Ms. Diablo wrote:Your post was wonderful, sharp, and perceptive--thumbs up LG. I adore Gabi and despise the characters of Melanie and Abby about the same amount for different reasons. Although I enjoy poking fun on how downright reprehensible their hair styles and wardrobe are, it has nothing to do with looks, it's all about how they behave and how they written.
Melanie was so annoying and so all over the place good girl, bad girl; she was retro-fitted and had a fabricated backstory in order to have more relevance and ties to to some major characters in Salem such as Daniel and Maggie. Melanie regressed from a precocious, partying teenager who lied and played with men to a little girl who giggles, bounces around, gets in everyones business, and occasionally works at her job of cleaning bed pans.
Abby was always a spoiled brat, royal PITA Horton princess who did some dumb things however she always got away with them and still came out smelling like a rose. Abby could do no wrong; nothing is ever Abby's fault, it was always somebody else. I really abhorred Abby after what she did to Carrie/Austin and especially after her affair with EJ. I agree with the poster who felt she sort deserved the ordeal she went through with Ben after she was dishonest and cheated on him. Also, she deserved to see Chad move on with another woman (even if it was her "BFF" Gabi) after she faked her death and again subsequently after she walked out on Chad and wanted a divorce right in the middle of their vow renewal. She didn't deserve to get be run over and nearly die but, she pushed Chad out of the way and stood there like a deer in the head lights for what felt like enough time to watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy at a drive-in movie. Evidently, it seems RC and the new regime are trying to redeem and rewrite Abby into a different more likable, less uptight, more mellow, less indecisive, more jocular, less crazy character--well, I still don't like her and I feel after the morphine wears off, Chad/Abby will have about 6 months of wedded bliss, before they endure a whole new set of issues and turmoil.
Right on the money with everything you said. And yes please omg no Melanie. I put her in same category as drabby Abby as Jean Lou. Sells her.
Loved the lord of rings comment. Hahaha!!!