the week ending December 14, 2001
Please overlook my uncharacteristic perkiness this morning---I’ve had
caffeine. Today (Tuesday), as I put
the finishing touches on this snarky look at GH for the second time
(don’t ask!), is the first anniversary of my 29th birthday---I’m
entitled! One should
toast three decades on this planet even if it is midweek and it’s done with a
carmel-colored beverage sans any fun liquid!
But enough about me, let’s diss, er,
discuss GH, starting with the
engagement party. I’m offended on
behalf of Nik and Gia because their engagement party was upstaged by introducing
the fake Cassadine to the world and later by by her dance with Elton.
What happened to having a Bacchanalia anyway?
There were several people in that room I would have loved to see plunging
off of a parapet starting with the three “Lucky Spencer, the photographer?”
bimbettes and ending with Kristina “Cassadine”.
(I’ll get back to her litany of crimes in a day or two Sage, be patient
with me, darlin’!).
Now, for the really important stuff:
Hated Gia’s hair and Nik’s hair.
Loved her dress – well done. Nik,
on the other hand, is not princely material based on his attitude, attire and
manners. It is still my contention
that Stefan is the real heir….D.N.A. be damned.
And, speaking of Stefan, he looked h.o.t. and happy. I’m certainly going to miss Stephen Nichols but am thrilled
he chose to jump from this sinking ship and hopefully he’ll land on some other
show where his talents will be appreciated.
MyNed was wearing yet another
buttugly shirt (I say “another” because of that heinous Mel Tillis looking
country/western shirt he wore the week before), but damn he makes it look good.
Thank goodness he kept his blazer on over this one.
Flo and Tags look fabu.
It was odd seeing Taggert in a full suit but I think
I could stand seeing more of it. I’m
still baffled at why we’re not seeing more Flo when her daughter just became
engaged to a PRINCE. My Mom would
be all over that with swatches.
I love Bobbie’s curly locks.
I wasn’t crazy about the dress but it was a very Bobbie thing to wear.
Melissa’s dress was a mistake.
If you don’t have the knockers to carry something like that off then
just forego it; otherwise, you just look like a sickly adolescent at a Junior
High Homecoming Dance begging for somebody to dance with you to a boy band song.
Furthermore, considering that she’s known Luke and Laura for about 3 ½
seconds her comments about them both at Thanksgiving and at the engagement party
Monica's dress looked exactly like
all of her other dresses, nothing new to comment on there.
At first I was offended by Lucky’s
behavior at the party flirting with the bimbettes and even Gia, but later when I
was watching Luke on the yacht flirting it hit me that he’s just following
Luke’s example of harmless flirting to get you through the excruciating
I loved Skye’s dress, much like
Helena, she always looks fantastic. It’s
that poor, pitiful me attitude she’s always wearing that is so very
unattractive. This week, in
particular, she was upset because Jax is too
charming and wasn’t focusing all of his attention on her?!?
Pwoor, wittle Skye, so desperate. Give
me a break and get some counseling!
Alexis not attending the engagement
party was a big ol’ writing faux pas. Alexis has always doted on Nikolas and for her to blow off
something as HUGE as her nephew, the Prince, announcing his engagement was major
character assassination, no matter the reason.
Did Laura spend the entire engagement
party outside? At least until she
went inside with Luke?
Tony got his obligatory 1 ½ minutes
of airtime for December and I was stuck once again by the good vibe I get from
I loved, loved, loved Laura’s cape.
I suppose it is a relic from times past but I love it nonetheless.
She looked outstanding draped in it surrounded by the Christmas lights
and snow. Like a little magic
garden. Also, LOVED the hair.
It’s amazing what a little body can do for her hair.
Now, I HAY-TED the dress (I’m constantly wondering who Genie pissed off
in the wardrobe dept.) and the jewelry was too much as usual.
All of that being said, who could notice the surroundings? As soon as
Luke walked up I was mesmerized. I
swear you can see their souls connecting through their eyes.
The song they played for the dance was “At Last” by the incomparable
Etta James. (Extra Scooby Snacks in your stocking if you can tell me what movie
that was used in during the last few years…I’ve been racking my brain for
days and it’s not coming to me.)
This was absolutely the moment of the
week, not the kiss, not the dance….this:
home, sweet home.
Luke’s comment that they are “a real couple, a good couple, a believable
couple” was absolutely on the mark.
Luke: “To dancin’ in the snow.”
“. . . and not feeling cold at all.”
*SIGH* I simply cannot add anything
Luke shaking the snowglobe
unknowingly reminding Laura that her life is boring without him amused me.
I can’t believe Laura is buying into it though.
He’s being so obvious.
Luke’s little adventure should be
fun and I’m looking forward to the games. Is it a bit rushed? Absolutely,
but damnit I’m enjoying something on GH for the first time in AGES, so I’m
willing to let it go for a few weeks and just enjoy it.
Did anybody else see the $$ appear in
Gia’s eyes when she was going over the Cassadine holdings with Nikolas?
—hell, I heard the “CHA-ching”.
How can Alan not understand
Monica’s desire to spend Christmas with her family absent any of his
ex-lovers? She’s not going to
have her daughter (or Jason) with her but she’s going to have to deal with Rae
and Skye. I guess Monica and Alan
won’t see two of their children for
Alexis and I have the same taste in
men, and (almost) the same career and she loves rum!
The Captain is my favorite
The entire casino business was a cheap rip-off of the Nexis scenes from
Monte Carlo so I won’t even address that silliness except to say that Alexis does
know how to gamble. I suppose
Sonny’s paper selling story should make me feel sorry for him?
Like everybody and their brother didn’t have a job as a kid.
Oh poor him.
Zander’s telephone conversation
with Emily left a lot to be desired but his confrontation with the Qs was even
worse. The only good thing to
come out of it was Ned’s conversation with him. Hopefully he got through.
I’ve mentioned before, I’m sure, that any physicality involving two
hot men means shirts must be disposed of first.
We wouldn’t want to rip those designer threads.
That was some kiss between Carly and Zander!!
Man, he can dust my tonsils anytime!
Who Corinthos? I am, however, perplexed as to why it is ok for Carly
to be swapping chapstick with Zander but Alexis can’t make the occasional
googley eyes at Sonny? Can we say
‘double standard’? And that
goes for the viewers too.
I am by no means endorsing a
Sonny/Alexis pairing but I am drowning in the sea of Alexis bashes because the
woman has a simple sexual fantasy. Good
grief, if we all caught this much flack for those things we’d be spending
eternity in purgatory. I’m at the
point now that I want her to use him like a two-headed sex toy
until she’s spent and promptly place her barefoot on his backside and roll his
quivering ass out of her bed. I’ve
never gotten the vibe that she wanted anything more than to lick his dimples off
anyway, so go for it, babe. At
least then Carly calling Alexis a bitch would have been warranted.
As it stands right now, Carly is the one being the bitch.
No surprise there.
And, in other unwarranted behavior,
Krissy still doesn’t know Alexis well enough to be interrogating her about her
love life in so forward a manner. I
did grin at the “Ned missed you” comment when Alexis asked about the
engagement party. Feel the setup, wrap yourselves in the warm fuzziness of
Jill’s version of subtlety.
In the missed opportunity department,
the characters of Vince & Ellen (who I LOVE!
Can we keep them, please?) would have made the perfect
re-entry into Port Charles for Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane.
COOL LINK of the week:
Happy Holidays everyone!!
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