EYE ON STAFF SOAPS PROFILE
NAME: Carolyn Aspenson
IS YOUR ASTRO SIGN? Scorpio. The Goddess
of Sex. People stand in line to experience me. Whereís that line? Iíve been
looking for it for many, many years!
IN WHAT STATE DO YOU LIVE? Gawíga
MARRIED? Yup. Heís a hottie too. Ask him, heíll tell you. He thinks he should have been a soap star. We let him think what he wants.
CHILDREN? I have 3 kids. Two girls, one is 11 and hormonal. The other, 9 and sweet as candy. My 4 year old son has me wrapped around his finger while driving me nuts at the same time.
FAVORITE TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD Charlieís Angels. I was always Kris Monroe. She was smart and blond and didnít have the nipple issue thing going on like Farrah.
WHAT DO YOU WATCH PRIME TIME? Charmed. Americaís Funniest Home Videos (I have kids, Iím required to watch it.) Trading Spaces and Changing Rooms. Maybe a few other things if I can stay up AND if I donít have to catch GH on SoapNet.
LAST BOOK YOU READ? Okay, this is embarrassing. I think it was some trash romantic novel. Something by Kay Hooper, I think. Books are like Soaps. I read them to take me away from reality.
FAVORITE ALBUM? If weíre talking true ďAlbumĒ I would have to say anything by Journey. I was a HUGE Steve Perry fan and still think I might be the only woman for him. If youíre taking ďCDĒ then it would have to be anything by my current favorite group, The BoDeans. Okay, I know youíre saying ďwho?Ē Think ďParty of FiveĒ theme songÖĒeverybody wants to be closer to freeĒÖ
FAVORITE NON-SOAP HOBBY? I make semi-precious stone and Swarovski beaded jewelry. I also workout like a fiend but youíd never know it by looking at me these days !
WHAT SOAPS DO YOU WATCH AND FOR HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU WATCHED EACH ONE? WHAT GOT YOU STARTED? I started watching AMC before I could talk. My first childhood memory is of Erica Kane. How pathetic is that? I also watched Dark Shadows with my mom. I started watching GH just before Luke and Laura got married and have been taping it ever since. Iíve watched OLTL continuously but I donít remember when I started. I still watch all three but donít get to see AMC and OLTL every day. Iím more of a GH fan. Iím going on 25 years with GH and thatís pretty darn sad!
FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER FROM EACH SHOW ? This is easy. AMC Ė was Leo even though I didnít really like him for quite some time. He just got sweeter and cuter as time went on and when he left I found myself sad. OLTL- it WAS Sam. Not the character per say but Larry Lau. God I love that man. Who has the right to look that hot at 50? I have to admit there are a lot of yummy eye candies on OLTL but character-wise I donít think thereís one that stands out. GH-Old Old Lucky. JJ is an excellent actor and gave Lucky the qualities of what every teenage girl is hoping for. And hey, I was kind of hoping for someone like him too! Plus he has the most amazing lips Iíve ever seen. I loved his portrayal of Lucky but JY didnít impress me. I like the current actor playing Lucky but the jury is still out on the character himself. I donít have anyone that I like on PC. Iím not a PC fan. Enough with the vamps already!
FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER, SAME? This is a bit tougher for me. AMCís character would probably be Greenlee for lack of any other interesting female characters. Itís all the same thing, just different days on that soap. OLTL? Iíve tried to figure that one out for quite some time. I would have said Kelly before she left. But it seems like sheís been gone for so long now I can barely remember her. Blair is a great character. I like her spunk and her commitment to her kids, even though that daughter of hers is a nut. But her decisions on men blow me away. Toddís done far too much to be forgiven and she dumped Sam. Okay, so itís not Sam I like, itís Larry. But still. On GH Iíd have to say (donít laugh) the former Flea. Yes, her voice was annoying but she was always dressed great and I love her hair. Plus, she did what she wanted and thought ďscrew everyone elseĒ. I like that. I also like Carly and really enjoy her character now that sheís less in your face-like. On PC Iíd have to say itís Lucy because everyone else on that show annoys me.
FAVORITE STORYLINE FROM EACH SHOW YOU WATCH (PAST OR PRESENT)? This is really a tough one. Iíve watched them for so long itís hard to pick. GH would have to be the Liz and Lucky storyline but ONLY with Johnathan Jackson! I loved them before he was kidnapped by Helena. On OLTL itís probably Dorian and Joey because they really did have good chemistry and it was nice to see the older woman get the younger man for a change. AMC? I donít think Iíve really got a favorite on that one. Nothing stands out for me right now. There is nothing about PC that has even sparked my interest.
LEAST FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER FROM EACH? AMC, believe it or not, is Tad. Iíve never found him attractive and though heís funny at times the character is mediocre at best. Heís just never buttered my biscuit like heís done for others. On OLTL my least favorite character currently is Al. Heís just a waste of airtime. GH would have to have been the OldNuLucky and the NuOldNikolas. Or is he the OldNuNikolas? I get confused on that. Either way, the character was soft. Iím hopeful that Tyler will bring the edge back. We need a more evil little C! On PC I pretty much canít stand any of the male characters.
LEAST FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER FROM EACH? Letís get PC over with. All but Lucy. Donít like any of them. AMC? HmmÖprobably Opal. Sheís so lanky and her voice grates on my nerves. GH? Now come on, who do you think? Courtney of course! Give the girl a spine, get her out of those 80ís corduroys and enough of the puppy love looks already. I canít stand her! Iím thinking a death in Sonnyís family is overdue.
LEAST FAVORITE STORYLINE FROM EACH? PC would have to be all of them. AMC would have to be anything having to do with Tad and Dixie, they are so old news and anything regarding the waste of time teenagers on that show. You know Iím old when that stuff doesnít impress me. OLTL? Todd and Blair. Enough already. Theyíre over and if heís really moving to ATWT or whatever it is, let them end already. How many times can we see the same storyline played out with only a slightly varied twist? GH? The Lab under the hospital one, for sure. I like Helena and everything about her but I still canít figure out how Iím expected to believe she got that lab built under the hospital and not one single person noticed any construction crew or equipment in the area? Sounds fishy to me. Yes, I know soaps arenít real but that one really tested my ability to escape from reality.