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Dec 12 2012, 09:36 PM
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- November 2, 2012
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives (runner-up: Y&R)
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives (runners-up: ATWT, Sunset Beach, OLTL, Y&R)
Fair enough. In general, I consider "campy" to be a derogatory adjective that is reserved only for cheesy, over-the-top (read: bad) actors. Since many people who aren't fans of soap operas think that soaps in general are campy, I think of it as an insult. "Oh, she's just one of those actors -- you know, the campy soap opera actors. She's not a real actor."
- Dec 12 2012, 09:25 PM
- Dec 12 2012, 08:06 PM
- Dec 12 2012, 04:23 PM
I'll take my lumps for this, but I think Eileen is part of the problem... if it is a problem, IDK. I think she's a very campy actress, so Brady/Kristen is camp-meets-camp. But that's what I enjoyed, when Kristen/Susan/etc. was played for camp, so if it starts hitting its stride I won't mind. The beats are kind of dumb right now.
I never thought that I would ever hear anyone refer to Eileen Davidson as a campy actress. (Okay, sure, she played a campy character at one point, but that's because that was what the role required -- that's not the same as being a campy actress, IMO.)
I don't think it's a bad thing... Camp can be an art form and Eileen did it very, very well as both Kristen and Susan back in the 90's. It's definitely the material where I enjoy her work the most.
But I realize that the word can mean different things to different people.