Thinking Fans Comment Update: Cherry Ames declares, “OLTL is so good in some ways, but in other ways it’s just sick and sordid and as bad as reality (global recession, wars, mass killings in Darfur and Sudan, Octo-mom). I want something more uplifting and positive” … while Beth predicts, “Forcing Erika Slezak from OLTL, in my view, is something that the show would never be able to recover from. There is no heart in this show any more, and I do see the reason is becaue Viki Lord is missing in action” … and more. See Comments below.
By Marlena De Lacroix
Double jeopardy! This week One Life to Live makes history by doubling the plot stakes as the lives of two children are seriously imperiled. After a car crash, young Matthew Buchanan, the son of Bo and Nora, will be paralyzed from the waist down. And young Shane, the son of Rex and Gigi, will be diagnosed with cancer!
The message boards will undoubtedly be full of hosannas from viewers who love the intensity of the drama. There will be calls for Emmy nominations all around to honor powerful performances. Dipsy Farah Fath (who plays Shane’s devoted mom) will be declared the new Jodie Foster.
Historical note: In the old days of traditional soap operas, writers like Irna and Agnes and Bill in the 50s and 60s would never do one story like this involving tragedy to a
These days, the only thing that can balance out the strippers, and the blow jobs, and the show’s general lack of class, is the one character who epitomizes class — namely Viki, as played by Ms. Erika Slezak.
young child, let alone two at the same time. Why? In those days, it was understood that the majority of the audience was young mothers, and one story like this would so upset and [Read more…]