The Second Life to Live
Okay, this is just surreal. It might be the ridiculous amounts of coffee, but my hands are a little shaky as I sit down to type this out and I actually clicked on the "One Life to Live" category for this post and it wasn't about anticipation and it wasn't about OLTL characters on another show, but about today's new episode.
Today's new episode!
There's so much to say and it's nearly impossible not just to offer up a blow-by-blow account with lots of squealing and every single frame screencapped, but that would be silly so let's just dive into a few major points. Like this one: speaking of blow-by-blow, here's my favorite "no more network censors!" moment....
Love it. Love it!
And another thing I'm super-psyched about right off the bat? Somebody's finally realized that Melissa Archer is insanely hot and dressing her like it. Those of you who were with me here for the last couple years of the ABC version of the show might recall how annoyed I'd get when they mysteriously made her frumpy so often when the woman is just lightning hot. Someone realized!
And oh yeah, I'm pretty much already a hardcore Natalie/Cutter 'shipper. That was fast!
Lord they were hot.
The cold open was fabulous. Just fabulous. In fact, the episode quite specifically followed the exact structure of the ABC's version series finale, starting with a shot of The Banner just outside Llanfair's front door....
....and, of course, ending with a big Victor "reveal."
So we've already got some intrigue in the works as he's clearly not just hanging out doing okay and making himself known.
And can we talk about the tinkly piano music at the beginning playing the melody of the old Peabo Bryson theme song? I'll give you tomorrow! AND THEY WILL BECAUSE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER NEW EPISODE TOMORROW. Holy crap, y'all.
Let's just take a joyful moment here....
I don't even know how to handle this right now, y'all. It's just so damn LOVELY.
Oh, uh, there's a new Destiny.
So that happened.
Wait, no, I'm going to stay positive because I am so happy! I did really like the new Matthew (I adore Eddie Alderson and there's just no replacing him, but hey, he wasn't available and I'm willing to accept a re-invention of the role if the actor is good, and Rob Gorrie certainly seems to be thus far!)
Oh right, and these two shared a screen again. In Llanview!
They certainly did not miss a beat. All that history and love and hate and all of it, right there right away.
I'm emotionally exhausted right now. I am also really effing tired. That's an early premiere! Obviously I'm not going to get up to watch it every morning at 5am, but it's cool that it's now something I can watch while I'm getting ready for work on weekday mornings. And I think the running time is more than enough for the content! I'm hoping as we move forward, we get to linger in scenes a little longer. I assume they just had to cram everyone into that first episode to give us little snippets on everyone's status (David mentioning Roxy made me very happy and hopeful, by the way!). And mercy, I hope not every episode is at the club. Techno music seriously makes my stomach hurt. I forgive everything today, but I'm well aware that would start to drive me crazy in the future if every scene is underscored with that club music.
Well, this whole silly "employment" thing precludes me from just sitting here going on and on about OLTL all day long, which is really all I want to do. How am I supposed to concentrate on anything else? Alas, it's sort of mandatory. So what did everyone else think? Does it still feel surreal to you guys? I can hardly believe it. I can't wait to dive into more story the rest of this week. And I'm just ridiculously giddy-happy for the cast and crew right now.
I wonder if I can cram AMC in before I leave my house. Can't wait, can't wait!
Our show is back, baby!