What's the best love story that has been on a TV series? Jan 8, 2019 3:01:12 GMT workingclassdog likes this
Post by bc2ca on Jan 8, 2019 3:01:12 GMT
I'll chime in on the Luke and Laura controversy. I was in HS when the show was airing. If I recall correctly the whole rape/Scotty Baldwin love story was about a year or two before the Luke and Laura romance started. Most of us were in school during the day for that story line and it was the days before VHS and DVR.
Lots of other stuff was going on and IDK at what point the writers decided to change Luke's character from a bad guy to a good one, but they did. He had a sister Jackie who was loveable and the two of them together worked as well. The character personality switch wasn't unusual. I remember there was a really bad pimp named Marco and they made him likable after a while too. As a soap fan you just rolled with it. An actor would quit, there'd be a new one to replace the same character.
Once they reworked Luke's character they started the romance story between him and Laura. They barely mentioned the rape at all, pretty much they just wanted us to forget it had happened. The romance took off during the summer hours where again, those of us missed the actual rape story line just disregarded it. Luke was sticking his tongue down Laura's face and we were all hooked. Never mind that he wasn't even good looking. Those scenes were hot and everyone was signing "I just can't cope, without my soap!"
It was campy and fun and really, it wasn't that deep for most of us.
I'm going to embarrass myself with the details I remember. Luke's sister was Bobby Spencer and she was in love with Scotty Baldwin who was with Laura.
ETA To the OP's question, I do think Jim and Pam is one of the sweetest love stories. One of my favorite scenes is them sharing a set of earbuds long before they became a couple.