Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Break from St. Sonny Hospital




Just a note that I'm taking a break from blogging daily on the show. I can't take it. I'll watch the 3 episodes while I can FF and then write a recap on Sunday. I can't tell you how much this parade of deja vu scripts is killing me. Between Sonny and the Non-Jake reveal, I need to step back because well, my sarcasm was on such full force yesterday I almost broke my own twitter feed. 
While I realize long time Sonny fans are enjoying this, I am baffled as to why anyone would want to go back the Guza-esque sham of a 'mob'.  I'm off the GH train for a bit. 



27 comments:

Truthseeker said...

Could not agree more. It was like a whole new show when Ron and Frank took over. Fresh stories, more characters, more interactions between the regular characters. Without a doubt the show still had problems but I would take that any day over the Sonny Show like it has been for the last 15 years.

It's so disheartening that it returned to the old form so quickly. Everything is the same. Sonny & Carly on every day. Sonny & Carly married. Sonny and Carly talking to the same 3-4 people every day. Sonny gets shot. Sonny reflects on how his life negatively affects his family. Bi-polar storyline. Mob war. Jason saves the day. Sonny kills his competition in cold-blood (like how he killed one of the leaders of the 5 families) and we're just supposed to chalk it up to Sonny being Sonny and not holding Sonny accountable for his actions. And relatedly, Sonny faces no consequences for his worst deeds (ex. Michael coming around to forgive Sonny for shooting his dad). I just can't understand why the show is now back to the same exact show it was 4 years ago when it was about to be cancelled. Why do the writers and ABC think everyone wants Sonny and the Mob day in and day out? I have never seen one viewer on a board, blog, etc. say they enjoy the mob stuff and want to see Sonny day in and day out. I don't think a show necessarily has to be precisely tailored to its fans but the anti-mob, anti-Sonny voices are so loud and so prevalent that it boggles the mind why they just don't care.

jher said...

^^^Amen to that!

I was actually hoping for a Quartermaine revival. The storylines were almost heading that way with Michael denouncing the Corinthos name and Dillon returning to the family. Even Jakeson was developing a connection to the Quartermaines and I was hoping that when he regained his memories, he would put the mob behind him and support his Q Family. I guess all that got pushed aside to prop Sonny and the mob now.

Sadly, I'm expecting a cancellation order in 2016.

mysticcmegg said...

I agree with all of the above comments. And sadly I too think next April is the D Day for GH. Sucks too, because they have the potential to be a great soap again, but too much Sonny and Carly Every Friggen Day! and the mob, its ok, I guess, but front and centre? I too was hoping Michael would stay a Quartermaine, but of course Sonny is far more interesting.... not! And even the bipolar storyline is getting a little much. Get him on some meds and soon. I don't think these new writers are going to be any better. The Jason reveal is taking far too long and Elizabeth is just pathetic. Probably ff through the whole show again today. :(

AntJoan said...

This "long-time Sonny fan" (one of the VERY few left), is NOT happy with this AT ALL!! Yes, I love my Sonny, but I DON'T love Carly, I loved him with Brenda. I do not need "the Sonny and Carly show," or the Mob, I want love in the afternoon, not violence. I also want more Quartermaines and A LOT MORE of legacy and other characters. I am happy to see Sonny and his dimples, but that cannot be the entire show, that is WRONG, and I am saying this as a MAJOR Sonny fan.

Unknown said...

I've been reading your blog forever, but never commented, but i have to agree with everything everyone is saying. I've been watching abc soaps for 30 years, and this past year GH has been a huge letdown! Also, having a son who is bipolar, the morgan storyline makes me want to throw something at the tv! So thank you for the blog, i love reading it everyday, forgive me if my comment is negative, but I'm just really frustrated with the show!

david said...

truthseeker said [ I just can't understand why the show is now back to the same exact show it was 4 years ago when it was about to be cancelled]

jher said [Sadly, I'm expecting a cancellation order in 2016.]


maybe you're on to something? maybe they brought in the 2 new writers to destroy the show sooooo bad (which, in my opinion they are doing in all of 7 days) that the ratings will tank and the network can say "ok, look, we gave it a chance. no one is tuning in. its the viewers fault, not the writers" and they cancel the show for reality tv and talk shows.


oh, but good news ahead! ava, nina and franco are all going to be out of jail with no charges. so what message is this show sending? if you have a disagreement with someone, the best way to solve it is with a gun and a good lawyer. you know, like in a movie theatre or a school or fast food restaurant. GH endorses this kind of violence and solutions with NO REPERCUSSIONS.

Love in the afternoon, people. Love in the afternoon.

oh, the pope is coming to the states this month. NYC and Philly. Anyone think he is going to maybe a pitstop in port charles to canonnize sonny and jason for all the good deeds and work they have done for their family and community? I would not be surprised if they wrote THAT into the script!

Karen, you arent the only one who is bitter and sarcastic about this show. all we need is friscogh and cosmetica chiming in and we'd have a real party


ps. i apologize for ever saying that Morgan is acting like a 12 yr old. that was very wrong of me. It's more like a 3 year old. On a mature day.

LSV422 said...

Well, the new head writers promised us everything we would love to see happen but it seems we are reverting back right now. AntJoan, sorry but I think MB is the one once again pushing for this big front burner story and we can all tell when that happens we get the Sonny and Carly show. And I loved him with Brenda, too! Morgan is a worthless, lazy, immature dumb ass and trying to blame it on a bi-polar condition is ridiculous. Sonny and Carly should have been more concerned about his useless lifestyle. Tried to watch live but couldn't. Will be fast forwarding quite a bit later I'm sure.
LindaV

Wanda Woman said...

It would be great if Kevin Collins said Morgan isn't bipolar. Nope, he's just a spoiled, whiny brat who was raised by the two most self-involved people in Port Charles who were both looking for an excuse to explain the incredibly inane behavior of their insufferable spawn.

I would challenge the new writers to script shows for two weeks with NO MOB. What a fantastic breath of fresh air that would be for the show.

MatchboxGinny said...

WRITERS FOR WEDNESDAY:

SCOTT SICKLES
ELIZABETH KORTE

BREAKDOWN:
CHRIS VAN ETTEN
ANNA THERESA CASCIO
JEAN PASSANANTE
KATHERINE SCHOCK

DIRECTOR: PHIDEAUX XAVIER

LiamAZ said...

I second everything that everyone else has said. I mean honestly, how many times to we need to hear the word "Sonny" in one episode?? As a long-time viewer since the late 70's, I think it's time for a break. With these past few episodes being re-tooled by the new writing team, I'm wondering if Ron even wrote this stuff the way it is airing now. Literally the entire episodes are centering around Sonny again and that is what I was so happy to get rid of when Ron and Frank entered the picture.

Ruthie said...

Hey there peeps, today we got lots and lots of SCOTTY. As Monty Python said "always look on the bright side of life"

sonya said...

Oh Karen. I understand completely. When the 3rd Carly came in 2005,I stopped watching for a few months. She was all wrong for the role, and GH wasn't the best back then anyway. I needed a break.

Anyway GH was so boring today!!!

Police station: Nate and Val! Same dialog different person!

Nate: I know what you and Dante did. I know you slept together. Do you have feelings for him?

Val: Yes I do.

MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!

Val's unborn baby: When will mommy find out about me?

Ava's cell: I loved the Ava and Scotty scene! So Diane isn't going to represent Ava, because Max doesn't like the idea because Ava shot Sonny's girlfriend! ROFL! Love it! :) Sooo Scotty will represent Ava! :) But then of course Scotty wants 5 million and he will give Ava her recording!! Oh man! I HATE that recording!! I want it gone!!! So Ava give Scotty 5 million!!! So then you can get out of jail already and dye your hair back to blonde! (Altho I do like her hair dark, but miss her blond hair) and then you can live your life!! Scotty wins the lines of the day!

Scotty: Of course the PCPD isn't happy. Because if Sonny kicks there will be a lot of layoffs. Because your brother is a preening peacock, who has an ego the size of Poughkeepsie.

Julian's cell: Oh man!! Same conversation with the same people!

Lucas: Dad did you do it?!Did you shoot Sonny?

Julian: No I didn't.

Lucas: I really want to believe you.

*Hits head on wall* One good thing about this scene, is Lucas telling his father about what he sees at the hospital. So many people come in hurt. :(


The hospital:

Lulu and Olivia: Olivia gives Lulu coffee for her and Dante..

Lulu: You have no idea how bad we need this.

How bad you need coffee!?!?!?!! I think you need something else that is more important!!! Dummy!

