Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Surgery: Step by Step

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Remember that song? 

Step by Step

Heart to Heart
Left Right Left 
We all FALL DOWN.....

Ok, so it's "Toy Soldiers" but come on.. I really wish they were playing it when Sam took a nose dive down the stairs.  But alas, we only saw her giant boots and a tumble. I think Sam has fallen more than any other soap character in history. 

Let's have upside down pineapple cake today. You know, because falling. 



There was  a TON of stuff going on this week, all leading us to Feb Sweeps. Births, Tears, Arrests, Lesbian lovers, Boobs...you name it. We got it. (we even almost got coffee-bag sex!). The dialog was pretty good  and people were moving around the canvas. Friday's show was a good old fashioned soapy one though and I really did like it. You know GH is not without it's quirks though. 

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Under the "insert random shit here" category, we get This. Larry Ashton. With Tracy at the spa. They smoke pot, talk about life, he tries to cop a feel and...she throws him out. That's it. I'm really not quite sure what this was for. Seriously. Of course I love seeing Jane Elliot but-- ??? HUH? Ok, well, it was over in one day. Monday. And then Tracy's spa scenes were done.  The GH Machine pitched this as possibly being Tony Geary btw, complete with fake-out back of the head promo. So maybe that's why they did it. To hoodwink us. 

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Also back on Monday was TJ. Seeing Uncle Curtis. Then? Nothing. Oh, we found out Curtis knows TJ's daddy is Shawn but that's it. WHY DO YOU DO THIS??!! Why not continue to sprinkle stuff all week? Because again, in order for me to CARE ABOUT TJ he has to be ON THE SHOW more than once in a blue moon.
Thank you. 


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These two are getting married...or maybe they aren't. Nikolas went from not sure what he felt to loving Hayden in a nanosecond. He's also talking to Spencer on the phone a lot. Mama Laura acted all happy then laid into Nikolas. You know, Mama advice. Hayden knows Nik had her shot but..she's also falling for him and there's that ELQ takeover looming over her head. If she doesn't get the shares, Tracy spills that she's Rachel. And again we ask: WHAT ELQ? We never EVER SEE ELQ! So...

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Nice scene with Lucas and Dad.  Jules asks him to be his best man. Awww. then Lucas talks about Brad. Brad? Who's Brad? Oh, yeah, the guy he's supposed to marry but it's "on hold". Then, that was all we saw of that for the week. 

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Um, Can...we like, Make UP?
WHY? WHY would I make up widt a scum like yous?

Well, I'm marrying Alexis and as far as anyone can tell, I am out of the mob, and if anyone gets "the mob" stuff we do..it's you.
You so stupid--- YA NEVER OUTTA DA MOB! 
Sonny, please...let's be friends...
Get OUTTA HERE! You sicken me! Revenge..loyalty..dead to me.... linguine! 

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Come on, LIE For me!! 
NO Way, I'm not lyin for no-body. Especially YOU! 

Sonny actually says that his walking is "What the People Want"... LMAO. Ok, then. If you read Maurice's interview then you'll know where his head is at when it comes to GH being the Corinthos Show. Hell, they are the most important, greatest family on TV today!! (his words, not mine). Hubris at it's finest.

Anyway, Sonny doesn't want anyone to know just how strong he's getting with the walking so he can leap up and get his enemies with no one being the wiser. :eyeroll: He even lies to Carly when she catches him trying to stand. Can't be just a straight up story about the guy in the wheelchair coping with life. Nope. Gotta be a mobular tie in with a lie. Because? GH.


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Week 912 of Dante looking like this. He goes to get a divorce. Val says "goodbye" (again). He's mad at Lulu. He's miserable. The mayor tries to bribe him into having Mama drop Boob-Lawsuit. Oh, the pain. 

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Anna and Robert get thisclose to finding Sabrina and Carrrrrlos. BUT! Paul thwarts them and they are arrested at the last minute. Meanwhile...

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Sabby gives birth pretty damn quick on the bed with Carlos assisting. I was really surprised they didn't just have her leave with him and return later.  The other strange thing was the cliffhanger on Thursday with Carlos looking shocked and then nothing on Friday. NOTHING. I really wanted follow up the next day. 

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Oh, these two were on.  Morgan wants Kiki back. She wants to "date".  We want to close our eyes.

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Franco was there to show both Sam and Liason Jake's nightmare drawings. I would really have loved to have seen some real "art therapy" with Jake and Franco. Why didn't they spin out the Jake stuff longer? Terrorize Cam and Liz didn't believe him. It could have been playing out this whole time. Just little things. Now it feels like BOOM! I know I complain about stuff taking long but something like the creepy-kid could have been wild. 

