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58 July 3rd, 2013 OLTL New Additions: Paolo Seganti, Amber Skye Noyes & Alice Callahan – What Are Your Impressions?

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So this week on One Life to Live as the story unfolded, we got to see a little more revealed about the newest arrivals in Llanview, and the new characters who will be instrumental in the lives of some of the core characters!  You can catch this week’s episodes on Hulu and iTunes!

As the World Turns favorite, Paolo Seganti is  now playing Arturo Bandini on One Life with a connection and a past to the dead, Brianna Marland.   And this week, he seems to be taking an interest to Dani (Kelley Missal), or is he?  Who do you think Arturo really is, or what he is really wants in Llanview?

Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/StarPix

Amber Skye Noyes also debuted over the last few episodes of One Life as Michelle. The girl who gave Matthew (Robert Gorrie) a runaround, who he met on the Internet.  Jeffrey (Corbin Bleu) doesn’t trust her, but Matthew seems to be open to giving Michelle a second chance at proving herself. But what is her agenda and motive? True desire for Matthew? Or, something else?

Alice Callahan’s first appearances as Kate were about hitting the sheets with young Jack Manning (Andrew Trischitta). After their romp, we learn Kate is Jack’s summer school teacher.  Then the duo’s heat for each other seems to continue even after we learn he is her student  … in the classroom!  She doesn’t seem to care and either does Jack! 

Som we ask you One Life fans and viewers, what are your impressions of Seganti, Noyes and Callahan? Thumbs up in their role? Or, not digging it?  Do you think these characters can provide and generate story for your favorites as well, and shake up the canvas? Let us know!

 

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  1. Tali says:

    I like the summer school teacher storyline with Jack, don’t care about Michelle/Matthew storyline and Don’t want to see Dani getting involved with an older man. Would like Dani/Matthew back together tho’. Want more Natalie/Liam/John McBain story. Watched Classic OLTL this morning and it reminded me once again how much a creep Cutter is and how much John McBain & Natalie Buchanan go together!! JOLIE lives!

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  2. Michelle says:

    Not digging any of them just yet. Would rather see some former cast members brought back (those who are available/willing to come back). There are enough newbies for now. Still can’t get used to the new Matthew.

    Love that the show is back regardless.

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  3. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    SPOILER ALERT! Arturo is really Walker Lawrence and he is going after Dani as revenge against Victor for taking over his identity years ago…Michelle will use Mathew: she’s involved in Llanviews drug ring! Also, Kate is more than a substitute teacher…she is involved heavily in porn, and is secretly taping her ‘moments’ with an unsuspecting Jack and selling it on the internet under the title ‘Dirty Lessons’. Im just kidding…lol! Im guessing but probably wrong…lol

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    meant summer school…

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    Keith replied

    Wasn’t Walker Lawrence a.k.a. Walker Flynn killed in the penthouse elevator crash by then Todd/Victor? Isn’t it soon time for Mitch Lawrence to show up? ;-)

    I like your other ideas. I’d like to see more blasts form the past. The writers need to crank things up a few notches. Lyndsay should call Nora’s radio talk show.

    Johnny replied

    You should write for the show….what you just came up with is more interesting that what they’ve been depicting – submit your ideas, write them a script….these writers need help.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks…current shows arent written by the new writers yet…hopefully when their episodes finally air we’ll see some improvement…i want to see Blair on the phone with Starr(even if Starr isnt shown) and i want Viki to sometimes mention her other children, especially Jessica…and i want Bo and co. learn more about Victors kidnapping, how is death was faked, and that Allison Perkins was involved. The storys are somewhat interesting and i loved that Tea/Dani scenes where they were in Tea’s kitchen but the show feels like the actors are working with half a script…a puzzle with missing pieces, imo.

