Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Surgery: Harsh Truths

OH IT'S ON!!  Blocked AND Status to: SINGLE!! 

Oh boy..it was another one of those weeks where I'm pressed to find anything noteworthy. I usually remember at least PART of the week but only one scene really stuck with me and I'll get to that one first. 

I guess we are lurching to November sweeps? Lumbering? Plodding?  Maybe that's why everything feels like a treadmill. Anyway, thank goodness 90% of the actors are awesome on this show. If not for them, we'd be doomed.  

Grad some alcohol and buckle up-- this isn't a pretty read by any means. 





BEST OF THE WEEK: 



So, the scene that has stuck with me this week is: (drumroll please) AVA AND RYAN!! Why? Well, you can't get any better than Maura and Jon now can you? By the way, I had no clue they were on ATWT together at one point? I guess I'm glad so that I didn't "see" their other characters in this scene. Anyway, it went a little something like this: 


I really need to talk about my anger and rage toward my daughter.

Oh, really? Tell me more--much more!! 
She slept with my priestly man and they deceived me for months.
Oh, interesting...tell me, do you have dreams about torturing her? Maybe putting her in a room tied up for months and poking her with a stick?
NO! Of course not...although that does sound a bit...delicious. 
Yes, yes it does, doesn't it?? 
Oh, Dr. Collins, you SO GET ME!! (blush, giggle)
I think we need to talk a lot more, and maybe over dinner...
Oh please! I'll bring photos of Griffin and Kiki and you bring some sharp scissors...
Done. 

NOTE: These two are a goldmine...as are Franco and the Doc.  Hell, let Ryan give EVERYONE therapy. He could really just mess up the whole town and have them murdering each other left and right!!! 



Second best scene also contained Maura West (no surprise there)-- Ava and Carly!!! First of all Laura Wright gets my award for annoying me so damn much as Carly, I wanted to put a fist through my TV. Geesh...everything Carly said to Ava was technically true -- but she delivered it in her sneering rapid-fire Carly mouth in a perfectly cutting manner. Maura played Ava as wounded and flustered, which was an interesting direction. Ava could have mentioned  Carly's stint in Ferncliff but didn't. Why? I think Ava still has a tiny guilt chip in her that she had a part in that. This separates Carly from Ava. Carly has NO sympathy for her enemies--zip, zero nada. Ava at least sees the 'big picture' and can have some human feelings.  She does evil, wrong things but always pays with the guilt. Carly? Nah. 




MEDIOCRE AT BEST: 

OSCAR'S CANCER:  I can't even put into words how I would have written this all differently. A younger story is very needed, that's true. SORA'D Cam is a godsend. Yet, this cancer thing is just ...not working. Having Drew and Kim in an office in GH (for two different days now, for two different scenes) is an example of the cramped non-movement going on. Them telling Monica felt like an isolated throw-in scene that we won't hear much about again. Joss' angst is a good angle but she has no friends (save Cam) to bounce anything off. Why can't soaps do anything with teens that feels 'real' anymore?  Even the "park anniversary" was so Disney I wanted to hurl. Nothing's organic. Add to that the fact that Oscar is just not pulling rage and fear off, and well.... it's not "Must watch TV".  


WASTED TIME (like the Eagles Song):  



PETER AND MAXIE:  The only time I liked WR on this show is when he was angry and telling Faison off at the hospital bed. That seems like ages ago.  What IS he supposed to be? Sleazy tabloid publisher out for himself or a panic-attack ridden sad boy who Faison was mean to in his childhood? You're wasting Maxie's charm and banter on THIS?  Hard pass. 


FINN, DAD AND CHASE FORD:   I get that Chase is basically a Nathan replacement. I even kinda like the character.  But this brother/dad/brother thing?  Snoozah.  Chase working with the WSB is about the only thing worthy to keep going ---and it should have kick started the whole "Peter knows" story with Anna and Finn, Robert and Chase and Drew and Jason. BTW, why is Anna still going after Dr. Obrect? Seriously. 




NINA'S DAUGHTER:  If this story was going to be done, it should have been done while Silas was alive. It should have been Kiki. And it sure as hell should have been done instead of and before the Peter-Anna thing.  Two women with two unknown kids who may or may not want them at this point in their lives? Um... okay. :Shrug: 



THE DA AND THE BODY:  Just end this now. I don't care how. Just have her leave on assignment to Brussels and never come back. Have the zip-drive mailed end up in Ryan's hands. Can you imagine the damage he could do with it??  Drew's memory story has passed; it's over. You had a year to get that up and running and ....nothing.  AND NO ONE CARES ABOUT A DA TRYING TO 'BRING DOWN SONNY' BECAUSE IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Even if she did get a small victory and he 'went to the big house'....he'd just save PC from a bomb and get pardoned again. So.. don't even bother. 


