Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday Surgery: Meet Me in St. Louie

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If you come with me, I promise to lose this accent. 

Well, I managed to watch the show for a full week. Yes, I missed a blog but I did watch the ep I missed !!
Was the week worth the watch? You decide! 

Since I'm back home, doing my normal routine I'm just having an espresso. I need it. 


Friday, September 20, 2019

Get Your Guard Up

Sonny left the trial early because he "couldn't stand to look at Shiloh's face"

Carly's trying to get Dev into boarding school I think lol --Bobbie comes into the kitchen. About damn time. Carly tells her she's having a C-section. Bobbie is like WHAT? God I'm so pissed Carly hasn't told Bobbie about the baby yet.
Bobbie talks about the baby...says "Well, if anything was wrong we'd know by now" 

grrrrrrrrrrr 
Carly is going to tell her and SONNY walks in. Carly then says they know the gender but didn't want to tell anyone. SERIOUSLY????
Bobbie leaves. CARLY yaps on and on about Dev going to boarding school. Sonny isn't happy-- Carly says it's not good for them all, especially making Joss lie. OMG! Sonny tells her 'maybe it's better if Joss moves in with Jax for awhile" ahahahahaa OMG! Guess he doesn't hate Jax so much, huh?? Carly yells at him... THAT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN! 

Dev is having a study sess with Joss at Kelly's. He's sad because he overheard CarSon talking about him. Sonny comes over, tells them to take a break from homework. Joss wants to finish before the weekend. She talks to Dev about Oscar. They talk about home. 
Joss leaves
Dev googles 'how to get to Montreal" 

Maxie and Lulu have lunch. Peter comes in to interrupt the fun. Lulu wants to do her crime beat again on the paper, not the pet section. He will help her.  Lulu realizes that Maxie wants to start her own mag. Maxie says it has to be online-- and she has a ton of ideas but she doesn't want to leave Crimson right now. 

Peter talks to the goonie guy who I think is clean shaven now and posing as a guard? I think he is. 

Shiloh takes the stand. He says he's a founder, not the leader of DOD. It's a community service agency.  Talks about Krissy and Sam's motives for going to DOD.  Talks about Sam's past with his Daddy. Yada, Yada...
The goonie guy goes with Shiloh and the real guard to the jail.
Shiloh escapes. 


END:  Bobbie is stopped by the police, but it's Shiloh
Joss thinks the boarding school info is for HER

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wubs Wonders...

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WUBSY's gonna miss me today!! 

So Tuesdays and Thursdays are my nightmare days. Three-year-olds coming for me from 9-2 and I can't do GH live. Ergo, blog may be late or no blog those days at all. 

BUT! I'm going to use today to ask you some opinions you may have on the current happenings!

1. Is Liz justified in locking up "DrewCo" or should have have free will even tho his mind is a mess? 

2. Do you think Kim will be pregnant? 

3. Pick the month you think it will be revealed that Hayden/Finn have a daughter.

4. Do you feel badly for Brad at all? 

5. What should Ava's story be? 

Ok that's enough for today! Answer some or all...

See you tomorrow! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Teacher Teacher


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So..DrewCoKim are at the door, talking, Kim opens it but doesn't see Liz in the hall. Liz sees everything tho. DrewCo says he loves Kim 'probably now more than ever". He says he's sorry to Liz but he's leaving. 
Kim and Liz are alone. Liz notices the blankets and mess. "You slept with my husband"??
Kim is like, he's not Franco, in mind and heart he's Drew. Liz hauls off and smacks her. Heh. Liz says Kim took advantage of Franco-- Kim says nope, he's Drew and we both wanted it. "Franco's gone, and he's not coming back, just like Oscar"..


Jason and Sonny at the Metro Bar... they figure that someone wanted Maddox and Drew dead. Jason pulls out a sketch. Jump to docks, he's with Peter getting paid off. QUITE HANDSOME for a goonie. 
Jason gets a  call from Shank from Jail. HE tells Jason to read the Intruder tomorrow and Peter August did the article. "I think he's trying to tell me something"....They discuss whether Peter is good..or bad. Sonny suggests they ask Maxie and Lulu. LOL !! 


Maxie and Lulu talking about Dustin at the Metro Bar.  Maxie's mouth runs a mile a minute but Lulu shuts her up by saying she had sex with Dusty already  lol.  She tells her Curtis and her mom walked in. Maxie is laughing. Lulu feels badly because she's only been divorced for a "hot minute" . Maxie says to shut up, it's fine. 

