Catching Up with One Life to Live, the Best Soap on TV




It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to file a report on the funniest, most compelling show on Daytime right now. Seriously, these last few days have been filled with hysterical one-liners, killer performances from the legacy actors, and generally great stuff all around.

Is it just me or has Blair (Kassie DePaiva) been knocking it out of the park for the last few weeks? Granted, she’s triangled with Todd and Tea and it’s hard not to love everything they bring to the screen. But even in her scenes with Rex she managing to be funny, flirty, self-deprecating ... all the things I love about her! So kudos, Kassie!

Blair’s on the hunt for Ross and we’re hearing lots of exciting things about what messes he’ll be getting into. And he holds the key to Tea’s secret. I’m pretty sure I know what that secret is - you are too, right? The question remains, is it Todd’s or Ross’s?

Another player in this drama is Elijah Clarke, played by hottie Matt Walton. I’m hearing lots of positive response about this fellow. For Matt Walton fans - have you seen this???

Starr announced she’s not going back to school today. Ugh. Do not follow her example and I’m kind of bored already with this story. But, frankly, I’m bored with Starr. Isn’t it time she ran off to Atlantic CIty or something and became a hooker. Then maybe I’d be more down with her.

And other things I’m not looking forward to? Fish trying to prove he’s straight by sleeping with Stacy next week. No self-respecting (OR self-hating for that matter) gay boy should EVER sleep with a busted tramp from The Strip like Stacy. Cristal Conners? Maybe. BUT!!! We still love this storyline. And immediately after sleeping with Stacy - Fish reveals he’s gay. Literally, like the next day.

Stacy - turning ‘em gay one guy at a time. Is Rex next?


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maxsmom's picture
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Okay if it's Todd, we can officially call Todd the Sonny of OLTL. I am not interested in any Todd story that doesn't include in patient therapy. And he is bringing down both Tea and Blair because really 2 women fighting over a 2 time sociopathic rapist is absurd.

Starr's sl has been ridiculous since she and Cole went on the run. Starr is rich and more importantly she has a family who loves and supports her. There is zero reason for her to drop out of school. If she transferred to a private school, I could understand, in fact why do she, Matthew, and Langston attend public school in the first place? Kristen Alderson was surprised she did not get nominated for an Emmy, but would it be fair to include her in the younger actor category, she is not written as a true teen, she is a lead on this show and I think it is too much to put on her young shoulders.

I was 16, poor, and had to leave home when I had my older son and I managed to graduate from high school and college on schedule. Ron Carlavati should be ashamed of himself if Starr drops out of school. He is completely out of touch with reality.

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I have to agree on the whole Starr thing. I literally rolled my eyes when she declared she was going to drop out of school. Of course, I can't stand Starr, so if she does drop out, I won't feel sorry for her; I can't imagine Blair or Todd even permitting such a thing.

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So Oliver actually has sex with Stacy? Again?

I smell a WTD storyline coming up with Schuyler and Oliver in the unenviable positions of being the potential baby daddies...

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Wha?! Wha?! NOOOOOOO, Y&R is the best on the Dial!!!! Smile

When that horrid actress and the character that she plays (C. Hunt/Stacy) is gone, THEN we can reaccess.....

I just decided to take a Llanview Vacy one week when her horrible acting/crappy storyline was on like, 3 days in a row. Totally annoyed, I vowed to vacate the premisis....

Still waiting for Comings and Goings to update the fact that she's been dismissed.....Aside from Sabrina on Y&R, Stacy Morasco is the worst created character (and performer) I can remember in recent years.

Oh wait. Eva Marcille/Tyra Hamilton is equally on par. But I won't EVER give up on my Genoa City Gang....

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I have to agree that Starr shouldn't drop out, but i also see where her views were comig from. I mean she missed the first seven months of her daughter's life there. And its good they are showing this, to show how hard it can be for teens to raise a baby.

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Dueler312, school is 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 9 months of the year, how is she going to support herself and her child, if she cant go to school, the same argument would hold for work. Is she going to remain in the house 24 hours a day relying on her wealthy parents because that is not the typical situation for teen parents. Or is the message, life is hopeless after teen pregnancy even if you are rich.

Ron Carlavati has a chance to tell an interesting story, how about Starr trying to get to school after being up all night with the baby, falling asleep in class, not getting work done because once she's home from school she wants to be solely responsible for Hope, she and Cole disagreeing about how to raise the baby, learning to compromise, wanting to go to a movie, but finding they cant get babysitting, Starr seeking parenting advice from all the mothers in her family and getting conflicting advice from Aunts Dorian and Vicki, grandmas Marty and Blair, and of course cousin Jess who raised the baby for those seven months. Really Starr is a Lord and a Cramer, the possibilities are endless w/o this twist.

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I will have to agree with goyankees, GENOA CITY IS THE SH!T.

Now back to OLTL! I'm mad at the writers cause Star doesn't need to drop out of school. They need to show all the ways teen mothers can get there degree. One she could do home schooling a lot of teens do that now. Two night school I'm sure Marty, Todd or Blaire will take care of the baby if she is afraid to leave her with strangers.

As for Stacy yeah kill her off. To me Rex and Gigi is boring but now Gigi and Skylar are hot together.

Can't wait to see the whole Evans family on the screen. LUV LUV all the Shawn and Destiny scenes he is so sweet to her and very protective, but I don't like big brother Greg.

