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December 2, 2020 at 8:15 am #1203889329
Can the Academy grant a tie for Actress at the 2021 ceremony? Genie Francis & Maura West are showing the daytime world how it’s done – brava, ladies!November 25, 2020 at 3:03 pm #1203873308
Great 3-day week for GH! All Emmy Worthy Shows…bravo!November 23, 2020 at 1:54 pm #1203858396
Monday, November 23, 2020
For Your Consideration
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Drama Series – Directing
Outstanding Drama Series – Technical Team
Outstanding Drama Series – Lighting Direction
Outstanding Drama Series – Multiple Camera Editing
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Genie Francis
As an explosion tore The Floating Rib apart, the lives of many Port Charles residents were left hanging in the balance as loved ones rushed to the scene as the news rippled through the town. The breakdown by act (courtesy of my personal Twitter page, contains spoilers)…
First Act – Fantastic production value! Multiple stories are coming to a head & others are moving forward; the scenes with Alexis/Sam/Molly/Diane/Valentin are extremely effective and put together nicely. It is clear that this botched intervention will be revisited.
Second Act – Cameron injured, Dev/Lulu/Franco/Jason unresponsive; Julian discovering his grandson’s cap in blowing rubble; Diane pleading for Alexis to come back to her…great script & direction here. The Set Design and lighting in particular were standouts.
Third Act – Production Design; FANTASTIC! Daytime Drama doesn’t get the budget or production capabilities like they once had; this was very well done! Great great work on behalf of the crew that is putting this show together; during a PANDEMIC no less. I’ve said it a few times since the show returned in August, but GH is delivering. Whatever you may think of the show, the behind the scenes crew deserves love.
Fourth Act – the aftermath of the explosion rocks the lives of many PC residents. Dev/Dustin clinging to life; Lulu/Franco wake up; Sonny defeated, Julian remorseful! What an action packed first half!
As the episode reaches its end; we know of not one, but two casualties: Dev (who died in the ambulance on his way to GH) and Dustin, who died in hospital after his body went into shock.
This episode was strong from start to finish; a great showcase for cast and crew; producing team included.November 7, 2020 at 8:58 am #1203822137
That solo scene was HOT HOT HOT! Kudos to the direction and actor for his deliciously seductive choices…well done 😉
Sidenote: Finola Hughes and Nancy Ghran are bringing their A-GAME and fully expect Emmy Nominations for them in 2021.
Say what you will about GH, but it’s the best soap of 2020; they are delivering!October 9, 2020 at 8:36 am #1203768606
October 08, 2020
– For Your Consideration –
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Drama Series – Writing
Outstanding Drama Series – Directing
Actor – Maurice Benard
Supporting Actor – Max Gail
Music Direction for a Drama Series
Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
& if the EMMYs has an Ensemble Cast Award as the SAG Awards do, I’d throw their name into the rink there as well (Maura West, Eden McCoy, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco, Chad Duell, Vernee Watson, Lisa LoCicero, Rebecca Herbst, the list goes on!).
With sensitive direction from Philadeux Xavier coupled with an equally strong script, this episode captured in its 36 minutes, the wonderful efforts of a strong ensemble cast. Providing closure to a 2+ year story surrounding the diagnosis, progression [and effects on the mental health of the family and extended family members impacted by] and loss from Alzheimer’s Disease, this showcase was exactly what these characters needed in order for them to move forward.
In story, Carly and Sonny arrive at the church, tastefully decorated with flowers and a photo of Mike up by the altar. Greeting their guests, 1 by 1, this episode slowly built, though distinct in tone, with members of Port Charles recounting their memories of, and learnings dealt by Mike Corbin. As Michael, Ava (representing Avery), Olivia (representing Dante), Brando, Elizabeth, Jason, Sam, Stella, Carly, and ultimately Sonny himself (“I wasn’t sure I would be able to do this…”) took to the podium to talk about Mike, you felt emotionally invested in these characters. The subtle use of flash story moved the episode along beautifully.