    rebecca replied

    @jimh…i’ts half a script more than the first couple of weeks worth! LOL…

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    O.K.! lol

    Robert replied

    Jimh I like some of your ideas. Hopefully the writers will get wind of them and maybe use one or two. Especially the Walker Lawerance idea.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks…i wish that too.

    susan M. replied

    Is hulu still showing new episodes of OLTL & AMC? I saw new episode of OLTL it was Chapter 9 Part 1&2 (that was last week).. Couldn’t see any this week for Chapter 10 part (1&2) , that would be next on OLTL…I phoned hulu yesterday and they said they didn’t have anymore new episodes right now.. Maybe when they get back from hitaus in Aug. they will resume with new episodes. Hulu said probably will in Aug. But right now all they have is the episodes we have already seen. What is your imput on this??????????????? Please reply!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I havent watched since last week myself…im going to tune in tonight after a family party and see if its new or not. i missed a few episodes be4.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I shouldve added to this: David would buy the porn tape but Dorian finds it, learns David is addicted to internet porn, plays the tape and gets an eyeful. Disgusted that it involves her nephew, she shows Blair who is shocked, beats Kates ass, and goes to jail but her lawyer Tea gets her out. Kate the porn star is exposed(pun intended) lol

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    Tali replied

    @Keith – Mitch Lawrence is dead, shot by Natalie and for our sakes “DO NOT BRING HIM BACK!” I’ve watched OLTL episodes at the first of the week and they are right on schedule. This coming Monday will be the next installment for the week. I don’t believe that because they are on hiatus there won’t be any new shows until they get back-PLEASE keep tuned in!! I did read the new writers won’t have scenes until August when they come back from hiatus. I will keep watching, hope they bring John McBain back, even if they have to recast!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Mitch cant come back…he went to Hell the last we seen him unless he has a twin…

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Jim Todd did not Steal Walkers identity he BOUGHT it! Todd bought His likeness and Family history so he could get revenge against Mitch for trying to kill him

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    lol…knew this would be you! I just thought it as a harmless rewritten storyline possibility…i love stories with twists and turns.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I cut myself off too soon…i thought maybe even Walker had an unknown twin who sold Walkers identity against his knowledge, and its the twin Cane who was shot and allegedly killed by R.H. (Todd). Walker altered his own appearance and killed Cane(posing as Victor) framing Todd for it. At this time Victor was already kidnapped by this tatoo organization that Cane was a part of. Cane wanted more money but took over Victors life instead. Walker, looking for Victor, confronted him then realizing it was Cane, decided to have him murdered by framingTodd for it because he found out how much Todd hated Victor. Later learning Victor was alive and in Llanview but has run away, Walker/Arturo arrived in town with his new face and identity as he plots his revenge againt Victor for paying Cane to take over Walkers identity. He shot at Blair and is now going after Dani, then others he knows Victor cares about. Something like that. But we all know none will turn out that way…or do we?

  4. brian says:

    Good additions to the show. The writing seems to be getting better, but still would like some explantions to Starr and Jessica absence.

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  5. BTripp says:

    I love the s/l with Jack and his teacher Kate. She is hot and so far I am digging her and the acting is good. Even Andrew T’s acting is better with her IMO.
    I don’t mind the new girl Michelle either but we will see where that goes. Paolo Seganti is just OK so far. I never watched him on ATWT but I always thought he was very handsome from photos but I don’t care for the greasy hair look.

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  6. moosebird says:

    I am sorry to say Michael, but as happy as I am that OLTL is breathing another life online, I couldn’t be more disappointed with the writing and the direction of the storylines. I am still commited to watching the show, but I feel there needs to be some constructive criticism to improve the show. Many people are talking about how the stories on both AMC and OLTL are faster paced. While I agree somewhat on AMC, which I think it doing a much better job at balancing the characters and stories, the same cannot be said at all about OLTL. The stories are actually very slow paced for a show that’s only 30 minutes and only shows 2 episodes per week. Everything about the nighclub scenes is boring and repetitive. There’s nothing interesting about watching new DJs and singing acts, and people getting it on and taking drugs. It could be more compelling, but it’s just not moving forward or making the best use of veteran characters/actors. It seems like a place holder, while they wait for better storylines to appear. Too much attention is put on the death of this Brianna Marland character whom we saw I think in once episode. I’m sorry, but I don’t care. Again, sorry for my honest opinion here, but this is not the One Life to Live I love and admire. I hope that once they go back in the studio later this summer, the writing has been refreshed and invigorated with more compelling drama.

