It was the kiss felt ’round the world!
So who was lovin the Bo and Nora kiss yesterday???
*Raises Hand*
It was the moment that so many Bo and Nora fans have been waiting patiently (or for some impatiently) for years to see again on One Life To Live.
And, of course, it comes on the eve of Nora’s wedding to Bo’s bro, Clint.
Oh the drama!
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Here’s a photo of Nora the night before her wedding to Clint?

Does this look like a happy bride?

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So the question is, will Nora go through with the wedding?
I think I know the answer as it has been pretty well telegraphed for weeks.
First of all, I absolutely adore both actors and the iconic characters they have created.
Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan and Hillary B. Smith as Nora Hanen are a joy to watch each on their own merits and separate from the couple.
But together…..
Can you say SUPERCOUPLE!!!
We have watched them go through so much together and apart….and I, along with many OLTL fans love the Bo and Nora days of the 90’s.
I particularly loved their dancing days together….So much fun to watch and they always put a smile on my face!
So for all the Bo and Nora fans out there – and those who may become new fans – check out the wonderful, fun montage below…


I am officially depressed.
And extremely agitated and upset.
Things have to be pretty dire because I’m writing my second rant blog in the same week about One Life To Live – my fave soap!
The show has gone downhill even further since the beginning of the week (which I didn’t think was possible) and it was so bad after Wednesday’s show that I don’t feel like watching.
And that is serious!
Click here to read my earlier rant.
Here’s my big thing….I watch soaps as an E-S-C-A-P-E from reality.
I like soapy, fun-type drama. That’s why I watch soaps….
I do not, however, tune in to watch violence, torture, pain and suffering and get depressed afterward.
And that’s what’s happening.
Wednesday’s episode was so dark and so depressing that I couldn’t wait until it ended.
Let’s recap.
First you have poor Natalie (Melissa Archer) being held captive in Llanfair’s basement by her sister’s demented alter personality, Tess (Bree Williamson).
The two actresses are really hitting it out of the ball park with their scenes. Absolutely.
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That’s probably why I’m so distressed by it all.
Their scenes are so believable that it’s all too scary for me.
Williamson is doing such a great job of playing the malevolent, Tess, that it’s so uncomfortable to watch Natalie come to the horrific realization that there’s no way out.
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First of all, this storyline is a rewrite from eons ago when one of Viki’s alters held Dorian captive in the basement.
Just when I thought we were done with all those regurgitated past storylines from the 40th anniversary episodes.
Enough already!
Then there was Tina (Andrea Evans) sniveling and sniffling to Viki’s picture in the living room because she is being blackmailed into silence about Tess holding Natalie captive.
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The wonderfully, talented Andrea Evans and this is the only thing the writers can come up for her to do?
Then there’s Christian (David Fumero) being held on a ship by Carlo (Thom Christopher) – been there, done that too.
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The last time Carlo held Christian captive on a ship, Carlo wiped away Christian’s memory and brainwashed him into killing Tico Santi.
Personally, I thought that was one of the worst and darkest storylines in OLTL history.
So on Thursday’s episode, that s/l went from bad to worse by throwing Christian into a Columbian prison.
Why is it that OLTL writers just love, love, love torturing the Vega family?
I just don’t get it.
Both Vega boys have had more than their share of pain and suffering.
Then there was Jared (John Brotherton) off in the aforementioned Columbian prison (talk about dark and depressing) trying to strike a deal with Langston’s long-lost Uncle Ray Montez (A. Martinez) and break him out to wreak havoc with Langston’s life, per orders of Clint.
I really like Langston and dread the heartache that she’s about to experience.
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Those scenes in the Columbian prison gave me the creeps.
Once again, not something I’m looking for in my soap opera fare.
In between all of this dark drama, you have a few light scenes between Cole (Brandon Buddy) and Matthew (Eddie Alderson) talking about Matthew’s fears about getting beat up in high school. I do like the dynamic between these two young actors and it did offer some light moments in an otherwise dreary hour.
There also were some nice moments with Starr (Kristen Alderson) and Langston (Brittany Underwood).
But, honestly, how uplifting is a seven-month pregnant 16-year-old ready to go back to high school while pregnant?
I like the real friendship that shows through in scenes with Alderson and Underwood. Alderson has done a wonderful job with a tough s/l.
But it’s not exactly a feel-good, happy s/l.
For me, the highlight of Wednesday’s show was when Natalie (I just love how she is so spunky, even in distress) struck out verbally at Tess.
“You’re just an angry bitch with an axe to grind.”
She practically spat those words through the thick, soundproof glass.
Pretty gutsy, eh?

Would someone give me a good reason to watch One Life To Live – please?
It’s not that I’m not watching it, because I am.
It’s my favorite and always has been my favorite.
But the truth is – I’m just not that into it right now.
What the heck has happened?
Head Writer Ron Carlivati started things on a high note when he took over the head writing duties last fall.
The Paris, Texas storyline – in my opinion – was brilliant in the way he little-by-little wove in the Llanview characters until finally – both worlds collided.
I absolutely loved watching Viki’s (Erika Slezak) escape from her life as an heiress/newspaper publisher to become a waitress.
It was so much fun to watch.
I couldn’t wait to get home from work to watch it.
And now – quite the opposite.
I don’t like the this whole attack on BE storyline and Clint turning into Asa. Clint has always been a good guy and that’s the way I like him.
I’m also not feeling the chemistry between Clint (Jerry Ver Dorn) and Nora (Hillary B. Smith) as a couple. I like both actors, but not as love interests together.
I’m not interested in the Rex/Adriana wedding – especially because the Shane paternity secret is bound to come out in time to stop it.
I really hate the way Adriana has become a total B****! Although, I guess I can understand her not being too nice to Rex’s old girlfriend, Gigi, who he seems to be with every time she turns around.
I’m not liking Starr’s teen pregnancy storyline, although Kristen Alderson (Starr) and Brittany Underwood (Langston) have been turning in some heavy-duty performances. They should get a young actress Emmy nomination for this.
And the whole Todd anger thing has to go. I love Trevor St. John when he plays the nice Todd. But lately, Todd has been too over-the-top.
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The scene the other day, threatening Cole, gave me the creeps. I guess that was the idea.
But I just can’t get over the irony of his anger. After all, he raped Cole’s mother, Marty.
And what’s up with the Nash/Sarah road trip and sharing the suite together?
Don’t get it.
Are they going to have Nash cheat on Jessica now that he cheated with Jessica when she was married to Antonio? Don’t even wanna go there….
And speaking of angry Antonio, there’s something not right about him catching John and Talia in a motel room.
Sorry. I’m not buying it.
Talia was crazy about Antonio and she saw him through the Nash/Jessica situation. I don’t think she would cheat on him.
And John McBain? It’s not his style to stab a friend in the back.
So there’s more to this story, but, honestly, it’s just not that interesting.
It may be some kind of plan to take down dirty police commish Lee Ramsey.
Taking him down. I’m all for that. I can’t stand his character – or I should say lack of it.
And just who is he keeping up in the upstairs room?
Hmm….
Okay. That just might be one reason to watch.
Another reason to watch is the imminent return of fan favorite Andrea Evans as Tina Roberts.
One thing’s for sure.
Tina will shake things up.