All My Children Weekly Blog!
Week of June 22 – 26:
This week I am seeking the background knowledge of the Soaps.com All My Children regulars as I struggle to assimilate what I’m seeing/feeling and what I’m reading from posters. Let’s take a run-through the week and I’ll ask questions as I go!
Annie/Ryan: I have been puzzled as to the back story between Ryan and Annie, and how it has come to be that many people seem to have a bone to pick with Ryan, while defending Annie to some degree. From what I’ve seen the past three weeks, other than being a little intense at times (i.e. lurking outside windows), Ryan seems to be a pretty good egg. I remember him from the days of his romance with Jillian, and liked him back then. Annie, on the other hand, seems to be a user, a nutcase, and as of Friday – the killer of Stuart! So, are we to believe that she was trying to kill Adam – the very man she is now kissing and mooching from?! I am liking Aidan and Ryan working to set her up, and I also liked Ryan and Erica provoking Annie at the dinner – Erica’s lines were positively cracking me up – her delivery is divine! So, if you feel differently, enlighten me as to why – please!
Liza/Tad/Jake: Fantastic scenes this week! All of them do comedy and sarcasm very well. How lucky AMC is to have this bunch of actors! I can’t wait to see how they’re going to try and pull off this ruse. Colby and her lovesick sidekick, Petey, are a hoot too!
David: He’s scary. He makes me feel as though he knows something is going on, and he’s putting on an act hoping that someone (Amanda) will cave! Should he find out what they’ve done – oooh – the stuff will really hit the fan!
Brot/Taylor: This whole engagement to Brot seems bizarrely contrived – engaged and breaking up on the same day? What is the history of this couple – are many of you invested in them? I think she might be good with Tad – although I worry they might be boring.
Frankie/Randi/Henry: What a strange little love triangle - who'd a thunk it?! Oddly, as unlikable as Henry is, I find myself drawn in by his intense love for Randi in their scenes together. When he's being the cold D.A., however, he just comes across like a very mean boy/man who needed a good spanking a long time ago! Nice to see Frankie wiggling his fingers! I don't know much about this character, but I know I like him anywhere but sulking in a hospital bed!
JR/Marissa/Scott: This could possibly be a really unappetizing triangle. Scott does nothing for me, and Marissa is barely, well, bearable. JR, I would like to see with a really intriguing, sexy woman, not a girl. Am I wrong? Tell me your thoughts…
Madison/Zach: Interesting new character they've brought on in Madison. They've succeeded in making me curious about her. She also shares chemistry with Zach, so I wonder how far he'll wind up going to help Kendall's case…
Pretty good week on the whole! Nothing really turned me off completely, and I enjoyed each day's episode, but what I'm really interested in is hearing from the Soaps.com AMC regular posters - take a minute and help me out - see if you can enlighten me about a few things. Thanks!
- Candace Young