Sunday, September 21, 2008

Genoa City Opens Its First Gay Bar

"Willing Suspension of Disbelief" is a theory that refers to the willingness of a person to accept as true the premises of a work of fiction, even if they are fantastic or impossible. According to the theory, the audience agrees to provisionally suspend their judgment in exchange for the promise of entertainment.

Ok. A bit of a mouthful yes, but nevertheless, we believe worthy of discussion, if not for the blatant overuse of this principle on the Young and the Restless. And thus, as an audience we are expected to accept that: Billy Abbot is in fact the mysterious Liam that Amber has been dating; that Chloe is Kate Valentine, Esther's daughter; that it was a "coincidence" that River Baldwin, Micheal's long lost father, just happened to be the guru at the ashram where Jana and Kevin got married; that Noah aged 5 years in a matter of 2 months; that Jill turned out to be the daughter of lifelong hated rival Katherine Chancellor; that Lily is "cool" about her best friend sleeping with her ex-husband; that Sheila Carter's Brazilian plastic surgeon could make her look EXACTLY like resident half-man half-beast, Phyllis Newman; that the Newman Ranch is the epitome of luxury and opulence; and the most demanding of all premises: that Danny Romalati actually has talent as a singer.

Frankly we are exhausted. Are we really expected to believe all of this crap? This suspension of our disbelief is supposed to be rewarded with entertainment. So where is it, people? Neil Winter's manties (genital hugging underwear), worn during a sex scene with Karen? Is this the entertainment we were promised? Jack talking to his dead father's ghost for the millionth time? . Any scene that involves Devon? We've lived up to our end of the deal, so it's time for some serious entertainment in return. We the people demand it.

Don't quit your day job.
Based on a "pep" talk given to a down-in-the-dumps Jack this week, it is clear that Sharon should avoid a career in personal coaching at all costs. Case in point:

Sharon to Jack:
"One of the many things I have admired about you is your ability to move on : Jabot, MVP, The Senate, The Casino and now the Magazine".

Translation: "After a string of failures, you still manage somehow to pick up the pieces. Let me name those failures in an itemized list to make you feel like even more shit than you already do".

From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Socrates said that. Following this logic then, the hate spewing Kevin and Jeffrey towards Billy and River respectively, would say that they in fact feel great desire for these two men. And thus their words of desire:

Kevin (on Billy) :

"I friggin' hate that guy."


"He's a self-absorbed loser"

or quite simply:

"The guy sucks"

By no means as eloquent as Socrates, but nevertheless Kevin has made his (homoerotic) point.

Jeffrey throws in his two cents worth of hate with a comment made after finding a pair of ballet slippers in River's backpack:

"If that doesn't say weirdo creep, I don't know what does".

It's time that Genoa City acquire its first gay bar where Genoa City's Finest can work out their issues like real men.

Favourite moment.
When Karen beat the shit out of Neil at a self-defense demonstration.

Line of the week.
Daniel's comment to the new Billy Abbott played by a completely different actor:

"You look so different"

Questions of the week.
1. Is it just a coincidence that Daniel's art consists solely of his past lays given his ongoing struggle with a porn addiction?
2. Is Victor's reclusive behaviour taking a cue from famous recluse, Howard Hughes? If so, what's next for Victor? Obsessing over peas and their size, and only eating them with a knife? How about picking up things with tissues as to avoid germs and only reading from books that have been laminated?
3. Is Phyllis' description of Nikki as a smart business woman with a good fashion sense (resulting in hiring her as the editor-in-chief at Restless Style) not a perfect case of the blind leading the blind?

1 comment:

buddysnuddys said...

Personally, I am so over Victor's moping. Can't he just request Victoria to have a sleepover party at The Ranch and move on already?