Seriously?! Prom: The Musical?!
So, in the midst of our technical problems a couple of weeks back, reader Cori suggested that we check out a musical prom storyline that's happening on One Life to Live. And intrigued though I was by the idea (Grease is among my top five favorite movies ever, and I've always thought the one thing missing from my prom was a preppies-vs.-stoners musical duel), we got consumed with Emmy week madness. But SoapNet and ABC Daytime insist on peppering our inboxes with pimping of said prom musical, so we simply could not ignore it any longer. Let's let Cori introduce the whole shebang:
Completely unrelated, it's a shame that neither of you guys watch OLTL because this coming week they're doing...I kid you not...a musical. "Prom: The Musical." Featuring silly dancing and romance between the son of a rape victim and the daughter of the rapist. There's a music video promo on the ABC website which is more than snarkworthy, even if you've never seen OLTL.
Cori said there was a video. But I thought, how could I possibly enjoy an excerpt from a show I've never seen? Well, live and learn, dear readers, because this is The Video.
'Fess up, that was at the very least more hilarious than all 57 seasons of Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men combined, right?
And there's more!
"A musical event like no other"! I'm just so thankful that it turns out there is fresh and original storytelling somewhere on ABC Daytime. We had lost hope, what with General Hospital and All My Children stinking up the joint. But this is just genius. A musical set at a prom. In a high school. A High School Musical. So original!
I do love that at least OLTL is up front about the whole "hey, it's summertime, let's break out the toddlers" soap cliché. This description from ABC is hilarious:
Starr Manning is the daughter of two of Llanview's most masterful manipulators, Todd and Blair, and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She's met her match in alpha bitch cheerleader Britney Jennings. Britney wants Cole Thornhart, Starr's ex but Cole wants Starr back. Only problem is, their parents hate each other (dad tried to strangle Cole), so dating isn't exactly easy. Starr's best friend Langston Wilde knows Starr and Cole are the real deal, but remains a cynic about love herself. She thinks Markko Rivera is a egotistical jock wannabe, while he thinks she's trying a little too work the hipster/goth look. Their arguments are a little too passionate. Hey, they say enemies can make the best lovers.
I think your ability to process those sentences disappears when you reach the legal drinking age. (Also, "hipster/goth"? Really? That has to have been dreamed up by a 50-year-old.)
What it all comes down to is I have to know how this thing goes down, but I have had to impose a limit on my YouTube time. So, any OLTL viewers out there who can update the rest of us poor musical-prom-deprived souls in the comments?