By Michele Dargan
I really want to post a positive One Life To Live blog, because, after all, it’s my favorite soap….or at least it was for about 40 years.
The past couple of months, not so much.
I watch General Hospital first and then watch OLTL on DVR.
That, in itself, speaks volumes.
But in all honesty, OLTL is going from bad to worse – beginning with Todd.
He’s back to being a raging LUNATIC!!!
I hate, Hate, HATE when the writers turn Todd on a dime and make him go from being a semi-nice guy (when it comes to his kids, ex-wives, etc.) to being a monster!
I really had hoped never to see that horrible scene from the past, where Todd finds Starr and Cole in bed and proceeds to beat the crap out of Cole.
The other one I really didn’t need to see again was when Todd (again) hit Cole and pushed Starr down the stairs.
Yet, I was treated to watching both of those disgusting blast-from-the-past scenes again – both in one day, thank you!
I guess they had to replay those scenes in order to justify Todd going off the deep end again.
But, really, this is getting really old. I personally do not like the deep, dark hateful side of Todd.
Case in point: Thursday and Friday. He semi-attacked Cole (Brandon Buddy) physically and verbally attacked (viciously and scarily) Marty.
Todd was the one who raped Marty (Susan Haskell) and he acts like he’s the wronged one.
Everything is always – pooooor Todd!
But those scenes in Marty’s office made absolutely no sense to me.
Todd was in love with Marty (yes, I know he held her captive while she had memory loss). But those two have made a sort of peace over the past year and I don’t see him showing this rage toward her now. I really don’t.
Trevor St. John as Todd does an amazing job at showing us the many layers of the very complicated Todd Manning.
I just really think that at this point in time with Todd’s character, there should be more of his kinder, gentler side…and when TSJ is given the right material, he does make you believe that Todd has a good side.
And I know there are fans out there that like the dark side of Todd.
I’m just not one of them.
I feel this flip-flopping – making characters go from good to evil in five seconds -is, in my opinion, a fatal flaw in OLTL right now.
Other cases in point: Ross and Schuyler…..now Todd, although Todd does have a history of really bad behavior.
And, unfortunately, I have a feeling, there’s more of this to come.