Oh, Wubbers. Did I ever think there would come a day when I'd struggle with what to say about GH? Not really but here I am. Struggling.
Don't get me wrong. GH is way better than it was a year ago in ever way. I enjoy the day to day dialog and feel a rejuvenation coming off the cast. So...what is it?
I think about the things going on (Jerry, Lante PG, Olivia hallucinations, yada yada) and see potential. It's just not jelling for me. I'm being honest. You know I'm a Cartini cheerleader from day one. But I've been just underwhelmed. I love the Todd addition...but I want more integration. More people at MEnterprises. Why hasn't he taken over ELQ yet and descend on Tracy/Michael? Anna is MIA at a critical juncture. Felicia disappeared. Mac's got one bar scene.
GH has a history of isolation and you can feel it now all over again. Sonny's in his back room at the warehouse. Stories that are chopped up. Long lags between things happening.
To be BRUTALLY honest...? This GH makes me miss OLTL more and more. *sigh*
Scrub Up... I'm ready to unload!
The Jerry Jacks "Project of Evil" that's coming is really not grabbing me. I guess I'm done with evil plots-- mustache twirling and all the rest. I watched an old episode of Ryan's Hope the other day and was struck by the sheer wonderfulness of a STORY that was intriguing and yet didn't have a wild plot or crazy people shoving needles into arms. Anyone here watch British soaps? Same thing--it's real stuff-- not "moving satellites" ! LOL I know this is GH's M.O. I get that but ..eh. :shruggingshoulders:
Ewan's involvement? Don't care. If it was MATT doing this...maybe it would be intriguing. And I know there's more to it, probably Cassadines and other villains but...*sigh* I know Robin's alive somewhere but it's not exciting for me. Even the JaSam never ending battle of the angst is just flat. JUST GET THE BABY BACK-- JUST TELL Jason it's his. We all know it's going to happen. And for the LOVE OF GOD no more baby switches in ANY WAY on Soaps EVER AGAIN. ugh!! OR WHO'S THE DADDY. I demand it.
Olivia... well. COULD be fun. Heather is going to Llanview which should make the die hard GHers scream. The taint in that story is stupid Steven Lars. Can't stand him. So personally, I'm hoping Olivia will kill him in some LSD induced haze.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Alexis and Jerry. I love NLG and this gave her something to do. The kiss was hot too. This is not about her girls or her cases. Just ALEXIS.
GOLD MEDAL: Todd is killing me in all his scenes. RH has come alive on GH and I love him. That thing behind him? I've named "Heathen Orb" ... I want it. LOL
RUNNER UP: Although NuXtina grates on my nerves big time, I did like she and Sonny at Kelly's. Maurice was just so giddy acting out his "I'm proposing" . Very natural scene and felt genuine.
NOT THE SCENE OF THE WEEK: Anything with Orange Jail Joe Junior in it. Because--let me tell ya I DON'T CARE! Good Actor..predictable, dull story.
So, that's my week.
Are you happy with Lante baby? I'm like:Eh..because you know babies on soaps bring nothing but drama. Which you think you'd want on a soap but again, it's baby drama-- AGAIN. Stay away from every staircase!
What about JaSam? *sigh*
The hope of a Nurses' Ball to celebrate the 50th year makes me happy-- but I need more than the big moments. The small ones need to count too.