The men on this show often make me groan with the craziness that comes spewing out of their mouths on a regular basis. But the past two weeks have been extra special. Worst part? Sonny and Jason have become the most tolerable ones in the bunch. What is happening!?!
Let’s start with the slightly irritating before heading into sexist pig land: first, Jax. His obsession with Brenda while declaring his love for Carly is obnoxious.
It makes me feel sorry for Carly! If it was my husband falling all over himself to help his ex-girlfriend, I’d be pretty peeved myself. He (and every other man on this show) needs to cut this Brenda worship out.
Next on my list is Luke. Poor, poor baby Luke has to run around town feeling sorry for himself because he will have to marry the woman he loves and sign a prenup (gasp!) to keep from loosing her. You see, commitment is equal to death, even commitment to a woman like Tracey, who is cool enough to be the only woman to ever understand Luke. (*eyeroll*) Oh, and Luke has absolutely no way to pay for this wedding, in case you haven’t heard. Feel very, very bad for him. He has apparently never heard of a credit card.
Of course, Ethan is the apple that doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to his attitude about women. In the last few weeks he has told Maya that it wouldn’t be his fault if he slept with another woman because “a man has needs.” Barf. Yes, he is so IN LOVE with Maya that not only would he consider sleeping with another woman to satisfy his hormones, but he has no problem trying to coerce Maya into sleeping with him again with an ultimatum because he knows she wants it, too. Amirite?
As if that wasn’t bad enough (it was), Ethan’s gone on to further demonstrate his lack of respect or care for anyone else by going along with Johnny’s latest plot to ruin himself as a character.
Johnny now finds it perfectly acceptable to protect a man who is menacing Sam around Port Charles, and he also thinks it’s just peachy to cover for a crazy lady who is putting another woman in danger as long as it covers his own ass. He and Ethan even had a good laugh about black mailing “crazy” Lisa Niles with no apparent concern about the fact that she was TRYING TO DRUG ROBIN IN THE HOSPITAL. Top that off with the fact that there seemed to be some implication Johnny was also blackmailing Lisa to sleep with him and we have a winning story that has completely demolished this once lovable character.
Screw you, writers.
Finally, there’s Dante. What’s happening with Dante bothers me most of all because he has the farthest to fall. His remembered love for Brenda is the most ridiculous part of having her character take over every single plot on the show. The way he has dealt with it has not at all been consistent with his previous characterization. He loves Lulu so much, but not enough to actually tell her that he had feelings for Brenda. This is obviously going to blow up Dante and Lulu and I think the whole story is a steaming pile of crap.
The only male character I’m interested in watching on this show right now is Michael.
I wasn’t really into his relationship with Abby at first, but she totally won me over when she stood up to screeching Carly. And Michael explaining why he cares about her to anyone who will listen has helped me buy into his feelings for her. I hate how the relationship started, but I think it has potential to give Michael the story he deserves.
Too bad this means that in about a week they will find a way to ruin it all in the most offensive way possible. After all, this is still GH.