Monday, June 21, 2010
Medicine Monday: General Hospital Breaking up Key Couples?
We know soaps are famous for breaking up fave couples---it's what keeps them going year after year. GH seems to be a bit more frustrating than most because even when couples are "together" we rarely see them. It's like Guza has no clue what to do with a stable couple. Scrubs? Off to the back burner after the Robin PPD storyline. Spixie? Their non-wedding was one of the most fun thing in ages but that pushed them into couples no-man's land quick. L&L2 never really got back their footing-- and of course fooling around with Nikolas didn't help matters. Now Liz isn't really with anyone. Neither is Nik..and neither is Lucky. CarJax is fighting, making up, fighting--Carly's off on some revenge rampage. The only couple we see (and SEE EVERY DAY) is Lante.
Scrubs is going to have big conflict because Patrick cheats on Robin with--LISA. Now, this character is just disposable because as usual, she was brought in quick, hardly any backstory, shuffled around, off canvas for days, weeks--- look at Matt! Here's a guy that is supposed to be getting with Maxie (??) and he's STILL not on screen for more than 10 min every other week. WTH.
Then there's Ethan. :throws up hands: are they really going with Maya (another poorly introduced or used character?) if so, there's zip excitement there. Showing the two of them in the deserted Haunted Star gets you NOTHING. Speaking of Nothing--Steve and Lisa?? Random. Yes, they work together, yes, they've been in scenes but it's not like the hospital is a bustling center of sexual tension. It's not shown enough!!
I've like Jolivia since the start because I think LL and BB have great chem together. I so wish they would have taken it to the next level instead of making them argue about Sonny all the time.
Bringing us to Sonny--who's going to kiss Claire. As if that hasn't been done 300x in the past. Ugh. I thought she and Lucky had some good banter going. But see, showing characters together in such isolation rarely works. Just like Spixie and Jolivia, those relationships came out of key scenes together with natural chemistry just sparking. Another case in point? Alexis and Mac. What did the writers think? We'd just be getting used to them--then we never see them again. When's the last time? Valentine's Day? ;/ guess when they need filler, they drag that whole thing out of storage.
So--that's my comment today about the couple spoilers coming. We all know Brenda's back in August, and we also know where that leads.
They are filming the hospital lockdown now--when Liz' baby goes missing. Just an FYI!!
NEW FATHER'S DAY WUB up!! woot! enjoy!! hope you like.
GENERAL HOSPITAL TODAY: Spinelli has on the most boring hoodie, just like his depressed mood. LOL. Did they get it at KMart maybe?? Basic editions?
Maxie's hair....pretty short. I like it. Super blonde...she looks uber-cosmo. Loved her yelling at Jason for being in jail. She and Brenda are going to talk so rapid-fire to each other it will be a Gilmore Girls moment. heh
Emma's on and she and Patrick have to be interrupted by LISA and Steven. Good Laws.
Olivia and Brooke could be related. And why isn't Livvy seeing right through stupid Krissy's plan?? EEK!! NO one can ever tell me that Olivia would believe that Johnny is really sleeping with Kristina. ugh
YEAH..Tracy's on!! And Luke in a suit!
Sam coming in for a Brenda visit!! LOL.. and Sexis! Day's not totally shot. Nice congugal visit set up! OMG! Like they really look like that! LMAO how stupid.
MOGAN: "Jax already feels like my dad, the courts just have to put it in writing".... hmmmm. Guess I should have seen that before I wrote my Father's Day Wub! LOL
Alexis going to Johnny's: You wanna Scotch? You wanna pig in a blanket??
I also noticed how tall Michael is...AJs his dad? LOL
Oh I miss you AJ!!
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