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Jun 26 2013, 11:01 PM
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- May 13, 2012
I thought his chemistry with Brady and Marlena was really good.
- Jun 26 2013, 10:50 PM
- Jun 26 2013, 10:06 PM
- Jun 26 2013, 06:06 PM
I'm not looking forward to Jen Lilley's arrival at all. She was annoying on GH. Maybe she'll surprise me, though -- I was looking forward to Eric's return and Greg Vaughan turned that into a colossal disappointment, so maybe the opposite will be true this time.
But probably not.
I don't think Greg Vaughn is the problem with Eric I think its the way they have been writing the story.
From what I can see Greg Vaughn can act, and has great chemistry with the people hes supposed to have chemistry.
This one is all on the dullness of the script.
For me, it's definitely not just
about the script. Yes, making him a priest was a dumb move, but priests don't necessarily have to be boring (Nick Kiriazis made a similar role and storyline work on Sunset Beach
), and the writing for Eric has never been particularly bad
, per se, aside from the fact that he's just in the wrong line of work. The main problem is that Greg's interpretation of the character is completely dull and lifeless. He's sucked the soul out of Eric. If he were playing a completely different character, I might be able to accept him more easily, but as Eric, he just doesn't work for me.
Aside from maybe
one or two episodes during the lackluster Congo storyline, I've seen nothing noteworthy in his acting, either. Frankly, to me, Greg often talks and acts just like Josh Taylor, and it should go without saying that that's not a good thing. And I can't think of anyone whom he has noteworthy chemistry with, but that's all in the eye of the beholder anyway.
I think he's been doing a great job trying to bring subtext into scenes where the writing isn't really supporting great work.. It looks like they've got their c team working on this one.
His scenes sitting next to Caroline in the church after the Gabi Nick wedding fiasco were well done as well.