Dear Staff Members:
It has come to my attention that many of you are engaging as what is being known as "Gurney-Gazing". Much like the "planking" fad, I have now seen YouTube videos taken by patients of our staff laying on gurneys staring at the ceiling. While I understand this is a controversial psychological treatment first tested in Sydney, it is also not a proven therapy. This conduct will not be tolerated any longer and I'm putting head nurse Epiphany on Gurney-Patrol from this point on. Please adhere to these guidelines. Thank You.
Monica Quartermaine, acting Chief of Staff, General Hospital
Now that that's out of the way...on to the blog...
So... what do you say about GH This week? I was so busy loving the second to the last week of OLTL, it was hard to take it seriously. Michael got on my very last nerve. The only part I truly loved was the Alexis melt-downs. I also liked the Ex-Mayor, and think Preston could be a good character with the involvement of the newspaper. Cartini loves those newspapers stories (Banner and The Sun) so we'll see if it gets better use!!
Other things I liked on GH this week: AZ and Maxie. Not sure why but they just tickle me. Jen Lilley is doing a great job with her fill-in. Don't worry, KS is coming back soon-- but I do have to say Jen did good with what she had to work with. (Motor Mouth LOL). The Wedding of AZ and Tracy could be a really interesting, fun story. I'm all for weddings!!
The Johnny and Carly relationship could also prove very interesting. Hmmmm, jury is out on that one. Shawn bores me to tears right now. This TJ kid is coming on-- who will also be a "friend" for Molly, maybe that will make me like Shawn better.
Thank you for having Robin and Liz have a chat. They are both vets that hardly interact and it was nice to see them talk. Thank you too for the Molly/Sam scene. Very well done.
Things that drive me nuts: Lady in White. ugh..boring, boring, boring. Now Spin is following her around like an idiot. Ewan--while he's great eye-candy, not sure I like that he's been shirtless so much without ANY character development. Ok, he can be shirtless. Heh. Sonny..zzzzz Kate zzzzz Michael is being a dick and JaSam are buzz kills. The Franco thing is OLD. This should have ended long ago. The bag lunch and coffee notes? ahahhaa. Please. Helena better show up soon. REAL soon.
Scrubs is also a sore point with me. I still say it's so out of Robin's nature to consider leaving that it's been very hard to swallow. Then again, we got to see Emma more so that's a good thing. We'll see how this plays out.
In yet another bungled 'comeback' Jax skulked forever. First at the airport, now around Port Chuck. Please. I swear soaps are the WORST at using cameos. Just plain boring as all hell. Joss pointing to him with her sucker and saying "Ingo" was cute. I bet he taped for a day and they'll use it for 3 weeks. Just ONCE I'd love for someone to walk back in first day they are back and have a ton of interactions with everyone in town and a heck of a lot of dialog. Just once.
SCENE of the WEEK: Alexis melts down in the PCPD. NLG is pure gold in her scenes no matter what she has to do. Looking at the 3 guys staring at her like WTH was priceless.
NOT the Scene of the WEEK: You know I'm picking Gurney-Gazing. Liz/Ewan doing it was laughter inducing, but when it spilled over to Maggie and Steven? Guffaw!! Just really silly writing.
STUPID PROP: Coffee cup ...with the note from the Lady in White to Ethan on it. Ugh. I hate that whole story. Close second: Bag Lunch with another note.
NEXT WEEK: The View will have a "OLTL" send off. Erika Slezak will be a cohost and Judith Light will also be guesting. It's interesting that the hooplah that went on with AMC going off the air isn't really at the same pitch for OLTL. Yes, they are the 'stepsister' of that Nixon soap but I'm telling you what, OLTL surpassed their ratings in the past few years. It's gained a younger following as well. Guess Erica Kane's Q quotient is more 'up there' than others.
The last FIVE shows will air. Sad, sad sad. Especially when they were going on online before that was squashed. I start my new gig next week but I'm going to try like hell to be here for the end of it all. Ironic that his happens now. OLTL leaving and we get Cartini writing for GH. Only in my world would those two things collide.
PS: finished Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. We now have to buy both Breaking Bad and SOA from Amazon to watch. They aren't on DVD yet. Next up Downton Abbey season one. That will feel like a picnic. LOL. Have to say I love Netflix--you can catch up on series and watch as many as you want with no commercials. I think Dexter/Weeds will be in the line soon.