All My Children: Lots to see, but not a whole heck of a lot to care about.

Recently there seems to be lots to see on AMC. Lots to see, but not a whole heck of a lot to care about. The “real” Greenlee is back, but at what expense? She seems like she no longer fits in with the characters there. Have I become so complacent with Sabine Singh’s portrayal of the character that the “real” just does not seem right? The real Greenlee just seems to be out of place, and from what I can see, has currently no chemistry with the characters she is interacting with. Very out of place with Zach, very uncomfortable. Will Rebecca Budig be able to reclaim the chemistry she once shared with these actors? I hope so. Especially with the money I am sure AMC shelled out to get her back.

AMC seems to be spending a lot of money on actors lately, not only has Rebecca Budig returned to the role she created, but this week we have Debi Morgan returning to her role as Dr. Angie Hubbard. As I am sure you all know by now, Jessie is not that far behind her in returning. This was AMC’s only black supercouple, and to be quite honest, they have never been able to capture the magic that Angie & Jessie once had. Another thing is this Jessie is back from the dead storyline I am sure they are going to put out there. Where has he been? Witness protection? Amnesia? Maybe DEAD? Hello People, he appeared as a spirit to usher Gillian into heaven, and again to Tad to help him out in his time of crisis. So, what are they going to tell us? That he was never dead, and he was a living, breathing person when he did those “Spiritly” things? I saw his death scene people, he DIED, DEAD, worm food. He was shot, and died. Makes it pretty final, doesn’t it? But then again, Babe never really died either. Who is next for the resurrection? Simone? Dixie? Ethan? Or maybe it will be Gillian herself?

While there seems to be resurrections on AMC, we also need to discuss what AMC is doing to make these returns a reality. They are doing that in the form of cutting actors and roles. Recently we have seen Hannah Nichols (Stacey Haiduk) plummet to her death over Millers falls, the same falls that Leo died at, by the way. Now there are reports that Brent Weber (Sean Montgomery) the over-sexed teen is on his way out, and a rumor, yes, currently it is just a rumor, that Jacob Young (JR Chandler) will be leaving shortly as well. There are also reports out there that Jeff Branson (Jonathan Lavery) is out, as well as Alec Musser (Del Henry). While I can see the reason to write Del out, to be quite honest, it was a mistake to even bring him back, but IWBASS promised him a role on AMC, I do not see the reasoning for removing the very talented, and easy on the eyes Jonathan Lavery. This Character had POTENTIAL! He was never taken care of or written for properly. Shame on you AMC – you wasted a marvelous talent with Jeff Branson.

After watching Monday’s episode, It is becoming Krystal Clear to me that maybe it is right to Keep Adam and Krystal apart. The only reason that they would get back together would be so that Tad can reunite with Kate, but then Jenny would not have her parents together, so yet again, sacrificing one child for another, an AMC trademark trait.

What did Adam actually expect to accomplish with this party he threw? A closer bond with his Daughter? NOPE. Getting Krystal back? NOPE. Pissing off the whole town? YUP!

It seems somewhat that we are heading in the direction of a Greenlee/Zach Pairing of some sort. I will admit, I am a Zendall fan, but after they very uncomfortably had Kendall and Aidan do the deed, I feel that Zendall is not long for this world. I do not see Greenlle together with Zach, at least not Rebecca Budig’s Greenlee. I could have, however, seen Sabine Singh’s Greenlee with Zach. They had chemistry, I do not know how to explain it, they just did. She also had chemistry with Aidan. I have not seen that chemistry with Rebecca, not yet at least.

All in all, with the return of the “real” Greenlee, and also Angie & Jessie, could this soap be finally be getting itself back together, and back on track to dominate daytime? While I am not going to hedge any bets, I am an eternal optimist, and always hope things can get better, but DAMN, this soap is testing even MY patience and resolve!!!


6 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Tigerlily2095

    I actually started watching AMC because i was a fan of Rebecca’s from her days of playing Michelle bauer on GL. At first i thought that they were crazy for recasting the role of greenlee with Sabine….but i really liked her. She did a great job of making Greenlee hers. Now that Rebecca is back Greenlee is boring. I agree that she doesn’t seem to fit in anymore. Her first day back was odd. It was weird to see Rebeccas Greenlee be nice to babe and amanda. And very weird to see her with Zack. I think that it was a mistake bringing her back. But i understand they think that she is going to bring back viewers. At least the didn’t cast Rebecca in a diffrent role and put her opposite sabine like there doing with Sarah brown on GH….Now that is going to be weierd……………

  2. Profile photo of purplebraids

    I watched the show were there was a scene with Greenlee and Zach talking at Fusion in the office and felt so odd because it just felt so out of space for them to sit and talk like they been friends forever it just doesn`t work for them at all ,And writes think they have the next pairing with them and they don`t,Rebecca maybe the real Greenlee to the powers that be but her come into the storyline were she doesn`t fit isn`t making AMC watchable to me anymore . I really hate the fact that there breaking up ZENDALL in favor of a ZACH and GREENLEE pairing.THIS is the last staw.

  3. Profile photo of daisyclover1938

    I could not agree more about wasting JB as Jonathan Lavery…there was so much potential there. TIIC did not write to his strengths (he could have been a great villian) and ended up ruining the character. And instead of fixing their mistakes, they’re getting rid of him :(

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    AMC Girl

    I completely agree. While I was excited about Rebecca’s return, It does not seem right. not at this time at least. Sabine was making the role her own, aand I do not see how rebecca fits into that!

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    AMC Girl

    It is a waste an incredible waste. He was wonderfully bad, and good at it to boot…. They could have made him the next memorable villian. I mean, who can forget the baddies?  Billy Clyde Tuggle, for example is one of the worst baddies. 

    Yet again All My Children let an amazing talent go, and I know some day it will come back and bite them in the a**

    ~AMC Girl

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