Archive for the ‘Guiding Light’ category

“Where Are You Going?” “I Have No Idea.”

January 23, 2013

I love having Billie around, just because it gives Salem some texture and because it’s fun to see a face from the past even if she doesn’t have a story, but she is literally just wandering around town helping move plots along at this point.

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Yesterday two people overheard her leaving messages for Kate, enabling them to scurry along and advance the story. Maybe send a text next time instead of screaming private things in public places? Did they teach you such innovative forms of discretion in ISA Spy School?

The way she’s just weaving through Salem aimlessly reminds me — in a very distant way — of one of my favorite clips ever, from the late Guiding Light. I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this is THE WORST THING EVER AIRED ON TELEVISION. Just watch the scene that begins 50 seconds into this clip (the link should jump right to that scene), starring our very own Crystal Chappell, a.k.a. Dr. Carly Manning. I can never get enough of watching these two actors completely improvise a scene with no point and then just wander off camera once they get bored. At no point during the writing, filming, or editing process did someone go, “Um, this is awful and clearly has zero purpose other than to take up screentime?” Any time you think Days is bad, WATCH THIS.