GH Wins Outstanding Writing; People Run To Dictionaries To Confirm Definition of "Outstanding"
We woke up yesterday morning with vague, hazy memories of what could be the most bizarre, poorly produced Daytime Emmy telecast ever. Some of the memories were so strange (Fashion Show?!?!) that we wondered, hopefully, if we had hallucinated the whole thing, but then the tragic details came rushing back to us. Like General Hospital's writing staff being named the best at writing in all of daytime!
The closing credits of Sunday night's allegedly-real-and-not-an-elaborate-practical-joke ceremony informed us that the voting panels are “made up of people with outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields.” We are forced to conclude, therefore, that said fields for the people who vote on writing are 1) being terrible, 2) enjoying watching a beloved genre circle the drain, and 3) exercising exceptionally poor judgment.
Yes, after a year that included
- Undead Diego being revealed as the Text Message Killer
- Michael being shot in the head as punishment for using a gun
- Limo sex
- The bungling of daytime's first HIV+ pregnancy
- Nikolas having sex with a tumor (okay, with a figment of his tumor-addled brain, but STILL!)
- The introduction of Claudia Zacchara
- Logan's murder/the debut of Ghost Logan
- Involving two distinguished physicians in an effing blog war
- Sonny breaking up with Jason and leaving the mob but not really because the mob is wonderful and great and where he's meant to be
in addition to the usual
- Mafia overload
- Endless violence
- Rampant misogyny
the writers were named the best in daytime. At writing, not sucking! Does not compute.