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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"If you want a happy ending..."

Magnet #340 - Cinderella's Fairy Tales

"... that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
- Orson Welles

It's no secret that I love a good happy ending.

It's why I read books like And the Desert Blooms over and over again.

And watch One Fine Day whenever it's on tv, even though it's sitting right there on my dvd shelf.

And watched, in its entirety, the 235th presentation of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie (Loving Leah).

For Pete's sake, it's why I wanted to be a romance editor when I was in seventh grade, and how I ended up with that dream job by the time I was 23.

And before you think this a stupid girly-girl post (which it is, but you're still reading, so there), I would be remiss if I didn't readily admit that the cynic in me always fights back and hears P.T. Barnum's "There's a sucker born every minute." in my head. (which apparently, he never said, see this random page about it)

But, this past weekend, I told that cynic to STFU, while I watched, also in its entirety (and in the background while working, which made weekend work a thousand times more bearable), a hundred videos of General Hospital's Aztec Princess storyline on YouTube. It first aired more than 25 years ago, and marked the beginning of the Frisco & Felicia storyline - one of my most-beloved soap couples - ever.

Frisco was a really hot teen pop idol with a few number 1 hits in real life (Hello, remember Lady of my Heart and All I Need? And don't make fun, because you totally know that I have all [yes, there was more than one] his albums). And Felicia was the beautiful, but spoiled, Aztec princess with gorgeous long hair, and a missing treasure.

How can you resist a pairing like that? And what made it all the more magical, was knowing that Jack Wagner and Kristina Malandro ended up married and with kids in real life, too.

And so what if they eventually character-assassinated both Frisco and Felicia, and they didn't stay together on the show?

So what if Jack and Kristina didn't stay together in real life?

So what, I ask.

On YouTube, they'll be together forever, and I get my damned happy ending every time.

Today I read this post over at Neatorama...apparently, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry (who passed away in 1991) and his wife Majel Barrett Roddenberry (who passed away last month) will be blasting off into space together. So, there's a happy ending, I suppose.
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1 comment:

jen said...

Best. Supercouple. Ever. IMHO. Close second: Jack and Jen from DOOL...