|HERE GOES NOTHIN!!|
So, I did a mid-week rant you can find : HERE ON THE BLOG. Hit the link if you want to see what I had to say about Sam's rescue and a bunch of other things. I saw the ratings for the past few weeks and man o' man.. FRANK needs to wake up. That's all I'm saying on that subject.
This is a "working" blog as I'm giving you what I think works and what I think doesn't. You may agree--you may not. We can all agree that it's been a hit or miss summer when it comes to the drama.
Here, in no particular order are my humble opinions:
THINGS THAT ARE WORKING:
DR. OBRECT: Bright spot in my dull days!! She's witty, charming and just plain fun. We need that on this show. Her scene with Brad? Priceless.
HAYDEN: I like RB and she's got great chem with Ingo. I'm intrigued with their 'caper'-- I do wish it wasn't involved with "Cassandra"--but I AM hoping it's Nikolas related. I wish they knew Nikolas was alive and decided to make Valentin insane with 'sightings' of him and eventually drive him from Wyndemere. I also am on the edge about Finn's apparent baby. Is there one? If so, where IS it?
Added Bonus: Liz has a sister in town.
ALEXIS AND NEAL: Do I want to see them back and forth constantly about therapy? Nope. I am however, interested in his backstory and her eventual move to a more stable guy. They need to have a dinner date with Laura and Kevin since those two docs know each other. I'd say "play bridge' but it's not the 60's.
CHILLOW: Literally the one younger couple I can cheer for. Yeah, they are pretty vanilla but he's got an edge and she's going to find out about Wiley at some point so I'll hang in there.
TJ AND MOLLY: But what's wrong with this picture? THEY ARE NEVER ON. Molly got an internship with Peter so-- lets get going. Keep it up and give them airtime. Move in with Alexis due to money problems-- or Aunt Stella. Get more characters in the same orbit. Thanks.
ROBERT: Every scene he's in--works. He's got everyone's number AND he's in a suit most of the time. Thank you soap-goddesses. Now get Mac Daddy on more!
CARLY'S BABY: Now, no, I'm not celebrating the fact CarSon are having more kids to add to the brood and I'm certainly not grateful they are on MORE Days--BUT ... having a story about a mom that has had several (relatively) healthy kids face the fact the newest one might be disabled is interesting. I also work with children who have needs and know the struggles parents can go through. I think Laura Wright has done a good job with the emotions of this and it feels real. I also liked her talking to Kim in the park-- Kim the OBGYN and who also just lost a kid. There could me so many facets to this story.
THINGS NOT WORKING:
Ok, now... I've gotten you out of the freezer...
Yes, thank you! I was so scared!!
I got you out of the light house....
Yes, thank you! I was so scared!
Do you need anything else?
Can you carry me around the hospital a bit??
Oh my god!! Squeee!!!
JASAM RESCUES: Holy cripes, we GET it. Ok? We GET IT. Jason is going to rescue Sam. :eyeroll:
MEMORY CHIP : Franco will now either be a Franco-Drew hybred (DrewCo) OR old Franco OR Drew 2012. I usually love GH's over the top finale-type things to stories. This left me...just..meh. I think the script was clunky and the warehouse scenes chopped up. Thank goodness for William and Roger, they did save the day with the self-sacrifice stuff.
Let's talk about the fact that Shiloh moved from rapey-DOD Cult leader to running around trying to get his money back from Afghanistan. Wouldn't that have been a good first introduction to his story? Now he's in a corner as the rapey-DOD Cult leader who (if they choose to keep him) we will have to watch be white-washed like so many other characters. I'm assuming he's going to go to jail? Never say ever on GH tho.
Think about it: Shiloh has been involved in: The DOD and taking of Krissy, Sam's back story as that con's son... Knew Drew in Afghanistan, the Memory Chip AND he thinks he's Wiley's father!! Geesh-- next up he'll be the one related to Stella by DNA lol .
THE BABY SWITCH: You had some momentum with Nelle and Harmony but--of course, that was dropped or postponed. Having weeks of choppy story-telling is making this story so weak. Should have been front and center all summer. And I mean FRONT. AND. CENTER. Showing way more domestic scenes with Brucas would help too-- we rarely see their house or them just hanging with Wiley. This could BE a compelling tale--just get to it! This story could have been buried for a few years but it wasn't-- there was all sorts of movement so, don't get me on that front.
PAXIE: What is even going on with this?? Have they even slept together yet? (not that I want to see it, thank you). Peter is a flop. You need to either make him Faison-Evil or cut bait. IDEA: If you make PETER the head of whatever the synthetic opioid plant that Cassandra runs?? AND he's had Nikolas Cassadine this whole time?? I just might forgive you.
CASSANDRA: For the love of.... ??? WHY just why. You know I love Jessica Tuck but that story was a dud the first time around. Revisiting it? Nope. Unless it gets Nikolas back and again, I may forgive you. I also want Tyler Christopher as Nik-- and that's that.
THE TEENS: SNOOZE. They should be on almost daily in the summer with some good old fashioned stuff going on. Why they didn't make Cam the daredevil we know he could be is beyond me. Neither Joss nor Trina are Vixens. We need a Liza Colby stat.
THIS WEEK IN A WUBSHELL:
Alexis and Neal call it quits on the therapy
The injection of Sasha by Cassandra leaves her with a mystery virus
Lulu decides not to divorce Dante but freaks Willow out with cop-wife talk
Jax and Greenlee (giggle) didn't get what they were looking for in Wyndemere
Sam got herself trapped in a freezer.
Shiloh tried to implant Drew's memories into Cameron but settled for Franco instead
Kim decides to leave Port Charles and Julian wants to go with her.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: William Lipton as Cam did a damn fine job of playing terror, angst, fear and letting go during the whole memory switch. It wasn't over the top--or wooden, it really felt like the kid was experiencing the moment. Reminded me of a young JJ.
KAREN'S JOY OF THE WEEK: Jason was NOT in the episode where Cam and Franco were rescued! I mean---not on the entire DAY! I guess he was tired after getting Sam out of the freezer. So happy Drew and Curtis rescued Cam and Franco with back up from Chase and Liz.
FACE OF THE WEEK: Laura taking a compliment from Scotty.
NON-AGING OF THE WEEK: I just need to take a moment and bow down to Becky Herbst who is 42 right now and looks like this. Flawless.
FUNNIEST FLOP: Sasha..it was a bit..erm... flippy=floppy lol
Hope this blog wasn't too much of a slog to get through. I really wish things would turn around rating wise. This show has such good talent and creative juices we just need things to be tied up more and whomever it is to STOP CHOPPING UP SCENES. Also, as per usual, too much going on. Stella's DNA thing gets a mention, then it will be whenever when that's back to life. AND CARLY STILL HASN'T HAD A CONVO WITH BOBBIE ON CAMERA YET! Ugh. SO frustrating.
One more thing: If I could, I'd blow up that Metro Court dining room. SO sick of it. For some reason, people meeting in Kelly's or the Rib doesn't bother me like that place does. Who eats in a top floor of a hotel on the daily?
OK.. that's it! Hope you had a good week and this one will be even better.
Photos thx to: @TrekBecky @soapcentral @SoapJenn @SID