Thursday, July 7, 2016

How To Dull A Murder Mystery in 6 Easy Steps


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1. Kill people no one knows...or cares about. Sure they were old people. But--we never even saw their families and they were in the hospital for a hot minute. Then, found dead.  OH, so unsettling!! 

2. Kill someone that we know, but don't care about. Dr. Mayes. He was a "color-character" I liked and we did think he might be the killer but one second of "OH" doesn't lead to any more minutes of excitement. 
Side Note: a friend of mine actually texted me and said "Who IS this guy that just died on GH"? So, there ya go. 

3. Try to kill a lead character but not succeed. No, I didn't want Lucas to die, but he got better really quickly and got married. What pisses me off even more? The stupid interupptus "attempted murder" took away our chance for a bigger more joyful Brucas Wedding!
Thanks a lot. 


4.  Make the story move like molasses. The first murder happened well before the Nurses' Ball. Like in early May. Ergo-- when you spread out murders people don't care about and could frankly "forget" it's hard to get into. 

5.  Have a high-profile character involved (Hammy Finn) but take a turn into his addiction/life-saving serum story instead. Because.....HUH? 

6. Choppy writing. Goosebumps books move at a better pace and have a better plot. Truth right there. 

I have to say this is the dullest "serial murder mystery" I've even sat through on a soap. And I sat through the Text Message Killer.
So. 



25 comments:

PM61 said...

Too many new characters = poor character development = not really caring what they do or what happens to them

Someday there is going to be a book titled, "How to kill off a TV Genre" and there will be a chapter in it about what has happened to ABC soaps since. 2009.

friscogh said...

I would add "fill you cast with a LONG list of characters viewers are actually hoping will be the next victims"

dar said...

Saw a rumor that Valerie is leaving! That's one useless character who this viewer is hoping will be the next victim.

sonya said...

"dar said...Saw a rumor that Valerie is leaving!"

Yeah I heard about that. I don't want Bangs McGee to leave I like her.

cooks7570 said...

I like Valerie also Sonya. Valerie is out of Dante and Lulu storyline and they still can't find a storyline for her. I want know why she can't have scenes with her family either. I swear Valerie will find the killer in the fall. I would love to see more of Valerie half these guest stars.

Di said...

They need to use Valerie more in police scenes. Jordan and Paul shouldn't have been on that stake out. Valerie and Dante should have. It's not a job for a police commissioner and a D.A.

And I hope it's Curtis or someone non mobby who saves Alexis. If it's Sonny I'm going to throw up!

SaveOurSuds said...

I actually like the hospital mystery but maybe I'm in the minority. I'm okay with Finn being moved out of it because I've been feeling a little meh about him lately. If they would have made him more goth/macabre, it would have been cool to have Finn involved but he seems to keep heading towards Silas 2.0 which isn't any fun. I like that the story has shifted to characters I care about now.

Michelle Latta said...

Oh wow, yeah! Hey maybe she's the killer?

Michelle Latta said...

I actually was like where the Hell is Sonny when you need him???? I won't spoil if you haven't seen today's episode.

Jaybird Speaks said...

I stopped watching when they shot Duke again. Stories are terrible, too many characters, having characters do inconsistent things.....Nicholas would never have become the monster he did and the entire Fluke thing was too much. Getting my daily updates here is much more entertaining

Jaybird Speaks said...

I stopped watching when they shot Duke again. Stories are terrible, too many characters, having characters do inconsistent things.....Nicholas would never have become the monster he did and the entire Fluke thing was too much. Getting my daily updates here is much more entertaining

sonya said...

4th of July outside: I am so surprised that Aaron wasn't all obsessed about Sonny to Krissy today! Aaronssy are having a good time. :)

Metrocourt restaurant: Great advice Curtis!!!!! :) Love Nina and Curtis scenes! Are they friends? I hope so! Glad she gave him a job too! Nina wins the line of the day!

Nina: I can't think of anything sweeter, than have Julian on the cover naked, on all fours in every single news stand in the country.

ROFL! Hmmmm revenge? :)

Claudette's room: Hmmm Fake Maxie looks constipated. And since Nathan sometimes looks constipated, then Nathan and Fake Maxie can look constipated together!! Someone give them maalox!!!

*Claudette lays on the bed with her wedding picture to Nathan on her chest*

Huh?!!?! Is she in love with Nathan?! What is all that about?!

Aaron's home: Hmmm he has a bed in the basement?!!?! Hmmmm basement sex. :)

*takes Krissy's hair out of her face while she is sleeping*

Krissy: Parker.

DOH!

The fake park: It was very strange having fake Maxie talking about her past, It just didn't feel right.

