After watching soaps for a better part of my life certain characters can become tedious,annoying or just overexposed and then get on my nerves so much that I may not want to watch the show for a time or and I am so thankful for, the fast forward button and DVR. There is nothing more satisfying than FF past a much overused character~!
I have decided to make a list of those characters who have been shoved down our throats day after day and whether I like them or not I have to say I am sick of them.
From A to Y here I go:
All My Children~ I have to say I do not watch this show regularly and until they overuse Michael E Knight I probably won’t. I catch up once or twice a week and that is enough. Susan Lucci the Diva of AMC may not be on 24/7 but it is about time for her to grow up. Otherwise they use most of their characters very evenly.(until David is front and center again)
Bold and the Beautiful~Here is a problem since I am not crazy about this rush to youth taover and the lack of storyline for most of the adults on the show. Of course I do not include Brooke Logan since she is a part of every storyline practically. The idea that men fall at her feet has become so played out and boring and this attempt to keep her front and center with
both Thomas and Stephanie is really offensive when viewers would like to see much more of Thorne, Whip Aggie Bridget Taylor Eric …If I say B&B is The Soap that underuses it’s actors the most would you agree?…All except Katherine Kelly Lang who is a wonderful, good looking women but enough already..
Days Of Our Lives~Ej,Ej,Sami,Ej,Ej,Sami..get the drift. Ej sort of rules the screen here and though quite nice to look at I think there should be room for some comebacks here.
General Hospital~ If you have read my column for a while you know I am not a fan of the mob. Of all of the soaps GH is the worst offender of overusing a few characters constantly and those are Sonny & Jason and Carly. From a truly great soap that lead the others in the ratings with it’s advanced storylines, first with the hospital staff doctors and nurses and their
families to the WSB and the Scorpio, Spencer,Cassidine rivalries we now have a “don” who lives in a little town in upstate New York who has taken over General Hospital. Second only to him is his newfound son Dante who has been the second most overused character only because he is an extension of don Corinthos. Enough already!!!
One Life to Live~No complaints here really. Not only have they given us great storylines but they have found a way to use not only their youth but wonder of wonders they are using their Vets, their Royalty..Viki, Bo,Nora, Dorian and Clint and have given us wonderful additions such as Kim Zimmer and Brian Kerwin.. If they do not sweep the Emmy’s this year I will be
convinced they are fixed!!!!
Young and the Restless~ This well deserved number one soap has managed to use almost all of their amazing cast in storylines that are a cut above the rest except for the evil, abusive, unfeeling , mean, immoral Victor Newman. At one time my most hated soap character was GH’s Sonny Corinthos to whom all above adjectives apply but recently the ‘Moustache’ has claimed that honor. He is so overused and overwritten as a mastermind who no-one can best. Too much nasty for me.
As you must be able to see I am not a fan of the “bad guys”….I know we need them and they have their place but when one character is written as untouchable even in his most deplorable and takes over a show to boot I cry foul!
Give me even coverage and do not write the “good guys” as bumbling idiots and I will be a happy soap watcher.