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The AMC, GH and OLTL Commentary of Katrina Rasbold (rasbold) wrote,
@ 2001-08-21 09:59:00
Music:Patty Loveless - Maybe it Was Memphis

Maybe it was the hormones. Maybe it was having a really bad day. Regardless, a lot of things that happened on the soaps Monday just hit me wrong. OK, things from the previous week did as well, so maybe it was more than just a bad day or estrogen issues. Now please remember, I'm an AMC newbie, so my impressions of the characters doesn't have the benefit of years of history behind it. Please excuse any faux pas I might make in that ignorance.

Does Brooke do much more than order people around? Since I started watching, all I've seen her do is buy people off and manipulate people like pieces on a chessboard. I don't think I like her.

Where's Jackson? Why is that man NEVER around? I think I kinda like him, you know, in a special way. He only shows up when Erica is in a pout, like his Underdog super hearing picked up on Polly Purebred's "Oh where, oh where has my Jackson gone" song. Does he have a story or a life or is he just her personal puppy dog?

Do Myrtle, Phoebe and Palmer only show up at weddings and funerals and such? Are they the Audrey Hardy's and Dr Larry's of Pine Valley? Is Opal in that category when she isn't channeling Gillian (a magnificent make-out-with-Ryan ploy if EVER I saw one!)? Are we doomed to having to watch for sightings of these people, like seeing Elvis at a gas station? To me, THEY look interesting, not Laura, who is busy breaking Gillian's heart (literally).

"Leave, Greenlee! Now! You can't talk to my husband like that!!! Rrraaaaawwrrrr" I thought her head was going to spin and pea soup was going to go projectile from her mouth. I wish I could tell where Leo's head really is. It's obvious that he still has feelings for Greenlee, but how much of staying with Laura is because he's worried about what will happen if he leaves and how much of it is seeing Laura as his salvation? His chance to have a different kind of life? Even though Laura and Leo are definitely not on my favorite couples list, I definitely can't get into Greenlee getting up out of bed to go scream at Leo in his living room. Like so many other stories on ABC, this is one that I just want to have over and resolved, one way or another. It's justicky. By the way, when they were making out, did I see that he LAID ON HER CHEST??? OW OW OW OW OW!!

I *loved* Erica's smiling, glowing, beaming presentation of Greenlee's (pause) FREE TRIP TO PARISSSS! (the crowd goes wild) With a Barker's Beauties send off like that, I can't believe Greenlee narrowed her eyes, furrowed her brow and scowled rather than getting the eyes wide, mouth opencover with hands, jump up and down and squeal effect. You've really got to give Erica an A for effort. Too bad Greens saw through it. It was chilling with Mama Brooke whipped out that "And if you send Greenlee away so that Laura can be with Leo, your daughter won't be a lesbian any more" card. Ka-POW! The only thing missing was Erica's own personal Rod Serling (Jack) to step out of the shadows and tell us that Erica has stepped her Italian stiletto intoThe Manipulation Zone! (da da DUHHHH)

I guess I missed the whole Gillian-Ryan romance mystique, because by the time I came on board, I just found her to be annoying, so it was with glee that glee that I watched Ryan and Liza ripping off clothes and hitting the leaves. FINALLY, SOMEWHERE on ABC I can see a little passion! It might be grief sex, but it was at least hot! I loved how they both handled it afterward by assuring the other than no on took advantage of anyone and hey, I wanted to do you so let's not rule out doing it again. I really feel for Liza, having to deal with the Fall of the House of Dad right on the heels of Adam's betrayal. It's a good thing Ryan is there or her male figures would exactly be giving her a confidence in the gender. Loved the scene where Marian told her that she had known about her husband's affair. I don't care for the character of Mia and hope some weird triangle isn't forming with her moving onto the yacht (but we knew it was from that poker game, just didn't know there was another leg to the trio).

A friend of mine said something that really made me smile. She mentioned that everything began to make sense once she realized that Mia and Rosa were two different people. J I can definitely see where the confusion could lie since they are both cut from the one-size-fits-all cookie cutter model-to-actress-in-a-day form woman that is the standard on ABC soaps these days. Just once, *I* want to be in the demographic that the shows are shooting to hit! I was too young in the old days when they wanted to target mature housewives and now I'm too old when they want the Aaron Spelling crowd. I just want to see interesting stories involving people who have outlived the cookie sheets and underwear I own. *sigh*

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Pam Tillis, not Patty Loveless
2001-08-22 03:43 pm UTC (link)
Sorry Katrina, but unless you have a special version of Maybe it was Memphis, you were listening to Pam Tillis.

HoilesFan...just chiming in

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I didn't name the file
2001-08-22 03:49 pm UTC (link)
It's the title it had when it downloaded and lord knows my to do list is way too long to worry about renaming every song someone tried to hide on Napster! Life is too short for me to get hung up on details! (Live Journal automatically ferrets out whatever music you are listening to at the time and prints it)

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2001-08-22 03:53 pm UTC (link)
Always relieved to hear that it's someone else's mistakes...


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2001-08-22 03:56 pm UTC (link)
I think there's ALWAYS a way for it to be someone else's mistake provide one is creative enough. :-wink. In this case, I think someone was trying the old bait and switch thing to see if Napster would still filter it out. Regardless, it's definitely Pam Tillis!

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When Brooke first came on the show
2001-08-22 06:35 pm UTC (link)
she was sooooooooo bad. She ran around with just about everyone and had a real life. In the last few years she has become so straight its sickening. Not anything like the character she used to be. At one time she was interesting and fun. Now she is practical and a real stick in the mud. The last time I liked her was when she & Eddie went after a con artist who was swindling Phobe and Mona.

Phoebe (or the actress who plays her) is not in very good health, therefore she does not appear on screen very often (kinda like Lila on GH). Phebs was awsome in her day. Man what a BITCH!!!! Blue Blood all the way and boy did she flaunt it. She was cool. She had class and despised anyone who didn't. She was the creme de creme of PV and let everyone know it.

Jackson hasn't had a real story in a long time. He used to be interesting, but lately all he has done is chase after Erica and be her puppy dog. He broke up Erica and Travis' (Jackson's brother) marriage. He has had a few flings since then, but mostly he is just at Erica's beck & call.

I haven't watched AMC for about a year, so I don't really know much about the rest of the group. I would have liked to have seen Ryan and Liza go at it though. Gillian has always gotten on my nerves.

You've pretty much nailed all the characters.


Linda (catcat)

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OK, so Brooke
2001-08-22 08:22 pm UTC (link)
is Bobbie Spencer then? :)

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Re: Oh so true
2001-08-25 06:29 am UTC (link)
both used to be interesting. Now both just need a life. Although I do believe that Julia Barr is a better actress than Jackie Zeman.

Thinking about it their lives are very much alike. Brooke was never a hooker, but she was scheming and coniving, just like Bobbie. Both lost daughters, Brooke's Laura was hit by a drunk driver. Can't remember if BJ was hit by a drunk driver or just no, but both died by being hit by a car.

Both characters have been through almost every man on the show. Neither can keep a husband. Both are now judgemental and holier than thou.

Its almost like the same person has been writing for both characters.


Linda (catcat)

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