(all links fixed! thanks for telling me...)
Well. Looks like the ratings plummeted one week and then went up hugely the next. That's what holiday break will do to you!! Soap Opera Network has all the numbers for you to take a gander at.
Over on TVGuide Canada, Nelson reports that there's a casting call for 35 year old "Grace" some bratty rich girlie. WTH! Uh, don't we have enough freekin' ladies running around? Claire, Siobhan, Olivia, Brooke Lyn...Maya...Abby-- It just boggles my dang mind. Not to mention Kate has evaporated when they so could have used Crimson as a Brenda-centric story setting. :stompingfoot:
Looks like the SnB wedding will be marred by destruction... you know Guza-fied wedding. OF COURSE!!! Why would it be joyful!!?? We've got The Balkan all ready to pounce and Franco waiting in the wings-- probably to do a wedding portrait of "The Face" while she's chained to a wall somewhere. *sigh*
Tony Geary is back, that means more Q-mania at least. I'm hearing Ethan will decide to go the corporate route because he's sick of being beat-up and he knows there's a hell of a lot of money to be made white-collar crime style. I'm clinging to the hope this happens, and that the Qs get rocking again, so don't disturb me. If they are going to keep Brooke Lyn (and I'm shocked they have) then have her be his assistant. She could cause trouble for ol' Mayan!
Franco has announced he's directing and acting in a "Night Stalker" picture-- and for those of you that don't remember, Richard Rameriz was a strangler/rapist that terrorised Southern California in the '80's. The physical resemblance to Franco is eerie-- and will give me nightmares, I'm sure. I'm a huge true-crime buff so I will have to see it. I guess Franco was doing a little re-con with his GH serial-killer stint. This must be it. Yes, I'm officially on the Franco-Frenia Freeway. Why? Don't know, but between his Fronkey and Guza, I'm hooked!!
Michael's going to make his reveal to Jason this month about his horrific prison rape...and I hear it's amazingly powerful.
Other than that, I'm still not happy with the whole flow of the show. The sputtering and start-stop of the stories. Just the fact that no one has mentioned the bus crash patients this week is enough to make me angry. There's a spoiler that Steve will visit Olivia and it may be "romantic" --whatever. They are like Mac/Alexis. How the hell can we care about anyone when you never show them? Bring on a wedding planner, have her in one scene, then she's gone. Why didn't they have her and Suzanne argue? Claire's coming back for this wack-a-doodle trial after being in the closet how long? LOL.. it's maddening. At least they are keeping Johnny around to beat up AGAIN. Brandon Barash has to be wondering if his days are numbered. The insertion of the Spinelli book, while giving Diane more airtime, really needs to be woven into the canvas. Just like the random Sam/Dr.Kelly scene. If you missed that 20 second conversation, you'd be lost as to what's coming with the JaSam story.
Ok, I'll shut up! LOL. You all know what I feel-- and how I'd write the show. OLTL on the other hand is stunning in it's completeness. (Like that line?!) Switched DNA, Mean Clint... a circus of a trial, brothers against brothers... Nora/Bo-- fun Roxy and crazy-ass'd Marty. Ah, good stuff.
BTW, one of my fave people, Real Andrews is off to All My Children as a detective. I can't wait. I still think he could have been used on GH, but I'm glad he's back on daytime.
There's a great charity going on...you've seen the duckies featured on this blog all week. Aren't they darling?? Some are rare (Tony Geary) and some are filled with about 30 sigs!! Head on over to Ebay, PC Wishing Well to get yours today!! I still say the soap fans are the most generous and caring of them all!!
Another shameless plug is the PEPSI CHallenge. "DO Good". They are giving away much money for start-ups that can improve the lives of others or help the planet. My brother's friend Van, designed a cooling vest for MS patients and the chronically ill. He can win with our votes...and realize his dream of actually manufacturing these great pain reducers. Hit the link and if you think it's a "cool" idea, consider voting..thanks.
Have a great day!! Keep Warm!!