This is my first A.K. ("After Kish") post about One Life to Live and I'd expect that it would be written from the fetal position, but it's a funny thing. We soap viewers are a resilient bunch, despite our constant threats that we're done forever when they break up or write off our favorite couple. And when the gift starts giving again? How can we resist? I think you know full well what I mean, but just to make sure...
Okay, so here's the part where verisimilitude goes out the window completely because --
To me, it's not even so much an issue of Natalie not noticing, it's that I'm now distrustful of Melissa Archer as a human being. I am just going to assume that they had to re-tape the scene a few times until she got it "right" by not losing control of her salivary muscles.
Here I'm going to confess that, based on aesthetics alone, I'd choose David Fumero over Mark Lawson any day -- I will forever have this need to still be shorter than my date when I'm wearing heels. But Jessica Buchanan (is that her last name these days?) is shorter than I am, so she doesn't have this issue. I ask you: what the eff is she not seeing???!!
In other news, could Blair and Eli be cuter? I do not think they could. I know that we'll be seeing Ross again briefly, sometime soon, and I thought there were crazy Blair/Ross sparks -- but I have let it go. Because Blair and Eli could not be more adorable. They are this beautiful antidote to Gigi and Rex, right?
I hope this man is finally on contract with this show. It's almost as if I'm watching grownups!
In semi-unrelated news, last weekend I went to see Next to Normal on Broadway because, hey, it won a Tony and a Pulitzer and a million other things, right? Well, I am not here to critique musicals (shhh, I hated it -- I think that makes me a bad person?) but I will tell you that by pure coincidence Meghann Fahy (Hannah) was in it that day.
She is the understudy for one of the lead roles, and it was one of those fun coincidences that the day I went, my friend (one of my only three OLTL-viewing friends, no less!) and I got to see her -- she was fantastic. Girl's got pipes! It's a shame the current musical on the show is only for the high school students, because I'd love to see her involved in that (as much as I'd "love" anything related to that storyline of pain).
That's all I got. I cannot find a way to be interested in Rex's search for his parentage or Kelly's search for her mother's murderer, or in Natalie's self-pity over not being arrested by a man she is not involved with for a crime she did not commit, or in the complete ruination of some phenomenal, on-fire scenes from a week prior by replaying them every day, ad nauseam. So...