November 23, 2009

Serving of the Week

11/23/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , 1 comment

Name: Charles "Chuck" Pratt Jr., ex-headwriter of All My Children
SERVED: In case you didn't know, I'm a soap fan. I kind of dabble in all the ABC/NBC soaps, but since some time in college my soap of choice has been All My Children (in part to the hilarious Pine Valley Podcast). Now soaps are outlandish and have their ups and downs, but about a year ago, this show went down the shitter, ruining classic characters, horrible storylines, and hiring some of the worst "talent" in years. The main culprit behind the destruction of our soap: headwriter Chuck Pratt.

This moron decided to focus on horrible plots that destroyed characters, rather than building a rich canvas characters and the struggles life brings. He bragged to the media about his groundbreaking storylines, such as the first lesbian wedding, only to have the marriage annulled 3 days later. He then went of the defense and blamed one of the actors for this turn in storyline- what a toolbag. Taking a page from the old murder mystery book, he had a twin kill his brother, one of the kindest, gentlest, voice of reasons the show had. If you're not an AMC fan (which I know most of you aren't), it probably seems stupid to be upset, especially at a soap (which many view as trivial). But soaps are a form of escapism with characters you really bond with, so when a show you get attached to, is being ruined by one person, you want that person to pay.

Well the day has come, ABC has sacked Chuck Pratt! Soap fans are rejoicing, hoping to get AMC back to it's glory (especially before it's 4oth anniversary). So to you Chuck Pratt I say you got SERVED. SERVED by ABC (finally!) and SERVED by the fans who you have betrayed. I hope you never touch another soap, because you sir, suck.

Think someone should get SERVED? Leave your ideas in the comments section, email me, or hit me up on Twitter.


Anonymous said...

I used to be a huge AMC fan. I watched almost everyday and even followed spoilers on some of the spoiler websites, but last spring I stopped watching (or whenever it was that the "real" Greenlee came back). The show just got wayy too dumb. I hated the constantly repeated baby storylines and I hated that good people were leaving the show.
No wonder soaps aren't getting good ratings these days. I don't think they are going to last too much longer.