Mallory and I have an ongoing email conversation about which is worse, General Hospital or Days of Our Lives. (And I mean "ongoing" in the broadest sense of the word, since this particular debate has been going strong since 2005 or so.) Over the years, GH has generally taken the crown, since we were almost always able to say something along the lines of "Sure, Days is incredibly [boring/nonsensical/ridiculous], but GH [killed 17 people yesterday/fed a Quartermaine to lions/had Sonny and Carly have disgusting sex in a limo]." Lately, though -- and it's entirely possible this is due to GH's high concentration of attractive people because please remember we are shallow first and foremost -- Days has been taking the title. It is unbelievably boring and poorly written, and the boring and poorly written lines are said by characters that you either don't give a crap about or that weren't even on the canvas two years ago. I don't know what's going on with the ratings, which I heard are actually up (?!?!?), because I almost have to be forced under threat of violence (and/or cranky blog comments) to watch it.
Anyway, as is probably obvious by this point, there isn't a whole lot in Salem that's setting my world on fire in any kind of good way these days, so I am compelled to focus only on the negative (much to my obvious and heartfelt dismay, obvi). Let's take a closer look at the many things that are, using one of my favorite super-sophisticated analytic phrases, very much not okay, shall we?
Not okay: Chloe as devoutly religious.
I'm sorry, this was hilarious. Something about Nadia Bjorlin's way of just rolling her eyes toward the ceiling sent me over the edge into outright giggling, which is
probably not exactly what the writers were going for. (Not to imply
that they are going for anything in particular, because I've seen no
evidence of that.)
I cannot stop laughing. For real. I've looked at those screencaps
at least a dozen times, and I laugh every single time. I am easily
entertained. Which makes this show's inability to do so all that much
While we're talking about Chloe, I must discuss another thing that is not okay, specifically her hair (spoiler: bad hair is going to be a theme today!).