Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Surgery: Oxygen Levels Up

Seems GH has had a little life breathed into it! With the ratings gaining a lot of steam, I'm sure TPTB are riding high. Can they sustain those numbers? I'm doubtful, but that's me...cynical and not hopeful when it comes to this regime. Especially for what's coming next. 



We're going back there. Back in time to when a little kid gave her heart to another little kid. Done beautifully at the time, with beloved GH characters. This too will be with beloved GH characters but can it be done as well? Hmmmm. Perhaps. There will be a tight production on it, focusing on a single story. GH does those very well.  People are happy that Becky is staying. We'll be getting great Liason, L&L2 and Jasam scenes.  Can't hit many more fan bases than that. How do you feel about it all? Great TV or too painful to watch? Some are upset that the last tie to Liason may be severed. Some think it might jump start something between the couple. Others see it as a sacrifice to a higher storyline. I as always, have to wait to see how it's written. Much like the wedding, it was all in the writing for me. Meaning, when it came down to it, GH failed again to hold my interest. 



The wedding fizzled fairly soon after the reveal -- the "reception" was largely a joke, save some improv from NLG, Tony and Lisa LoCicero.  You know my feelings on the shoddy editing sequences and time lines. The aftermath? Sam going deaf for 1 day? LOL. Oh well-- it's over and now Brenda's wandering around the woods, ready to be captured by Theo. We'll see the butler stabbed just as he's telling Sonny about his lady-love. Then the find, the neurotoxins setting in, yada yada. This week will be about finding Brenda...Michael's mobular fixation---- the set up for Lucky/Sibohan wedding and the Jake/Joss tragedy.



Back to baby Jake. I'm puzzled about the choice for this-- I wonder if Cam is just too big to give a kidney...because hello--- Cam is not connected to any bio father on canvas. I love Cameron though, he is the cutest kid in daytime. Not that we see him anymore...but I guess that's not the point.  How about Spencer? Heck, that kids so invisible I can't even remember what age he is anymore (he's been SORA'd...and De-Sora'd so many times, who can keep track). If they wanted a riveting story, have it be a Cam/Spencer transplat or something. I don't know. This just seems so wrong. It also strikes me that with CarJax in the place they are, what is this all about for them? Sigh. Like I said, we'll have to see how it plays out.


In the meantime, give me more DAVIS GIRLS!! How fun were they??! I really want Sam to go to the Lake House and "recoop" with the family. We so need more of that. Maybe Alexis and Jax will get together now that Carly's tossed him out. 


Fave Scene of the week: Davis girls giggle on Sam's hospital bed!! 


Things I want to see go: Get rid of Brooke. Just do it already...she was brought in for the dropped Dante "revenge" thing and she's just kinda floated around. Nikolas should have been with Liz, bonding big time with Aiden so when the baby DNA comes in we CARE. Having him fall for the chick he's 'paying' to "accompany" him to "Events" we never see is zzzzzzzzzzz. Beyond belief boring.  Next up, Lisa IS DONE. She's SO DONE it's painful.  Again, they are starting/stopping this whole story, they bring in Terrell ... it's just a mess.  Tony Geary's leaving again so there goes the Spanky fun. Lucky's marrying Oyrish--and I know there are a lot of Lush fans out there but...esh. Another boring story. The only rumor that's really intriguing me is that Abby may be connected to the Balkan. I can't see it happening because Mabby seem to be Guza's uber-couple right now. We shall see. 

Interesting NOTE: GH  is going to do two redux stories within one month of each other (Lily clickboom and BJ's heart). Good use of history or lazy writing? You decide. 

Hope your week was a good one. Did you watch Charlie  Sheen's Ustream last night? Good God, it so showed the need for writers!! LOL... Genius in that he made money, really really lame on the delivery.
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29 comments:

Rosanne Accardi said...

I enjoyed your blog this morning..WTF? Is all I have to say about this whole Jake plot..I'm NOT happy..your points about the Liz/Nik story line and the on and off pyscho Lisa were perfect, coundnt say it better myself. I think the whole show has been disconnected for some time. What is the solution?

Lori said...

I say Guza is lazy. He is rehashing old stories just to cover his bum because he can't come up with anything creative and new. They really need to replace him badly. We know these actors are all excellent performers but they don't write the gobbity gook coming out of their mouths.

If they are getting rid of characters they might as well get rid of Maya too. She's never on anyway so we really wouldn't notice.

Nini said...

Blog is spot on today! When the chips are down it really falls to the writing - and if the writing isn't there, then really, what can the actors do?

Although it's really lame and lazy to do this Jake/Joss story, I understand why it's happening. Jake is a big deal and he's gotta go for many reasons.

