Sunday, April 17, 2011
Fare Thee Well
Family is important on the soaps. They have big expansive families so you really have to watch who you date. Right, Erica? She dated her own brother for a while there. Any new arrival could be related to you in some way. Need a new leading man? Bring in Erica's son who she thought she aborted.(I know I know).
Things getting boring in Llanview? Just give poor old Vicki another personality or two or three. And if she hasn't enough personalities let her poor daughter suffer from the same condition and the possibilities are endless!
One Life to Live has always been my favorite truth be told. I guess it doesn't matter any more since AMC is going away by September. It is being replaced by something called The Chew. REALLY? That's the name you came up with??? But, I digress. OLTL has Vicki Lord who is played by Erika Slezak. Her father Walter was in one of my most favorite movies, People Will Talk. He plays Cary Grant's sidekick. Erika and I were on maternity leave at the same time back in the day. Both times.
And right here, I lost half my post. I don't know how and I'm pretty sure I can't rewrite it with the same spark as I had yesterday. I was on a tear and related to you all about Vicki Lord and her husband and ex and her kids and her best friend/worst enemy, Dorian Lord.(her step mother)
Let it suffice to say that it was witty and well written, not unlike soaps at their best.
Good bye, Erica. Good bye, Vicki. I will miss your ups and downs, loves and losses, and your general turmoil. It's been a great run.