyline? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Fans of Langston Wilde Cramer should not fret on her departing family members, she has a cousin that will head to Llanview. Lola Montez, Ray's daughter will be played by Camila Banus and will make her first screen appearance Oct. 3.