It was not until Josslyn took to the podium to sing “Stronger than Before” [by Paige Parrucci & Gavin Linnihan] where the episode was reared on its head and went for the jugular. With key flashbacks pivotal to the story, we saw moments Mike had with almost each of the critical players in this beautifully told and nuanced story.
And finally, in the final minutes of this episode, Sonny and Mike share one last scene together, in which Mike told Sonny: “Don’t romanticize me!” Walking down the aisle and out of the church, Mike puts his hat on, tells his son he loves him and vice-versa, and smiles goodbye. In the moments that would follow, as Sonny himself leaves the church, a familiar face arrives, his son, Dante – fade to black!
On a completely separate note, I’d like to applaud the production team of GH for their handling and of crafting these episodes in times of a pandemic. Congratulations on maintaining the integrity of your show and continuing to produce episodic television that looks great, if not, better, than it was earlier in the year. Bravo.September 25, 2020 at 6:15 am #1203733433
GH is refreshing post-pandemic comeback!
In a matter of 9 weeks; more has happened on GH than B&B/Y&R and DAYS combined…they really are stepping it up!September 18, 2020 at 2:06 pm #1203716316
Sadly, Y&R ranks last for me right now in terms of production, writing, story and direction.September 18, 2020 at 2:05 pm #1203716313
Anyone catch today’s episode?!
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT CLIFFGANGER!!!September 18, 2020 at 10:12 am #1203715343
If you really watch this short film carefully, you understand exactly what is going on. Via Gaga’s Instagram, she says about 911:
“This short film is very personal to me, my experience with mental health and the way reality and dreams can interconnect to form heroes within us and all around us. I’d like to thank my director/filmmaker Tarsem for sharing a 25 year old idea he had with me because my life story spoke so much to him. I’d like to thank Haus of Gaga for being strong for me when I wasn’t, and the crew for making this short film safely during this pandemic without anyone getting sick. It’s been years since I felt so alive in my creativity to make together what we did with “911”. Thank you @Bloodpop for taking a leap of faith with me to produce a record that hides in nothing but the truth. Finally, thank you little monsters. I’m awake now, I can see you, I can feel you, thank you for believing in me when I was very afraid. Something that was once my real life everyday is now a film, a true story that is now the past and not the present. It’s the poetry of pain.”September 17, 2020 at 11:58 am #1203713284
Gotta disagree; I feel it’s the strongest of the 4 right now.September 16, 2020 at 6:05 pm #1203711535
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Drama Series – Writing
Lead Actor – Maurice Benard
Guest Performer – Vernee Watson is she eligible here?
Talk about POWERFUL!
This episode really tugged at the heartstrings and took viewers on an incredible rollercoaster of emotions as viewers were brought into the world of the final hours of a person living with Alzheimer’s Disease. For 2 years we’ve watched Mike Corbin and his family reel with the realities that the end could come at any moment.
Kudos to the writing and producing teams on the choices made throughout this episode. Beginning with Stella telling Sony how to make Mike more comfortable by playing some music, turning down the lights in his room to wetting Mike’s dry lips was heartbreakingly realistic. Fast forward to later in the episode, the entire sequence of scenes having Father Reyes come bless Mike, the immediate family members rejoicing in prayer only cemented the harrowing truth that Mike’s time is coming to an end.September 16, 2020 at 5:53 pm #1203711492
Today’s episode was powerful!
As someone who lost a grandparent to Alzheimer’s Disease, I cannot help but commend the producing team on the accuracies of a patient in their final hours.
Would make a great submission for Drama Series & Writing!September 3, 2020 at 9:27 am #1203683855
Can we discuss how incredibly heartbreaking it was to see Mike stand up, hug a horse, then kiss Sonny on the cheek to utter, “Thank you, son”. STUNNING!August 27, 2020 at 7:05 pm #1203671042
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Nicely directed episode today!
Phideaux Xavier does it again.
Music Direction & Composition
Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Chloe Lanier as Nelle Benson Jerome
Lead Actress, Drama Series
Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos