The Llanview Lladies are Bringin' the Heat
First of all, I'm so sorry for being a blogging slacker lately. I was away for a while and then I broke my foot (gah!), so things have been a bit of a mess. Ergo, I warn you: this is a painkiller-influenced post. It might be... less than coherent.
Loved Nat's outfit today.
She always looks so good in that muted blue. I know it's just a t-shirt and jeans, but y'all know how frustrated I can get about how they dress this hottie, so I cannot help but feel compelled to give credit when it's due! And that sparkly blue was pretty rockin', too.
But while I'm on the subject, today really was a lovely day in general for the hot ladies of the town.
Blair's another one who can rock the jeans, even though they only let her do it about twice a year!
And Roxy was smokin' as the mother of the groom!
I adore how little vanity Ilene Kristen has, but I do also adore it when they let her show how hot she really is.
Viki and Clint are like schoolchildren, enjoying their reunion so much. I can relate. And Gigi and Rex's wedding was really sweet. I've never really been interested in them as a couple, but a lot of joy playing out on screen can do wonders to make something less annoying. Plus, Gigi's been kind of a riot since she got back to town!
So that's about all there is to say about today's episode...
Oh forget it. I could try to be tough and resist, and also remember that the Percocet might make me sound ridiculous. But then I could remember that I already sound ridiculous when I talk about this particular component of this show. So I might as well!
Blair and Todd decided to spend New Year's Eve together, and celebrated by writing down things they'd done wrong in 2011 and burning the slips of paper to try to exorcise those demons and start 2012 fresh. That was some serious old-school Todd-and-Blair-ian stuff right there, talking to each other about the worst things they've done while still having a few (major on his part!) secrets, but finding comfort in each other and feeding off each other's spirit to be stronger and tougher and make better choices. I even dorked out about how cute their handwriting was. Didn't they both have oddly vulnerable handwriting? (I've lost it completely.)
And then. And then!
I have just regressed to twelve years old. Maybe even seven years old. Seriously, I don't get this gooey and dumb about this stuff. But OH EM GEE. Y'all. It happened! And I don't even care that it'll all likely blow up before the end because of his secrets, I really don't. Because we got this. And it was this good. And damn it, when all is said and done, it's all about the moments. And sweet damn was this a moment. The best thing about this (besides EVERYTHING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD) was the way that Blair actually lost her footing during the kiss. He knocked her right off her feet. SO MUCH JOY.
Moments like this are why we stick with these shows for our whole lives.
I realize that I am especially insane about this one particular pairing and I know the pairing doesn't work for everyone, but I meant that in the broad sense: love those two together or not, there's something in your favorite soaps that delivers like this. For each of us.
So really. Screw everyone who's taking this away from us.
Sigh. Speaking of which, three things:
- Has anyone heard anything about events in NYC to view and celebrate the final episode? I remember for All My Children there was a bar that sponsored it and had it playing on all the television sets for the actual afternoon airing. Is there anything like that going on for OLTL? And if not, why? And if not, does anyone know a bar owner in the city?
- I moved the "Memory Lane" feature onto Serial Drama's Facebook page because it's just simpler to link there than to try to embed videos here. So check it out! I've been trying to post around one a day. Go weigh in on your favorite stories!
- Today was definitely the way to execute the final episode of the year for a soap. Almost an hour full of joy and happiness and lovely moments, big and small, with a kickass cliffhanger at the end. And while I wish I didn't, I know who we'll be seeing on Monday -- however, if you know any details, please avoid talking spoilers in the comments, y'all! This is too fun to be spoiled!
Happy New Year, Serial Drama readers! This year has been another great journey with you funny and clever fellow OLTL-ers.