Monday, November 28, 2011

GH on life support or almost flat lining?

Is there still hope for General Hospital?

When Guza left I was happy (not for the fact someone who told basically the same story over and over again lost their job or the fact they basically wanted the same 5characters shoved down my throat everyday). I was happy and hopeful that maybe ABC might have still been invested in General Hospital. Still cared about the fans. Issues with all ABC daytime went further than blaming the head writers. I’m looking at you all the executive producers and I am I’m looking at people even higher up then that, like you Brian Frons, Anne Sweeney, Robert Iger. I was not na├»ve though. I also knew that maybe they just wanted to end the show with everyone (i.e. fans) watching and being happy. Well, I sadly think it’s the second part of my thinking vs. the first.

If ratings go down vs. going up then ABC would have justification and reasons why they were canceling their shows for shows that no one is interested in (except ABC because they are much cheaper to produce) Bad, boring repetitive stories = fans will turn off their TVs, remove it from their DVR’s and well basically then the ratings will drop, giving ABC exactly (in my opinion) what they want.

Prospect Park gave millions of soap fans hope and something to be thankful for. They were going to take All My Children & One Life to Live and air them online. Seems like a very smart move if you ask me. Hundreds wouldn’t be out of jobs and fans will still have hope that their favorite shows & characters could be seen every day. For months fans have been very grateful to Prospect Park and very curious on finding out details. Sadly, just like the monsters at ABC who think viewers much rather watch Katie Couric (who is she??? I only know the name), a show about eating (The Chew) and then you eat so much you need to lose weight with Revolution. Prospect Park took away this hope. They took away this thankfulness they gave fans just like ABC did. First they did it with All My Children, and then they decided to do it with One Life to Live too. This means when General Hospital goes off the air (sorry no one is in denial here that it isn’t ending) it too will be the end. That makes me sad. It makes me sad for the genre, the shows, the fans and more importantly all the cast & crew.

When Wolf took over suddenly there seemed to be more of a balance, more characters had stories, no one seemed to be on daily. All very good things in my book. Everyone just seemed excited, happier, and hopeful. Well what’s that only saying, be careful what you wish for? I would say that ended weeks ago. Hmm what on GH am I actually interested in? The only thing that pops into my head is Elizabeth. This isn’t because Elizabeth is my favorite female character on the show nor is it because I think Becky is amazing and extremely underused.

Sonny & Kate—didn’t we see this story years ago? No thanks.

Spinelli & Maxie—though a different Maxie, Spinelli may be a little more clever with Maxie, a little more confident, etc BUT he is still chasing her. We have seen this before. He may be doing this basketball twirl thingy & no computer skills. I rather Jackal PI come back, at least they showed him at least once a week.

Luke/Tracey/Anthony—Move this story along already. Send Luke on another adventure.

Shawn & Carly—how many times will they have the SAME conversation?

Sam/Jason/Franco—rape/fake rape to get Jason to react to this psychopath…Er no thanks. Actually no thanks to anything Franco is ever involved in. A smidge different scenario with the same content…Get Jason to react. A little different set up, but same story. No thanks.

Michael/Abby—I thought each of them were getting a new love interest back in July. That hasn’t happened nor do we really ever see them. They have the same conversation about her past, his past and his father all the time. No thanks.

Lucky--Seriously he should have been paired with Elizabeth already.

Matt—finally we see him. That’s a good thing, but really what’s his story? He is on, but doesn’t really have one.

Olivia/Steve/Maggie/Robin/Patrick—Ok so Olivia all she does is meddling in Lulu & Dante’s relationship and insist she isn’t pregnant. Boring. And she & Steve seem to talk about Memphis…a lot. Move the story along already. And Maggie, er should she actually be allowed to see patients without actually be on staff? Tsk Tsk Chief Scorpio.

Ethan—Ethan talks to himself. Um let’s see the lady in white already.
Lucky talks to dead people instead of being hooked back up with Elizabeth (that fans have been waiting years for). Um no wonder why his portrayer is leaving. Don’t blame him at all.

Edward/Monica—think we have seen more of them since Wolf took over then we have since 2007. Thanks Wolf!

Elizabeth—this could be interesting…not sure yet really where it’s headed. So we shall wait and see. BUT it’s like the only story that has my interest right now.

Robin/Patrick—Really does look like they are gonna kill Robin off. I disapprove.

Lulu/Dante- OMG seriously they have been repetitive for MONTHS, or maybe even longer then that (ok maybe they are just so boring). Seriously she has issues with him being a cop NOW? Seriously? Lame.

Johnny/Anthony-- doesnt matter what they are doing or saying. They each are on so little these days (like Elizabeth & Spinelli) I am just grateful when they are on.

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