Mallory covered this week's highlights -- er, biggest happenings -- brilliantly already, and I had a pretty packed weekend (dyed my hair, bathed the dog, did laundry, cleaned the refrigerator, reorganized my handbag -- you know, the usual glamorous routine), so while the concept in general has been reinstated, there will be no traditional Week in Review this time out. So instead: Fun with polls! And random bits of celebrity and other sort-of-pop-culture related news! Please read on and pretend this post is borne out of something other than laziness!
They've recast Michael Corinthos. Soon, that collection of pillows will be a real live boy (it already is more of one than Spinelli). Having Michael wake up and aging him to his late teens could be a great move, opening up a new teen scene, changing the Sonny/Carly dynamic, making life difficult for Claudia, and more. This could be great. Plus, it would be almost impossible for Michael to be more annoying than he was before, so you'd almost have to make a concerted effort to screw this up.
Those scenes with Sonny and Claudia discussing Mob Summit 2009? In which Sonny basically said Claudia's only purpose would be sex-fantasy material for the men? Gross. And so emblematic of why this show is completely screwed up.