I’m sorry, but I can’t get past the basic skeeviness of Josh (Robert Newman) and Cassie (Nicole Forester) on Guiding Light. Not to knock the characters — individually they’re fine — but as a couple? The pairing just bothers me.
Josh isn’t the first soap guy to be involved with sisters, and I’m sure he won’t be the last. But something about his relationship with Cassie really gets my goat. Not that I know what “getting my goat” really means, but I assure you, if I had a goat, Cassie and Josh would have it firmly in their grasp.
Perhaps it’s the fact that GL is messing with its franchise couple, Reva and Josh. Reva, of course, is played by the wonderfully talented Kim Zimmer (I still think of Body Heat whenever I see her on screen). Although I expect this supercouple to hit a few potholes, maybe even a few sinkholes, in their journey, this Cassie thing is like a huge black hole, sucking out all that I ever appreciated about the characters, Josh in particular.
I get that Cassie adds conflict, but really, GL, couldn’t you have found some other way to spice up Josh and Reva’s relationship? All you’ve managed to do with this tasteless sister swap is to give me a bad case of viewers’ indigestion.

One Response to “Drop the sister act, Guiding Light”

  1. Not really a soap fan, but this has been such a fun read that I may have to check out the soap and see if I agree with your assessment. Love this site, it makes me smile.