Mitch Lawrence - is he too over the top?
I absolutely love OLTL, and have been a fan for many years. However, this latest storyline with Mitch has imploded under its own weight. When Jessica was hooked-up to the machine, the lines Mitch was spauting about 'personailities' reminded me of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Initially I laughed my ass off. I didn't consider this a serious drama but more of a dark comedy. But once Mitch decided he wanted to create a 'new messiah' with Jessica, I felt like heeving. Like the DC gang said in a recent podcast, the woman needs a break. I was excited when Roscoe Born returned, but now I feel as though his storyline has run its course. Personally, I think the problems began when Mitch shot Jared in front of four people (we did not need another David Hayward). This time around I was hoping for a more subdued Mitch, more machiavellian and less scenery chewing/ scenery destroying. I love the notion of Mitch creating the 'Lawrence family' by manipulating his children's insecurities within their family dynamics. However this is too sensationalized, its like the OLTL crew are utlizing Passions as a template.