I CAN’T WAIT for today’s One Life To Live!!!
How many times have I said THAT in the past few months???
Ummmmm…..let me see……NONE!
But last week’s lead up to Bo and Nora’s wedding was pure fun – and, might I add, GENIUS on the part of the writers.
Here’s an interview with Smith and Woods – courtesy of ABC.
They are so great together, eh?
And I LOVE the fact that they have them wearing the same clothes from their first wedding 15 years earlier.
Using Smith’s comic talents headlining the “everything that can go wrong will” storyline was brilliant….the damaged eye, the broken tooth, the lame leg, the burnt wedding dress and, the topper – the green hair – was too funny!!
But it was really Smith’s facial expressions – especially the lisp from the broken tooth – that made those scenes so hysterical.
I also give huge kudos to the ensemble at Foxy Roxy’s (Roxy, Natalie, Jessica, Gigi and Viki) and their reactions to the escalating mayhem!
The looks on their faces – PRICELESS!
Erika Slezak as Viki – ALWAYS brings everything she has to her scenes, whether it’s high drama or lighthearted comedy.
It added so much to have the always-stoic Viki trying her best to stay positive, while everything was going from bad to worse. Viki’s calm and reasurring words were h}morously contrasted against the “Oh Sh**” look on her face.
It was a welcome – and much needed – change from the dark tone that has permeated OLTL in the preceeding months.
But let’s stay focused on the positive, shall we?
The other emerging comedy surrounded Bo at the church – with the missing minister and the skunk in the church. Fallout from the skunk included the destroyed flowers and tuxedo as well as skunk spray on Bo.
The scenes with Bo sitting in the tomato juice bath were great…..suffice it to say Woods’ expressions and line delivery was perfect!
Once again, the ensemble of John (Michael Easton), Rex (Jean-Paul Lavoisier), Brody (Mark Lawson) and Matthew (Eddie Alderson) were incredible in their reactions to the entire debacle.
And the piece de resistance? The addition of Bo’s newly discovered son – David Vickers Buchanan (Tuc Watkins) – to the mix.
I really like the rapport between them as “Pa” and son as well as the budding friendship with David and Matthew (Eddie Alderson) – or as they refer to each other….Big Brother and Little Brother.
There are no words to sufficiently express the amazing comedic element that Watkins brings to his scenes. It’s something that can’t be taught and is just inherent in his performances.
I loved the whole Cuban cigar schtick… each cop who entered the room, David offered up an illegal Cuban cigar…..
And did ya know it’s illegal to smoke in a church???? So Funny!
The juxtaposed toasts of Natalie and John was brilliant as was the clips from Bo and Nora’s first wedding…..Loved it!
I also liked the side drama of John and Kelly (Gina Tognoni) trying to get Blair (Kassie DePaiva) to sing at the wedding as a second choice, despite Blair’s glaringly missing invite to the big event.
I’ve always liked the chemisty between Easton and DePaiva and was disappointed when their short-lived romance never fully blossomed. I also think Easton and Tognoni have great chemistry, while working feverishly to find the killer of Kelly’s mother.
Needless to say, the three of them onscreen together made for some fun scenes.
In anticipation of today’s wedding, I ask: Who will perform the ceremony?
Can’t WAIT to find out!