Failing At Soap Opera 101
The last scene of today's All My Children was a failure on multiple levels.
Greenlee: You know, if I did still have feelings for you, those kinds of feelings, I wouldn't make up excuses to see you. You'd know how I'd feel. I'd just tell you. Hell, I'd show you.
FAILURE #1: This was a ridiculously boring scene to end a ridiculously boring episode. Judging by the notes I took (don't judge me!) after spending today catching up on this week's episodes, I actually have A LOT to say about the current state of All My Children. Well, maybe not A LOT, since I had included "Shut it, Krystal", or some variation of that phrase, as multiple points of discussion, because she is just that irksome. But enough is going on that I have plenty of material for commentary and then came today's episode, which had me contemplating writing the show a letter in favor the cast getting a nice raise in pay, because anybody who was able to make it through their scenes without falling asleep deserves some sort of monetary praise. And what a horrible cliffhanger. I always thought that soap episodes were supposed to end with something intriguing, so that viewers would be excited for the next episode. I didn't even realize that AMC had ended until my DVR asked me if I wanted to delete this episode!
FAILURE #2: Any line of dialogue spoken to or by Greenlee and Ryan regarding their feelings for one another is offensive enough to warrant an FCC fine.
FAILURE #3: The last AMC-related thing any of us saw was Ryan Lavery making a combination smug/befuddled face, which really gets our weekend off to a rocky start, since now we're all in the mood to punch things...
More AMC thoughts to come this weekend: Zendall! David "You can't spell David without the letter v, which is also in the word evil" Hayward! The JR/Annie/Scott/Booooring quad and more!