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Sam goes to the house and figures out Jake threw something through the window, then cut himself. She confronts him (never confront the psycho then run downstairs! NEVER!!) LOL. Anyway, Jake is under the steps and she FALLS of course. He doesn't push her. (I really wanted her to be walking and his skinny white hand shoots up between the steps and pulls hard. Heh) She's laying at the bottom and he is shown Monday crouching over her. I think he'll leave her there and go about his business. 

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This was the biggest cliff-hanger Friday. Parker is a woman. Could be interesting. Then again, could be another Brad/Lucas go nowhere nothing. I'm glad Krissy will be on longer. Maybe Parker is really obsessed with her, not the other way around? 

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I think "Sonny Rising" was a drinking game this week on Twitter. 

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SCENE OF THE WEEK: Johnny talking about life and reform with Lulu. Brandon Barash is a treasure..up there with Jason Thompson as a good guy. His character was stupidly written into a corner on the Val-Dan-Lu train wreck. I can only hope he comes back. He was a little twinkle on a dull day. 

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SPECIAL KUDOS: To RoHo and his glorious forehead for making his scenes, no matter what they are, enjoyable and so worth watching. I feel like he's ad-libbing most of the time which is probably not true. He just delivers every damn time. 

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PROP of the WEEK: All I could think of was the person that got to type this up. It's the little jobs that count, people! Also, who knew Lulu was a hyphen? 


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FACE OF THE WEEK: This cappy doesn't do Carlos justice but if you saw it, you know what I mean. He looked like the kid was an alien.  It was very weird. 

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RUNNER UP: Anna realizes Paul is on to them.



So all in all, I did enjoy the majority of the show this week. I personally would like fewer stories so that the ones we have can be more detailed and involve more people. For example, if Sabrina had gotten away with Carlos, Robert and Anna and Maddox could have solved this by looking at the Cameras around Port Charles. Robert and Anna could also be finding out about Curtis and "the bullet" to be helping on that front, getting involved with the "ELQ" thing and that mess. Don't get me wrong, having Anna and Robert on in ANY capacity is ok with me. I guess I want a super-pac of Jordan, Maddox, Anna and Robert doing something in concert that's not broken up all week. 

The Jake story is good, like I said, I think many beats were missed with this one. It could have been so much more. SO much more. Jason needs to get an identity soon other than "I don't remember, I don't know" because as we all know it's sucking the life out of the show. 
Crimson has to be on more than 1x a week. Maxie is so wasted. She and Nina should be co-editors and do some great things. 

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BoobGate? Well, it is different and it does involve 3 great actresses, so I'm giving it a chance. 

Morgan and Kiki? Stop trying to make that happen. Kiki lives at the Metro now. Darby is even more interesting than her, and all she did was try to feel up Morgan at the coffee house! 
Sonny and the Chair. WHY did you have to make it mobular related? Wasn't the struggle enough? He and Piph are gold. But why bother when you can tie it into the MOB. 
SO reminds me of a blind person on a soap continuing to fake blind to 'do something'. UGH. Seen it. BEEN THERE...

I am happy for the Juliexis wedding but I hope to everything soapy it's not about someone getting shot or revenge from Sonny. I will be so pissed. Let's have a fun family wedding for once. Yes, Julian had Duke killed. I get that...but.. but...he's so fun now with Alexis and Olivia. Can we just forget it? Please? All the Davis Girlies are together again! Squee! Alexis wants a wedding with all the trimmings! Yeah! So, let's forgive Jules, 'K? and you know, Duke probably isn't really dead anyway. Because? GH
PS, this is exactly what happens when characters do stuff and then they try to pull back. Never works. Look at Ava.


The Jordan/TJ/Curtis thing can be great..but watching them eating at The Metro reminded me of something.
What? OH yeah, Jordan/TJ and Shawn eating at Kelly's once a month. You know ONCE A MONTH. Please don't do this. Please step it up. 


Kristina and Parker. Jamey G over at DC called it and it can be glorious. A bit 'shocking' because she was with men before...and I hope she's bi.  I hope she fell for Parker because of who she was, not just 'a woman'  and shocker that way.  Do a real love-love story.  

There are so many other threads...Lante divorce,  BiPolar, ELO "take over" Hayden/Nikolas.. I can go on and on. I wish GH would tighten up. I feel like it's splatter paint sometimes. 

PHEW! Long winded, no?  Just felt the need to explain myself! Hope you had a good week watching and you are recovered from the blizzard if that's where you are. 




15 comments:

AntJoan said...

Karen, thanks again for the wonderful SS!

