The American Bitchass Company
ABC Daytime is truly, truly shitty.
I know this. I have known this for quite some time. I'm sure that Julia Barr, Stuart Damon, Genie Francis and Cady McClain shout it from the rooftops whenever they get the chance.
And yet they do things that make me (and the awesome folks at Daytime Confidential) realize that they have not even scratched the surface of vileness.
Here's the thing (and I know I've said this so many times that I am coming across as a stalker): I adore Rebecca Budig. I think she's the cutest ever and she's so pocket-sized and funny and hilarious and she seems like she'd be fab to go have mimosas with before a long afternoon of handbag shopping. I'm thrilled that she's coming back to AMC because I loved her in the role of Greenlee for years (fact: I was a huge Greenlee/Leo 'shipper and I am proud to admit it!). I'd go so far as to say that she is the definitive Greenlee.
However, I'm not the webpage of a major television broadcasting company, so I'm allowed to say that. If I were the webpage of a major television broadcasting company, I'd try to announce her return to AMC a little more tactfully than what ABC Daytime did:
The "REAL" Greenlee? Just...wow. Way to crap all over the woman currently onscreen as Greenlee. What, it's not bad enough to saddle her with the most godawful story this side of Zarf and poisoned pancakes, you have to add this further humilation? That's just horribly bitchy. And rude! I'm a completely bratty bitch most of the time, but I am very strict about manners.
[For those of you who try to stay away from spoilers, the actual Q&A Rebecca did with ABC is slightly spoilerish. And the spoilers are slightly maddening. Which is par for the course...]
There's an alleged friend of Sabine Singh who made a post detailing the ways that ABC completely dicked Sabine over. I don't know how valid it is, but if it's true, it really makes me sad. It also makes me sad that I linked to OhNoTheyDidn't. Please don't judge me too harshly. I really hope she comes away from this with another daytime job in a role more suited for her and less linked to another actress. She's way too pretty to be without a job for too long!
Rebecca Budig's first airdate is January 16th. I can only hope that her adorability inspires the powers-that-be to stop...doing what they've been doing for the past few years. I know I'm expecting a miracle, but 'tis the season and all.