Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,

Soap Operas

I'm trying to sort things out in my office and get ready for Christmas. I had the TV on in the background listening to the view but then it turned into a soap opera. I rarely watch them, there was just this scene with Susan Lucci in it and she was soooooooooooo bad. You know I used to root for her winning a Day Time Emmy because I felt sorry for her for having been nominated so many times without ever winning but Lord, no wonder. I know soap opera work has got to be hell, so much to memorize, the silly plot lines, boredom playing the same character forever, but sheesh, that was the fakest, lamest crying I've ever seen.

Oh, and yesterday, while I was finishing up the last of the Christmas tree decorating, I had the TV on. Since it was pre Oprah I had tuned it to ABC (7) and General Hospital was on. My friend Wally is on the show so every once in a while I'll watch about three minutes of it just to see how he's doing but not enough to know what's happened with the plot in the years since I used to watch it, (back in the early, early, Luke Scotty and Laura days), and it blew me away that the scene that came on was Luke asking Laura to marry him and her asking him for time to think about it. I swear the more things change the more they stay the same. I still like Luke though, although how did they ever gt around that whole rape thing? This is a twenty five year old question, for the older soap watchers around here.

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