OLTL Two Scoops: Two Scoops Archives for 2008

One Life to Live opinion columns from 2008
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OLTL Two Scoops: Two Scoops Archives for 2008
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 2008 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 columns are available, simply click here.

Erika Slezak
January 7, 2008
Best and worst of 2007
Part two of a special two-part look back at the events of the past year in Llanview.
Bree Williamson
January 14, 2008
The year that was
Due to the departure of one of our columnists, there was not a new column this week. Instead, please enjoy a look back at what was happening in Llanview at this time in 2007.
Kathy Brier
January 21, 2008
A new day in Llanview
Viki left Paris, Todd got physical custody of his son, Marcie finally surrendered from her lengthy stint as a fugitive, Lindsay learned her fate, and Clint and Nora rendered Bo speechless.
Melissa Archer
January 28, 2008
I've got sunshine...
Due to the departure of one of our columnists, there was not a new column this week. Instead, please enjoy a look back at what was happening in Llanview at this time last year.
Robert S. Woods
February 4, 2008
Reliving history
The writers are honoring this show's history in big ways. From Bo and Nora, to Rex, to Jessica seeing Allison, to Dorian remembering Mel, the show is brimming with new stories that are linked to old ones.
Erika Slezak
February 11, 2008
That's what friends are for
Due to the departure of one of our columnists, there was not a new column this week. Instead, please enjoy this look back at what was happening in Llanview at this time last year.
Ilene Kristen
February 18, 2008
Get it off your chest!
The Go Red Ball was an event that was just waiting to explode. Even people who didn't attend the ball had secrets that came to haunt them, making it a week full of surprises in Llanview!
Robin Strasser
February 25, 2008
From gunpoint to breakfast
This week, we have two special columns from trial columnists. We hope that you enjoy them!
John-Paul Lavoisier
March 3, 2008
Stuck in neutral
It was a slow week in Llanview. Once Ron Carlivati's material starts airing again, the show will probably move faster, but that day can't arrive soon enough!
Kristen Alderson
March 10, 2008
The beast and the black dossier
The show came alive again this past week with incredible performances and crackling writing, as Starr and Cole made all the wrong choices.
Brandon Buddy
March 17, 2008
The balancing act
Todd has always been protective of Starr, so it's not unreasonable that he would be furious at Cole.
Farah Fath
March 24, 2008
Everybody comes to Carlotta's
The diner follies with Viki, Gigi, and the rest of Llanview were a great capper for a week of episodes that felt like treading water.
Michael Easton
March 31, 2008
The countdown continues
Our veteran characters remained in the spotlight, and we had a show to watch every day, but One Life to Live needs to get back on the track it was on before the strike began.
Melissa Archer
April 07, 2008
Love is an online deathmatch
Today, for better or worse, everybody's a cynic, and the networks simply don't have the money to send Luke and Laura around the globe again.
Kristen Alderson
April 14, 2008
Time flies!
As hard as it is to believe, we are halfway through April. The good news is Ron Carlivati's writing starts airing again in May, so maybe time moving quickly isn't such a bad thing in some ways!
Jerry ver Dorn
April 21, 2008
It's hereditary
The lesson on One Life to Live this past week was that blood will tell...in its own good time, of course.
David Fumero
April 28, 2008
It's almost May 2, 2008!
May 2, also known as Ron Carlivati's first air date, is quickly approaching. Next week, we should start to see this show get back on the track that it was on before the writers' strike.
Kristen Alderson
May 5, 2008
Back in the saddle
A daytime drama has to be confident in what it's putting out and what its writing team will mean to the audience in order to run an actual title card over a scene on the writer's first day back.
Erika Slezak
May 12, 2008
Welcome back!
One Life to Live is obviously still in transition with a long way to go. However, it was more balanced; there was something for almost every fan to watch, and that's a big improvement!
Tuc Watkins
May 19, 2008
Video and popcorn night
This past week, we saw the triumphant return of David Vickers, who squared off with Jared and Natalie in a battle of the hotness that, just this once, he could not win.
Farah Fath
May 26, 2008
Hit with the truth
After months of people keeping secrets, it seemed like almost every character in Llanview was being forced to face some type of truth this past week.
Brian Kerwin
June 2, 2008
The final countdown
This past week on One Life to Live was nothing less than a ticking time bomb. Everything is about to come crashing down on all our favorite Llanviewites' heads in the coming episodes.
Forbes March
June 9, 2008
Mysteries, lies and tragedy!
When a soap kills off a beloved character, the scenes always pack an extra powerful punch. That was the case this past week with Nash's exit.
Susan Haskell
June 16, 2008
Don't call it a comeback
Andrea Evans (Tina Lord) and Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke) were in rare form last week when they made their triumphant returns to Llanview.
Robin Strasser
June 23, 2008
