Viewing Single Post From: Alison Sweeney Discusses 20 Years as Sami
Dec 19 2012, 03:48 PM
- August 31, 2012
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives, General Hospital
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Is Homeland a soap? It kind of feels like one. How about Justified? Southland? No?
- Current Soap Rankings
- 1. Days of our Lives 2. General Hospital 3. One Life to Live 4. Passions
I really enjoyed this post and I agree with pretty much all of it, especially your reading of the positions Lucas and Rafe occupy in Sami's life.
- Dec 19 2012, 02:22 PM
Congrats to Sweeney! 20 years is a big thing, especially in today's soap standards.
I do agree with Sweeney when she mentioned how Scott and Gering are under the assumption that Sami ALWAYS has men chasing after her. Like Sweeney said, that only started happening in the last five or six years. Before then, it was always Sami going after someone else's man. For 15 years! It does put people's complaining about Sami being a whore and leading men along into perspective. That really isn't the case.
In regards to the three main love stories Sami's had (Lucas, EJ and Rafe), I think she summed them up well. To me, Lucas is obviously the most important relationship Sami's ever had. He's been in her life the most. EJ is sort of a temptation, a challenge. I remember reading that Hogan's goal in Sami and EJ's story was to never let EJ do something to Sami or anyone else that Sami's never done herself. That way, they would always be on an equal playing level. Neither one is better than the other. I wish that aspect was still taken into consideration with the couple. And then there's Rafe, who love them or hate them, is Sami's first mature romance. Sami and Rafe are what soap opera couples are all about. They're the standard, so I totally get why they have fans, even though I'm a Lumi fan at heart. I can totally understand that Lucas will always be Sami's first love/soul mate, but Rafe could be considered the love of her life.
Again, congrats to Sweeney! She's come a long way since that 16 year old brat we first met back in 1993. Who would've thought that little girl would one day be the show's leading lady? Not me, that's for sure. And while I'll always enjoy bad girl/scheming Sami, I'll always respect Sweeney's role on the show right now, whether she's written as a heroine or villain. The girl deserves her place.
Thanks to the OP for putting this up and congratulations, Alison Sweeney! I started out loving Sami, now I love to hate her (though occasionally I love her again), but I'd hate to ever see her go completely.
Love her or hate her, Sami has become integral to this show (that's not to say that the show should revolve around her, and mercifully, right now it doesn't).