By Michele Dargan

I know it’s been out for awhile….

But I just had a chance to watch all six webisodes of the online ABC fantasy soap series “What If,” where they pair a character from one ABC soap in a chance meeting with a character from another soap…..


The thing about the episodes is that they are short, four-to-five minute clips, each, so that you can get a taste of the two characters interacting – and it leaves you wanting more!

They are well-written and well-acted.

It’s all just pure fun….

And let’s face it….who doesn’t like our soap characters having a little fun together???

Watch the intros to the series by the actors, who talk a little bit about what it was like working with each other.

I’d have to say my favorite is Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) meeting Tess Buchanan (Bree Williamson)…those two characters together made me smile and laugh the entire time!

In my opinion, Zamprogna and Williamson are so great in portraying their respective characters, so no surprise to me that they would be good together.

Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) meets Todd Manning (Trevor St. John)….this is also one of my favorites… I mean, what can you say when these two polar opposites collide….ya gotta love it!!

The ending is PRICELESS!!

I also loved the Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) meeting Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).

Those two vets worked off each other seemlessly – and Sonny and Erica together was the epitomy of soapiness!

Then there’s Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright) meets Ryan Lavery (Cameron Mathison)….Again, those two make it seem like they’ve been onscreen together forever.

And the chemistry between the two is electric!

But let’s face it…who wouldn’t have chem with either of them?

When Angie (Debbi Morgan) and Jesse Hubbard (Darnell Williams) meet Starr Manning (Kristin Alderson)….let’s just say the teenager hears TMI! So funny!

And when Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) meets Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig), there’s a bit too much alcohol involved, if you catch my drift.

The “What If” series can be found at and

I have to say that I’m really looking forward to the next four webisodes coming out….

We have Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) meeting Viki Buchanan Banks (Erika Slezak); Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) meeting Rex Balsom (John-Paul Lavoisier); Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) meeting Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight) and John McBain (Michael Easton) meeting Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco).

Talk about some fireworks with those couples!

3 thoughts on “The “What If” fantasy series = Great Entertainment!

  1. Paula
    August 9, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Hi Michele!

    I am loving the “What If” series too. It definitely exceeded my expectations. I’m especially looking forward to seeing the reunion between Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton because I’m a big Port Charles fan.


  2. soapbox1
    August 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Paula!
    Well, it took me long enough to actually watch them…not enough time, you know how that goes! Barely enough time to watch the regular soaps!

    But, yes, I was surprised at how innovative and entertaining they are…Now, if the writers can only write like that – creative and fun – in the regular soaps, we’d all be happy!

    I AM looking forward to Michael and Kelly reuniting….I did not watch Port Charles, but I always saw the promos for it while watching the other ABC soaps. And I have seen clips of them from Port Charles – and there’s no mistaking the chem!!

    I have become fans of both of them since watching them on OLTL & GH and I am SO looking forward to seeing them together!

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Paula
    August 10, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Hi Michele!

    Great point! If these 5 minutes webisodes can be so interesting and fun why can’t they extend that type of writing to all the daytime soaps?

    I didn’t watch Port Charles in the beginning either. Oddly enough I became a fan when it was on its way out and the only time I could see it was late at night. Then Soapnet stepped up for a while and aired the repeats so I was able to see at least some of what I missed. Of course that was before Soapnet started airing all the non-soap reality shows and original programming. *sigh*