There are A TON of things that I could rant about in the last few episodes of GH, but I’m going to leave that to Tenillypo to address when she gets around to it. For now, I will focus on Scrubs, as is my want.
I almost posted on Thursday, but I thought maybe an additional five minutes of the Scrubs story might play out on Friday that would bring some clarity to what the writers are doing. (I really can be stupid.) I was also a bit wrapped up watching the soapy goodness of The Vampire Diaries. Seriously, this show is awesome and Ian Somerhalder is super hot. His icy blue eyes burn a hole in my soul. They make me want to throw him down on the ground and– ahem.
ANYWAY… where was I? Oh, Scrubs. So easy to forget considering their plot took up about 1/25 of the scenes that aired this week. If you could actually, in good conscience, call this a plot. I think of it more as a collage of random scenes that include Patrick and Robin — half of the time fighting about medical stuff in front of Lisa, and the other half of the time just simply being adorable. Which, hey, I appreciate, but does not a story make.
First, it seemed that Lisa was going to be part of another overdone love-triangle. They had the classic signs with Robin being jealous and Patrick going on and on about his fondness for this woman. Then, they seemed to want to make Lisa an inappropriate, obsessed stalker. And then for a moment they seemed to revert back to the love-triangle angle. And now, this behavior seems to have morphed into Lisa becoming a frat buddy to Patrick. If the supply closet scene was supposed to be anything other than Lisa pulling a prank on Patrick, it failed miserably.
This is a soap, people. Make your intentions clear! I’m tired of being jerked around by this inconsistent characterization. I know that I’ve complained on numerous occasions that GH hits us over the head with plot points to the extent of causing brain damage. You may be saying, “you can’t have it both ways!” But you are wrong, my friend. I am a modern woman and I want it all! You can be clear about where you are going with a plot and still not recycle the same conversation a hundred times. Inconsistent behavior of a new character is not edgy or suspenseful, it’s just sloppy and annoying.
All I can say is that at least we are getting some of this in the process:
(Screencap thanks to Scrubs.org)
I’ve just recently noticed that Jason Thompson is getting a little gray by his temples, a trait that I find extremely sexy. I didn’t think I could find him more attractive. I was wrong.
I admit, I’d slog through watching Patrick and Robin and Lisa reading medical charts for two hours to get even a few minutes of the sparks that Scrubs create when they’re allowed to do so.
But why do we have to settle for that, when it could be so much better? If Lisa’s going to be Patrick’s new best buddy, fine. If she’s going to be a creepy stalker, fine. Just pick something and create a story already. I’m tired of waiting.