VitA for attitude.. VitB for better stories ...Vit E fo Editing...
You know how you see all the mags now a days telling to you substitute pretzels for chips-- or mustard for mayo? I'm putting GH on a diet.. Let's see how it goes.
First up: Carly Corinthos Jacks-- Overweight in the areas of mouthy behavior and Butting in.Instead of Carly flying to Hawaii to interrupt JaSam's wedding anniversary Substitute a story where she takes her ELQ stock from AJ and starts meddling with Tracy's Biz. Tracy then buys into the Metro Court. Full on business women at the wheels with clashes. Get Luke in on it. Niece vs Wife. OR... just cut her out completely...that may help our waistlines.
Next up: Michael Corinthos-- Overweight in the area of being a snotty ass and general stupidity in the mobular world.Instead of Michael running those multiple bags of coffee Substitute a story where the brain damage caused by the bullet in his head interferes with his learning process for college. Have him follow his Q side and want to be a doctor but not be able to get there without a struggle.
Third, Women as the Damsel's in Distress or under dressed --Overweight in the area of sexismInstead of women being kidnapped by psycho-killers (ie: Franco who straps them to bombs or does "art" with them--Lisa, putting Robin in a well) or dancing like strippers Substitute a MALE in trouble or dancing on a pole. I positively CRINGED when they had Crimson doing a "women behind the men" photo essay , how about WOMEN and the MEN who bow to them?
Newbies, newbies, newbies-- Overweight in the areas of new faces, lack of old faces and the "who cares" factor?Instead of bringing on a batch of new characters Substitute those damn characters you never use already!! Is it me or do we totally not need ANY new people stinkin' up the joint? What happened to "Sometimes they come back". Well, hell..there are about 3-4 Qs that could come back. Leslie, Bobbie, Audrey-- Lucas. We never get to see Mac--he hasn't had a real story in ages. Anna? Sarah? Oh, you know the drill. But, we are getting two new docs: Ewan and Maggie. Sorry but I don't care.
Editing needs a drastic diet--morbidly obese in the area of continuity, story flow and confusion.
WRITING needs a diet -- low on mobular feasts and higher in family nutrition.
We were all so, so hopeful with the Garin Wolf thing --give it time others said. Well, I gave it time. ELQ offices are abandoned...why did they bother bringing on the character of "Asher"?? What about the stupid bakery? Michael was trying to adjust to ELQ and all of a sudden he's decided to work in a warehouse with no one else in sight but 2,000 bags of coffee!! NuKate's back-- boring me up with Old Sonny Stories. zzzzzzzzzzz. They even took the wind out of the creepy Wyndemere sails by having Hells show up, then drag this story out for EONS. Ethan walking around PC with that portrait? Please.
Perfect example of bad story flow: The choppy nature of Anthony Z's scenes. One second he's with Johnny, sneering, the next in a hotel wooing Tracy--then off skulking with Lisa. Nothing connects. Not one thing. It's a series of vignettes. Drives me bananas. Same for The JaSam honeymoon. Nights talking about Stars.. then in a hut forever-- before we can cut to Franco painting parts of a canvas for days. Ummm, not for nothing but it's draaaaaaaaaaaaaagingggggg. I so wish that the town was integrated a bit. The boat story is going to be totally separate from anything else. As is the Franco-Frenia. I guess Alexis is sheeze outta luck, right?
SIGH. I'm still upset over the Lexi Ainsworth move. I sent her a cute good luck card at the studio. Her Christmas movie looks good. You see the ratings down there. I can only think they'll get worse as the weeks go by unless something HUGE happens.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Sonny, Alexis and Krissy at the elevator. That was the most genuine moment of the week for me. I so wish they'd explore "Sexis" more-- or at least give them more family time.
NOT THE SCENE OF THE WEEK: Oh, how can I choose?? I do these off the top of my head--they feel more honest that way. I guess I'll go with-- Steve and Livvy doing the stripper thing. It just crystallized everything I hate about GH lately. No story, just some chick putting on stripper gear and ..well, you know. Scott and Lisa are fantastic actors. The "Stevia" coupling needs to be thought out and planned, not just a series of sexcapades.
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