Anyone tried these?
So I’ve managed not to come in here and create a giant bitch fest devoted to how upset I am at the pushing of Chelsea and Daniel in my face at the expense of Chick (or actually Nick).
But these past two days have taken the cake. Between the constant flashbacks of Steve and Ava making out to now giving us two extreme fantasy sequences of Chelsea and Daniel kissing, I am so repelled by this soap opera which for some reason can’t seem to get in their head how to create a proper romance.
Bittermint #1: I tuned back in when Steve and Kayla returned. I was so excited. I didn’t mind Kayla still holding a torch for her man all these yeras. If you were a fan of this couple and had to sit through the tragedy of Shayla (which really never happened) then it was fine with Kayla’s love for Steve being so strong she couldn’t be happy with anyone else. Now we could have a new love story where Steve falls for Kayla all over again, and then he becomes conflicted as he still saw himself as two different people, the old Steve and the newer one (Nick Stockton). He wants her to love him for himself, not because he looks just like the other guy.
Instead we got none of that. Steve began chasing after Billie who inexplicably wanted him back and Kayla’s heart be damned. Now? The story I wanted from them is going to John and Marlena. My only solace is I have a big feeling the Jarlena fans are not happy with the story, they only like it when John and Marlena sit around and act like horny teenagers together.
Bittermint #2: The courtship of Chick. Oh how I wanted Chelsea and Nick to have that slow burn story. For the early part of 2007, they were the only couple at the “falling in love” stage and I wanted to see romance and flirting and adventures. We got a little bit of that. But with Nillie!sex, hairbrush scandels and bad!sex, it was all basically ruined. If not for the chemistry, talent and charm of the actors playing them, I probably would have turned off to this pairing.
So who gets this story now? Stephanie and Max. That’s right, the uncle dating his neice story but we don’t talk about that (which is their one and only conflict). I really have come to care for Shelly Hennig but she’s still got a long way to go acting wise before she can carry Darrin Brooks who has rarely impressed me other than a few comedic moments. I don’t know why the show is constantly propping his character as the be all end all of this generation. I never bought him as a super race car driver. I’ve never bought him as a ladies man. I’m sure as hell not going to accept him as some kind of genius in hiding, correcting Nick’s work behind his back.
Bittermint #3: Chick again! So I heard about this donor story and how Chelsea would be the one to donate a piece of herself to fix her father. OMG, I was so excited! Not just for the Chelsea/Bo scenes but for what this could mean for Chick! They had been backburned for awhile now so I thought, an inevitable break up was coming but they wouldn’t dare do it now! Surely this will be written to showcase Rachel Melvin and Blake Berris fantastic chemistry and before the next estrangement, remind viewers how awesome they can be when they are together.
But no! We have the introduction of Daniel Jonas, played by the talented and charming Shawn Christen who looks every day of his 42 years. For some reason, Chelsea’s focus in this story is more on him than her father dying. He’s her hero now and whenever we have scenes with her and Bo, Daniel is right there. This wouldn’t have been so bad if they had bothered to write Nick in through these scenes as he should have been but his absence was glaring but never discussed (so apparently it bothered no one?) Does Higley not know what a talent Blake is? Has she not had time to sit and watch some of his previous scenes last year? Especially when he is opposite Rachel?
Bittermint #4: Today’s mint comes after today’s show where I had to watch yet another fantasy sequence of Daniel swapping spit with Chelsea. When I realized that Chelsea would have a crush on Daniel, I thought, ok, surely, this is a way for the writers to confront what’s wrong with Chick’s relationship, that Chelsea has infatuation/hero worship issues as well as a daddy complex (with Daniel’s age) so surely this is going to be a one sided crush where she winds up seeing the difference between infatuation and the real thing ideally right when Nick opens his eyes and walks away forever. Thus, a chelsea chasing Nick story begins.
So far we’ve not got any of that. Now Daniel’s attention to Chelsea is pretty arguable at best but today’s show I think we’ve reached a point where we will learn very quickly if Daniel does have feelings for Chelsea and whether the show is actually going to go there. I have no interest in watching Nick be in a full triangle with Chelsea after everything he’s done for her, this is becoming a pattern and it’s time to let him move on to a new love interest who will appreciate him. (This way I can completely FF the Chelsea/Daniel scenes and be thankful). I do wish the show would realize however that even with RM’s real age being 23, she looks way too young in normal scenes, but having her kiss him without makeup makes me feel like I’m watching a crime being recorded and used in To Catch a Predator (as my pal Nolebucgrl believes).
So anyway, I’m trying to be more positive. It sucks coming on here with my weekly Days postings and have to sound like such a downer, but when your favorite pairing is being ruined by the writers while they aren’t even bothering to write in the preferred person in the pairing, it sucks. It sucks big time.