GH Knows Just What I Need
You know what I don't have enough of in my TV-viewing life? A character I've watched grow up on screen since birth, now a 17-year-old girl, being called a "stupid bitch" and then getting backhanded by her boyfriend.
Thanks for filling that void, General Hospital! Your misogyny and lack of creativity are always so well-timed. And thank goodness we're going down this road with Kiefer and Kristina; nobody likes a fun teen romance on a soap. Always with your finger on the pulse, showru[n/i]ners.
Fortunately, there was a little something to keep me from utterly hating today's GH...
...and that something is the wee but awesome Bruce Weitz. His portrayal of Daddy Zacharra's reaction to hearing that his daughter Claudia had gone off to the great Wilson's Leather store in the sky was brilliant[-ly awful and must have left slivers in his gums that remain to this day].
Also brill was Johnny's reaction.
Brandon Barash must have been biting the inside of his cheek and digging his fingernails into his palms to keep from cracking up. Hat tip, sir.
By the way, the first 15 minutes or so of today's episode wasn't shown here due to coverage of events at Fort Hood, so I have NO IDEA whether that whole airborne-shooting situation from yesterday was as REAL and DRAMATIC as it seemed at the time. I anxiously await the SOAPNet rerun to find out.