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    Thursday, May 09 2013


    Reality goodness. (TOLN/Hulu)
    Welcome to Amy's "One Life in a Week" for May 6 - 9:

    The lack of John McBain's presence in Llanview is in the air. David's still rocking the great one-liners, lovin' them all. Clint gave Matthew some long overdue advice. And the 'RiffRaff' that blew into town brought back a few 80s memories. Let's break the week down…

    The Real Housewives Of Llanview.
    One of the highlights of watching the show has always been the pure enjoyment of David's dialogue. It's nice to see David's dream of having a successful reality television series carried out in the reboot. He had a point in telling Todd he would be a great asset to "The Real Housewives Of Llanview," as could so many others - including David's wife who's been married more times than we can keep track.

    Behind the hidden cameras.
    Tea's house is bugged with a hidden camera, as is Shelter and Llanfair. It's becoming clear that someone behind the scenes is most likely monitoring Victor and Todd's family's every move. Todd ruined Victor's life - at the hands of their mother's brainwashing - so it wouldn't be a big shocker if someone was brainwashing Victor to do the same to his brother or if Victor was actually an imposter... No matter how many times they shake on a truce. In Llanview payback has always been a bitch.

    A John recast is in order.
    John would have never left Liam and is no longer with another woman in Port Charles like Natalie pointed out to Nora, so the character needs to be recast. Not necessarily so McBain can reunite with Natalie (They never got it right so keep the past in the past.) but rather to keep his Llanview presence intact. John was a big force in town and was mixed up in numerous storylines throughout the years. If the show can recast Matthew and Destiny they can surely do the same for John. If we can't have John back on the force we need a good side-kick for Bo. Natalie sleeping at her desk at the station isn't going to cut it. Read what Soaps.com posters are saying about a John McBain recast. I like poster 'Axl Rose's' suggestion: Grayson McCouch (ex-Dusty Donovan, "ATWT").

    Coming to terms with today's digital world.
    Viki to Clint in regard to The Banner: "The paper's in such trouble. Maybe I was just too slow to join the digital revolution."


    Riff to the Raff. (TOLN/Hulu)
    RiffRaff causes an 80s flashback:
    Alright stop! Collaborate and listen! No, Ice isn't back with a brand new invention, but the second RiffRaff spoke it was like an 80s Vanilla Ice flashback. It's no surprise that Cutter owes some shady art dealer money, which leaves his worries about the club questionable. Cutter's referred to Shelter as 'his club', and Blair's made it clear it's hers. It wouldn't have been a smart move for Blair to go into business with Cutter, other than as a manger, so unless we get some clarification RiffRaff can't take the club away from him. If Blair did go into business with Cutter RiffRaff, unlike the younger guy Blair approached in the first episode, just might be into cougars and could use her as a way to clear Cutter's debt. Rama turned him down, and Cutter following up with, "She's not for sale," proved he's changed for the better. The old Cutter would've promised Rama the moon and stars to wrap up that little business transaction for him.

    Baby blues.
    It's hard to buy that Matthew, who's been living with his parents all this time, has not been pushed to bond with his child. Surely Bo and Nora have had Drew over in Matthew's presence. Matthew and Destiny have frequented Shelter at the same time yet weren't 'together', so he shouldn't feel committed to her. Clint was right… Matthew needs to buck up, be a man and help take care of his kid.

    Potty mouths in Llanview:
    Many fans are unhappy with all of the swearing being exhibited. I'm used to watching pay channels and free online shows, so it's not an issue for me. It's actually humorous to be taken off guard when hearing some of the characters we'd never expect to go outside of the profanity box - something many of us are guilty of doing in the real world. Soaps.com poster 'Geddymd72' stated, "They have to experiment with the freedom of the new format. On HBO or Showtime, all the acclaimed series get their expletives in. I say, just let it fly for now." However, 'coldrain' thinks differently and stated, "Seems like it was added for 'realism' or just wanting to show off that they can get away with it without the previous television regulations in place. Maybe they thought viewers would enjoy it, but thus far it's seemed to backfire from what I've heard from anyone I know who's watched the new episodes. Feels like I'm watching an MTV undressed rehash. It's not sexy or controversial, it's forced and faked."

    I hope all the moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day! Join in with your comments on the week's episodes, and vote how you feel about the swearing in Llanview…



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    - Amy Mistretta


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Moonchild63 at Thursday, May 09 2013 07:58 AM

    First off "Todd ruined Victor's life" - Really!


    I thought perhaps the clock/countdown was for the demise of Todd - posioned by that life snatcher. My mommy brainwashed me so that makes it all right. Todd thought (like all else) Victor was dead, but Alli had him, yet he wants to hold Todd responsible - even when he found out HE WAS NOT TODD MANNING & WHY - he still wanted to hijack Todd's life!


    *** Hulu or even Plus is giving me the fits with all this Buffering mess - I can barely watch an episode somedays & others I make it through fine (just FYI cuz not in the Blog or elsewhere & wondering if others have the problem or know what can be done to stop it!!!)*****


    As for Nat - they need to get her a love interest because even Nat on a bad day would know to stay away from Alec's crazy spawn - unless it has been sooo long she's as DESPERADO as Blair trying to pick up kiddies in bars - that was too sad!


    As for Cutter and his RiffRaff (in general not dude whom I take it is some rapper with a OLTL fetish;-), as well as his big timing it on what his part is in club Shelter - it's just Cutter, but the dirty cop under Bo's nose - now that worries, I could care less if they recast John, but since he left to go to FBI on special assignment, I'd like to leave him there and get some new blood for Nat - BUT NO NAT & CUTTER that is just DEMEANING!!!!!


    As for the cussing, I voted - for some - because immature teens who do oxy would have potty mouths along with their disrespectful one to their parents esp., but KIDS in general test the water with that kinda verbage & Grownups when it slips out - as I can see Dorian cussing a blue streak right now over Vikki!


    I also say Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there & I'm new here Amy, but I like your blog w/the exception of the Victor comments cuz really Todd ruined Victor's life - only if the punk was imprisoned for seven more years and was then thrown in jail/ignored by ALL his family when he escaped!!!! Peace out

    Posted by VA83 at Thursday, May 09 2013 12:17 PM

    Amy, when I asked both Kassie DePaiva (Blair) and OLTL executive producer Jared Kaplan about Cutter's part in the nightclub Shelter on twitter, they both said that Blair is the sole owner of the new club, while Cutter is the manager and clup promoter of the club.

    Posted by VA83 at Thursday, May 09 2013 12:21 PM

    I meant Jared Kaplan is the associate producer of OLTL, not EP!

    Posted by VA83 at Thursday, May 09 2013 12:22 PM

    And I misspelled club too!

    Posted by Amy_Soaps.com at Friday, May 10 2013 02:57 AM

    LOL! Thanks VA83 - that's what I thought as well

    Moonchild63 - thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts!

    Amy

    Posted by Moonchild63 at Tuesday, May 14 2013 09:51 AM

    Most welcome - can't wait to see wht you Blog this week;-)

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