The Jason/Sam legacy must move on without any silly rehashing about kidnapping Jake and what not, and there shall be no talk of baby abandonment by St. Jason. Once Jake is dead and gone, GH will do what it does best; forgets.

Jake is also a BIG thorn in the side of many Lucky/Liz fans. He represents a bad chunk of history for them - lots of betrayal. I think once Jake is gone it will be easier for LL2 fans to move on and accept them after this turn of events and then Aiden reveal. And I know there are some Lush fans... but honestly, a lot of them don't come across as Siobhan fans - just people who want Lucky away from Liz right now. I think Guza thinks he can sway them with this story though.

In the end though, it's really going to be about Carly and Jason. That is who we are going to see 80% through this story. There will hardly be any Jason/Liz scenes, despite this being their child. A few Lucky/Liz moments and a couple Carly/Jax. More Jason/Sam than I will be able to bear, one will be one too many.

Of course what I REALLY want to see won't even remotely happen. How about some Liz/Jax reminiscing about losing THEIR child? You know, in the accident that CARLY caused. You think there would be some great material there.

Frisco said...

while I hate the thought of the Jake storyline I am intrigued to see who the hit and run driver will be...or will they make it up as the storyline unfolds leaving big gaps.

I don't want it to be Robin, Carly, Alexis or Edward as rumoured.

My preferred driver is Luke but as he is on another extended holiday that is not likely to happen...perhaps they could of used this as his reason for dissapearing. GH has been irresponsible in glorifying Luke's drinking; it is time we saw some consequences. Image Luke thinking he killed his grandson only to find out Jake is a Quartermaine and then him having to face Edward/Monica with the truth. The scenes with Lucky and Liz or his neice Carly...wow. Heck, maybe Bobbie could even be included...or Laura.

My second choice would be Maxie, but it be completely accidental. I think this would give a great tie in to the original story, provide Maxie with great material, an overdue frontburner storyline and help advance her romance with supportive Matt. Given her history with Liz and Lucky there could be some amazing scenes...perhaps even a Mac sighting or a Georgie visit.

My third choice would be Sonny. Not because I want to see him on my screen anymore then he already is but the scenes with Jason, Carly, Lucky, Liz, etc could be electric. Let him go coo-coo and send him to Shadybrook....and off our screens...for months.

My fourth choice would be Siobhan. Perhaps she was driving on the wrong side of the road, haha! Regardless, if it means her being deported I am all in favor.

My fifth choice would be Helena, simply bacause I want her back on our screen.

Metome said...

While there were editing issues, I thought the wedding was amazing and one of the best things GH has done in years. It didn't fall short at all for me. Could it have been better, of course, but this is Guza's GH. For what it was it was absolutely fantastic. It showed that S&B are a supercouple and Guza should have capitalized on that from the beginning. The ratings bump proved that S&B have a big fanbase. I have waited all these years for an S&B wedding and it was totally worth it.

Anonymous said...

Bobbie hits Jake cause she has been forgotten by everyone. By the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jackie Zeman today.

Watchintele said...

I honestly feel gutted about this story.
These type of stories always tug on the heart strings, but I cannot ever forget the sheer brilliance that was Brad Muale when he put his head down on Maxie's chest to hear BJ's heart beat again. One of the most memorable moments seen on GH.

So Karen, I do feel it is lazy writing because there was a reason these types of stories can only be done once. It's the writing! And, realistically, this regime cannot pull it off. Guns, bombs, explosions is their forte. Stick with what you're good at.
If they do manage to make it good, I'll be the first to admit it, but I'm not holding my breath!

Frisco, I like your choices.
Most intriguing one is Maxie because of the history. It can bring Bobbie out of the closet to perhaps give some solace to Elizabeth, Jason and Lucky. Also, since it's her granddaughter that will be saved as result, makes it much more compelling.
I for one would like Felicia to come back and help Maxie deal with it her guilt. And, it would also allow Matt and Maxie to bond more. Put Spinelli in the mix, would be good too.

One thing I want to see is Mac learn that Jake is Jason, and maybe see if they can bury the hatchet so to speak.

I have a feeling that the driver will be Edward and he will not remember leading us into a dementia/Alzheimer's story.


But truth be told, I want it to be Carly because I just want her's and Jason's disfunctional relationship to come to an end. A glorious explosive end!!

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with GH killing Jake off.He is a FICTIONAL CHARACTER ON A FICTIONAL SOAP. Liason fans should get over it and accept that their couple were never a real couple to begin with and if Jason loved Liz he would have been in her & Jake's lives.I am NOT a Jasam fan BUT i bet if Sam's baby had lived,Jason would have helped raise her.The bottom line is when they guy LOVES the mother of his baby he sticks around when he does not he leaves.
On who hits Jake,i think it would be interesting if it was Lulu because think of the angst it would cause her & Lucky when it came out that she killed her own nephew.JMB & JJ would ROCK their scenes together & both would probably be nominated for EMMY's again.

kdmask said...

