In psychology, the word “chemistry” is used when referencing natural mutual rapport between two or more people. When two people have “chemistry” they effortlessly feel a natural connection with each other, even if they’ve just met.
The term “romantic chemistry” refers to a natural mutual romantic attraction between two people which results from a mixture of physical attraction and natural mutual personality-based rapport.
A relationship must meet three criteria to qualify as having true “romantic chemistry”:
* Mutual – One sided attraction is simply “attraction”, “infatuation” or maybe even “lust.” Once any of those terms become what both sides are feeling for each other then it is mutual and satisfies one requirement of “romantic chemistry.”
* Effortless – “Learning to love someone” isn’t generally referred to as “romantic chemistry.” The whole idea is that there’s an effortless connection, a natural rapport between people which earns the special moniker. Two people who feel like old friends, even though they’ve just met, qualify as feeling this natural, effortless connection.
* Sexual – “Romantic chemistry” without sexual attraction is merely “chemistry” or friendship. When two people feel “romantic chemistry” they not only feel naturally like old friends, but they also feel a sexual attraction to each other. The term “sexual chemistry” is used when referring only to the sexual component of romantic chemistry.
We also required a fourth variable in our test subjects: Longevity. Unlike infatuation or even mutual lust, true romantic chemistry doesn’t disappear over time.
Good morning, GHers!
I have to tell you that when I got home last night, I just could not post. I made the mistake of going on Twitter to see what the reaction was to the Jason scenes, and instead, it was as if the Jason scenes hadn’t happened. Instead, I saw pages and pages of reaction to the Sam scenes with Todd! Even Robin Strasser weighed in.
While I am thrilled that our Kelly Monaco continues to shine, no matter who she shares scenes with, and while I never doubted that Kelly would have chemistry with just about anyone, I was confused at the jumps some people took from noticing said chemistry.
Once again: In psychology, the word “chemistry” is used when referencing natural mutual rapport between two or more people. When two people have “chemistry” they effortlessly feel a natural connection with each other, even if they’ve just met.
Once I finally went on YT and watched the show for myself, I could totally understand what the whole hullabaloo was about. Certainly, the scenes shared by Kelly and Roger got and kept everyone’s attention. They did not fall flat. They did not bore. *cough JIZ cough* Kelly and Roger played well off of each other’s strengths and certainly off of each other’s characters. Give it up for Kelly, especially since it seems that our Port Charles will really be Port Llanview, and if our GH faves can’t play well off RC’s OLTL faces, they are in trouble!
*applause for Kelly’s mojo*
I want to make sure that everyone understands one thing: NO ONE IS MORE PROUD OF KELLY THAN I AM.
HOWEVER, where I seemed to get lost was where some people were seemingly “shipping” Sam and Todd, not just appreciating Kelly and Roger as actors.
Uuuummmm, for lack of a better reaction: WHAT THE DEVIL? (trying to keep it clean)
Todd Manning, a.k.a. Scum of the Earth, is the person who handed Téa’s dead baby over to Heather to leave for Sam to find, and took our living, breathing, Baby JJ out of the planter’s box, and out of Sam’s life, and into Téa’s, so that he could avoid being screamed at and hated even more (because he was already hated) by Téa. How heartless, cruel, vile, and UNFORGIVABLE is that?
Lest we forget, Todd “Scum of the Earth” Manning then stood there with Sam’s beautiful baby boy, and witnessed Sam grieve as she had to hand over what she believed was her dead baby to a nurse, all while crying that her baby should be with her; not angels. All before he rushed Téa and Sam’s perfectly healthy baby out of PC and back to Llanview!
Since, Todd has heard from various PC residents that Sam had already lost a child, that she wanted this baby more than anything, and that her loss is devastating. He has also since seen Sam at her baby’s funeral, where nothing and no one could console her. What does “Scum of the Earth” do with that? Oh yes, he promised “to do whatever little thing he can to make it up to Sam.”
Hey, Ass! There is no little thing you can do to make it up to Sam! All you can do is tell her what you’ve done, so that she can get her baby back!
Furthermore, I am not sure what he meant by “whatever little thing he can do” to make it up to Sam, when she basically had to beg for him to give her a job! I loathe Todd. I hated him on OLTL, but I LOATHE him on GH after what he did to Sam!
To see people who loved JaSam just a short while ago, and still love Sam, “ship” her with this lying psychopath who stole her baby and ripped her heart out, and still isn’t moved by seeing the gaping hole in her chest where it used to be, is just beyond understanding to me! This is not even to mention that Todd is a rapist, and Sam, the “rape victim” now knows this. As I am sure anyone whose life has ever been touched by rape, in any way, shape, or form, can tell you, a known rapist is someone who will always awaken all of the emotions they felt after their own rape. The very thought of it turns my stomach and gives me the creeps! It’s not something to be taken lightly!
WHO THE HELL COULD WANT THAT FOR SAM??? *screams in frustration*
And people are upset with Jason for what he’s done? GMAFB! Sam deserves better, not worse!
I will tell you that the day I stopped being a Young and The Restless fan was when they had Sharon, whose live child had been switched by Adam with Ashley’s dead one, become romantically involved with Adam. The day I stopped watching was when Sharon, then finally knowing what Adam had done, still chose to be with him. And Adam wasn’t even a rapist. WHO DOES THAT? WHAT KIND OF MOTHER COULD EVER FORGIVE THAT?
I could never support even the thought of having Sam paired with Todd! I can totally get behind Kelly being written as the lead we’ve always known her to be. I can appreciate that she knows just how to play opposite RC’s big boys in order to make the scenes stand out. I can even accept that as professionals, Kelly and Roger “have a natural mutual rapport.”
But I will not sell my beloved Samantha McCall Morgan short. She deserves someone who loves, protects, and cherishes her. Sure, not all of Jason’s actions have always fallen under those categories, but no one can doubt that he does. COMPARED TO HOW TODD HAS HURT OUR FAIR SAMANTHA, JASON’S CHARACTER FLAWS AND FAILURES ARE FREAKIN’ BLIPS ON THE SCREEN! I don’t care how angry we get about Jason sharing scenes with Liz (which fall so flat they don’t even warrant a mention), Sam will never deserve the filth that Todd will bring to her or Baby JJ’s life! NEVER!
I only wish that everyone would take all of the energy they put into talking about how disappointed they are in the way JaSam’s story has been crapped on, and use it to demand better for our couple! If everyone refused to take this lying down, and took a stand against Ron Carlivati’s recycling of OLTL 2011, things might have to change! I can only imagine the power behind a movement like that!
Things on the horizon look bleak and stormy for our favorite couple of all time. I wonder just how much of a beating RC will steer Jason and Sam through as he purposely heads right into the eye of the storm. I wonder if Bella Mafia can still serve as that lighthouse in the middle of the darkness you guys have so often told me it has been in the past. A lighthouse can only help if it helps those tossed around and lost choose to look towards the light to find their way. If they continue to stare into the darkness, the lighthouse serves no purpose at all.
I guess I need to decide whether or not Bella Mafia is still serving a purpose.
Daily Inspiration: “Forever’s Not Enough” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHn58KmVTg0 Credit: aproditebeauty