Saturday, February 9, 2019
Letting Talent Go. --Bytni Sarpy Exits GH
Valerie is a Spencer and is Chases' partner on the PCPD
Valerie should be helping to catch her cousin's attacker
Valerie is figuring out her feelings for Kristina
Valerie is going to YR
I think GH really wants to drive me from the show. They've done it to almost everyone else, why not me? Latest thing is that Brytni Sarpy who plays Valerie has gone over to YR Valerie. THE VALERIE AND KRISTINA story I've been waiting for.
The writers were writing it.... they even made Val Chase's partner, remember? She could have featured heavily in the Cult story and figuring out her feelings for Kristina. Then she disappeared. I wondered why. Was it the writers fault?
You can put that ish squarely on management. Same management that let Jason Thompson go. Same management that for some reason, didn't green light stories for Dante and DZ stepped away. Content to have Tequan Richmond (former TJ) exit the show rather than write for him or put him on contract. He was a stellar TJ-- he and Molly should be front and center for the demographic. And yet. And yet.
Instead of putting a few people on a short-term contract or regular contract they let the 'recurring' status take it's roulette shots. In the meantime, we'll get how many other characters that are featured for awhile, then fade again into the background? Even if you LIKE a newbie, chances are they'll be recurring so don't get attached. Don't get invested.
Yeah, I'm bitter. I really wanted this pairing since their natural chemistry shown through at that Nurses Ball commercial. You can't manufacture that sort of thing, you cultivate it. Don't talk to me about recasts either. These two were sparkly because of who they were. Plus, even if they recast, why bother getting all excited when they'll just leave again?
So, happy Saturday in the Land of Soaps. I'm thrilled Brytni found a place at YR and wish her all the best.
Posted by kdmask