Jason asks about Peter. Maxie's like : "he's a good guy now". 

Cam and Joss talk about Volleyball practice but she wants to talk about Oscar.  Cam listens, then she asks how he's doing. He says he spent too much time hating on Franco...and now he's gone. Joss goes in to order. Sees "Mr. Phillips"--Dustin. He says hello, I'm just reading your essay.  He says it was good but he was left "wanting more". Hmmmmm, it was weird...ooky weird. Was it? Or was it just me?? 

Franco comes by. Wants to talk to Cam. Cam's hair is got it's own wave thing going today lol. geesh.  Franco says he's sorry about not being the man he wants him to be and he's leaving PC. Cam wants to tell him about Franco.  Says he was a great guy and if it wasn't for him, "Drew" would be in his body now. 

Peter visits Shank in jail. Shank tells him he called Jason Morgan to put Peter on 'his radar' because he's not out of jail yet. 
Peter is going to speed things up. 

END:
Kim and DrewCo on the docks, they are going to leave together. Men in white coats run out and inject Franco and drag him off to Ferncliff. Kim's frantic, calls 911. Liz walks out "I did this, you gave me no choice"
Peter wants the goon to kill Shiloh
Spinelli is on tomorrow 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

AfterGlowing

Drew and Kim kiss...and more!!

Liz discusses the pros and cons of Franco's memory thing with Maddox and Finn. Only 4 things can happen, only one good but she thinks Franco would want his memories back. 
Chase tells Liz that Drew's search has gone from "rescue" to "recovery". Liz finds out Franco has his ankle monitor off and Chase says he's at Kim's house. Ut Oh...

Kim and Drew are in bed, after-glowing. 

Nina and Val set up Sasha at the Metro. Spoon Island is "too far away"... Nina goes out to get supplies and Vaentin tells Sasha to cool it with the truth. He's yelling at her under his breath. Nina walks back in. 

Michael talks to Chase. Willow tells them they are considering her for the pediatric teaching position at GH. Guess a tutor thing for sick kids. She notices Michael is mopey. Chase leaves. Why is Michael sad?? wahhh. She wants to know what's wrong.  She tells him forgiveness is the way to go. 

Then, just as Sashsa is going to tell Nina the truth, Michael knocks on the door.  He wants to APOLOGIZE TO HER!! Um, okay?  He thinks that he was triggered because of what Nelle did but Sasha wasn't like Nelle. 

Nina and Val go down to the bar..Dr. O is there. Nina asks Lesil to walk her down the aisle. 

Cassandra is in the closet on the Haunted Star... Curtis opens it and she has a gun. Tells him to tie up Laura and he together. She's looking for the Cassadine document too.  Curtis ties up he and Laura...they talk ..blah blah, then Curtis gets free, lunges at Cassie and the gun goes off.  Oh, no one is shot. Cassie gets tied up-- and Laura calls the PCPD. 
They get to the PCPD but Cassandra wants to talk to Laura alone. Cassie says she can bury Valentin Cassadine once and for all if Laura drops the charges. 

Brad and Julian..Julian couldn't go through with killing Dr. O. YEAH!! SHE LIVES!! 

NOTE: Sam from OLTL is on as the boyscout again, he just got his tonsils out. He wants to help other kids be brave. Finn and Willow talk to him. 
Willow gets the job as teacher for GH 

END: Franco wants Kim to come with him when he leaves. 
Liz is at the door and doesn't knock yet. 
Cassandra calls Valentin from the PCPD. 




Monday, September 16, 2019

Give me the LUSTIN!!

Lulu has fantablous SEX and HER MOTHER WALKS in with Curtis! LOL . I love Lustin already. Laura and Curtis leave. 

Curtis and Laura are great for escapades together. Good pair. Curtis tells her he'll find out anything she wants to know about Dustin.
Lulu walks out to find Laura and says it's none of their business if she's moving on. Laura agrees. Lulu tries to figure out what they are doing on board. They hedge and dance around the reason.  

Kim and DrewCo-- Franco still has that weird accent --it's a diphthong thing says your resident speech path. Kim's packing. 
"I'm way more Drew Cain than that other guy, he didn't even know you"!! 
Oh, Kim's going to fall for this!! lol 
He finds a snowglobe "he" bought for her. 
Chase comes over to Kim's. He says that the charges were dropped for Franco due to the circumstances.  He takes off the ankle bracelet.
DrewCo says he's free to do whatever--even go to San Diego with her. She says nope. 


