At Least It's Not Time Travel?
Remember that awful episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 where Donna and David went to visit her grandmother and learned the story of her grandparents' true World War II era love, which was miserably told to us in "flashbacks" with Donna and David playing her grandparents? And this was supposed to somehow show us that Donna and David were soulmates? I really thought this kind of storytelling was over (though after One Life to Live's unbearable 1968 storyline, I don't know why I clung to such hope), but alas, it is so not over.
Although, can I just say how much lovelier Farah Fath looks with longer, dark hair? Even though the wig was bad, it was pretty glaring to keep getting shoved back into:
Yikes -- she really is a gorgeous woman without all that eye makeup, frosty lipstick, and the weird blonde/brown pixie/rooster 'do. I thought she was stunning when she first came onto the show, which feels like twenty years ago. (Does anyone else find it odd that Bo and occasionally Rex pronounce it "Zhee-zhee" while everyone else says "Ghee-ghee" -- or am I just neurotic?)
So what am I supposed to be learning from this story? I find it very difficult to pay attention to it because it's infinitely corny, poorly acted and written, and... about Rex.
Oh right, and it's about Rex and Gigi's great love that transcends generations, logic, and apparently race. I mean for real? Rex is part Native American now? Okay, Ron. (Can we close the book on the possibility that Rex is really Bo's son, then? Pretty please? Is this it? Is this final? These are his parents?)
Would anyone like to join me in extending a warm, warm welcome to one Detective Price?
Hello, sir! Very, very nice to meet you. I hope this one sticks around.
In other news, bang-up job hiding Bree Williamson's pregnancy!
Really, you'd have no idea! Brilliant work!
Maybe I'm insane, but I'm kind of enjoying the Todd/Hannah scenes. Trevor St. John and Meghann Fahy have a very interesting chemistry -- and I don't mean I'm longing to see Todd date Hannah, but unlike most Todd scenes, he really seems to wake up in these. Just two crazytowns facing off.
And I rather adore how much she loathes him. I can't wait for her next plan of revenge against Todd, right? I assume Todd didn't push Marty down the stairs, but if "he's wrongly accused!" is a storyline that's supposed to earn him some sympathy as a character, it certainly isn't working. Kidnapping young women (and tying them up in burlap sacks, no less!) to coerce a confession out of them is very old-school Todd, which is absolutely fine with me... unless the next story asks me to watch him become a wonderful, loving family man with his newfound daughter and "dying" girlfriend. And while I understand Starr's faith in her father (no, no, I don't understand it, but I accept that it's there), it is completely ridiculous and galling of her to go grandstanding to his rape victim, acting incredulous that his (two-time) rape victim won't just admit that she knows he "would never do this!" Really? Of course he would! As I said, I assume he didn't actually do it this time, but he absolutely, most certainly would. There is very little he wouldn't do. I am going to vomit if he gets off the hook for this and has people lining up to apologize for thinking he could do such a thing.
And finally, The Attempted Assassination by Someone of the Cad Robert Ford.
(This show's been awfully graphic lately, right? Between this and all the orgasmic hot sex? Not complaining.)
This has actually been a pretty well set-up whodunit -- Markko, Langston, Jess, Karen, and Hannah all have clear motives and have reasonable spots on the suspect list. I don't know if it'll actually turn out to have been one of them, but this is definitely more mysterious than the "who pushed Marty?" whodunit, because it's less blatantly obvious who didn't do it. We have both Markko and Jess definitely acting as if they did it, or at least they think they did it, with Langston and Karen denying involvement and Hannah looking somewhat complicit upon seeing photographs of the damage, courtesy of Todd. Since the theme of this show is totally botching things that are really well-set-up, I assume this will quickly fall apart and lose all tension and mystery and become utterly craptastic, so I will enjoy it while it lasts.
Any theories on the culprit? Am I crazy to care? (I don't care about Ford-as-victim, I just find it a pretty interesting story at the moment...)