I really like Laura Wright. It goes without saying that her pretty, shiny, awesome hair is part of that, but thanks to her Emmy red-carpet gig I actually think she's a cool person too. She was entertaining and fun, and at the end of the night we decided we totally wanted to hang out with her. I hadn't seen her in anything else before General Hospital, and I have never been a big Carly fan, but I had high hopes for her as Carly. I think she's a good actress and could do a lot if the character was still, how should I put this, remotely tolerable.
So this isn't about Laura Wright. This is about Carly, and how much I need for her to shut the hell up.
I would like Carly Benson Quartermaine Corinthos Corinthos Corinthos Alcazar Corinthos Jacks to realize the world does not revolve around her. I would like Carly to learn to wear a bra. I would like Carly to divorce Jax so he is free to hook up with Alexis. I would like Carly to understand that codependency is not the new black. I would like Carly to take immediate action to keep her oldest child from becoming a serial killer.
But what I truly, honestly, sincerely need is for Carly to BE QUIET. Has Laura Wright had a scene in the last six months that didn't require her to yell or snap at someone? It's making me mental. The yelling is totally indiscriminate -- she bellows angrily at absolutely everyone!
at Jason while HE is in prison
at Jax some more
at Sonny and Kate
at . . . does it even matter anymore?
Beyond the very real possibility that she is going to blow out my poor old TV's speakers, the larger issue is she has become one of the least likable characters on GH. Which is an accomplishment, considering the competition. She and her yelling are on EVERY episode, and I couldn't make a convincing argument as to why anyone -- except maybe Sonny, given their required co-parenting -- spends any time with her whatsoever. All she does is yell and threaten. That's it. She doesn't even have time to work, or have ill-advised extramarital sex with Sonny.