Oh! So Sasha is going to be The Face of Deception. Glad they are bringing this back.  Dr. O needles Valentin about Sasha getting famous and her history being explored to the "T". Val tries to tell Nina it might not be a good idea but she's all over it. 

Dr. O scares Brad. She wants a favor. "reunite me with my daughter".  He says she'll reach out when she wants to. Julian overhears Dr. O threaten Brad. 
He goes out to tamper with Dr O's car. Her license plate says DR. O!! ahahhahaha!!
Julian DON'T DO IT!!  Looks like he's going to cut the break line? 

Sasha and Mihcael.. she's going to tell him "the truth"?? Oh, she does say "I'm not Nina's daughter"..hmmmm will he not "GET" it? She tells him she needed money for her grandmother's operation and the offer to play Nina's daughter came at the right time. "I looked like her" (AHAHAAHA well, you USED TO).  She tells Michael it was Valentin that did it all. 
Her grandmother ended up dying after the operation--then she got close to Nina and couldn't tell her. She met Michael and got selfish. 
Nina comes in and asks what is wrong. Michael says "nothing, we are done". 
Nina says Michael's a jerk for leaving her, they are going to put Sasha up in The Metro. 


END:Not sure if  Julian did or did NOT tamper with the brakes. Couldn't tell.  Kim kisses Franco just about when he's going to leave.
BIG OL' SMOOSHY KISS !!! 

Wubs Writes GH




Title: "One More" 

Single Camera--continuous shot. 
Music: one piano note over and over (if you've seen The Favourite, you'll understand)

Setting:  Corridors of Wyndemere...

Dr. O carries a candle. She's dressed in an off white old fashioned sleeping gown..hair flying behind her. She hurries through the maze that is Wyndermere, pausing now and then to listen. The single piano note plays over and over. She reaches a door...pushes it open..

Lesil: (sets down candle--crosses to other corner, pushes a button...door slides open). 

Helena: (dressed in  her white Ermine fur)  Finally!  How long does one need to come down 3 fights of stairs?

Lesil: I got heres as soon az I could.. you know Valentin..haz to have brandy after dinner.

Helena:  Do they suspect?

Lesil: Happy to say, not in zah least! 


Helena: Ah, working with the ignorant is such a pleasure. 

Lesil: I trust your flight and accommodations were up to your standards? 

Helena: (leans in...whispers) I may owe you my life but I don't owe you anything else, certainly not conversation, understood? 

Lesil: Yes.. understood. 

Helena: Where are they? 

Lesil: Scattered around town....as per your instructions. 

Helena: Are we ready then? 

Lesil: (smiles)  Oh, we are ready...but is Port Charles? 

Helena glances out the window and pushes back the curtain...scans the dark night sky....


Montage Song:  (this is important) 




Cut to Franco walking down a road (a read road--outside) under the lit moon.. he looks up.... tilts his head....shakes it slightly and keeps walking. 


Jason rises from Sam's bed and goes out to the balcony. Stares up at the sky....puts his hands on the rail leans in... 


Peter is sitting in a chair, staring out a window with a drink in his hand.  Takes a swig... looks up at the ceiling....


Cut back to Wyndemere.... (Song still playing) 

Lesil: They all have no clue... 

Helena: (Laughs) Let My Games...Begin.... 

Montage shot of Peter, Franco and Jason----staring into the camera while song fades out. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Surgery: It's All Greek To Me! Part TWO



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I tell yous Brad, dis story is still not going to end soon! 

Hello! I'm back-- what a week. Going away that far, and to a country where you've never heard the language OR know the alphabet is --well, different. I was overwhelmed by most of it when I first arrived. Usually when I travel one of my fave things to do is go grocery shopping because grocery stores are so diverse and I just love looking at all the products and cool neat new things. In Greece, it was VERY different! Some things were in English but most were not. The store I was in was also crowded and not being able to talk to people was also disconcerting. BUT! By the time I left I was ok and could relax more when in Athens. (Tourist area so... they were used to people looking confused!!) 



Temple of Poseidon-- we saw Helena behind a pillar!!

I watched ZERO television other than a Spanish Soap Opera dubbed in Greek (hilarious). I haven't seen GH-- so I thought I'd do a fly-by and see what I can muster up by just looking at photos.

