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Santa Barbara (1984)
MUCH More than a Soap Opera!
Santa Barbara was never merely a soap opera. From the beautifully-acted, well-written stories, to the flawless lighting, make-up and set designs -- it was a show that raised the bar for daytime television to a standard that is rarely (if at all) equaled.
I'll always be thankful to QVC (the home-shopping television channel) for offering a payment plan that must have sounded good enough to my Mom to purchase our first VCR when I was about 13. Finally, I'd be able to TAPE Santa Barbara! As an only child with a busy and tired single Mom at home, the characters became my extended family -- their adventures and stories were my entertainment, my heartbreak . . . my inspiration.
It was the wonderful, exciting chemistry between A Martinez and Marcy Walker as Cruz and Eden that attracted me to the show. Much more that a super-couple -- Martinez and Walker chose to personally invest in the history and depth of their characters, which resulted in pure magic on-screen. My love and support for their extraordinary talents will always be strong.
I salute everyone that contributed (in a positive way) to that wonderful show.
Great Job by A Martinez
I tuned-in to this film as a long-time A Martinez fan. His role as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara (SB) is my favorite. Although that soap has long-since ended, I keep hoping that he'll have the opportunity to work with his cast mate Marcy Walker again. They were the BEST as Cruz and Eden! Since SB, Martinez has played some great parts. I loved the "Cherokee Kid" which also starred Sinbad, and was sorry to see that his TV Show "For the People" did not last long.
Overall, I enjoyed "Killer Instinct" and felt that Martinez and Jean Smart (she's awesome) were a sassy pair. It was refreshing to see a strong, powerful lady in a Lifetime movie!