Tuesday, August 24, 2010

General Hospital Today "One"

If you saw today's show, you know what the ONE is for. If not-- then you must watch on SoapNet at 11 tonight or on DVR because Robin says it quite poignantly during her fight with Patrick. Yes, Patrick finally spill ze beans about he and Lisa. Robin reacts with shock, sadness and finally anger. Not a happy camper--at all. Both Jason and Kimberly give wonderful performances, and it hits home how much they've been wasted in the background for months. Here's hoping their working together to bring Lisa to "sanity" or at least Shady Brook is interesting and front burner.

Brenda continues to languish in "Rome" with Murphy-- zzzzzzzzz. It has to be one of the most boring things ever written. WE DON'T CARE. :throwing up hands: Maybe Just MAYBE if she was back in Port Charles already seeing this guy, it would have worked. Watching the two of them doing much of nothing doesn't really matter.

Sonny in the PCPD, facing Claire with the tapes she made. I felt like yelling "Yeah, you big dummy" SHE'S ON THE OTHER SIDE!! LOL. Ronnie's face was priceless when he heard the evidence. Too bad he knows THIS time,  they are wrong. Sonny did shoot Johnny in self-defense. It will come down to whomever the witness turns out to be that was lurking in the shadows.



SOAPS IN DEPTH broke the news this afternoon that our beloved Leslie Charleson (Monica) has been bumped to recurring status. You might not have known it, but she still was on contract. No more. Idiots. One more nail in the Q coffin. I also told you cuts were coming in the fall...more are on the way! Who's next?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could it be more obvious that Lisa is going to die soon?
I continue to be amazed at the incredible improvement in Jason Thompson's acting. He was so good in today's scenes!

Karen,
Do you think you could make the clapping monkey go away? It really gives me the creeps.

mosbp2003 said...

Karen, Spinnelli's just going to go on line and hack into all those cameras again (eye roll) and prove that Johnny had a gun!

Anonymous said...

It's such a shame the show passes over the gems they have like Leslie Charleson. They would do better to honor the veteran actors the way Y&R does. The Q's are terrific and I have not liked seeing the family characters frittered away like this. I have really wanted to see Monica find out that Jake is her grandson and see more scenes with her and Jason. Instead, we get mob family after mob family.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of talent, Leslie goes to recurring status. How has GH been able to overlook and ignore the legacy talent in favor of all the mob garbage/offal? I really don't get it. Are the newcomers, including the ever boring dimpled mobster, less expensive than the more talents legacy actors? I cannot understand the utter stupidity in this. The head office must be run on the Peter Principle because it seems incompetency is the order of the day.

Rita Pita said...

Never knew Leslie C was on contract, hell we never see her so what's the difference?

Anonymous said...

I'm already tired of Brenda and FF through all this stuff. yuck!

Anonymous said...

Leslie Charleston going off contract just makes me sad. There was so much wasted potential there. She was one of the few Quartermaines, other than Lila and Emily, that got an emotional reaction out of Jason (the co-epicenter of the show). They could have used her so much more.

I hope they still bring her on though. It's a terrible way to treat the vets (and the fans who love them)

Lori said...

Holy Scrubs Kimberly and Jason were fantastic today!!!! SO impressed, so very very impressed! They were the only part of the show I watched... except shirtless Johnny (well duh)

Just sick about Leslie Charleston. That only leaves Tony Geary and Jane Elliot as veterans still around from the Gloria Monty hey day (yes and Kimberly McCullough but she was just a little peanut back then lol) Such a shame, the show was so amazing every day back then.

Leesy said...

WOW! Robin and Patrick sure earned their paychecks today! Simple, clearly thought out, emotionally wrenching, faaabulous dialog! And real tears too! Sheesh and they've been hidden on a back burner for this long? Someone needs to pay attention (and I don't even like the Lisa deal and usually ffwd thru it).

2nd WOW goes to the look on Sonny's face when he realized Claire had taped him and was using him all along...ohhhh I just died...paybacks are hell, hahahahaha...loves it!

