Have You Ever Wondered?
By: Michelle Kenny
A few weeks ago someone posed the
question "how much impact does fan opinion have upon script
direction, casting, etc.?". It was an interesting question, after
all the audience does wield the all-powerful remote. Several serious
write-in campaigns (saving Carly's baby for example) have gone unheeded.
I then began to wonder about the time
lines. If I'm watching GH on Friday August 11th, I wonder when it was
actually filmed (two weeks earlier?, 2 months earlier?). How
much earlier than that was the script written. And what about
when the first kernel of an idea was tossed around the table by the writers.
If we are talking a large gap of time, it is no wonder many of our
requests aren't being taking into account.
I'm hoping the time gap is not too large
because I would like to assume TPTB do care about the opinions of the fans and
can make changes accordingly. I know every whim of every viewer cannot
be catered to, but it makes me feel more likely to invest my time (and let's
face it, we are busy people and 5 hours a week is an investment) in a soap that
listens to the opinions of its viewers.
If anyone does know what the time
gap is, I would be interested in hearing from you, mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Misc. Tidbits (aka Cheese, Beef, and Special
1. Did anyone think the goon sent to take
out Stefan was a little cheesy, I didn't know if he was going to attack Stefan
or ask him for directions to an early Halloween party.
2. Speaking of Stefan, during all of
his sexcapades in Paris with the fembot, I kept thinking . . . beef, it's
what's for dinner. It is obvious that during all of those late nights he
spent plotting against Helena, he was watching infomercials and picked up
a torso track. His abs look good.
3. Why does AJ keep going to Kelly's. Its
obvious that Tammy has more use for an unexpected health inspector
than him. Hasn't he learned you never antagonize the person who is
preparing your food in the backroom.
[Katrina's note: The time gap
between filming and airing of an episode is 2-2.5 weeks]