Letters..I get letters..
Howdy boys and girls! Wanted to give shout out to
some of my loyal readers this time around. It's so nice to know
that I really am NOT alone when it comes to my feelings about
certain characters on certain soaps.
The Awesome Anne writes:
I've had to just start watching the show on mute, it's
become so redundant and plain ol' boring and stupid. This, coming
from a fan who's watched since 1979.
(YOU'RE NOT ALONE IN THIS, ANNE! MANY LONG TERM FANS HAVE FELT THE
COLD, HARD SLAP OF DISDAIN OR INDIFFERENCE FROM TPTB!)
I don't know what the writers are thinking, or why they
only put forth any effort into writing anything remotely interesting
come sweeps time. What about the FANS who actually WATCH the show,
versus the sponsors - why can't we get anything worth watching the 2
or 3 months in between sweeps?
(EXCELLENT QUESTION. ANYONE CARE TO TAKE A STAB AT ANSWERING THAT?
ANYONE? ANYONE? BUELLER?!)
Ugh. I think I might be to the point of simply watching
those 4 months out of the year, and reading columns like yours all
the time in between. At least THEN I'd be entertained. Thanks!
NO, NO, NO, ANNE,. THANK YOU! YOU GIVE ME FAR TOO MUCH CREDIT.
(BUT I'LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET ANYWAY!) I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT IT
SURE LOOKS LIKE MORE AND MORE FANS ARE STARTING TO FEEL THE SAME
WAY, IF THEY HAVEN'T ALREADY BEEN FEELING THAT WAY FOR QUITE SOME
AMAZING ALANA SEZ:
IMO, it's much too late for them (the Careys) to be seen
or written as heroic or even sympathetic in any way - I absolutely
LOATHE them & how they've hijacked my show!
(THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY LITTLE BEES, HAVEN'T THEY?)
Adam & Stuart & their portrayer, David Canary, are my
heroes - I love that man, or men, or.....(see, I can hardly
distinguish among them :) - that's the genius of DC! Thurs's (May
3) show, where Adam called Tad (who was once a hero of mine also -
what happened to him as a character?) on his past behaviour as a
baby-hider and/or -stealer and/or -kidnapper had me almost
cheering! Why, oh why, is Adam being vilified here? I'm
(TRUST ME, YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE! IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO SEE ONE OF
THE MARTINS CALLED ON THEIR HYPOCRISY - NOT THAT IT LASTS, MIND
YOU. I USED TO ADORE TAD, AS WELL, BUT THEY HAVE TAKEN WHAT USED TO
BE A PRETTY COMPLEX MAN AND TURNED HIM INTO SOMETHING
UNRECOGNIZABLE. WHY? I SUSPECT HE'S FALLEN VICTIM TO THE SAME
CALLOUS DISREGARD FOR VET'S THAT ADAM HAS, AND BROOKE, MARION,
JOE/RUTH, JACK AND.(DO I REALLY NEED TO GO ON?)
I couldn't care less about Di or Del or Julia or Annie
or Hannah or Ava or nu-Greenlee; does anybody? Thanks again...
IF THEY PLAN TO DO ANYTHING WITH DI, THEY'D BETTER GET CRACKING.
IF THEY WANT HER TO BE THE CHAMPION FOR "AVA" THEY BETTER ACTUALLY
SHOW HER INTERACTING WITH AVA. FOR THAT MATTER, WOULDN'T SHE FIT IN
MORE AT BROOKE'S SHELTER OR THE MIRANDA CENTER THAN SHE WOULD AT
FUSION? I THINK SO. AS FOR DEL? THEY'VE COMPLETELY WASTED ANY
POTENTIAL THAT EVER EXISTED FOR HIS CHARACTER. TIME TO VOTE HIM OFF
THE ISLAND. THEY FUMBLED THE BALL COMPLETELY WITH JULIA FROM THE
MOMENT SHE APPEARED BACK ON OUR SCREENS. PUTTING HER WITH JAMIE WAS
JUST.. UGH! *full body shudder* HANNAH? NOT FEELING THE LURVE.
AS FOR AVA, I THINK THEY ARE COMPLETELY BUNGLING THE WEALTH OF
POTENTIAL THERE. (NO BIG SURPRISE, IS IT?) I'M RESERVING JUDGEMENT
ON NU-GREENS UNTIL I SEE SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE SUSBSTANTIAL OUT OF
HER. I DON'T HOLD OUT A LOT OF HOPE, THOUGH. AND ANNIE? I LOVED
KENDALL'S NICKNAME FOR HER: "POLLY-ANNIE" BUT SHE'S NOT QUITE AS
OPTIMISTIC AS POLLYANNA WAS, SO I'M GONNA STICK WITH
"MILQUETOAST-ANNIE". SHE'S JUST SO.. SO.. *Yawn*)
Over in the land of Port Chuckles, Delightful Dar posits:
I couldn't agree more that the Craig storyline is the
stupidest they have ever come up with.
