Life's a Beach for the soap stars so bad they're good; LAST NIGHT SUNSET BEACH (Channel 5).
THERE was a chill wind blowing down In mathematics, blowing down is a type of geometric modification in algebraic geometry. It is the inverse operation of blowing up.
On an algebraic surface, blowing down a curve lying on the surface is a typical effect of a birational transformation. Sunset Beach, ruffling its stars' perfectly-groomed hair. But then, there always is.
It was an average day in the life of the cheap, melodramatic soap that is a cult daytime hit for Channel 5.
Priest Antonio Torres was making love to Gabi amid the rubble in the aftermath of an explosion. The pair ignored the possibility the earth might move, sending the whole lot tumbling on top of them.
Virginia's incredible turkey baster baste 1
tr.v. bast·ed, bast·ing, bastes
To sew loosely with large running stitches so as to hold together temporarily. plot was about to be uncovered by Michael and Vanessa.
And Maria was determined to enjoy a second honeymoon with her husband Ben after regaining her memory. The only problem was that he had married Meg, who was waiting at home with bated bate 1
tr.v. bat·ed, bat·ing, bates
1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: "To his dying day he bated his breath a little when he told the story" breath, terrified ter·ri·fy
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To menace or threaten; intimidate. of losing him.
There were characters talking to themselves, dream sequences and lots of pouting pout 1
v. pout·ed, pout·ing, pouts
1. To exhibit displeasure or disappointment; sulk.
2. To protrude the lips in an expression of displeasure or sulkiness. . The soap's secret is a cocktail of lechery lech·er·y
n. pl. lech·er·ies
1. Excessive indulgence in sexual activity; lewdness.
2. A lecherous act.
lechery , lingerie and laughable storylines. Sunset Beach is so bad, it is good - and its omnibus edition is an addictive alternative to Saturday afternoon shopping.
Watching it requires having an imagination as flexible as a knicker elastic, but 1.2 million viewers are willing to devote 50 minutes of their day to the world of Sunset Beach.
The show's characters spend more time talking to themselves than they do to each other and, even though none of them seem to work, they manage to look a million dollars.
Some of its best lines include: "This can't be happening" and "Keep your bod away from my husband".
Yesterday day's corker cork·er
1. One that corks bottles, for example.
2. Slang A remarkable or astounding person or thing.
Old-fashioned slang was from Antonio, who grappled with Gabi's lifeless body, saying: "Please God, don't take her. I'm the one that sinned."
There have been tidal waves, voodoo curses, a jewel theft, earthquakes, kidnappings and characters coming back from the dead.
Even its stars admit Sunset Beach's strengths are its failures - terrible scripts, incredibly-complicated plot twists and cheap production values.
The sad fact is Sunset Beach fans are ready to forgive its rough and ready look. As long as it dishes up plenty of sex along with its sunsets, they are happy.