Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Surgery: Naked Guns

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This....is a Gun. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrun! 
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Is that a gun? Really.. a GUN  Ok then
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No! THIS is a GUN! GUN GUN GUN!!! 
I think that this may be either a very interesting blog--or a very very boring one. Depends on how you like the show. By the numbers, GH is doing really well. Really well. Ergo, I'm the odd man out in this. I'm seeing the show through different eyes than most people I guess. 
But, there it is. 

MY FACE of the WEEK?? Right here, that's me 


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Grab some Irish Coffee and do a little jig... here we go! 


I'm a broken record. I realize that. I feel like I'm WATCHING a broken record.  Where to start. 

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Time for a Tony "exit'!! Vacation!! It's spring in Amsterdam! So ..bye! Fluke runs off into the night after inexplicable "Nina-Franco" let's escape together montage. Like Franco would go off with Fluke. And Shadybrook is just a joke. They should have put Fluke in some max security place in Utah and just had him gone for awhile. I'm so not getting the whole "tazing Nina" thing. Gotta hand it to the writers though. They've spun this tale out in epic fashion and scope.  YES--I do want to see the whole Spencer Family history.  I just don't want it to be during 2016 Feb. sweeps. 


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Spin Re-dux nine million and twelve.  At least he's involved in the Search for Pat... and not just pining after Maxie. Maxie has another hunky boyfriend. Spinelli is trying to get her. This time they have a kid together so it's a bit more dramatic. It's still Spinelli and Maxie and Maxie not being able to make up her mind.  Um. Okay then!


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Well, I kinda found Pat Spencer...sort of
What do you mean sort of?
It's an old address.

Ok then. We'll start there.
Psssssssst. Geary is gone for a few months, make it last. 

Anything else? Something remotely interesting?
Nope. That's all I got. 


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Insert fun scene. Which seemed rather--well, INSERTED. "The Georgie goes to GH" was also a bit strange. I get it was to show Nate that Spixie were a family united but it was still weird. Poor Kristina Wagner came in for an hours worth of work. (don't get me wrong, I loved seeing her).  

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One of my bright spots was  of course,  the "Baby AJ" scene. BOOM. Loved it. I thought Michael was going to do the Quartermaine part but AJ? Inspired! Maybe people see Michael as a spoiled baby but I'm loving it. LOVE-ING-IT. Sonny's being pissed off is awesome. Morgan's ass-kissing as the "good son" more awesome. Let's play Monopoly! Order a Pizza! Geee, Whiz Dad, sorry Mikey is being so gash darn mean, but I'm here! 
Holes in the story? A MILLION.  The entire Sabrina as Nanny? Killin' me. (for so, so many reasons).  But it was one thing I did enjoy this week.


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But I WANT A BABY--NOW!!!!!! 
Hey, I know!! Let's have the custody case run on forever. Let's get KIKI in there!! yeah..and Julian! 
But Wait...what about...Ava? Poor Cancer-stricken stuck in the 1 hospital room Ava? What about HER? Oh..I know! Silas can ALSO GET IN on the custody!!  :Side eye: Oh can't wait for more courtroom scenes! Bring it! (wish you could hear the sarcasm)
PS. Kiki thinking Sabrina can't take care of Avery because of what she did, yet she's bud-bud with Sonny? Um.. ugh


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Yeah, you have cancer. 
What! WHAT? 
Yep. Cancer. Sorry.
You don't seem overly upset.

This IS my "you have cancer face" so...

Speaking of Ava..yes, Maura did a superb job on this. She was great.  Kudos and Bravo. 
As for Ava, no one matches her bone marrow. She won't let Silas even think about testing Avery because it may harm her.  I'm still wondering a few things. Ava was presumed dead but not dead. But she's dying. So in soap land that means one of 2 things: either Maura is leaving the show and Ava will "die" (well, you know) ..or she's going to be saved somehow.  Which brings me back to--why have her fake-die in the first place? Now she's in that room 24/7. :throwsuphands: Would have been better having her fight Sonny for custody (instead of the stupid Michael thing), finding out she's dying and the drama that entails of her finding a home for Avery.
But, that's just me. Remember Stepmom? 