Carly and the gang:

Hours since the operation, and kangaroo Meeber is bouncing the walls.

Kangaroo Meeber: Why is the operation taking so long?!!?!!!?! Why?!!?! It's only a teeny tiny bullet!! I am going to march into that ER!!!

Patrick: The operation was a success.

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c

Angel Sonny is ALIVE!!!!! Oh I just want to hug Patrick! Oh wait Kangaroo Meeber beat me to it! ROFL! He hugged him!!! BAHAHAHAHHA! Now who should visit Sonny in his room first? Eeny meeny miny mo! It's you Carly! You go!

The chapel: Oh man! :( Dante repenting about cheating and about how he judged his father. :( I just want to hug him! :( Oh Lulu almost busted him but he didn't. Gave him coffee.

Sonny's room: Wow those tubes are HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!

Carly: Oh Sonny! Open your eyes!!!! Please open your eyes!!!

She did it! She got Sonny to open his eyes!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c



sonya said...

"David says maybe you're on to something? maybe they brought in the 2 new writers to destroy the show sooooo bad (which, in my opinion they are doing in all of 7 days) that the ratings will tank and the network can say "ok, look, we gave it a chance. no one is tuning in. its the viewers fault, not the writers" and they cancel the show for reality tv and talk shows."

Oh I had a feeling they were going to do that, as soon as we found out we got two new head writers coming soon. So you don't be shocked or surprised if they say the show is cancelled in 2016.

SaveOurSuds said...

Karen - I'm jumping off that train with ya! I've stopped live tweeting the show daily because the only way I can handle watching this idiocy is if I can FF. Not too mention I'm a little tired of mob mentality from Sonny fans whenever I make a concerned comment about the direction of the show. I just don't get it. The only way Sonny can even be viable is if they stop with the Saint Sonny ish yet Mo and his fans seem to be opposed to this. Why? If the rest of us tune out they might not have a precious Sonny to moon over anymore. Maybe fans need to start writing into the show and mags about their displeasure in the latest direction and turn off their TVs until TPTB start caring about anyone besides The Actor and his fanbase.

mandy123 said...

I Watched the show, I don't need numerous detailed recaps. I enjoy specific opinions,not the whole show recapped, leave that to the WUB TUB BLOG.

Annie Steel said...

I might have missed it it, but my husband was playing this video for me (awesome band) and I was like Wait! Those are my Gh peeps. I am all for WubQueen and Dave as head writers with the gang backing them up.https://youtu.be/4WbxYzAG2I4

sonya said...

"mandy123 said...I Watched the show, I don't need numerous detailed recaps. I enjoy specific opinions,not the whole show recapped, leave that to the WUB TUB BLOG."

Oh I'm sorry. I just thought I would help Karen.

LSV422 said...

Sonya, you don't need to apologize particularly when Karen isn't doing a recap. Your recaps are mostly for entertainment and we love them!
LindaV

Di said...

Sonya, I LOVE your recaps. They're the only thing about GH that bring a smile to my face most days. They're definitely for entertainment.

sonya said...

"LSV422 said...Sonya, you don't need to apologize particularly when Karen isn't doing a recap. Your recaps are mostly for entertainment and we love them!"

"Di said..Sonya, I LOVE your recaps. They're the only thing about GH that bring a smile to my face most days. They're definitely for entertainment."

Thanks guys! :) I enjoy doing them. I'm having fun and I'm glad you are too! :)

Loren said...

I love all the comments and the recaps too! Thanks Sonya, sometimes I miss things or fast forward!! Thanks all :)

Loren said...

I love all the comments and the recaps too! Thanks Sonya, sometimes I miss things or fast forward!! Thanks all :)

sonya said...

"Loren said...I love all the comments and the recaps too! Thanks Sonya, sometimes I miss things or fast forward!! Thanks all :)"

You're welcome. :)

SaveOurSuds said...

If someone does want to read a recap of GH then why would they come to a blog that recaps GH? Sonya, carry on!

sonya said...

"SaveOurSuds said.. Sonya, carry on!"

Thanks.:)

Kat Tu said...

Sonya--Keep posting recaps, please. You are so funny!!!
We need your humor now more than ever. :-)

sonya said...

"Kat Tu said..Sonya--Keep posting recaps, please. You are so funny!!! We need your humor now more than ever. :-)"

Thanks! :) We sure do need humor!!! GH UGH!