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My View of Llanview: October 30 Edition

Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Errol Lewis/SON (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Halloween disappointments. How depressing is it that Erika Slezak's role on this show continues to decline. I mean it was bad enough when Viki did nothing more than dispense advice to her nitwitted children. But now, her only function seems to be propping Rex and handing out Halloween candy to unseen children. I suppose I should be glad that "One Life to Live" is even acknowledging Halloween this year, but I'm not to…

My View of Llanview: October 15th Edition

Friday, October 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Errol Lewis/SON (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Déjà vu in Llanview. While watching "One Life to Live" this week, it has become even more apparent to me that this show must really be concerned about the environment. Why else would they be basically recycling scripts and storylines every few months? Once again, for what seems like the tenth time, Starr and Hope have been kidnapped. It is fast becoming as predictable a plot device as a seemingly normal, intelligent…

My View of Llanview: September 30 Edition

Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Errol Lewis/SON (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" has once again proven that they don't have a clue about what their fans really want. The two breaking news stories today involving the show showcasing exactly what is wrong with "OLTL" at the moment. Both are nothing more than examples of undeserving people being rewarded for producing crap. As per ABC policy, the worse things get, the more praise and promotions those in charge receive. Just take ABC…

My View of Llanview: September 15 Edition

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Errol Lewis/SON (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Whatever the hell happened to the expression "Leave them wanting more?" So I was wracking my brain, trying to think of a topic to write about for this edition of the column, when lo and behold I came across the tacky, cheesy, God-awful, and downright embarrassing new "OLTL" promo entitled "People are Talking About the Ford brothers." After watching it, all I can say is "Really?" While it does appear that most "One…

My View of Llanview: August 30 Edition

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Errol Lewis/SON (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" is giving viewers something to talk about. Seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was commenting that "OLTL" needed to go the route of its two ABC sister soaps and do "something -- anything -- to drum up some publicity" (oh wait it was).  Little did I realize, however, that only days after writing that apparently prophetic statement (at least I'd like to think so anyway, ha ha), the show would drop…

My View of Llanview: August 15 Edition

Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM ET by Scotty Gore Photo: Errol Lewis/SON (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" needs to shake things up a bit. Brenda returns to Port Charles. Kendall returns to Pine Valley. These two heavily promoted events have so overshadowed "OLTL" in recent weeks, it's almost as if the show no longer existed. "OLTL" was so much of an afterthought for ABC that it couldn't even put together any sort of a promo for the same week as those two returns. But, then again, that is more or less a moot…

My View of Llanview: July 30 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Friday, July 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — "One Life to Live" continues to wither on the vine by maintaining the status quo. Last week, Natalie and Jessica found out their were each pregnant (both women apparently conceived at the same time no less), foreshadowing two more "Who's the Daddy?" storylines on a soap that recycles more storylines than most people change undergarments. Even worse, the canvas has been flooded with paternity storylines in the past year.…

My View of Llanview: July 15 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Top 5 reasons "One Life to Live's" ratings are in the toilet. Given the crap that "OLTL" has been dishing out lately in terms of poor writing, bad acting, and choppy storytelling, here are a few of the major reasons why I believe the show is getting what it deserves. 5. Constant re-writes and behind-the-scenes antics. To  anyone who is left watching this show on a regular basis, it is evident that certain scenes and plot…

My View of Llanview: June 30 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Llanview experiences an infestation of the teenage variety. Summer tends to bring carefree days, refreshing dips in the pool, and golden brown tans. However, it also tends to bring out the worst in daytime dramas, particularly "One Life to Live." It may not even be the 4th of July yet, but Llanivew has been plagued with something far worse than locusts, boll weevils, and mosquitos combined. That's right...a plethora of new…

My View of Llanview: June 15 Edition

Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The lazy days of summer are beginning to take their toll. The hot, humid days of summer (or technically late spring, since summer doesn't officially arrive for a few more days) have made Llanview a boring place and me even lazier than usual, if that's possible. So, instead of writing yet another column about how much "One Life to Live" sucks right now, and how it is being overrun with newbies and no-talent hacks, I'm going to…