|And...apparently in the end, it doesn't really matter.|
Call me foolish.
I loved the whole Charles' Street story. Raved about it. So happy the new writing team was tackling something Ned-Laura centric that had a different rotation of cast members than the same old 3. Little history of Port Charles thrown in. But, thanks to management and whatever idiot (s) decided that Genie's contract wasn't worth enough to renew, it's over. No, the story isn't over--but the enjoyment sure is. You think I really want to tune in knowing they had to write her off in a 2 day sequence? NOPE. Think about it: Genie's been on the show since the 70's. They beg Tony to stay--and certainly gave him a ton of leverage to come/go and receive a ton of money. We know from Sarah Joy Brown that she fought the fight with pay equity at ABC. Chrishell Strause tweeted yesterday that that pay scales have long been a source of contention in daytime. Now we lose Genie.
Ergo, I write this short blog with heavy heart. It sure is difficult to talk up a show when you know that something like that was happening behind the scenes. Writers seem to be doing their best to revitalize the show and TIIC just keep hiring new people and losing good actors. If people stop watching, it's on them.
AVA'S BLACK MIRROR EPISODE: Much better than I thought it could be. CVE said on twitter he'd love to do it with all the characters if the "stars aligned". It was kooky, weird and glorious. Having Megan Ward step out as Kate/Connie? Perfect. I gasped! Element of surprise is always a great thing. I also loved Ava reading everyone's sins in the room-- it's exactly what we all have been saying.
GROWN AVERY: I liked her...she looked like a Jenner but she was a great actress and could totally be Sonny and Ava's kid. Too bad she's from the future.
FAISON IS COMING: He's not really here yet, but his hands are here.
JASAM ANGST: Do I love him? Does he love me? What about Drew ? Where am I ?? Who am I?? How long we trapped in this hole?
OBRECT WAS DRUNK: Here's a hint: it's worth the look on Friday's show just to see her. Glorious fun.
THIS WAS A GRAND PLAN THAT WAS SMASHED ALL TO HELL. That's all I'm saying on that.
REMEMBER THAT TIME GRIFFIN HAD HIS HANDS ON AVA'S BOOBS? Oh, wait... ok, now I see it. Nevermind. Giggle
That's all I have for you. Here's a post from Jamey Giddens on Twitter. Speaks volumes: