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18 November 2011 @ 01:13 pm
Soapy Couples  
So I'm back to taping Days of Our Lives for the time being since it looks like they might actually be exploring Sami and EJ again. I know they have a horrible past -- he blackmailed her to sleep with him/she kept who she thought was his child from him and only told him the child was his after said child died/he kidnapped real child that was his, faked her death to get back at Sami before reconsidering and bringing her home/she shot him in the head -- so yeah, but they have killer chemistry, they've NEVER been given an opportunity to have a relationship to see if they could fly (despite having two children together -- two times having the sex, two kids as result, yes, they be fertile together), and this is a soap opera. I'm more willing to forgive stuff that happens on soaps to keep couples apart than in any other medium.

Well now a big story with them is starting that touches upon Sami's history in a big way and looks like it will be an long-burning, well-crafted, umbrella story that could lead to Sami and EJ finally trying it out for reals. (At least, that's what the most recent interview with the headwriters sure made it sound like!) So I'm back in like Flynn!

Then there is Elizabeth and Matt on General Hospital. I'll be the first to admit that after a great start when Garin Wolf took over, the show is back to being utter and complete shite! To top it off they canned Lexi Ainsworth (who played Kristina) to replace her with a hotter, older-looking actress (not cast yet), and I loved Ethan/Kristina and their chemistry (sniff, sniff, see icon!). However, I still love me some Brandon Barash (plus, plus, he was in Tell Me You Love Me with Ian Somerhalder -- they were in ONE SCENE TOGETHER!! True fact, Adam Scott was in it as well. Alas no screen-share-age), even if I'm still waiting for them to pair his Johnny up with someone I like.

And .... Matt and Elizabeth. I never really cared much for either actor in any pairing before (although, I do have soft spot for Lucky/Elizabeth when it's Jonathan Jackson, but I never *shipped* them), but now? I'm really loving their very slow build, great camaraderie, wonderful chemistry, that near-kiss (why do they keep saying they kissed, they didn't kiss, it was a near-kiss, damnit!), ooh boy! Caliente! I can't help it; their scenes make me happy.

I know I have a few soap-fans on my flist: Do any of you know of any message boards/communities for Matt/Elizabeth?

So, yeah, I'm enjoying some soup couples again for the first time in a long time! Depending on how things go, I might start writing about these soaps a bit more here. We'll see. :) (If I do, I'm so making an EJ/Sami and Matt/Elizabeth icon each!)
 
 
 
Aly J.: GH -- Krissysimply_aly on November 18th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
You watch soaps (and my two favorites ATM at that) and TVD?!?!?! How did I not know this?

So if Days is going with EJ/Sami, what is happening with Rafe and Nicole?

I'm also sad about Lexi Ainsworth. I really liked Ethan/Kristina too. At least, if they recast, the whole storyline isn't dropped. I was rather fond of Lexi, but I understand why they would want to recast. She does look really young and he does look a bit older than he really is so the 'age difference' is magnified and put under more of a spotlight than it needs to be. (I mean, we all had to watch Sonny/Emily for how long, and I think there was more of an age difference there, but because Krissy is so young...)

The only thing I don't like about Matt/Liz is that Maxie will be pushed back to Spinelli, and I cannot deal with those two anymore. They used to be so sweet, but now...I just can't.

As for your question, I don't know how active it is, but here is a board on InvisionFree: http://z13.invisionfree.com/Miz/index.php .

Edited at 2011-11-18 07:32 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Damon04arabian on November 19th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
You watch soaps (and my two favorites ATM at that) and TVD?!?!?! How did I not know this?

Not your fault, I tend to not post about them much anymore.

So if Days is going with EJ/Sami, what is happening with Rafe and Nicole?

Well, I think this is going to be a long story with Sami/Rafe slowly falling apart (the quicker the better, though, I wish) with Rafe turning to Carrie. And I'm thinking that Nicole will be worked back into Brady's orbit. It's just so frustrating because they've legitimately tried EJ/Nicole now THREE TIMES and they simply do not work, Sami and Rafe have been shoved down our throats for three years and they aren't terribly popular either, and yet they have not once tried to truly pair up Sami and EJ and see how they'd work out. Drives me mad. Maybe this time it will actually happen.

At least, if they recast, the whole storyline isn't dropped.

I think they're going to be heading into a triangle with Kristina, Ethan and Johnny.

I was rather fond of Lexi, but I understand why they would want to recast. She does look really young and he does look a bit older than he really is so the 'age difference' is magnified and put under more of a spotlight than it needs to be.

Well, with Ethan, I don't think it's a problem. He's only 4-5 years older than her in real life, and I thought it showed as such on the show (especially after his haircut), but she definitely looked way too young for Brandon Barash. Ah well.

The only thing I don't like about Matt/Liz is that Maxie will be pushed back to Spinelli, and I cannot deal with those two anymore. They used to be so sweet, but now...I just can't.

Oh, I hate Maxie/Spinelli, but my Maxie dream is with Johnny. They flirted with them, but never actually went there. I'd still like to see that happen, but the thing is I can just FF through Maxie/Spinelli and since I know it's always going to go back to them anyway, this way I at least get this fresh love story with Matt and Elizabeth.

Re: That board, thanks I'll check it out. :)
Aly J.: GH -- Johnny/Krissysimply_aly on November 19th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
I never minded EJ/Nicole, because I started watching right around the baby switch storyline and enjoyed that, and I liked Rafe/Sami when they were first a non-couple/almost-couple, but as soon as they became all domestic, they became boring and I just didn't care anymore. I never really got to see EJ/Sami, but I love both characters and they have great chemistry together, so I'm all for that.

And I could totally get behind a Ethan/Kristina/Johnny triangle. (I had a serious love for Lulu/Johnny because of the 'two sides of a war' thing they had at the beginning and could totally see that being Johnny/Krissy.) But I do love Johnny/Maxie, and, honestly, it makes sense for their characters too.
Arabian: Ethan & Kristina01arabian on November 23rd, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
I started watching Days before Nicole even came back, so I ADORED Sami/EJ and their chemistry, and the EJ/Nicole and Sami/Rafe stuff was just so frustrating because EJami fans have been waiting for FIVE YEARS for our couple to even have a shot!, and EJ/Nicole and Sami/Rafe keep getting multiple shots at couple-dom. It really, really sucks.

I didn't watch when Johnny/Lulu were together, and I'm kinda happy because I can't stand Lulu and seeing her and my beloved Johnny together would not be fun. I really, really hope that they recast Kristina well (still bummed about it, partly also because I do think that Lexi had chemistry with Brandon too!), because I want my hot!Johnny to get a legitimate love interest shot that I enjoy. Other than Maxie, I haven't liked anyone they've paired him with.