The End is Near? Who knows... one day you hear one thing, one day another. All I know is, something is shakin' bacon... something is sure shakin'...
Supposedly AMC is "saved"...new head writer stepping on in. I'm so afraid this is the death knell for OLTL. I'm sure one soap is going. It's going to be so sad to see the best of the bunch leave if true. OLTL comes in under budget and manages to be spectacular most weeks. SMH.
It was a wild week. Between that news and Bob Guza's interview with TV Guide, I am about ready to jump ship. Did you see the You Tube of Mr. G and Steve Burton? Here it is:
Now, what do I find interesting about this little ditty? Bob's sunglasses? Nah... The fact that Burton still is wearing a black tshirt even in an interview clip? Nah... The fact they did it AT ALL is quite astounding. Who does this? Why did they do this? It's on ABC.com by the way. All PR wheels churning. I think it's hilarious that the fan "questions" were answered by a star and the headwriter of a soap..and broadcast on that network's website. If this has been done before, forgive my ignorance. This just took me by surprise!! LOL. Such Spin-control!!
Sigh..Guza still doesn't get it. When answering the "history" question he pleads ignorance based on 40 some years of GH he doesn't know. Hell, read up--or fire your "consultants" and hire new ones. Some fans from way back, they'll let you know. The ones you have now? Frankly, suck. Continuity people? Like the guys that check that Dante's hair is the same length in successive scenes? Buy the some laser eye surgery. Thanks. Your editors? Give them a little mood-stabilizer. Choppy doesn't even begin to describe what we are seeing.
I don't even know what to say anymore. No memorial for Jake was probably the last nail in the collective coffin on this rushed story. If you had told me before all this they wouldn't actually SHOW even a small scene of it, I wouldn't have believed you. Because surely, even Mr. Guza would realize the need for closure on this--having characters come together in one room, cry... talk about the past. Show some clips. Nah, why bother? We have Mabby having sex for DAYS..and her ex coming back again to beat her up! WOW..there's crazy Lisa, still stalking Scrubs--that's real important. I don't get it. I just don't. Now they are bringing in a new kid, about the same age that might (or might not @@) be Brenda's son. Great. Do you think I'm going to care about this kid? Ha. Think again.
I don't expect much anymore, especially after what I feel was the most botched story on a soap I've ever seen: Brenda's "return" . If that's what you call great storytelling for one of your biggest 'draws'-- then I give up. Genie Francis was snapped up by Y&R--who also has Tristan Rogers and Stephen Nicols to name only a few ex GHers. Guess what I'm going to start to watch? You bet I'm there.
You know I think the actors in this story brought it with everything they had. I wish they'd actually been more interactive , but hey, I'll take Tony tipping over tables any day. That scene actually made me feel good because that's exactly what I feel about my once fave soap. I wish I could turn the tables over and just start again. *sigh*