The sting: Oh come on!!! This is so stupid! Why do you need an arrest warrant!?!?! Just barge in and arrest Julian!!!!! GAH!

Julexis's home: OH CRAP! OH CRAP! OH CRAP! OH CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :0

The pier:

*Julian has the dagger to Alexis's throat* Alexis

Julian: I loved you, but you betrayed me so now you're going to die.

OH CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!! Alexis!!! Turn into Natasha and grab that dagger, and stab him to death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!! And the writers want us to wait! Wait for what?!!?!?!?! Does Julian have a tumor in his head? He is not Julian, and the real Julian is kidnapped somewhere?!!?!! Well both of the scenarios sound good to me! Both are fine with me! So go ahead writers make me like Julian again!!!!

Flashback Thursday:

Promo from 1991 - Robert sees Mac for the first time in years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlmUFM0qO90

Robin meets Mac.. I remember John J York and his awful fake accent! ROFL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkbj5Y5eTHs

sonya said...

Karen love the 6 Easy Steps on How To Dull A Murder Mystery! Hahahaha!

Michelle Latta said...

Where the Hell is Sonny when you need him, he's always around so wth?!?! William and Nancy did such a great job today, when she kicked him in his jewels (haha Jules has jewels), I was like, yeh, take that!! I am so hoping someone shoots him or something.....he is too far gone to be redeemed. Actually can't wait for tomorrow's show!!

sonya said...

"cooks7570 said.. I like Valerie also Sonya. Valerie is out of Dante and Lulu storyline and they still can't find a storyline for her. I want know why she can't have scenes with her family either."

She could be in scenes with Bobbie more!!! Where is Bobbie!!?!!

"I swear Valerie will find the killer in the fall."

ROFL!

OH and David, today's show, IS A GAME CHANGER!!!! YOU GOTTA WATCH IT!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!! :0

AntJoan said...

Sonya, I swear, great minds think alike, I thought, THIS is the show we should tell David to watch!!

Maybe CJ is Claudette's evil twin, who secretly has been in love with Nathan all along?

I like Valerie also, I think she is a really good actress, give her scenes with Bobbie and let her stay!!

Writers, PLEASE take Ned and Olivia out of the storage closet!!

sonya said...

"AntJoan said...Sonya, I swear, great minds think alike, I thought, THIS is the show we should tell David to watch!!"

YES!!!!! Oh I hope he comes in this thread to read what you and I said! :)

"Maybe CJ is Claudette's evil twin, who secretly has been in love with Nathan all along?"

Hmmmmm.. Interesting twist. :)

"I like Valerie also, I think she is a really good actress, give her scenes with Bobbie and let her stay!!"

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

"Writers, PLEASE take Ned and Olivia out of the storage closet!!"

Yes please!!!

Paul773 said...

I can't say I will miss Val if the actress is indeed leaving, but there are so many I'd rather see go away. (Morgan, Kiki, Nina ... )

As far as FakeNik - he doesn't bother me, but I'm glad he's temporary. FakeMaxie, on the other hand, is so different from OUR Maxie, that it's just not working for me. I wish the writers would have had 'CJ' stay away from Nathan, and not have revealed her true self to Maxie until KS returns. Oh, well. I do like that Nathan and FakeMaxie are going to try to take her down. Something tells me it's not going to be so easy.

I'm curious to see how this Julian/Alexis thing will play out. If either of them were leaving the show, I think we would have heard something. No way he will kill her.

Michelle Latta said...

I hope Nancy isn't leaving but when Michael Easton left as Silas it was a total shock, so who knows....

sonya said...

"Michelle Latta said...I hope Nancy isn't leaving but when Michael Easton left as Silas it was a total shock, so who knows...."

Very good point!!!!

cooks7570 said...

Why can't a women save herself. For two women writing this show they are doing a crappy job. So Jordan, Anna and Paul were sitting in the van and didn't feel anyone messing with the van. I remember Carly and Lucas telling Valerie they would be there for her. So I guess the writers forgot about that scene.

Jennifer Roy said...

I don't know why but I would find it hilarious if the murderer ends up being nurse Amy.

Di said...

Jennifer Roy said...
I don't know why but I would find it hilarious if the murderer ends up being nurse Amy.

You know,Jennifer, I was thinking the same thing. And laughing a little at the thought.

CareyN said...

Any hope Julian is Jerry Jax in a Julian mask? That could usher in Jax's story--he can come back to help Alexis. The real Julian we all fell for is locked up on Cassidine Island, where his sister can rescue him and tie that lame Huxley story to something better.

Sigh.

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