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One Life to Live opinion columns from 2006
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provided their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.
Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about One Life to Live in the 2006 calendar year.


To access columns from other years or to review columns for other soaps, please see the Related Information links at the bottom of this page to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

Michael Easton
January 2, 2006
Generally speaking, the show has improved since 2004. There were good and bad parts of almost every storyline.
Hillary B. Smith
January 9, 2006
There are certain actors and actresses who are mainstays, venerable performers who epitomize the professionalism and the hard work that goes in to producing a year's worth of episodes.
Forbes March
January 16, 2006
In what was mostly a slow week in Llanview, some interesting developments emerged in the Jess/Tess/Nash/Antonio storyline.
Phil Carey
January 23, 2006
Llanview was a pretty dull place to live this week. It's almost as if drama took a vacation from the normal activities and left very little instructions of what needed to be done.
Trevor St. John
January 30, 2006
Most of the action this past week pertained to Todd's verdict at the Margaret murder trial.
Kassie DePaiva
February 6, 2006
Three (or four) is a crowd
Blair's crime is putting way too much trust in Spencer and not having an ounce of faith in Todd, the father of her children.
Bree Williamson
February 13, 2006
Apathy is an option
This is a time of the year when the stories are supposed to be must-see and the pacing is meant to be breathtaking.
Trevor St. John
February 20, 2006
Flight plan
With another dull week of storyline inertia, the only excitement this past week in Llanview revolved around Todd's transfer from Statesville Prison to death row.
Phil Carey
February 27, 2006
Steady as she goes
Llanview was a pretty dull place to live this week. It's almost as if drama took a vacation from the normal activities and left very little instructions of what needed to be done.
David Fumero
March 6, 2006
Did Sweeps make the grade?
In what should have been a most memorable February Sweeps period across the board for ABC, it seems that One Life to Live was the only ABC drama to drop the ball.
Bree Williamson
March 13, 2006
New beginnings
Ever since the prison break, Evangeline has maintained a very close relationship with Cristian. He was there by her side to help take the sting away from losing Todd's murder case.
Phil Carey
March 20, 2006
Everyone has gone a little mad!
Our columnist was unable to provide a new column for this week. Please enjoy this encore column from March 21st, 2005.
Bree Williamson
March 27, 2006
A heartbreaking discovery
Viki and Clint forced themselves to watch the tape that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that their only daughter was molested and taken advantage of by a stranger.
Hillary B. Smith
April 3, 2006
Hitting homeruns!
Many viewers may argue that the writing this past year has been less-than-stellar, but few can disagree that the talent on this show makes even the weakest storyline enthralling!
Bree Williamson
April 10, 2006
Jess or Tess?
When viewers were first introduced to Tess, she was an obnoxious, rebellious, and promiscuous young woman who partied with reckless abandon and bore many similarities to Niki Smith.
Catherine Hickland
April 17, 2006
Thumbs up or down?
Marcie is looking for a maternal figure, and Lindsay is probably using Marcie a bit as an extension of Jen.
Michael Easton
April 24, 2006
Spreading the wealth
Our columnist was unable to provide a new column this week. Instead, please enjoy a look back at what was happening one year ago this week.
Kassie DePaiva
May 1, 2006
A change in character
If Blair becomes any less likeable, she will become the female version of Spencer Truman. Maybe that's why she's romantically involved with him!
Jerry ver Dorn
May 8, 2006
Higley has to go!
Spencer has been around for well over a year, and we still have yet to know with specific detail what his vendetta is against the Buchanans.
Robin Strasser
May 15, 2006
She huffed and she puffed...
The tornado that ripped through Llanview this past week was taken as seriously as a piece of toilet paper stuck to someone's shoe at a formal event.
Kassie DePaiva
May 22, 2006
The future of relationships
Our columnist was not able to provide a new column this week. In its place is a special flashback column from 2004.
Trevor St. John
May 29, 2006
Credit where credit is due
Trevor St. John deserves major kudos for the way that he has infused a deep sympathy for Todd.
Trevor St. John
June 5, 2006
A well-executed plan
Only in Llanview is someone executed only to be miraculously brought back to life in the eleventh hour!
Forbes March
June 12, 2006
Summer kick-off
Brennan's paternity was resolved this past week. It's refreshing to get news about a child's paternity that is conclusive; too often characters tamper with the results to prolong story.
Hillary B. Smith
June 19, 2006
A lunatic's demise
Roughly two years have passed since viewers were first introduced to Tari Signor's crazy psycho Margaret Cochran.
David Fumero
June 26, 2006
He wants to be a contender
