I have a few things on my mind. First
off, let me get a few questions off my chest:
1. Why would Nik and Gia think the safest place to spend some
"together time" would be the yacht, given that Helena and Stavros
were both onto Nik? And why would Nik ever leave her there alone?
Seems that there must have been somewhere a little safer and way less
obvious than that.
2. Why, oh why, didn't one of the resident super sleuths just
secretly follow Helena around until they saw where she entered the lab?
She goes there like three times a day and we all know how easy it is to
follow people around, unseen, in P.C. They have been sitting around
for weeks now unable to do anything because they didn't know how to get to
the lab......quit wringing your hands and do something.
3. Why did Bobbie get over Roy so easily all of the sudden?
I know she's had a few minor discussions about him but I don't know many
women who would show so little emotion over seeing him with his ex
constantly at his side. I'm not asking for the snipping at each other
to reappear, just a little acknowledgment that they were in love one day and
then he had replaced her the next (ok, well almost anyway).
4. Were those chest compressions supposed to look real?
Skye needs to take a CPR course.
5. Have you ever, in your whole life, ( not counting
anything else seen on GH lately because a case could be made that they
aren't the only ones) seen anything like what they are doing to poor John J.
York and Real Andrews? I would honestly be so embarrassed to
have to constantly play the stupid one in the scene. The one who never
has it right at the right time. The one who has to say over and over
every week: "You can go, for now.....". I believe Port
Charles should abolish the police force and just move to a citizens arrest
system. The civilians have a much better arrest record anyway.
6. I'm assuming putting Stefan in a room for two weeks or
whatever it's been wasn't part of the original storyline here because it
seems really pointless. (I realize that wasn't a question, you could
add "doesn't it?" if it will make you feel better)
I think that covers my "huh?" feelings for now anyway.
What I really wanted to talk about is something that has caught my interest
over the last couple of weeks. Though things are still pretty dismal
in my opinion, I have been noticing a few performances lately. I don't
really mean noticing as in "standout" as we would refer to Nancy
Lee Grahn or Stephen Nichols, who have been pretty brilliant lately (before
sitting in a room anyway) no question, but I mean noticing as in they aren't
brilliant but they are still worth watching even when what is coming out of
their mouths is drivel. Example one, Marisa Ramirez as Gia. I
submit that whether you really like the character or really hate the
character you can still see that she has a definite
"watch-ability". I actually have always enjoyed the
character, at first I admit it was mostly because I don't like Liz much
lately and anyone who put her in her place once in awhile was welcome in my
living room. Now I just like the character. I think she's
one of the few characters that is actually written fairly well most of the
time. She gets some pretty good one-liners and has been very
believable in my opinion. She hasn't done anything too out of
character and is generally likeable even in her misjudgments. Maybe
that's all because she is a fairly new character and the current regime
really couldn't slaughter her personality. But I have to say, I enjoy
watching her. I very rarely fast forward her scenes - even when they
are pointless, and you are talking to someone who has a very well-worn fast
forward button. Roy and Melissa's heart felt talks and shower, Sonny
and Carly's dress up game, anything involving Angel, and sadly, even
some Laura scenes (mostly because I was really sick of her being scared by
someone that we can't see coming up to her and her looking all horrified for
nothing. Nervous? Sure, but enough is enough for me) are just
some of the recent victims of my trigger finger. But because Marisa
Ramirez has managed to make Gia her own and make me believe she is Gia while
I'm watching her and because I don't have to feel like I have to
cringe or be outraged by what the writers are making her say, I watch her -
Example number two is a bit more surprising to me. I didn't
want to like her, not after NuCarly and Angel were so disappointing to me
and I actually worked at not liking her. I watched with a very
discerning eye and picked out anything I could find that I didn't like,
unfair I suppose, but true. But Jamie Ray Newman has made it
impossible for me to dislike Kristina. There are problems with the
character to be sure, tptb are going to make her hurt Alexis - I can feel it
coming, and her past is still a big mystery which means they may yet
introduce some annoying plot surrounding that. But the thing is, she's
a good enough actress that she makes herself watchable even when some of her
scenes are just way too saccharine for my taste. Remember when Chloe
was brought on the canvas and she was just way too nice and sweet all the
time? The problem, in my opinion, was that Tava Smiley wasn't a good
enough actress (yet, I think by the time her character met her untimely
demise she was starting to get "it") to pull off someone that nice
on a soap. To play a character that sweet, an actress has to have some
sort of charisma that makes it believable -Tava Smiley was getting that the
longer she was around and Newman already has it in my opinion. I watch
her scenes and she's being cute and quirky and singing and dancing and even
though I'm rolling my eyes at the television - I also can't help but smile.
In this case, unlike with Gia, I think some of the writing leaves a lot to
be desired but Newman is still making me believe that she is Kristina and
that she is just that cute, not that she's just "acting" cute.
Anyone that can make me still like a character that wears the most
ridiculous "disguises" and that is starting to make Ned's eyes
sparkle but isn't Alexis, and who sings, dances and fixes all problems she
runs into...........well, enough said!
A few final thoughts - None of the aforementioned comments are
intended to imply that I want to see more new people anytime soon- use
what you have people! I'm withholding comment on most else that is
going on because I just can't tell what I think about most of it yet.
I feel a bit like I'm watching something I don't recognize, not that I don't
like some of the changes but all the "love will conquer all" and
they can't beat us because "our love is stronger than their
hatred" stuff is a little strong and sort of out of nowhere in the
context of the show lately. We all know it's due to the changes the
show is trying to make to be more in line with what the nation needs and
wants right now, but I'm thinking a little more of a subtle shift would have
prevented me from feeling like I turned on the wrong channel or something.
But I will withhold further comment until I see it out - that goes for the
Quartermaine stuff and what looks to be a Ned/Kristina and Skye/Jax pairing.
Although I will give you a slight preview of my opinion on two things (and I
lied about the waiting on Skye/Jax - I meant it a second ago but now I just
can't do it!) Skye needs someone way more complex than Jax for any kind of a
real relationship, though she has my permission to have some fun with Jax in
the meantime if it suits her fancy. And Alexis's dream? I
thought it was entirely perfect - it looked just how I think she would have
imagined it, she looked petrified and intrigued all at once and, well, I
loved it! When the IIC brought Angel on they said she
"understood" Sonny like Carly never could? Well, Alexis and
Sonny understand each other better than most married people do and have a
very creative way of working out their differences (and it ain't about the
money, Alexis!) and I thoroughly enjoy every scene they have together - what
more could I ask for in a couple? Don't know where it should go from
here, but it shouldn't be ignored!! Feel the love everyone!