It’s always a challenge to ease a popular actor in a popular pairing into a new romance when their partner leaves. The show can’t tread water forever, but they also don’t want to alienate their heartbroken audience.
General Hospital used 2014 to show fans that there is life after Spixie for the fashionably flawed Maxie Jones. Pairing Maxie with good guy detective Nathan West seemed like a given. Two pretty people make a pretty couple. But being pretty doesn’t always mean having chemistry. Luckily for GH, Kirsten Storms and newcomer Ryan Paevey have it up the wazoo!
Yes they’re aesthetically gifted, but they compliment each other very well. GH went the ‘slow burn’ route with these two, using Maxie’s Eat, Pray, Love journey to acclimate Nathan deeper into the canvas. They had only shared a fleeting scene initially, but what sparked there was emblazoned in our minds during Maxie’s absence. Upon her return to town, our hopes for a new start were interrupted by the introduction of her new boyfriend, con man Levi Dunkleman. But as like most fairy tale romances, good would eventually triumph over evil.
Nathan sees the good in Maxie at all times. Her past doesn’t matter. He loves her for who she is, not who others want her to be. He could see her inner strength even when she didn’t know she had it. But let’s get one thing straight, this romance isn’t just about the knight with glistening abs and delicious meat swooping in to save her; they get to save each other. Whether battling baddies in an evil clinic or rushing to be by someone’s side, Nathan and Maxie have reminded us what a soap couple worth rooting for looks like.
It took a year for them to finally make love, but it was well worth it. We’d love to see more of Nathan’s past come out and see how it affects his relationship with Maxie in 2015. He’s a boy from the Upper East Side with a trust fund and probably loads of secrets. Would our favorite fashionista fit into his natural habitat? We’ve watched enough Gossip Girl to know that these two could have a very interesting new year.
There are so many adjectives we could use to describe this delicious duo and many would be synonymous with the word HOT!
Handsome billionaire Devon Hamilton and reformed bad girl Hilary Curtis caught our attention the very first time they shared a scene on an August afternoon at Crimson Lights. All that was exchanged that day was a handshake, but the chemistry between portrayers Bryton James and Mishael Morgan leaped off the screen. It became completely undeniable as the months went on and the clothes came off. They are vibrant, fun, sexy and filled with so much chocolaty goodness it gives us a toothache. The Young and the Restless would be smart to market this pairing and use them as an anchor for storylines in their age group. The late 20s/early 30s set has a boredom issue, and Hevon is the cure to that.
Unfortunately they are also filled with enough angst to leave us hunched over in the fetal position begging for a reprieve. Hilary remains trapped in a terrible marriage to Devon’s adopted father Neil, but here’s to hoping 2015 brings about a shift and storylines befitting this young super couple in the making. That would be Hevonly!