Discussion in 'Knots Landing' started by tommie, Nov 2, 2019.
... and I'd just like to point out that I just started this poll to get a true opinion on how people feel about certain Jill-murdering characters.
Jill killed herself and it was her one great accomplishment. @tommie Laura would invite you into her kitchen and then slap your face and call you a slut! And you would enjoy it, because that's the kind of desperate attention slut you are. Kisses xx
RUDE!! I'd never passively aggressively start a thread like this for pure provocation. Take that back, you silly skank!
And she was smarter than Jill and her assailant by staying away from that man-whore Gary, who had an unspoken plot to boff every woman in the town. Richard had his issues, but Gary had an entire four-volume set. Plus, Greg's fortune made Gary's look minor in comparison.
I never liked Laura much because she was such a downer. But that’s what made her a good character on the show - it was realistic to have a character like that around.
The short answer is no, definitely not, I’d say she’s definitely top 5 and a huge part of classic Knots. I’d say the problem was the writing that too often relegated her to being an arm of the male characters, first Richard and then Sumner. But Constance played her perfectly and when they shined the spotlight on her like in THE LIE she was really fascinating. Her sarcastic humor also really helped to differentiate Knots from the other super soaps.
It's a clickbait thread, not a real question.
Yeah, LOL, I realized that after I posted my reply and then went back to read the other replies and I’m like “Whoops”
But that doesn't mean you were incorrect.
Both of her main screen partners (John Pleshette and William Devane) spoke highly of her skills as an actress. Neither actor was one to gush or to offer up false praise for anyone (esp. crusty ol' Devane), so when Pleshette called her the best actress in the cast, and Devane said his work with McCashin was his favorite work of the series, you have to take note. You got the impression that Devane (who never held back an opinion on the goings-on at KL) was not happy that their story was cut short, even as he got some juicy material from Laura's exit.
The other leading ladies (Lee, Mills and especially Van Ark) were well-documented in lobbying the producers for more screen time, for adjusting scenes or plotlines more to their own liking. I never heard of McCashin taking such actions, and I've always assumed that Laura sort of got lost in the shuffle because no one (namely CM) was lobbying for her to get more screen time, etc. as the other ladies did.
Laura was the BEST!!!!!! CMcC was a better actress than all of the others combined!!!!!!!!!!
Well, it takes one to know one!
(Sorry. I’m just reenacting a KL scene!!!!!)
Just how would you combine them, exactly?
Laura was one of my favorite character on Knots. I know Val was useful for the plots, so I kind of liked her for that, but if those characters were real, I would hang out with Laura, her smartness, and her humour.
I would run away as far as possible from Val and her endless dramas.
I would sleep with Gary, just for the fun, and would run away from him, as fast as possible, after coït.
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