What’s worse than being in the mob?

Corporate America! Family manipulation! Hating Sonny!

(In other words, being a Quartermaine, silly.)

After watching Michael be kidnapped as a child, shoot his father’s girlfriend, get shot in the head and put in a coma for a year, axe-murder his step mother, and get raped in prison — all under Sonny’s parental watch — are we really going to listen to him explaining how being involved with the Quartermaines is the most awful thing that could happen to this kid? Michael’s… well, ENTIRE LIFE hasn’t made you rethink this position, Sonny? Seriously? STFU.

Does anyone really give a rats ass about this possible impending mob war and all the people involved? I think that we’d all be lucky if they just went ahead and killed each other already. (Sadly, yes, even Johnny.)

Fortunately, in other news, while we were both AWOL this month, Garin Wolf gave a really promising interview that has me looking forward to July 25th with a white hot passion. I know I’m most likely setting myself up for disappointment, but nothing can be as boring, recycled and just plain awful as what Guza has been shoving at us lately. Can it?

Some choice quotes:

“I want to make this a nice, easy transition. I want to bring balance to the show. I’m very big on secrets and romance and triangles. […] I love to combine a lot of different things, which is what’s great about soap operas. I love multi-generational stories. This is an amazing cast and I want to use everybody. I want to mix it up and bring back the entertainment. I want to bring back the reality to the characters’ lives. If you’re a cop, what is your life really like? Even in the most outrageous storyline, there must be some kind of identifiable emotion. I don’t care if we’re talking about a mobster or a plumber — you have to watch and say, “I know how he feels. I’ve been there.” And we really need romance. For me, that’s all about yearning and obstacles. You have to know who you are rooting for and rooting against. I want to bring back villainy — dishy villainy, fun villainy, dangerous villainy.”

Balance! Multi-generational storytelling! Romance! Emotional depth! Fun villainy! This comment goes straight to my soap-loving heart.

Speaking of balance:

“The mob will still be there but it will become a background for the emotions of the characters. The Spencer family, the mob, the hospital, will all have equal weight. I probably shouldn’t say this, but so will Wyndemere. Everyone has a story, no matter who they are. Everyone can make you laugh and cry.”

I think there’s only one reasonable response to that: Numfar! Do the dance of joy!

And Alexis?

“Alexis is already connected to so many characters, and she’s going to wind up in a position to be even more connected. She will have her own story to blaze underneath everything.”

Even if he’s lying about everything else, if Alexis actually gets her own story — one that’s worthy of her and Nancy Lee Grahn — I will sing his praises forever.

“[The Quartermaines are] a cornerstone. I love them. There’s not a character on this show who is mined out yet.”

It sounds like we may be seeing Bobbie and Monica again, too. Could it be that this guy really gets the genre? I don’t know if I can stand to hope.

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4 thoughts on “What’s worse than being in the mob?

  1. Remember when Guza would give an interview and we would all groan and wonder how that moron got even an entry level job writing and we all pretty much decided blackmail had to be involved or withcraft and it was just a question of how much?

    Yeah so glad Garin doesn’t invoke that response.

    We ARE seeing Monica again. She appears early on into Garin’s first full week and what I’m hearing…no matter what your shippage preferrence…what she learns is something we ALL wanted and she has…a reaction that makes SENSE. And Nancy Lee Grahn has been singing Garin’s praises non-stop since the word came down from heaven that Guza was gone.

    • It is definitely strange to have the polar opposite reaction to this interview as opposed to a Guza interview.

      I will fall over and die if they show the plot that you are referring to. That will definitely be a great way to kick off his material. It would also be nice if Bobbie was allowed to be around and have some sort of reaction. We can dream, can’t we?

  2. I kept hurling things at my computer and tv listening to Sonny & Carly mouth off about working for Edward. Just like Mikey told his mom,”you don’t want me in the mob and now you don’t want me working at ELQ” Both those idjits act like he’s going to work for Lord Voldemeort. At least they acknowledged what they did in stealing him from the Q’s. GW’s interview has given me alot of hope for more story line cohesion in using GH history and legacy characters. “sometimes they come back”. YEAH!

  3. I kept hurling things at my computer and tv listening to Sonny & Carly mouth off about working for Edward. Just like Mikey told his mom,”you don’t want me in the mob and now you don’t want me working at ELQ” Both those idjits act like he’s going to work for Lord Voldemeort. At least they acknowledged what they did in stealing him from the Q’s. GW’s interview has given me alot of hope for more story line cohesion in using GH history and legacy characters. “sometimes they come back”. YEAH!

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