Searching for answers
It seems like Dorian has had the last laugh for now, but her plan will probably backfire. Most of her schemes do at some point!
Bree Williamson
June 30, 2008
Jessica tore the block up at Nash's funeral, then split once more into Tess. Hate her, love her or somewhere in between, Tess is a polarizing character bound to have a devastating impact.
Erika Slezak
July 7, 2008
Psychic revelations
Viki confided in Nora about how she can't get over Charlie's lies but how she also misses him. Viki and Nora have a long history, and it seems like their friendship is forgotten all too often.
Hillary B. Smith
July 14, 2008
Happy 10th!
The fireworks finally lit up the night last week in Llanview, but they weren't the only things blowing apart.
Erika Slezak
July 21, 2008
Here's to the next forty years!
One Life to Live has gone the distance, and while it isn't even close to being the oldest soap, it has entertained many people over the past four decades.
Robin Strasser
July 28, 2008
Between heaven and hell
Despite the two women's enduring feud, Dorian has laid down her time, her strength and her life for Viki many times over in the last several decades.
Robert S. Woods
August 4, 2008
Fire safety, hippies, and Buchanans
Llanview has never been known for its safety. The Llanview Police Department rarely captures criminals, and no one is even running the department at the moment.
David Fumero
August 11, 2008
Abs of the executioner
Why were David Fumero's abs the biggest thing to talk about on the boards this past week?
John-Paul Lavoisier
August 18, 2008
Searching for lost treasure
People who watch soap operas know that the Friday cliffhanger is supposed to be the biggest and most important one of the week.
Jerry ver Dorn
August 25, 2008
We gotta get out of here!
Jerry ver Dorn excelled at his material this week as Clint reeled Jared in to his scheme to use Langston against Dorian by way of Ms. Wilde's long-lost family.
Hillary B. Smith
September 1, 2008
Dallas, we have a problem!
Just a year ago, we saw the brilliant stories that Ron Carlivati could bring to the show. We had stories that involved most of the cast and veteran characters were front and center.
Trevor St. John
September 8, 2008
Crossing the rubicon
If you are a fan of Todd Manning and Marty Saybrooke Thornhart as a legitimate romantic pairing, this column might not be for you.
Susan Haskell
September 15, 2008
Feedback and then some
The events of the past two weeks involving Todd and Marty set off one of the most explosive waves of feedback that we've ever received, and this week's column features some of the best comments.
Kristen Alderson
September 22, 2008
Stop licking the glass
It feels like Starr has been pregnant longer than Margaret Cochran's magical incubation from several years ago...and that was a long time.
Hillary B. Smith
September 29, 2008
Sometimes, life is unfair
Was it a good idea for a judge to say that during a custody hearing in front of impressionable teens? What about teaching them that justice prevails?
John-Paul Lavoisier
October 6, 2008
Who wants to be a soap columnist?
Rex's magical mystery tour worked because the writers were candid about the character's flaws and mistakes.
Ilene Kristen
October 13, 2008
Ask and you shall receive
Ilene Kristen and Andrea Evans are comedic geniuses. Their timing is perfection and their chemistry is undeniable.
Jerry ver Dorn
October 20, 2008
Crash positions
It seems like all the contract killers or hired assassins on television these days have shaved heads. This seems awfully counterproductive.
Robin Strasser
October 27, 2008
Trying to have it all
November sweeps could be an interesting period for this show, as it slowly gets back on track.
Bree Williamson
November 3, 2008
Not an exit
This past week, Viki began the hunt for Tess, Marty remembered Cole, Nora saved Clint's bacon, Starr went into labor, and Tess left Natalie and Jared with one hell of a parting gift.
Brian Kerwin
November 10, 2008
Sorry, Charlie!
Charlie must regret moving to Llanview. He has been kidnapped, drugged, had alcohol poured down his throat, and most recently, was duped and knocked out by Tess.
Trevor St. John
November 17, 2008
Me and a gun
It was a wild week of big finishes in Llanview. Surprisingly, it was the slam-bang confrontation between Todd, Marty and John that was the most satisfying.
Kristen Alderson
November 24, 2008
Switch is a four letter word!
There was enough drama surrounding the birth of Starr and Tess's babies that adding a switch was unnecessary.
Susan Haskell
December 1, 2008
Turkey daze
It was a short week, but a heartfelt trio of Thanksgiving episodes reminded viewers what soaps are really all about: family, history, trial, heartache, love, home and hearth.
Brandon Buddy
December 8, 2008
We'll always have Paris!
The Thanksgiving episode brought people together, and more importantly, they seemed content to be together.
Florencia Lozano
December 15, 2008
Crazy in love
Todd's in prison, Marty is pissed, Viki and Charlie are happy, Nora is rocking the major airtime, and all is right with the world. Well, almost.
Erika Slezak
December 22, 2008
So long, 2008!
Part one of a special two-part look back at the events of the past year in Llanview.
Forbes March
December 29, 2008
Happy old year
Part two of a special two-part look back at the events of the past year in Llanview.

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