So Freddie is now charging membership for his YouTube account.
You can also buy t-shirts and an Alyssa and Freddie mug.
How about Freddie singing happy birthday to you?
$50 bucks please...
I like the Cam and Trina friendship a lot, but I would really like to get some more Sprina scenes already. I’m ok with a slow burn with that relationship, and with Spencer needing to grovel for a while. But I don’t want them to start having Spencer/Joss scenes and testing those two out.
While I understand the logistics of new regime, John's disappearance doesn't make much sense. He was a part of at least two stories at the time of his exit; the Alexander story with his ex-girlfriend Felicia and and his nephew Nick's trial. Neither story was resolved at the time of his exit. I know the Felicia pairing was not popular, and they were focusing on Shane as the main doctor (although Shane was killed off six months later), but this one of those times that it felt like they were cutting off their nose despite their face.
Meanwhile, I read the rest of 1997 and 1998, and it was a bad period of story telling. There was Grant's confessional tape being held by Cindy, then Marley, then Vicky, and back to Cindy. Of course by the time the confession was played at the Lumina Ball there was no pay off. Then, there was the secret that Cameron fathered Josie's baby. By the time the baby was born everyone in town knew that Gary was not the father; except Gary. Tons of people got away with crimes in order to keep the secret, and there were endless scenes of Amanda asking Cameron if he fathered the baby.
Even in print, it was so repetitive that the motivation that people had for keeping these secrets were no longer logical. I mean Grant is trying to keep the secret that he caused the crash of Bobby's bus, meanwhile Bobby had been revealed as Shane, and then Shane died. Josie is trying to keep Gary believing that he's the father so he won't drink, but why would she want to raise her baby with a guy who that vulnerable and unable to deal with stress? Lila is trying to keep the secret that she faked Shane's journal to break up Vicky and Jake, but she is aware that Vicky didn't love Shane at the time of his death. And goodness knows that between Donna, Marley, and Jake, Vicky suffered enough due to the repercussions of Shane and Michael's accidental death.
It doesn't help that characters are abandoning Bay City like its the Titanic and the crazy Lumina story was the cherry on top of all of that mess. I'm usually a fan of a big swing at a nutty soap story, but that one was so ill-timed, and felt as if the canvas turned on a dime. One summer they're telling a gritty story about rape. Then, Gary is kidnapped into a room with a vat of acid on the floor which somehow leaves him sterile, Vicky is kidnapped by Marley and placed in suddenly abandoned Love Family mansion basement, and Grant is kidnapped while faking his death. The tonal shift is completely bizarre and you know a writer is crap when the motives for multiple characters is that they've been inexplicably hypnotized.
Even with there is a change, he rushes to put it all back together almost like it was! Roger Howarth as Austin. Peter alive. Drew back (although this Drew is working for me). Victor back.
I wish the ratings were higher because I do think the show is better than it has been…but I also see why people are tuning out.