Liza With a...Seriously, She's Supposed to be Liza?
I decided today, in part of my ongoing quest to be a better, less judgmental, more serene person, that I am going to totally give Jamie Luner a chance to grow into the role of Liza without me making snide comments about how Marcy Walker is the REAL Liza, or how there must be something off about her because she's friends with Charles Pratt. I mean, the woman was on Melrose Place AND Just The Ten of Us AND all kinds of Lifetime movies. These things have brought so much joy to my life that I think it's only fair to actually give her a chance, and not in the half-hearted way I usually give people chances, but an actual, real chance. I mean, Cindy Lubbock alone gives her a fair amount of street cred as far as I'm concerned.
BUT--and there's always a but when it comes to All My Children--the show is making it almost impossible for me to go into this Liza recast without being completely jaded.
- It is now hard for me to watch Jamie Luner without thinking of the immortal phrase, "[the rest of the AMC cast are] the ones who have to watch out". And then I kept wondering throught the episode if the actors onscreen had taken Pratt's advice and watched out. Like, did David Canary and Susan Lucci do a double take? "Jamie Luner's onset! Let's check ourselves now". My imagination is far better than anything happening on the show...
I do not buy Jamie Luner as Brianne Moncrief's mother in any way, shape or form.
Related: I do not buy Brianne Moncrief as the daughter of Jamie Luner and David Canary. A piece of driftwood and a wooden block, maybe...
Seriously, how painful was the phone call between Colby and Liza? The stilted tones, the inability for Colby to convey anything other than sweet blandness? Painful, and I am dreading the inevitable highly emotional confrontations between the two
None of those complaints are insurmountable, and I am mercurial enough that next week I'd probably be over them, but the the thing happened and it was just...wrong. You know the thing I mean. The thing with the sex on the card table that involved Zach taking off Liza's panties.
With that, all hopes of being non-judgmental flew out the window, along with hopes of being able to watch any future Zach/Liza scenes without a mental soundtrack of "EW. Ew. EWEWEW. Ew" running through my head...