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#1 Max

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

I've been out of the loop for quite some time, but I have noticed that the comments about Cartini are now largely negative (as opposed to the largely positive reception that that got here two years ago). When did the tide start to turn? I'm even more curious about why this attitude shift has occurred. Yes, I know that their productions are deeply flawed, but I don't think that today's GH is any worse than their run at OLTL was.


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#2 ChitHappens

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

Upon the announcement that they were coming to GH!
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#3 EricMontreal22

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

There was quite a bit of negative comments on here during his last couple of years on OLTL (teen Jessica, Stacy, etc)


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

I was done in March 2010. Up until that point, I could turn my head from their faults and still enjoy episodes of the show, but after that -- various events, firings, storylines, etc -- it all became too much and I just didn't want to make the effort anymore. I gave them chances every few months after that, but I never watched another full episode after the point on through to the finale.

 

And I just don't really care about GH.


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#5 BingCherry

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

I think the discontent began with some of the 40th anniversary material (especially the misguided "flashbacks" with Natalie and Jared), but I didn't see a total backlash 'til around late-fall '09, which is when Cartini's material seemed to bounce between total insanity and utter boredom. 


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#6 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

The tide started to turn when the showkiling Guza/bootleg Janet Wood/cryptkeeper Frons stans realized that Cartini wasn't about to coddle them like that wretched regime did with their mob-propping bullshit.  


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

The tide started to turn when the showkiling Guza/bootleg Janet Wood/cryptkeeper Frons stans realized that Cartini wasn't about to coddle them like that wretched regime did with their mob-propping bullshit.  

And umm when was that? :P  Or do you mean with GH not OLTL?


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:02 PM

Im still pissed that OLTL Killed the Kish story & didnt even give them a send off. That was Frank's call & Ron was PISSED


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#9 MichaelGL

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

When was Jared killed? Teen Jessica?
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#10 EricMontreal22

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

Im still pissed that OLTL Killed the Kish story & didnt even give them a send off. That was Frank's call & Ron was PISSED

While the silly gay marriage stuff IMHO got to be overkill (Dorian coming out so she'll be elected?  Wha?) it was awfully handled--and when Kish was gone the show was left with perhaps its worst stuff under Frank and Ron--the Stacy mess, Mitch mess, teen Jessica, etc.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:15 PM

The tide started to turn when the showkiling Guza/bootleg Janet Wood/cryptkeeper Frons stans realized that Cartini wasn't about to coddle them like that wretched regime did with their mob-propping bullshit.  

 

Come on VH!  That's such crap and you know it.  Not one week ago, you were calling FRon out for the hacks THEY ARE when you thought Brenda was going under the bus for doing the Spreadeagle for Michael (she's still going under, you know).  The eppy had not even aired and you were comparing them to Guza and you were "out this bitch for good".  FRon aren't hacks just because we don't like the "writing" for our favorites.  They are hacks because they "write" garbage day in and out - a structureless show that has strayed so far from what a soap should be! 

 

Keep it real, my friend smile.png

 

I was ok with Guza/Phelps and ok with the mob, but I don't miss them; however, in comparison to the current trash, I'd take Guza/Phelps back in a heartbeat!  Hell, these mofos have me longing for Reilly!

 

 

While the silly gay marriage stuff IMHO got to be overkill (Dorian coming out so she'll be elected?  Wha?) it was awfully handled--and when Kish was gone the show was left with perhaps its worst stuff under Frank and Ron--the Stacy mess, Mitch mess, teen Jessica, etc.

 

 

 

We can never leave out The Resurrection of Gigi Moraco!  Lawd!!!!!


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#12 juppiter

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

I've been out of the loop for quite some time, but I have noticed that the comments about Cartini are now largely negative (as opposed to the largely positive reception that that got here two years ago). When did the tide start to turn? I'm even more curious about why this attitude shift has occurred. Yes, I know that their productions are deeply flawed, but I don't think that today's GH is any worse than their run at OLTL was.

