My latest blog posting. It's too long and too filled with graphics to post here.
What romance, aren't they supposed to be knitting in rockers and playing shuffleboard?
The solution raised by some for freeing Julian from gasp being paired with a character played by an older woman is to pair him up with newbie Jordan played by an actress who's 16 years younger. My god, if some viewers are up in arms about a 10 years difference in age between actors you think one that's 16 years would make them absolutely livid.
Double Standard #2 Julian and Alexis
Meet Julian and Alexis or Julexis as they are known including on Twitter where that hashtag trended for the first time on Sept. 4, 2013. The little couple that could...muscle its way to the top of the pack with scant marketing or promotion by either GH or ABC Disney Network and I can only imagine what the reactions to that development were by either entity when its fan base exploded during the past few months.
I have to say that after watching some of the thread discussions at some sites lately and on Twitter that I've been shaking my head both in bemusement and in resignation. Many arguments against some of the show's hottest pairings have been heavily steeped in some of television's oldest and most enduring prejudices involving race, gender, sexual orientation and age.
Two otherwise highly popular couples in particular have come under fire from some critics or just flat out bigots
Julian, at a Crossroads?
The sudden changes in Julian's character have given this viewer whiplash. Not so much by the character but his place in the pecking order of Team Jerome in the PC mobster beauty contest. For months, it seemed that he was a man in control of his destiny, determined to reclaim the turf that his family had lost nearly 20 years earlier. He'd spent that time living a double life, his WSB identity as Derek Wells, business magnate taking center