Good Morning, Oh, Snarkers of Delight!Rudywill
Couldya warn a woman before you write such brilliant and hilarious snark? I just snorted my morning CWW up my nose. (No, really, hair of the dog....I know it sounds disgusting but Mr. C and I got into the CWW last night and it's the only thing that I know of on New Year's Day that will cure what ails me. Now I just need a Hydrocodone.)
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I'm totally on the Zander bandwagon. That poor guy. Upthread (I'm too lazy to look and all that mouse clicking hurts my head, hee) someone mentioned that the character assassination of Reek was easy to run with since the character was so new. We had no "nice Ric" to fall back on. (So to speak, get your minds out of the gutters!) So when Reek was reprehensible over and over and over and over we/I just rolled my eyes and said, "What a dick."
With Zander we have a whole, complete backstory and one really adorable love story with Amber Tamblyn's Emily. (I've been watching old GH and I really miss that child.) Remember the Pixie Sticks? Dumb. Trite. Silly. But, oh, so cute. And Zander turning his life around. Redeeming himself. Getting out of the drug business. Being genuinely sorry over a long period of time. (As opposed to someone else who says he will and within 15 minutes is skulking in corners and eavesdropping on people he "loves.") So, we do have a good Zander to look back on and say, "WTF? Zander is angry and hurt but he's still acting out of character."
Someone else mentioned a while ago that even when CB is in the background of a scene he's still engaged and totally in his role. That is so true. I've noticed it, too. For me, that's a real sign of professionalism.
Contrary to what I've written, I am not a huge Chad Brannon fan. I think he's fine. In acting and to look at. But he doesn't take my breath away. I hope he does really well whereever he's headed and that if things don't work out, Zander isn't so raped by TIIC that he can't come back and reprise the role.
On the flip side, Steve Burton does have moments of taking my breath away. I've been watching tapes from just before his accident and onward. My GOD his hospital scenes are almost always his best but these are just amazing. I totally buy the brain damage (unlike Carly's which is just contrived and ridiculous) and see the continuity built by the writers (?) from the beginning 'til now. I don't know the history of who wrote what when but from the very beginning they set up the Spidey Sense, his imperviousness to hot and cold, his uncanny knowledge of "things medical", and his ability to empathize with other peoples' feelings even though he doesn't have them himself. Compared to the "no imagination" idea, those are pretty subtle. I was amazed to have flashes of recognition when this dialogue happened:
Keesha Ward [at Jason's bedside]: Don't be sad, Jason.
J [bluntly]: I'm not. But you are.
Keesha stares like she's seen a ghost. She's been trying her best to be chipper and bright and he sees right through her.
The reason I say Carly's brain damage is ridiculous is that a)it happened over night; and b)rather than turning the main character into a dark hero, it's turned her into a nymphomaniac. Just one more way to objectify women and, rather than giving the serious injury of being shot in the head the gravity it deserves, they just make her a joke.
But not really.
TFGH.ETA: Thanks for the remedy, Rudywill! I just read a quote from Julia Roberts. Honestly. She says, "You have to find the right balance between champagne and carrot juice." Could I just stick with CWW and Hydrocodone? Lordy.
ANYway, I thought of another scene where Burton blew my socks off. There I am, not bothering anybody, bawling my eyes out while Mac gives Robin the quilt square for the NAMES Quilt in Stone's honour....and just everybody is crying.....including me......and Jason goes on the stage and carries Robin off.
Good GAWD, people. That was some great stuff.
Edited by captanne, Jan 1, 2004 @ 10:51 AM.