OH! Other than my Sister In Law's Moussaka (to die for) ...my fave thing I ate in Greece was-- Watermelon!! I am not even joking. I love watermelon..and have been eating it since I was a little kid. I don't know what they do to them there but damn, the best ever. Wowza. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Welcome Back, Karen!



To celebrate Karen's return from Greece:



29 Fascinating Facts About "Grease" (1978)




1. The 1978 film was based on the 1972 Broadway musical of the same name, which originally ran for 3,388 performances and has since been revived twice on Broadway and a live TV version on Fox. 
2. Several changes were made for the big-screen adaptation—the "Burger Palace Boys," as the greasers were called in the Broadway show, were changed to the much catchier "T-Birds" in the movie.


3. Originally, producers had the idea to make Grease an animated movie—they settled on a live-action film with animated opening credits instead.
4. Four Grease film stars also appeared in the Broadway production: John Travolta (Doody on Broadway and Danny in the movie), Jeff Conaway (Danny on Broadway and Kenickie in the movie), Barry Pearl (Sonny on Broadway and Doody in the movie) and Jamie Donnelly (Jan on Broadway and in the movie).
5. The majority of the cast hadn’t seen the inside of a high school in quite a while: John Travolta was 23 at the time of filming, Olivia Newton-John was 28 and Stockard Channing was 33.

6. Henry Winkler was considered for the part of Danny but he turned it down because he didn’t want to be typecast after starring on Happy Days.
7. Linda Ronstadt, Marie Osmond, Susan Dey and Deborah Raffin were all considered for the role of Sandy. Marie Osmond said the script she turned down was much raunchier than what was filmed. When Olivia was cast, the character was changed from Sandra Dumbrowski to Sandy Olsen to accommodate the singer's Australian accent. 



8. John Travolta was initially star struck by Olivia Newton-John—he went to her house to convince her to co-star in the movie and was very impressed that she had a pool.



9. Elvis Presley was originally offered the role of Teen Angel, but he turned it down. It was played by Frankie Avalon in the movie.
10. Another Elvis connection: In the stage version, “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” had a reference to Sal Mineo, but he was murdered in 1976, so the reference was changed to Elvis for the film. Elvis died on August 16, 1977, the same day the scene was filmed.



11. Dinah Manoff, who played Marty, couldn’t dance, so she was conveniently missing from most of the dance scenes.


12. Lucie Arnaz was the studio’s original choice for Rizzo. Reportedly when Allan Carr told Lucille Ball he wanted Lucie to do a screen test, she refused.
13. Gerald Ford’s son Steven was initially cast as Sandy’s jock boyfriend Tom, but even though the part had no lines, he decided he was too nervous. The role went to Lorenzo Lamas instead. Steven went on to star in the Young and the Restless as well as many movies. 
14. During the movie’s shoot, the cast reportedly chewed 100,000 pieces of bubble gum.


15. The hickeys on Rizzo’s neck in the diner scene were authentic, given to Stockard Channing by Jeff Conaway, who played Kenickie. Talk about method acting!
16. The song “Greased Lighting” was originally supposed to be sung by Jeff Conaway, but John Travolta convinced producers to let him sing it instead.


17. John Travolta was disappointed when the last shot of the song “Sandy” ended with a cartoon hot dog jumping into a bun. “He wanted a close-up [on him],” director Randall Kleiser told The New York Post. “But that hot dog was fantastic. I didn’t want to shoot the close-up because I loved the hot dog. That was a battle, but I won.”


18. Although he was taller than John Travolta, Jeff Conaway slouched when he was filmed with the star so he would appear taller.
19. Most of the dancers had character names like Sauce, Trix, Cee Cee, Woppo and Bubba, even though they were never used in the movie.
20. It was 116 degrees during the filming of the Rydell prom scene, which took two weeks to film in a downtown Los Angeles gymnasium. Several extras were treated for heat-related illnesses.
21. The late Annette Charles (Cha Cha), who had been in the hospital undergoing tests for pain, checked herself out to film the drag race scene. That night, she was rushed into surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.


22. The producers had hoped for a product placement deal with Coke, but it fell through. There are several shots of Coca-Cola products and signs in the scenes taking place in the Frosty Palace that had to be blurred out or digitally removed.


