I mention this show because of the word “incredible”. It’s a word that is overused and, I think, somewhat misused. In its truest form, it should really mean “not credible.”
There’s a growing list of things on all of the soaps that I’m finding “incredible”. I know that it’s a soap, and in order to make stories work, we have to suspend disbelief, or the characters have to be a bit dense from time to time.
But for THESE examples…..well, either the story has been repeated SO often, or the character has remained so static, that I just CANNOT believe it when the narrative tries to tell me otherwise.
Among the “incredible” stories:
I can’t ever, EVER buy anyone saying, at face value, that James Stenbeck, Stefano DiMera, or Victor Newman have died. Or for that matter, Taylor Hayes on B&B. Not even if their funerals were held in the town square. Not EVEN if other characters were shown poking their cold dead bodies with sticks.
I can’t believe any romantic pairing that ever happens on B&B. There’s a bell that rings that is inaudible to humans – only dogs and the characters on B&B hear it, and when they do, they randomly change partners to whoever is closest in proximity. Neighbor, family member….who cares?
I can’t believe that any sane woman with even a modicum of self-esteem would get involved with Adam Chandler, Alan Spaulding, Todd Manning, Sonny Corinthos or Jason Morgan.
I can’t buy much of what Erica Kane does anymore. I loved the first Erica cycle (in the 1970s), and the second (in the 1980s). And it was somewhat entertaining even on the THIRD go-round of Erica facing her myriad issues in the 1990s. But to have Erica still acting as flim-flam and vixenish as daughter Kendall is, indeed, NOT credible.
I’m having a hard time buying any of the stories on Guiding Light right now. It’s like reading a book. Just when I get to the last three chapters, they’re torn out of my hands (when the actors are fired) and I’m handed another book with characters I know little to nothing about.
I love Stephanie Forrester, but if she said the sky was blue, I’d still go outside to look and make sure.
I can’t believe that ANY person who is competent and has even a drop of sense would live in Port Charles, let alone start a family or a business there. In any real city, this much gunfire would have the city and the region mobilized to get rid of crime. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: In Port Charles, a day filled with gunfire is called a “weekday”.
I can’t believe that Victoria Lord hasn’t hired an on-site pyschotherapist to live with the family 24/7. Between her past and Jessica’s recent past, the fact that Tess has gone unnoticed is unfathomable.