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Well, Here we are again.
Yep. Docks. Guns...spent shells.  
My elbow hurts. 
What should I do?
I'm not sure. . Order a pizza. 
And some Aspercreme. 

KILL ME NOW. Just ..do it. The mob shit is SO played out.  It's mind boggling. I was so upset under Guza with this. Same old same old with average (at best) writing. Welp. Here we are. Mob sides squaring off about TURF. Imports from "Canada".  GUNS. Shootings. No one getting actually killed even though they are RIGHT IN FRONT OF EACH OTHER. The cops in town trying to "shut it down". Undercover work ..FBI (Hannah and her Father? anyone?) PLEASE please PLEASE--- if you insist on writing this do it WELL. Please give us exciting, intricate stories that move at a decent pace. Don't dumb down the mob to the point that 10 year olds figure things out. I honestly thought this all might change with Sonny's jail time and Julian bonding.
Could I BE any more wrong? 

The fact that Anna didn't even arrest anyone after they had a major shoot out is just ugh. 
And, by the way THIS IS BORING. BORRRRRing. Notice that Sonny is in no way or no how shape or form OUT of the mob. In fact, they are conspiring to have Jordan kill Julian. Oh, and BTW,  Julian's camp is planning on killing Duke.
SERIOUSLY? :thud: 


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DO my Eyes Deceive me??? Stone Cold? I know that butt anywhere! 
And..... this brings us to Jake.  Even though Spin 'recognized' him from behind, it still isn't ending.  Having a nuFace and the whole "nobody will know who this is" crap is crap. It worked when I was 14 but....now? They needed to recast and that's it. Jason could have still lost his memory. This journey is painful and dull.  Jake is surrounded by 3 women all flirty and intrigued by his man-lee-ness. No one knows why. Hmmmm, what could it be? Spinelli has a good idea. but NOPE. 


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PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!!!! 
Jake goes to live with Carly. She lets him live with her. AFTER THE FRANCO stuff? Really? And here's a guy that was damn mind-controlled by the Cassadines! Who's undercover with the mob. What could POSSIBLY HAPPEN? What? They'd better have Joss on soon or I'll hate the entire thing even more. Liz breaks it off with Ric to try with Jake. *sigh* Ric is going to get mad and if you haven't read the spoilers then you don't know where things are going. I'm telling you it's ridiculous and redundant. If you lived through the Connor/Nik/Mary story, well --it's coming again. 
The Monica thing is still bothering me to no end.  Couldn't they at LEAST have inserted her into this hospital scene? She's not home with Michael and Avery. Hell, have her do something! 


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The monthly meeting of the TJ/Shawn/Jordan gang. Shawn is figuring out Jordan is working with the po-po. Took him long enough. Now there's going to be a test coming from ol' Duke. Put up or shut up. Kill Julian Jerome. May as well have Fluke come around and tell her to kill someone as well, cause you know how that works out. 


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Then there's this. I saved it for last because it shall be my biggest bitch. NuSlone is awful. I'm saying it. I realize this actor was on other soaps, yada yada. Well, on GH? I don't know who's telling him to play it like this but it's painful. Sloane has NO charm, NO warmth...no flirty playfulness what so ever. He's like a robot or something! Look, I like evil guys. Smarmy guys can be fun too, if done right. This was just ..flat. Poor Finola. Wow. She of course, did her best. He said his lines with ZERO inflection. Even when he was THISCLOSE talking to her I felt nothing. This is supposed to be a Moonlighting banter type relationship but whoa. There IS no banter. So not doing it. Plus, I'm going to be mean here but the guy is ORANGE. Finola is British rose pale. Just.
NO. 


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SCENE OF THE WEEK:  Ava has cancer. Maura West was perfection. 


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Well, Liz is ONE woman we haven't shared, so there's that. 
MY FAVE SCENE OF THE WEEK:  Ric and Sonny. I have never seen those two like this and I liked it! Brothers--without agenda (that I know of). Give Sonny a real brother. Give Ric a friend. He's always been an outcast and this makes him so much more. 


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FACE OF THE WEEK: When Spin realizes it's not Jason.  Sad. Sadder for me because this is ain't  gonna end soon. 


