Crabby. Crabby. Crabby.

By Kate Brown

(Warning: I’m feeling a bit crabby today)

These days I want to watch every AMC episode and revel in it.

These days I don’t want to watch AMC because it’s hard to say good-bye. If I start the separation now, maybe September 23rd won’t hurt as much.

Do any of us really believe that we will be able to stop our hearts from breaking?

I doubt it. We soap watchers are a loyal and loving bunch. Even when we curse about what is happening on our screens, we don’t stop loving AMC. If we didn’t love it, we wouldn’t take time to criticize it.

It’s a quick tears moment here. Pause.

I want to spend the next few months hanging out with my favorite PV characters. I even want to spend time with some of my not so favorite characters.

What I don’t want to do is spend the next few months hanging out with characters who serve no purpose except to take up valuable screen time.

Yes, Caleb, I am talking about you. Your charm eludes me. You refused to get Erica the medical help she needed.  When she decided to get help on her own, you refused to point her in the correct direction down the mountain.

You came to town and were rude. Not sweetly gruff, but rude.

And you came to town seeking to the right the wrongs Adam Chandler had done to you.

The only problem was-Adam doesn’t live in Pine Valley anymore (sad but true).  You kept talking about all the harm the Chandlers had done to PV- even though you hadn’t seen Adam in decades and hadn’t met the rest of his family.

And it was hardly charming to desert your infant son 20 years ago. At that time you had a stable life as the crème de la crème of the legal profession.

Maya’s abandoning her baby, while misguided, makes sense. No family, no job, in her teens, and all alone in the world.

You?  You abandoned Asher because you were confused.

Abandoning Asher because you, a successful adult, were confused is pathetic. Is there some reason you couldn’t hire a nanny? Or a flock of nannies?

As I said, your charm eludes me.

Now you’ve become a spoiler in Jack and Erica’s relationship. There is no frission between you and Erica.  She had more chemistry with the recent Jeff Martin.  And that’s saying something. Your belief that you belong together borders on stalking-a very uninteresting stalking.

Sorry, Caleb, but you serve no purpose. You may pack your knives things and leave. Don’t forget to have your parking ticket validated on the way out.

Oh, and please take your son with you.

And what heinous crime has Asher committed? The same one Damon committed. Neither of you is Peter “Petey” Courtlandt. Colby should be with Petey. A new Chandler/Courtlandt alliance to give us hope the war between families will never end. That sounds convoluted, doesn’t it? It would be interesting nonetheless.

Have I mentioned that I’m in a crabby mood today?

And then we have the Castillos. Why is Griff still around?  Pine Valley already has a goodly supply of felons who are thought of as heroes. His drug stealing story is convoluted enough to be one of my story ideas. (See above: Colby/Petey)

Pine Valley’s definition of “hero” often borders on the perverse, doesn’t it?

Cara can stay. Sometimes her perkiness borders on annoying, but that’s hardly an unforgivable crime.

Why should she stay? Because Tad was sorely in need of a playmate and now he has one. They have fun together and that makes them fun to watch. They obviously care deeply about each other. In different ways, of course, which makes Tad’s heartbreak inevitable. Happiness is a fleeting thing in PV. Until then, they make an enjoyable couple. More importantly, they make a believable couple. Believable in a Pine Valley kind of way and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.

Will Cara and Jake reunite? Probably, but she deserves better.

Have I mentioned I am in a crabby mood today?

I could complain about Krystal’s uselessness but it became clear years ago that we are stuck with her for the duration.

The only good thing Krystal has done is bring Marissa to town. David has a daughter. A daughter who isn’t Babe. And that’s a good thing indeed. Babe was an albatross around his neck. And mine.

It’s obvious that creepy, clammy Ricky’s stay in PV is almost over or I’d complain about him, too.

Have I mentioned I’m crabby today?

Madison and Scott don’t anger me. I am not sure why, but they don’t. The actors are charming. (Bringing back Daniel Cosgrove as Scott was a great move.) For the moment they are living in their own little nest. That nest, of course, will be knocked down from its branch soon. Still, I want to see them happily together at the end of September.

I’m convinced Stuart would want that, too.

I reread this column and. it’s a bit discombobulated. Guess today I am a discombobulated, crabby person.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be back in 2 weeks. I promise to be more organized and less crabby!

