Can Hair and Makeup Go On Strike Too?
I know General Hospital likes to "go big" during sweeps, but my god, I've never seen a more concentrated collection of huge hair -- and I went to formals in the 80s, and have been to New Jersey.
Carly's is huge and tacky, but it's not entirely out of character.
It's not like she's otherwise the picture of fashionable refinement, so I could have lived with it if it were just her.
But it was EVERYONE! Honestly, it was like GH had a side-deal with Aqua-Net and Falls-apalooza (coming to a strip mall near you!).
Poor, poor Robin. She broke up with the formerly uber-hot Patrick, lost her damn mind and started running around asking every guy she knows and the pretzel vendor on the corner for sperm, and now this.
The bun is larger than her entire head, and is that a spit-curl?!
I have created my own backstory in which Alexis, true to her Cassadine roots, is storing weaponry in her 'do in case any of her many examples of poor man-judgment, including Jerry, gets out of line.
Emily's hair had been looking so lovely, but they had to eff it up! Bastards. It wouldn't surprise me if that one spot of uber-aggressive backcombing sets Nik off on one of his rages.
Why does this show hate the adorable Lindze Letherman? Why?
Lulu's doesn't look that bad
until you get a sense of scale
Maxie's also isn't bad from the front
but the back makes me want to run a brush through it.
This is just plain unflattering.
But, saving the best for last, when by "best" I mean "most likely to cause a neck-injury," it's poor otherwise-irrelevant Skye.
The worst part is, since this sweeps stunt is going to make a few hours stretch out over weeks, we can't even be relieved that at least in a day or two we'll have some good-hair peace. It's like the horror of Jason's hair times ten people (though with significantly less product).
For those wondering, yes, I do think the hairstyles are more important than any of the "substance" on the show. Nonetheless, in honor of sweeps and a couple of awesomely awful CGI moments, I will at least temporarily reinstate the GH Week in Review. Watch this space.
Screencaps courtesy of Clarissa.