Sunday, August 29, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
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 two huge casting bombshells on fans...

Saturday, August 14, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
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 point now because, after watching what "One Life to Live" had...

Thursday, July 29, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
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. Stacy's baby's daddy is Rex...no it's Schuyler...no wait, it's Oliver Fish. Schuyler is Roxy's son. Rex is Mitch's...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
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 twists have surely been revised and rewritten. Take Eli for instance...what possible motive...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
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 one-dimensional cardboard teenage cast members whose characters are unrelated from pretty much any recognizable veteran character...

Monday, June 14, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
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 step into the time machine 365 days and take...

Saturday, May 29, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Like Momma always says "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all." I'm sure some of you are expecting this column to lengthy, in depth, and opinion filled. If so, then I'm sorry but you're mistaken. Two things are preventing me from making this particular edition of the column all of the things mentioned above. The first is a result of time constraints. I have a dozen things going on this holiday weekend, and I just simply don't have the time to...

Friday, May 14, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The promo says that "'One Life to Live' finds its voice" with this musical. Well, if that's the case, I hope it gets a prolonged case of laryngitis. With the arrival of "Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical" came a sense of dread for me. Although I do like when the show experiments with new things from time to time, the thought of another prom night musical extravaganza left me with more than a few reservations. Then I heard a familiar tune: "Here's what you do when you...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Wednesday, April 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- "One Life to Live's" closing credits have really been capturing my attention lately. This edition of "My View of Llanview" is brought to you by TurboTax.  Get your biggest tax refund ever, guaranteed!  Choose easy.  Choose TurboTax.  The #1 tax preparation software preferred by rich people in Llanview and all across the United States.  Sorry for the plug, but I just had to throw it in after watching "OLTL" recently and seeing Natalie promote TurboTax during a conversation with Jessica.  Moving on, the show has become so boring...

Monday, March 29, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- One controversial life to live. "When trying to please everyone, you ultimately please no one." Truer words were never spoken. After limping on one leg into 2010, things seem to have gone from bad to worse for "One Life to Live." And, while the majority of the criticism has been justified, some of it is simply the result of misinterpretation. Last week, the website IrishCentral.com posted a story in which they villified "OLTL's" recent St. Patrick's Day tribute as "the most disgraceful depiction ever seen." The...

Sunday, March 14, 2010 11:07 PM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Monday, March 15 2010 12:07 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Cast firings, on-set injuries, actress meltdowns, and legal issues have made for a busy start to the month of March in Llanview. It may seem difficult to believe now, but exactly one week ago I stared at my computer screen trying to come up with a topic for this edition of my "One Life to Live" column. I debated doing yet another rant on how much the show sucks right now, or about the continued lack of continuity, or even how the soap is making a mockery of...

Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:01 AM EDT
Photo: Errol Lewis/SON Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:01 AM ET | By Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- Time travel and memory loss storylines lead soaps down a slippery slope due to a little thing called SORAS. During the February sweeps, "One Life to Live" featured Mitch Laurence giving his daughter Jessica Brennan electroshock therapy, effectively wiping out her memories of the past thirteen years of her life. Now thinking it is 1997 and that she is a senior in high school, Jessica is flabbergasted to discover just how much everything has changed since she was roaming the halls of Llanview High. Sounds intriguing doesn't...