It’s like they know what I like… and then do the exact opposite. Always.

I’ve never been the kind of person who’s terribly interested in meeting celebrities. But if I were to, say, run into Kelly Monaco in the supermarket one day, I don’t think I’d be able to restrain myself from telling her, “I’m so sorry.”

I’m so sorry that your character basically exists to be violated in order to give Steve Burton an Emmy reel. I’m so sorry that for years I imagined it was just Bob Guza jerking off to the thought of you being roughed up, but now I realize it must be everyone you work for, because this shit just never ends. And I’m so sorry for being part of the problem because I still watch this effing show despite it consistently turning my stomach.

So, um, the “Rape? Or not rape?!” story. I’M NOT LOVING IT. Could you tell?

Fortunately (or unfortunately? I can’t even tell anymore), as they so often do on this show, the actors are making an effort to rise above the soul-crushing material they’ve been handed. She and Steve Burton killed it yesterday. Props to them for doing their best with this mess. But lord is it ever a mess.

Let’s see: Woman used and tortured for the sole purpose of causing a man emotional pain? Check. Sexual violence played for maximum titillation, complete with torture porn/Saw rip-off set up? Check. “Was she/wasn’t she?” rape mystery set up to drag on until we all want to shoot ourselves? (No doubt with a bonus “who’s the daddy?” baby mystery to top it all off?) Check and check.

But don’t worry, y’all! Even after being violated for the umpteenth time by one of his endless enemies, Sam still feels safe with Jason! And he’s really, really going to kill Franco this time! (I mean, he wasn’t actually trying that hard before, but now he’s motivated.)

So glad Sam could provide that for him! And I’m so glad that Jason will get revenge for this terrible wrong done to him. That just makes it all worth while.

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11 thoughts on “It’s like they know what I like… and then do the exact opposite. Always.

  1. This show has four actors/actresses billed as leads, none of which has more than a single note in their repertoire to offer the audience a multi-nuanced character. Mumbles, Screechy, Glare, and Breathy. When you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for performers, why bother with much in the way of thoughtful scripting? Just scrape the bottom of the story barrel and throw in on-screen.

    • None of the four actors or characters in question is my favorite, but to claim they’re incapable of more range than they’re typically given strikes me as… ridiculous. Sorry. The writers’ choice to continually write stories where Sam is victimized to give Jason a reason to have feeeeeeeelings is just that: their choice. I’m not letting them off the hook for it.

      • I agree comletely and I’m standing up clapping. This storyline (I feel like a broken record because I’ve said this so many times just this year) is pathetic. Where in the world are the talented writers? They continue to amaze me with how low they are willing to go to get this show cancelled.

  2. IA I thought SBu and Kemo did a great job with the material they were given especially the scenes together. I actually felt for both in those scenes but afterwards it was a total WTF. She feels safe with him??? Really because this Mob Enforcer picked up but didn’t recognize the bugs set up all around the place. Shouldn’t he know stuff like that? He was totally rolled by Franco even knowing there was a possibility he was back so she should feel far from safe and OMG for once couldn’t GH do the responsible thing and have Sam go to the hospital, get examined and tested for STD’s, HIV etc…really commit to the story; but of course I have no doubt like most stories on GH that should be female centric; this one will be all about Jason’s pain instead and the next episode basically re-inforced that by having Sam have to comfort Jason.

    ITA This Liz fan thinks rape is far too serious a topic to indulge in silly fanbase bullshit.

    • ITA This Liz fan thinks rape is far too serious a topic to indulge in silly fanbase bullshit.

      THANK YOU. Seriously. A lot of the reactions I’ve seen on other boards from Liz/Liason fans — who are usually my people! — on top of the Penn State stuff had me questioning my faith in humanity yesterday. I understand that Liz/Sam is extremely partisan for a lot of people, but I wouldn’t wish rape on my worst enemy in real life, much less a fictional character. And honestly? I think Liz would be as appalled as I am at the thought of taking satisfaction from another woman’s pain.

  3. “I’m so sorry that your character basically exists to be violated in order to give Steve Burton an Emmy reel. I’m so sorry that for years I imagined it was just Bob Guza jerking off to the thought of you being roughed up, but now I realize it must be everyone you work for, because this shit just never ends. And I’m so sorry for being part of the problem because I still watch this effing show despite it consistently turning my stomach.”

    Beautifully written, well said. I wish Kelly Monaco could read your excellent post.

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