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« The Hatred, It Burns | Main | Offensiveness Plus Offensiveness, Multiplied By Horror »

July 14, 2011

One Good Thing About Wednesday

Wednesday's episode of One Life to Live is barely worth talking about, unless anyone is dying to read my delirious rants about how boring James and Starr and Deanna and Baz and Nate and Rick the Porn Guy (OH MY GOD JUST HIRE SOMEONE FOR YOUR PORN) are, or how not cool I am with this lame "Destiny's preggers!" storyline, or how excruciating the dewy-eyed "maybe I love you!" scenes between Ford and Jessica were (I do not care a lick if this show gives us a credible version of D.I.D., but I do care if they give us a version that actually sticks to its own rules, and they cannot keep vacillating back and forth between "Jess lets her alters out on purpose!" and "Poor Jess can't help it!" as well as the waffling between "Tess is just a more passionate version of Jess and we should all try to understand her!" and "Tess is a murderous vengeance-seeking sadist!"). And the last thing anyone wants to do is read some diatribe about how revolting it was to sit there and watch Todd, a rapist (and depending on which Todd is which, possibly a one-time rapist and possibly more), essentially coming out and saying that his wife is obligated to sexually service him upon request as it is her duty. I know I wasn't the only one screaming "PLEASE BE FAKE TODD PLEASE BE FAKE TODD PLEASE BE FAKE TODD" at my screen because I just cannot reconcile the character of Todd (that we watched for so many years and alternately hated and pitied and rooted for and against) who lived with such shame and self-disgust that the words "sexual dysfunction" don't even begin to describe his relationship with the sex act with... this guy. Seriously, I watched those scenes with a knot tying tighter and tighter in the pit of my stomach because of -- and kudos to both Florencia Lozano and Trevor St. John for this --the revulsion combined with the strange relief that the possibility of "but this is not that man" brings to the viewing experience. Oof. (Damn, Daytime Television Program, if you wanted to make my skin crawl, mission accomplished!)

None of that is especially fun to think about, is it? So I leave you with the one bright spot: Vivian (despite being dusted off to be inserted into the very unfortunate and regrettable Destiny's-pregnancy storyline) looked hot.

Vivian 

Right?

Destiny out.

Comments

I agree with the TSJ-Todd stuff. I read it before I watched it and it was way more upsetting than the supposed "physical" altercation that came afterward. I couldn't help thinking that if I'm supposed to be believe that he's the real Todd, he seems to be forgetting the years he couldn't bring himself to intimate with Tea AT ALL but she goes a few days where she's not all about being his bed bunny and he wants a divorce. HULK SMASH.

Don't think less of me, but I'm actually liking Baz. I don't really care much about him/Tomas but Starr is way more Cramer-like in her scenes with him, which I like, and I thought their scenes ended on a high note yesterday. I hope the show takes it where it looks like they were going -- Baz and Starr teaming up to do some amateur sleuthing on their parents and (eventually) the scarred doppelganger that is TM. That could be a lot of fun and bring out more shades of the old Starr.

Who am I kidding? The show would mess that up, too!

Did anyone else find the nonsense around the incriminating gum wrapper absolutely ridiculous?

Vivian did look great! You know who ALWAYS looks great? EJ from Days of Our Lives! Did you hear about this really exciting contest to meet EJ and Stefano on the Days Set and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at http://www.classwish.org/days/fame

I just pretended nothing in that epi actually happened and simply focused on the half-nekkidness of TSJ. It was nice.

I had to focus on that b/c I just couldn't take what Todd was saying and, although I agree with her, Tea talking about right and wrong when she's knowingly helped him get away with crap since she's come back. Granted this is huge, b/c Jack killed someone so, again, I wholeheartedly agree. I still gave her the side-eye, though.

Why does Deanna still exist? If it's not her one day, it's Jack. I can't take it anymore. Although to AT's credit, when RHTodd (thankfully) knocked out Jack, that baby played it for all it was worth when he threw those snacks in the air as he went down.

Also, I would like for Nate, James, Ford, Rick, and Baz to just disappear w/out a trace, please.

Lastly, was I the only one telling Starr to use a condom this time? B/c I totes said it aloud.

@C- yeah, I love Nora and Bo but that whole gum wrapper-thing was a stretch. C'mon. Yesterday was an awful show but my goodness, TSJ looked all kinds of HOT. Whew.

How much anyone wanna bet Viv is Deanna's bio mom? Ugh. I may have preferred to see Viv once every six months than what I suspect.

"How much anyone wanna bet Viv is Deanna's bio mom? Ugh. I may have preferred to see Viv once every six months than what I suspect." Yeah, I got that feeling, too, and it makes me ill. My Viv is way too cool to be Deanna's mother!

Anyway, yesterday was totally a "summer" episode with teens everywhere and a flood of Fords, but I'll give them props for two things:

1) Even the teens are involved in things other than themselves. Starr, Baz, and now it looks like Dani are all slowly being drawn into the Todd/Tawd thing, which is a hell of a lot more interesting than their other stuff.