(Warning: I’m feeling a bit crabby today)

 

These days I want to watch every AMC episode and revel in it.

These days I don’t want to watch AMC because it’s hard to say good-bye. If I start the separation now, maybe September 23rd won’t hurt as much.

Do any of us really believe that we will be able to stop our hearts from breaking?

I doubt it. We soap watchers are a loyal and loving bunch. Even when we curse about what is happening on our screens, we don’t stop loving AMC. If we didn’t love it, we wouldn’t take time to criticize it.

It’s a quick tears moment here. Pause.

I want to spend the next few months hanging out with my favorite PV characters. I even want to spend time with some of my not so favorite characters.

What I don’t want to do is spend the next few months hanging out with characters who serve no purpose except to take up valuable screen time.

Yes, Caleb, I am talking about you. Your charm eludes me. You refused to get Erica the medical help she needed.  When she decided to get help on her own, you refused to point her in the correct direction down the mountain.

You came to town and were rude. Not sweetly gruff, but rude.

And you came to town seeking to the right the wrongs Adam Chandler had done to you.

The only problem was-Adam doesn’t live in Pine Valley anymore (sad but true).  You kept talking about all the harm the Chandlers had done to PV- even though you hadn’t seen Adam in decades and hadn’t met the rest of his family.

And it was hardly charming to desert your infant son 20 years ago. At that time you had a stable life as the crème de la crème of the legal profession.

Maya’s abandoning her baby, while misguided, makes sense. No family, no job, in her teens, and all alone in the world.

You?  You abandoned Asher because you were confused.

Abandoning Asher because you, a successful adult, were confused is pathetic. Is there some reason you couldn’t hire a nanny? Or a flock of nannies?

As I said, your charm eludes me.

Now you’ve become a spoiler in Jack and Erica’s relationship. There is no frission between you and Erica.  She had more chemistry with the recent Jeff Martin.  And that’s saying something. Your belief that you belong together borders on stalking-a very uninteresting stalking.

Sorry, Caleb, but you serve no purpose. You may pack your knives things and leave. Don’t forget to have your parking ticket validated on the way out.

Oh, and please take your son with you.

And what heinous crime has Asher committed? The same one Damon committed. Neither of you is Peter “Petey” Courtlandt. Colby should be with Petey. A new Chandler/Courtlandt alliance to give us hope the war between families will never end. That sounds convoluted, doesn’t it? It would be interesting nonetheless.

Have I mentioned that I’m in a crabby mood today?

And then we have the Castillos. Why is Griff still around?  Pine Valley already has a goodly supply of felons who are thought of as heroes. His drug stealing story is convoluted enough to be one of my story ideas. (See above: Colby/Petey)

Pine Valley’s definition of “hero” often borders on the perverse, doesn’t it?

Cara can stay. Sometimes her perkiness borders on annoying, but that’s hardly an unforgivable crime.

Why should she stay? Because Tad was sorely in need of a playmate and now he has one. They have fun together and that makes them fun to watch. They obviously care deeply about each other. In different ways, of course, which makes Tad’s heartbreak inevitable. Happiness is a fleeting thing in PV. Until then, they make an enjoyable couple. More importantly, they make a believable couple. Believable in a Pine Valley kind of way and there’s nothing wrong with that at all.

Will Cara and Jake reunite? Probably, but she deserves better.

Have I mentioned I am in a crabby mood today?

I could complain about Krystal’s uselessness but it became clear years ago that we are stuck with her for the duration.

The only good thing Krystal has done is bring Marissa to town. David has a daughter. A daughter who isn’t Babe. And that’s a good thing indeed. Babe was an albatross around his neck. And mine.

It’s obvious that creepy, clammy Ricky’s stay in PV is almost over or I’d complain about him, too.

Have I mentioned I’m crabby today?

Madison and Scott don’t anger me. I am not sure why, but they don’t. The actors are charming. (Bringing back Daniel Cosgrove as Scott was a great move.) For the moment they are living in their own little nest. That nest, of course, will be knocked down from its branch soon. Still, I want to see them happily together at the end of September.

I’m convinced Stuart would want that, too.

I reread this column and. it’s a bit discombobulated. Guess today I am a discombobulated, crabby person.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be back in 2 weeks. I promise to be more organized and less crabby

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