One Life to Live: Best and Worst Storylines of 2008!
Allison Perkins' wasted return! (ABC)
Though we can’t deny that One Life to Live brought us some awesome storylines in 2008, there were a few bad ones thrown in there along the way!
I know we all have our favorites, and our least favorites, so please take a moment to vote in my Best and Worst storyline polls of 2008! If I missed any in either category, I still want to hear your picks and encourage you to leave Soaps.com a comment below telling us exactly how you feel about those in question!
Without further ado, here are my One Life to Live picks for 2008’s Best Storylines…
So, what storyline did I pick as the best for 2008? Although it made me the angriest, and I still haven’t gotten over the loss, I have to go with the ending of Jessica and Nash’s love story – and Nash’s death. He helped save Jessica, and I just wish the show would have let her save him… If the show had to kill Nash off, they did a spectacular job. The emotion put into the scenes by both Forbes March (Nash) and Bree Williamson (Jessica) was amazing and had me crying all over my keyboard! In fact, I still get emotional when replaying the Video Clip! Also, there were many little storylines to stem off as a result of Nash’s death, which turned out to be big in themselves, so again, this is my pick for Best Storyline of 2008!
With the best, come the worst, so here’s my picks for some of the Worst Storylines of 2008…
The worst storyline in 2008, for me, has to go to the whole Allison Perkins return, secret - or fake secret, coma debacle mess that I'm still not sure what the purpose of it all was! While I'll admit, this storyline could have played a huge part in many lives of those in Llanview, seeing as the writers never followed through with it - and put Allison in a coma instead - we could have skipped right over it, and it wouldn't have made a difference in the outcome of anything going on in the current storylines today. Frankly, I think bringing back Margaret Cochran for one day last week proved more of a point than Allison's month long return in the beginning of the year.
Since there have been a number of little things that have occurred this past year, I wanted to touch base on those as well…
Llanview has had its fair share of returns and newcomers in 2008, but I think most fans will agree with me on who my Favorite Return of 08 was. He's a super hottie, with a comical sense of humor that drives everyone to laughter! Though David Vickers (Tuc Watkins) has used the 'revolving door' into town so many times, his return in May, even though he recently left last December, was a real treat for longtime and new viewers alike!
Having been a huge fan of "Santa Barbara," and its star A Martinez, I was overjoyed when the show brought us Newcomer Ray Montez to Llanview! While his part hasn't kept him onscreen as much as I would have liked, I'm hoping we'll see more of this amazing soap opera veteran in the year to come!
We, as fans, have seen many actors leave the show throughout the year, and I'm sure you can guess who I've picked as the Most Upsetting Exit of 2008… Forbes March (Nash Brennan). It took fans a long time to get over Nash's involvement in the breakup of Jessica and Antonio, but many eventually fell in love with his place in Jessica's life. However, during the last couple of months that Nash was on air, I felt a huge letdown from the show and am still grieving the loss of Nash - a character who very well could have had a permanent place in Llanview for many years to come. However, we win some and we lose some, but we keep watching - the joy of being a soap fan!
There you have it, some of my Best and Worst of 2008! I thoroughly enjoyed this past year and look forward to many more to come! Please be sure to leave me your thoughts below, and from everyone at Soaps.com… Have a safe and happy Holiday Season!
See you in 2009!
- Amy Mistretta