Lala getting screwed as again I'm starting to think that's all they have on her for the need to give her a real story and love interest.

Bring back Vang I miss her! Hate this Marty with John no spark between them what so ever. but I luv his relationship with Cole.

When are they finally going to let it out the Jared and Rex are brothers and Rex is the son they thought was dead which lead Charlie into drinking. Yes I do not let those lil thing get by me.

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Aside from the unwatchable Stacy I would agree OLTL is the best soap on the dial these days. When you compare the Kish story to the embarrassing way YR handled Rafe/Adam there is no comparison. When you compare the new AA characters on OLTL to the current sham known as the Winters family again there is no comparison.

I'm also loving that the Buchanons are on the frontburner and actually enjoying Todd with Tea.

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I've been getting back into OLTL(love Kish and Bo/Nora). Question: Does Marty still have amnesia, or did she finally get her memory back?

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basass, you are a badass. McBain is McBoring but you remind me he was once hot with Evangeline and only Evangeline, at the time of their breakup I thought it was the usual interracial breakup on soaps, lets slide the black woman over to the latino man, if there are protests we can claim it's still interracial, and here we go again with Layla and Christian which has an ick factor that i cant let go and its the 2 biggest minorities on the show, lets hook them up.

as for stacy, the sl has become interesting with the addition of Kimmy and Schuyler and i like rex and gigi at odds better than as a happy couple but i wish stacy wasnt a one dimensional psycho, i did not feel bad when she miscarried and i am usually mush for a sl like that, RC has miscalculated badly with this character.

And I like the Evans family (Destiny will remanin my favorite) and the triangle with Rachel. Their sls are universal and could be played by actors of any ethnicity.

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Boy do I miss Evangeline and like you said they are passing around Layla the same way they did with her. Well I'll give them kudos for incorporating the Evans family more into the whole Llanview scene.

This woman playing Marty has got to go bc whatever she's selling I'm not buying. I don't know what process these actors go through to be chosen. Whatever it is it needs to be changed.

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kish, TnTnB, Bo-Nora-Matthew, Jessica stalker....

OLTL is quite possibly the best soap on US daytime right now

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well the Marty that's on there now is the orginal Marty and back in the day with the KAD house gang rape story she was great but now she is terrible. The chic that came in from Sunset Beach as the second Marty before the accident was amazing they need to get her back.

yes Layla and chris just so damn nasty on every level.

I to like that the Evans family is going to blend in to Llanview with storylines that no matter what your race is it could still work.

I luv luv luv Destiny and Matthew relationship. I think it's so so cute and sweet. Luv the way the B's take her in even though she is why they are in this lawsuite. LMAO!!!!!!

maxsmom's picture
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imagine being asked to play a woman who was raped by the same man twice, the second time you are also kept from your child and your lover and made to "fall in love" with this rapist, now you are free, you have your memory, but you still have "feelings" for this rapist, if you had the talents of Meryl Streep and Cate Blachett combined this would be tough to play, i am putting this on Ron Carlavati not Susan Haskell

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Best line of the week goes to David Vickers: Matthew Buchanan, the Tiny Tim of Llanview High.

I'm enjoying everything about OLTL right now. Gigi and Schuyler are my favorite though. The way he talks about her....I do not understand how Gigi can love that loser named Rex.

I cannot believe Starr. Teenage Starr is an idiot and I knew that she hadn't been thinking about school seriously since she got Hope back. Everything's about Cole and how cute her baby is.

Lastly,am I the only one who thinks that Ford needs to turn out to be CJ Roberts? The actor sounds just like Cordero and his name is Ford, which could be an alias. Plus, his family wouldn't know what he looks like since he's been gone forever.

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I agree with you maxsmom but the fact still remains she has no chemistry with McBain.

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Susan Haskell is fantastic and is a "must" when it comes to OLTL's cast. Does Marty still have amnesia?

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Marty doesn't have amnesia anymore. Susan just doesnt have any chemistry with Michael Easton.

maxsmom's picture
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badass i agree, Evangeline is the only time I found McBain or Easton, bearable.

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Yes at one point you couldn't tell me and some friend that they wasn't having an affair off screen. That's how much fire they had in thier eyes when they would look at each other.

To be honest I wanted him to come to my house and throw me around like he did her. OH WEE I WAS JEALOUS!!!! Big smile Love Sexy

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Well, Marty shouldn't be paired with John, she should be with Patrick Thornhart. Also, Easton was better as Caleb on PC.

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I just don't understand why Stacy exists. She's done nothing that is sympathetic. Nothing at all. She shows no compassion for anyone or anything. She has no vulnerabilities. That is what makes a good soap character, and she has none of these qualities. Does Brian Frons just run a Google search of how many times his character is mentioned on blogs a day? Is that how he judges popularity? I'm guessing he doesn't see all the "We Hate Stacy Morasco" results. He just sees Stacy. The woman is a walking herpe. She's got to go.

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If you really want to go there Easton was better as Tanner on DOOL back in the day!!!!! Smile

AlistairCrane's picture
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Meh, I don't even care about McBain/Easton! I just want Marty back with her soulmate, Patrick...

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I'm loving everything about this show at the moment. The Kish storyline is my joint favorite story on daytime at the moment. Both guys are knocking it out of the park with their performances.

On a totally shallow note the guy playing Elijah is gorgeous!

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I just want Marty back with her soulmate, Patrick...

I second that emotion.