Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Surgery: General Hospital Round-Up: Brutal



Happy Birthday to Kelly Monaco today, she's 34! I'm sure a big Vegas party is in store for her. Interesting, but I think Sam's birthday on GH is also in May.

Franco! Heck, he's in the news more than Lindsay is!! He's going to be starring in a PREquel to Planet of the Apes. I am NOT kidding you. I guess after GH, anything's game. "Damn Dirty Apes"! LOL. Oh, how I wish Guza would somehow put that into the show. heh.

Main point of this week? I was laying in bed thinking about the show (sad, but true) and realized that not one, but TWO teens have been beaten in the past few months. We had the Kristina/Keifer story line with all it's graphic beating going on and now we are 'treated' to Michael getting more of the same in jail. We may not see him getting raped, but it will be implied...he will at the very least be traumatized. I was also thinking how abruptly the whole Keifer story ended--we never saw Krissy in any kind of therapy, Alexis has all be evaportated and Warren got a big talking to from Prince Nik. Where's the Mom? Two scenes with her were cut, I do know that. Do you like your soaps with so much brutality? When I think about all the crap that's happened under Guza it boggles the mind: Carly tied up and terrorized by Ric, Jax in the ship tied up and raped, Carly shot in the head while PG...Michael shot in the head...Kate shot on her wedding day...multiple explosions with people dying..it goes on and on. Yes, the show is heavy into the mobular scene but the problem is it rarely tempers itself with any joy. Stories are always dropped, characters brought on to languish in back burner hell and things simply dropped never to be heard of again. It's so sad that my fave part of the show is evil Helena because in it's own charming way, it's the funniest part of the episodes!
So, now we'll be watching two shows...one set in Guza's "OZ" and the other going on in Port Charles. We'll have the Brooke Lyn saga --which I'm wondering if she'll see her Grandma Tracy at all considering she's in a dungeon! Maxie and Matt chem test (dusting off poor Dr. Matt), Claire running around trying to undo what she did and also looking to have her 'clock cleaned'. Scrubs people aren't going to be happy because useless LISA is actually going to temp Patrick. (AS if...!! ) :throwing up hands: WHATEVER...then there's our FRANCO--who's said by the mags/press release to terrorize the hospital. Meaning another HUGE 'event' to push everything else back into obscurity.
Bringing me to SCOOPS. I am going to be VERY modest with them because I honestly don't know what's staying and what's going now with the summer arcs. Hell, they've cut a lot from it NOW (Tracy/Helena  Keifer's Mom/Carly)--who knows what they'll do once the supah stah shows up!
Ingo R is on vacation for 2 weeks...maybe Jax will take Morgan on a boating adventure.
For as goofy and sometimes just plain weird OLTL's musical was at LEAST it was joyful, showcased it's cast and did something different. Just sayin'

On a more fun note, James Franco was caught texting in Class..and I want you to know he was texting none other than THE WUBQUEEN, getting pointers on his performance art for GH. Heh.

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Have a great SUNDAY!! Tell me YOUR SUMMER WISH below!! Mine is that Helena Marries Edward Q and takes over ELQ !! Come on, you know it would be awesome! She'd be Luke's Mother in Law!! (Not to mention Tracy's step-mom). We'd have a big gothic wedding...complete with doves and ravens. Feta and feasting...a ball and some intrigue!! I so need to write for this show. Damn

16 comments:

Dana said...

Happy Birthday To Kelly Monaco she is amazing actress... I hope she has fun at her B day...

I agree with you that in GH there is so much sadness, but there are still romance like this week with JaSam their scenes were really amazing Steve and Kelly killed it , there was love and sadness showed why they are the best couple.. and it also gave us some really good romance that was missing....

About Michael , I heard it is not rape,that he will only get beaten and they won't show it.
I think what we will see is Jason entering the cell and seeing Michael bruised....
I also think it could be a good story that maybe will change Michael a bit ,and take to another course...
I also starting to understand why did they replace Drew.. Chad is giving Michael a sense of venerability , that Drew didn't gave.. he fits in to the Jail story..

