In soap circles, getting Michelle Stafford to sign on the
dotted line and commit to General Hospital was a coup.
In my world, though, it’s a travesty.
I have nothing against Stafford. I have watched Young and
over the years and she seemed to be having a good time as Phyllis –
a character I could take or leave at any given moment. She was never a favorite
and she was never a least favorite. She was really a non-entity to me.
I know that Stafford has her fans – but she still has no
place on GH right now.
is a soap that is overloaded with
characters. There’s too little air time and too many people to spread it
Head Writer Ron Carlivati has his favorites – and he likes
to prop them above all others -- which doesn’t exactly help the air time
When RC first came to GH, his world revolved around Kate and
her alternate personality (a story he beat to death on One Life to Live
years). After about a year of her dominating screen time, he lost interest and
killed the character off.
After that, he moved on to Sabrina and let her serve as the
central point of everything (and everyone) for
almost a year. I mean, he even
created characters that had no other purpose (Felix) than propping Sabrina. RC
seems to have lost interest in her, too, though. I’ll be curious what happens
when Sabrina’s portrayer returns from her maternity leave. Will she languish on
the backburner and then get booted? Or will she even return from her maternity
leave? It will be interesting to see when it happens.
Then RC focused on Ava – and she’s still dominating air
time. I mean, Ava is a character that has no redeeming qualities. She shot
Olivia. She seduced her daughter’s husband. She killed Connie. She framed AJ.
She had crypt sex with Sonny. Now she’s holding a baby over Sonny to keep him
from killing her.
And, this is just a guess mind you, I’m starting to think
that Kiki is somehow Nina’s daughter and Madeline either gave the baby to Ava
so she could hold on to a piece of Silas or Ava somehow stole the baby. That’s
just a guess, though.
So, with all of this, you would think Ava is primed for a
murder mystery. Instead, she’s on four days a week then we go four weeks
between sightings of Mac, Felicia, Lucy, Scotty and Kevin.
There is no way that Stafford is going to be sitting on the backburner.
None. That means RC must have promised her some significant air time.
Here’s the thing: I don’t care about Nina.
I don’t care that she’s obviously crazy and can walk and is
playing Sam and Silas.
I don’t care that she’s been in a coma for twenty years and
pretends that the Internet was invented in that time.
I don’t care that she seems “surprised” that Silas’ brother
was a serial killer – even after admitting that she
had people look Silas up. I
don’t know about you, but I’m guessing that when you Google someone, a serial
killer connection is going to be at the top of the list.
I don’t care that Nina is broke.
I don’t care that Nina and Nathan are cousins and not
brother and sister (although she seemed to take that in stride – which makes me
think she already knew).
I just don’t care about Nina. I guess, though, it’s fair to
ask: Why should I care about Nina?
I care about AJ, and RC completely ruined his resurrection
and then killed him off at the hands of Sonny. That was a total slap in the
face to fans.
I care about Robin and RC threw her under the bus to prop
I care about Anna and RC has bumbling around the police
department as Sonny and random other mobsters make her look like a fool.
Why not fix those travesties instead of bringing in another
newbie that no one cares about?
Quite frankly, that’s the challenge I want RC to undertake.
What do you think? Do you care about Nina?