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OLTL: Discussion for the week of January 3


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I even prefer Crystal Hunt to Meghann Fahy. Hannah was supposed to be campy love to hate, but Meghann Fahy played her as a sociopath. Which might have been more appropriate, but it clearly wasn't what the writers had in mind. RC kept saying he wanted to redeem Hannah and that he saw MF/Hannah as long term. That, and the "sympathetic backstory" about how Hannah's doing this because she thinks that Starr had everything while poor little Hannah was neglected by her parents. Hannah was supposed to be mentally ill, but she just came off as a hateful, sadistic, one note bitch. I think MF can play evil, but I don't think she can play anything else. I'm actually wondering if that's why the writers decided to have her take Starr and her innocent little daughter hostage.

I wasn't a huge fan of MH as an actress, but I would never blame her for what happened to Hannah. I do agree that they seemed to be wanting to take her in a more sympathetic direction and that's what she was playing up (compare her performance to psycho Eli at the same time)--but that whol stuff with her going completely psycho, burryign people alive, etc, is totally one of my big probs with RC's writing right now. He seems to make everyone (and always at least one person on the canvas at a time) psycho when he doesn' quite know what to do with them. And not just a psycho, but a crazy, completely over the top one.

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I enjoy watching Viki and Dorian but the inevitable, "Ha, to think that we could be friends! NEVER!" scene is definitely going to be more of a stretch this time. Is Dorian going to have to run over another one of Viki's kids or something?

My question is do they even NEED to do this again? I know they probably will, but I think it's time to move on. I know Robin knows her character better than I ever will and she doesn't like the friendship thing, but really, what story in the last ten years has come out of their feud? The closest to a major story was the BE takeover, and ultimately that was all totally dropped after about 4 or 5 months, or less. I think there's much more to be mined with the two as quasi-friends and allies, with the awkwardness never dropped.

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The comedy in today's episode was just *AWFUL* and I'm surprised there aren't more complaints about it frankly. The David stuff? (seriously why didn't they just imprison him in Mendorra--that would make it at least a bit more silly/believable than actually claiming that's Morocco) The constant Haveaseat stuff (which was kinda slightly maybe [?] funny once way back I admit but, no).

A lot of people love the stuff with David and since I like stuff a lot of people don't, I can't really complain. My biggest confusion with his mugging is that it undermines any seriousness the EvilClint stuff was supposed to have, if it was ever supposed to be taken seriously. The whole story is so confusing in tone, as Eddie, a very abusive, dangerous man, was basically presented as comedy. I think that the tonal problems at OLTL have gotten better than they were in 2009, when they decided to tank over a year of storyline for Buddhist jokes and Tuc Watkins yelling "PA!" a few times a year, but they still crop up.

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I really like Tuc Watkins and I think some of the David stuff the past few years has been funny. But yesterday was just horrible. I wish they'd write him as someone who acts the buffoon just so everybody underestimates him, rather than as someone borderline brain damaged. He should only be serious with Dorian, which would lend a lot more weight to their romance (and keep Dorian from acting like a cartoon every time she has a scene with David -- Strasser and Watkins definitely have chemistry, but I think their recent romance has been very detrimental to her character). David Vickers wasn't like this in his first go-round on the show, was he?

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I really like Tuc Watkins and I think some of the David stuff the past few years has been funny. But yesterday was just horrible. I wish they'd write him as someone who acts the buffoon just so everybody underestimates him, rather than as someone borderline brain damaged. He should only be serious with Dorian, which would lend a lot more weight to their romance (and keep Dorian from acting like a cartoon every time she has a scene with David -- Strasser and Watkins definitely have chemistry, but I think their recent romance has been very detrimental to her character). David Vickers wasn't like this in his first go-round on the show, was he?

David started out as a serious character, with some comedy elements, but not overwhelming the character.

He has steadily been ground down into this yukfest, because apparently Tuc and the show only see David as a comic relief character. I think this along with Tuc's constant leaving and returning has meant every relationship he ever had on the show has pretty much been made into nothing, and I see no reason why they keep bringing him back. He doesn't do anything for anyone's story -- even after all the story potential wasted in order to make him Bo's son, the most they could come up with was having him take Matthew to a hooker.

I wish they had the guts to just say, "Goodbye David," and that's it.

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Is everyone being interrupted for this nonsense or just NY? It was suppose to start at 1. :mad:

It did start at one (actually just before that) with the voting for Speaker. And it's nation-wide....hence why you see Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, instead of local reporters. ;)

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It did start at one (actually just before that) with the voting for Speaker. And it's nation-wide....hence why you see Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, instead of local reporters. ;)

In NY, theyre airing the new governors first speech. Too many political things going on today.

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