Squealing Fangirl Alert
I've sat down about a dozen times in the past week or so to write about how much I loathe AMC lately and yet, mysteriously, I can't manage to finish one of my novella length screeds about how terrible this show is.
And you know that's never a problem for me; I pretty much live for the opportunity to criticize people, places and things. There was a period of time, late into Megan McTavish's last era as head writer of AMC, that I was frothing at the mouth with hatred for the show. I lambasted her stories at every chance I got, derided the casts' lackluster performances and started saying "Ugh, Zarf!" in lieu of swearing.
It's not like the show is actually better now. If anything, Barbara Esensten and James Harmon Brown have actually made the show LESS watchable than it was under McTavish, which is so beyond my comprehension of the laws of life that I can't even describe it with anything but a befuddled "...???..."
And yet, if you were to come up to me after an episode and ask how the show was, chances are I'd be all, "OHMIGOD! Seriously, OHMIGOD! It is so good! LOVE! AMC for Outstanding Daytime Drama! Woo! Wooo!"
You know why? Because Brian Frons is an evil genius. He brought back Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams.
Unlike the humiliating and awful way General Hospital botched the return of Tristan Rogers, the powers-that-be at AMC have given Angie and Jesse a front burner storyline and has treated the two characters with the respect that they deserve, rather than just using them as a sweeps stunt (for now, obviously. This could change in a few weeks). All I know about Angie and Jesse, I've learned from YouTube and their episodes now and watching the two of them do their thing has turned me into a complete fangirl. <33Jesse&Angie4Ever<33
Jesse's explanation for being gone for twenty years makes no sense to me, but...I don't know, I am not having a problem ignoring the inconsistencies (well, except, how did no one, from the hospital staff to the police not see that the body of a cop killed in the line of duty had gone missing?) just because he and Angie and Frankie, who is an almost eerie combination of his onscreen parents, are so awesome. I feel like it's simply not possible for me to be more of a sucker than I am at the moment. I cry myself to sleep at night, because I have to live with the tragic knowledge that Brian Frons has gotten one over on me.
(There are a lot of YouTube clips for people wise enough to stay away from the clusterfuck that is the non Jesse/Angie parts of AMC, by the way)