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    Thursday, May 02 2013


    All grown up. (TOLN/Hulu)
    Welcome to Amy's "One Life in a Week" for April 29 - May 2:

    Welcome back Llanview fans! It's been over a year since we last came together and said goodbye to a soap we believed was gone forever. I've missed the fans and am ecstatic to be able to watch, recap and blog about "One Life To Live" again. Prospect Park and all of those involved in the reboot deserve huge props. They pulled off the unthinkable and delivered fresh yet familiar sets and an amazing first week back…

    Run for Shelter.
    Rodi's (and Roxy) will be missed, but Llanview's new nightclub is sure to be the backdrop of many hot, steamy, good times to come. The younger crowd - and Liam - has been aged, which was a good move. After all, what fun would Shelter be with half the cast trying to sneak in and out each week underage? It'll be a few years before Liam tries to pull that off, but hopefully we'll get to see some emotional tugs over the fact that his father is no longer in Llanview. We already watched Natalie heat up the dance floor with Cutter, but does that mean she's over John?

    Natalie without John.
    Yes, we got our soap back, but it's tough to face the fact that John won't be a part of it - not unless they recast McBain. Natalie and John always had a rough time of things. They were great when they were good but toxic when they weren't.

    Victor resurfaces.
    If we can't have Michael Easton… Trevor St. John bringing Victor back to Llanview was the icing on the reboot cake. The mystery surrounding Todd, Victor and the strange symbol (tattoo) has yet to unfold. Could it be that Victor was held and brainwashed in the same facility where Irene, their mother, brainwashed Todd? Nice twist! Given that Roger Howarth will be going back and forth from Llanview to a new role in Port Charles let's hope Victor sticks around. So many people need him, especially Tea. He's always been strong and to see him flinch at certain sounds proves even the strongest leaves captivity with a few ghosts haunting them. Speaking of which, how exactly did he outsmart Allison? And is she still alive and able to come back and wreak havoc again? Could she be the one behind the hidden camera at Tea's - and working for Todd?


    Say no to drugs. (TOLN/Hulu)
    That damn Oxy crap.
    It appears there will be a lot of focus on the younger crowd. Watching storylines consumed with young characters has never been my cup of tea. However, real life in soaps is important, and let's face it… drugs, especially prescription, have become a huge problem in society. The true-to-life issues quickly attached to Dani will also serve to help educate those dealing with the same issues in the real world. On a side note, loving nuMatthew. Stepping into a role another actor played for eleven years isn't always easy, yet Robert Gorrie appeared as though he's played the young Buchanan forever.

    Open marriage.
    More realism... While most marriages don't have room for this, others do - yes, this is another real-life scenario being played out - the lifestyle of swingers. Again, not my cup of tea, but it will be interesting to see who Rama beds along the way to becoming the faithful wife Vimal craves.

    Dorian and Viki: Ready. Set. Go.
    They were the best of frenemies when it mattered most and enemies more often than not, which is what makes these characters tick. To see a scandal right off the bat gives Dorian and Viki the ongoing substance that's held our attention throughout the years. Viki starting to doubt Dorian's part in the scandal could very well leave her responsible for clearing Dorian in the end.

    I'd love to hear what you thought of the show during its first week back. Please vote in our poll and leave us your comments on what you'd like to see in the future (yes, our soap now has a future!).



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    - Amy Mistretta


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Thursday, May 02 2013 06:20 AM

    Loved the episodes this week. So glad the show is back. I didn't care much for the younger crowd and I usually love the younger set. Love Dorian and Viki back together, and David.

    Anxious to see what that tattoo means.

    Posted by Moonchild63 at Thursday, May 02 2013 02:10 PM

    Love the reboot - just GLAD they are back (even if that means the imposter returns - not a Victor-Trevor okay-fan!)as Dorian and Vikki never change LOVED IT esp. w/ David around. I will hate to see Todd go, but as I love GH as well - a new Quartermine won't bother me - might make me watch more! Thanks HULU & Prospect Park THANKS SOOO MUCH!

    Posted by Ladyshark at Monday, May 06 2013 07:18 AM

    Not watching. iTunes wants $.99 per episode, Hulu doesn't work, and Huluplus wants $7.99 per month. Unless its free, I'm not interested. And I was a hard core fan of OLTL. Not enough original cast and the characters I loved most moved on and brought me back to GH! Now with PP causing GH to write new characters for Roger, Michael, and Kristen, I likely won't watch either OLTL or AMC, both of which I had watched all my life.

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