Saturday, June 16, 2012

nuKrissy - mob princess?

I don't like the new Kristina. It has little to do with the actress and more to do with the attitude although I personally think the other actress (Lexi) played petulant and pouting better and looked more like a Davis (she was small and petite like her sisters and to me her facial features matched Molly's and Sam's much better).
The new Kristina comes across as mean, angry, bullying, and seems to tower above the rest of the clan - she even seems taller than Sonny.
I hope she finds a way to play 'an unhappy Kristina' without driving too deep of a wedge between herself and the audience.
I always loved the character of Kristina, so I hope that this actress finds a rhythm, and that a decent story comes about (right now the storyline is terrible, which again is not her fault). The 'Mob Princess Reality Show' storyline is painful. Why Alexis doesn't throw an injunction down Trey's throat I don't know. Let Kristina threaten to "cut all ties". So what. Cut all money. She will be back. If she is a mob PRINCESS she will be back. Stupid.
I'm giving her (the actress) the benefit of the doubt, and hoping she will learn not to bulldoze her way through every scene.  I remember reading something from Maurice Bernard (Sonny) who said it is better to build a slow simmer than to explode in every scene. Hopefully she will learn a lot from working with him and we will come to love the new Kristina as much as the old.

Friday, June 15, 2012

the rape of Connie

Kelly Sullivan was AMAZING yesterday.
She absolutely blew me away.
I couldn't look, I couldn't not look.
I had tears streaming down my face as she reenacted the entire 17 year old Connie scene culminating in 'the rape of Connie.'

I saw some complaints on Twitter about television using rape as a way to move story along and I agree.. I hate it. GH has done it way too many times, but I will say that regardless of the motives behind the scenes, this storyline makes sense to me (more so than Sam's rape or Micheal's rape) and it was one of the most well acted scenes on daytime. Ever.

I understand why Connie split into Kate. I understand why Kate was tough and cold as ice, she was an exoskeleton put up to preserve and protect.

I understand why the adult Connie was harsh and brash, her job was to strike out and protect what was left, and that was not very much, just the frightened fragment of a 17 year old who had been brutally raped.

Monday, June 11, 2012

the Sam/Jason/McBain triangle is all about guilt

I think McBain feels guilty because he is partly responsible for Sam 'losing her baby'.
If he had stayed out of it, as Anna had warned, then she (Sam) most likely would have been home with Jason and not at the Rendezvous Motel. There is a likelihood that she wouldn't have gone into premature labor because she would not have had extra stress, but if she had Jason would have been more easily able to take her to the hospital or at least get her and the baby there. Plus, if they didn't make it the penthouse is a nice place to give birth.

If it was me, and I was tangled up with a married, pregnant woman, I imagine I'd be overcome with guilt and hightail it back to my own wife and kid. (and not be overly eager to call the husband out on 'sending me a message', no matter how arcane the delivery, or ill timed.). I would probably feel too guilty and responsible to press charges, and feel like I deserved the beat down on many levels.

Of course, Jason is now plagued with guilt because if he'd only accepted the baby sooner Sam would have been safe at home and never have gotten so deeply involved with McBain, nor left. He also has to feel intense remorse for keeping McBain from taking Sam to the hospital.

Sam's guilt will come out in huge, crushing waves.
That she put her baby in danger by being at the Rendezvous Motel instead of at her mom's, or home, or anywhere else. That she left and didn't fight harder to make it work with Jason, to make him love and protect her baby. That she didn't KNOW something would happen.

Well, This is what I would write before the switch is inevitably discovered.

Guilt can make for great character movement and growth. Sam can become stronger, more independent, less reliable on Jason to define her as a person and more like the 'old Sam' we once knew.

Jason could become more compassionate, forgiving and loving, much like he was in the old days with Robin and in brief moments alone with Sam here and there.

McBain could go back to his family. He needs to remember them, go to them; leave. Jesh, if he was my husband I'd be there looking for him by now. Hello, Natalie!