I Think I Have Outrage Fatigue
So much of what goes on on All My Children these days is outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous, even, and not in the hilarious 80's Jem way, but instead in the "This show irritates me so much that I want to spork my eyes out except that's not even good enough because it doesn't cause amnesia and I'd just be blind, but with AMC's badness seared into my memory" way.
And yet today's episode, with its Ryan/Greenlee awfulness (hugging right in front of Crazy Annie? Who does that?) and the more disturbing by the day David/Krystal/Amanda/JR quagmire, both of which seem tailor made for me to get my rant on, led me to...roll my eyes. Granted, it was a fierce eyeroll and I think it may have caused spraining, but it was merely an eyeroll all the same. I'm spent! My biggest emotional reaction was to Colby turning Petey down because...I love Petey, he is hilarious, I think he is adorability squared, if I wasn't morally opposed to the term "adorkable" I would use that as a descriptor, and I want to give him a hug and I feel sort of creepy saying so because Daniel Kennedy looks like he is 17 and as sad as that was, I don't think it was supposed to be the most interesting part of the episode for me...
But that's where we are at! This show has made me numb. I don't even have a long, angry, profane rant about it. I literally just want to say "...meh" and take a nap.