Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Surgery: Snakes On A Plane



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Getting my toes wet here, trying to come back to Surgery. I watched every day..but not always the whole show. These will be a BLAST of impressions instead of in-depth analysis because I didn't watch any of the prior week to this. (So my snark has to be cautious as I may have missed something).

House is still sad, quiet without my Gus. Can't believe how much of my day was spent with him. Kind of 100% when I wasn't at work or out!!  It's going to take awhile.


Breakfast is FATHER'S DAY...and Wubby Hubby chooses beans on toast and sausages like a good Brit would.


NOTE: You may want to read my GH Cast Rant post about GH's giant bloated character set. 



I have to say that GH seems to be in full summer mode; the 'adventure' of "England" and all that. Kids are around more. Sam kicking some guy's butt. TJ shows up out of the blue.  Extras. "Guest appearances" yada yada. 



My fave story is/was Ava and Nikolas going to England. NOT because of the story, but because of Maura and Tyler.
But...guess what. Tyler is gone because of contract stuff and this newbie steps in. *sigh* JUST when I was all about their chemistry--:THUD: Thank you soap gods--you really had my back. :eyeroll: 

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The story itself only got a bit interesting when we find out Huxley is really after Ava and not Nikolas. She'll probably throw him right under the bus: "Don't look at me, he's a Prince and presumed dead, blackmail him"!!  Love Maura, she'll do great. 



JaSam? Eh.. yawning about how fast they are finding the trail of ol' Nikolas. Seems so formulaic.  Sort of like a old episode of Heart To Heart... without the budget. Or sets. Or wardrobe. I am grateful however, they are out of the "want some tequila" at the safe house phase and on the move. 

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Alexis. OH my Alexis. Wish you could see my face right about now. If she doesn't turn Julian's ass in after them finding the knife with her DNA on it then welp. She had a sick look on her face all during the wedding--and wore it all week. Hated Sonny coming over and getting his butt into the fray.  He was just gloating when Alexis was feeling like crap. And anyway, she's "dead to him" so? Why is he even there? to see Jules arrested I guess. (That didn't go very well now did it?)  We'll see if Sonny still hates on Alexis now that she's collared for the murder! 



Speaking of SONNY-- um, he's like the daper-Dan town know it all? Hey? Should we let him come in and just hang  at the PCPD Graduation? Sure! What about telling him the evidence we have against Julian? Pssshaw, go ahead, he's worthy says Anna. I really need him to start walking around in a beige linen suit though. It's so much more 'summer mobby". 

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Brucas Wedding. So much for my big blow-out at the Nurses' Ball. No, they were married quietly at the Lake House...to be interrupted by The PCPD searching the place. Oh, and hardly anyone showed up. I'm glad Bobbie was there at least. 



TJ. Oh hi there TJ!! You and Molly want to move in together?! COOL! Let's just burst that bubble with year old information about Sean and Curtis! Seriously do not care. Nope. That train left a LONG time ago and they should have had Jordan and Curtis together talking for the past 6 months. Feels rushed and inserted. Just shove it right in there. 

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Hayden and Her mama. Sorry I really have nothing to say on this.  Just nothing.                           
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Hammy Finn. Dr. O found his needle. (mind out of the gutter--I meant his actual syringe) Monica wanted him to pee in a cup and he refused. The murdering story is soooooo nothing. Like I said 2 old people and almost Lucas. That's not a murder mystery. Get some bodies piled up or kill off someone important. Yes, I love the hospital involvement but you have to write it with some interest to keep me going. 



Julian and Nina? Only thing about that scene I liked was Curtis taking his shirt up above his abs.  Yes, they have chem but, I miss my Nico. 

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Felicia was on for a hot minute. Emma set up a dating profile for Anna. Then, she and Mac (unseen) went to take her to California. Maddox came in and gave Anna a weird speech and boy, was he off on his delivery.. EESH..really bad. Awkward and stilted. 



Um..what else happened this week? I can tell you what didn't happen: As far as we know Alexis knows nothing about Nikolas. So stupid --she's his Aunt. Plus, Sam if off on her caper. It's just ridiculous.  Kevin and Laura did NOT move forward on the Helena front even though he found out something "interesting". No, they talked to Spencer (who messed up a bit about Nik's disappearance) and sat in the hospital hallway.  PS If you are not watching, Spencer does indeed know that Nikolas faked his death.



