Holy hell...but I'm on a tear. Seems that Jean Passanante , one of the head writers at GH decided to answer some fan questions on twitter about the idiotic Jason Cassadine Island story. Ok, they weren't all nice about it, but still...you have to admit we've been yanked around lately, especially with the impossible kidney story. They didn't care about what happened or how, just as long as they could shove something on screen that delivered 'moments'. Never mind it didn't fit with anything we'd seen on screen.
Nope. Why should they care about that?
That brings us to the Cassadine Island Story. You know--the one where Jason is now dreaming he choked Jake. We all know the story: Jason was taken to Crichton-Clark Clinic by Victor after they fished him out of the water. He was kept frozen until Robin could figure out how to wake him up.
Seems that these writers decided that Jason was there 'before' the clinic--I guess running around the island doing crap for Helena and terrorizing Jake.
When they are called out on that...the answer is "well, that's OUR story".
HELL NO...WE (that would be the collective we, the viewers) ALL WATCH THE SAME DAMN STORY!! Why else do I watch soaps? Because you chop up scenes and drag stuff out for years? NO...I watch it because of the history and the story that builds up over time. To see characters grow and change. If you aren't going to take the damn time to even BOTHER trying to make a story that's believable and interesting without screwing up the past, then BYE.
Oh, and look..I know other writers have messed with history. Guza brought in the whole Cassadine family on the premise of Laura having a baby when she was on the Island. Every writer messes with things a little bit. THIS IS EVERY DAMN STORY---even if it just happened a YEAR ago!
Here's a hint: YOU AREN'T WRITING COMPELLING STORIES! The dialog writers need a damn raise along with every actor that sells this.
The stories may have a middle but no beginning and no ending.
Or...the stories may have a beginning and a bit of a middle then nothing.
Or...they are so boring and written to fit whatever is going on at that moment (Hospital Serial Killer) no one cares!!
And yes, I've read fan fiction that's way better.
Case in point: This portrait stuff with Tracy? So--the story is started about a month before she leaves (even though you knew for about a year she was retiring), is crammed full of things that happened off camera (Turkey/ Edward, Monks) with people we don't care about (Turkey girl) and we're supposed to be ok with this? Really?
If budget messes with the storytelling so much, pair down the damn cast so that you can tell some powerful things without having block taping and choppy little scenes. Hire some new writing blood. Do something.
Oh, and don't act like we owe you something. Sometimes it pays to listen to criticism when it fits. This is OUR show. Some of us have been here as long as it's been on. Period. You want younger viewers? Well, you're not going to do it by making up things and hanging you hopes on whatever it is this is trying to achieve. They are probably more viewing savvy than the rest of us because they've grown up in the age of arc TV.
I don't even know how to end this blog right now because I'm just so frustrated. Here I am arguing about a guy that was frozen and brought back to life. All for a soap that I loved. Get back to real stories about people, life and feelings. Leave all the "grand moments' behind for awhile, will ya? Thanks.