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« GH Couple of Weeks in Review: The Suckage is Legendary | Main | Happy Holi-Days »

December 27, 2007

An AMC Grab Bag

The mood at Serial Drama is somber. So somber, even, that not even the prospect of a gingerbread latte is making us perk up. You might see us wearing black armbands for the next few days, so distraught are we.

Becca has always said that by dating Fergie, Josh Duhamel is ruining Christmas. And Valentine's Day. And Memorial Day. And Arbor Day. And how he's ruined Christmas forever (or for, like, two to three years, depending on what you wager in the divorce pool).

I feel like Michael Bluth, because I just keep asking "...her?" I don't get it on a purely aesthetic level, and the fact that she inflicted "Big Girls Don't Cry" upon the world just adds insult to injury. And before someone accuses me of being just jealous...yes, that is exactly it, quite frankly.

As much as I love Greenlee and Leo together, I am not one of those creepy people who insists that the actors playing characters need to shack up in real life because their love is so pure and true or whatever, but I do find it perplexing that Rebecca Budig and Josh Duhamel have made such disappointing choices in spouses. Fergie and Bachelor Bob? Um, ew.

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Just in case you were wondering, ABC Daytime is still shitty. Not content to keep their bitchery confined to the interwebs, they've taken it to the television airwaves. Running a commercial trumpeting the return of the REAL Greenlee while Sabine Singh's episodes are still airing? Pure class, ABC. Pure class.

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Lastly, Soap Opera Digest recently ran the world's cruelest letter to the editor, wherein a reader commented that Billy "Oh Richie, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind" Miller bares a resemblance to Spencer "Prat" Pratt from The Hills, of "My answer is get out of my car" fame, who dedicated readers might recognize as my least favorite person in the continental United States. I was just appalled by the comparison, and am offended on behalf of Billy Miller. Hell, I am offended on behalf of Richie Novak. He's an obvious sociopath with violent tendencies, but at least he's hilarious and filled with Lavery hatred.

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Comments

As much as I love Greenlee and Leo together, I am not one of those creepy people who insists that the actors playing characters need to shack up in real life because their love is so pure and true or whatever, but I do find it perplexing that Rebecca Budig and Josh Duhamel have made such disappointing choices in spouses. Fergie and Bachelor Bob? Um, ew.

I'm going to pick on you here, because I like your blog, but I find it perplexing that you'd judge their relationships by the tiny sliver of information the gossip press provides about them. Maybe there's more to compatibility than pairing off spouses who both hit the same standard of hotness?

There is hope for Josh. He has been engaged before and never went through with it. So buck up!

Alice makes a good point except I do beleive he dumped that one for Fergie..so you know..points redacted immediately.....And yes ABC daytime is NOTHING but a highclass operation over there...clearly..it's one thing to air those ads if the characater was off-screen and was returning to reveal an imposter...(Like when Natalie was released from the well to combat Janet from another Planet and all) but while the recast that you hired to replace that person temporarily is still airing? Man shite like that makes me think Guza has infiltrated the PR department at ABC daytime as a whole....

rcade, of course you're right that there is way more to the world than hotness. My distaste for Fergie and Bachelor Bob doesn't really have anything to do with the way they look. Fergie's music makes my ears bleed, and I find Bob Guiney to be one of the most obnoxious people to come out of reality television (and that list is long indeed!).

Also, I just like complaining about things.

...also, it is physically impossible for anyone to hit Josh Duhmael's level of hotness. So that's totally not a criteria for me.

I'll just be in the corner, getting started early on the New Year's Eve imbibing. Effing Fergie!

Tragic. I'd be less depressed if he were engaged to The Duchess of York Fergie.

I often feel like one of the Bluth's. That is why I am greatful for psychiatric medications. :-) I miss Arrested Development something awful.

