"One Life to Live": Why All the Love for a Rapist?
I never liked the character of Todd Manning on One Life to Live. Never understood him. After he was introduced in 1992 as one of three gang rapists of college coed character Marty Saybrooke, the Todd character skyrocketed to become one of most popular characters on OLTL, if not in all of soaps. He has stayed that way until today.
Elaine Liner currently writes arts and media criticism for the Dallas Observer and other publications. A graduate of Trinity University, with a master's from SMU, Liner teaches writing and criticism on the college level. For a decade she wrote for daily ne...