23. After the success of the movie, Paramount had plans for a Grease franchise, featuring three more movies and a TV series. But when Grease 2 flopped in 1982, these plans were put on hold.
24. Randall Kleiser originally wanted to direct the song “It’s Raining on Prom Night” as a Singin’ in the Rain-esque sequence with Sandy, but that was vetoed in favor of a new ballad, “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”
25. The actors behaved almost like real high-school students on set. "We were so bad," Susan Buckner, who played Patty Simcox, told People. "Almost everybody would come in two, three hours late. They had to bring us all in and give us a lecture."
26. Jamie Donnelly had prematurely grey hair, so she had to dye it black to play Jan.
27. Jeff Conway (Kenickie), later married Rona Newton-John, Olivia’s sister. They both passed away; Jeff in 2011 and Rona in 2013. 
28. Grease only cost $6 million to make, but has taken in $400 million internationally to date, making it the highest-grossing movie musical of all time.

29. According to her autobiography, Adrienne Barbeau, the original Rizzo from the Broadway show, didn’t audition for the movie because, at 32, she assumed she was too old to play a high school senior. When 33-year-old Stockard Channing was cast, Adrienne was so disappointed, she couldn’t bring herself to see the movie for decades. She did hear the soundtrack, however, and stated that she didn’t like the jazzy arrangement for “There Are Worse Things I Could Do,” preferring the simpler version from the play. We were lucky to get her on GH in 2010! 


This is the blog for Friday. Please feel free to comment on the show and anything else.

PS. This is it for me for awhile. The queen arrives at midnight.
(Sounds like some secret code phrase, doesn't it?)
I am sure she will have something cooked up for Sunday Surgery.
Thanks as always for welcoming me into your backyard!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

All Greek to Me!!

I'm trying to post from my phone and I have no idea if it will work!!!
Greece is amazing, friendly and FULL of food. I'll write more when I get back. Here are a few photos of my adventure and the wedding.





SORAS or NOT SORAS?

So, you think you know SOAP RAPID AGING? Well, believe it or not, many of the kids on the show are just about their true ages to when they were ""Born". Why does it seem so crazy?? We see them as babies and then all of a sudden--BAM they are giant!  This doesn't hold true for all characters however--see if you can spot the ones that are really wacky in age!  (see Josslyn Jacks!) 
Note: Many of the child actors under 10 do not list an age on their bios--possibly due to getting acting gigs for different ages. 


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Aiden Spencer, Played by Jason David (age unknown)
Character born: 2010 (9)
Character age: 9-10

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Jake Webber Played currently by Hudson West, 
Character born: 2007 (12)
Approximate age on screen: 11 

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Cameron Webber currently played by William Lipton, 16
Character born:  2004 (15)
Approximate age on screen: 16 

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Josslyn Jacks, played currently by Eden McCoy,  16
Character born in 2009 (10)
Approximate age on screen: 16 

Spencer Cassadine, Currently played by Nicolas Bechtel, 14
Character born: 2006 (13)
Approximate age on screen: 14 

Rocco Falconeri:  currently played by O'Neil Monahan (age unknown)
Character born: 2013  (6) 
Approximate character age: 8-9

Charlotte Cassadine, Portrayed by Scarlett Fernandez, 10 
Character Born:  (due to embryo stealing/incubation; approximately 2013), 6
*Note: One site lists her birthdate as 2009, however the embryo story took place in 2012
Approximate character age: 10

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Avery-Jerome Corinthos, Portrayed by Ava and Grace Scarola, 4
Character Born:   2014 (5) 
Approximate character age: 4-5

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Leo Falconeri, played by Aaron Bradshaw (age unknown)
Character Born:  2015  (5)
Approximate Character Age:  4-5 

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Danny Morgan, Portrayed by Porter Fasullo, (age unknown)
Character Born: 2012, (7)
Approximate Character Age: 10 

Emily Scout Cain, Portrayed by Ella Ramacleri 
Character Born:  2017 (2)
Approximate Character Age: 4 



Question: If you can SORAS one of the younger actors on the show,
who would it be? What age and why?



This is the blog for Thursday. Please feel free to comment on the show and anything else.






Wednesday, September 11, 2019

You STILL Look Familiar






Continuing in our series, "You Look Familiar", here are two more GH character actors
that have been seen over the airwaves throughout the years. 


Vernee Watson: (Aunt Stella) 

I was kinda surprised when Vernee didn't come on GH to play a role in the hospital other than the social worker. She has portrayed either a nurse or a doctor 14 times in her career.

