Sunday, January 17, 2010
FancyFace Picks 1/11 to 1/15
WINNER OF THE WEEK: Mickey Horton. For the first time in years, Maggie and the rest of Salem acknowledged his existence.
LOSER OF THE WEEK: Mickey Horton. Even his funeral was backburned.
SCENES OF THE WEEK: 1) The Bo/Carly sex scene. As I mentioned in the podcast, I’m thinking beyond the fanbase wars. It was refreshing to see a scene with characters over 40 that shows some skin and hawtness. Just two years ago, we had JARLENA and TANNA sex scenes cut all up over the editing floor. And Mary Beth Evans spoke out about Gary Tomlin’s ageism. So I consider the Bo/Carly scene a step in the right direction. 2) While I confess that I could have used a cigarette after the BARLY sex scene (if I smoked), I felt pretty darned guilty about that once Hope found out about the scrump session. BOPE at their painful angsty best. 3) I still say, to hell with BOPE and BARLY, the real power couple is Carly and Hope. My TV was catching on fire from all the dramatic fireworks at Maggie’s house. My guilty pleasure this year has been watching these two go at it. 4) The last Lucas scene with Maggie. It was bittersweet to watch because I’ve always loved the Maggie/Lucas friendship and I hate to see it come to an end.
PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK: A three-way for Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckell and Crystal Chappell. Strong performances. For me, this is going beyond a supercouple-with-interloper plot. I’m starting to think there may be a real chance that BOPE might really break up. And I like that, because it reminds me of the pre-spoiler pre-supercouple triangles like Anna/Tony/Renee or Marie/Neil/Liz where there was some doubt as to who would win out in the end. The stakes are higher and the melodrama is thick. I admit I’m not particularly invested in either couple so I’m just sitting back and enjoying the show. Soapy goodness!
ZINGER OF THE WEEK: Victor to Brady: “I think I liked you better when you were high!”
MOST AWKWARD MOMENT OF THE WEEK (MAYBE EVER!): Melanie to the grieving Horton clan: “Nice welcome. Who died?”
MOST MESSED UP RETURN OF THE WEEK: It was great to see Lisa Trusel again, but I can’t deal with Melissa Horton having black hair…unless she’s played by Camilla Scott. Still, there were missed opportunities. She would have been a great BOPE cheerleader in their time of need as she was a solid friend to both of them during the early years of their romance. And why can’t we find out who Nathan’s father is? You may say “Who cares?” Well, I care, damn it! For example, if Pete Jannings is his father, then that gives Melissa the Hypocrite of the Week Award for bashing Melanie. As I recall, Melissa got in all kinds of trouble hanging out with Pete, including getting Mickey accidentally shot! If DAYS is going to bring Melissa back, even for just a day, they should use her.