Just wanted to mention something that's been bothering me--I CAN'T STAND that Crimson (and also ELQ), have NO staff. Crimson is just 2 rooms, and 2 workers!! Even on soapland, HOW can anyone think of this as an actual magazine?

Well, I went to the GH event on LI yesterday (the one I invited you all to attend with me). First my Goddaughter, who lives in NJ, drove to my house in Brooklyn, and we went out to lunch. Then we went to Bellmore, LI, to hook up with my late friend's 2 children, who had gotten there earlier for the Mix and Mingle event, so they saved us seats at a table RIGHT NEAR THE STAGE!! Carly, Lulu, Maxie and Ava were AWESOME, so awesome that I barely can describe it. They were so loving to each other and to the audience, Carly was the leader, and she really is NOT like Carly on GH, she is warm, friendly, caring, and spoke of the awesomeness that is WOMAN POWER!! She, and other others, gave lie to the misogynist notion that women are "catty," instead demonstrating the power of woman love!! After the show, we had VIP passes, so we got to meet them and take pictures with them.

Then we met my sister and her husband for dinner, they live a few blocks from where the event was, we had amazing food, the restaurant features about 100 flavors of gelato, we were so stuffed after that we hardly could move!!

It was a perfect day, wish you all coulda been there!!

AntJoan said...

Also, they said that there WILL be a Nurses' Ball this year, and that Carly is taping a scene with Joss this week.

neaneah said...

This week of GH was fast forward for me. It was once again all over the place I don't like the Jake story line only because they are writing Jason different. Jason was always written to know when people are lying and smart he would have knew it was Jake weeks ago. Only good thing out of the story is seeing Franco.. who I still wish they could find away to make him Todd Manning again! The boob story has been in the news a lot so I get it and hope its over soon. I wish Johnny could have stayed longer love him. Seeing Parker from B&B was high light of the week.. and one more thing are they really going to kill another one of Sabrina's babies I can't see that.

kdmask said...

Joan, thank you for the update..would have been a good weekend to drive down but you never know this time of year!! :) so glad you had a good time

Di said...

neaneah said... and one more thing are they really going to kill another one of Sabrina's babies I can't see that.

I'm actually hoping that they both looked shocked because Sabrina has just delivered a beautiful blond baby. hehe That would be the perfect twist for me.

LSV422 said...

Excellent SS! I had to ffwd. Carly and Sonny and some other stuff this week. AntJoan, glad you enjoyed the event. Having met Laura W. twice I have to say she is really delightful. She looks so pretty with her hair curly but they never let her do that on the show. I read somewhere she is getting a divorce-too bad. I agree too many storylines and no continuity. Laura confronted Nik about his engagement and we were left hanging. Too much of that with other storylines, too.
LindaV

ishouldreadmore said...

Ant Joan, So glad the Event was so much fun and so wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us, especially that Carly is NICE in real life. Hee hee.
Di, I LOVE the idea of Sabby's baby being blonde. That would be perfect.
Karen, great SS as usual. Thank you for all the work you do for us each week.
Everybody: Happy February. But where the heck did January go???

JPink said...

Yes! A baby with a huge head of blonde hair and big blue eyes. That would be perfect!

JPink said...

Yes! A baby with a huge head of blonde hair and big blue eyes. That would be perfect!

kdmask said...

I thought maybe the baby was Felix'..lol he got drunk one night, she got drunk.. ;)

But yes, a Blonde, Blue eyed baby heh

Di said...

And when I say blonde, I mean obviously MICHAEL'S baby. lol That would explain Carlos' face and Sabrina's. lol

Anon said...

Hey it's funny you quote "Toy Soliders" - the child that sings in the background of that hit is GH's own Robin, Kimberly Mccullough, when she was just a kid circa 1988. That was a great tune!
OldSchoolGhfan

Michelle Latta said...

I would LOVE that!! Wish the baby could still be Michael's

kdmask said...

SHE DID?? OldSchool I didn't know lol

juju said...

I was so disappointed in Sabrina. I really thought she turned her phone on so they would find them, but no.... She was still actually thinking of going on the run with Carlos when we KNOW she loves Michael and she knows he wants her back....no sense whatsoever. The only way to redeem this is a blond blue eyed baby!!! Totally agree they have too many stories but apparently these actors get massive time off written into their contracts. I still remember back in the day when Denise Alexander wanted more time off and Gloria Monty wanted her to work 5 days a week. Well, she killed the character...like that! Fans stormed the set they were so angry. Now, these actors are on maybe a day or two a week IF they are a major player. If not then it's once in a blue moon. Pretty good gig I'd say but it makes for a disjointed show.