SCENE OF THE WEEK: I'm going with Hayden and Finn and Roxy. Just because how can you NOT give the scene of the week to booze and a lizard? HOW!? Look at her adorableness up there! 




PROPS OF THE WEEK:  ALL the glorious fun stuff in the Pawn Shop. Loved it. Wish I could have walked through it! 


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FACE OF THE WEEK: aaahhh, Spinelli.  So cute--so you.



RUNNER UP: NuNik who I think looks like Sean Kanan a bit


So, that's it. Sorry if it was a bit sketchy but it's the best I could do! I did figure out I don't really get into these "capers" anymore because I saw too many. In 1979 it was a new thing; the 'summer adventure" but over the years? eh..just the same ol' same ol'. SO it's my AGE people LOL. I hope the youngin's are diggin' it! 


I'm in the middle of Orange is the New Black binge. My beloved Orphan Black just had it's finale last Thursday. I finished Peaky Blinders as well. "Thirteen" is coming in BBCA Thursdays at 10 and I hear it's pretty good. PLUS I have Unreal on my DVR building up so I can binge that soon! Phew!!  Lots to watch.


Have a great Father's Day! 


Thanks to: @FyeahGH @daytimespoilers and Lisa V on Fotki for photos ~~

18 comments:

AntJoan said...

Yes, Happy Father's Day to all!! Yeah, I am first again! Great SS, thanks, I did miss you last week, SS is a part of my Sunday routine. I work on Sundays (maybe the only Wubber who does?, though I think Michelle L might work Sundays also?), so always look forward to your SS in the morning.

No offense, but your hubby's bkfast, eeeew, do NOT understand British cuisine--when I was in the UK, I stuck to eating Indian food!! (Of course, to each her/his own, no offense intended to your beloved hubby!) It's just that, usually, when you describe what you eat on Sunday morning, I start to salivate. I eat clean/really healthy/semi-vegan/organic, etc., so your Sunday fare is a WONDERFUL fantasy for me--I SOOO miss all the scones, mufffins, etc. (I do make my own muffins, but I'm sure they don't taste like yours.)

I am bingeing on Mr. Selfridge, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Anyone here watch that? Any other suggestions for binge-worthy shows are appreciated, as some of my summer shows are not coming back . . .

I guess I was off-topic here, nothing to add re GH, as you said it all, so wonderfully!!

AntJoan said...

Oh, I just have to add that I also commented on Ava's chem with Nik, so glad you noticed it also, they were WONDERFUL together. NewNik seems like a competent actor, but he is NOT TC!!

ishouldreadmore said...

Ant Joan: Just want to say give those British beans on toast a try. They are really good!! Have a great day. :)

Cosmoetica said...

I think the show is just utterly lost as to where to go. Alexis is now as big a hypocrite as Sonny and Carly, Nina needs to go. Stafford is just terrible. Anna has been totally destroyed as a character. Ugh.

Cosmoetica said...

FYI, Karen. I don't mean to try and take advantage, but another interview that may interest Wubbers I did yesterday with Carole Demas. She had roles on Edge of Night and OLTL in the 80s, but is best known as the original sandy in Grease on Broadway, as well as cohost of the kid's show, The Magic Garden, in the 70s and 80s. It's a terrific interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpxeaTdv7F0 The Magic Garden is the fourth section, and the soaps are in the fifth.

I'll let you know when I have another soap and/or GH star. I shd def have a classic GH villain's actor b4 Labor Day, and possibly 1 0r 2 other soap stars.

Di said...

Thanks, kd. I really missed the blog last week too. I sat down with my coffee, expecting my goodies, and nothing. I was restless all day. lol I'm in a Sunday rut. (Love my rut!)

I liked parts of this week but not the parts with Nina, the suddenly competent professional photographer, or Jasam.

I hope they don't drag the Anna in jail bit out all summer. I also want a Kevin/Laura adventure for the GH fans this summer.( And definitely no Luke.)

Loved your title BTW. There was definitely a few snakes on that plane. lol

AntJoan said...

Karen, I don't see the tab for spoilers, are you not doing them anymore?

Michelle Latta said...

