Viewing Single Post From: Alison Sweeney Discusses 20 Years as Sami
Dec 19 2012, 06:50 PM
- June 14, 2007
Sami's crimes didn't stop when she was 16. They just got worse as she got older. She continued to lie. Raped her sister's boyfriend. Lied about Will's paternity. Lied about amnesia/paralysis. Lied about Lucas hitting Will. Blackmailed left and right. All of that happened (and more) after Sami was an adult.
- Dec 19 2012, 06:43 PM
- Dec 19 2012, 06:17 PM
- Dec 19 2012, 06:04 PM
- 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.
That's not logical to me because comparing what a young girl did to what a grown man is doing is utterly rediculous. How can what you did ten years ago make you equal to a grown man doing the same thing now? That's why they have juvenile and adult courts. You can be screwed up at sixteen and people will understand and sympathize. At some point, you figure the person will grow up and realize the error of their ways.
I don't think comparing crimes or what time frame they were committed was the point. I think the point was that Sami could never say EJ did something worse than her. That was Hogan's original plan. It's what he had planned for their story. EJ could do all of these horrible things, but it was nothing Sami never did. It was like EJ was always going to be Sami's reminder of the terrible things she used to do, considering that was around the time Hogan was maturing the character, and taking her out of the scheming role Reilly regressed her into when he returned to the show and into more of a leading lady.
Sounded logical to me back then. Liked the idea back then. Still do.
But the time frame makes it worst. Its worse when an adult does something immature, stupid or even criminal. There is no adult action you can compare to a child action and it would be equal. Even little things.
I come home from work and I see my significant other has skipped work to spend the day playing video games. I go what the heck?! He says you used to do it too. I go, yes when I was ib high school. What's your excuse.
An adult cannot cannot compare themselves to a child and find them equal. You can't see someone as your equal when they are doing stuff you did when you were 16.
The idea was a good one to me, and one that really made me fall in love and support the pairing years ago. Can't say I'm still a supporter, but that's because of the terrible writing regimes that came after Hogan.