You know me...I usually report only on the news of GH but this is too good to resist. I heard from not one...not two...but FOUR peeps from the "Back-wings" of AMC about the whole move to LA and let me tell you, it's not pretty. "Logistical Nightmare" is what one is saying.
Although some sets are being rebuilt at the old Night Shift set, there's a huge amount of wardrobe, props and just plain 'STUFF' not to mention offices/personnel loadin' up and movin on across 3,000 miles.
BUT it's been done before you say! Look at Ugly Betty! Yeah, they have months of hiatus...AMC has ZERO. I believe we shall see shrinking and shrinking sets, movement and block taping. Even when the actors make the final move, many are communting so the blocking will continue.
Mood on the set? Can you guess? It's setting in that schools will change (if actually moving) for kiddies, real estate isn't too pretty and some of the cast ISN'T making the transition. Of course, Budig is coming back as Greenlee and Kelly R and Mark are doing a Hailey/Mateo cameo.
You know my idea? Do a "reality" thing about moving the show. Behind the scenes of the LA transition. (listening SoapNet?) I'd totally watch it, it would be fascinating. Actually, if you think about it, MUCH better than the stories have been lately. I DON'T CARE WHO KILLED STUART. No one does. I also hope I get some stories to tell from time to time on the whole deal. I'll share if I do!
This is leading into RATINGS for last week. Can you believe that AMC beat both GH and OLTL? Hmmmmmmmm. Funny that. I think they have a bunch of Neilson Boxers on payroll at ABC. That link is to "We Love Soaps"--I like it because they include ALL soaps, even primetime ones! It's fun to take a gander at the whole genre. (who knew "Glee" was a soap!?)
Have a great one. Maybe the Wubqueen will go to the AMC studio herself and hand-cam the whole thing. What do you think!?