Big Bang Theory 

Two and a Half Men
Young Sheldon

John Ingle: (Edward Quartermaine 2) 

Gruff but lovable Edward Q a man of the cloth? You betcha. He portrayed the role of priest/minister 11 times throughout his career. 


Stepfather III - 1992
Family Ties - 1982

John was a semi-recurring actor on The Drew Carey Show, playing "Father Seymore". 
No photo of John but this was for Kate's wedding. Look who she married! A guy from AMC!! 



This is the blog for Wednesday. Please feel free to comment on the show and anything else.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

WubTub Time Machine: Georgie Edition




When the writers killed off Georgie, I always felt it was the worst killing the show has ever done. This was a major character, and a young one at that. Maxie was already abandoned by not one, but both her parents, and this was leaving Maxie in all accounts an orphan. There was an entire generation (late teens/early 20s) that was working together on the show that would have grown up to take over the canvas. We saw Georgie from birth to adolescence to adulthood. The path was set for her to become a doctor or some noble profession and meet and marry Harrison Chase. 

I remember when this happened, it destroyed me. And now, 12 years later I am able to look back a little more objectively and with a different perspective.

If there is one plot device that brings out the best acting in a cast, it is a funeral. Lila's and Edward's both gave us great performances. Looking back on Georgie's funeral (I recently watched them) I was able to see some absolutely spot-on writing and wonderfully acted scenes. mainly from Kristen Storms as Maxie.

To start, Felicia has been off canvas for 4 years and left the girls in Mac's more than capable hands. Frisco has been gone for... who knows. I think he was written off a long time ago (by both the show and the fans). The writers could have easily made this a warm homecoming with Felicia, a beloved character coming home and giving comfort to a daughter who needed her mother. Instead, they had Maxie bitter and justifiably pissed and she laid into Felicia the minute she walked into the door.


Felicia: I came home as soon as I heard about Georgie.
Maxie: So, one of us had to die to get your attention?


Damn.


Kristen Storms gave a tour de force over the course of a two-parter. As people were coming to the house to see (Robin) or meet (Spinelli/Dillon) Felicia, Maxie was clearly getting more and more pissed at the attention people were giving to the absentee mother. You literally saw Maxie seething and her anger just building up. Sarcasm was always her strong suit.

Dillon was also off the canvas for awhile. He came home to surprise Georgie and ask her to go away with him. And he ran into Kelly's and was given the devastating news. I would be remiss not to comment on Scott Clifton's brilliant performance. He deserves all the Emmys he received in his life.




At the funeral, Maxie kept doing her slow burn against Felicia and was nice and reserved until she stepped to the pulpit and then tore her a new one. Absolutely destroyed Felicia and chased her out of the church. Great performance by both but especially Kristen. 


We knew that mother and daughter would eventually reconcile. How could they not? It also set the stage for Georgie to return as a ghost. A tacky plot point (if you ask me), but in this case, it always gave Maxie the courage that she needed during the most difficult points in her life. Something I think all of us need from time to time from our loved ones who passed on. 

The death of Georgie brought out some of the absolute best performances by some of the best actors on the show. Don't believe me? Get on YouTube  and do a search. (I don' know how to embed videos, sorry. Just type GH Georgie Death Felicia Return). It also was an excuse to bring back two fan favorites, Felicia and Dillon.

I will always feel that Georgie's death was a misstep in the history of the show. I miss the character and the actress was absolutely the sweetest thing possible. But looking back now, it wasnt a total disaster. It changed some of the characters in Georgie's orbit and made them much stronger. And unlike other characters who leave and are never mentioned again, Georgie has been mentioned many times, returned as a force-ghost and also had a child named after her.

Georgie will always be with us in one form or another. 




This is the blog for Tuesday. Please feel free to comment on the show and anything else.


Monday, September 9, 2019

CHEW on this...



The Original Chew

There is a rumor online (actually, it is in the form of one of those blind items so take it with a grain of salt) that if the Strahan and Sara daytime experiment doesn't make it (ratings?) ABC is going to bring back The Chew. This actually makes sense if you think about it. It has to be very inexpensive to produce (white plates from IKEA and a sprig of parsley and viola you have a show. YouTubers do it all the time).

My question to the Wubsketeers out there is: Would you watch this show? Again? Did you watch it the first time? This was considered the show that killed AMC/OLTL so I am sure some people still have some animosity about this.

