Here's what I, for one, am sick and tired of:
Being beat over the head with Stavros' name. Hardly a scene goes by
that doesn't include a memory, or a just plain gratuitous name drop and
personally I am beginning to feel like they think I am stupid! Just a
month or so ago I actually mentioned that I liked that they weren't spending
so much time beating home every little point, they were assuming we could
get what they were trying to say, well, I spoke too soon apparently!
I get that he is about to be thawed and I get that he has ties to the
Spencers, blah, blah, blah. The exception is Laura's recollections -
most of which have been well enough acted to be acceptable to me - I'm going
to disregard the "bloody collar on my pillow" comment and hope one
of the writers was just coming down from watching the "Michael Douglas
finds the boiling bunny" scene and couldn't help themselves.
Yeah, he's a reeeeaaallly baaaaaad guy - I got it already! Enough said
now, let RKK give the guy life again and quit talking about it, we will all
see what kind of person he is these days shortly I would guess.
I'm also tired of looking at NuCarly.
She's trying hard I'm sure but enough of that already too! I was a
card carrying S&C fan, and I am so over it now that I hardly recognize
myself anymore. It's the least interesting storyline going to me right
now - and I am also a card carrying Liz and Bobbie "can'tstandher"
so to say that I'd rather watch either of them doing almost anything (this
applies to things they do with their clothes on only) almost kills me.
I just can't make myself care at all about what Carly has to say, and I
really don't want them back together since there is no chemistry between
NuCarly and Sonny (in my opinion) anyway. I didn't mind watching Sonny
go nutso for a few weeks, beyond that there is just nothing left of what
used to be. So I'm over it and moving on - and ohmygod don't get me
started on the Leticia fiasco - Let me just interject a note here to TPTB :
NO, it is not okay to just go ahead and wrap a scene that includes a
character saying another characters name (that they have supposedly said a
million times already) wrong. And to allow it to be said incorrectly
in several different ways in one scene is just plain sloppy,stupid and
unforgivable. If the actress can't get the name right then please,
change the script. Maybe she could just say "he's with that nanny
lady that's around sometimes" or something like that. I'm sure
you can come up with some way to handle these deficiencies that doesn't make
the soap genre in general look really bad, that kind of stuff should just
not happen, ever, period.
Oh - poor Constance Towers, she deserves so
much better. Stop making her say these ridiculous lines! And I
don't want to wish anyone out of a job, but I think Kristina Wagner better
watch her back. Felicia has nothing of worth to say at all and no real
purpose on the screen anymore, her scenes with Luke are being made so
obviously pathetic that it's almost embarrassing. I'm also a little
concerned about the fact that Mac has no story except Felicia. At
least he used to have to be around to mess up one investigation or another
but now......... though that should change a little when Robert returns.
Now, here's the parts I like lately:
Don't shoot me yet, but I started watching the "Roy finds Melissa
drunk" stuff with much skepticism and even slight irritation but then I
found myself smiling. I think Jensen Buchanan is an A+ actress and she
actually pulled it off in my opinion. I thought their scenes were cute
and somewhat touching at times and like I said they made me smile which
hasn't happened often lately since Alexis hasn't been around much. I
definitely think that Roy and Melissa have some chemistry where Boobie and
Roy were just icky. Not sure where they are going with it but I'm
along for the ride so far, provided I don't have to watch them every day
Also liked Sonny and Alexis, I might be
interested in seeing them pair up. I'm not really sure yet - maybe I
need a little more time to mourn original Carly and Sonny first, darn -
thought I was over that already. What I would definitely be
interested in is seeing a little more Alexis in whatever capacity possible.
It would have been a whole lot more fun to watch her nurse Sonny back to
health and keep him hidden from Carly in her apartment or a safe house or
whatever than it will be to watch Angel do it. But I suppose Alexis
doesn't have a completely white outfit handy which would disqualify her from
nursing duty. By the way - how did Angel drag Sonny by herself from
the gravesite to wherever her boat was? If she did pull that off it
seems his hair should have been a bit more mussed up and muddy don't you
I still like Skye, that girl can act - she has the same ability
Sarah Brown had to make you see everything she thinks and feels without
saying a word, and she makes it all believable. I'm not sure we have
the capability available to write a good story for her but I hope so.
I really hesitate to say this because by the time I type there is
the real possibility that something will have happened to change my mind,
but here goes: I liked the way the scenes between Lucky and Liz went
when he finally got that "it" was back, and the subsequent
parent/son reunion as well. Liz actually said what she should have
which almost never happens and Lucky was a little less loony than usual, it
worked for me. The Liz/Gia lovefest is a bit much though. Oh and
the other day when Ned and AJ were discussing their good cop/bad cop plan, I
swear they wanted to kiss, isn't it great to see them so in love?
Which brings me to point out the ongoing problem we are still
having, someone just doesn't understand some of these characters and should
therefore not be writing dialogue for them. Not a day goes by where
someone doesn't do or say something that just doesn't ring true which is
truly too bad. Given the caliber of acting possible on this show it's
a shame that the writing is so very lacking at times. The other
ongoing problem (okay this one is obviously selective!) is not enough
Alexis, Mike (come on, with Carly gone he'd be making a huge nuisance of
himself trying to make sure Sonny's okay) and Q's (emily doesn't count).
And too much Roy, Melissa, Angel (yeah I know it's only been a few days but
I got a feeling.....), and teens. I know the kids are out for the
summer now, but if we plan to increase the teens time onscreen I have a
problem with that cause I think they are getting more than enough now!
Kudo's to Scott for telling the kiddies that their escapades last
summer had consequences of some sort at least, and kudos to whomever chooses
the music lately, I'm liking it.