ABC Daytime is no longer satisfied to slander their employess with crap writing and no air time or haneous firings. Now they pay for commercials to shit on their own, charming. Is Ms. Singh getting hazard pay for this abuse at least?

i don't watch AMC, but i did catch the Rebecca Budig "real Greenlee" promo during GH, and i actually couldn't believe my eyes!

that is horribly wrong. not because they're advertising that Budig is coming back...nothing wrong with that. but pimping the whole "real Greenlee" thing is out of line!

gosh ABC...what wouldn't you do to piss off your viewers?

My distaste for Fergie and Bachelor Bob doesn't really have anything to do with the way they look. Fergie's music makes my ears bleed, and I find Bob Guiney to be one of the most obnoxious people to come out of reality television (and that list is long indeed!).

Fair enough. As a heterosexual male, I always liked the fact that a dork with a sense of humor ended up with the concentrated travel-size hotness that is Rebecca Budig.

You know, I admit it, I just can't hate Fergie Ferg. She was on Kids, Inc.! She was so pretty before she got all methed-up and turned to Botox and facelifts! She seems like she has a sense of humor about herself! Yes, her music is... well, stupid, frankly, but it's catchy. And, y'all, it's educational; she's contributing to better spelling in our country! Plus, she actually sings instead of "singing," which is more that you can say for a lot of today's twits.

Also, UO, but I don't find Josh Duhamel all THAT hot. Even if he is, so what? People always complain when attractive women go out with old/ugly men; why can't an attractive man go out with an unattractive woman? Maybe she makes him laugh. And, frankly, you gotta admit she has an INSANE body, even if the face has been f'ed up beyond belief.

Wow, I can't believe I just spent all that time defending a girl who peed herself and actually sang the lyrics "like a child missing her blanket" on a comment on a soap opera board! I need help, y'all!

Dork? Yes. Sense of humor? Um, really? Besides, reality television "personalities" deserve to be nit-picked to death, especially obnoxious no-talent types who keep sucking the teat of that 15 minutes...even if they seem to be relatively nice folks.

Ugh. That Christmas booze haze didn't last me long enough to endure this latest news. As if the depressing state of my soaps and the Holidaze weren't enough. Thanks guys.

I'm over AMC. It's blah! So all I got out of that was Michael Bluth from 'Arrested Development'! And I loved his reactions to George Michael's girlfriend Egg...err...I mean Ann.

Did Sabine Singh kick Brian Frons's puppy? Did she pour sugar down his gas tank? Did she not kiss his ring in the proper manner? Because he's gone from dismissive to downright cruel at this point. I hope, when Frons receives his walking papers and he's forced out on the street begging for scraps (here's hoping that's sooner than later), Sabine walks up to him and kicks his cardboard box down.

And here I was thinking that Guza was the only petty f%*ktard on ABC Daytime. What a peach those great folks are.

Couldn't they have just said the "original" Greenlee? Did they have to be so blatantly cruel? So needlessly nasty? God, these people suck!

I don't care about Fergie's looks.
I don't care about Fergie's personality.
I am, however, "shallow" enough to care that she wet her pants on stage.
Really, Fregie, really? Really, *Josh*, really?

I also read a really disturbing quote from one of them regarding their sex life a year or so ago, and I still haven't recover from the "lalalala mental images, my eyes, my eyes" disease.

This has been such a surreal Christmas - I had just finished watching Transformers for the first time when I read about Josh's engagement. Just couldn't believe it. And then the ad campaigns started for the Real Greenlee. I'm still wondering if what I saw was real!

Love both Sabine and Rebecca, but would have loved for SS to remain in the part. Totally agree with you about the "class act" that is now ABC/AMC, especially in light of the REAL Greenlee ad campaign. The PR dept. and those who approved it should be ashamed of themselves for the lack of respect for Sabine's work this past year. Talk about throwing salt in the wounds. As I read somewhere else, it's a shame that all the backstage happenings at AMC are more interesting than the onscreen happenings (to paraphrase...)

Good for ABC for not pretending they care about SS. They fired her to bring back another actress. The cat's out of the bag.

What the hell happened to Yvonne Zima??? She used to be a decent child actor.

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