I WANT the driver to be Lisa or Brooke because I want them gone. I'm not saying who it is.

inbal said...

First Im a JaSam fan and I hate that Jake is being killed I find it stupid!!! they can do w/him many stories...
I also hated the story of Jason giving up Jake I never understood why..

If This story will be good or bad is on one thing THE WRITING!!! all the actors involve from Becky to John to Steve to Laura to Kelly and Ingo are the best in the BIZ they just need good writing!!!

But here is also another problem..
its one big dramatic story after we had 2 big dramatic stories already w.the same characters...
two months ago we saw very very emotional scene between Jason&Michael where we found out he was raped.. we had Carly finding this out and we all cried we them.
month later we had the booming of the limo Sam almost being dead&Brenda being kidnapped...

So we are going to have another Drama for these characters????

Is it lazy writing??? good question back n 04 we had similer story where Krsitina was sick&they needed Sam's baby stem cells,that story was also heartbreaking....

I think we just have to wait and see.. Guzza has his moments....

Elizabeth said...

inbal, i was thinking the same thing about the Kristina storyline from 2004, and I too am in the lazy writing camp. Either that or Guza has a really bad memory...that could be where the Edward stuff is coming from. one of the writers (a rare one with an actual brain) can be mocking Guza behind his back by giving Edward Alzheimer's or Dementia. Honestly, I hope that Edward was just having a moment of Old Age forgetfulness and not in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease solely because I doubt that these writers could pull it off. I know what Alzheimer's looks like, so I know that if they are going in that direction, they've already screwed it up--Edward is a little too old to just now be seeing the signs. Plus, if Edward is given either of those diseases, it would more than likely be the death knell for the character. I really do not see them keeping him on the show for very long after being diagnosed. it would be too hard to maintain, so either Edward gets very sick (with something other than Alzheimer's since it does not kill directly--my dad's stepfather held on for almost a decade after his diagnosis) and dies or he becomes the first male character to end up in Shadybrook.

Anonymous said...

I 100% agree w/ Nini and Frisco. So true, and LOVE the ideas.

I for one really hoped Bobbie will be apart of this, she just HAS to. To me, she's key to this dramatic story. Bobbie and Liz are extremely close, other than Lucky, Bobbie was the one who helped Liz get the help and care she needed after her rape. Also, Bobbie has always considered Jason as family because of Carly (& Michael). Her and Liz saved Jason's life the first time he got shot. W/ Lucky, that IS her family... her nephew. And w/ Carly, that's her daughter. The fact that this is legally her great nephew and bio granddaughter in the center of this tragedy, added to her history of being in the same situation years ago, I would think BOBBIE needs to be center stage.

But I forget, GH doesn't value their vets...

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid to say I'll bet it's going to be Edward. But it would be kind of hard to get him confused with other drivers, if there is a witness who sees something specific.

mosbp2003 said...

Anyone that thinks that Bobbie, Monica or any of the missing vets will be a part of this storyline is delusional. I would be surprised to see one of these characters on the screen for twenty seconds. Them being present for the storyline? It will never happen. It is one of the reasons why the story will never work...lazy writing, no money, block taping- blame it on all of these things. I absolutely agree that the acting will be incredible. Just like all the other "big events" though, this is also going to fall flat and we will all be sitting here discussing all the holes and implausibilities in the story once again. And once it is done, I will also be done.

To anonymous, yes, Jake is a fictional character. We ALL know that. The reason we are all so against this storyline is because of what it represents. And by the way, Jason and Liz have much more of a history than Jason and Sam, no matter how much Guza, Frons and the JaSam fans try to deny it. Go back and watch the scenes from the mid 90's, when Lucky "died" and Jason and Liz first connected. They were definitely a "real couple" and unlike Guza et al, the real longtime fans don't forget.

Mrs. B said...

Mosbp you took the words right outta my mouth. Jason & Elizabeth used to have the most honest, sexy scenes without even having sex back in the 90's. They poured their hearts out to each other. He adored her. Back in 06 when Jake was conceived Liason fans were again tortured. Now even being a huege Liason fan, I myself don't mind Sam. I enjoyed the hospital scenes with both her & Jason as well as her sisters and Alexis.. I simply want Jake to live.

Rhonda said...

I don;t think Anon knows what the heck she's saying. Clearly you don't know the history of Liz & Jason. Most of us Liason fans have moved on. We know he wis with Sam. In fact we don't even want him with Liz anymore. We just want that one beautiful thing left connecting them to remain alive.

