General Hospital Week in Review
So, Days is getting really good, which is great as far as being a viewer, but from the perspective of being a hypercritical blogger it's a real bummer. Thank god GH did not disappoint and continued to, for the most part, suck.
When I first started watching GH, I thought Sonny was an interesting character, and I thought Maurice Benard was one of the better actors in daytime. (I also thought that shortalls were cute, but I think that was an anomaly and overall my judgment was sound.) But lately--by which I mean pretty much this century--it's like he's on auto-pilot, rarely showing that old appeal, and he has tons of weird tics. I would get into a rut too, if I had to recite this dreck on a daily basis. Anyway, one such tic is that he over-enunciates and does these dramatic facial movements when Sonny is in Serious Mobster mode. Here he is explaining that Jason has to kill Alcazar NOW:
and here he is talking about Alcazar's huge...EGO:
It's sort of Joker-esque. If he could just embrace that vibe and kick the campiness up a few notches, I could totally become a fan again. Can you imagine the hilarity of Sonny running around town spouting comic catchphrases? "You ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight, Jason?" "Port Charles needs an enema!"
For the first time in a long time that didn't involve his
interactions with Alexis, I did enjoy Sonny. In his scenes with Kate,
who was my highlight of the week. She's awesome, so far.
Carly wins worst dressed of the week. Again.
This Missoni-meets-Contempo-Casuals print dress was awful, but I was distracted by her fabulous new haircut.
By the end of the week I was over the cute hair because this kind of ugly cannot be trumped:
I...why? Why? And from this angle it's clear that the outfit actually veers very close to dress-over-pants territory:
which is nothing new on this show:
(Screencap of courtesy of Clarissa)
...but that does not make it any less hideous than it has been on every single woman who has ever exercised poor judgment and worn it. Unless you have lost a bet, one with exceedingly high stakes, and there was no alternate settlement option of running naked through the streets, it is not okay to wear a dress over pants.
I know this is incredibly random, but while we're talking about ugly stuff associated with Carly (and really, when aren't we?), please note that her throw pillow clashes with her couch something fierce:
Browns are tricky. That is your complex design tip for the day.
Carly also wins this week's CallingKettleBlack contest for her anti-Jerry rants to Jax and Lady Jane. Since I have decided that Craig is not Jerry (denial is the new black), I'll ignore the fact that most of the substance of what she says is true and just focus on the unaddressed irony of Carly saying it.
I think he’s selfish.
Well, since it's a character trait with which you are intimately familiar, I guess I'll trust you on that.
He doesn’t have a problem yanking you out of your own life when there’s something wrong with his.
Uh, like you always do to Jason, Sonny, Jax, and pretty much everyone else you've ever known? "Barging in on personal and possibly very important conversations in order to address my personal 'crisis' no matter how trivial" should be listed as a skill on your résumé.
What about the people he's involved with? What if they're violent and they find out he has a family?
You were married (FOUR times) and have two kids with a man who routinely orders people killed. You married yet another mobster who executes people while having a scotch. Your best friend KILLS PEOPLE FOR MONEY. But your 17th husband's rogue brother is the one who's going to endanger your kids?
Epiphany was the CallingKettleBlack contest's runner-up, thanks to her parenting lecture to Lucky.
Your kid works for mobsters and he literally becomes a completely different person every few months. Nurse, heal thyself.
Damn those manipulative soap gurus and their f'ing cute babies.
I suppose it's appropriate that the baby looks to be about four
months old already, because it did seem like Liz was pregnant for over
a year. Regardless, both Jason and Lucky were adorable with the
plot device baby:
....and despite myself I'm getting drawn into this story.
On the one hand, I actually think Jason and Liz would be a really interesting story, if he tried to leave the mob for her and his child. (Yes, I know the powers-that-be would never let him leave the mob.) On the other hand, Lucky and Liz have a great history and if the writers could actually tap into that, I could get on board with them staying together, especially Cop Lucky battling Hitman Jason over Jason’s biological kid that Lucky is raising. Good soapy stuff. But on the other other hand, the way the writers are playing this, with Liz and Jason lying to Lucky while making goo-goo eyes at each other every chance they get, I kind of want Lucky to just grab the kid and go all Brenda Walsh on their asses: “I hate you both. Never talk to me again.”
Lulu's hair. It makes me sad. What are they doing to her? They were having trouble a while ago dealing with Laura Wright's naturally curly hair, and they seem to be determined to turn Lulu into Carly version 2.0 (younger and blonder!), so maybe this is intentional, but man, it is not of the pretty:
Is it straightened? Is it curly? Is it pinned back, or not? So many questions. Less questionable is how totally cute her handbag is:
I need for big hardware to stay in style forever.
It was a fairly predictable fashion week on GH.
Skye looked trashy and dated:
Tracy looked frumpy:
I'm confused too, Ms. Q.
And Spinelli looked weird:
Even weirder than normal, I mean. What is that on his shirt? Anime? Or flowers? Oh god, did Lucas' floral shirt spawn? The horror.
Welcome back, Fivehead! We've missed you. Seriously. Don't ever leave again. Bad things happen.
And while you're dropping all that knowledge on Sam about how she needs to leave Jason, would you also please talk to her about this shirt?
It might have ruined my weekend.
Actually, let me try. I'll try to put this in a way Sam will understand. Sam, your top is