WHAT WRITERS SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON: 

Mike's battle with Alzheimers
Ryan/Kevin story which would include the killing of Griffin and Kiki in an apparent murder/suicide, Felicia obsession, giving bogus therapy to residents, sowing discord at GH and other nefarious deeds.
WSB finding out who the other patients were; and having Jason's psyche change because of his time there and Drew learning who he is
TJ internship at GH... Molly's battle with (Insert something) and their struggle as a young couple trying to pay off school loans and starting their lives out.
Baby Switch--but get this; actually SHOW Brad and Lucas WITH THE BABY-- bonding, having fun, being Dads. 




SIDE STORIES THAT SHOULD BE WRITTEN: 
Krissy and Val...Val's new position with Chase. She and he flirt but she comes to realize she likes Kristina more, and realizing she's bi. 
Carly and Sonny's (off camera) vacation to ....(fill in the blank) 
Aiden's gender exploration

AND have the two weddings already.  



PROPS OF THE WEEK: Why, LEGOS of course!!  Aren't we adorable putting them together? So cute.  



FACE OF THE WEEK: Aw, Billy Miller you know I love picking on you but man, you have to have the MOST "I really love my job" face EVER.




Ok, that's it. Pretty crabby blog, I get it. Oh, and a side note--I said JaSam have sex on Monday? Well, apparently either Drew or Alexis interrupts that so... sorry. 



17 comments:

Syed Mehmood said...
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AntJoan said...

Well, I guess you got a Spam post, it was better when I was first LOL!!

Now that you mention it, Joss basically has NO girlfriends, right? That is NOT NORMAL!!

witch said...

I agree with everything you wrote except I like kiki and griffin. your description of carly is perfect.

delcodave said...

Dave’s Rebuttal

Ok, its really not. It just sounded like a good thing to write. Once again, it was a great Sunday Surgery by Karen. Many good topics to delve into. I hope a lot of us chime in for a good discussion.

Yes, november sweeps. First we have to have the babies on the show dress up as Disney characters on Halloween to cross-promote all things Disney. Then November sweeps where we used to have the Quartermaine’s pizza-fest. But we really dont have any Q’s left so maybe Monica can eat by herself. And just about 2 months away is Christmas. Bah, humbug.

Grab some alcohol and buckle up-- gee Karen, where will I find some alcohol in this town?

I think Ava and Jason would make a good couple. Ok, so that would never happen because of Sonny and Carly. But I can just see them together. I know, it wont happened, but it could be interesting.

I happen to like Griffin and Chase. Well, shirtless anyway.

I think a really good teen angst storyline would be for one of them, probably Joss, to turn out to be a cutter. For those who might not be familiar with the term, it is when someone takes a razor blade and slices their body up until it bleeds and the physical pain takes away the emotional pain. This is a real thing and a real problem. People can do it at any age, but i believe it is primarily a teen problem. This would be realistic, with joss problems with relationships, and her parents ignoring her, and one parent across the globe. They normally throw bullemia and anoerexia at teen girls for storylines, but I think this would work. Or maybe Cameron can do it. It would help with awareness, but give a realistic storyline to both the teens and the parents.

I want to see a love triangle with lulu/chase/maxie. Ok, again, shirtless please. Wait... how about a three's company scenario? they can all move in together and swear it will be platonic and then... well... hilarity ensues. Mistaken identity. Chase walking out of the room in a towel. (shirtless). This could work. With good writing.

I do like finn and anna together. I’d like them even more together with a good storyline. but i guess you cant have everything

Here is a thought! (Im full of them today). Let kiki be nina’s daugther. And right after she finds out, let ryan kill kiki. This would bring major angst from Ava and Nina. ava distraught at losing a daughter twice - once to nina and then again to ryan. And nina losing the daugther she only just found out she had, and then watch nina get super snarky at ava for taking her daugther from her. Kiki’s death will spread across the canvas and if written right, we would see from very good scenes and acting from the leading women. And griffin. (shirtless)

Agree with the DA comments. They only brought that actress on to pair her with Billy Miller. And here we are waiting and waiting for that to happen. Writers: Sh#t or get off the pot. Fast forward this storyline or we will fast forward you.

