Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 10:55 PM
I'm sorry, I really had high hopes for this soap when RC took over (although I never watched OLTL), but right now it's dreadful to me. Horrible. I can find about 1 thing to enjoy each episode, which takes 10 minutes to watch, but the rest is crap.
This is what I'm seeing:
Sonny at his absolute worst. I'm so freaking tired of him blaming everything but global warming on Johnny, when the only thing Johnny ever did was possibly blow up some warehouses? Seriously? Sonny is ALWAYS wrong about him. Always. It's just stupid at this point, and I find myself wanting to kick Sonny in the balls every time he's on screen. While I don't think we're supposed to think he's the "good" guy, I'm pretty sure that's not the reaction they're going for.
Carly. Carly. Carly. Carly is awesome, Carly is wonderful, Carly can get away with saying and doing anything to any woman she deems beneath her (i.e. all of them), but when Kate awesomely calls her out (I assume as Connie, boo), we're supposed to feel bad for her? And she's still supposed to be rootable in her partnership with Johnny, after gleefully trying to wreck Jason's marriage, and being pissed when it didn't work? She's pretty much the female equivalent of Sonny for me.
And don't get me started on the beyond tired Soap stable of A) woman lying to man, B) man telling her never to do it again, C) woman doing it like two days later. Sam just isn't that stupid. And it would be a much better story of them facing this together, and him actually trying to show emotions. I can't even with that nonsense.
So yeah, apart from Sonny! Carly! Jason! What do we have? Not a lot. Alexis working on Sonny's case. And Stupid Maxie's. Kate being an apparently really popular plot device from OLTL. That weird guy from OLTL monotoning all over the place to Sam and Anna. Mostly about Sonny, or how to help Sam be a beyond tired Soap staple. That other OLTL chick living with Michael, even though she thinks his dad is a killer, and he clearly believes otherwise. I'd be out of there like a shot. I guess they're trying to give me variety by showing Spinelli and Matt team up to help Maxie, but after even poor Patrick told her to get the hell over herself, and she still felt the need to play the martyr and be selfish, I kind of hope she rots in jail, so I don't care about that.
I had read that RC likes to do story arcs, and focus on a few stories at a time, and if the current show is an example? Yeah, I'm out. I've absolutely hated the last week. Oh, wait, Heather is back. Except that I don't care about her, and she adds nothing to the show for me, and I see it as another excuse to trot out a fan favorite, with no actual impact to the show.
I guess I liked the part where Tracy got a pony. Yeah.