(YES, TPTB WERE A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT IN
MAKING SEBASTIAN ROCHE THE JERRY JACKS MOST OF US THOUGHT HE COULD
BE PRIOR TO THE METRO-COURT DISASTER AND SUBSEQUENT ILL-ADVISED
(THAT'S PUTTING IT MILDLY) NIKOLAS DRUGGING STORYLINE. THEN AGAIN,
TPTB ARE ALMOST ALWAYS A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT, AREN'T THEY?)
Yesterday I came home to discover my cable had gone out
and I had 60 minutes of snow instead of GH and I was relieved. I
hate every storyline currently airing. Let's hope it gets better.
NOW THAT? SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE SAD STATE OF
AFFAIRS WITH OUR BELOVED SOAPS, DOESN'T IT? THERE WAS A TIME WHEN I
WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED TO COME HOME AND FIND THAT ONE (OR ALL)
OF MY SOAPS DIDN'T RECORD. USED TO BE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN YOU
MISSED SO MUCH IF YOU MISSED EVEN ONE DAY. SADLY? NOT SO MUCH
The always incredible, witty and delicious Doc Helen (at
http://forums.delphiforums.com/DrHelenRuth/start ) has this to
AMC--- There's so much hypocrisy in the Valley. Not one
of them is above reproach (even Dr. Joe who had an affair on Ruth),
yet they're so self-righteous and judgmental.
(AMEN AND PASS THE SALT!)
I would never forgive Babe for
stealing my child, never; nor would I forgive Jamie, Krystal, or Tad
for being complicit.
(RIGHT THERE WITH YOU, MY QUEEN! LETTING GO OF THE RAGE IS ONE
THING, COMPLETE AND UTTER FORGIVENESS IS ANOTHER THING ENTIRELY.)
Yet Dr. Dave was treated like dirt under everyone's
feet, even his own daughter's feet (the kidnapper's feet)...whose
feet were dirtier than his ever dreamed of being (now I'm dreaming
of Dr. Dave's feet).
(NOW YOU'VE GOT ME DREAMING OF DOCTOR DAVE'S FEET TOO! WHATA
WASTE OF A GREAT CHARACTER. ONE MORE EXAMPLE OF HOW THE CAREY CURSE
HAS DECIMATED PINE VALLEY.)
GH--- How dumb of Robin not to squeal to the
authorities (or even Luke, for example, or Sonny) to help
Nicholas. It's so totally absurd.
(YES!!! I'D LIKE TO SEE A SHOW OF HANDS PLEASE?
HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING AT THE TV ~ WHEN ROBIN MENTIONED HOW
PATRICK MADE A HORRIBLE SPY ~ FOR HER TO REMEMBER THAT SHE HAS NOT
ONE BUT TWO PARENTS WHO ARE SUPER
SPIES AND COULD COME IN QUITE HANDY IN A SITUATION
SUCH AS THIS?! OR THAT HER UNCLE IS THE FREAKING POLICE
COMMISSIONER, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!)
GH is really unwatchable anymore. I gave up watching
it on Saturday nights during the hostage crisis that wouldn't go
away. I was sick of Manny Ruiz torturing people, then they brought
Craig in to torture people. Just when you thought it was over, they
brought him back in.
Now I just watch (sort of) while walking on my
In the Soprano's vernacular, what sick bunch of
f***'s they are over at the GH writing table.
(SICK BUNCH OF F***'S INDEED!!!)
(WE HAVE SO BEEN THERE / DONE THAT AD NAUSEUM, HAVEN'T WE?)
(ANOTHER THING THAT'S BEEN DONE TO DEATH!
Sam's stupidity...UNBELIEVABLE!!! She knows that
she's a felon, so she takes on a national TV show? C'mon...give me
a break! Nonsense!
(NOT ONLY THAT, BUT. REALLY! SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE SO STREET
SMART? SHE IS FINALLY CATCHING A CLUE ABOUT ELIZABETH ~ ALBEIT A
VERY WEAK ONE ~ BUT SHE ISN'T THE LEAST BIT SUSPICIOUS ABOUT HER
PAST COMING BACK TO HAUNT HER LIKE THIS? SHE HASN'T CAUGHT ON TO
AMELIA YET? IT'S NOT LIKE AMELIA IS BEING OVERLY CAREFUL, EITHER.
SHE CARRIES THOSE FLIPPIN' OLD PICS OF SAM AROUND LIKE SOME KIND OF
PORTABLE SHRINE, HOW LONG IS IT GONNA BE UNTIL TWO DOZEN DENIZENS OF
PC HAVE SEEN THEM EXCEPT FOR SAM? NOT TO MENTION THE MANIACAL LOOK
IN AMELIA'S EYES.)
Well..That's it for now, loyal Saloon patrons. Let's belly up to
the bar and drink a toast to the bygone glory days of our favorite
Soaps, and another to keeping hope alive that things WILL get