I personally think it's a plot to increase ARs as we wanna see any particular soapie's bizarre explanation as where the characters were coz we saw them being buried or being killed. Pathetic ne! Nontheless, this week, Monday World takes a closer look at soapies' living dead; which ones were done worst and which ones are believable. Braam Le Roux: Pa!
They say anything is possible in the world soapies. Braam le Roux was inadvertently "killed" by his daughter Sofia and her brother Benjamin helped her "cover up the culpabable homicide". This is just a match made in hell: Cherel had ulterior motives in marrying Braam including bringing us the best of Charker - so to use Tashi's name for Cherel and Barker - drama
Sofia had just taken her father's AK 47 to go and confront Cherel de Villiers-Haines-Le Roux-Kumar-Holmes, so to use S.K's multi-barrel surname for Cherel. Her father tried to stop her and she pushed him and he fell down the stairs. Benjamin walked in and told her they should let Cherel take the the fall for this, given all the divorce drama between worst step-mom Cherel and daddy Braam.The devil: Benjy is heartless such that he can put his family under false devastation
So far, the police have been very clear that they are investigating a murder case but the problem is that they didn't have a body. Braam's blood was planted and stained in Cherel's apartment and an sms sent to the Le Roux family from the Cherel International viccinity. What more could the police want in order for them to be convinced Cherel is the killer?Wanting to tell the truth: She is the perfect daughter with morals and principles but broer Benjy het haar vertel dat sy niemaand veterl of wat het gerbeur lol
After a couple of weeks of fruitless investigation that saw accusations and counter-accusation between the Le Roux family and Mrs de Villiers-Haines-Le Roux-Kumar-Holmes, on Friday, Marlien's side kick was able to establish that Braam Le Roux's body wasn't available on the other side, sending Marlien into a very hopeful mode that her husband, sorry, ex-husband may just well be alive and kicking. At the end of the episode on Friday, Benjamin went to a remote Horizon Deep building and opened the door and uttered: Pa! And we saw Braam Le Roux, prompting Makisto to write about soapies' living dead.
OMG! He is alive! Here, I think the soapie got it right because it was very clear from the word go that he police didn't have a body. Today, the soapie had better give an explanation as how son Benjy pulled that one. The story was well done.The death of Barker Haines: Bloody Alex
Barker Haines was also "killed in a horrific car accident and his body burnt" back in 2005/2006. Leone Haines was distraught. At the time, Lee was dating a cop, Alex Matthews, who disguised as a journalist. Bloody Haines: Barker faked his death putting Lee under severe strain
Then Barker came back from the dead. Alex noticed that Lee stopped "being a perfect grieving daughter" and he became suspicious. Lee, who disapproved of daddy Barker's underhanded methods, was under daddy's spell at this point. You will remember that daddy was being investigated and he wanted to disfuse attention. Like a game of cat and mouse, Barker hid from Alex who would often visit Lee at the Haines mansion. But then, he found out Barker was very much alive.We miss you: Actress Ashley Calley and her character Leone Haines' will forever live on in our memories
Barker managed to put him right under his spell and Alex's bosses noticed Alex was acting differently. During Barker's resurrection, it was explained that Barker took whatever from his his eye and put it on the body that he burnt with the car so when DNA was conducted, the body was confirmed as Barker's body. Though this kind of stories add some kind of intrigue on our soapie, here, Isidingo didn't get top marks from me but the story was believable nonetheless. David Genaro: You can't kill me
Villainous and a ruthless killer who kills within the wink of an eye, David Genaro was shot to "death"on his wedding day - during his wedding to Lucilla Vilakazi-Genaro-Vilakazi-Genawa. Un-kill-able: You can't just kill David Genaro
Suddenly, oh no, he wasn't dead. There was no one in the coffin, apparently! How lame, lol! During his "killing", these were David's words: You can't kill me. You can't just come here and kill me." But we saw him going down and lying dead at the charpel.
Guess what the show's explanation was about his resurrection? Yes, you guessed it! No, there were people at the background at the hospital who made ups and downs and their presence was never explained. It turns out it was David's team that came to ensure the master of evil comes back from 7th heaven. This was boring and lacked believable creativity, well, at least according to Makisto shem. The show didn't get a predicate of 4o% because it didn't give us a well reasoned explanation about Genara's sudden return to the world of the living.Tau Mogale: Ke a tshela
Tau: Back to take his Karabo to the UK
Karabo Moroka-Motene-Dlomo-Mogale was almost sent to a mental institution because no one believed her "claims" that Tau Mogale was alive. That after we saw Tau getting killed by le Jack Mabaso's hench who were supposed to kill Jack. But no, thanks to Duma -who had two bosses, Tau and Jack- got a message from a gang to give to his boss and he gave it to Tau instead of Jack. Jack was suposed to have met with the gang and get killed. But nope, the wrong man, took the bullets.Big doll Karabo Moroka is now living happily ever after, we guess
He is alive, he loves me, he is dead, he loves me not. He is alive, I love him, oh no sorry, that was a mistake, he is dead. No man, he is alive. Well, Tau came back from the dead in Generations and what does the soapie say in defence of sending Karabo out in a dream wedding? There was a very long, about 18 minutes, long boring monologue about the show lying that Tau was in a half-way house of some sort in which the police were investigating the criminal underworld that Jack Mabaso was part of and that, at the time of his "death", Tau had bullet-proof on him. I was like duh, what if the gang shot him on the face? Mxm.Taylor Forrester: Ridge my love
Lying through their teeth: The Bold and The Lies
I will not be doing Taylor Forrester from The Bold and The Beautiful who came back from the dead a year after she appeared on the soapie as a ghost. Mxm! What do you take us for mara you The Americans and The Sex Kittens mara hmmm. No, Dr Forrester wasn't dead and her grave was empty and a "mad Ridge Forrester" dug up her grave to confirm she was indeed alive.Stefano: I will be back
Days of their Boring Lives, I cannot even begin to talk about how modern day witch who kills through sceince and can swicth on and off your brains, Stefano, was killed, got resurrected and died again, and came back to life, and died again, on no, and came back to life again,and died again. I killed me: Stefano
Boring ne? Ja! That's the world of soapies. Anything is possible.Pictures through the lens on various sites on the net. Makisto sends out his love and well wishes to all the web content manager for Easter for programming the pictures in such a way that I can copy them. Enjoya wena.