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    Johnny replied

    In other words the writing stinks.
    Thank you moosebird for phrasing it so kindly.
    Close-ups of an eloborate Drink being mixed at the bar do not a
    storyline make.
    I think the actors are all doing their best but they most certainly
    deserve better working scripts than what’s been aired thus far.

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    Lin replied

    Agreed 100%

    Lin replied

    Moosebird, I agree with you 100%. I love oLTL and will not give up on it. But the only stories I like are Bo/Nora and Vicki/Clint , Dorian/David (but not keen on the possiblilty of Rama and David. I like David being funny. The story about Victor is too dark, not enjoying it but Roger is doing a great job. The Michele story line has improved and I do really like Jeffrey. But the young generation takes up 90% of airtime. Hate Shelter- I read my email while the shelter scenes are on, and “Facebook.” I hope the new writers are better. But, that said, thank you, thank you, thank you Prospect Park//TOLN for bringing it back. You’re scoring a home run with AMC, please fix OLTL.

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    su0000 replied

    The younger gen and older gen are very well balanced..
    The heavy good stories are revolve around the older vets..
    Most the stories are great stories for the older and the vets..

    the younger stories are with their children which also include the older.
    The balance is good and more so with the older because they are also included in with younger stories besides their (the older) stories ….

    Robert replied

    Yes I kind of agree too. There is too much Shelter story line and it is not working. The citizens of Llanview and their actors deserve better. Please clean it up before it is too late.

    So happy both shows are back. To all the negative nelly’s please keep it to yourselves. No one is forcing you to watch the shows if you are not happy with them.

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    Tali replied

    I agree moosebird….su0000??????? Since the show’s EP JPepperman listened about the cusing sure wish she’d pay attention to the fans when we say SHELTER SUCKS!!!! I’ve not enjoyed one of those scenes. I miss Capricorn and RODI’S!! I’ll stick with OLTL and the ups and downs tho’ love it! Thank you also to PP and TOLN!

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    Johnny replied

    Plus there are like NO SETS! Why in the world would Vicki and Nora be having dinner at that stupid SHELTER? Think about it — everyone is either at the apartment of Mathew and Dani or at SHELTER – it’s so absurd! Isn’t there any restaurant in town? A park nearby? A gas station? Even Mayberry had more interesting sights.
    On ALL MY CHILDREN, everyone is at Jane’s Coffee shop having coffee, or meeting for dinner at Jane’s Coffee Shop, or going for a jog and ending up at Jane’s Coffee Shop, or stopping for breakfast at Jane’s Coffee Shop, or having an informal business meeting…..at Jane’s Coffee shop. So, in Pine Valley the exciting attraction seems to be Jane’s Coffee Shop and on OLTL you can just drink till you pass out at SHELTER.
    GET SOME new sets please!

  7. Jessica says:

    Arturo: I think he brings a needed energy and age to Llanview, but the hair–disgusting. I wouldn’t touch it, much less go near him sexually, and I am older and wiser than a twenty-something girl who doesn’t mind being kept. There is no way any law student would let a guy with that much vile pomade or dippity-doo near her. Gross.

    Michelle–boring as a box of hair. She seems insipid and dull and I can’t imagine there is anything else to her except a possible trip to psychotown, which is pretty boring in and of itself. The world’s best young psycho was Hannah, and they sadly got rid of her.

