May 14, 2008By Lauren Flynn Kelly Posted: May 14, 2008
I can't express enough how much I love ONE LIFE TO LIVE lately. That's why you'll see a Thumbs Up! and an Editors' Choice on the show in upcoming issues of Digest, although I wasn't the only one in this office who loved last week's eps so much that they tried to make loved ones watch the episodes over the weekend. My attempt went something like this:
Me: "Man, ONE LIFE TO LIVE was sooooo good today. I can't even tell you. I have to show you."
Boyfriend: "That's okay. Let's watch 30 ROCK."
Me: "But Snoop Dogg was on it! And he was amazing. Who doesn't like 'Sensual Seduction'?"
Boyfriend: "True. I might watch it, but JUST the Snoop Dogg part."
(The next day...)
Me: "Okay, so ONE LIFE was really good again today. I even brought home the tape. Now we have to watch it."
Boyfriend: "I'm not watching a soap opera with you. That's your thing."
Me: "But don't you want to know more about what I do? About the show I cover? It's so funny, c'mon you'd love it."
Boyfriend: "Look, I really don't need to get into another show right now. There's too many shows I watch."
Me: "What? Like THE WIRE? THE SOPRANOS? There's just as much violence on GENERAL HOSPITAL, which you would also love, by the way."
Boyfriend: "Mmm... That's okay."
And so it went, throughout the weekend, until Monday night when I simply popped the tape in while he was out of the room doing paperwork on his computer. He returned, sat down and was instantly enthralled. "Who's that?" he asked about Langston, who I explained is not the 16-year-old who's pregnant. "Is that Seaside Heights? We were there last summer!" he cried. "Oh, check it out, that's the Tilt-A-Whirl we went on!" When Snoop Dogg took the stage, he was like, "Do you know that girl? And who's that? And she's marrying the drunk guy?" Then Snoop started chatting with Bo and Talia et al, he was all, "Is Snoop ad-libbing? This is hilarious." Before we knew it, a full episode had passed by, he had ignored his paperwork and I had successfully gotten him hooked (well, maybe not for life, but for one hour). To me, that shows the true power of soaps, and a persuasive woman;)