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  1. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    If they're ever allowed to interact I bet he'll have chemistry with Liz. Because I can't have nice things and FV is never going to let go of the fucking Franco character
  2. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    It would depend on who was doing the recast and whether they're planning to continue that excruciating Ava/Nik story. If FV is going to be trolling parking lots and supermarkets so that we can get a Pwincess Ava story, I'd rather skip the return altogether.
  3. Oracle42

    Spoilers and Speculation: Clink Boom and Cheese Fondue

    TIIC probably got tired of people advocating for Ava/Scotty
  4. Oracle42

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    If the PP soaps had survived I'd still have a Hulu subscription
  5. Oracle42

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    She's an experienced soap actress with a relatively large and vocal fanbase. FV has repeatedly made hires with less to offer - she'd land somewhere
  6. Oracle42

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    Weird triangle on B&B seems like the most natural fit
  7. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Then commit to it, and tell a story about Aiden being gay. Either age up the kid so he can be part of his own story, or choose an older child on the canvas who can do it. Because most of this story felt like Morgan's penguins and fireflies - with the "cluster of things" only occurring offscreen. Franco was a famous artist before he moved to Port Charles and his trial for serial murder and rape took place in Port Charles 5 years ago, right before his stint in the mental hospital. But parents were excluding Aidan from birthday parties because of Aidan's behavior? There is no way that that matters more to the parents of his schoolmates than the fact that Franco lives with him. And Guza did write Sonny's kids as being isolated because of their father. They didn't have friends. Michael made up an imaginary child when he was little, and he was ostracized when he was older. Morgan was sent off to military school under his mother's name. The other parents did care, and their kids did too.
  8. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Which may have been part of the problem? Their experiences at that age are several decades out of date at this point. Reality TV is a thing. Other moms are more likely to force their kid to be nice to a child who might end up on a TV baking show than to exclude him because he bakes at age 6(?). The examples were dated stereotypes that already feel regressive and eye-rolly. The story also wasn't about Aiden, it was about the adults around him (mostly Franco!) reacting - and then everyone ignoring the fact that Aiden* was much more likely to be excluded because his stepfather is a SERIAL KILLER who arranged to have an 18-year old boy raped and then made that rape the centerpiece of a public outdoor art installation. I actually think it's a decent idea for a soap to have a child who doesn't have to come out as a teen because he's grown up gay onscreen. But I think this story was a piss poor attempt at that. I also think Spencer makes much more sense in that role - both because of the actor and the fact that Spencer's family would actually care. *and Jake and Cam Tea?
  9. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    She's Carly's daughter - barging in is genetic
  10. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I would love to know whether the writers just forgot about Jason/Sam's kidnapping/sexual assault history with Franco when they came up with this shitty story - or whether they remembered but didn't want to draw attention to it during a storyline where they were also reminding viewers of his past as a SERIAL KILLER (who made crappy art).
  11. Oracle42

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    There's no way that divorced soccer dad Nik was raised by Stefan, Stavros, Alexis and Helena. And the scenes with DSD Nik & Ava made it look like someone watched the Nik/Claudia scenes and totally missed what made them work
  12. Yeah, McBain v Jason is not a hatred I've tried to compare, I think it works break my brain. The look on Jason's face when John treated him the way a real cop would treat a lowlife criminal warms my heart to this day. i absolutely loved all of his scenes with Anna. And yes, Natalie has always deserved better (Jared Banks > Cristian >>>>>>> McBain). But after all the groveling she had to do to get his stupid, sulky ass back - the return of Cap'n Save a ho irritated the s*** out of me. Because the writing treated it like a fated relationship instead of treating it like John was doing the same shit John always does when he happens upon a grieving woman. The thought of John alternating between fucking the newly minted widow and staring at her in pursed lip disapproval for several years was exhausting. Of course, at the time I assumed she'd be allowed to keep her job and character/character flaws.
  13. dammit, ulkis! You say these things knowing damn well that FV has never seen a bad idea that he didn't instantly fall in love with. Also, if you think anyone other than Silas McFinn is going to be the dark-haired, moody king by birthright - there's a supermarket video you should probably see
  14. I thought his reaction was impressively human. It was shitty but it was also the most relatable and human that he's been... ever? I just wanted more. He's capable of complex emotions even if he's not capable of parsing them - so I wanted an acknowledgement that some of this was rage/shame/guilt at his forced helplessness when his wife was attacked. That's potentially good soap, especially with a character like Jason, who never really loses. I became less interested when I realized that it was just about McBain This is one of the reasons I still have a problem with Franco. Even if those bullshit redemption DVDs were 100% on the level, the physical rape of Michael & Sam weren't even the point for Franco. He wanted their (and Jason's) pain and fear and humiliation after the fact. That's why he turned Michael's rape into a public art installation and Sam's into stalking and baby gifts and graffiti. Franco attacked the two people Jason would've felt most responsible for protecting and possibly fathered the child he was going to be expected to raise and there's no real story aside from, McBain would never... And Brody & Liam beg to differ.
  15. Oracle42

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I think Maxie only gets written for so she can carry the likes of RP and LWB/FS
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