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Jul. 13th, 2008

EOS

Kate Does the GH & OLTL Spoilers

 

Kathy and Carolyn are busy stalking Jason Thompson representing EOS at the GHFCW. That is why I am (inadequately) filling in for them this week. Have no fear, they will be back next week!

 

One Life to Live

In court, Todd and Cole team up against Starr.

I’d suggest we take a drink each time Todd or Cole says either “my kid” or “my blood” but we’d be smashed before the second commercial break. I am counting the days (weeks? months?) until Cole founds out his new BFF is holding his mother hostage.

Madame Delphina gives Rex some advice.

“If you look where your seeds were sown, you’ll see the results almost fully grown. You are a PI, Rex. Get a clue.” In reality, she gives Rex a warning for Bo.  

Talia stops Antonio from killing her Daddy Dearest.

Thank goodness, given that Carlo is the most interesting person in Mendorra.

Michael goes to his brother for marital advice.

“OK, Mikey, my advice is this: write yourself a prescription for Viagra.” Riddle me this, why would anyone go to John for relationship advice?

Over at the courthouse Starr and Marcie make faces at face Todd and Cole.

Glad Marcie is there to make sure things run smoothly, aren’t you?

Turns out that Cole’s permission is needed before any adoption can take place. Starr is seriously bummed.

If Cole and Starr had given half as much thought to contraception as they are to custody, they wouldn’t be in this mess.

Langston tries to come up a plan to blackmail David Vickers.

Why would anyone want to blackmail a dog?

Tess plans to serve poisoned risotto to Natalie and Jared.

Luckily for them, Jared and Natalie are on a no-carb diet.

Lightning strikes Bo and Rex.

Just to make it clear, that’s electrical lightning, not the “oh, my goodness why have I never noticed how handsome you are until now?” lightning.

Viki winds up in the wrong place (Natalie’s car) at the wrong time (right after Tess cuts the brake lines).

Tess is one clever little alter isn’t she? Not as clever as Jean Randolph, but clever nonetheless.

Carlo reveals his evil plans.

Has Carlo ever had plans that were not evil?

Clint and Nora decide to attack a defenseless Dorian.

If ever there were two words that do not go together, it’s “Dorian” and “defenseless.”

General Hospital

Spinelli confronts Maxie.

This could be interesting. A confrontation where the confronted person continually asks, “What do you mean?”

Maxie and Spinelli get “intimate.” Jason walks in. Hilarity ensues.

Actually, I will be  smiling during this scene. Jason does “bemused” so well.

Jax and Carly work out a deal.

Jax will do everything Carly wants. In exchange, Carly will continue to do everything she wants to do. That’s life in Carly-land.

Lulu wants Johnny to run away with her.

This is the best idea Lulu has had in, well, ever. She can return once she has outgrown her perpetual smugness.

Jerry pushes Mac too far.

Oh no, I hope this doesn’t mean the defenestration of Mac.

Jax cannot tolerate Carly’s meddling.

That makes two of us, Jax.

Sonny meets with Karpov.

Well, I guess we can stop our endless worrying about Port Charles experiencing a mobster shortage, can’t we?

Anna is reunited with Eli Love.

Oh goody, a chance to see the twitteringgushingfangirl Anna. We can never get too much of that, now can we?

Anna and Robin share a mother/daughter moment.

“Oh, Robin, do you think Eli likes me? I mean really, really likes me?”

Jul. 12th, 2008

GHFCW

Update from The Lodge

The spoilers are few but the scoopers are many. Despite our ears on high alert, not much information about upcoming shows is flowing, but I do have some tidbits of fun info.

If Carly and Liz were drowning, which one would Jason save? Steve Burton had to think about it for a couple minutes and finally replied, “Sometimes Jason wants to throw Carly off a cliff.”

Steve Burton has an amazing capacity for remembering names and faces.

Bradford Anderson can do the Where The Hell is Matt dance. If you don’t know about Matt, you can see him at www.WhereTheHellIsMatt.com.

I’m sure it’s all over the ‘net by now that Spinelli’s fantasies come true with Maxie on Tuesday.

The sadness that Lindze Letherman was leaving is what fueled the feelings behind both Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms during Maxie’s funeral.

Peter Billingsley, friend of Nazanin Boniado (Leyla), came to her event and offered the following information if you are a movie buff.
- There will be an Iron Man 2, due out in 2010
- The Avengers will follow Iron Man 2 in 2011

Peter Billingsley is hot. I wish he was on a soap.

