Making an Investment
So Im watching Passions and Eve and Julian are worried that Eve will have to live the rest of her life behind bars. (What a spectacular lawyer Ethan must be, that he might lose a triple-attempted murder case in which theres literally no evidence against his client). And it hits me that I dont care if Eve loses. I dont really care about her.
Dont get me wrong: I like her character and I think the actress who plays her does a good job. But Im not emotionally invested in her. I dont feel for her.
Then I asked myself what characters I was invested in. None of the boring Bennetts, for sure, and none of the Lopez-Fitzgeralds. Sheridan and Ethan are nice, but I dont mind when they suffer. The Russells have always been underwritten and drab.
In the end, I realized that there are two characters on the show I care about. Theres Tabitha, for one. With her sly humor and the excellent performance of Juliet Mills, shes one of the best things about the show. And the other is Endora. What a little peach she is! If Julian tries to take her away, Ill be pretty upset.
Write in and tell me what characters youre invested in. And does it even matter how much we connect with them? The fun of Passions is the silly plots, after all, not the incredible characters.