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#1 dragonflies

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

http://serialdrama.t...st-of-2012.html


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#2 ChitHappens

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

I couldn't agree more with this if I tried:

 

 Worst Character Turnaround of the Year
Johnny Zacharra, General Hospital

Oh, Johnny. Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. It was not a good year for him. His relationship with Carly did not generate the heat necessary for the stakes to be particularly high in his year-long story arc that started with Johnny accidentally killing Cole and Hope, deliberately killing Anthony, sexing up a mentally ill woman who he later coerced into taking the fall for crimes he committed, and then being blackmailed by Connie into marriage (and I mean, are we supposed to be feeling bad for him after all that?). Brandon Barash has done great work, but it's hard for it to have much of an impact when the character brought it all on himself and the end never seems to be in sight. Hey, Mr. Carlivati, we know you know better than to have a man who looks like that on screen and not take advantage of it!

 

Johnny Zacharra = Robert Ford

 

I also agree about LW's hair.  If it's possible to be obsessed with anyone's hair, hers is it.

 

There were some other decent listings.  Didn't see the pipe job listing that Fairman wrote up, so that was good.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

:lol: !!!!

 

Most Nonchalant Dispatching of a Legacy Character (To say nothing of his status as a paid murderer/deity)
"Jason? Meh...", General Hospital


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#4 ChitHappens

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

The Robert Ford mention was great!  To have Jessica, the daughter of a legacy couple, end the show loving that POS was a slap to anyone with an IQ above 3.  But of course, we have to remember that Jessica begged Ford to sex her up. 


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

. Seriously this is why I love SD :lol: :lol:

 

Duh Face of the Year Award
TIE! Sonny Corinthos and Jason Morgan, General Hospital


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

Most Welcome Character Death
Robert Ford, One Life to Live

 

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

I just love it how they almost completely ignored Y&R's existence, although they could have put it in a few 'worst' categories along with Bradley Bell's series of poor B&B choices.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Love this one too:

 

Worst Triangle
Hope/Liam/Steffy, The Bold & the Beautiful

(This selection was a shocker, right?) It's hard to really find anything new to say about this torturous triangle, since 95% of Serial Drama's B&B coverage this year consisted of ranting and railing against these three and their endless, show-devouring merry-go-round of stupidity and inanity (BECAUSE THERE WAS ACTUALLY NOTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT). It's not just that months went by where this was literally the only storyline going (and I mean "literal" in the LITERAL way and not the figurative way it's now trendy to use "literally"). It's not just that dozens of adults on canvas were inexplicably obsessed with what these youngsters were up to in their love lives. And it's not just that Liam is such an utter douchenozzle who deserves no woman at all, much less two gorgeous women battling it out over him, it's that these people are way too young to be in a storyline that's all about who's going to walk down the aisle together. Did your fiancée break off the engagement? Better get another one before nightfall! Did your date postpone? Better make out with someone else! Is someone walking toward you in a terrifying bridal get-up? I guess you have no choice but to marry!


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

I just love it how they almost completely ignored Y&R's existence, although they could have put it in a few 'worst' categories along with Bradley Bell's series of poor B&B choices.

They don't watch Y&R and haven't in years so they wouldn't have been able to judge it. 


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#10 dmarex

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

They don't watch Y&R and haven't in years so they wouldn't have been able to judge it. 


Oh. Well, my comment it mute then. LOL


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#11 ChitHappens

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

They don't watch Y&R and haven't in years so they wouldn't have been able to judge it. 

 

It should not work that way.  Whether they like the show or not, to compile a list of best and worst means you used every show in order to objectively draw those conclusions. But anything is a better read than "The Rimming Of Cartini" by Michael Fairman.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

It should not work that way.  Whether they like the show or not, to compile a list of best and worst means you used every show in order to objectively draw those conclusions. But anything is a better read than "The Rimming Of Cartini" by Michael Fairman.

I didn't see DAYS on that list either. I don't think they watch that one anymore either.


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#13 dragonflies

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Days got worst soap

 

Worst Show
Days of Our Lives

Yeesh.

Oh, we should probably offer more of an explanation than that, shouldn't we?

We're still watching Days, if by "watching" you mean "dutifully DVRing and watching every episode without paying attention to a single moment because the show is so dull that it's literally impossible for your mind not to wander while it's on". Bo is gone. Hope has no Bo and is pathologically annoying. Nick is back and horrible. Daniel and Jennifer are painful to watch. EJ, Rafe, and Sami are stuck in a horrifying loop of repetion, with only increasingly poor writing differentiating their stories from those of years past. Not even Kristen's return has raised the interest a little and Kristen, quite frankly, owned Mallory during her earliest soap watching years, so the fact that even that fell flat is as scathing an indictment as we can come up with. 

Yeesh.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

I missed that one but I know they don't watch Y&R and have said it several times in the past.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

This is best and worst for what is covered on the Serial Drama blog. They are bloggers and don't claim to be journalists or unbiased.


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#16 dragonflies

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

Yep exactly. They don't watch YR or cover it, and they're honest about it and shouldn't watch it just to critique it.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

The Rimming of Cartini by Michael Fairman :lol:

I love SD's list though
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

I couldn't agree more with this if I tried:
 
 Worst Character Turnaround of the Year
Johnny Zacharra, General Hospital
Oh, Johnny. Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. It was not a good year for him. His relationship with Carly did not generate the heat necessary for the stakes to be particularly high in his year-long story arc that started with Johnny accidentally killing Cole and Hope, deliberately killing Anthony, sexing up a mentally ill woman who he later coerced into taking the fall for crimes he committed, and then being blackmailed by Connie into marriage (and I mean, are we supposed to be feeling bad for him after all that?). Brandon Barash has done great work, but it's hard for it to have much of an impact when the character brought it all on himself and the end never seems to be in sight. Hey, Mr. Carlivati, we know you know better than to have a man who looks like that on screen and not take advantage of it!

I agree with this as well. His character was been completely decimated this past year!
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#19 ChitHappens

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I agree with this as well. His character was been completely decimated this past year!

 

And hold onto your hats because you are about to see "The Resurrection of Bobby Ford" ala Johnny Zacharra! 


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

It should not work that way.  Whether they like the show or not, to compile a list of best and worst means you used every show in order to objectively draw those conclusions. But anything is a better read than "The Rimming Of Cartini" by Michael Fairman.

IDA. It should work that way. Why talk about stuff they don't watch? If we had done a Best/Worst on this forum, I really wouldn't have much to say about Y&R, bc I don't watch it myself. Its only honest and fair

 

 

laugh.png !!!!

 

Most Nonchalant Dispatching of a Legacy Character (To say nothing of his status as a paid murderer/deity)
"Jason? Meh...", General Hospital

 

I thought that was a travesty. Im far from a Jason fan but the way they handled it was pretty much, Bye, No One Cares, Lets Move On. Like dang, who did he piss off 

 

 

Best Triangle
Jason/Sam/John, General Hospital 

 

What triangle? Jason and Sam spent most of the year apart and aside from one drunk kiss, nothing romantic was going on between she and John. More like Lame Triangle of the year. I cant believe anyone could consider this skeleton of a story the best as there was no heat or passion on either side


Edited by Cheap21, 31 December 2012 - 01:45 PM.

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