By Michele Dargan

Would someone please tell me what the heck is going on with the One Life To Live storylines???

Because, lately, everything is deep, dark and depressing.


And, by the way, that’s not why I tune in to watch my soap operas.

There has to be SOME fun…SOME romance….SOME levity.

First of all, we have Mitch Laurence (Roscoe Born), back from the dead to wreak havoc.

Mitch Laurence

Mitch Laurence

Havoc would be welcome compared to what Mitch has done and continues to do.

Don’t get me wrong. Roscoe Born is soooo talented and the character is iconic in the realm of soap villains….in my view, the evilest of the evil.

But to have him as Rex’s father is SO unfair on so many levels.

Everyone on the planet has been hoping that Bo would be his father. There could still be another plot twist somewhere down the road….I can only hope.

Here’s one thing that doesn’t really jive….

Is Mitch clairvoyant? Was that one of his talents? The answer is no.

How then does he know that Charlie has a booze bottle in his pocket ….or that Bo and Nora are cheating behind Clint’s back….Yeah. Doesn’t make sense.

Speaking of Bo and Nora….

LOVED Bo and Nora back in the day…..and would have LOVED them together again had they gotten back together in a non-sleazy way.

But nooooooo.

I mean, really, couldn’t the writers – knowing the history of the characters – gotten them back together in a decent way????

Instead, they opted to have Nora marry Clint – Bo’s brother – after Bo and Nora already shared a kiss and were on a collision course back to each other.

Clint, Nora and Bo

Clint, Nora and Bo

And having Bo and Nora kidnap Matthew to London in violation of a court order???


Bo is the police chief and no straighter of an arrow do you find.

And Nora?

The District Attorney and scrupulous as they come.

In my opinion, the writers did a huge disservice to actors Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Robert S. Woods (Bo) in getting them together in this way.

I absolutely love both actors, by the way!
(As a quick aside – if you’re an HBS fan and want to show your appreciation, check out her animal charity The Willie-Coppee Fund and the $1 Holiday Drive.)

What about Clint (Jerry ver Dorn)? I mean, really. How much heartache can he take?

This will just about destroy him….

And don’t get me started on Kim, Stacy’s little sidekick, going after Clint.

How pathetic!

Do you really think that someone of Clint’s stature would go for a little two-bit tart like Kim?

That whole plot to impregnant Stacy – by Fish – and pass the baby off as Rex’s….is now intertwined with the subplot of having Schuyler think it’s his baby to keep him quiet….

Low rent is all I can say about that!

2 thoughts on “One Life To Live: Too Dark and Dreary!

  1. Jen
    December 4, 2009 at 11:48 am

    I was wondering that about Mitch as well, but the creepy thing about Mitch is that he apparently has these unseen minions all over the place (like apparently in the Napa PD) that he can either manipulate or who follow his teachings. That was the conclusion I came to, but who knows if the show will follow through on that.

    Also, I thought Dorian’s scenes defending equality were pretty uplifting compared to the rest of the show; but now that she’s in jail next to Mitch, things probably won’t stay so chipper.

  2. soapbox1
    December 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Jen,
    I suspect one of his minions who may re-emerge is Allison Perkins. Remember, when last we left her, she was in a coma.
    I did enjoy Friday’s verbal exchanges in jail between Dorian & Mitch. A lot of history there!
    Thanks for posting,