This was sent to me by long time blog-reader DM and I thought it was a great point of view. I totally understand what he's saying. I also think writers can paint characters into a corner, which just makes it all worse
SO, do you agree or disagree? While I don't want my Faison killed, I totally GET IT!
I hate to say this because I adore every single actor on screen, but I am really not liking the Robin rescue storyline.
Last week I was watching a Friday
the 13th marathon, movies which I haven't seen for decades. Cheesy, yes,
but I did find myself rooting for the heroine. I wanted the blonde
female virgin to escape triumphant and while doing so to get an axe, gun
or machete and give Jason a good thrashing. Knowing full well, that the
villain never dies, at least I got to cheer for the hero and for the
villain to at very least go down for the count.
This series was from back in the 80s. It is now the 'teens and we root
for the villain. Both on screen and in real life. When someone kills a
bunch of people, the story is all over the Internet and tv screens.
When a little boy helps a lady cross the street, no one knows. Or cares.
What I am getting at is that Anna held a gun to Dr O and Faison. Instead
of shooting them, even just disabling them with a shot in the leg, she
goes on and on ad nauseum verbally talking to them to give them a chance
to come up with a way to turn the tables and over power her. Nikolas
has a gun drawn on Faison. And did nothing. Robin had a gun drawn on Dr.
O. and could have shot her in the leg or shoulder to slow her down, but
does nothing. Tracy had the guts to shoot Jerry and how did that turn
out? He is wielding a gun using the shoulder/arm that he was shot in, with no stress or strain. Miracle cure for the villain. If it was the
heroine, she would still be in a sling for sympathy.
If Freddy Kruger or Jason Voorhees was chasing you, you would look for a
weapon and USE IT. How about Osama Bin Laden? When he was alive, if you
came face to face with him and you had a gun, would you shoot him? Yes.
But on GH?
Evil always wins. Evil never dies.
I want to root for the underdog and root for the good guy ever now and
then. Especially with all that is happening in the real world. When Luke
shot Helena, I cheered. I screamed. I jumped out of my chair. I was
smart enough to know she wasn't dead and would be coming back as long as
Constance Towers is available, but still, I applauded when my heroes
win, even temporarily. And evil lost. Even temporarily.
I remember first watching GH in 1977. On the horizon was Luke and Laura,
a spirited couple, a hero and heroine who, no matter what unrealistic
trouble they got into, we knew that they would persevere and win. They
had to. They were our heroes. And we rooted for them. Then, for about a
decade, the big heroes on GH became Sonny and Jason, two mobsters who
killed (excuse me, ordered others to kill for them). People tuned in
daily to see their knights in shining black armour. Women wanted their
sons to be like them, and their daughters to marry someone like them. I
have been reading GH blogs religiously lately, and so many people are
excited about Faison, Dr. O and Jerry Jacks, that we forget who our heroes
are. Or at the very least should be. We root for the wrong people
because we have become used to that in our daily lives.
With all the good guys vs. bad guys action on the screen the past 2
days, I want to be able to root for a good guy (or, gal) to win. But I
I don't believe in heroes anymore.