Weeeeell, the fizz has gone! I guess we have to hold on to what
we had! With the departures of Ben and Viki, we have been
reduced to watching the same old soap tactics. My focus this
week is on all three soaps, and I invite you to share your
thoughts and comments with me at KaydeesHouse@aol.com.
Let's begin with Port Charles, Torn. (For you, Susan!)
I zoom in on Livvie, Rafe and Allison. Livvie has just given her
father a mind-altering drug, and has watched what it's done to
him. She has shed a few crocodile tears primarily because she
was shocked and supposedly felt guilty for having administered
it to the wrong recipient. But instead of doing all that she can
to HELP her dad, what does she do? She focuses more intently on
keeping Rafe. Now there's that old father-daughter connection!
Now, Allison is upsetting me as well. She has been given this
Grand Heavenly Mission!
Save Rafe's soul by getting him to fall back in love with her.
It has been a bumpy trip thus far, and she finally gets the
biggest heads up in the game...THE PATERNITY RESULTS for
Livvie's unborn child, and what does she do with the
information? SHE KEEPS IT TO HERSELF!
Hello? Is this for real? Is there anyone on this Earth that
would keep that information to themselves?
I understand that maybe she thinks divulging such info to Rafe
might paint her the desperate other woman, but come on! Bravo to
Jon Lindstrom, however, who can play any character well. His
portrayal of his twin brother Psycho Ryan was well worth the
The Avatar/Frank Scanlon..OOOOOKAY! Let's see....
Legend has it that The Avatar is a creature that grants you good
things, then comes back to those he's "helped" and you're pretty
much in his evil debt. (I'm paraphrasing here).
Weeell, let's seeeee......
Frank has occasionally helped a crime victim, but he's
impregnated Livvie, and every time she turns around, there he is
with a threat to expose her if she doesn't do as he says. Then
there's his moonlighting position...Snatching up Karen every
opportunity he gets.
There's nothing mysterious, or mythical, OR magical about this
Avatar! He's just a blackmailing, two-timing, obsessed STALKER!
Well? What would you call him?
On General Hospital, things seem to be heating up as Alcazar
makes his moves. Brenda has been revealed as the mystery
woman.. (YAWN! Surprise, surprise. The secret to being mysterious
is NOT to publicize a character's return for three months with
the exact air date!)
Once again we are force-fed the obsessed lover scenario and we
watch as Alcazar keeps Brenda locked up and DRUGGED while he
kills people she cares about in the name of love. Tell me
If you were given that scenario, wouldn't you rather be alone? I
surely don't remember a mobster-murderer being in MY girlhood
And then there's Laura.
Again, is there ANY other way to have an actor/actress exit a
show without transforming them into stark raving lunatics? Is
there no other alternative than to have them turn violent, crazy
Genie Francis has been one of the original characters almost
since the show began. She has been branded in to the hearts of
millions of viewers, both veteran and new, and the best the
writers could do to honor her permanent exit is to turn her into
a murderer that has lost her sanity and had to be sent off for
therapy in London?
That's appreciation for you!
And now, we fly over to Llanview. (Join me, JoAnn!)
As I said in my opening statement, the fizz has gone.
Al practically blurted out his crime in FRONT of the
Commission-Not, and there was not even a SPARK of suspicion
ignited in this so-called veteran law enforcement official. He
gives the psycho brat PRIVACY with his mother and LEAVES!!
And Gabrielle, who had appeared to be the only sensible parent
in the Holden-Medina clan, blew her one chance to get Al the
help that he actually needs by now making the decision to cover
for him. There goes her chance with Bo, with her chance to be a
person with some morals tagging along.
Dizzy Lizzy Rappaport's new aggressive attitude is not
impressive, it's too much too late. Her plan is not clever,
because the truth of the matter is, Cris wants out anyway. The
old "I'm pregnant, so you're stuck with me" scenario only worked
in the Stone Age.
Lindsay Rappaport wasted no time in revving up that Superbroom.
Didn't the Governor see that when he exercised his nepotism?
Didn't he realize that she may have saved his granddaughter's
life, but Lindsay being free only triples the chances of his
granddaughter's safety being put in jeopardy all over again?
And finally, I touch on something that will probably strike a
nerve with most of you...(This is for you, Scott!)
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH REX???
Oh my god, is this guy an incestuous freak? Why is he watching
his sisters when they're kissing their boyfriends, or trying to
interfere with one of them actually getting a boyfriend? How is
it that he knows all of their business, even when they weren't
with him? He knew about Natalie and Cristian kissing, he knows
that Nat has deeper feelings for Cris than just friendship, he
was watching intensely as Jess and Seth were kissing...
Is he Roxy's kid? Or is he really Victor Lord's offspring? This
is getting sick!
Writers! Wake up! Pay attention! We need variety! We need
changes! We need FRESH!
No more women-bashing. No more parental neglect. No more digging
into the scrapped storyline can for ideas. No more trips on the
UFO's! GIVE US OUR SOAPS BACK!
Stop teasing us with one week of greatness and another week of