Franco.. well I am for one liked the first time even though it had troubles..
and I think the main trouble ,was the schedule, they only got him for 3 fridays.. that alone didn't gave them time to write good story .. maybe now he will be available more and they can write good story for him..*lets pray*

I also hope after him gone and michael free they can have more happy stories ...
I am also getting desperate from the drama...

AntJoan said...

I wish that GH would lighten up and give us vets, family and fun (which I also said in an earlier post, but it does answer Karen's question). I wish that Bobbie, Audrey and all the other vets would be FEATURED this summer, and that Carly would take a LONG vacation. I hope that James Franco never comes back, as I fail to find serial killers entertaining (I even refused to watch "Silence of the Lambs, although everyone else seems to have enjoyed it).

I wish, more than anything, that Brenda comes back, marries Sonny, and that they have lots of children and grandchildren. Also, that Liz ends up with Jason.

Aubrey said...

Ant Joan - I could not agree with you more! To add on to that - bring back Robert & Anna and Lucy Co and I'd be in heaven!

Anonymous said...

I hate to be a gloom monger, but I really think GH is lost to us and has been for a long, long time. I don't see us getting it back either. As long and Guza and Frons are in charge we are going to get violence and filth. The good guys are going to be mobsters and assassins and the cops are going to be inept and as immoral as the mobsters.
I don't mind having bad guys, but they can't be allowed to win all the time and they certainly can't be allowed to swallow up the show making the "good guys" look cruel and sick.

Now, of course, we have the return of another psycho to the show. If he manages to take out Lisa while on his murderous rampage, then go for it. If Franco's return is just to feature more unannounced homoerotic foreplay between Jason and Franco, then you can bet your bottom dollar I will be tuning out. I've got better things to do with my time than watch garbage.

Anonymous said...

I hate to be a gloom monger, but I really think GH is lost to us and has been for a long, long time. I don't see us getting it back either. As long and Guza and Frons are in charge we are going to get violence and filth. The good guys are going to be mobsters and assassins and the cops are going to be inept and as immoral as the mobsters.
I don't mind having bad guys, but they can't be allowed to win all the time and they certainly can't be allowed to swallow up the show making the "good guys" look cruel and sick.

Now, of course, we have the return of another psycho to the show. If he manages to take out Lisa while on his murderous rampage, then go for it. If Franco's return is just to feature more unannounced homoerotic foreplay between Jason and Franco, then you can bet your bottom dollar I will be tuning out. I've got better things to do with my time than watch garbage.

Frank Strovel III said...

My wishes for the show remain the same.

1- AJ avenged. Having him "back from the dead" would be silly, but I believe someone (Skye? Monica?) should exact revenge on those who had AJ hoisted up on a meat hook and forced him to sign his son away. Remember his son? MICHAEL? Such a fine job Sonny and Jason did with him. Every time Sonny bellows about not getting to be a father to Dante I scream at the screen, "But you put AJ on a MEAT HOOK and stole his son from him!" It's never been resolved, only mentioned in passing once or twice. I think it would make a great story. And leave it a mystery to the audience as to who's doing the avenging. (FRANCO?)

2- Frisco and Felicia. This needs to be resolved as well. I know Jack Wagner is busy on another soap but someday, somewhere down the road before GH is canned for a cooking show, they need to snag him and KW and have them return to Port Charles and face their surviving daughter. I mean, if Maxie is going to be such a large part of the GH canvas, it needs to be done. Maxie is who she is largely due to her parents abandoning her.

3- Quartermaines, Quartermaines and more Quartermaines. I think Guza's biggest sin (along with Jill Faren Phelps) is his slaughtering of this core family. AJ, Emily, Justus, Alan...(that one still blows my mind). We had to lose them so we could get more Big Alice? Shame!

AntJoan said...

Aubrey, OMG, how did I forget to mention Lucy Coe!! ITA!!

kdmask said...

how about if they do a Nurses' Ball this summer? why NOT??!! ugh.

delcodave said...

Two wishes:

1. Do an origin storyline on Helena. Maybe centered right around the time she met Mikkos and was getting engaged to him. Show how she became so evil. Have her start out nice and then show the point at which she turned mean and evil. Have Florence Henderson guest as her mother. (She would nail the part. Look at the resemblence). Not sure who would play a 20-something Helena.