Ok, that's my 2 cents for Sunday. I guess I need to take Karen's advice and go find some alcohol.

Toodles.



lindie said...

Give Joss a friend. One who is a girl and BFF. If only for one episode

sonya said...

"By the way, I had no clue they were on ATWT together at one point?"

WHAT?!!?!?!?! Really? I had no idea!!!! How did you find that out? Well now I have to see a clip of them online on ATWT! :)

"Second best scene also contained Maura West (no surprise there)-- Ava and Carly!!! First of all Laura Wright gets my award for annoying me so damn much as Carly, I wanted to put a fist through my TV. Geesh"

Hahahaha. I agree! She should win an award! I just want to slap Carly so hard! :)

"Krissy and Val...Val's new position with Chase. She and he flirt but she comes to realize she likes Kristina more, and realizing she's bi."

Agree agree agree! :)

"Aiden's gender exploration"

Yes that would be very interesting storyline.

"I said JaSam have sex on Monday? Well, apparently either Drew or Alexis interrupts that so... sorry."

Awww crap!

sonya said...

"delcodave said...Then November sweeps where we used to have the Quartermaine’s pizza-fest. But we really dont have any Q’s left so maybe Monica can eat by herself."

ROFL! She won't eat by herself. She has Ned, Olivia, Drew, Jason, Sam, Cheeto, baby Trim, young uncle Leo, CarlyKim, Oscar, and a new cook! :)

"probably Joss, to turn out to be a cutter"

Oh! That would be an interesting storyline!!!!

sonya said...

I just watched a clip from ATWT with Jon Lindstrom and Maura West!!! Yowza!!! They got chemistry!! And on GH too!!! Maura plays a woman named Carly! Hahahaha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWw7HJsMXrc

AntJoan said...

Oh, please, NO cutter story line! I treat people for this in real life, and it really is a sad thing. My fear would be that it would give people ideas . . .

I watched Sharp Objects, which is about this, it was painful to watch, but compelling, and well-done.

Michelle Latta said...

Isn't Val a cousin of hers? She may be a bit older but they could hang as fam. So she'd have a friend there and uh....haha!

delcodave said...

i never heard of sharp objects, i will look it up today. i was a cutter as a teen and still do in adult life. i have 2 large scars to prove it. i still cant lift anything over 5 lbs with my left arm due to damage.

sonya said...

"delcodave said... i was a cutter as a teen and still do in adult life. i have 2 large scars to prove it. i still cant lift anything over 5 lbs with my left arm due to damage."

Awww Dave. :( Do you have someone in your life you can talk to? Or a therapist? :( *BEARHUGS*

kdmask said...

I always thought MOLLY would be a cutter--just because she's so uptight and a perfectionist. But yes...or make it a guy even-- Cam or something.

Oh Dave.. :( I didn't know!!

PS. Someone on FB said they loved your rebuttal!

delcodave said...

aw... i feel like Sally Field right now collecting her second oscar!

nance24 said...

Great SS I vote for the Carly/Sonny vacation on another planet. I love Finn and Anna together I just wish they'd get some screentime. I don't care about Kiki or Griffin, they can get killed by Ryan. Kiki lost me when she sided with Sonny on Avery

Kathy M said...

I really don't want to watch gender exploration for Aiden. I am not feeling any chemistry between the DA and Drew. I still like Drew/Sam and Drew/Liz. I also HATE the brain tumor story. Just no. I like Oscar and Joss and just don't like that this is the story. Why? I also wonder if Sasha is really Nina's daughter. It seems too simple. And we haven't seen her with the other half of the necklace. Only then will I believe she is Nina's daughter. I wish Griffin was Anna's instead of Peter, and Kiki was Nina's. I love Mike every time he is on, but just don't care at all about Croton or the DA. Maxie seems like a totally different character now, so insightful and mature. She should be in a triangle with Chase and Lulu maybe.

delcodave said...

ok here is a movie recommendation

im watching GAME NIGHT tonight on HBO. I already saw it in the theaters months ago. It is a really cute movie. No, it isnt oscar material. But it is cute mindless entertainment. Its the type of movie where you open a bottle of wine and get out a hunk of cheese and enjoy some mindless fun.

Some good character actors, many you might recognize from other movies where you say "where do I know him from...".

ps. i didnt see the twist. normally, i spot twists a mile away, but this time i didnt.