Loved the surgery! I too am binging OITNB right now. Anyways I hope GH gets better. I really am not paying attention, probably cause I can't stand the Huxley character. So he's really after Ava? Jules better fess up, can't believe he might let Alexis go to jail. Also I love Michael Easton but they need to move this story along some.

Michelle Latta said...

Loved the surgery! I too am binging OITNB right now. Anyways I hope GH gets better. I really am not paying attention, probably cause I can't stand the Huxley character. So he's really after Ava? Jules better fess up, can't believe he might let Alexis go to jail. Also I love Michael Easton but they need to move this story along some.

PM61 said...

I'm sorry about your little pal Gus.

sonya said...

"House is still sad, quiet without my Gus. Can't believe how much of my day was spent with him. Kind of 100% when I wasn't at work or out!! It's going to take awhile."

Awwww yeah it sucks I know. :( I'm so sorry Karen! *BEARHUGS*


"My fave story is/was Ava and Nikolas going to England. NOT because of the story, but because of Maura and Tyler. But...guess what. Tyler is gone because of contract stuff and this newbie steps in. *sigh* JUST when I was all about their chemistry--:THUD:"

Yes Karen yes! I agree!!! I was enjoying Maura and Tyler in a scene together. Bad timing for him to temporarily leave.. :(

"SCENE OF THE WEEK: I'm going with Hayden and Finn and Roxy. Just because how can you NOT give the scene of the week to booze and a lizard? HOW!? Look at her adorableness up there!"

The lizard had a leash on her!!! :) Adorable!!!! :)

"NOTE: You may want to read my GH Cast Rant post about GH's giant bloated character set."

I don't have a problem with new characters, but they have to read Douglas Marland's rule for that!!!!

"* Build new characters slowly. Everyone knows that it takes six months to a year for an audience to care about a new character. Tie them in to existing characters. Don't shove them down the viewers' throats."

But like you said Karen, "TJ. Oh hi there TJ!! You and Molly want to move in together?! COOL! Let's just burst that bubble with year old information about Sean and Curtis! Seriously do not care. Nope. That train left a LONG time ago and they should have had Jordan and Curtis together talking for the past 6 months. Feels rushed and inserted. Just shove it right in there."

YES!!!! TJ should have been told the day Shaun found out, not a year later!!!! BAH!

Sallie said...

Nathan Varni was asked on his FB page about so many new characters on the screen. He said they are temporary people to move the stories along. That means we don't need to invest in them

Loved the Ava/Nick scenes! I bet there is an affair coming up with them!

Love Michael Easton's new character! The scene in the bar with "Roxy" was cute.

sonya said...

"Sallie said...Nathan Varni was asked on his FB page about so many new characters on the screen. He said they are temporary people to move the stories along. That means we don't need to invest in them"

RayRay's mother I like, but I don't miss. And I guess we won't keep Harry Potter? Awwww.. :(

kdmask said...

"that means we don't have to invest in them"

WELP. That right there says it all! I get having 'extras' and other people on canvas but this is just stupid. We watch to GET invested!

kdmask said...

'COSMO I watched the magic garden! No advantage taken there :)

The spoilers tab was somehow lost in an edit I did, it should be back now!

sonya said...

"WELP. That right there says it all! I get having 'extras' and other people on canvas but this is just stupid. We watch to GET invested!"

Yes yes!!! WE DO want to get invested!!! Sometimes with new people you fall in love with them but then they have to leave!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :(

Gary Johnson said...

My folks lost their bulldog a couple of months ago, so their house has been lonely too. They are just now at the stage of wanting a new one so I'm in Maryland researching bulldogs in Alabama. Hoping to get them one soon.

Once TC gets back, Nik and Ava HAVE to have sex. I mean Nik has a history of having a thing for older women.

The only good thing about the hospital murder is that we see more Monica.

I thought TJ found out about Shawn being his father last year I must have dreamed that part.

I've decided I want a Roxy.

sonya said...

"Gary Johnson said... Once TC gets back, Nik and Ava HAVE to have sex."

AGREE!

"I mean Nik has a history of having a thing for older women."

YUP!!!!! For example, Katherine Bell!!!! :)

"I've decided I want a Roxy."

And don't forget the adorable leash! :)