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Sorry for the lateness of this post, but with Christmas and having family over on the 26th I’m behind. Can I say that I’m loving Kim Nero? I was going to say this before, but didn’t know how to put it and I thought saying it before Christmas was the wrong time. I can absolutely say that as long as they do right by Tamara, I’m glad she’s not playing Carly anymore. The reason for that is simple: I think Carly as a character is ruined. She was ruined by Charles Pratt Jr. and Bob Guza after Tamara left with the recast of Laura Wright and her “taking the character back to the original” stupidity she spewed. Whatever growth, humanity, humility and grace Tamara infused the character with has been watered down and or demolished by Guza, Carlivati and whoever else wrote for the character and by the subpar acting by Wright who more or less fulfilled the prophecy left by that poster on the now defunct IMDB message boards. Gone is the growth and development Tamara infused Carly with. On a recent post on SoapCentral, someone had this to say:

When Carly first came to the show I didn’t much like the character, but I could listen to SJB speak all day. She had a gentle accent and her voice was very soothing. I could most believe that she grew up in Florida. Then TB joined. I finally started to love the character, and to this day, cried when she decided to tell Sonny the truth that Alexis was pregnant with his child, although she knew that he would leave her for having kept the secret. TB’s Carly was a better person. She learned and grew. When JB joined, I didn’t want to like a replacement Carly because TB had my heart, but I liked her performance. She was a good actress. I just didn’t enjoy depressed crying Carly very much. I was used to a Carly with her head up. Then she was recast with LW. Once again, there were great performances, but the character was written to have forgotten every lesson that she ever learned. She was back down in the gutter snarling and shouting. I never liked the Carly character again. I’d enjoyed the more grown up Carly that was written for TB and this snarling guttersnipe just rubbed me the wrong way. All these years later, I still feel that she is more animalistic than was written for TB’s Carly and I miss that.

I agree. She even used my word for both Sarah Brown’s and Laura Wright’s versions: Guttersnipe. An unevolved being with little of no manners or decorum. However, for me now I’m glad Tamara is playing Kim. She can do what she likes with this character and she doesn’t need to recreate mannerisms from a former actress. She had me in the scenes with Oscar (Garren Stitt) at their home. And my gosh I love they gave her an apartment. Looks snazzy.



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