Jump to content

OLTL: Jean Passanante joins writing team


Recommended Posts

  • Members

per Daytime Confidential by way of Soapnet.

See ya OLTL! As if the show wasn't bad enough right now.

This industry is beyond dead.

http://www.daytimeconfidential.com/2010/04/02/confirmed-jean-passanante-in-as-one-life-to-lives-associate-head-writer

Oops. Sorry. Its Associate Head Writer.

I don't see Carlvati re-signing either.

He is so hit or miss that whatever the outcome, the show is inching closer to its demise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 157
  • Created
  • Last Reply
  • Members

I want to see this. The reasons are many (The Martyrdom of Ron Carlivati especially interests me) and just for how long will she be head writer, if at all. With these dreadful ratings, I don't know for how much more they think they can keep this show on air, but apparently they're "confident". She must've signed a several-months-to-a-year contract or something. And it should contain a cancellation-before-"due-time" clause.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

And it's not like it was all Ron Carlivati's fault. He sure cemented it, but many before him contributed to the dreadful state of affairs.

I would blame Frons if anyone. I bet he influences Ron's storyline directions more than we'd like to think he does.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

And it's not like it was all Ron Carlivati's fault. He sure cemented it, but many before him contributed to the dreadful state of affairs.

Right. This can be said about all of the soaps, really. If people would just cut it out with the ridiculous notion that quality and ratings are directly correlated. One is purely subjective, the other is not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

I would blame Frons if anyone. I bet he influences Ron's storyline directions more than we'd like to think he does.

That's du jour. You accept a head writing gig knowing that. It is too easy to blame Frons.

Have you seen the video interview?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

F***.

I will always associate her with Gillian Andrassy, one of my favorite soap characters, being shot in the head as she was about to leave on her dream honeymoon. It was just a vile exit for such a lovely presence. Her AMC tenure was shockingly bad. She put a black man in a cage and had him raised to basically think of himself as a dog.

That's not even getting into what she did to Adam on ATWT, among many others.

When she was at OLTL the last time around the show was extremely generic and boring - that was 1996/early 1997.

In some odd way this probably means OLTL is not in danger yet, as I think they would have just let Ron stay as headwriter and wrap things up. But it still sucks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Right. This can be said about all of the soaps, really. If people would just cut it out with the ridiculous notion that quality and ratings are directly correlated. One is purely subjective, the other is not.

Plus this funny notion that Ron Carlivati popped up like a mushroom after the rain in Llanview Forrest and didn't know what he was getting himself into. He started as a writers' assistant back in 1996 (!) so he knew very well what network interference is, how it works and how Brian Frons operates.

If you knew it and didn't like it, you shouldn't have accepted the offer to be OLTL's head writer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Plus this funny notion that Ron Carlivati popped up like a mushroom after the rain in Llanview Forrest and didn't know what he was getting himself into. He started as a writers' assistant back in 1996 (!) so he knew very well what network interference is, how it works and how Brian Frons operates.

If you knew it and didn't like it, you shouldn't have accepted the offer to be OLTL's head writer.

Exactly.

On a more personal level, I think this is kinda funny because my experience with Jean's WT and Ron's OL are similar. The first year or so, I loved it, watched obsessively every single day and would be pissed if I missed an episode. Truly enjoyed it, would probably still enjoy it if I had a chance to see it again now. Then everything went to pot, and I was happy for the few scraps of good episodes that they'd throw out there every now then. The only difference is that with OLTL, for a few months after the good times, I could still watch half of the stories and like them (while ignoring the other half), and now I hate all of the stories. The same thing happened with ATWT, but in reverse order. I couldn't watch it for a long, long time, but now half of the stories have me in it.

So yes, for me, this is gonna be funnnnn. I hope they just promote her to co-HW already. Methinks our Ronald may get very territorial when it comes to his goofy innovations such as Delphina, Christina Comes Home for Christmas, the Buenos Dias Cafe, and anything involving David Vickers. If Jean can take a healthy squat over his Corn Flakes, I'll be eternally grateful.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Most of the stories at that time involved a cartoonish version of Carlo. I wonder if he will come back again. Then again, it was Malone that brought Carlo back, not Passanante.

That was also Blair/Patrick rutting on the floor, Dylan in a wheelchair, Todd's first return from the dead, Cassie/Kevin, Alex with a bad pregnancy pillow, Joey and Cord being entranced by Cameron/Olivia the naked woman in the woods/businesswoman at BE, Dorian writing the tell-all book about Viki's DID experiences, Asa being duped into thinking he was terminally ill, and Erika Slezak's least favorite story, Viki being hypnotized into trying to kill Kevin. Then again that can't be a lot worse than most of what Viki has had over the past decade.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy