Summer in Port Charles is an annoying mix of fun and phlegm
Yeah, I said phlegm.
I am genuinely perplexed with the current state of ‘General
On one hand, I’m absolutely loving the vets – especially Anna
and Duke – and I’m enjoying Danny’s illness and the bonding of Silas and Sam.
Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco have so much chemistry they practically leap
off the screen.
To a lesser degree, I’m also enjoying the Liz and AJ
interaction – although I have to wonder why we can’t get a hot love scene
between them? If Liz and AJ are merely being used to prop Liz and Nikolas – a couple
that makes me genuinely uncomfortable to watch on the screen – then I redact
that statement. I want a real triangle – not Nikolas propping.
While I enjoy watching the battling Qs, and am happy to see
the mansion filled with familial faces, I
would be happier if those faces
belonged to Emily, Alan, Ned and Jimmy Lee, quite frankly. Kiki, Ava and Franco
shouldn’t be in that house.
Speaking of Kiki, the kissing cousins dilemma of Kiki and
Michael is a little less gross than Nikolas and Liz – but it’s still really
uncomfortable. It appears we’re going to find out that Kiki is actually Silas’
kid – instead of Franco’s – but I have a few problems with that:
- I like the chemistry between Roger Howarth and
Kristen Alderson as father and daughter. I would rather see Franco (who rumors
say has a brain tumor which caused him to be evil – just like Jonathan on AMC)
de-Quartermained than Kiki de-Howarthed.
- Silas has his hands full with Sam and Rafe – let’s
not saddle him with Kiki, too. This isn’t the ‘Brady Bunch.’
While it was nice to see Georgie this weekend, I’m not
invested in Maxie and Spinelli as a couple – so I don’t care about their spawn.
I’m also not invested in Dante and nuLulu – even though Dante and Lulu used to
be my favorite couple. I just cannot engage with nuLulu.
Then there’s Sonny and Olivia – a couple with zero chemistry
and no rooting value. Poor Maurice Benard. He went from King of the Docks to “that
guy” the writers need to shove with whatever single lady above a certain age that is on the canvas.
GH’s canvas is still far too cluttered – and booting Kelly
Sullivan’s Connie is a good start, but it’s not nearly enough.
A good seven people need to be eradicated from Port Charles –
especially with news that William
DeVry is joining the cast and persistent
rumors that Stephen Nichols is returning and Peter Reckell is being considered to be added, as well.
One of the big problems with GH right now is that there’s no
pacing – because there are too many characters to give any one story the time
Hard decisions have to be made. Quite frankly, I would write
Sonny off into the sunset with Brenda, kill Olivia (and her visions) off, oust
TJ and Shawn (I cannot root for a hitman), kill Britt off after she gives Lulu
and Dante their baby, send Spinelli and Ellie off to another city together, send nuMorgan back to boarding school and write Patrick
and Robin off into the sunset.
Kimberly McCullough reportedly tweeted that she’s in
discussions for a return – and I’m hopeful that it’s to usher Patrick off the
canvas. His dalliances with Britt and Sabrina have completely ruined the
I hope that Robin returns, Patrick dumps Sabrina at the ball
like the Disney princess she pretends to be and then Franco runs her over with
his car (or something like that). Bitter? Yeah, I truly hate Sabrina. I can
The truth is, though, GH is better than it was under Guza –
but it’s far from perfect. I honestly cannot understand why new characters keep
being added to the cast while important vets are languishing on the backburner.
Enough is enough.
What do you think? What’s the current status of GH, in your