2) As much as I don't give a crap about Starr's love life, I do like that, thus far, Baz/Starr/James is shaping up to be a REAL triangle instead of the "one guy is obviously ill-suited to her and/or EEEEEVIL, while the other guy is perfect and will obviously get her in the end" "triangle" soaps have been serving up in the past number of years. I can see Starr being genuinely torn between them down the line.

So yesterday featured all the Fords and I HATED it.

We get a tiny bit of Bo and Nora and it's nonsense. Why does Bo have to keep talking Nora down all the time? Focus on your kid and stop with all the ranting.

Todd and Tea.. ICK! I've never cared for TSJTodd with his little weasel face so even shirtless Todd couldn't get me through those scenes.

Starr and Baz or even Starr and James is just creepy. To me she still looks like a little girl. In my opinion, Starr only works well with the adults.

I agree with Louise, why can't Porn guy just run an ad in Craigs List? Why the blackmail? So stupid.

With this show ending soon.. why must we have Fords, Baz, Porn guy, etc featured so much? I just don't get it.

I would love to see Vicki bringing Clint home to recover. I would love to see Dorian use her brain and realize how impossible it would be for all these pictures of David to suddenly appear unless someone was setting him up (HELLO! Who is taking these pictures and why?) and I would LOVE it if RHTodd would finally interact with someone.. ANYONE!

As always, good insights. Your take on the "triangle" is good but Starr just should not be a romantic lead as she is much better at supporting stories than driving them. I think the only chemistry between Starr and Baz is friendship vibe, like he's the new Langston. I think that's a much more natural fit than anything romantic or sexual. Starr should always be fully-clothed. Umm...I could be swayed for a Baz/James romance to close the show out. That would be a wonderful twist!

^^ I forgot to address Bourgeios Nerd!

What makes these idiots, Nate and Deanna, think that Rick The Porn Guy would not continue to blackmail them into making more and more skin-flicks? Just beyond dumb. Seriously, why wouldn't Nate just use his knowledge of Matthew's murder to blackmail Bo/Nora to not press charges against him. He could confess to them and still avoid punishment for putting Matthew in he hospital.

And why is Deanna searching for her mother in Llanview when she was in Dayton, Ohio?

"Vivian did look great! You know who ALWAYS looks great? EJ from Days of Our Lives! Did you hear about this really exciting contest to meet EJ and Stefano on the Days Set and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at http://www.classwish.org/days/fame"

Serious? I would like to participate in this contest? Just donate one dollar to ClassWish, which help kids? Why not! I'll do it right now! I hope I will win and meet EJ and Stefano cuz I'm big fan of DOOL!

"I could be swayed for a Baz/James romance to close the show out."

YESSSSSSSSS! Come on, Frons cheated us out of Kish, and AMC's getting a lesbian storyline, so why not go out with a bit of man-to-man love? Oh, that's right, because lesbians are "hot" and men kissing men is icky. Bleh.

Anyway, I'd actually love Baz and Starr to just be friends, but soaps so rarely do male/female friendships these days without at least a stab or two at romance first that I doubt it will happen.

I also have no interest in seeing Starr be a romantic lead, and think KA just isn't "sexy," but she's the Queen of the Teens on OLTL and thus must have a slampiece, especially in the summer when all the teen girls are home, supposedly breathlessly imagining themselves being her or whatever.

"slampiece"

BN - You have me over hear crying from laughing, AGAIN. Thank you so much!

I could go the rest of my life without seeing Deanna making those annoying pouty faces every time she is on screen!

Yes, Rick the Porn Guy should hire someone. But I do enjoy Austin Peck in this part, no matter how lame it is! His little bit of comedy is worlds better than all the Fords put together.

Please Show, let Destiny have an abortion. Just throw the stereotype on it's head.

Am I the only one who noticed on Monday that the dead guy who RHTodd killed a week ago was lying in the exact spot in Dorian's backyard where Echo took photos the day before, apparently oblivious to the hilly terrain she was standing on?

I did LOVE Destiny's dropped silverware, though! Perfect!

"BN - You have me over hear crying from laughing, AGAIN. Thank you so much!" Thank you, but I can't take credit for it. I got it from old Charmed recaps at TWoP.

"Vivian did look great! You know who ALWAYS looks great? EJ from Days of Our Lives! Did you hear about this really exciting contest to meet EJ and Stefano on the Days Set and to appear with them in Soap Opera Digest? Check it out at http://www.classwish.org/days/fame"

Agree! I love Vivian. And thank you for sharing this exciting news :) I'm entering! Hope I win!

As bad as EJ is, I just loving watching him and would love to meet him.. thanks for the link to classwish

What 17 year old boy would turn down sex with an attractive female? They shouldve flipped this whole story---Nate & Deanna make the movie; Dani finds out, Oh, honey he blackmailed us into having sex with each other Lol

Huh? Wha -?

I totally missed any dialogue in the Todd/Tea scenes because the shirtless Trevor St. John had me all discombobulated and such.

That man is HAWT.

That contest through Class Wish looks awesome!!

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