If there's anyone here who watched OLTL today, I think we had a Ross & Justin Marler sighting. I wasn't paying attention, so couldn't tell you what was happening, but I looked up and could swear it was the actor who played Justin in a scene with Jerry VerDorn who now plays Clint.
I don't know who played Justin on GL (I took seven years off in the late 90s to about '06) but Jerry Ver Dorn has played Clint Buchanan for about two years now. He's finally growing into the role, though I still miss Ross. And Holly. And Blake. *Sigh*
ITA to a degree. It's not so much that it feels forced to me, it's that tptb are trying to create all these BIG MOMENTS without doing the work to make those money scenes work.
So true. I actually took GL off Season Pass during those scenes. Bizzie are the only reason I watch most days, but those scenes demonstrated the many problems this show has. The audience isn't allowed to cherish moments like these anymore. This whole show is being directed via fast forward. Don't know if I'm explaining myself properly, but Bill asking Lizzie to move in with him just didn't do it for me. They've endured so much drama over the past few weeks. Why couldn't we have a few days of bliss before they decide to shack up?
Guiding Light has forgotten how to play the beats.
I love a fast-moving show, but this show moves at warp speed sometimes. If I go to the bathroom, I feel like I've missed two weeks worth of episodes!
This *has* to be b/c TPTB are either afraid to show or think the audience doesn't want to see a larger (as my grandfather would say, zoftig) actress like CVZ in these kind of scenes. So they avoid any real romance by moving the SL at a galacial pace. By back burnering the SL.
I agree. Ashlee and Coop are the other
couple I like on this show, but they receive little play. I think they're adorable, and Coop finally has life
. Before he hooked up with Ashlee, I always viewed Coop as a stumbling block to...whatever. But they spark. So, of course they're not on my screen.
I love Dinah playing with Alan, but I do wish that Phillip was actually coming back. Hell, I'd even take Alan Michael (as played by Rick Hearst). Guiding Light is missing a center
--a marquee player. Reva, much as I like her sometimes, just doesn't fulfill that role for me anymore. Now that Gus is leaving
, I think it's time for TPTB to sink whatever budget they have left into an actor/character who means something to the history of the show. And then write for him or her.
And I'll end with this: I hate Ava so much. She's beyond useless. For real. Beyond.