Whether or not you enjoyed Dylan Cash as Michael, I’d like to note that he’s an extremely nice young man and I hope his career continues successfully.

Jay Pickett isn’t just a pretty face on the PCPD. Oh no, he’s a spectacularly gorgeous face and body in real life.

The breakout success of the weekend so far has to be Carolyn Hennessey. She’s exquisite in person and personality. Great with fans and we want to be her when we grow up.

Much ado has been made about the antics of Jack. More to come but remember – what happens at the Sportsman’s Lodge stays at the Sportsman’s Lodge.

News Flash: John J. York’s ass continues to inspire prose every time it goes by.

Steve Burton arrived first for the Kick Off party, stayed until the juicy end and signed every picture presented to him. (Viva la Mona Vie!!!!)

We are hearing comments far and wide regarding the half assed refurbishing of the Sportsman’s Lodge. Jack has been all over the place getting the story. Details to follow.

Kelly Monaco appeared at Greg Vaughan’s event in a gorgeous yellow dress. She looked like sunshine.

Greg Vaughan attended the kick off event with a baby on his hip.

Reign Morton appeared bemused by all the attention at the kick off party. Steve Burton advised him to enjoy and leave when he felt like it.

Kathy has officially pissed off a fan and been told about it. Twice. She’s debating on whether or not to worry about it since forgiveness is slow in making an appearance.

Diego Serricchio still has “it”. He looks good, sounds good and gives great hugs.

Nazanin was really tipsy in her drunk scenes. Since she’d never been drunk before she decided to go for reality and knock back a few before the scene. Just for authenticity, you understand. Not so much that she forgot her lines, but enough that when she stumbled, it was really a stumble.

Kirsten Storms said the hardest part of doing the scenes with Josh Duhon when he attacked her were the 4 inch heels wardrobe insisted she wear.

Jul. 10th, 2008

Media Ho

Confessions of a Media Ho

AMC

Summertime…and the living is…brain dead. Make that the LIVING are brain dead, Scoobies in particular. It’s become a tradition to feature the younger set in the summer, in hopes of luring that important teen demographic to the show. The main problem I have with this is why do they always make them so damn stupid? Were they frightened by a policeman while in their perambulators? How many times must we have to suffer through Scooby stories that center around teens making more trouble from themselves by not immediately reporting a crime? (This applies to GH, too.) This, of course, always makes matters worse for said Scoobies. To borrow their vernacular, gag me.

Ironically, Zach did the right thing by reporting Richie’s corpse to Jesse and the cops and ended up being Jesse’s number one suspect. I’d blame that as much on his flip attitude as on the circumstantial evidence.

How sweet. When Babe first came to town, she taught young Colby how to dress like a slut. Now, years later, she’s helping her prepare for what will surely be a massive hangover. What’s next? “I know your first time was awful, so let me share my secrets of good sex. We’ll turn you from a Chandler to a Carey in no time at all!”

LINE OF THE WEEK: “Richie Novack died because God knows evil when he sees it.” KWAK, how cryptic of you! If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were quoting from Murder on the Orient Express. So many suspects, so many motives…but only one killer in this case.

Speaking of KWAK, I felt goose bumps when she told Jesse how happy she was that he’s in charge at the PVPD, and then thanked Angie for “sharing” him. I thought back to when KWAK was playing kissy-face with Derek, the last police chief. Then I shuddered and thought, “Nah.” Just as quickly, I remembered she’s a Carey woman and shuddered once again. Please let those goose bumps be from my cranking A/C. Please.

Jesse declared Richie “the most hated man in town.” Remind you of anyone? How about Will Cortlandt, reviled murder victim and the center of the excellent “Who Killed Will Cortlandt?” story a number of years back. (The killer turned out to be Janet Green, who did it out of love for Trevor, as Will was using his niece, Hayley as a punching bag.) What a classic! A friend at ABC gave me one of the promotional posters, showing the cast all dressed in trench coats and looking guilty as hell, and one day, when I have a larger media room, I’ll have it properly framed and proudly displayed.

AMC’s writers obviously share my taste in movies, as Aidan’s cue card scene with Greenlee was straight out of Love, Actually. As I always say, if you’re going to steal, steal from the best!

