Yes, This Relationship Has "Success" Written All Over It
Reese: But I didn't do anything wrong. What did I do? What did I do? I -- I -- I fell in love. I -- I had a child. Well, shame on me.
Yes, Reese, shame on you! For being a MORON.
One of the most irritating things about All My Children--and there are many irritating things about All My Children including, but not limited to, a baffling lack of Stuart, the insistence that Ryan and Greenlee are anything but maddening, the absurd propping of Babe even after she died, and, of course, the myriad plot holes, character assassinations and poor dialogue that occur on a daily basis, so by saying this is one of the most irritating things should highlight just how irritating it is--is the fact that so many storylines start off...well, well. They are intriguing, and entertaining and I find myself actively wanting to tune in the next day, and then out of NOWHERE comes the badness, and it comes fast and furious and then...rage.
This happens all too often, and, yes, I realize how sad it is that I repeatedly fall into the traps set for me by the AMC writers. But sometimes things sound really good at first and you can't help but be hopeful.
Like, say...the pairing of Bianca and Reese. I am a fan of Tamara Braun (we do exist!) and I was intrigued by this pairing (not least because it would be a vast improvement over Bianca's last romance but, then again, what wouldn't be?). And yet, ever since that press release was published, it has been downhill in a major way, what with the never-ending barrage of terrible ideas that get foisted upon the innocent audience.
What is especially galling is that the writers didn't even have a plan aside from "Bianca and Reese are in love. The end". They ruined or tried to ruin a handful of characters based on that half-assed "plot", and I use that therm loosely. What the hell kind of couple is this and why should we sacrifice good storylines for them?
...Reese didn't know about Bianca's complicated history with JR and all of the balcony-pushing, baby-stealing, Carey-whoring drama that went along with it
...Bianca didn't know that Reese's parents had a hard time with her coming out, because Reese lied pathologically about it
...Bianca didn't know that Reese was engaged before
...Bianca didn't know that Reese was engaged before TO A MAN
...Reese apparently didn't know that Bianca is a brat with a God complex who inserts herself into situations that someone specifically asked her to stay away from because she thinks she knows better than everybody all the time
And yet they get engaged, raise a child together and go to great lengths to have ANOTHER CHILD despite knowing NOTHING ABOUT EACH OTHER.
WAY TO LIVE DOWN TO STEREOTYPES, AMC.