Ah, yes..the Swan song of Mr. Franco. Well, at least until May. I'm waving from my chair while spray painting the den with CO77x. What could have been a riveting tale was limp, drimp and just plain slooooow.
Bob, you BLEW it. Here was a chance to do something extraordinary with the show. Lots of attention,
"A List" star. We all know the GH actors are up to anything. You even wrote the story yourself. I understand about block taping. I get that big guns can't be on set for a long time. But did it have to be 3 days of taping spread over 2 months? Couldn't it had been a burst of madness?
Here's my problem. You totally copied the Batman movie. Franco was the joker, showing Batman himself in a mirror. Right down to the "choice" at the end and a woman sitting on a bomb. Your "CO77x" was totally the "Why so Serious" line. *sigh*. I was really amazed that Franco's character didn't actually say that. You did throw in a touch of "Seven" but then it seemed to be dropped.
I expected so much more. The artist touch was a good one-- the first few days promising. Then...just slipped into the world of mediocrity. The out of sequencing was evident when Franco was off canvas for days and characters stumbled around his loft. What happened to Grasiella? Was she just shoved in there to show Franco was a ladies man? Why wasn't Megan Ward more involved? Why wasn't the whole cast more involved? I get the whole Jason LOVE but after awhile it puts me to sleep.
Don't get me wrong. Franco and Burton had their moments. But that's your track record. "Moments" instead of "stories". I'm noticing the same thing with Dr. Steven Lars. Here's a character that has actual ties/history to the show and he's reduced to coming on, working a few shifts and GH and that's it. Where's Monica to show him the ropes? Audrey? I tell you what, if you are a new viewer you'd have NO idea who the hell this guy is.
So, thank you for the Finale today! Thank you for another BLOW UP explosion. We know how you love the pyro department. Please don't F-up the Cassadine story as badly as this. PLEASE. I do remember you spinning the Lasha/Stefan story. Even though you totally messed with history, at LEAST there was a beginning, middle and ending. Not chop-suey.
Watch OLTL. Every character interacts with every other one. There are friendships that have nothing to do with anything other than they have chemistry (Roxy/Kyle... Rachael/Rex). There are two big houses where people live together (ditto on AMC). The stories all dovetail off each other.
Soooooooooo, that's about it. Thanks for trying. It actually did give a bit of excitement for a bit. But, er...take a gander at the ratings. Didn't hold any attention.
Thank you for using "Mad World" though. Nice...I did get a bit sick of it but if it gets Adam Lambert some airtime I'm all for it. The 3 second montage today was hysterical, I guess because I just saw Franco's giant face on my screen and that song came on AGAIN. Way to interrupt it with Niz. At least Sexis was on. :)
Fake Bombs...which was in the spoilers...hey, wave to the Bubble Lamp. See it in the Pledge Box? Thank GOODNESS. Living another day to serve in the props department.
Other stuff from today: I Love Liz's outfit. Love the jacket. Audrey Mention...too bad she can't be ON. Nancy Lee Grahn is just gorgeous. Kristina's earrings are fabu. Huge! Maxie looked stupid in her ballerina outfit in the middle of winter. Just sayin' Liked Lucky beating on Jason. JoLivia!
And they find CLAUDIA.
RUMOR: Franco gets Maxie PG. That's a wild one. A way for Guza to keep the Franco Franchise ALIVE! Just a rumor, folks.