Cris and Evangeline, for now, have a special relationship. They are still in that courting phase, and Evangeline has gone from a good friendship with Cris to something more.
Melissa Archer
July 3, 2006
Integrate already!
Duke died, David lied, and Todd died...and was resurrected! Will the madness ever end?
John-Paul Lavoisier
July 10, 2006
It's been a long time
Rex and Adriana had so much potential, but the spark they had fizzled in record time. Rex is trying to protect her, and she is clearly unappreciative of his effort.
Kassie DePaiva
July 17, 2006
Hola amigos!
Why hasn't Todd caught on to what Blair is doing by now? Blair's behavior is always like this when she's trying to catch a golden spider.
Bree Williamson
July 24, 2006
Overstaying its welcome?
People have said that soap characters become your friends or guests because they are in your home five times a week. Sometimes it feels like these guests overstay their welcome.
Phil Carey
July 31, 2006
The wheels on the bus
Spencer loves Blair who loves Todd who's falling for Evangeline who thinks she's falling for Cris.
Robin Strasser
August 7, 2006
Anyone have an umbrella?
Clint and Dorian are two characters who would never become embroiled in a romance, so it's hard to accept that these two characters suddenly have a romantic attraction to one another.
Tuc Watkins
August 14, 2006
Make it stop!
The only thing more fun than watching Tuc Watkins play David is watching Tuc Watkins play David acting like a wannabe actor trying to not overact.
Catherine Hickland
August 21, 2006
Tying up loose ends
Don't you just hate it when you've devoted two or more hours to a movie or spent days and days reading a book and you reach the end of it and think about all of the holes in the story?
Dan Gauthier
August 28, 2006
I've tried to avoid this...
Nora finally started talking more like the brilliant attorney she is and less like someone you wanna stick a straw in and suck the dialogue out of.
Trevor St. John
September 4, 2006
Ultimate makeover, Llanview edition
Llanview is desperately in need of a makeover. It's time to reevaluate what can be done to make One Life to Live a show that evokes excitement, unpredictability, and passion.
Bree Williamson
September 11, 2006
Fanny talk
It was a special treat to see Marcie and Michael this past week. They stick out in Llanview because they're not tragically ill, schemin' and cheatin', or boozin' and losin'.
Ilene Kristen
September 18, 2006
Training the viewers
The message boards were abuzz last week with news that ABC President Brian Frons gave an interview indicating that viewers needed to be trained to accept changes to the ABC soaps.
David Fumero
September 25, 2006
And the winner is...
Layla displayed some boxing knowledge this past week. It'd be really cool to have her as Cris's manager after he ditches Vince.
Michael Easton
October 2, 2006
A rare pulse of Life
John may have seemingly lost his pulse this past week, but the show actually had a sign of one!
Phil Carey
October 9, 2006
Homeward bound
The Powers That Be did a great job on John McBain's funeral this past week. At the same time, it was awesome to see Asa back, and still as ornery as ever!
Tuc Watkins
October 16, 2006
Musical couples
There used to be a time when the supercouple reigned. Today, any couple that stays happy is considered boring, so there is always some impediment in place to keep them apart.
Jerry ver Dorn
October 23, 2006
Diary of a soap fan
Enough of Viki the Sanctimonious and her disapproval of Clint's Dorian Thang! He's a grownup and she's quite the sexy vamp.
Hillary B. Smith
October 30, 2006
Fall report card
Many of One Life to Live's hottest fall stories are with us, and while they might be providing some conflict and drama for the characters in Llanview, the same can't be said for viewers.
Melissa Archer
November 6, 2006
Conventional wisdom
Llanview has some of the classiest women in daytime television. There is a richness of depth and complexity in the characters and their relationships that is a joy to watch.
Bree Williamson
November 13, 2006
Wedding hits and misses
Will she or won't she? That was the question on everyone's mind all week long as the planned wedding between Jessica and Antonio forged ahead.
Kristen Alderson
November 20, 2006
The ones that get away
How twisted is it that a rape victim has a son who grows up and almost rapes her rapist's daughter?
Erika Slezak
November 27, 2006
Luke and Laura
There really is a sane reason why Port Charles's most memorable super couple is being referenced in this week's Two Scoops column.
Michael Easton
December 4, 2006
Love?
Michael Easton can say more with one eyebrow than half the cast can say with ten pages of dialogue.
Susan Haskell
December 11, 2006
The (mis)trial of the year
Dena Higley has finally found an umbrella story that encompasses most of Llanview.
Brandon Buddy
December 18, 2006
Drip...drip...drip...
If Todd and Blair don't help Starr learn healthy boundaries now, she'll end up on the receiving end of some not-real-great stuff come college time in a few years.
Bree Williamson
December 25, 2006
Best and worst of 2006
From jail breaks and stalkers to death by lethal injection and multiple personalities, there has definitely been enough drama to keep viewers interested throughout 2006.

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