Villianize those characters before disposing of them. Mr. G's opus operandi is either to totally forget a character exists (Terrell, Matt, Kate.....the list goes on and on) OR to make them so unlikeable you are ready to shove them right out the door. (Ric, AJ) and now Jax. Yes, I know there are those of you out there that don't like him anyway but you have to admit the shoddy writing he's gotten is horrific lately. First he was gone forever even when Josslyn had cancer, and now he's like a vindictive little shrew. So..string him up on a meat hook and let him swing. Or, of course, the hooker/drug set up works as well.
Write a Character off in 3.5 seconds. You know Skye comes, goes...Holly, Ric, Monica, Audrey-- just about any character gets a bad send off (or none at all). Nikolas talks to his brother, old lover and Dead Love Emily--but never even thinks about his sister, or his AUNT and her children. How long would that have taken? An hour of taping? 20 minutes? Hey, who cares he's only been on the show for a decade plus.
Fires: We all know that Guza loves his pyrotechnics. I can't name ALL the fires but we know he's destroyed at least Luke's Blues Club, The Webber-Scorpio house, the old hospital set and now, the Spencer house. I personally think that's how he feels about GH of 'golden days" and those fans who held Luke and Laura dear, but heck, that's just me. Fire, bombs... the works. Thank you for yet another smoke filled afternoon!
Women in Fredrick's of Hollywood: (For those of you under a certain age, that means a little racier than Victoria's Secret). We got that this this past week or what! WOW! There's Lulu, parading around in an outfit that well...Sam usually gets blessed with. She had a nice pink number (up there, backside even) and a lovely black and gray one. Of course, women are to be used at sex objects so Lulu HAS to work "undercover" at some brothel to 'find her father'. Uh, sorry, we know this is just an excuse for the lingerie fetish.
Character Flip-Flop: Out of the blue, after not writing for a character for awhile... all of a sudden they appear and act totally the opposite. The latest? Alexis..who up until this moment has thought that Sonny and his gangstah ways is nothing but a unsafe murder-trap for she and her family. She also hates Carly with a passion. So now (in addition to wearing some really bad clothes) she's all of a sudden totally on Carly's side and willing to throw Jax under the bus. Uh...ok
One Note-Villians: Well, we KNOW that This has taken over Guza's life for the past umpteen years. Faison, The Balkan... Stavros..and even my beloved Helena are often reduced to little more than comic book characters. I can't even remember that Russian guy's name that was on the boat. Our latest is Anthony Zacchara whom I LOVE but who is quickly becoming the same crazy-flower-loving dude that just won't quit. Helena better get some decent stuff under GW--her little "visit" with Lucky sounded like the other `1,000 visits she's had in the past.
Terrorizing Children: You know and I know it...our fearless headwriter is in giddy LOVE with this. Yes, they do it on other soaps but none better than bullet in the head or run-em down G-man. The latest has been poor Alec who now only heard his Grandma in the line of fire but recently got a nice machine-gun salute of his in the same car.
Focus on ONE Character so much you could throw a fryin' pan at them. 'Nuff said
AND I don't know WHAT the hell to say to this...other than the ACCENTS he cooks up are just making me insane:
Enough AlreadySOOooooooooooo, coming soon, around July 25th, we are supposedly seeing our first "Guza-Free" scripts. Dare we hope they spend more on hospital consultants than bullets? Oh, yes...please.
Scene of the Week: Sam and Maxie...loved Maxie telling her to basically shut up, get married and have a baby! LOL (slim pick'ins this week folks)
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