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Kenny Ward just simply blended into the background too easily. It was easy to forget he was even there.
Yeah but Linda was so easy on the eyes.I'll assume by "main cast," you refer to principal players (in the opening credits) as opposed to recurring characters. In that case I guess it would be a toss-up between Kenny Ward and Paige Matheson. Kenny was too one-dimensional, a victim of bad/neglectful writing. Paige suffered not from bad writing but from over-exposure. I felt the producers who created her were so enamored of their creation that they insisted on giving her too much screen time.
In recurring players I have several, but narrowed it to Linda Fairgate for the same reason I grew to dislike Paige--overexposure. They seemed to want to have this newbie make all the established characters look stupid via her scheming. "See how crafty she is? Isn't she clever? Oh, what will she do next??" Oh, give me a break.
From the actors in the main cast I've had a problem with Frank because the character was too much like a second Mack. Similar background, same attitude, same old-fashioned behaviour towards women and over-protective to a daughter who isn't a child any more. Played by someone who seemed to parody Mack's worst overacting moments.
But killing off Frank's wife Pat was for me harder than Laura's death because Laura had at least some good stories. When introduced Pat was the most promising new character ( interacting with others outside the Williams house) who faded in the background to give Mack's copy more space.
I think the Paula actress was in the main cast (at least in a group shot) . She was a copy of Karen and extremely boring. I understood that Greg tolerated Anne hanging around or Linda but they were entertaining or hot. I didn't buy it that Greg could be interested in a younger version of Karen.
I am not quite as hard on Paige or Nicollette Sheridan as you are, but I'm certainly not one of her biggest fans. For me, though, it isn't that I don't like Paige, it's just we get too much of her in the later seasons. I've heard fans jokingly refer to the final four or five seasons as "Paige's Landing," and I can see why they do that. She comes in and is really the only younger character that retains any footing, after the likes of Michael, Olivia, Harold, and evnetually Linda are all booted out. Some of Paige's storylines were good and intriguing. I am particularly fond of Paige's relationship with her mother Anne and how her relationship evolves with her father Mack, but sometimes she was "inserted" into some storylines so randomly. I recall her injection into the Jason saga of Season 12, where she is tackled on the front yard by Jason's family. It's like the writers had to find a way to involve Paige in some capacity.I've never liked Paige... or Nicollette Sheridan...
Paige is supposed to come from some old money family from the East coast, she looks more like the common "nouveau riche" Californian bimbo, absolutely no class at all!
Sheridan is from British origin, she looks more like... the common Californian bimbo, always half naked, dressed up like she's going to the beach or the fitness center next door, absolutely no class at all!
I've had a difficult relationship with Karen during my KNOTS LANDING journey. I've always liked her, but I've flipped back and forth on whether I found her annoying or well-meaning.About Karen, I'm divided, Karen can be such a... KAREN, having an opinion about everyone and everything, and on this "may I speak to the manager please" way.
I guess the character was wrote this way, but she can be so irritating. I like the episode we discover at the very end she's been kidnapped, we finally got an episode she does not say a word, no Karen's opinion about everyone and everything, we just see her face! Priceless!
But on the other side, I kind of like her, she's a genuine person.
Moreover, I think Michele Lee is overacting, I can't stand the way she AR-TI-CU-LA-TES every word!
But on the other side, I kind of like her, she really seems to be a genuine person for what I've seen in some interviews.