On the other end, Sam turns her ankle yet again? Every time she is on the run this happens...she should walk with a limp by now...Super Jason comes to the rescue and throws her over his sholder like a bag of trash (oops, interesting comparison, eh?) lol

I'd just like to mention Dorian's performance today...lying on the floor sobbing and almost insane with sadness...I remember why she's kept her job.. just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Poor Leslie C., but we barely ever see her so it won't feel that different. Such a shame that the Quartermain's are pretty much null and void. Why the hell did Guza kill most of the off? The continuity of GH w/out the Q's sucks! No nod to the history at all and I'm still pissed that AJ is dead! lol

So Brenda's return is a snooze fest. At first I was okay with the slow pace, but after another day of her in that hotel room...I'm ready to sleep. We'll see. Still bothered by her lack boobs and meat on her bones too. Brenda had such a great figure in the 90's and now she just looks like she needs a cheeseburger. Such a pretty face, but her chin is so pointy now it looks like she could slice open Murphy's face when they kiss.

VM is you read this, please eat girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Love love love Brenda, but wish she would hurry up and get to Port Chuck...
I think it's a shame that they are slowly killing of the Q's. Monica is and always will be importent to the show. GUZO needs to write for adults not just teens.
Last but not least, please don't break up SCRUBS forever.

Anonymous said...

Well, my fav couple (Scrubs) is broken up now and one of my all time fav characters (Monica) pretty much gone. Depressing. I really don't know how much longer I can watch, and I've been watching this show for over 30 years.

I agree, great acting by Kim and Jason today.

Anonymous said...

Jason & Kimbery rocked today. Wow.. I forgot how fantastic they both are with their emotions. I felt every word they said! kudos

GHfan94 said...

OMG! Kimberly and Jason almost made me cry today! Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Kimberly has always been good, it's just the character of Robin that sometimes written annoyingly (I say that with affection though - having watched her on the show since she was a kid, she is kind of like extended family that you just like warts and all!)
I hope that this storyline gets her nominated for best support actress in the daytime emmy awards!

Anonymous said...

So who wrote the scenes with Patrick and Robin, because it sure isn't the same one who is writing for Brenda. The scenes today with Patrick & Robin were amazing, and great dialog

I sure hope Vanessa is not regretting her decision to return, could her scenes be any more boring?? Ughh

Anonymous said...

Maybe if Leslie and Jackie Zeman didn't look like freaks from all the plastic surgery, they would have left them on the show.

Rita Pita said...

OMG! Robin and Patrick broke my heart! LOVED It.

That was a little too harsh about the plastic surgery comments. Yes Jackie is hardly recognizable, but the girl used to own the screen and has ties so many people on this show. And Leslie was once the heart of this show as well. Let's show some respect.

Love4dogs said...

Actually, Leslie looks okay, it's Jackie Zeman that is unrecognizable. I'm a little afraid Vanessa is heading down that road. (hope I'm wrong)

Did you see the trailer for 127 hours starring James Franco? Amber Tamblyn is also in the movie. Probably old news, but I just saw it today.

AntJoan said...

I LOVE Monica!! I met Leslie C. when I was on the GH set, and she was so warm to me, and wonderful, what a lady!! She is so beautiful, and such a great actress!! I wish they would go back to more Quartermaines, it is so sad . . .

I always thought that Patrick is a great actor also, it's just the material that so soften sucks . . .

Love4dogs said...

AntJoan,

I remember Leslie on Love is a Many Splenored Thing..wow, that's going back. I think she looks great.

I was watching on my mother's lap though...lol..I have very good memory. After that I saw her on guest spots on a lot of episodic tv before landing on GH.

Jen said...

I'm loving the Robin & Patrick story. As much as I enjoy Scrubs (despite the generally bad writing), if you're a soap couple without angst you're warming the bench. I'd rather see KMc and JT on screen for a front-burner story breaking apart, crying and acting their butts off, than for a few seconds every week when Sonny needs to appear like a human being with feelings or Jake's needs a customer.

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone who is sick to death of Brenda's returning. There is something about her that just annoys the crap out of me. Whenever the scenes switch to her, I switch the channel. I am so not interested in her. She needs to go find a donut or something!