Isn’t it interesting that Janet Green used a crowbar to dispatch Will Cortlandt to the Land of Nod and that the autopsy on Richie showed that he died from “blunt force trauma to the head?” Has Annie been reading back issues of the Pine Valley Bulletin? More important: why not let him change the tire before bludgeoning him? Think of the damage to her manicure!

ALUMNI NEWS
Guess who’s on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair? Amanda (ex-Joni) Seyfried, who is part of the wonderful ensemble cast of Mamma Mia, in theaters this summer. She plays Meryl Streep’s daughter, and if this movie is as much fun as it was on Broadway, it’ll be this summer’s Hairspray. Young Seyfried is one of very few daytime vets to grace the cover of VF – offhand, I can only think of Christopher Reeve and possibly Tommy Lee Jones, both of whom toiled on OLTL once upon a time. (If any of you can come up with more, please let me know!) Congratulations to Seyfried…a coup like this usually means very good things for one’s career. Who do you think might be the next person from daytime to join the short list?

GH

While Lulu observed Logan beating up Maxie from across the street, didn’t it seem like she wished she could pause the action, make a bowl of microwave popcorn, and then continue watching?

Now that Claudia and the Ditzy Don are dredging up the reason why he sent her away at age 16 – for boinking Trevor – I think we need to bring her momma over from Italy. Of course you know who would be perfect in the role: Cynthia (ex-Faith) Preston, with a dye job. How about it, PTB?

LINE OF THE WEEK: “Maybe you should focus on keeping your own secrets instead of digging up somebody else’s.” Stone Cold, you sure can call ‘em! Wise advice for your BFF, which means she’ll completely ignore it.

Why, oh why didn’t they have Logan yell, “Honey, I’m home!” after he chopped his way through Johnny’s apartment door? What a missed opportunity to pay homage to Jack Nicholson in The Shining, especially since Lulu, like Shelley Duvall, was laying in wait for him with a kitchen knife! Too bad there wasn’t a handy walk-in refrigerator for her to lock him in. Oh, wait, that’s also a memory of Scooby summers of the past! (Remember Alcazar’s niece, Sage, in the Quartermaine walk-in?)

Speaking of Scoobies, reference the opening paragraph of this column. Okay, now, let’s talk about what’s going to happen after Lulu offs Logan (in self-defense AFTER he attacked the Police Commissioner’s niece). Obviously, the Scoobies are going to do exactly what we expect of them, particularly with the summer sun frying their barely-developed brains: plant the body and run. (Hey, remember Dead Ted in the freezer?)

SNAP! Here’s a Kate Howard photo she’s going to want to bury. Too bad for her it’s already been posted on the Internet and Spinelli has shown it to Carly. She’ll be even more determined to dig up more dirt on Ms. Howard and splash it all over the print and electronic media. Look out, Connie!

LINE OF THE WEEK 2: “I love you, Sonny. I really, truly do. I simply had a sudden urge to blow Jax.” No, Kate didn’t say that, but I wish she had!

Carly’s defense of her limo sex with Sonny versus the unforgivable sin Jax committed by kissing Kate (once) was nothing short of brilliant. Even Jason was stunned. Typical Carly logic to the nth degree!

RANDOM CONFESSIONS
Carly started out as a vengeful, lying skank when she came to town, determined to ruin her birth mother’s life (that would be Bobbie). It was Sarah Brown’s talent that made the character watchable and intriguing, even if you couldn’t stand her nefarious ways. Flash forward a few years, and the character of Carly has matured slightly, but is still willful and occasionally volatile. As played by Laura Wright, I find her likeable, if sometimes maddening. And now Sarah Brown Is back as Claudia, a vengeful, lying skank, but somehow, Brown brings some humanity to the character. I am more intrigued than repelled by Claudia, and I hope Brown’s reported one-year contract is torn up and replaced by a long-term deal. Wright and Brown are two of the finest actresses on the show and even better when playing against each other, now that the novelty of Carly the First vs. Carly the Fourth has worn off. More, please!

Jul. 9th, 2008

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Jul. 3rd, 2008

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Thank you for checking into Eye on Soaps during the time that I (Katrina - Webmaster) am at the GH Fan Club Weekend!  We are temporarily using this format to allow Eye on Soaps to continue publishing during the time I am away.  If you want to get to our main page to view our previous columns, click the link above and to the left.

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Katrina Rasbold
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