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Jun 14 2008, 02:48 PM
Jun 14 2008, 02:26 AM
I liked the John and Marlena scenes. I was surprised. I didn't expect to. Not because I like what is happening, but because of their interaction. John was putting on a show for Marlena, you could tell it was because he is in love with her, but can't go there until he knows she loves him in the same way. Love and pain. I want to see how they react to each other the next time they see each other. I like that.

I agree though, that there is no excitement on the show. There has to be drama, emotion, excitement, love....a full on story that makes you want to tune in tomorrow to see how someone is going to react, or what someone is going to do or say. (I mean does anyone care if anyone finds out Max is smart?) I watched OLTL as a general fan for quite a few years and that is what i think a general fan wants from a soap, something they need to know, secrets, good v. evil, a couple to root for, and a story written with some intelligence and wit. Just an example...they set up this thing with Stefano and we should be wondering if he is ever going to 'wake' up of his own accord, he could be letting the audience in on secrets that some of the characters don't know. It's a shame.

(PS....re: OLTL...just had had enough with all the mixing up of couples for stupid reasons and that is what finally made me stop watching OLTL, I actually liked quite a few of the characters, but I stopped watching shortly after Nora had that brief amnesia storyline, I just didn't care about anyone anymore)
ITA, hops... the J&M stuff is getting nice and angsty, but it's too bad we don't know if it will continue or if we will be going ten steps back again.
I really think they should cut their losses and continue with Java until Tamara Braun leaves. It's becoming apparent, vocal J&M fans aside, that quite a few people are enjoying the whole Jawn thing. Marlena is a lot more of a woman without him. Good grief, she's a psychiatrist! And, she wasn't gone long enough to clear her head.
And taking Stefano of the table without a come-to-Jesus meeting between him and Jawn OR between him and Marlena was a huge mistake.
Jawn puts on a show for everyone. I fear, of course, that we will end right up with J&M again, but maybe, hopefully, not quite so much. Eh, that's what the FF button is for.
Now, of course, they really missed the boat by not having Belle on board and with Philip. Can you imagine the angst with Belle here having to take sides between her dad-in-body-only and her husband???? Much better drama than whether the Pillar of Strength can accept JawnRyan for what he is currently rather than a pipe dream of long ago.
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