I love seeing the JaSam fans on twitter make wild claims that the show's ratings are solely dependent on if Jason and Sam are together or not. According to them, any time the ratings go down, it's because Jason likes Britt now and not Sam. LOL. Okayyy.
Do Finn and Anna really have stans? I guess I don't pay attention. I'm yet to see much fanfare over any Finn pairing. Or Finn in general.
I'm glad that they're shaking up the pairings. Jason and Sam were beyond stale and the actors seemed really over the pairing. The story with Britt has breathed new life into Jason (the engagement with Carly, not so much, lol). It's been good to have a break from Sonny dominating everything in Port Charles (though Mike is getting boring and I'm ready for something to happen, and I'm sure we'll be back to Carly/Sonny soon enough). Anna is so much better with Valentin, and Valentin is finally an enjoyable character now that he's mostly out of Nina's orbit. Franco/Friz needed to go, not that I find Finn/Liz exciting and we're still stuck with Howarth. I do laugh at the social media stans complaining about how awful the show is without William deVry. Please...
Then you even have people who are up in arms because they recast Nicholas Bechtel. A child. As if this has never happened in the history of soaps. We're clearly delving into more mature territory with Spencer now and it was time to move onto a different actor. We're not gonna have Bechtel shirtless at the pool and flirting with Trina. Spencer is 18 like the rest of the group now and they can tell more adult stories with them. The new guy is doing decent so far for being a brand new actor, plus he's adorable and seems like a sweet kid. I like him.
Also, random but we need Felicia to hang out at the new pool. She and Mac should have plenty of free time with Maxie taking the kids out of town. I don't look this good and I'm half her age...
My apologies for just now getting to this....but you said it well yesterday about this as well. I have not watched this past week of BH...yet...but I'm afraid that the final confessional is going to be the ONLY time where she came across as real in all of this. To be clear...cuz I know how my words sounded...not the sitdown with Kyle...that was so producer driven IMHO, but the confessionals during it. THAT felt real. But like you say...it is hard to watch Erika period knowing the facts about the 20mn, and her attempts to block money from the victims in RL or her presence on social media (a no comment would have been advised I am sure and she should have followed it. ) just makes one side-eye her HARD. But again we all did hear her say that she wore a wire...could she had made a deal for herself to bust Tom? Hmmmmm
You have great taste in soaps eras.
I hate to say it because Porsha on RHOA has burned me after hating her and falling in love with her from Season 10/11 to now, but I have been liking the quirkiness of Lisa Rinna (I know I'm actually using her name) the last few episodes. Definitely the best since Season 5. How she used to be.