What about the hosts? Did you like the original group? If they bring it back, do you think they will use the original hosts, new hosts or maybe a combination of the two? (I'm assuming Mario would not be available for this)

My thinking is that ABC marketing really needs to step it up. It's not enough to rely on returning viewers, you have to bring in more or bring back those that you have lost. (I'm no longer talking about The Chew if you couldn't tell. Do you hear me, GH?)



Does anyone really eat pickle-relish directly out of the jar?

They did a cross-promotion with AJ and Tracy during the Pickle-Lila storyline. On a show like this, I would rather see the actors as themselves. Laura Wright can go on there and help make a dish and mention her winery and Michael Simon can use her wine in the cooking. Maurice doing an Italian dish is a no-brainer. If they are going to be in character, I'd rather see them in character on a scripted show. And real people on a reality show.

I always felt cross-promotion was cheesy at best. I still remember Carly and Bobbie talking to each other about watching the Oscars -- on ABC. They must have mentioned Oscars/ABC a dozen times and did everything but look directly into the camera. And the Dinosaur posters on the elevator doors? Remember them? Kids wearing the t-shirts? Ugh. But I guess if it is done right, there can be some synergy and if this show returned, I hope there are some guest spots from the actors on the Chew. Carla on GH as Cook 2 was done well (and brief). Maybe all in one episode, Carla can be Cook 2, Clinton could be Cook 3 and Michael could be Cook 4.  All of them trying to make Thanksgiving Dinner and ruining it like a Three Stooges episode with flour flying everywhere. Alice would then walk in with 10 boxes of pizzas and say "you guys really don't know how to cook for the Quartermaines". 

Cheesy as it sounds, some cross promotion might be needed to help with viewership. And if done right, might actually work.

So, if the Chew returned, would any of you care? (Remember this is a hypothetical rumor)


This is the blog for Monday. Please feel free to comment on the show and anything else.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday Surgery - B-I-N-G-O



Get Ready for SUNDAY BINGO 


You may remember that my Sunday Surgery is a lot different than Karen's (much less bitter. ha ha ha. I'm kidding). I pretty much binge watch the episodes and add my sarcastic comments. (Karen is helping me get photos before her trip). No food suggestions today, but I usually have Modelo with lime when I am at Bingo, so pick your beverage of choice... Well, here goes nothing...

➣ Wyndams mention. Wow. You don't hear that name thrown around anymore.



➣ Do you think Olivia will rename the bar/restaurant? Something Italian? Or a variation on the name Bensonhurst? Does this mean Olivia will be on more? She DID get her pizza oven!! 



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Cameron looks nothing like his dad. Just saying... But man, he is a good actor. If he sticks around a few years, when he turns 18 they need to give him a story line worthy of his talents. (Oh, who am I kidding? This is GH)


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➣ I get that the Drew storyline was just thrown on Roger. But the man is a chameleon. If anyone can turn chicken shit into chicken salad, it's him.



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➣  I wish Curtis was front burner. And with a different wife. What about a Curtis/Nina pairing?


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 I'm not buying Kim/Drew. I think she is just grasping at straws. I get she lost her son, but there needs to be a grieving process. Bouncing from one guy to another and then leaving one on hold... Again, more storyline fallout. I actually feel sorry for Julian. Hated him in the beginning, esp. his treatment of Lucas coming out, but I've grown to think he turned into a nice guy. And he is getting screwed over by Kim. He needs a good partner, too. Any suggestions? 


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➣  Sometimes I am really not a fan of Carly (the character). But I admit in the scenes with Mike and Gladys, Laura really nailed it. Great facial expressions and great reaction.


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➣  You ever notice there isn't any wind or breeze in Rochester? I mean, Port Charles? And why is there AstroTurf in Oscar's Meadow?

➣  I will admit. When I see Tamara I see Kim and I no longer see Carly #2. What a credit to her.


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➣  Does anyone else think Dev looks like Diego? Maybe son or little brother? Wouldn't that be an interesting plot twist. (I know, mathematically implausible, but still...)


