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My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:22 AM EDT
Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:25 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A review of "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary tribute.Aloha everyone. It seems I just keep getting later and later with these columns, doesn't it? I just get so wrapped up with everything going on around me, that I forget things, like this column. And I find it so difficult just to set down and write very much when there is so much to do outside this time of year. Also, I wanted to wait until after the two special 40th anniversary episodes of "OLTL" aired earlier this week before I wrote my column. But my apologizes for this being so late. There are just never enough hours in the day to do anything. Anyway, here are my thoughts on "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary celebration...The Top Five reasons why...

My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:22 AM EDT
Saturday, July 26, 2008 1:25 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- A review of "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary tribute. Aloha everyone. It seems I just keep getting later and later with these columns, doesn't it? I just get so wrapped up with everything going on around me, that I forget things, like this column. And I find it so difficult just to set down and write very much when there is so much to do outside this time of year. Also, I wanted to wait until after the two special 40th anniversary episodes of "OLTL" aired earlier this week before I wrote my column. But my apologizes for this being so late. There are just never enough hours in the day to do anything. Anyway, here are my thoughts on "One Life to Live's" 40th anniversary celebration... The Top Five reasons why I liked the two "OLTL" 40th anniversary...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 28 Edition

Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:34 PM EDT
Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:43 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Rex and Bo work to make sure history repeats itself. THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVEJohn and Blair's makeout session on the roof of the Angel Square Hotel in interrupted by a shower, causing them to take their lust to the bedroom. Finding comfort in one another's arms, the pair make passionate love. Meanwhile, across town, Marty questions Todd on what became of the three men who raped her. Without revealing his role in the ordeal, Todd assures her that all three men are paying their debt to society. An unknowing Marty informs Todd that he is not to blame for what happened to her, which leaves him covered with guilt. Agreeing to remain friends, Blair and John don't regret their night of ecstasy. Marty continues to become more comfortable...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 21 Edition

Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:10 PM EDT
Sunday, July 20, 2008 12:23 AM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Victoria Lord meets her maker.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVE"One Life to Live" kicks off their 40th anniversary celebration by revisiting three classic storylines. Bo and Rex awaken to find themselves transported to the year 1968 after being struck by lightning. Struggling to make sense of the events unfolding around them, Rex and Bo work to understand what has happened to them.The Inside Story: History Repeats ItselfIn Mendorra, Carlo places his dastardly plan in motion. Tina is forced to watch in horror as Carlo sends Sarah sailing toward a deadly waterfall. Fortunately, Cristian is able to overtake the guards in an attempt to rescue Sarah. He manages to swim to her raft in time for he and Sarah to proclaim their love, before plunging to their doom. ...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 14 Edition

Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:56 PM EDT
Friday, July 11, 2008 1:13 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tess' quest for revenge claims an innocent victim.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVETodd and Cole form an unholy alliance as they team up against Starr and Marcie. Across town, Marcie informs Starr that adopting the baby could cause her to lose Michael. Regardless, Starr remains confident that giving Marcie the baby is the right thing to do. Todd and Cole encounter Marcie and Starr at the courthouse. Michael confesses to John that he doubts his marriage would survive if he and Marcie adopt Starr's baby. Todd feels smug when the judge announces that Starr can't give away her baby without Cole's consent. At the same time, Starr pleads with Cole to allow her to give the baby to Marcie, and reminds him that Todd will always be a part of...

My View of Llanview: June 30 Edition

Monday, July 7, 2008 3:12 PM EDT
Monday, July 7, 2008 4:14 PM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Tina Lord's history and connections to Llanview.Greetings! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July holiday. Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. In what seems to have become a broken record with me, this column is late again as usual. I'm starting to get lazy in my old age (I'm pushing 30), so you can imagine how bad I'll be by the time I'm really old. Anyway, here is my column. I thought this go around I would help out new viewers by providing a character sketch of Llanview recently returned vixen Tina Lord Roberts.However, before I delve into Tina's history in Llanview, here's a quick look at the various actresses who have portrayed Viki's younger sister over the years. Since...

OLTL PreVUE: Week of July 7 Edition

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 5:37 PM EDT
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:47 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Karma has a way of coming back to bite you when you least expect it.THIS WEEK ON: ONE LIFE TO LIVETina and Cain, overjoyed to be reunited, explain how they tricked the people of Mendorra into believing that Cain was actually Prince Heinrich, the rightful heir to the throne. Tina remains concerned for Sarah's safety; however, Cain isn't ready to give up the good life just yet. Carlo Hesser keeps Sarah and his daughter Talia imprisoned in the dungeon, and has ominous plans for them, Tina, Antonio, and Cristian. Antonio is shocked to see Cain once more. Sarah is reunited with Cristian just as Antonio is tossed into the dungeon with Talia. Carlo comes face-to-face with Antonio. Sarah informs Cristian that Carlo is the brains behind the operation. ...

Easton Tackles New Career

Sunday, June 29, 2008 11:05 PM EDT
Monday, June 30, 2008 12:15 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Michael Easton discusses his latest graphic novel, and his future in Llanview.Michael Easton, who has portrayed Llanview's dark, brooding Police Lieutenant since 2003, has written his first graphic novel, which is entitled Soul Stealer. In addition, Easton is already in negotiations with producers to turn the book into a feature film.In a recent interview with TV Guide's Michael Logan, Easton discusses his new career move. "Comics fans are just like soap fans—very loyal but easy to alienate if they don't find you honest and genuine. Soul Stealer is pretty dark. I hope people like it, and that they don't go, 'Wow, that writer's really twisted and messed up.'"The 148-page novel tells the story of a 3,000-year-old love starved superhero that receives the authority to retrieve souls from both heaven and hell....

Diversity Comes to Llanview

Sunday, June 29, 2008 9:25 PM EDT
Sunday, June 29, 2008 10:27 PM| By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live," a soap built upon diversity, prepares to welcome a new minority family to Llanview.A new Latino family is making their way to Llanview this fall, according to ABC Soaps in Depth. While no last name has been announced, casting calls describe the family as being wealthy, affluent, and powerful.The roles include Hector, a powerful CEO and businessman from Columbia, his sexy thirty something wife Maria, and their daughter Elena, who becomes the new kid at Llanview High. It is speculated that the new family may have ties to Langston Wilde, whose deceased parents were also natives of Columbia.All three contract roles, while yet to be cast, are expected to begin taping in August, and will first air sometime in September or October.In other casting...

‘One Life’ Alum Dies

Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:57 PM EDT
Friday, June 27, 2008 12:06 AM | By Scotty Gore(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Accomplished actress and former "One Life to Live" cast member Dody Goodman has died at the age of 93.Dody Goodman, a comedian and actress who first came to fame on Jack Paar's "The Tonight Show" from 1957-1958 has died following a lengthy illness. Goodman became a semi-regular on the late-night talk show in part due to her ditzy personality and sense of humor. In his memoir, Paar affectionately referred to Goodman as having a "wackily endearing quality" that made her his "first big hit." However, Parr would let her go from the show in 1958 stating that he felt "like the announcer on 'The Dody Goodman Show.' "Following her success on "The Tonight Show," Goodman cashed in on her newfound celebrity status by appearing on a number of other television talk...