March 20, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Mar 20, 2008
While I wish the "Viki is a serial killer" storyline would pick up some momentum on PASSIONS (seriously, is Sam the worst cop ever or what?), I am enjoying the budding romance between Julian and Esme. The boozy cad and vixen are a perfect match and their recent Jane and Tarzan-romp, though cringeworthy, was fun to watch. I'm not sure how portrayers Erin Cardillo and Ben Masters managed to get through those scenes where she hung from a ceiling swing with straight faces, but they pulled it off. Underneath the silliness, there's a sweetness between the characters as they yearn to find fulfilling relationships. I also appreciate having a lighthearted plot on the show (minus the serial killer stuff, of course). With so many characters grieving over Theresa and others plotting deaths of their rivals, it's nice to at least have some love in the afternoon.