It has been a busy summer and I have spent the last three days watching about 4 weeks of GH. I just want to mention a few rants and raves:
RAVE: Franco, Franco and More Franco. I love having RH on my screen. And today's scene's with Morgan were priceless to me. I mean, Franco is threatening to kill you and all you do is talk to him about your dad? Must have gotten the "talk them to death" gene. But I do like Morgan's haircut. Much cleaner and neater IMHO.
RAVE: I am liking the Nina storyline. I have no knowledge of MS prior to GH, but I love how she is playing Nina. I think that her insecurities and wondering about herself is truly warranted. She lost 20 years of her life. She is playing the character well and I hope she stays for awhile.
RAVE: Maxie putting Maddie in her place. Loved every minute of it. And KS really held her own in a good scene with a soap powerhouse in DM.
RAVE: We are almost thru July and I have not been pestered with unnecessary scenes of Molly and TJ and the kid set at the park. At least we have been treated to mostly adult stories this summer.
RAVE: Love Michael and Sabrina. Their relationship feels right for me. They work well together and I hope that they continue on this path.
RANT: The whole Lulu/Dante/Valerie mess. It's bad when I think that Lulu is the best in the situation. I wish that Luke had taken Valerie on his "journey". She could use a long walk off of a short pier. But martial strife and cheating spouses are Soap 101. Here's to maybe Lulu will get with Dillon. He is so much better than Dante.
RANT: Liz and the whole Jake is alive thing. This story is so far fetched that I can't believe they actually considered it. I actually tried to imagine being in the room when this came out as the best idea for Luke's exit adventure. Imagine the ones on the cutting room floor if this was the best they could do. I did wonder if this was a way for them to sort of redeem TG/Luke for Jake's "death". And Liz, girl I have a soft spot for you, but come on, get your stuff together, put on some big girl pants and own up to Jake and who he is. You may still have a chance to come out of this thing with just a few minor bumps and bruises. Be thankful for having little Jake back and give Danny back his father.
RANT: CarSon 5.0. Do not need to go down that road again. Let's at least hope they don't procreate again.
And just a side note: I don't know how I feel about the RC firing. Not sure where that came from. If they based it on the past six weeks, well that really isn't fair. June is typically a lower ratings month all around. And if they are blaming long winded s/ls on him, well, the Fluke thing was supposed to be wrapped up sooner but TGs unfortunate delay in recovering from surgery put a real damper on it. And that in turn I am sure has effected other s/ls that were supposed to come out during sweeps. RC did a good job of balancing characters and stories and making the show more of an ensemble, like other daytime soaps. I also, as a long time viewer appreciated his nods to GH history and other ABC soaps. That being said, I do blame RC for the whole Levi fiasco. ;)