Liza Colby, Pine Valley & Jamie Luner

I waited until Jamie Luner’s first full episode as Liza Colby aired before making any commentary on her portrayal of the character. As a viewer who was only exposed to Marcy Walker’s portrayal of Liza Colby, and as someone who has watched All My Children for the past 15 years, it’s going to take some time to get used to someone else playing Liza. And seeing Luner in the flesh on my screen with the red hair makes me think she would have been better as Skye recast.

Kudos to Jamie Luner for taking on the role, stepping into some challenging shoes to fill. Her initial appearance on screen was quite intriguing but something about it bothered me. The voice. Marcy Walker’s voice was somewhat low also, but Luner’s has a huskiness to it. For some reason, it just bothered me. Again, just another thing to get used to with this nuLiza, along with the possibility that the character was de-aged, based on appearances.

Apparently, during her time away from Pine Valley, Liza has obtained a law degree. Most likely, she did this after Colby ran away from her. So now we have Liza Colby, former executive (but probably still has it in her) and attorney. Liza Colby, Esq.? Sounds sassy, but let’s see what she does with that law degree besides handle Amanda’s adoption. Judging from yesterday, she has some dastardly plan up her sleeve concerning Amanda’s baby and it probably has to do with exacting revenge David Hayward.

One thing that was unnecessary was the casino sex with Zach. Really, did it have to happen? Clearly, it was just another plot device to tear apart Zach & Kendall even further.

Now, Liza and Jake having a chat, that was a nice throwback, considering they have always been friends and Jake was almost Colby’s father. Of course, that harkens back to the days of Michael Lowry and J. Eddie Peck’s portrayal of Jake Martin opposite to Walker’s Liza Colby. The only odd thing was seeing two very different actors playing these characters, Ricky Paull Goldin and Luner. Not sure if there was any chemistry between the two.

Two days isn’t enough to judge Luner as Liza Colby. No impact made. Let’s revisit this in a month when she’s had more interaction with others.

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One Response

  1. I don’t like her. Smoker’s voice, slitty eyes. Don’t care for her in the Liza role

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