    Kate: Unconscionable, sordid and illegal. Jack is a minor. I can turn on the news if I want to see stories of teen boys being molested by unstable female teachers. I am sure there is more to it than that, but I find the idea of statutory rape disgusting, even when it is Jack, who I think is one of the most loathesome kids on soaps. Whether or not he is close to the age of consent and wanted her and was willing or anything else, she is an adult and his teacher and it is absolutely sickening. I am one step away from a libertine–I am all for threesomes, and Rama and Vimal’s open marriage, and BDSM and anything else edgy, but a teacher having sex with a minor child is downright obscene in my opinion and I find it offensive.

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    su0000 replied

    All that complaining and yet you watched, with great attention, to have such an in depth complaint you do not miss a moment… lol go figure..

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    rebecca replied

    You seem to have an obsession with hair…Aruro’s is disgusting and Michelle is as “boring as a box of hair.” What exactly is a box of hair??? LOL.

    And I diisagree….hair (here we go again…) gelled or not…to me the actor is quite stunning!

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    rebecca replied

    Arturo

    delainey replied

    Honestly, I have to agree with Jessica. Sleeze ball equates greasy hair. Dry bread new girl = possible psycho. I won’t even touch the teacher – we know where that will go. But how can Jack just be prey when he was a bully before? Something feels off and the connection to OLTL feels broken.

    How many soap devices do I need to see that I’ve seen before? Do these writers have no imagination? Why take us down the disturbing roads, instead of focus on Jeffrey and Vicki uncovering corruption, or Destiny and Nat truly being torn between being moms and work? It seems all so lazy to me to make characters so stupid and naiive, and simply falling into traps in order to make the plot easier or happen.

    I know Nat was in the tattoo shop because she’ll probably be the one who will investigate “Victor’s” tattoo/dead body with Bo, and remember ahhh that tat guy had a private client. I can see the story coming and that’s just insulting. I hope I’m wrong.

    I’m a writing major and it’s so annoying to see this. There isn’t any resistance. There isn’t any real drama.

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  8. rebecca says:

    They’re all good. But I particularly thought Paolo Seganti was amazing. Never saw him before and his acting was just so natural and believable.

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  9. rebecca says:

    and I “thought” his acting…(so annoying that you can’t edit these comments…grrrr…) also like to add the man is gorgeous!

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  10. Beacon says:

    Damian Grimaldi, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!

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    j replied

    Maybe 20 years ago in 1993 when he first wooed Lily in Italy.

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  11. su0000 says:

    I am into all the new characters !!
    They are mysterious !

    Both, AMC and OL are awesome!
    They both have my full attention, and I like all the stories!

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  12. Leigh says:

    Love Paolo Seganti. He is great as the “bad” guy. He was wonderful on ATWT as Damian Grimaldi.

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  13. Mark in FLA says:

    I think “Michelle” has a lot of potential. The actress is a talented singer/songwriter. I hope she gets to sing on the show. I think her sound would fit in a lot better than the singer that has been at Shelter. “Michelle” could perform at the coffee shop. Found her own site: http://www.amberskyemusic.com

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  14. Rodd says:

    I like Arturo and Kate, but Michelle is sort of boring to me. I just don’t see the chemistry between her and Matthew. Kate’s whack, but Andrew, as Jack, seems to light up playing opposite her. I agree with the comments about the greasy hair on Paolo and hope it isn’t an indication of his character. He’s a great actor, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

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  15. Chaz says:

    Giving it time. But, I as a first impression I am not bowled over by the Michelle character. Kate resembles Blair in a way which makes her involvement with Jack a little creepy (well, more so than just a student/teacher affair). Arturo, again…giving it time to see where they go with the character.

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  16. Marcia says:

    Arturo just has that creep factor for me. I just think he’s a “dirty old man,” going after young girls. Michelle and Matthew, I really dislike this pairing . No chemistry. She is boring. Jack and Kate, the storyline is interesting. Teacher attracted to student, forbidden, yet it happens in real life and that’s a good storyline. I like Jeffrey with Destiny, really happy with them as a couple.

