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Hey - Labor Day must have passed without my even
getting a burger off the grill, WTF??? I can't believe that I didn't
even get to celebrate ......... but I know it must be true because I could
swear that Angel is now wearing off-white. Oh well, maybe next year I
can have double helpings of everything at the picnic.
I loved the Skye, AJ, and Alan scenes.
Loved, loved, loved them! I even shed a tear or two for poor AJ and
maybe a little one for Skye. If I had the extra money to spend, I would
get myself to the GH studio and sit my rear end down in some important doorway
and refuse to move until TPTB start giving some of these talented people they
have sitting around doing nothing (Billy W.), a storyline worthy of their
respective talents. It should really be a crime to have some of the most
talented actors in daytime on staff and NOT use them in lieu of hiring fresh,
new, beautiful, boring actors to act out old, tired, boring storylines.
I know this has been said a million times by many, many people lately but
damn! Why does it continue? I hear rumors of more new additions
coming our way, I'm just wondering who thinks we don't have people enough on
the canvas? I really don't feel we are lacking for characters right now,
though there are always a few I could live without and I might be
willing to make a trade for one or two of them, under the right
circumstances that is. What we are lacking is storylines! There
used to be such a nice mix of storylines going on. Some I loved, some I
could live without but the beauty was that there was enough good to sit
through the less than interesting. Now, if you don't like Melissa (and I
don't dislike her except for the fact that she is permeating everything), you
are pretty screwed. She is now involved with both the mob bad guys and
the Cassadine's. The only other real storyline we have going is the
little bit going on in the Quartermaine household which is pretty negligible
right now anyway. So if she happens to be someone you'd rather not see
you are supposed to put up with her ability to pop up in literally any scene,
anywhere. And, I don't mean to be unfeeling, but I could not care a bit
less about Leo. I don't know Leo, never did. I don't even really
know Melissa and therefore it's pretty hard to feel much of anything when she
is ranting about Sorel being unworthy of life and such. I'm hoping I
missed exactly when Roy found out it was Sorel that killed Leo because if he
knew it all along then why wasn't he ticked enough to be acting like this back
when Sorel took Boobie? He is so completely unable to restrain himself
all the sudden - I don't get it.
Let's talk for just a moment about one-hundred
and eighty degree turns. So many characters are completely changing
their minds about things that my own head is spinning along with theirs.
Bobbie - Carly and Sonny belong together, Roy shouldn't have messed with their
marriage and encouraged Carly to do something that would ruin it, blah blah.
Bobbie now - Carly get away from Sonny he is evil incarnate because a BOMB was
delivered to your apartment?!!! The only bomb every
"delivered" to the apartment was delivered a looong time ago now,
why is she fixating on this now? Or does she mean the one Sonny
"delivered" himself? I don't get it. Example # 2 of
spinning heads - Elizabeth. She tells Nik that they have to do
everything and anything to save Lucky, then she starts practically hissing at
him when he proceeds to doing just that. Apparently he is supposed to do
whatever he has to but she is not gonna do a darn thing. And please,
don't take any of these comments to mean that I actually like either of these
storylines either because I think they both have very little to them.
Spinning Head #3 would be Lucky, but hey, his head is actually supposed to be
spinning so I will leave him basically alone except to say once again that
this is the weirdest programming. Sometimes he is aware and remembers,
sometimes he doesn't; sometimes remorseful, sometimes not. No where near
comprehensible. Yooouuuu Whhoooooo, Roy, um, please tell us why you
didn't offer your help to Sonny to kill Sorel off if you were feeling so
murderous toward him, instead of offering your help to Carly which would
have removed the only supposed person who was controlling what Sorel is
capable of, and then what? You were going to kill him yourself? Sounds
like a stupid plan to me but then maybe it's excusable since your head is
spinning so fast you can't possibly see straight.
I'm liking Gia more all the time. I think
Ms. Ramirez has pretty good potential as an actress and I think the scenes
post - breakup have been not far off from how many young ladies would be
behaving after being dumped out of nowhere. And the fact that I was
cringing during her scenes with Stavros must mean that they've got me somewhat
caught up in this tangent. Now, if she sleeps with him......... I'll
wait and see on that but I don't think I'm gonna like it. I'm thinking
this whole thing with Nik should be a catalyst for him to go a little more
"bad boy" for awhile. I mean, come on, there is no way he is
going to come out of this and get his girl back - and I really doubt he is
even going to get his brother back either. I see him ending up pretty
alone with no one thanking him for all his effort so he turns bitter and angry
and finds himself a lot like his uncle and auntie Alexis. The truth is
he is doing something that is exactly like things his uncle has done to him in
the name of love which he always hated and he swore he would never be like
that. Whoops, blew that one.
A couple of weeks ago, around the time of the
penthouse bombing, I mentioned that NuCarly seemed to be a little less
annoying to me. Well, it turns out that I apparently spoke to soon.
The first few days that the tide turned I hoped that maybe she had filmed some
scenes out of order and therefore it only appeared that the progress was
reversing. But sadly, that doesn't appear to be the case as she is now
flailing her way through most scenes again with her arms flapping wildly and
her eyes a-rollin again. When she "ran" out on Dr. Meadows the
other day I laughed right out loud - I've never seen anything like it.
The way she moves is just something else. I will light a candle and hope
that she can bring back those flashes of potential I swear I saw.
Now, as for my favorite thing of
late............."the real Luke"! Couldn't tell you yet if I
think the story will be worth watching, I have no clue why he is acting
different or why there are two of him. I've personally never heard of an
injectable personality splitter, but hey, who knows. So for me this
isn't about the story at large, but the fabulous scenes with Flea. I
haven't laughed that hard in a long, looong time. It totally cracked me
up to watch the fabulous T.G. having a grand old time with those lines!
Saying everything that poor Flea had feared in the back of her little mind -
perfect! Once I got past some of her ridiculous expressions (by the way,
great comeback to Helena, "Like playing chess with a sugarbowl".........I'm
sure Flea was wondering how that witty little line popped into her head so
fast, and just when she needed a snappy comeback.......) I even cheered for
the kick in the head. I'm not sure I like where this storyline is going
but I definitely enjoyed those scenes! Intercutting those with all the
scenes of Lizzie getting booted by Lucky, then turned down by Sonny was a bit
of icing on the cake for that episode. Catty as it may be, I couldn't
help it - after all the attitude she had just finished giving Nik, who was
trying (albeit stupidly) to help her I was not feeling very sympathetic to her
NOOOOOooooooooo, not the fake pregnancy thing
again.............. hey, Carly - give Roy a call, maybe he will be willing to
help you out with this little problem to. All you need is a dark haired
baby that's prone to the criminal and it's fine if it's a few months late.
Send Sonny back to the cabin for a couple of months and he will get all
confused about how much time has really passed, trust me, time stands still
out there at the lake.