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PROP OF THE WEEK: Sonny, Carly, Morgan and Kiki play Monopoly.  Mo NO po LY!

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I'm finishing this epic rant  with a tiny glimmer of hope. I will be interested in this SaSon scene. Yes, I will. Because if Sonny doesn't know the love of his life-- all is lost. Then I know it's time for a vacation. 


24 comments:

sonya said...

"DO my Eyes Deceive me??? Stone Cold? I know that butt anywhere!"

Hahahaha. Borrowing that butt comment from RedSox are we? :)

"If you lived through the Connor/Nik/Mary story, well --it's coming again"

What?!!?!! NOOOOOOOOO! That was a horrible storyine! Oh why?!!?! UGH!

ishouldreadmore said...

Karen, it makes perfect sense to me that Kiki is upset over Sabrina taking care of Avery. Sabrina tried to make Ava lose the baby who turned out to be Avery. Kiki was largely peripheral to the Sonny activities regarding his life of crime and killing. But Avery IS her little sister, and Sabrina tried to kill the baby. Who would want someone like that taking care of the very baby she tried to kill?
What was the Connor/Nik/Mary story? I have been watching the show for years, but have stopped watching it several times for various reasons, so this doesn't ring a bell.

katydid53 said...

I totally agree with you Karen!! I know the show has gone up in ratings but I don't know how!!!I find it boring. Let Jake know he's Jason already. And to me they are ruining the Luke and Laura story with this DID crap. Things are dragging on, get on with it already. I loved Grayson McCouch on ATWT but he's boring here.

Cosmoetica said...

How did no one get shot in that shootout w ten feet between them? Were they in invisible Michelin Man suits and shooting rubber donuts?

kdmask said...

I get that Kiki is upset over Avery...but she was ok with NOT going for custody for when Sonny (who wanted to kill Ava) but does when Michael takes her?

come on

AntJoan said...

Right on, Karen, with your SS rant!! Here, here, couldn't've said it better myself!! I thought that the towel drop was DISGUSTING, and that Sloan's behavior was sexual harassment, and that she should have arrested him. Him being thisclose to her was menacing, not sexy at all, NO ONE in their right mind would allow someone to invade their space like that, this is NOT playful Moonlighting banter, and women SHOULD NOT put up with this type of behavior!

helkatmat said...

You nailed it!

What's Alexis going to say about Julian's returning to full time mob boss? And, gunshot wounds on GH heal faster than on LOST.

Maria said...

I totally agree with you Karen...the Anna/Sloane stuff gives me acid indigestion...it's SO WRONG on SO MANY levels...poor poor Finola is right!!!

Cosmoetica said...

It's not harassment when he's in his own residence and she's snooping around. She was over the line, He just made her pay for it.

gracegirl said...

Thank you Karen!! I don't understand how the ratings can be so good. Actually I 100% agree with you expect on Michael. I think the bottom line is it doesn't matter who gets custody of her she and any of Sonny's kids are targets just because they're last name is Corinthos. Anyway,was a pleasure reading your blog today. Thank you!

JackieT said...

Karen, I think this might be the first week I agreed with your assessment of everything. Except for the scenes with Michael, this had to be the worst week I've watched since tuning back in after Guza finally left. Just lazy, sloppy writing. The mob needs to be retired, Carly & Sonny need to go on vacation, and please just bring back old Sloane because nuSloane is seriously creepy.

cooks7570 said...

I agree about the three woman chasing after who for all they know could be a hitman for the mob. I agree with you about Kiki too. I want to know why Carly isn't a part of the Spencer family drama. Don't forget we don't even know if Sonny is Avery's father yet.

sonya said...

Does anybody remember with the Connor/Nik/Mary story,that Mary hid the picture of her husband,(which was odd and never explained why she did that) and her husband did not look like Nik!!! The writers changed who her husband was!! I think the writers were going to go one way, and then decided to go another way. And then whenever Tyler Christopher played Connor, they would hide his mole. But then after awhile they didn't hide it at all. It was like they were thinking screw it. Nobody will notice.

cooks7570 said...

I forgot Jake's name in my post.

ishouldreadmore said...