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    rebecca replied

    I doubt moving forward Michelle is going to be boring; there’s probably a lot more to her and the storyline…

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    delainey replied

    Since she’s pointed Matthew towards a mansion and doesn’t have much nice clothes to wear. I can bet she’s poor Cinderella wanting a rich prince. :)

  17. Teri says:

    I really really just wish instead of bringing on new people they would have just brought back some of our old friends….like Jessica,Rex,Gigi,John,Starr etc!

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  18. james says:

    I think it’s too soon to tell about the new characters. I don’t dislike them and who they are now may not be who they are later. I hope that they shake things up in Llanview.

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  19. Sue says:

    I see some criticisms and I think we are extremely lucky to have the shows back. There will always be parts and actors we don’t like there were when they were on TV. I am just so happy to have them back and think they will keep getting better

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  20. j says:

    I dont get it. The ONE thing viewers clamor for…and want…is vets. Established characters that viewers love and have a connection to. And they go ahead and hire actors from other shows in pointless, throwaway roles. WHY does no one involved in soap production get it??????

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    james replied

    Wait, we have vets. I don’t mind new characters being brought on to give the people on the canvas story.

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    rebecca replied

    a lot of the vets have moved on…and/or away. IF the new shows are successful and they can afford to expand the cast perhaps more will join or be available. vets come and go even on ABC.

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  21. Virginia says:

    I think the new cast members are good enough actors. Not crazy about this story line with Jack and his teacher, but when Blair finds out……. Then it will get good.
    Speaking of Blair, since Roger is leaving the show, and the whole Tomas thing ended, Why not bring max back to Llanview? They have a lot of chemistry and history, besides Blair could use a good story line, that doesn’t include Todd. I like RH. & his character, but since He’s not staying, and they’ve been doing Todd and Blair for years it’s time for a return. And while their bringing back vets how about Foxy Roxy, and Cutter’s Mother Alex? They always bring fun and excitement with them.

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  22. Chaz says:

    I really, really don’t know why Ilene Kristen isn’t back as Roxie. I LOVED her character. She and Natalie are still tied together and had a good relationship. Roxie and Viki even formed a friendship. I think my only concern would be if the new writers could capture Roxie as well as RC did…but, I am pretty sure Ilene could bring her game to the table.

    Even if she popped up once in a while it would make my day.

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  23. Loretta Justice says:

    I dont like any of them, poor acting and writing.

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  24. shelle dale says:

    pablo intrigues me — the rest meh

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  25. Cigi says:

    I watch the old episodes in the morning and I miss the old OLTL.. Vicki , Clint, Todd Blair Dorian and David, love them. But I the new Matt and Destiny don’t fly. There acting is fine, but I’m not convinced. Destiny was is high school having a baby, and now she’s drinking with Natalie? The ages don’t work and neither do the babies age. Why is Natale living alone, when they all lived in Llandfair happily raising their children? The loss of Mcbain is hugh. As is Starr. I love the show, I’ve watched it since the 70′s, but somethng is missing. Maybe its Frank’s writing. Maybe it’s that I have to borrow my kids laptop to watch and I cannot fast forward the commericals, or that after a commerical the screen goes black and I have to go in and out of HULU to continue. Does anyone else have a problem? The Newbie Michelle, Eh. I am fine with Jack and the teacher. I think it could be interesting. I agree about the bar scenes, too many.

    Not giving up though. You cannot love these characters and not follow, but I guess what ABC did still bothers me. You killed a show when it was at its best. Have to watch soapnet to enjoy Rex and Gigi, Starr and john mcbain…etc

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I agree with some of the stuff you said…Mathew and Destiny was around Jacks age when on abc…Now they are older and Jacks still in high school.

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