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One Life to Live opinion columns from 2010
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 2010 calendar year.
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January 4, 2010
The introduction of Danielle as Tea and Todd's love child is just the jolt that this already-popular couple needed to propel them into another chapter of their love story.
January 11, 2010
It was a wacky week in Llanview as a number of sluggish storylines finally kicked the holiday malaise and started jumping, whereas several others merely continued to bore.
January 18, 2010
Dorian's family should know that she usually has ulterior motives for her actions, so it would be nice if someone in her family would try to help her instead of giving her attitude.
January 25, 2010
A vaguely cliched phrase was tossed back and forth all over Llanview this past week, always regarding one very specific character.
February 1, 2010
Bo and Nora finally decided to give in to their passion and move on with their relationship.
February 8, 2010
This is at least the second or third time in the last year that John has been fired from the force, lost his badge, gone rogue, and been a fugitive on the run from the law.
February 15, 2010
The timing of Llanview's big storm couldn't have been better, since it coincided with a real storm in Pennsylvania!
February 22, 2010
Bree Williamson seems to be doing a credible job emulating Erin Torpey's teenaged Jess, right down to the feathery voice.
March 1, 2010
Nothing that happened between Gigi and Schuyler during their break-up scenes was shocking, although it was emotionally charged for both characters.
March 8, 2010
Viki's dismissal of Charlie and their marriage over his need for revenge probably has less to do with him and much more to do with her.
March 15, 2010
It looks like One Life to Live is going through a transition, although it's hard to tell exactly what the intended outcome might be.
March 22, 2010
We're seeing radical changes from the Kelly of the past, who almost always swept her own misdeeds under the rug, especially where Blair and the late Brendan Thornhart were concerned.
March 29, 2010
We see Bo and Nora together randomly every couple of weeks, but it looks like they have turned into the happy, background couple that we only see at special events.
April 5, 2010
Oh, what a web ABC Daytime weaves when they conspire to totally overhaul the whole show in three weeks or less!
April 12, 2010
Bo and Nora were front and center last week as Bo took a bullet for Rex, placing his own life in jeopardy.
April 19, 2010
This past week forced viewers to peer under Todd's rock yet again, and look at the ugliness that's still skittering around in the dark.
April 26, 2010
While Marty grieves for her baby, the search for the black-gloved person in the stairwell is underway.
May 3, 2010
It didn't take long for people in Llanview to decide that Todd pushed Marty down the stairs. With his past, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
May 10, 2010
Blair and Tea were easily the stars of this past week's shows, because Kassie DePaiva and Florencia Lozano truly understand the nature of soap opera.
May 17, 2010
This past week signaled the debut of Llanview's latest daytime musical. The songs! The voices! The autotune!
May 24, 2010
Markko finally learned that Langston has been cheating on him with Ford for months. Langston has been making a fool out of Markko, but she seemed surprised when he told her they were over.
May 31, 2010
In one night, everything can change. Half the town can burst into song and choreographed dance, then go back to acting normal without a thought.
June 7, 2010
After everything that Bo and Nora have been through, not even green hair, a chipped tooth, a sprained ankle, a fried wedding gown, or a renegade skunk could stop them from exchanging their vows.
June 14, 2010
Bo and Nora are the one true Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan again, power ballad and all; they're reunited, and it never felt so good.
June 21, 2010
Last week was a long one on One Life to Live. The start of summer often signifies a slowdown in storytelling, but hopefully the past week won't set the tone for the next couple of months.
June 28, 2010
One Life to Live is experiencing a midlife crisis this summer, stuffing itself into hotpants and a half-shirt even though it's pushing fifty.
July 5, 2010
Cole finally figured out that Hannah has been playing him for a long time. He was so quick to trust her, and now, he feels incredibly stupid for having believed her over Starr.
July 12, 2010
In an intense fight with Bull, Starr pulled the trigger for the first time, wounding James and feeling terrible about it after the fact. She even surprised Todd, and that's not easy to do.
July 19, 2010
Bashing Ford, pushing Marty, most likely killing Melinda -- he's even the mysterious Bennett Thompson! Is there anything that isn't Elijah's fault?
July 26, 2010
Jessica and Natalie both found out that they are pregnant, and neither sister definitively knows the identity of their baby's father.
August 2, 2010
Life in Llanview is beginning to feel like running on a treadmill -- there's the illusion of getting somewhere and changing your fortunes, but people keep ending up back in the same old places.
August 9, 2010
Kelly has gone from one of the most useless characters to one of the most annoying. All she's been doing is sticking her nose in other people's business.
August 16, 2010
By imbuing Natalie's strong, forthright character with a strident sense of denial, the writers are doing her a grave disservice.
August 23, 2010
After this past week, just about everyone in Llanview thinks Eli is a criminal, except for Blair.
August 30, 2010
Viki and Dorian are the heart of One Life to Live, a supercouple neither Starr and Cole nor Starr and James nor the pitiful Langston and Ford pairings could ever hope to touch.
September 6, 2010
John and Blair might have never stood a chance as a viable, long-term couple, but they care about each other and make good friends!
September 13, 2010
Todd has never been one to suffer in silence. This is usually the time Todd starts burying people alive or trying to set Blair's dates on fire.
September 20, 2010
As soap opera fans, we are expected to accept a lot. We often have to suspend reality and accept that characters can age 20 years over night, have evil twins, or return from the dead.
September 27, 2010
Starr did everything but beg James not to leave this past week, but James took the high road while Starr remained about knee-deep in denial.
October 4, 2010
It seems like Markko's return last week was solely to prove to Langston that she messed up and that he wouldn't be taking her back, and now he's leaving Llanview for good.
October 11, 2010
After a long, arduous summer of Teens, Teens, and More Teens, One Life to Live is setting it ablaze in a glorious bonfire in which a bunch of umbrella stories smash together like a ten-car pile-up.
October 18, 2010
Hostage situations create intense drama, but when the same characters are held hostage multiple times, it becomes difficult to take them seriously.
October 25, 2010
Matthew is more than just an occasionally rebellious teen -- he's a good kid with a heart, who learned a lot from Bo and Nora.
November 1, 2010
After getting away with all kinds of seemingly impossible tasks, Eli was killed by Cole in cold blood.
November 8, 2010
Marty's never better than when she is on some crazy, vengeful tear, and now, with the imminent loss of her vaguely monosyllabic son, she's turning all her rage and ire on poor Natalie.
November 15, 2010
Téa proved that she is a resilient person last week, as she returned to Llanview ready to pick up where she left off.
November 22, 2010
When was the last time that a Friday cliffhanger on an ABC soap featured four major veterans over fifty years old dominating the action?
November 29, 2010
Why does anyone have DNA tests done at Llanview Hospital? The results are just about always tampered with, and anyone can walk into the lab and access information!
December 6, 2010
Bar a couple bum storylines, things are firing up pretty well for a wild Christmas in Llanvew.
December 13, 2010
It's a good sign that veteran characters like Viki, Dorian, Clint, Bo, and Nora are all front and center in stories that don't revolve around their children.
December 20, 2010
Eddie Alderson has grown into one of the strongest young actors on One Life to Live, but why is Matthew always being duped or being made out to be a snob or jerk lately?
December 27, 2010
Part one of a two-part look back at the events of the past year in Llanview.