Oh, my. Reading Sonya's post, I remember that story, Nik/Conner/Mary. It was a total mess, and obviously forgettable. I just remember there was some guy who looked just like Nik, and was married, and she was crazy or something. But a big thanks to Sonya for refreshing my memory.

Panda said...

It says something about the show when I laughed so hard reading your blog and some of the comments, and the show isn't even supposed to be funny. We're at unintentional hilarity here. All the mobsters pointing guns at each other - ho hum. Just another day in PC. Too much focus on the mob lately. Sloane was gross and creepy. I think this recast is a failure. The actor is so wooden. It's like he's playing a parody of a soap character. He looks like someone dipped him into a vat of bronzer and then sprayed glitter on him, and his hair looks so greasy. I don't want to knock someone's appearance but this isn't about his looks but how they are styling him. He drops his towel and then stands way too close to Anna and for me there is no tension but inappropriate creepiness. Please don't subject Anna to this dud! She can do better!

sonya said...

"ishouldreadmore said...Oh, my. Reading Sonya's post, I remember that story, Nik/Conner/Mary. It was a total mess, and obviously forgettable. I just remember there was some guy who looked just like Nik, and was married, and she was crazy or something. But a big thanks to Sonya for refreshing my memory."

You're welcome! And yeah it was a total mess!

RedSoxFaninVA said...

Thanks for the shout-out, sonya :)

I'm still waiting for someone to alert Jake to the fact that he has a maxi pad taped to his head ;) I nominate Sonny for this task...

This week started out great with Maura's scenes with Ava finding out she has cancer. Then Friday fizzled big-time.

sonya said...

"RedSoxFaninVA said...Thanks for the shout-out, sonya :)"

Hahahaha. You're welcome.

"I'm still waiting for someone to alert Jake to the fact that he has a maxi pad taped to his head ;) I nominate Sonny for this task..."

Well it better be Sonny, cus I don't want to tell him.

Oh! And ishouldreadmore, to refresh your memory even more, here is the video.

Lucky & Emily looks for Nikolas at Mary's - April 2004

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv3QkOINDtY


Cosmoetica said...

sonya said...

Does anybody remember with the Connor/Nik/Mary story,that Mary hid the picture of her husband,(which was odd and never explained why she did that) and her husband did not look like Nik!!! The writers changed who her husband was!! I think the writers were going to go one way, and then decided to go another way. And then whenever Tyler Christopher played Connor, they would hide his mole. But then after awhile they didn't hide it at all. It was like they were thinking screw it. Nobody will notice.

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I remember it all too well. It was really dumb since we saw her hubby's photo a # of times.

natasha_jax said...

Re Maura West leaving GH, supposedly she confirmed this on Twitter two days ago. I haven't done any further checking online to confirm this.

Connor/Nik/Mary?? Pleeeeeeeeeze Noooooo!!!! I blocked it and now it has resurfaced. That ranks up there with Ric building another panic room and putting Liz in it this time ... You know, for her "own good."

Sloan: If Krispy Kreme runs out of grease, he could make a deposit. His hair is disgusting!

sonya said...

Cosmoetica said...I remember it all too well. It was really dumb since we saw her hubby's photo a # of times.

Yup! Exactly!

"natasha_jax said...Re Maura West leaving GH, supposedly she confirmed this on Twitter two days ago. I haven't done any further checking online to confirm this."

What?!?!! Oh no! :(

SaveOurSuds said...

GH hasn't been as fun to watch lately. It can get pretty depressing. I feel fatigued by all the Sonny/CarSon/mob war stuff. I was enjoying a lot of the B stories and still am to a point but a lot of them seem to be treading water right now instead of moving forward.

The Sloane/Anna scenes were a disappointment. I think the show was trying to go for a David Hayward/Anna vibe witch didn't work. Grayson may have been great in other roles but he's just not very sexy in this one. The chemistry is really flat too.

sonya said...

"SaveOurSuds said...The Sloane/Anna scenes were a disappointment. I think the show was trying to go for a David Hayward/Anna vibe witch didn't work."

He is not and NEVER will be David Hayward! So, yes it didn't work.