 

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#13 John

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

Come on VH!  That's such crap and you know it.  Not one week ago, you were calling FRon out for the hacks THEY ARE when you thought Brenda was going under the bus for doing the Spreadeagle for Michael (she's still going under, you know).  The eppy had not even aired and you were comparing them to Guza and you were "out this bitch for good".  FRon aren't hacks just because we don't like the "writing" for our favorites.  They are hacks because they "write" garbage day in and out - a structureless show that has strayed so far from what a soap should be! 

 

Keep it real, my friend smile.png

 

I was ok with Guza/Phelps and ok with the mob, but I don't miss them; however, in comparison to the current trash, I'd take Guza/Phelps back in a heartbeat!  Hell, these mofos have me longing for Reilly!

 

 

 

 

 

We can never leave out The Resurrection of Gigi Moraco!  Lawd!!!!!

Stacy should have stayed alive and Gigi dead & Crystal Hunt return as Stacy. FF can suck it


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

FV was around on OLTL long enough for me to hate his vision and I'm one of the few who thought the combo of his OLTL with RC's vision was worse then his with Higley. I was long done with OLTL before it ever got canceled.


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#15 ChitHappens

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

FV was around on OLTL long enough for me to hate his vision and I'm one of the few who thought the combo of his OLTL with RC's vision was worse then his with Higley. I was long done with OLTL before it ever got canceled.

 

The only reason ONLY REASON, and I don't say this lightly, that Higley was worse than Ron is because of the Spencer Truman mess that went on for more than a year.  Outside of Reilly, Carlivati has been the worst in the industry for me.  He's not a writer, and it shows in EVERYTHING he does.  I'm beyond disgusted by him! 


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:23 PM

The ONLY good thing about Higley's run was Tess IMO. Everything else was a hot mess. Sadly, while Tess was enjoyable and better written under Higley, she was turned into a horrible caricature under RC
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#17 Antoyne

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

I stopped caring for them somewhere around Teen Jess and the unnecessary killing of Jared.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

Eli being behind EVERYTHING. RC wrote Marty being pushed down the stairs, Melinda Cramer being killed, Ford being beat up just tie up to one person because he writes sh-t without thinking about where he wants to go with it. Oh and Eli was behind Tea having terminal cancer :rolleyes: Hot ass mess.

 

I dropped OLTL, came back to see KZ and it got better, but didn't start watching daily until the cancellation announcement. RC can really high highs but he has horrible lows.

 

And somehow Starr ended up being kidnapped and thrown in the middle of it. wacko.png


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:04 PM

OLTL was going fine until 3 key moments:
*The Writer's Strike...which derailed tons of planned stories.
*Jolie fans pressuring the show to have JB fired as Jared.
*The mass firing of the actors (due to JPL and Farah's alleged jealousy) playing Sky/Rachel/Kish/Stacy...as well as Amanda Setton leaving. The show never recovered.

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#20 EricMontreal22

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:16 PM

The ONLY good thing about Higley's run was Tess IMO. Everything else was a hot mess. Sadly, while Tess was enjoyable and better written under Higley, she was turned into a horrible caricature under RC

 

I think I found some of Higley's stuff more offensive than RC's--but it could be argued.  Still thinks like Todd's rape, or Vicki and Clint having to watch kiddie porn of their child come close at least.

 

But I did think Higley was worse because I found her OLTL when it wasn't makingme shake my head, often just extremely boring for big chunks of time--whereas I find RC fairly watchable on a day to day basis--it's the structure of his stories I have issue with.



Eli being behind EVERYTHING. RC wrote Marty being pushed down the stairs, Melinda Cramer being killed, Ford being beat up just tie up to one person because he writes sh-t without thinking about where he wants to go with it. Oh and Eli was behind Tea having terminal cancer rolleyes.gif Hot ass mess.

Oh wow I completely blocked out that fake cancer story.


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