Poor Jennifer

Am I just an easy audience, or is Kassie DePaiva totally working as Eve Donovan?

A lot of people seemed dubious about this recast (myself included, even though what I’d seen of DePaiva’s work on One Life to Live was promising), but the character immediately feels like a much-needed injection of fresh energy. She’s a social climber, she’s a little manic, and her mere presence makes Paige approximately 100% more interesting than she was before. Plus, we got to play one of my favorite games: “Let’s Randomly Start Yapping About Someone We Haven’t Mentioned in Years, as Though to Conjure Him/Her.” At least they tried to integrate all the discussion of Eve into the episodes somewhat, as opposed to the best (“best”) example of this ever.

My only gripe so far is that of course she’s swooning over Daniel five minutes after arriving in Salem. I get that he’s a surgeon and good-looking, so she must be seeing dollar signs, but 1), ugh, ENOUGH, and 2) he lives in an apartment with a pleather sofa.

You know what is not working for me?

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These pants are UNGODLY. Like, this has to be a joke. It’s like Jennifer saw Paige’s hideous 2001 jeans and had to one-up her. I don’t know if Melissa Reeves is requesting these things or she’s just not standing up to the Wardrobe people (seriously, did she kill someone’s mother?!), but this has gone too far. Someone make it stop!

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8 Comments on “Poor Jennifer”

  1. UnderYourWing Says:

    i am always usually very resistant to new faces from other soaps coming over to dool so not warming the cockles…..yet…..
    melissa’s dresser either needs an exorcism ( speaking to UNGODLY!!) or a guide dog for the blind with fashion sense….

  2. Dylan Says:

    I’m enjoying Eve too, and her funny accent (where is she supposed to be from anyway, Tennessee or something?). And ugh. Those pants are worse than the red pants she was wearing at the pizza party that she and Daniel threw a while ago!

    • mykleraus Says:

      From what I saw of Kassie DePaiva on OLTL, she was always kinda trying to cover up that accent and then just gave up. I hope she’s able to keep it under wraps here.

      Every pair of pants Jennifer wears is worse than the last! It’s shocking!

  3. Erin L. Says:

    The biggest part that bothers me/makes me laugh uncontrollably are Jen’s super fuzzy memories. They are obviously (terrible) reenactments of former story lines but come on…late 40s Jen in a high ponytail does not look anything like a 20 something no matter how soft focus the lens is. I get that Eve is a recast so they don’t want to use old footage but I would be less bothered by it if they had.

    It’s like the one they did of Nicole and Eric when he first came back to town.

    • mykleraus Says:

      The Nicole/Eric one wasn’t AS ridiculous as Jen/Eve. Those were clearly two women in their 40s/50s hidden behind a very gauzy filter. So silly.

  4. Andie Says:

    I couldn’t stop laughing…wth would uptight Jen wear raver pants from the ’90s or early ’00s extra roomy/comfy and she looked like she was floating across the floor.


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