And Anon do you remember that jason slept with Ric the night Liason slept together? This is what brought Liz & Jason together. So Liz wasn't stalking so to speak (assuming you're the same poster from the prev wub)

Suzi said...

You want to know what we think karen? We think it sucks that they have to kill off a little boy from 2 major characters. That's it in a nutshell: It plain Sucks. I say have it be Spencer, someone we have never connected to (ala Maya, Siabahn (sp), Lisa, etc)

TVNerd95 said...

I'm afraid the driver will be Robin because Guza loves to make her the villain when it comes to Jason's children.

Plus GH seems to lack an original thought lately; why not have Robin be the one that causes Jason to lose Jake since she was the one who caused Jason to lose Michael.

Watchintele said...

Anonymous#2, your statment that Jake is just a fictional character, while stating that if a father loved the mother of his child and his child would be them reeks of reality. So is your statement not a contradiction?

Liason fans have been getting the short end of the stick for over a decade now. Killing off the one thing that will tie them together, is just a slap in their faces.

Had SB not left, Liason would have had a relationship. And, when he returned for good, they had a chance to invest in this couple but Frons' wanted Journey. When that didn't pan out, and Sam was a floundering character with Sonny and Jax, she was passed onto Jason (as he's always been used to make characters likeable - Carly, Courtney, Sam) so she wouldn't go by the wayside, Jasam was born.

Yet Liason fans held on strong. And, after finally giving them somewhat of a chance, they were again abandoned because once more Sam was floundering around PC as they did not know what to do with this character without Jason, they've made us believe that Jasam are some great love story when in reality they are the epitome of all that is wrong with this show and how character history is disregarded all for plot points and to serve Frons & Co.'s agenda. Jasam has been revisited. As a result Jake, Liason have become casualities.

So Liason fans have much to be angry about.

Andrea said...

One more vote for LAZY WRITING. The Jake/Joss story will bring up TWO already used plots. A hit and run was just done with Alexis AND Monica!! Also if it ends up being Edward...He almost hit Jake at the carnival.
Plus, we have another Maxie/BJ storyline...Come on writers. Are you just reusing storylines that worked back in the day, hoping everyone will watch again. You got me. I will be watching. Not for the writers, but for the actors. After Jake is gone and forgotten (probably will just take a few weeks) I will be gone and will forget GH.

I almost wish Becky would still be leaving the show, because I was already set to leave with her and follow her to her new home. Now I must wait for this storyline to be over before I leave.

I have always been a Jason/Liz fan, but have come to the reality that the characters will never be together, but I have always had Jake there to help me with that sore spot. Now that they are going to kill ANOTHER kid, I want no part of any of it. Never has a soap opera enraged me as much has GH has done in the past few years.
The final straw has come.
I hope for the rest of you guys, GH becomes what it was when I started watching 15 years ago. It really was good!

Anonymous said...

I think its stupid to kill off jake they better rethink this idea. Liz has been through enough and i like liz and jason or liz and lucky but that doesnt mean jake should go cause of memories from the past. Many people in this world have kids from previous relationship and MOVE ON with their relationships with their kids.

Anonymous said...

I'm always sad when GH decides someone has to die, and this Jake plot line is just awful! I HATE it.

As for those who are complaining about not see Maya - maybe you forgot she has a prime time gig on the remake of 'Charlie's Angels', so she will probably be gone in any event.

shirleedee said...

I hate being anon sooo the anon who posted at 9:35 is shirleedee. I'm over here on Firefox since I can't get on Safari. Ah yes, the computer world!

Anonymous said...

You can kill a character and you can TRY to erase the past but it won't work. Gone but never forgotten.

kdmask said...

Shirleedee... I have heard Safari is a pain to use on blogger, I AM SORRY! sniff.Sucks.

thank you to all for keeping this discussion NICE ;) civil.. you are wubulous

mosbp2003 said...

Well Karen, it looks like the majority is against this...

Jen said...

Can't imagine too many people can be for a child dieing. Well, maybe one "anon" here, that's it.

Carla Gade said...

There goes a future love story for grown up Jake and Joss!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the majority here: killing off a child followed by a retread of a transplant story sucks big time. It is also shoddy, cheap, lazy storytelling. I can only assume that the story guys who make up and/or decide on the stories to be told are just plain out of ideas. That, of course, is evident by the number of auxiliary stories which have been thrown out with the dishwater in order to make more room for repetitious dialogue by the mobsters, their molls, and progeny. Add in the fascination psychotic characters seem to hold for the writer guys, and what you get is dumb-ass stupidity.

I really think we are being jerked around my mindless trolls.