➣  Am I seeing things? When Jax and Hayden and Curtis were talking, there was a set of steps in the background to the left. Are these the same steps from the Webber house back in the 80s? It looks like they just build a new apartment set in front of the steps and didn't bother to hide them. Strange. I'm surprised Karen didn't notice this. She spots all this stuff.
Note: Karen DID notice this!! Pointed it out when Liz first got that set--the window is the Webber-Window!!! (edited by Karen lol) 


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 I love how Hayden smelled the teabag. That was such a natural thing to do! I like when they incorporate little things like that. (wow, now I sound like Karen)

Mac tells Felicia something at the Metro Court restaurant.

➣  Mac and Felicia appearing in one of their 12 allocated shows throughout the year. (inside joke with Karen)

➣  Mac looks really good with the silver beard. Just saying... Not everyone can pull that off.

➣  There is NO WAY that Jason wrapped that gift himself. 

➣  Rebecca Herbst and Katie Holmes = switched at birth? (there was a close up of her when she was talking to Jason and her eyes and face really looked like her)

➣  OMG I eat Fruit Plings too! They are my favorite cereal.

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➣  I don't care how they try to write it, this storyline (Franco/Drew) is confusing as hell.

➣  Jason and Elizabeth: Shouldn't there be a bowl of moss in her dining room?

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➣  "Isn't  it funny how my disappointment happens to be your dream come true". Great line. And well executed.

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➣  Peter has to be the most boring character ever created. (you're welcome, Karen)

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➣  Being gay and living in Las Vegas, I admit I have seen and met the best of the best. We have drag queen bingo every Sunday here and drag shows all the time at the bars featuring acts who work on the strip. So, this was.... interesting. I would have thought they would have had it at the Haunted Star. But then, since there were only 8 patrons, I guess they only needed a small venue like the Rib. At least Alexis' odds at winning were better with such a small turnout. 

➣  Hey, Lucas is on in one of his 12 allocated episodes for the year. Isn't there a storyline he should be in? 

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➣  Who wore it best? GH edition. 

➣  Robert and Felicia are having a conversation in the same scene. The last time I said that was 30 years ago.

➣  Michael should be the one to adopt Dev. Its the only way he is going to get a son at the pace his storyline is going.

➣  I like how they put "Port Charles, NY" on the Charlie's Pub sign. Because anyone sitting in the pub would have no idea what town they are in and have to be reminded? I actually say that about Vegas all the time, but out here half the people really dont know what town they are in.

➣  The are starting to promo The Masked Singer. I loved this show last season. I cant wait. It's one of 2 shows I watch on the original 3 networks. Mom is the other. 

➣  A lot of people in the hospital seem to really care about Sasha. I dont.

➣  Who would have thought that Carly of all people would be the voice of reason? (re: Dev adoption)

➣  Wasnt Valentin supposed to come on the show as a big, evil Cassadine? Has he really done anything memorable with his character the entire time he has been on? Or did I miss a few episodes? Dead weight, if you ask me. (good actor, tho...)

➣  Ok, to be clear. Drew's plane is NOT missing. It is on Cassadine Island. Drew is having tea and baklava with Helena. (if you really stop and think about it, you KNOW this is true.) 

➣  Shiloh and Nelle. I called it months ago. They aren't getting rid of him. Now, if they can just transfer Heather to Pentonville this would be perfect. How juicy would it be if Heather was pulling Nelle's strings? I will take back every negative thing I have ever said about this show for just one Heather/Nelle scene.

➣  Diane and Alexis are gold. No, platinum. They should get in a convertible and drive cross country or something. 

➣  Brad to Dr. O: "You must really think that I am an idiot?". OMG please please please let me answer that question! (raises hand in the air)

➣  Is that Wiley? OMG is he 12? He can barely fit on Lucas' lap. They cast an adorable kid for this tho. Very well behaved. But boy, he is a big!

➣  The Jax/Sonny feud is getting old. But I guess since Luke isnt around to spar with Scotty, we are given this.

➣  Observation: Michael has been paired with several women on this show and has not had chemistry with any of them. Discuss.

➣  Joss to Dev: "I'm my mother's daughter".  Audience reaction: "God help us"

➣  Where is Anna? You know where she SHOULD be? She should be on Dancing with the Stars. Finola would rock that show. Maybe she could get John Travolta to show up on one episode. The script for that one writes itself.

➣  Very very well done final scene for the week (Lucas, Dr O, Michael and Wiley in the elevator). It was well written without being cheesy and of course, well acted. Good way to end the week. And good way for me to end Sunday Surgery.



Love it or hate it, this is your Sunday Surgery for the week.
Thanks for playing!