2. Spent an entire episode with Sonny in a therapists office. From 3pm until 4pm (my time zone) one hour of nothing but Sonny and his therapist. He can have a big bi-polar manic depressive breakdown and put forth an entire tour-de-force one man show. Hit all the emotions possible and go through all the past actions and deeds he has done in his life, negative and positive. And who to play the therapist? Patty Duke. She was the first celebrity to come out and speak about her bi-polar illness and testified to congress for the need to allow Lithium be put on the market.

I do realize we are playing "what if?" and out dreams will never come true.

ps. Love the thoughts of returning vets. what I wouldnt give to see Lucy Coe and Heather Webber in the same room with Scotty Baldwin. Speaking of which, how pissed would Luke be if Lura and Scotty returned from France married?

Rita Pita said...

Kelly looks a tad older than 34, I think due to the heavy black eye make up. Her body still looks young though. I'll give her that! I am not a Jasam fan but I thought the scenes were sweet.

My wishes? That Jason admits Jake is his, and spends time with him. But never have Sam raise him, that's too wrong, sorry. She doesn't deserve to be in the same room with Jake IMO. Of course I want L&L back together in a sweet, built up, longing reunion that only Liz & Lucky fans can appreciate..

Bring Ned back.

Oh and someone, anyone seek revenge on carly! Seriously.

dar said...

wish ? A long vacation for Maurice. When is the last time he was off-screen for a week?

AntJoan said...

DelcoDave: Um, would you mind if I played the therapist? I am a therapist, and I met Maurice backstage at a show at Rascals in NJ (I also met Jason and Max there). Maurice was the most BEAUTIFUL HUMAN BEING I ever have seen in my life, but he was a nervous wreck, very shy and unable to extend himself to me and my Goddaughter, who were basically falling at his feet. Jason and Max were very warm, though.

Anyway, I ended up trying to take care of Maurice (it was boiling hot and he was wearing a leather jacket, and I suggested that he take it off in order to cool off). EVERYONE was taking care of him, esp. Jason, he seems to have that effect on people, everyone wants to be his Mother.

So, do I get the part?

Andrea said...

Right now, if they would just focus less on the Mob and more on the Hospital, I would be happy. I started watching the show when there was a lot of Quartermaines and a lot of hospital scenes and just a little mob.
Maybe since Robin is focusing more on the Aides foundation, they will start the Nurses Ball up again, or something like it.
Does anyone else feel that Sonny seems more like a father to Robin than his own kids?
I wouldn't mind AJ coming back because that would be a good story.

Anonymous said...

I am not looking forward to the Carly's revenge against Lulu & Dante because a) They did NOTHING WRONG b) IT IS STUPID and c) It is SOOOO predictable. I can tell how it will start and how it will end.It will start with Lulu/Dante not seeing what is happening.BL will flirt with Dante but he will be oblivious to her (because he thinks of her as a sister) but Lulu will be jealous and they will argue about it.Then Lulu will suspect BL and tell dante be he will just think it is her jealousy talking and not believe Lulu.Then BL will kiss him and let Lulu see it but after the kiss Dante will tell BL he loves Lulu and will reject BL.That is when Carly will either drug both of them OR Carly will get BL to drug Dante and they get him into bed and Carly takes the pictures of them together.They will end up on the internet and Lulu will dump Dante and maybe sleep with someone else.Dante will loose his job and be publicly humiliated BL won't be because her face will be blurred.Then Olivia will find out everything and tell Dante.Then Dante will out BL & Carly publicly and BL will be humiliated and loose everything and everyone will hate her & Carly. Dante will have to try to win Lulu back after that because he did not believe her. The END...As for my dreams about G.H
I would LOVE for Felicia to come back and hook up with Luke or Mac or even Sonny. Plus she & Sam could team up as female detectives and she could teach Sam how to be a REAL detective.It would also be great to have Robert & Anna come back and "recruit" Dante and start doing the spy stories again.

kdmask said...

delacodave
I LOVE the young Hells story!! I've always said that She's really just a farm girl from Iowa or something, faked her way into European society!

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