We here at Daytime Confidential were amazed by Trevor St. John, Kirsten Alderson, and Kassie DePaiva's performances last week on One Life to Live. Belinda and myself discuss it with Karen from Wubs.net in this weeks ABC Edition of the Daytime Confidential Podcast (to air later this week). Turns out we weren't the only ones blown away by the story.
TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco has a rave review of the performance in this week's The Nelson Ratings. We've published an excerpt but you'll want to check out the whole thing. He nails the topic on the head!
"Freud would have a field day with Todd Manning on OLTL. This week, in some of the most explosive and uglieyou mest scenes ever broadcast on daytime TV, head writer Ron Carlivati once again dug into Llanview’s past to show exactly what he thinks of Todd Manning. In short, he’s a monster. Ever since he raped Marty Saybrooke, Todd has been one of the most controversial characters on soaps, yet Carlivati chose to do something rather unique, bold and risky with one of his marquee characters. Instead of trying to sell us that Todd’s a changed man, Carlivati essentially initiated a dialogue with the audience: 'You want to know how damaged this man is? I’ll show you — and it ain’t pretty.' ”