Know Your Strengths And Exploit Them (or For The Love Of God, Know Your Weaknesses!)
Friday's One Life to Live ran the gamut of the folks in charge understanding what treasures they have on their hands and using them accordingly to the folks in charge completely misunderstanding... "entertainment" is the word I'm looking for, perhaps?
There's no question that both Robin Strasser and Kim Zimmer are spectacular at the over-the-top old-school soapy stuff: best when it gets seriously physical.
Miles better than that bizarre bit earlier in the week when Jessica hit Natalie and it was just as awkward as it gets. I love these two as rivals. I know the Viki/Dorian rivalry has been a staple of the show for decades, but I have to say I always struggled with it because I just liked both of them so much; it was so hard to know who to root for! But while I enjoy Echo a great deal (in a love-to-hate sort of way), Dorian's my girl. I'm Team Dorian all the way, and excited that Viki will be again, too!
In case you missed the episode and are thinking, "Uh, Louise, it's just a slap," don't worry. It got awesomer.
I love those ladies.
Meanwhile, across town at the Minuteman Motel, absolutely nothing the least bit interesting happened. It is still baffling to me that Rick is so obsessed with getting these teenagers to be in his porn flick, and I just felt really uncomfortable seeing the actors in those skimpy porn get-ups. And I really didn't need to see Nate's abs all oiled up.
Yeesh. I can't even tell what this story is. Because this storyline involves one character who was basically introduced with this whole thing and another who's a minor player that I don't really care about (especially since this storyline hinges so much on your heart needing to go out to this poor teenage boy and his fear and vulnerability about having to do this, but he's a grown man and is just too miscast for this to work on any level, regardless of how anyone feels about the Matthew part of it).
Oh no! Those poor kids! Or... I don't care at all.
Oh well, there's always this to make us all feel just a little bit better:
I just love it. But can we get on with it now?